GSG Grant Programs

The Graduate Student Government recognizes that a fundamental way in which it can support graduate students is through various grant/fellowship programs to promote research, travel, and graduate life. We are always interested in feedback on our grant programs, to ensure they are meeting the needs of Mines graduate students. Please contact a GSG Council Member if you have ideas for new grant programs or improvements to existing grant programs.



OGS Graduate Continuance Fellowship*

Colorado School of Mines graduate students are often times funded through multiple sources, including government institutions (e.g., National Science Foundation), industry, teaching and research assistantships. At a minimum, funding covers the cost of performing research, but may also include tuition assistance and/or stipends. Over the course of a doctoral research career (commonly five years), this funding may become unstable or be eliminated altogether. Without a diversity in funding sources, assistantship support may be reduced or eliminated for students who have become accustomed to such support. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding assistance for late-term graduate students that will allow them to complete their degree when a primary funding source has been terminated.

*GSG has handed over the financial and logistical responsibility of facilitating the Continuance Fellowship to the Office of Graduate Studies under the condition that the Graduate Student Government remains involved in the evaluation process of eligible candidates and any modifications made to the eligibility requirements.

OGS Graduate Continuance Fellowship Application

Applications for Fall 2017 must be submitted on or before August 14, 2017.
Applications for Spring 2018 must be submitted on or before January 8, 2018.
Applications for Summer 2018 must be submitted on or before May 1, 2018.



The GSG provides two tiers of travel support, covering meeting attendance as well as presenting at conferences. Grants may be combined for use at a single event, and an additional $250 is available for presentations at international conferences. Acceptance of a GSG travel grant requires completion of a Conference Report within 30 days of travel. If interested in applying, please complete the Travel Grant Application. Travel grants are reviewed on the first of each month. Contact the GSG Treasurer Malcolm Davidson at with questions. 

Meeting Attendee Travel Grant ($200)

Graduate students are eligible to receive one Meeting Attendee Travel Grant per degree program (e.g. MS or Ph.D.), and the funds may be applied toward attending or presenting at a conference or professional meeting. Students may apply for grants at any point in the academic year.

Presenter Travel Grant ($500)

Graduate students are eligible to receive one GSG Presenter Travel Grant per degree program (e.g. MS or Ph.D.), and the funds may be applied only toward presenting at a conference or professional meeting. Students may apply for grants at any point in the academic year.  

Please Note: Each type of grant will only be awarded once per degree program. Before you apply, please be sure you will attend the conference/meeting for which you plan to apply the grant to.

Family Assistance Grant ($625 / semester)

The Family Assistant Grant is designed for graduate students with families and need assistance meeting the burdens of healthcare or child care expenses. Applications are reviewed and awarded twice per year: once in September and once in February. Please note that this application may take up to one week to complete. Applications for the Fall 2017 semester must be physically delievered to the Office of Graduate Studies September 5th, 2017.

Download application for the GSG Family Assistance GrantPDF versionText only version

GSG Lecture Series Grant ($1,500 maximum)

The Colorado School of Mines GSG is committed to supporting opportunities that better the academic graduate experience, including on-campus academic programming. To apply for funding from the Graduate Student Government, the proposed lecture should benefit and enhance CSM graduate research. Requests will be evaluated on an individual basis, and emphasis will be given to initiatives that (1) reach the most graduate students; (2) further the research experience or opportunities of graduate students; and (3) promote CSM's Institutional Values and Principles for graduate education. Overall, grants will be awarded for lectures which reach multiple research groups within the campus.

The Lecture Series Grant application requires authorization from both the GSG Department Representative and your local Department Head. Please click here to download an application. Completed applications may be scanned and emailed to Andrew Proudian (; GSG President). Applications will be considered by the GSG Council, and applicants will be notified within three (3) weeks of the Council's decision. In submitting an application, the submitter agrees to work with the department to secure all travel arrangements for the presenter; the GSG will be responsible for room reservations, food, and event marketing.