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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Research and Professional Development Grants

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Stipends of up to $500 are available to students and employees to conduct research or to attend professional development opportunities concerned with the status of women and / or gender related issues.The Commission is not able to fund equipment requests or incentives.

Grants are awarded in fall and spring. All activities for which funds are being used must occur before June 1, 2017.

***Spring Deadline is February 13th, Monday at 4pm!***

First time recipients are especially encouraged to apply. All faculty and staff expecting to be employed the semester following the grant period of the award are eligible to apply.

RSO members applying for grants must complete individual applications.

Proposals are accepted for upcoming or recent fall semester activities.

Students must be enrolled at time that money is dispersed.

Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.

Please submit electronic proposals to

Please note: If awarded, all paperwork must be turned in according to the date on award letter. Awardees will lose funding if paperwork is not completed by specified deadline.

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 grant recipients!

Fall grant recipients:

Breanne Hiivala

Greta Maas

Jenny Stratton

Sadie Anderson

Christina Rajabhandari

Carly Hopper

Jane Lange

Patrice Hundstad

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 grant recipients!

Amy Dahlheimer

Zeinab Dahir

Medea Myhra

Renee Bowman