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 and program recommendation. Renewals are up to a total of 5 semesters 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 will be accepted for Fall 2019 applicants in January 2019. Please check back for more details.