Graduate Division

Graduate Dean's Recruitment Fellowship

Section 1


The Graduate Dean's Recruitment Fellowship program is designed to supplement financial support packages of prospective doctoral and M.F.A. students who have received competitive offers from equivalent institutions.

Award Info

Each award will be $5,000 on top of their original award, and programs are encouraged to provide matching funds.

The award is paid in three monthly stipends during the Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021 quarters only.

GDRF, Provost PhD and Nevin cannot be used in the same quarter.

A student may not recieve both the DRF and GDRF.


  • Nominee must be an admitted doctoral and M.F.A. student who has received a competitive offer(s) from equivalent institutions.
  • Nominee may be be a US citizen, Permanent Resident, AB540 eligible or an International student.
  • Nominee must have a pending SIR
  • Nominee must be interviewed during the admissions process by the department in order to be considered for this fellowship. Method of interview can be in-person, by phone, or Skype, etc. Email correspondence is NOT acceptable.

Nomination Process

  • Complete and submit the GDRF form through SLATE outlining the prospective student's competing offer(s) and why you believe that this fellowship will help recruit the student.
  • Upload competing offer directly to SLATE
  • Optional: upload original admission and financial offer letter from nominating program.

Contact Info

Questions should be directed to Long Nguyen 


Nominations will be accepted until funding allocated to the program has been exhausted. First awards will be announced in mid-February.