Research Week.

Graduate Student Travel Grant

The Graduate Student Travel Grant Competition is sponsored by the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships and will be held during Research Week. The award provides $500 to up to three WSU graduate students in support of travel that advances their research, scholarship, or creative activities.

Public Presentations Event

Join in to support your colleagues competing for an RA & $10k Seed Grant and to hear about their exciting research!

Time and Place

2:00 – 3:00, October 16, 2023, via Zoom.


PresenterProposal Title
Zengran SunThe preparation of porous gold nanoparticle catalysts using switchable surfactants
Henry LandisInvestigating introgression in arid-adapted oaks
Kelly HewittSex differences in the neural circuits that predict alcohol dependence development
Samodya JayasinghePlant Genetic Resistance to Spongospora sp.
Chia Hui ChenInvestigating the role of AHR in therapy-resistant prostate cancer
Montana RayburnThe Predicted Role of a Long Noncoding RNA in Plant Flavin Homeostasis
Haeyeon SeoThe Effectiveness of Media Literacy on Cannabis Use Behavior: Analyzing the Influence of Partisan Media Consumption as a Moderator.
Katherine GaleAssessing Atmospheric Deposition in an Urban Landscape using moss-based estimates: Effects of Policy and Infrastructure in Portland, OR

  • Submit a proposal using the form below, summarizing the proposed use of the funds and how it will further your graduate education.
  • Finalists selected from the pool of applicants will give a 3–5 minute pitch to a panel of reviewers. The panel will select the awardees from the finalists based on the strength of their proposals and pitches.
  • Deadline: 5:00 pm, September 25, 2023

  • This competition is open to WSU graduate students systemwide.
  • Awardee must work with their finance manager to have the funds transferred from the Office of Research by December 1, 2023.

Application Due*5:00 pm, September 25, 2023
Research Week PresentationsOctober TBD, 2023
Award AnnouncementOctober 19, 2023
Award RecognizedOctober 20, 2023
Funds Transfer DeadlineDecember 1, 2023

*An earlier due date was circulated in prior communications. The date listed here is correct.

During Research Week 2023, the competitor will give a 3–5 minute pitch to a general WSU audience and the review panel. The pitch should convey the core ideas, purpose, and expected benefits of the proposed travel to a non-specialist, multi-disciplinary audience. A short question and answer period will follow. The review panel will select the most promising and compelling project to receive the award/s.

Note: Based on number of written applications received, applicants may be shortlisted for the public presentation. The Office of Research will contact applicants with further instructions after October 2.

The successful projects will be announced on October 19 and recognized during the Research Week awards ceremony on October 20.


Please submit any questions to the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (