Graduate Research Development Program

The GRDP is a program administered by the GSA to provide monetary support for degree contingent research conducted by Virginia Tech graduate students. This funding opportunity is available to graduate students twice a year in two cycles for each Academic Year

If you have questions, contact: GSA Exec Board at

General Information

Learn about the funding cycle, types of awards, application eligibility criteria and information on past award receivers.


View a full list of award recipients for the most recent GRDP cycle here. If you have applied for funding, please check this list to see if your application was accepted.

Award Reimbursement Process

If you have been awarded funds from the Graduate Research Development Program you can learn how you will be reimbursed here.

Application Procedure

Begin your GRDP application today! This page contains the information you will need to apply for funding from the Graduate Research Development Program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions regarding the Graduate Research Development Program, the application procedure, advisor recommendations, awards or anything else? Please check our FAQ to see if they have been answered.