Graduate Research Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University is a research program that provides tuition scholarships for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics (MSE, MSFE, MDATA).

Throughout their fellowship experience, graduate research fellows have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and are fully immersed in the CGO research process, from conducting background research, writing and editing, to advanced quantitative analysis. Fellows work with other USU scholars, staff members, and external partners, to craft interesting, timely, and policy-relevant research that has the power to transform lives.

Fellows also take on leadership responsibilities, hold reading discussions and engage in professional development workshops.This program is the ideal setting for students to prepare for advanced academic pursuits and careers.

Graduate research fellowships begin in August and conclude the last day of the following spring semester. Fellowships can be renewed until the completion of the required courses for a student’s degree.

Contact Student Programs to learn more or to schedule an appoint with the director.
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Apply for the Fall 2018 fellowship cohort.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis while funding is still available. For 2018 priority consideration, apply by March 21, 2018.

Fellowship Requirements
  • Dedicate 20 hours weekly to research, program meetings, and events
  • Maintain good academic standing with Utah State University at all times
  • Actively participate in CGO events and opportunities
  • 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.
Enrollment Requirements

Fellowship applicants must be accepted into one of the following Jon M. Huntsman School of Business programs to be considered for the fellowship program:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis while funding is still available. For 2018 priority consideration, apply by March 21, 2018.

First and Last Name (required)
Email (required)
Phone (required)
A Number (required)
GPA (required)
Research Interests (required)
200 word max. A summary of the topics you are interested in researching during your time as a graduate student, or topics you have researched in the past.
Statement of Purpose (required)
1,000 word max. Why are you interested in a research fellowship with the CGO?
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Resume (required)
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Writing Sample (required)
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