Current Fellowships

In addition to the continuous funding options on the Graduate Financial Support page, the Graduate and Professional Studies 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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Brython Davis Fellowship

Deadline: December 3, 2019

The Brython Davis Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, have financial need, are U.S. citizens, and are the child of a service member or veteran of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps.  

This award provides resident fees and a stipend of $6,000 during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. Nonresident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition are not included. 

Eligibility

  • Students must be U.S. citizens pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree.  Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be the child of a regular member of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps

Application Process

Complete the application form and send to gradengr@uci.edu by December 3 with the following:

  • Brython Davis Fellowship Application Form
  • Recommendation letter from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Statement of research, written for reviewers in other fields – approximately one page
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts through Spring Quarter
  • Proof of eligibility – copy of parent’s current military I.D. or honorable discharge papers, and a copy of the student’s birth certificate. 
    • Retired or honorably discharged members qualify.  Members of the Reserve or dishonorably discharged members do not. 

A panel of faculty will review all qualified applications and make award recommendations to the Dean. Awards will be announced in January for disbursement in Spring Quarter.

 

Gordon Hein Scholarship

Deadline: December 3, 2019

The Gordon Hein Scholarship provides financial support to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, have financial need, and are blind or legally blind. Certification by the Disability Services Center is required. 
This award provides resident fees and a stipend of $4,000 during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. Nonresident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition are not included. 

Eligibility

  • Students must be pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree. Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be blind or legally blind

Application Process

Complete the application form and send to gradengr@uci.edu by December 3 with the following: 

  • Gordon Hein Scholarship Application Form 
  • U.S. citizens - apply for FAFSA. 
  • International students – submit statement of financial need from faculty advisor or department chair.
  • Recommendation letter from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Statement of research, written for reviewers in other fields – approximately one page
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts through Spring Quarter
  • Certification (signature on form) from Disability Services Center

A panel of faculty will review all qualified applications and make award recommendations to the Dean. Awards will be announced in January for disbursement in Spring Quarter.

 

La Verne Noyes Fellowship

Deadline: December 3, 2019

The La Verne Noyes Fellowship provides financial support to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, have financial need, are U.S. citizens, and are descendants of World War I U.S. Army or Navy veterans. 
This award provides a stipend of $3,000 during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award.  

Eligibility

  • Students must be U.S. citizens pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree. Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.
  • Must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be the direct descendant of a World War I U.S. Navy or Army veteran. 
    • Note that the veteran must have served for at least four months between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918. 
    • Priority will be given to descendants of those killed in action.

Application Process

Complete the application form and send to gradengr@uci.edu by December 3 with the following: 

  • La Verne Noyes Fellowship Application Form
  • Recommendation letter from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Statement of research, written for reviewers in other fields – approximately one page
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts through Spring Quarter
  • Copy of birth certificate and family tree showing the relationship to the WWI veteran with qualifying service
  • Copy of the veteran’s active duty or honorable discharge document, or other documentation showing qualifying service for at least four months between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918, including documentation that the relative died in combat (if applicable). 

A panel of faculty will review all qualified applications and make award recommendations to the Dean. Awards will be announced in January for disbursement in Spring Quarter.

 

Miguel Velez Scholarship

Deadline: December 3, 2019

The Miguel Velez Scholarship provides financial support to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, have financial need, and are citizens of a Latin American country. Preference is given to citizens of Colombia.  
This award provides resident fees and a stipend of $6,000 during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. Nonresident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition are not included. 

Eligibility

  • Students must be citizens of a Latin American country and pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree. Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.
  • Must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
  • Students who are citizens of Colombia or who can prove descent from the donor, Miguel Velez, will be given preference.
  • Students from a Latin American country who have AB 540 status are also eligible to apply.

Application Process 

Complete the application form and send to gradengr@uci.edu by December 3 with the following: 

  • Miguel Velez Scholarship Application Form 
  • Statement of financial need from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Recommendation letter from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Statement of research, written for reviewers in other fields – approximately one page
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts through Spring Quarter
  • Copy of passport page showing citizenship in a Latin American country. 
    • Residency will be verified via the student information system.

A panel of faculty will review all qualified applications and make award recommendations to the Dean. Awards will be announced in January for disbursement in Spring Quarter.

 

Otto W. Shaler Scholarship

Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Otto W. Shaler Scholarship provides financial support to international graduate students who have financial need, and who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise. 
This award provides resident fees and a stipend of $3,000 during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. Nonresident supplemental tuition and professional degree supplemental tuition are not included. 

Eligibility

  • International students pursuing a Ph.D. or master’s degree. Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.
  • Must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

Application Process

Students should submit the application materials below to their department/program by November 22.

  • Otto W. Shaler Scholarship Application Form 
  • Statement of financial need from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Recommendation letter from faculty advisor or department chair
  • Statement of research, written for reviewers in other fields – approximately one page
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Unofficial transcripts through Spring Quarter
  • Copy of passport page showing country of citizenship. 
    • Residency will be verified via the student information system.

A panel of faculty will review all qualified applications and make award recommendations to the Dean.  Awards will be announced in January for disbursement in Spring Quarter.

 

Outside UCI
 

DOE Nuclear Science Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration

Deadlines: January 8, 2019 (DOE NNSA SSGF) & March 4, 2019 (DOE NNSA LRGF)

The Krell Institute will soon accept applications for two prestigious Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration programs: The Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) and the Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF). Each provides up to four years of financial support for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields related to stockpile stewardship.

The DOE NNSA SSGF seeks students pursuing degrees in fields related to properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, nuclear science, or high energy density physics. Among its many benefits (outlined on the enclosed poster), fellows serve at least one 12-week practicum at one of three DOE NNSA laboratories: Livermore, Los Alamos or Sandia.

The DOE NNSA LRGF focuses on strengthening university-laboratory links by placing fellows at one or more of four DOE NNSA facilities (the three labs previously mentioned plus the Nevada National Security Site) for a minimum of two 12-week residencies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens studying engineering and applied sciences, physics, materials, or mathematics and computational science.

Both programs provide full payment of tuition and fees, an annual stipend, and more.

Materials for the DOE NNSA SSGF are due January 8, 2020; for the DOE NNSA LRGF, March 4, 2020.

For more information and for access to the online applications, visit http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf or http://www.krellinst.org/lrgf