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Graduate Student Senate
Center for Student Involvement
Kent Student Center - Box 18
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
P: (330) 672-5860
F: (330) 672-3403


The Graduate Student Senate Research Award is a competitive award that supports research or project-related expenses for Kent State University graduate students.

For a complete set guidelines, required application materials and instructions
on how to apply for the Graduate Student Senate Research Award, please CLICK HERE.

To download a copy of the scoring rubric that will be used by the selection committee members
to evaluate all Research Award applications, please CLICK HERE.
Once you have downloaded the instructions above and gathered all of the necessary information,
click the "Research Application" button below to begin the application process.
To download the GSS Funding Form to include in your reimbursement packet, please CLICK HERE.
For more information, or to contact your department's Business Manager, please CLICK HERE.

2014-2015 Academic Year Deadlines
Fall - September 1, 2014 by 11:59 PM
Spring - January 19, 2015 by 11:59 PM

Non Resident: This letter pertains to non-resident students who have received an Award from Graduate Student Senate.  For further information, please read this letter once you have received one of our awards.      

Resident:   This letter pertains to U.S. residents (students) who have received an Award from Graduate Student Senate.  For further information, please read this letter once you have received one of our awards.

*Please refer to the GSS Bylaws for further clarification into the policies and procedures associated with this Grant (Articles V-VIII)*

For questions regarding the Research Award, please contact Advocacy Chair, Andrea Meluch at

Award Recipients, Spring 2013

  • Jeffrey O'Leary
  • Eric Henthorn
  • Nivedita Clark
  • Jennifer Remus
  • Shannon Claxton
  • Carly Goldstein
  • Jonathon Gray
  • Adrienne Hopson
  • James Redfearn
  • Kristina Corella
  • Hilary Stinnett
  • Matthew Bradic
  • Prachi Namjoshi
  • Veronica Ceci
  • Mary Tuck
  • Fouad Moussa
  • Paul Mills
  • Alescia Roberto
  • Hyangsook Lee
  • Joanne Arnett
  • Thomas Mbimba

Award Recipients, Fall 2012

  • Mathew Brundage
  • Marie A. Yeh
  • Fritz W. Yarrison
  • Keith J. Burns
  • Joseph F. Lynch III
  • Weronika A. Kusek
  • Brandon S. Pollock
  • Rajlakshmi Ghosh
  • John G. Kmetz II
  • Shuo Li
  • Andrew Carnes
  • Jeremy D. Meduri
  • Brooke L. Long
  • Kelly Suredam
  • Adam B. Cinderich
  • Patrick Russel Rich
  • Melissa English Campbell
  • Patrick Kennedy Cullen
  • Michal Marszewski
  • Jowita Ludwinowicz
  • Brian Paul Don

Award Recipients, Spring 2012

  • Michael Alosco
  • Lindsey Ayers
  • Bryce Hruska
  • Shu-Hui Lin
  • Maria Pacella
  • Ashley Sedorovich
  • Kathryn Smith
  • Colleen Thorndike
  • Megan Williamson
  • Nicholas Wise

The 27th Annual GSS Research Symposium Awards, 2012

Oral Presentations

Category Name Department/College Presentation Title

Space and Place

Melissa Phillips


The Current Status of Lightning Safety Knowledge and the Effects of Lightning Education Modes on College Students

Information and Empowerment

Todd Morgan

Marketing and Entrepreneurship

When the Fog Dissipates: The Choice Between the Value Creation and Value Appropriation Strategic Emphasis in a Partner as a Function of Information Asymmetry

Biology, Health, and Social Problems: Part I

Hannah Madson

Biological Sciences

A Tale of Two Sexes: How Stochastic Processes Affect Sex-Ration Variation in a Flowering Plant

Biology, Health, and Social Problems: Part II

Andrew Carnes

Exercise Physiology

The Effect of Peer Influence on Treadmill Exercise in Collegiate Distance Runners and Non-Runners

Education and Visual Communication

Kimberly Roy

Division of Graduate Studies

Professional Development for Graduate Students

Poster Presentations
Category Name Department/College Title


Peter J. Koby


Spatial Analysis of Ancient Maya Settlement Near Karst Sinkholes in Xuenkal, Mexico


Julie Whyte

Architecture and Environmental Design

The Stimulation Theory and the Theory of Cognitive Dissonance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Urban Design


Koya Allen

Public Health

Predictors of Rotavirus Vaccination in a National Immunization Survey (NIS)

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