Graduate Student Research Institute

This is a description of the 2021 Graduate Student Research Institute, sponsored by UW Libraries.

GSRI 2021

Are you:

  • an incoming graduate student looking for research tips and advice?
  • a continuing graduate student hoping to boost your research skills?
  • an RA about to start work on a new or intensive research project?


The Graduate Student Research Institute (GSRI) is a free and asynchronous 5-day online workshop for new and returning UW graduate students, aimed at helping students learn the tools and strategies they need to research smarter, not harder. Participants with common interests will meet together in Canvas and Slack, supported by UW librarians and other qualified experts in their subject areas.

GSRI can help you to:

  • Learn practical skills and strategies for effective academic research
  • Become familiar with core tools and resources for research productivity
  • Connect with relevant support units across the UW campuses
  • Build community with other UW students and campus support staff


There are two separate sessions of GSRI being offered in Summer 2021. Both are online and asynchronous.

Session #1: August 23-August 27, 2021
Session #2: September 13-September 17, 2021

Participation FAQs

  • Learning for GSRI takes place over 5 days with no fixed participation times (self-paced).
  • GSRI requires daily engagement in the form of small activities and Slack discussions. We recommend you reserve one hour per day to complete the GSRI curriculum.
  • GSRI is a free, online- not-for-credit experience. All UW graduate students are welcome.

How to Join

Registration for GSRI 2021 is now closed.

For questions about GSRI sessions and other online library skill workshops, contact