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Recruitment Airfare Awards



These awards cover airfare to assist academic units in bringing top Doctoral or MFA applicants to campus for recruitment visits. Academic units are responsible for providing lodging, meals, and local transportation (shuttle, taxi)


$500.00 - $5,000 per program  

Units should request 'block' or total dollar amount





Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Submission deadline 5:00 p.m. Arizona Standard Time.



Pre-admission: All units may apply in advance for funding. Only one proposal may be submitted per academic unit. Funding may be used to:

  1. Bring Doctoral/MFA students to campus for a recruitment visit
  2. Recruit outstanding master's degree students the unit seeks to later admit to a doctoral program who are underrepresented in their fields


Nomination Material and Submission Procedures

Graduate Faculty Program Chair/Director or designee electronically submits a completed Graduate College Recruitment Airfare Award Proposal Form. Late proposals are unlikely to receive support. Propsals should include:

  1. The total dollar amount requested

  2. A recruitment plan specifying how the unit will identify/recruit top students and plans for visits.  A best practice can be found at: https://graduate.asu.edu/newsletter/best-practices/successful-graduate-s....

  3. A description of how unit will leverage this award to strengthen and improve the diversity of the academic unit’s graduate student population

  4. A description of how this year's approach is different from last year or previous years

  5. A table identifying the number of candidates successfully recruited to ASU with previous Recruitment Airfare Awards compared to how many received the award and include yearly results for the previous 3-5 years that match submitted documentation

  6. Proposals will be evaluated based on these criteria as well as the record of units in successfully utilizing past awards

To be completed by department and emailed to gcfellowships@exchange.asu.edu after receiving and using the award: