Graduate Research


The College of Liberal Arts’ graduate students produce incredible, cutting-edge academic work as dedicated and creative scholars. CLA provides multiple avenues of support for graduate student research through conference travel funding and research awards. Temple University Graduate School also provides additional funding opportunities.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Program

Coming soon! We are in the process of restructuring this program and funding should be available soon.

Research Awards for Advanced Doctoral Students (RAADS)

RAADS are intended to support advanced doctoral students’ research including research-related expenses, travel, foreign language study, technologies and data. Check-in with your department Graduate Director for more information on eligibility.

Temple University Graduate School

First Summer Research Initiative

The First Summers Research Initiative is a competition for summer research awards for domestic doctoral students at Temple University who are traditionally underrepresented in their fields of study. These awards provide eligible students with funding for the pursuit of research activity in the first, second and/or third summers of their graduate studies. The award is valued at $6,000. Applicants can apply each summer until they achieve candidacy, although preference is given to first-time applicants. The application is due annually in March. Refer to the Graduate School calendar for the specific due date.

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant and Master of Fine Arts Project Completion Grant

The Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant and Master of Fine Arts Project Completion Grant offers significant financial support to promising students who want to accelerate completion of their degree. Applicants apply for the award as their final term approaches. The award allows students to devote themselves full time to the completion of their dissertation or master’s project.

These grants are awarded once during the fall and spring terms. An application must be submitted by the student and the department. Nominations are due to the Graduate School in October each year for the upcoming spring term and in March for the following fall term. Refer to the Graduate School calendar for specific nomination due dates.

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs:
Sandra L. Suárez
1246 Anderson Hall
suarez@temple.edu


Director of Research Administration:
Kimberly Fahey
1243 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-7743
kimberly.fahey@temple.edu


Research Administrator:
Julia Erlanger
1245 Anderson Hall
julia.erlanger@temple.edu


Director of Graduate Affairs:
Amy Defibaugh
1216 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-5936
amy.defibaugh@temple.edu