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Research Funding and Support


Graduate Education & Research provides scholarships, awards, grants, and funding to support graduate students and their research.


Funding Opportunities

Graduate Student Scholarly Travel Fund

The Graduate Education and Research department offers travel funds to students who present or perform original work generated at UCM. This aid provides financial assistance for students looking to showcase their work and build networking and presentation skills. GER offers up to two individual grants per event ($300 for state/regional events and $600 for national/international) with group funding available up to $1,800 for programs taking three or more students. Awards are dependent upon available funding.

We are currently accepting applications via the following form: Graduate Student Scholarly Travel Fund.

Graduate Student Scholarly Research Fund

A student’s research can go a long way with graduate scholarly funding. These scholarships help fund graduate work and elevate student’s work by providing them with access to rare materials and costly equipment. Research grants provide students the opportunity to build a reputation as committed scholars and forge the connections needed to generate more opportunities once their degrees are completed.

The following worksheet will be useful as you prepare your application: Graduate Grant Budget Worksheet

We are currently accepting applications via the following form: Graduate Student Scholarly Research Fund.

Graduate Student Achievement Award

Awarded to students displaying high academic achievement and leadership qualities.  The award is directly applied to student fees in the semester granted. GAs are not eligible.

Apply via the UCM Scholarship Finder


Willard North Research Award

The Willard North Research Award for Graduate Students is named in honor of Dr. "Will" North, who devoted many years to fostering research activities at the UCM. The awards, available to students in all disciplines, are supported by the Willard North Endowment Fund, which is part of the UCM Alumni Foundation. Because of Dr. North's professional involvement in teaching psychology and Counselor Education, applications from students in those disciplines are especially encouraged.

Apply via the UCM Scholarship Finder

Reid Hemphill Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship

The Reid Hemphill Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for a student pursuing a graduate degree at UCM. This scholarship is made possible by way of gifts from Reid Hemphill and from Ralph and Miriam Hemphill Curran, Don and Nancy Hemphill and friends and colleagues in memory of Reid Hemphill after his death.

Apply via the UCM Scholarship Finder


Warren C. Lovinger Graduate Student Scholarship

Beginning in 1980, the Warren C. Lovinger Graduate Student Scholarship has been named annually at UCM. The award is derived from the earned interest of the contributions made to the Warren C. Lovinger Graduate Scholarship Fund by friends and colleagues of Warren C. Lovinger, 10th President of the University. Applicants must have received an undergraduate degree from UCM prior to June 1 of the year the award is granted and must have completed 60 credit hours of undergraduate credit at UCM. Current graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Apply via the UCM Scholarship Finder

Graduate Assistant Positions

UCM also offers a variety of Graduate Assistant positions on campus to qualified graduate students. Stipends and scholarships for the assistance vary according to the assignment. The work performed as graduate assistant is designed to enhance the student’s professional development and experience in their field of study.


Graduate Education & Research
Ward Edwards 1900
Tel: (660) 543-4729


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