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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2020-21 Continuing Student Fellowships

Please find fellowship details and the application form at https://grad.uci.edu/funding/. The deadlines and process have been outlined below. Please read the information carefully to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements and that all necessary application materials are submitted in a timely manner.

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Deadlines 
Monday, May 4th 5PM                          Deadline for students to submit fellowship application to Dept  
Thursday, May 7th 5PM                        Deadline for Depts to submit nominations to GPS
Monday, May 11th 12PM (NOON)         Deadline for GPS to submit packets to Graduate Division

Please find fellowship details and the application form at https://grad.uci.edu/funding/ontact gradengr@uci.edu or your departmental coordinator for any questions.


Faculty Mentor Program (FMP)

Award Information

  • One year of fellowship support paid directly by the Graduate Division, including a yearly stipend of $23,000 (paid over a nine-month period, Oct. 1 to June 1) and full resident tuition and fees
  • Graduate programs also provide a minimum 20% supplement to the fellowship ($4,600) paid in summer 2020 or 2021
  • $500 academic travel stipend
  • Non-resident tuition is NOT covered by this fellowship award

Eligibility

Nominees must be current UCI Ph.D. students who are in the pre-advancement stage of their program, and must not be at the dissertation stage during the tenure of the award.

  • Nominees must demonstrate high potential and promise
  • Nominees must indicate an interest in an academic career in teaching and research
  • Nominees must be United States citizens, Permanent Residents or AB540 status
  • Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students must enroll full-time in 12 units during each quarter of fellowship tenure
  • Nominees must qualify as a diversity student, as defined by the University of California and demonstrate experience of situations or conditions which were an impediment to advancing to graduate study, such as socioeconomic or educational limitations, the absence of a family member who attended college, matriculation in a school with poor financial or curricular support, having a physical or learning disability or working long hours while attending school

Application Process

  • Students fill out an Application Form and then submit it electronically to the department, along with the following:
    • A brief (2-4 page) Mentoring Plan that includes a schedule of training goals and activities for the 12-month time period
    • A letter of recommendation from the faculty member who will serve as the mentor
    • Unofficial transcripts including most recent winter quarter grades
    • Student curriculum vitae (CV)
    • A detailed listing of all funding support received by student
  • Save FMP Fellowship Application Form as “FMP APP– SID#”
  • Submit to your department graduate coordinator by May 4th


President’s Dissertation Year (PDY) 

Award Information

  • One year of fellowship support paid directly by the UCI Graduate Division, including a yearly stipend of $23,000 (paid over a nine-month period, Oct. 1 to June 1) and full resident tuition and fees
  • Departments also provide a minimum 20% stipend ($4,600) to the fellowship paid in summer 2020
  • $500 academic travel stipend
  • Non-resident tuition is NOT covered by this fellowship award  

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be current UCI Ph.D. students who are in their last year of graduate study and who have advanced to candidacy by the time of their nomination
  • Nominees must be US Citizens, Permanent Residents or AB540 status
  • Nominees must prove they will be able to file their dissertation by the summer dissertation filing deadline at the end of the award year (Summer 2021). Financial penalties will be imposed on the program/school if fellows do not file their dissertation by the summer filing deadline at the end of the award year
  • Nominees may not be past their academic program’s maximum time-to-degree
  • Nominees must not have previously received dissertation funding from any source in support of a final dissertation year, or during the tenure of this award
  • Fellows are required to participate in the President's Dissertation Year Conference hosted by UCOP.  Traditionally, the conference is held in Northern California during the fall of the award year; however, time of year and location are subject to change. Faculty mentors are strongly encouraged to attend
  • Nominees must qualify as a diversity student as defined by the University of California and demonstrate experience of situations or conditions which were an impediment to advancing to graduate study, such as socioeconomic or educational limitations, the absence of a family member who attended college, matriculation in a school with poor financial or curricular support, having a physical or learning disability or working long hours while attending school
  • Fellows are required to present a seminar on their dissertation research twice during the award period
  • Fellows are prohibited from being employed as a TA or GSR during the term of this fellowship
  • GSR employment may not exceed 24% time without exceptional approval 

