Effective this academic year and award cycle, the Graduate School will allocate Provost Fellowships and Awards directly to individual colleges during fall quarter 2018.

In this pilot program, colleges will internally decide how to distribute awards, with the Graduate School continuing to set the minimum selection criteria, oversee the award schedule, and administer the distribution of the awards. This approach will allow colleges/units to recruit on their own timelines and permit them to offer awards to alternate candidates in their own units, if needed. Additional information about allocations and expectations related to the new Provost Award pilot process are available in the following document. Please forward to colleagues in your units as is appropriate.