Student Funding Spotlight: ASU Graduate College Travel Award

In response to travel restrictions due to COVID-19, the Graduate College shifted our "Travel Awards" to provide funding for remote/online opportunities for graduate students to continue their professional development in spite of the current pandemic. We continue to be amazed at the resiliency of our scholars to find ways to persevere and succeed in these challenging times. We are pleased to offer a few "Student Spotlights" to share the ways that graduate students are using these awards to enhance their research, studies, and experience at ASU.

Funding Available: Pandemic Impact, Ford Foundation and Hispanics in Higher Education

The Graduate College is happy to announce several funding and fellowship opportunities available to graduate students in the upcoming months. 

Pandemic Impact Award

This award was created to assist graduate students whose research or culminating projects have experienced unanticipated costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Applications for this award are due September 25, 2020. 

Graduate College Connects GRFP Fellows for 2020-21

This Fall, the Graduate College hosted a “Meet & Greet” via Zoom, in order to help incoming recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) connect with their peers in the currently ‘distanced’ climate. This event was for all of ASU’s GRFP scholars who are “On Tenure” in the 2020-21 academic year.  This year’s cohort of “On Tenure” fellows come from 19 different graduate programs at ASU representing 5 of ASU Colleges. 

Graduate College announces Fall 2020 funding opportunities for graduate students

The Graduate College is pleased to announce and fund the Fall 2020 funding oportunities for graduate students listed below.

Funding for Virtual/Remote Development

While ASU travel restrictions remain in place, the Graduate College will continue to cover registration costs for online/remote conferences and trainings which occur from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

In order to be considered:

ASU PhD student Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes is cleaning drinking water with light

At 19, Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes found herself far from home in the Republic of Zambia, a south-central African country named after one of the longest rivers on the continent.

She was there through an undergraduate international program, and for three summer months, she filled her days by teaching high school physics and taking part in an after-school program open to children in the neighboring village of Lubwe.