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

The nomination deadline for Fall 2021 applicants has closed. Information for the Fall 2022 application cycle will be announced in February 2022.

PGRF recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria:  

  1. non-resident or international residency status
  2. nomination from graduate program
  3. Baccalaureate and post-bacc (if applicable) GPA and other observable indicators of academic achievement
  4. additional evidence of merit, including awards, achievements, departmental recommendation, as provided in the nomination