Graduate Affairs would like to provide you with the proper tools and resources as
an acting graduate advisor.
If you are a new graduate advisor, please contact Graduate Affairs for the Appointment
of Graduate Advisor form and a Graduate Advisor Handbook.
The fellowships are for eligible students and must be nominated by the student's home
Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship
The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship (PGRF) is a new university-wide competitive
fellowship program designed to recruit non-resident graduate students who demonstrate
outstanding potential for achievement in research or creative activity. The Fellowship
waives non-resident tuition for one academic year.
PGRF recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria:
(1) non-resident or international student status
(2) nomination by graduate program
(3) merit as determined by quantitative measures including GPA and GRE
(4) additional evidence of merit, including awards, achievements, departmental recommendation
Programs wishing to nominate outstanding prospective non-resident students for the
PGRF should submit nomination information, including student name, Red ID, GPA, GRE
scores, and brief summary of qualifications, using the online form
Nominations are due by January 31. Fifty recipients will be selected by Graduate
Affairs Deans according to criteria. Awards announced February 7. Graduate Affairs
shall issue award notification in writing to recipient and his or her sponsoring program.
Fellowship recipients must maintain 3.0 GPA during the fellowship year to retain the
award. The award is non-renewable and available only to first-year graduate students.
University Grants Program
The purposes of the UGP are to support scholarly research and creative activities,
permit faculty to bring advanced projects to completion, and help faculty members
develop a research program competitive for extramural funding.
The University Grants Program combines funds from several sources: the CSU Chancellor’s
Office, SDSU Provost’s Office, SDSU Research Foundation and the Adams Humanities Endowment
Fund. The Division of Research Affairs administers the program, and the award amount
cannot exceed $10,000. Eligible faculty may submit one application per review cycle.
Funds awarded are available for 18 months beginning in January 2018.
All Unit 3 faculty are eligible to apply for UGP funding. Please note that while both
the college review committee and the University Grants and Lectureship Committee rate
applications based on merit, final funding decisions may encompass other factors including
the number of awards received by the applicant in recent years (applicants who have
had 3 awards within the last 5 years are not eligible to apply).
The applications will be submitted electronically by the applicant via the new software
InfoReady to the Division of Research Affairs and will be forwarded to each of the
respective colleges for review, ranking and rating.
To create an account in the InfoReady system click the link below and use the Register button at the top right hand corner of the page. After receiving confirmation (via
email) that your account has been created, log in to InfoReady and choose University
Grants Program from the table, and then Apply on the right hand legend.
If you already have an InfoReady account, simply login with your username and password,
choose University Grants Program from the table and Apply on the right hand legend.
Application submission deadline is October 2, 2017.