Research Awards

Research Award recipients have been selected for Spring 2015. 


General Information

Note: If you still have questions after reviewing the following information, please contact our Awards Officer at gpsofnds [at] indiana [dot] edu.

The GPSO research award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University-Bloomington. A flat award of $1,000 is given to help support research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel costs related to field, archival or laboratories research, payment for research related services, and purchase of research related supplies. Expenses that are not supported are typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, and travel costs for conferences or workshops.

Consideration for Spring 2014 Research Awards is given for research conducted during summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015.

Research awards are offered in spring semester only.

GPSO Research Awards are merit-based awards. Other funding sources will not be considered as part of the application.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Full-time enrollment in a graduate or professional degree program at Indiana University at the time of application
  2. For the 2013-2014 Research Awards, research had to be conducted during summer 2014, fall 2014, or spring 2015.
  3. Must NOT be a member of the GPSO Executive Committee, employee of the GPSO, or an active member of the GPSO Awards Committee reviewing applications for this award.
  4. Only one application per student will be accepted.


GPSO Research Awards are considered scholarship money by the Financial Aid office. Please be aware acceptance of this award will impact your financial aid need as calculated by their office

If you are conducting research with another IUB graduate or professional student, only one application may be submitted by one party. No group applications will be accepted. Multiple applications for the same project will not be accepted.

How To Apply

Once you begin the actual application you may not be able to save and come back later. We recommend that you have your materials ready when you begin the application.

Complete the online application form. If your application is submitted correctly you will see a page thanking you for submitting your application.


Fall 2015 Research Awards will be posted at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted for any reason.

Review Process

Winners are determined by an double-blind, competitive peer review process. Applicants should note that their applications may not be read by an expert in their fields. Award applications should be written with a general academic audience in mind.  Please feel free to reference our Research Grant Review Packet for details on the review process.

If you would like to serve on an Awards Committee, click here for more information.

Previous Award Winners

2015 Research Award Winners

  • Charlotte Rammell, Spanish and Portuguese/Cognitive Science
  • Elizabeth Zack, Sociology
  • Eun Jin Paek, Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Juan Rojas, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
  • Natasha Yurk, Sociology/Statistics
  • Danielle Daidone, Second Language Studies/Spanish and Portuguese
  • Samuel Slowinski, Biology
  • Trenton Mize, Sociology/Statistics
  • John Kearney, Geology
  • Ali Ozes, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

2014 Research Award Winners

  • Ozen Bas, Telecommunications
  • Thomas Bunting, Arts Administration
  • Danielle Diadone, Second Language Studies/Spanish and Portuguese
  • Kristin Francoeur, Religious Studies/Gender Studies
  • Steven Green, Psychology
  • Chelsey Hamm, Music Theory
  • Kaeleigh Herstad, Anthropology
  • Tamara Kharroub, Telecommunications
  • Sarah Monson, Anthropology
  • Evanna Singh, Anthropology

2012 Research Award Winners

  • Eric Bindler, Folklore
  • Eric Carbajal, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Anne Marie Guerrettaz, Second Language Studies
  • Matthew Hale, Folklore
  • Laura Ivins-Hulley, Communication and Culture
  • Kristin Jordan, Sociology
  • Jerillyn Kent, Psychology
  • Ellen Prusinski, Education
  • Jeanette Samyn, English
  • Nantanoot Suwannawut, Library and Information Science

2011 Research Award Winners

  • Amy Gray, Geography
  • Jeremy Young, History
  • Jessica Hite, Biology
  • Lyra Spang, Anthropology
  • Ryan Brasher, Political Science
  • Cody Behles, Central Eurasian Studies

2010 Research Award Winners

  • Shingo Hamada, Anthropology
  • Lorenzo Garcia-Amaya, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Firat Soylu, Education
  • Jackson Ireri, Journalism
  • Clark Sage, Anthropology
  • Kathryn Macapagal, Psychology