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.
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.
Current Listings (scroll down for details)
- Within UCI
- Public Impact Fellowship Competition - October 10, 2017
- National Fellowship Incentive Program -
- Fall 2017 - Decmeber 8, 2017
- Winter 2018 - March 16, 2018
- Spring 2018 - June 8, 2018
- UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - November 1, 2017
- Outside UCI
- American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships - October 16, 2017
- Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship - November 6, 2017
Public Impact Fellowship Competition
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.
$12,000 (full award) or $1,000 (honorable mention award) to be used as a stipend. All schools are eligible to nominate students to compete for a total of fourteen fellowships. Each of the four full awardees will receive $12,000. Each of the ten honorable mention awardees will receive $1,000. Students may choose to accept the award during Winter or Spring 2018, or over both quarters, at their discretion. Please note that Public Impact Fellowships are intended to supplement, not replace, any funding that students may already be receiving.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
1. Maintain UCI GPA of 3.7 or higher through Spring Quarter 2017.
2. Be a current, full-time doctoral student who has advanced to candidacy.
3. 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.)
4. 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.
5. 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 14, 2017.
Instructions for Students:
1. Complete the Student Information Form and save it as a Microsoft Word document (please save as "IMPACT APP - SID#.doc", e.g. "IMPACT APP - 12345678.doc")
2. Please email the following materials to your department/program’s graduate affairs staff member by end of day October 10, 2017:
- Completed Student Information Form saved as a Microsoft Word document using the naming convention described above
- PDF of the completed Student Information Form with your signature.
- Your current CV
- Letter of recommendation from your primary faculty advisor/PI
National Incentive Fellowship Program
Fall 2017: December 8, 2017
Please attach the following items in the following order:
Send completed applications as a single PDF file to Connie Cheng at email@example.com
University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - November 1, 2017
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships
2017 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships is available for researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide training leading to an independent career in cancer research. Applicant must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application.
The award amount of the scholarship is total $162,000 for three years.
The scholarship application deadline is October 16, 2017.
Applicants can get more information through the given link: American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships
Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
The will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. The amount of each fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and a stipend of $18,000. UCI may nominate three candidates for consideration.
- An applicant may be pursuing a program of study that includes any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
- An applicant must have an outstanding undergraduate record.
- An applicant must demonstrate financial need.
- An applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
Application materials (hard copy, single-sided, not stapled):
- Completed and signed application form (attached).
- One copy of your personal vitae or resume.
- One certified (official) copy of each undergraduate and graduate transcript to date.
- One copy of your graduate exam test scores.
- A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double-spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. The SOP must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.
- Letters of Recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you.
- One copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- One copy of your Financial Aid Summary from your school.
- One copy of your Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable).
Complete application packages (hard copy, single-sided, not stapled) should be submitted directly to Gina Anzivino in the Graduate Division (120 Aldrich Hall) no later than 12 noon on November 6, 2017. Candidates should direct any questions to Gina at 949-824-8120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.