Graduate Student Association

Professional Funding

Friedlander Family Fund

Xavier students are eligible for the Friedlander Family Fund. This fund was created to reduce financial barriers for students to be involved in collegiate engagement opportunities. Students attending conferences, retreats, campus programs and events that involve participation costs/fees are welcome to apply. Applications are to be submitted to The Office of Student Life and Leadership, Gallagher Student Center Room 300. Funding is limited. 

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Academic Research and Conference Fund

The GSA Academic Research and Conference Fund was created to aid Graduate Students in their journey toward leadership development and academic growth. This fund seeks to reduce the associated costs and financial barriers of conducting research, attending and presenting at conferences, as well as other academic involvement opportunities. Awards are only available for the Fall and Spring Semesters. The amount of funding awarded will vary based on need and available funding. 

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are being accepted beginning August 31, 2021 until April 1, 2022. The professional development opportunity must be completed no later than June 15, 2022 to be eligible for the 2021-2022 award. Complete your application for the GSA Academic Research and Conference Fund no later than April 1, 2022 by using the link below. 

Graduate Student Academic Research and Conference Fund Application

Graduate students who are also full-time Xavier employees are not eligible for this funding; graduate assistants are eligible for the funding. Students who receive the award, please note: You will receive email notification upon committee review. Additionally, you must submit receipts, as directed in the email notification, within seven days of the last day of the event to receive the award you are offered. 

If you have any questions please contact the GSA Treasurer, Rachel Pechacek at

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