VPR Graduate Fellowship Application & Eligibility

Fellowship Benefits

  • $1,250 stipend in the fall and spring semesters ($2,500 total)
  • $1,500 travel stipend
  • Monthly professional development workshops and a summer cohort opportunity (10 total)

Start date: July 1
End date: June 30


  1. Be admitted to Graduate School at Colorado State University.
  2. Enroll for and complete at least 1 on-campus resident instruction credit of graduate work (excluding audits, Online Plus credits and Continuous Registration) during each semester of fellowship award year.
  3. Have earned a 3.0 overall undergraduate grade point average (4.0 = A).
  4. Have earned a 3.0 overall grade point average in any previous graduate work.
  5. Maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average in graduate work at Colorado State University (regular and non-regular course work).
  6. Maintain satisfactory progress toward a graduate degree.
  7. Commit to on-going engagement in Colorado State University on-campus fellowship activities, i.e., registration is not for Study Abroad, remotely located Internships or other distance-learning programs that preclude participation in on-campus events.

Application Materials

  • A 300-word research abstract
  • A current CV
  • Statement of interest and justification for participation in the VPR Fellowship program
    The justification should address:
         1) Research progress to date
         2) Opportunities and obstacles that the fellowship may address
         3) How your background, research, and career goals will contribute to the fellows’ cohort
    *It is important to address not only financial obstacles in this justification. Other obstacles are critical information for the selection committee.
  • A listing and brief description of any previous professional development/writing support programming in which you participated at Colorado State University
  • Contact for Statement of Supporting Reference

All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF package utilizing the application document.