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Information Sessions

The Distinguished Graduate Fellowships office in the Graduate College hosts information sessions concerning a range of upcoming national scholarship and fellowship opportunities.



WHEN:    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (one-hour duration)
WHERE:  Memorial Union 242, the La Paz room
HOW:       Click Here to Register

The ASU/Army Master's Degree Fellowship Program (A/A MDFP) is a partnership between the ASU Graduate College and the U.S. Army Department of Military Science at ASU to identify and fully fund suitable master's degree students at ASU in almost any field for the duration of their Master's degree programs at ASU.

A/A MDFP will pay full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and a separate allowance for books/supplies. This program is for Master's students who are interested in military service as an officer after graduation. With respect to branches of service, the program currently includes options in the Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve. Selected students may also elect funding for room and board in lieu of funding for tuition and fees, if they prefer.

Basic Eligibility:

  • Must be either admitted to, in the process of applying to, or intending to apply to a full-time two-year on-campus master's program at Arizona State University in virtually any field
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be under 30 years of age (waivers of this requirement are possible)
  • Must be able to pass a fitness test
  • Must have an interest in becoming an officer in the Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve—a commitment to serve as an officer is required
  • Preparation and endorsement by the Department of Military Science at ASU is required
  • Travel requirements
  • Other requirements—attend information session for details


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, in order to complete the application requirements on time, applicants must begin the process in February-March by initiating contact with Dallas Eubanks ( and Joshua Brooks ( 

Please be sure to attend the information session in order to get a clear understanding of the details, requirements, and expectations of the program.



NOTE: To gain access to the links below, you must be logged in to your ASU google account.
Slides from the most recent info session:     Ford Fellowships Presentation  

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Ford awards Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships by means of a national competition. Multiple eligible fields of study are included (for example, STEM, Literature, History, Psychology, many others).

Award Amounts: Predoctoral fellowship: $24,000 per year for three years; Dissertation fellowship: $25,000 for one year; Postdoctoral fellowship: $45,000 for one year
Eligibility of Applicants: 
    • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program*, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, 
    • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
    • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.



NOTE: To gain access to the links below, you must be logged in to your ASU google account.
Slides from the most recent in-person info session on ASU Tempe campus:    AAAS STPF Presentation Slides, 10-10-18     
Most recent informational webinar (Recorded):  AAAS STPF Recorded Webinar Chat, Topic:  Application and Interview Process 

About the Fellowship:

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program has a mission to connect science with policy and foster a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking and are prepared to develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges. STPF provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Fellows serve year-long assignments in the federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages.
Target Audience:
Doctoral graduate students (or Master's in engineering students) who are interested in pursuing a distinguished fellowship within the federal government after they graduate.  Students graduating in 2019 or 2020 should be especially interested in attending.  Postdocs and faculty are also welcome to attend. Fellows represent the spectrum of career stages – from recent doctoral graduates to postdocs, faculty on sabbatical, and retired scientists.

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. Citizenship Required; Doctoral level science degree (or a Master's in engineering); AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives as well as disability status. 

Stipend Amount and Benefits: 
$80,000 to $105,000 per year; $4,000 relocation allowance; $4,000 training and travel allowance; Health Insurance; Professional Development program


Most Recent Postdoctoral Fellowship Info. Webinar (Recorded):   webinar for postdoctoral fellowship applicants 

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports 30 early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research. These $70,000 fellowships support non-residential postdoctoral proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

Most Recent Dissertation Fellowship info. Webinar (Recorded):  webinar for dissertation fellowship applicants

The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. 

Other Resources for NAEd/SPENCER Fellowships Applications:  Highly suggested by NAEd/Spencer as a guide when writing your application:  "The Art of Writing Proposals"



NOTE: To gain access to the links below, you must be logged in to your ASU google account.
Slides from the most recent info session:     GRFP Presentation Slides (9/6/18) 

The NSF-GRFP program provides three years of support in the form of an annual $34,000 stipend and $12,000 annual cost of education allowance. NSF Fellows have the opportunity for international research, professional development, and freedom to conduct their own research within any accredited U.S. institution.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident, intending to pursue a research-based Master’s or PhD in an NSF-supported field, be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate institution, and have completed no more than 12-months of full-time graduate study.