Graduate Research Excellence At Tufts (GREAT)

The Graduate Research Excellence at Tufts (GREAT) program helps Tufts doctoral candidates in the social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering reach their full potential as researchers. Eligible programs include: Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry, Child Study and Human Development, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Psychology.

The program consists of an intensive series of workshops on graduate research, such as: generating ideas; grantsmanship; the writing and revision process; data visualization and management; lab management skills; research ethics; intellectual property rights; developing research statements; and preparing for post-doc opportunities. At the end of the program, students will have an opportunity to formally present their research and will receive feedback from their peers. GREAT is only open to students in select departments at Tufts.


Doctoral students selected for the GREAT program do not pay any tuition and they receive a taxable stipend of $500.00.

GREAT 2018

GREAT 2018 will take place from June 18-27, 2018.

Application Instructions

Submit the GREAT application form along with a letter of support from your Academic Advisor to

Deadline to submit application: Spring 2018 – exact deadline forthcoming.

Questions about GREAT can be directed to