VPR Graduate Fellowship Program

The Vice President for Research (VPR) Graduate Fellows Program at Colorado State University supports excellence in graduate student research and promotes interdisciplinary work by engaging the best and brightest students from graduate programs across the institution.

These VPR Graduate Fellows receive research funding, professional development, networking opportunities, and travel funding aimed at preparing them to become thought leaders.

The OVPR is pleased to announce the request for applications for the next 2024-25 Graduate Fellows class is now open!

The submission deadline for all applications is Monday, March 4, 2024, with a letter of supporting reference due Monday, March 11, 2024. Please see “Application and Eligibility” for more information about this program and its application requirements. 

If you have questions about the VPR Fellowship Program, please contact: 
Heather Pidcoke, MD, MSCI, PhD
Chief Medical Research Officer, OVPR
Joint Faculty, Department of Clinical Sciences, CVMBS
[email protected]
Cc: Janice Berning, [email protected]

Meet the 2023-24 VPR Graduate Fellows

Click each photo to view the fellows’ bios.

“The interdisciplinary aspect of this program, in my opinion, is its greatest value. To have the opportunity to contribute to the melting pot of thought by people from different departments communicating their own perspectives on matters that affect us all, has been a truly rewarding experience.”

– Derek Newberger, VPR Fellow 2022-23