Funding opportunities

University Graduate Fellowships

The Graduate College provides academic units with an annual allocation of resources (i.e. block grant) to be used as University Graduate Fellowships to facilitate the recruitment and completion of the most diverse and highly qualified on-campus immersion PhD students. An interested PhD applicant should communicate directly with the academic unit about the availability of these funds.

About this Award

Award Details

Awards amounts vary.

Terms of Award

The annual renewal of funds is contingent on a demonstrated success in recruiting of a high-quality and diverse student cohort as well as the timely completion of PhD students in the program.



  1. Recipient must be enrolled for at least six (6) graduate-level credit hours during the semester in which the award is issued (minimum 1 for summer)
  2. Recipient must be enrolled in an on-campus immersion graduate degree program
  3. Department must demonstrate success in recruiting a high quality and diverse student cohort
  4. Department must demonstrate the timely completion of PhD students in the program

Distribution Procedures

Units may allocate funds to recipients for Fall, Spring and/or Summer semesters.  Authorized staff in academic units input the amounts to be distributed to University Graduate Fellowship recipients.

For additional unit details and instructions, please visit Resources for Faculty and Staff - Entering UGF (Block Grants).

Additional Information


Each fellow is personally responsible for individual taxes related to this award. Additional information regarding tax issues related to awards can be found at tax considerations. Specific questions should be directed to a tax advisor or contact the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.


An "overaward" is when a student’s need-based awards exceed his/her financial need, or the total of the awards exceeds the cost of attendance. If a student has been overawarded, federal regulations require ASU to adjust his/her awards which may result in a reduction in awards or a bill. Need-based aid includes grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans,  and outside resources (i.e. faculty/staff tuition benefits, scholarships, stipends, etc.). Non-need-based aid includes unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans and Private Education Loans. Questions regarding overawards should be directed to the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.