Fellowships

Beginning in Fall 2020, all fellowship funds will be disbursed in lump sums, and will be placed in your student account. No checks or any other kind of fund disbursal will be used.

Impacts of receiving any type of fellowship funds:

  • International students: All fellowship funds are taxed at the time of receipt (US Federal rules). It is possible, however, at the end of a year, when you fill out a 1042-S form, you may get some or all of those taxes refunded, depending on your circumstances. All students will receive information to fill in on a 1098 T form.
  • Domestic students: All fellowship funds are taxed. You should report all fellowship funds received during the year when you fill out your IRS tax forms. You will be taxed at this time, as relevant to your personal income/tax situation. All students will receive information to fill in on a 1098 T form.
  • Domestic students who receive Federal Financial aid: Be aware that receipt of any fellowship funds may impact your financial aid package.

Endowed Fellowships & Scholarships

Current students will receive an email from the Graduate Program Coordinator or Secretary with details about the fellowship/scholarship application requirements in late September. The deadline for the Kerr award application is October 15 of each year, and for all other award applications is December 1 of every year, regardless of day of week.

Note that all award review committee members are appointed after applications are received so that we can avoid conflict of interest for review committee members and letter of recommendation writers.

Download Endowed Awards Announcement (PDF)

Download Applicant Cover Sheet  (fillable PDF)

Download Kerr Scholarship Cover Sheet (fillable PDF)

Download 2021 Endowed Award Booklet (PDF)

Download 2020 Endowed Award Booklet (PDF)


College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Fellowships

Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCF) are need-based fellowships, and are intended for doctoral students planning to finish writing and to defend their dissertations during the semester for which they apply. DCFs are offered for each term (fall, spring, summer), with separate application deadlines for each application cycle. Students may apply for a DCF only after their comprehensive exams have been completed and all their data collected. This is the FINAL funding a student will receive from the college.

Submit your complete application to the CSUS Graduate Office or Secretary, who will forward to the Department Chair. Submit your complete application packet by the relevant deadline date below to give the chairperson time to review all applications and submit a letter to CANR by its deadline. Do not apply unless you and your advisor are confident that you will complete during the semester for which applied.

Remember to COMBINE ALL PAGES of the application prior to having any digital signatures added to the application cover form. Follow all instructions carefully. Incomplete, uncombined, unsigned, or applications with items in the incorrect order will be returned to the applicant.

DCF Term Applications due to CSUS Graduate Office CANR Deadline
Fall 2021 Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:00 pm Monday, May 17, 2021
Spring 2022 Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 5:00 pm Friday, October 15, 2021
Summer 2022 Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 5:00 pm Friday, February 25, 2022
Fall 2022 Friday, May 6, 2022, 5:00 pm Monday, May 16, 2022

Download Instructions for Applying for a DCF (AY 2021-2022)

Download Dissertation Completion Fellowship Cover Sheet (fillable PDF)


Graduate Office Fellowships

GOF funds are available during fall and spring semesters. 

The Fall 2021 application deadline is 5:00 p.m., September 21, 2021.

The Spring/Summer 2022 application deadline is 5:00 p.m., February 1, 2022.

Students may receive up to a maximum combined amount of GOF funds of $2,000 across their full degree program. A doctoral student who received a maximum of GOF funds as a CSUS master's student may be considered for an additional $2,000 maximum across the doctoral program.

Read instructions carefully.

Download GOF Fall 2021 Information & Application (fillable PDF)

Download GOF Spring/Summer 2022 Information & Application (fillable PDF)