CGO Graduate Research Fellowship

The CGO Graduate Research Fellowship is an opportunity available to students pursuing a master’s degree in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. CGO graduate fellows receive funding equal to full in-state tuition (including differential tuition). Nonresident students are also eligible to receive funding equal to their full tuition via a nonresident tuition waiver.

Throughout the fellowship experience, CGO graduate fellows have the opportunity to work on a range of projects and are fully immersed in the research process, including literature reviews, writing and editing, and quantitative analysis. CGO fellows work with other USU scholars, staff members, and external partners to craft interesting, timely, and policy-relevant economic research that has the power to break barriers, expand opportunity, and transform lives.

Graduate fellows also participate in structured training, meet with outside experts, and receive guidance from successful academics and public policy professionals. The CGO Graduate Research Fellowship is excellent preparation for students who intend to pursue further education or a career in public policy, business, government, or academia.

CGO fellowships begin in August and conclude the last day of the following spring semester. CGO fellowships can be renewed until the completion of the required courses for a student’s degree. Applications for the fall 2020 – spring 2021 fellowship must be received by April 8th.

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Fellowship Specifics

  • Actively participate in the full fellowship experience; fellows should expect to spend 15 – 20 hours per week on CGO-related activities (predominantly research, but also training, meetings and special events)
  • Maintain good academic standing with Utah State University at all times
  • Acceptance into a graduate program within the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is required to participate in the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. However, the fellowship application may be submitted before the applicant has been formally accepted into a graduate program.
  • The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is for graduate students who are interested in policy-relevant economic research.
  • Fellowship funding covers the costs of residential and differential tuition, but does not include student fees, book expenses, or courses not required for your graduate degree.
  • Out-of-state graduate students can apply for a non-resident tuition waiver from the School of Research and Graduate Studies. The non-resident waiver is applicable for those whose GPAs and national competitive exam scores (GRE or GMAT) are above the average of current students in the college. The waiver can be combined with the residential tuition funding provided by the Graduate Research Fellowship. Contact the Huntsman Graduate Program Director for more information.