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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Letter of Support for Graduate Student Research Award and Summer Fellowship Applications

A letter of support from committee chairs are required for the School of Graduate Studies and Research support awards and summer fellowship. Funding for these awards is competitive, and faculty letters are a key component in the ranking of applications.

With that in mind, please follow these guidelines in preparing your letter:

  • Compose your letter on letterhead.
  • Describe how you have worked with the student on this project, and why you support this funding request.
  • If you have other funding sources, please describe them.
  • Describe your knowledge of the student's research experience and abilities, and how this funding will contribute to their growth.
  • If the student's project is part of your own, ongoing research project, please describe how this project fits in.
  • If the application requires a budget, please review and approve the budget expenses and indicate in the letter that you have done so.

If you have questions please contact Kevin Archer at or call (509)963-3100.


Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx odt.

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