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Graduate Student Support Fund

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The Graduate Student Support Fund will build RIC's graduate student community and support our graduate students in four distinct areas; Student Engagement and Events; Professional Development; Academic Support; Outreach.  The fund will be administered by Marissa Weiss, Interim Associate Dean of Students and the Office of Graduate Studies.  Here are some ideas of the events and activities in each category.

Student Engagement & Events

  • Graduate Student Senate
  • Emergency Needs Grant
  • Officer stipends
  • Graduate student organization funding
  • Sponsored programs
  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Professional Development

  • Community of Practice events
  • Graduate Research and Development Funds
  • Officer stipends
  • Graduate Student Journal
  • Workshops or a Workshop Series (IRB, Career Development, publishing, designing conference posters)

Academic Support

  • Week-long writing camp for graduate students
  • Departmental Lending Library Support
  • Poster printer and supplies
  • Fall orientation


  • Alumni Networking
  • Recruitment (Graduate Fairs, Graduate Studies Open House)
  • Marketing & Promotion

Page last updated: October 23, 2017