Current Fellowships

In addition to the continuous funding options on the Graduate Financial Support page, the Graduate Student Affairs Office often receives announcements for other University or outside fellowship opportunities. Please refer back to this website often, as new fellowships will be listed regularly.


Other Resources

The Graduate Resource Center (located on the 3rd floor of the Gateway Study Center) holds funding workshop series that include information on how to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and to other training grants. The GRC also offers writing consultants to assist with proofreading of papers and grants throughout the year.


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Fletcher Jones Fellowship

The Fletcher Jones Fellowship provides a doctoral student with a one-year fellowship in the amount of approximately $21,436. Each campus may make one award, the recipient to be chosen by a committee constituted by the Graduate Dean. Students from all Ph.D. programs are eligible.

Since this award will be disbursed monthly throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, nominated students must not plan to graduate before the conclusion of Spring Quarter 2019. As this fellowship is intended to support doctoral degree completion, students demonstrating a clear plan and strong likelihood of filing their dissertation by the summer dissertation filing deadline at the end of the award year will be given the strongest consideration.

Additional Criteria:

- Shows financial need
- Exhibits excellent interpersonal and leadership abilities
- Has a UCI GPA of 3.8 or better through Spring Quarter 2018
- Has advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D.
- Is making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree
- Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 

Application Process:

All individual student applications and materials must be submitted to the student's program/department by Tuesday, August 21 at 4pm and must include the following (incomplete applications be not be accepted): 

1. A completed, signed UCI Fletcher Jones Student Information Form with the following items:
100-word statement of financial need (note any gaps in support, dependents, etc.)
100-word student profile
500-word statement by the nominee describing their research project,
progress to date, and plan for completion. Nominees should describe their
research in terms that are accessible to a general audience since the
reviewers may not be in their field.
2. A current CV
3. Letters of recommendation from the following:
The student’s faculty advisor/mentor (this letter should address the student’s financial need, interpersonal and leadership abilities, satisfactory academic progress, and expected date of degree completion)
 

**If students have applied for and accepted Financial Aid loans or Work-Study awards and subsequently receive any fellowships, the additional support may affect their eligibility for need-based financial aid. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to determine if their eligibility will be affected. Students should also review the terms of any funding that they have accepted for AY 2018-2019 to ensure that they are eligible to receive additional fellowship funding.

Chancellor's Club Fund for Excellence Fellowship

The Chancellor’s Club Fellowships are intended to recognize UCI's most academically superior doctoral students — those who exhibit outstanding promise as scholars, researchers, and public leaders. 

Each Chancellor’s Club Fellowship recipient will be awarded a six-month stipend to total $12,000 for the period of January 2019 through June 2019. Chancellor's Club funding is in addition to existing support and may not be used as a substitute for other university support.

Applicant Qualifications:

- Plan to complete their Ph.D. by the end of fall quarter 2019
- Have a minimum graduate-level UCI GPA of 3.7
- Be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D.
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be willing to present their dissertation research at a Chancellor’s Club dinner or other function
- Exhibit excellent interpersonal and leadership abilities
- Be a first-generation college student, with neither parent having received a four-year degree
 

Stipulations:

• Students receiving this award are required to file all final degree paperwork by the end of fall quarter 2019. 
• The faculty advisor’s letter of recommendation should include the student’s expected graduation date and express the advisor’s level of confidence in the student’s ability to complete as planned.
• If students have applied for and accepted Financial Aid loans or Work-Study awards and subsequently receive any fellowships, the additional support may affect their eligibility for need-based financial aid. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to determine if their eligibility will be affected. Students should also review the terms of any funding that they have accepted for AY 2018-2019 to ensure that they are eligible to receive additional fellowship funding.
 

Application Process: 
All individual student applications and materials must be submitted to the student's program/department by Wednesday, October 10 at 12pm and must consist of a single PDF file and contain the following scanned items in order:

1. Completed Chancellor's Club Fellowship Student Information Form, including the financial need, student profile, and student research sections.
2. The student's current curriculum vitae.
3. A confidential letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor/mentor including the student's planned term of graduation and expressing the advisor's level of confidence in the student's ability to complete as planned. (May either be submitted by the student to their graduate coordinator, or directly submitted to their graduate coordinator by the student’s advisor)

Public Impact Fellowship

Public Impact Fellowships highlight and support doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact in the public sphere. Ideal candidates will be involved in research designed to significantly improve or enrich the lives of Californians and/or national and global communities.

4 Public Impact Distinguished Fellows will receive a total of $12,000 during Winter 2019, Spring 2019, or both quarters. 10 Public Impact Fellows will receive $1,000 each.

Applicant Qualifications:

Be a current, full-time doctoral student 
Have a minimum graduate-level UCI GPA of 3.7
If a doctoral student, be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. by October 19, 2018.
Conduct research that has critical public impact. (Examples of relevant research include studies that aim to improve economic opportunity and well-being, health care, social justice, political participation, cultural engagement, and scientific or technical solutions to pressing social issues.)
Be willing to have research spotlighted/featured on both the Graduate Division’s and UCI’s website, brochures and social networks, and be able and available to effectively communicate and discuss their research in lay terms with prospective donors, legislators and/or their staff, and the media during Winter and Spring quarters. 
If selected as a finalist, students must be available to give a brief in-person presentation to the selection committee, with no visual aids, immediately followed by a brief interview. These presentations and interviews will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Remote participation is not permitted.
If selected as an awardee, students must be available to attend a lunch in early Winter Quarter and travel to Sacramento for Graduate Research Advocacy Day in the event they are selected to participate.
 

Application Process: 
All individual student applications and materials must be submitted to the student's program/department by Wednesday, October 11 at 12pm and must contain the following items:

1. Completed Public Impact Student Information Form and save it as a Microsoft Word document (Must be saved as "IMPACT APP - SID#.doc", e.g. "IMPACT APP - 12345678.doc")
2. PDF of the completed Student Information Form with your signature.
3. The student's currect CV
4. Letter of recommendation from student's primary faculty advisor/PI

 

Please visit the Graduate Division website for more information on these fellowships.
If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Student Affairs at gradengr@uci.edu or 949-824-8090.

 

 

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