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GSS Funding & Awards

GSS Funding & Awards

The Original Work Grant and Travel Award

Graduate College and the Graduate Student Senate administer the Original Work and Travel Award programs. Created in 2003 from the former John Houk Memorial Grant Program, these grants aim to provide graduate students with funding opportunities for conducting research, travel to present research and professional development.

For questions regarding grant guidelines or reviewing procedures, please email: and

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GSS funds can be requested by anyone and must be used to fund events, activities, workshops for graduate students.

Budget Process

To submit a request for the use of money from Graduate Student Senate at Ohio University, please fill out this form (on OrgSync). The budget request form must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to a general body meeting. The dates of general body meetings can be found on the GSS homepage. Requests will be brought to the Budget Committee and General Body in the order that they were received. Budget requests will be considered when GSS is in session, for Fall: August- December, Spring: January- April. 

*GSS budget requests are not for personal travel, research, or conference attendance. Visit the Graduate College if you are looking for research funding.

Any questions or concerns should be sent to the GSS Treasurer (


The Graduate Student Senate requires that all students or organizations receiving funding go through the audit process. The audit requires you to submit all receipts to prove the money was spent as described in the request. The receipts should be uploaded through the link below. The materials must be uploaded no later than 45 days after the deadline indicated on the budget request. If there is not sufficient information provided by this date, then the money will be taken back from the account. Any questions comments or concerns should go to or to the VPF.

GSS Audit Form


You may also request reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses that are used for GSS business. Please fill out the Authorization for Reimbursement Form [PDF] and submit it to, or print the form and deliver it to Baker 305B during the office hours of any GSS Executive Officer. The President and Vice President of Finance will consider your request and contact you with further information.