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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Within UCI

Internal Endowed Fellowships

Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12 PM

Dear Graduate Students,

The Graduate Division is pleased to invite applications for five internal endowed fellowships.  All Ph.D. and master’s degree students (except those enrolled in self-supporting programs) who meet the specific fellowship criteria may apply.  A brief summary of each fellowship is provided below.  Please refer to the calls for applications and application forms for complete eligibility and application information; these are linked below and also available here.

Brython Davis Fellowship

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and one of the applicant’s parents must be a current member or veteran of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. 
  • Provides resident fees and a stipend of $6,000 in Spring Quarter 2021
  • Call for Applications
  • Application Form

Gordon Hein Scholarship

  • Applicants must be blind or legally blind, as certified by the Disability Services Center.
  • Provides resident fees and a stipend of $6,000 in Spring Quarter 2021
  • Call for Applications
  • Application Form

James Harvey Scholar

  • Applicants must be in their final year of study, researching male or female homosexuality.
  • Provides resident fees and a stipend of $6,000 in Spring Quarter 2021
  • Call for Applications
  • Application form

La Verne Noyes Fellowship

 Miguel Velez Scholarship

  • Applicants must be citizens and residents of a Latin American country, with preference given to citizens of Colombia.  Students from a Latin American Country who have AB540 status are also eligible to apply.
  • Provides resident fees and a stipend of $6,000 in Spring Quarter 2021
  • Call for Applications
  • Application Form  

Applications should be submitted in PDF format to Sonia Lepe (with a copy to your Graduate Coordinator and no later than December 4, 2020 at 12PM.  Please contact Sonia email with any questions.

Outside UCI

NCAR - SIParCS Internship

Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM MT

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is currently accepting applications for their SIParCS internship program (pronounced "sigh-parks") this Summer 2021.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be available full-time (40 hours/week) during May 17-July 30, 2021 (dates still to be confirmed) to participate
  • Graduate students continuing graduate programs for Fall 2021 are eligible.
  • Must currently be enrolled in a U.S. university
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • For F visa students accepted to the SIParCS program, CPT work authorization issued through a U.S. Designated School Official (DSO) or OPT issued through both a DSO and the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be required.  International Students at U.S. Schools welcomed and encouraged too.

Application Process:

  • Combine your cover letter, resume/CV, and transcripts into 1 PDF document
    • Name the PDF “LastName_FirstName_ProjectNumber”  Example: “Hopper_Grace_Project5.pdf” or “Hopper_Grace_CODE.pdf” if applying to the CODE position
  • Apply through Workday

For more information on the NCAR internship, such as application procession and requirements, go to

Switzer Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

The application period for the 2021 Switzer Fellowships is now open! Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement.

The Switzer Fellowship includes:

  • A one-year $15,000 unrestricted cash award;
  • Two multi-day leadership training and cohort-building retreats;
  • Access to other Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation grant programs and career support; and
  • Engagement with the Switzer Network, an active community of nearly 700 environmental leaders in the U.S. and around the world.

The Switzer Fellowship encourages applicants from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and strongly encourage students of color, first-generation college and graduate students, and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in environmental graduate programs to apply. They are interested in receiving as many applications as possible from appropriate Master's-level programs. (Ph.D. applicants are encouraged to apply as long as there is an applied focus of their work, and they can articulate the vision for the near-term application of their work.)

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents ("green card" holders), and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Unfortunately, international students are not eligible.

The fellowship program guidelines contain links to the application form and related materials and instructions. If you have any questions about the Switzer Fellowship or the guidelines, please contact Erin Lloyd, Program Director.