Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship

The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship (PGRF) is a university-wide competition designed to recruit non-resident graduate students who demonstrate outstanding potential for achievement in research or creative activity. Awards provide a waiver of non-resident tuition for the first year of an SDSU graduate program, and are renewable subject to good academic standing. Renewals provide a maximum of 5 semesters overall for master’s students, and 10 semesters for doctoral students.

PGRF Nomination Form

PGRF recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria:  

  1. non-resident or international residency status
  2. nomination from graduate program
  3. merit as determined by quantitative measures including GPA and GRE
  4. additional evidence of merit, including awards, achievements, departmental recommendation

Nominations of current recruits are now open and will be accepted through March 1, 2019. Awards will be announced by March 18.