The Fellowship

Offering unparalleled support and access to resources at USU, the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) program is more than a fellowship. PDRFs receive the mentorship and training necessary to assist them in becoming leaders in their fields of study. The program provides ample opportunity to connect with researchers and scholars both from USU and outside the university. PDRFs comprise an interdisciplinary cohort, offering the unique opportunity to develop academic relationships with doctoral students across disciplines.


  • 100 percent tuition award for four years
  • Annual stipend of at least $20,000
  • Enrollment in Research Scholars certification program
  • Exclusive access to campus visitors
  • One-on-one support from an associate VP of research
  • And more!

Meet the PDRFs