Graduate College

Recruitment Airfare Awards


Not currently accepting applications.


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


Units should request 'block' or total dollar amount


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

  1. Bring PhD/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

Academic units should direct questions and submit a proposal electronically to . Late proposals are unlikely to receive support. Proposals should include:

  1. The dollar amount requested
  2. A recruitment plan specifying how the unit will identify/recruit top students and plans for visits
  3. A description of how this award will strengthen the excellence and 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; include yearly results for the previous 3-5 years that match submitted receipts

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 after receiving and using the award: