Swift Scholarship

The Swift Scholarship was established to help remarkable graduate students pursue ground-breaking research initiatives in the biomedical and biotechnological fields. Students who receive the award will be instrumental in advancing human health. If you’re eager to make a difference in these fields, we encourage you to apply for the Swift Scholarship.

Applications are due March 15, 2017.

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 advance human health through a graduate students work in these areas.

Applications are due March 24, 2017. We anticipate up to 8 non-compensatory fellowships of $2,000 will be awarded during academic year 2016-2017.

  • Doctoral or master’s students enrolled in a CLAS administered graduate program during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters are eligible.
  • Applicants must be carrying out research related to human health, in disciplines including microbiology, chemistry, or organic chemistry to be eligible.
  • 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) explaining the advance human health and how the award will further research in their discipline.
    • A letter of support from a faculty advisor/committee chair.
  • Application timeline:
    • Applications must be completed and submitted online by March 24, 2017.
    • Announcements will be sent to students by April 24, 2017
    • Awards will be posted for Fall 2017 semester to student account by April 30, 2017
  • 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 is the Spring of 2017 to honor the scholarship recipients, including the Swift Scholarship awardees.

Please contact Melanie Saridakis with any questions.

The application is available online.

Apply now