Graduate Network in A&S (GNAS)

Formed in 2009, the Graduate Network in Arts and Sciences (GNAS) is the official representative body of A&S graduate students. GNAS is composed of representatives from each of the college’s graduate degree-granting departments, providing social events and funding opportunities for graduate students in the College. Meetings are held monthly during the fall and spring semesters. 

GNAS Diversity Statement & Action Plan

The diversity statement and action plan can be found here.

GNAS Fundraising and Social Events

Spring 2023 social events are in the works! Keep an eye out for communication from your departmental rep for more info.

GNAS Travel, Research, and Creative Activities Grants

Spring 2023 Applications are now available! Deadline to apply is Friday, February 10, 2023.

GNAS is proud to support our graduate students in their research and travel. With funding provided by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, we are able to award multiple grants (for up to $250 each) to students in the fall and spring semesters. 

Application Deadline: 
Fall semester: September 30, 2022
Spring semester: February 10, 2023
  • Awardees must be current degree-seeking students in a College of Arts and Sciences graduate program.
  • Awardees must be students in departments that have had regular representation at GNAS meetings over the course of the previous semester.  
  • Awardees must agree to (1) present at a UofL Graduate Conference hosted on campus in the spring, and (2) complete the Grant Funding Report at the end of the project. Students who do not present at the UofL Graduate Conference and/or submit the grant funding report may not be eligible for further GNAS funding. 
  • Previous award winners may apply, but priority will be given to students and projects not previously funded.
Application Instructions: 
  • Complete the online application form(link here)
  • Upload a project proposal/travel information
  • Upload a detailed budget of how the funds will be spent 
    • Examples are available in the FAQs. 
    • You may include other supporting documents, including but not limited to abstracts, travel itineraries, flight/hotel quotes, and software/product descriptions. If you are driving to and from your destination for research or conference travel, please include total mileage. 
  • Note: GNAS reserves the right to vet all applications to verify need and authenticity.

GNAS Meeting Times

Fall 2022: First Wednesday of each month from 2:00pm-3:00pm in SAC, room 303W.

Spring 2023: Last Friday of each month from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Teams.

2022-2023 GNAS Officers

Erica Lewis (Comparative Humanities)

Vice President
Thomas Isaak (Sociology)

Barbie Johns (Pan-African Studies)

DEI Officer
Trisha Douin (Sociology)

Information Officer

Chelsea Giovacchino (Comparitive Humanities)

Erica Lewis (Comparative Humanities)

List of 2022-23 Department Representatives (coming soon!)

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