GSAS may provide matching funds of up to $250 if an M.A. student receives funding from his or her program to conduct research for the final thesis or project. Research may be conducted during the academic year or the summer. To be eligible, the student must be in a free-standing M.A. program in the Arts & Sciences and in good academic and administrative standing.
- The student should submit the following materials to his or her M.A. program: an application form (PDF), a research proposal for the final thesis or project (with timetable), and a proposed budget.
- The Director of Graduate Studies or M.A. program director will evaluate the merit of the proposal, indicate the amount of funding the program is willing to provide, and forward the approved application to GSAS to request matching funds.
- GSAS will consider applications in the order they are received, until GSAS funds for that academic year and following summer are exhausted or the final application deadline of May 1 is reached, whichever occurs earlier.
The GSAS matching award is not guaranteed, and there is a limit of one award per M.A. student during his or her time at Columbia. The matching award, if approved, will be disbursed as a stipend.