Swift Scholarship

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications from outstanding graduate students carrying out biomedical or biotechnological research. The intent of this award is to help advance knowledge about human health through graduate students’ work in these areas.

Applications are due Nov. 30, 2019. We anticipate up to eight non-compensatory fellowships of $2,000 will be awarded during academic year 2019-2020.

  • Doctoral or master’s degree students enrolled in a graduate program administered by The College during the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters are eligible.
  • Applicants must be carrying out research related to human health, broadly within biomedical or biotechnological research.
  • Students should demonstrate academic excellence, research and scholarly achievements.

Applications are available online.

  • Application information requested includes:
    • Name, ASU ID#, Degree program
    • Student CV
    • Student letter (500 words or less; footnotes and citations are included in the word count) explaining how their research will help in the advancing of human health and how the research will further knowledge in their discipline. The committee will not read outside sources referenced in the letter nor statements over 500 words.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor/committee chair is submitted separately from the student application and can be uploaded here. All letters should be on department or university letterhead and submitted by the application deadline by the faculty member directly. Applications that do not have a letter of recommendation will not be reviewed.
  • Application timeline:
    • Applications must be completed and submitted online by Nov. 30, 2019.
    • Announcements will be sent to students by Jan. 4, 2020.
    • Spring 2020 awards will be posted to accounts in early spring.
  • Please be aware that the fellowship may affect your financial aid package, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for information specific to your account.
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will hold an award ceremony in the spring of 2020 to honor scholarship recipients, including the Swift Scholarship awardees.

Please contact Kim Castillo with any questions.

The application is available online.

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Faculty/Committee Chairs should upload a letter of recommendation for their students using the following form:

Upload Letter of Recommendation