Application Process

  • Students fill out an Application Form and then submit it electronically to the department, along with the following (clearly label each section):
    • The student's dissertation prospectus (max 4 pages, double spaced), which is a timeline for the completion of your dissertation
      • Provide a brief introduction of your dissertation project
      • Provide a summary for each of your dissertation chapters. Include dates of completion and/or prospective completion dates, and plans for completing unfinished chapters
      • Include a plan for completing the writing and submitting of your dissertation to your committee for review, and when you plan to defend
    • Personal Statement
    • A brief statement of intent from the student regarding career objectives
    • Mentoring plan that includes a timeline of expected progress for completion of the dissertation (this should be co-written by both the student and advisor)
    • Student curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Unofficial transcripts including winter quarter grades
    • A list of proposed seminars (minimum of two) in which the student will present his/her research during the dissertation year
    • A detailed listing of all funding/support received by student
    • Include a written reference from the dissertation advisor
  • Save PDY Fellowship Application Form as “PDY APP–SID#”
  • Submit to your department graduate coordinator by May 4th

Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship

Award Information

The Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship provides a $5,000 summer stipend for students nearing completion of their dissertation or thesis during the 2020-2021 academic year. Graduate Division will cover the cost of the stipend.

Qualifications

  • Full-time Ph.D./MFA students nearing the completion of their dissertation or thesis
  • Nominees must provide evidence in their application that the timeframe to file their degree is reasonable 
  • Academic merit
  • Need for release from non-research related employment
  • Realistic expectation that the student is near degree completion
  • Nominees may not be past their academic program’s maximum time-to-degree

Stipulations

  • GDDF fellows are required to file their dissertation during the 2020-2021 academic year and must file their degree no later than summer 2021
  • Department will be required to re-pay the awarded funds to the Graduate Division if the filing requirement is not met
  • GDDF fellows cannot hold employment as a TA/Associate/Reader/Tutor or GSR/GSAR during the summer fellowship term, but may hold employment during the 2020-2021 academic year 
  • GDDF fellows are no longer eligible for Graduate Division fellowship funding after the end of the summer fellowship term 
  • 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 review the terms of any funding that they have accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year to ensure that they are eligible to receive additional fellowship funding 

Application Process

  • Students complete and submit the GDDF Application Form electronically to their academic department, along with the following
             Student Statement (500-word max)

      • Brief description of status of research and progress to date 
      • Detailed plan & timeline for completion
      • Explanation of how fellowship will help complete degree within timeframe
      • Description of past employment while a graduate student
      • Listing of all extramural, departmental, and Graduate Division fellowships or other financial support received, including pending applications with year and amount
    •  Supplemental Documents 
      • Student’s curriculum vitae (CV)
      • Unofficial transcripts including winter quarter grades
  • Save the GDDF Fellowship Application Form as “GDDF_Last Name_SID#"
  • Submit to your department graduate coordinator by May 4th

National Fellowship Incentive Program

Deadlines: Spring 2020 - June 5, 2020

This $100 award is open to all Engineering graduate students with a GPA of 3.60 or higher who submit a national fellowship application between Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Students must apply for the incentive funds during the same quarter that they apply for the fellowship. For a partial list of external fellowships, please visit: http://www.eng.uci.edu/current/graduate/financial-support/external-fellowships. Applications for the National Fellowship Incentive Program are accepted on a quarterly basis until funds are exhausted. 

To apply, please submit the following materials:
    1) A completed National Fellowship Incentive Program Application Form with all signatures
    2) A copy of the fellowship application materials (i.e., proposals, statements, etc.)
    3) Confirmation of submission (i.e., an email from the fellowship organization confirming receipt of your application)

Please note that students MUST consult with the GRC Writing Consultant prior to submitting their fellowship applications in order to qualify for this program. For more information, please visit http://www.grad.uci.edu/services/gpsrc/ or call 949-824-3849.

Send completed applications as a single .pdf to gradengr@uci.edu

 

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