Selected applicants will be offered up to four (4) years of funding, which will be in the form of research or teaching assistantships, fellowships, or any combination of these. Funding packages are officially offered to selected students in writing upon admission to the program.
Half-time assistantships (20 hours per week or .50 FTE) receive a full tuition remission and student health insurance at no cost; however, enrollment in the insurance plan is required each semester. Spring semester insurance coverage includes the summer months.
In addition, assistantships pay a small stipend. Stipends are prorated for .25 FTE appointments and for one-semester appointments.
PhD students are eligible to receive up to $350 in research support funding annually, while they are within their funded period. Research support funds may be used for travel, equipment, data purchase, and other resources.
ASU Graduate College fellowships:
Need-based: If you are a US citizen, please consider submitting a FAFSA to be eligible for the need-based Graduate College Fellowship.
Merit-based: If you are an underrepresented student (visit link for definition), consider incorporating this information into your personal statement in order to be considered for nomination for the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship.
SGSUP fellowships for PhD students:
Gilbert F. White Environment and Society Fellowship: Support of outstanding students for their pursuit of a PhD degree with research interests consistent with human-environmental sciences (e.g., sustainability, land system science, and resilience-vulnerability, and remote sensing & GIS applied to these subfields)
Nexus Research Fellowship: Supports outstanding students for their pursuit of a PhD degree with research that centers upon existing strengths within SGSUP and is focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
More information about financial aid is available at students.asu.edu/graduate/finances and graduate.asu.edu/current-students/funding-opportunities
Information about School, local, and national awards is available at sgsup.asu.edu/student-life/graduate-resources/fellowships-funding