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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The UC Office of the President has announced the Fletcher Jones Fellowship Program for 2017-2018. This highly prestigious award provides a doctoral student with a one-year fellowship in the amount of approximately $20,400. 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 2017-2018 academic year, nominated students must not plan to graduate before the conclusion of Spring Quarter 2018. 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.

Each School may nominate one outstanding doctoral student who meets the following minimum criteria:

  •          Shows financial need
  •          Exhibits excellent interpersonal and leadership abilities
  •          Has a UCI GPA of 3.8 or better through Spring Quarter 2017
  •          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, September 5 at 4pm and must include the following (incomplete applications will not be accepted): 

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. Letter of Recommendation from the students faculty advisor/mentor (this letter should address the student's financial need, interpersonal and leadership abilities, satisfcatory 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 2017-2018 to ensure that they are eligible to receive additional fellowship funding.

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