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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.

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Tuition Award

Have tuition covered for four years

Tuition Award

PDRF tuition awards cover 100% of tuition costs for four years. The first year, the award will cover the non-resident portion of tuition.

Annual Stipend

Receive a $10,000 stipend per year

Annual Stipend

PDRFs receive a four-year assistantship in their department with an additional annual stipend of $10,000.

Central Support

Work one-on-one with a vice president for research

Central Support

PDRFs and their faculty mentors will meet with Dr. Scott Bates annually to discuss the fellow’s program experiences, needs and challenges.

Special Guest Luncheons

Meet exceptional campus visitors

Special Guest Luncheons

PDRFs are invited to exclusive luncheons and conferences with special guests to campus. Past guests include NPR science reporter Joe Palca and the National Science Foundation’s Doug Levy.

Meet the PDRFs