You will need a current tuition bill showing the Council of Graduate Students fee assessment or a current registration summary showing Doctoral FTE 8444, Masters FTE 8333, or GRAD 9999.
NOTE: If your tuition bill shows that you pay the Professional Student Government fee, you are NOT eligible for COGS grants. Instead, explore PSG grant options: http://www.umnpsg.org/grants/
If you are uncertain whether you are eligible to apply for COGS grants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry.
Fall 2016 Grants: events and activities must occur between September 1, 2016, and January 16, 2017.
Spring 2017 Grants: events and activities must occur between January 17, 2017 and May 13, 2017.
Summer 2017 Grants: events and activities must occur between May 14, 2017 and September 4, 2017.
An event (including conference travel) that has already occurred by the time the grant will be reviewed will be considered for a grant for reimbursement on the same basis as an activity that has not yet occurred.
Summer 2017 Career Development: http://z.umn.edu/summer2017career
Summer 2017 Conference Travel: http://z.umn.edu/summer2017conference
Please ask your adviser, DGS, professor, or University of Minnesota supervisor to provide a letter of recommendation in support of your grant application. The recommendation should certify that you are currently enrolled and in good standing, and it should also describe your merits and the merits of your proposed grant activity. Because of the competitive nature of these grants, please select a recommender who will have the time required to write you a strong recommendation.
Your recommender will submit his/her recommendation online. Share the following link with your recommender: http://z.umn.edu/cogsrecommendation
You may submit your application prior to the letter of recommendation, but your application will not be complete until the recommendation is received. Recommendations are due by the application deadline.
Fall 2016: 163 applications, 41 awards (some full funding, some partial funding) = 25% of individual grant applicants received some funding
Spring 2017: 118 applications, 26 awards (some full funding, some partial funding) = 22% of individual grant applicants received some funding
COGS (the Council of Graduate Students) is a student organization at the University of Minnesota. COGS will provide these grants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
A reference directory for other sources of funding can be found here.