Graduate Student Research2018-08-14T11:32:07+00:00

Propose a Graduate Student Research Project

Each year students at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs complete over 50 faculty-supervised planning and policy-related research projects for external clients.  Complete this form by July 20, 2018 to propose a project idea for the 2018-19 academic year.


Grants for Student Research Projects


The Graduate Research Grant program provides an opportunity for students to receive support for their theses, Applied Policy Projects (APP’s), Applied Planning Research Projects (APRP’s), or other capstone project specific to their department. The objective of the grant program is to support student projects that otherwise would not be possible without some financial or professional support. The award program offers: 1) financial support, 2) layout and design support, and 3) assistance with publicity and distribution of your project findings. Awards may include in-kind time provided by center staff (for purposes of layout and publicity assistance) to financial resources up to $5,000, or some combination.

Eligible and ineligible expenses:  

Graduate Research Grants may be used to cover direct costs associated with research, specifically data acquisition, software, production of final report, and undergraduate research assistance. The grants will not cover graduate student salaries, tuition remission, meals, or gift cards. The centers will consider requests for travel expenses only if travel is absolutely necessary for primary data collection purposes and if this need is well described in the application. Stipends are available for Institute of Transportation Studies projects that meet certain thematic goals.  Expenses need to be pre-approved before seeking reimbursement.  

Application deadline:   No application is open currently.  See emails from your graduate student advisers for updates. 

Reports from previous years are located in the Graduate Research Grants Archive page.