School of Graduate Studies




Established this year, the University Microscopy Core is the first university-wide instrument laboratory offering fulltime operator support, coverage of maintenance agreements centrally, central business services support and lead by a faculty director with the guidance of a faculty advisory council.

Each year, a handful of the most forward-thinking and ambitious graduate students across the country receive the Presidential Doctorate Research Fellowship, the most prestigious four-year, full ride fellowship offered to grad students at USU. Here are the stories of three PDRF's research projects.

Upon first coming to Utah State University in fall 2013, psychology graduate student Kaylee Litson didn’t know anything about the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship. Once she found out about it she applied on a whim and was awarded the grant, beating out numerous applicants.

Prestigious PDRF grants awarded to eight of the brightest graduate students at Utah State University each year to conduct ground-breaking research

Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, the Utah State University Office of Research and Graduate studies will be implementing a new waiver system for graduate tuition. The system will provide waivers for qualified graduate students to cover the cost of the non-resident portion of tuition.

Four Utah State University Aggies received 2013 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation and four more received honorable mentions in a renowned competition that rewards academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

Developmental presentation, or DEV PRES, is a new presentation opportunity for graduate students to present their research and receive feedback without the added pressures of a grade or broader professional consequences.

Utah State University’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard S. Inouye has accepted the position of associate vice president for research and associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Commencement is an exciting culmination of an academic career, and event organizers of USU’s commencement exercises are warning USU’s graduate students to make sure they have their necessary regalia so they can participate.

The Proposal Development division of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies is once again sponsoring the exclusive, one-day grant writing seminar, “Getting Started as a Successful Proposal Writer and Academician.”