PDRF award covers 100% of main tuition costs for all students, including international nonresident tuition and nonresident and resident tuition for domestic students meeting USU’s residency requirements
$10,000 per year
PDRFs receive a four-year award including an annual stipend of $10,000 on top of the assistantship provided by their departments, with a guaranteed minimum support of $20,000 per year
Access to USU administration
PDRFs receive one-on-one access to the Vice President for Research, fellowship staff, and have additional access to Office of Research and USU central administration throughout their program
Meet exceptional researchers
PDRFs often participate in exclusive events with renowned researchers. Past guests have included USU’s president and provost, NPR’s Joe Palca, and NSF’s Doug Levy.
Connect with other students
The Office of Research hosts events to encourage its interdisciplinary Fellows to network, developing a cohort of social, professional and emotional support.
Coffee trainings for Fellows
The PDRF program hosts informal cafe workshops to build skills in research, teaching, mentoring, community engagement, and professional development