Active Fellowship Opportunities

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 (3100 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.

The Office of Research Development offers a grant review/editing service to faculty, graduate students, and their support staff who would like "another pair of eyes." Generally, turn around is less than two or three days. Contact is Randy Black, Research Development Manager, at rbblack@uci.edu.

Current Listings (scroll down for details)

Within UCI

Brython Davis Fellowship - November 21, 2014

Gordon Hein Scholarship - November 21, 2014

La Verne Noyes Fellowship - November 21, 2014

Miguel Velez Scholarship - November 21, 2014

National Fellowship Incentive Program - December 12, 2014

Outside of UCI

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship - November 19, 2014

Switzer Environmental Fellowships - January 9, 2015

 


The Brython Davis Fellowship

DEADLINE: November 21, 2014 at 12pm

The Brython Davis Fellowship provides financial support to master's degree (except MBA) or Ph.D. students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise, financial need and, are US citizens and the son or daughter of a service member or veteran of the US Navy or Marine Corps.

Applicant Qualifications:
To be eligible for this fellowship, the student must be pursuing a Ph.D. or MS/MA/MFA degree, be a US citizen and have a parent who was or is a regular member of the United States Navy or United States Marine Corps. The student must also have a FAFSA on file, have sufficient financial need and be in good academic standing. Award preference will be given to students who have not previously received this award. 

Application Process:
Student is to complete the application form, obtain the signature of the Associate Dean Lee Swindlehurst via Nadia Ortiz (in 5400 Engineering Hall) and send it to Gina Anzivino (120 Aldrich Hall) along with the following:

  1. Apply for FAFSA -- If application is recent, please attach a copy of the confirmation document/email
  2. Brython Davis Fellowship Application From - with all signatures
  3. Recommendation Letter from Faculty Advisor or Department Chair
  4. Statement of research - approximately one page
  5. Unofficial Transcripts through Spring 2014
  6. 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.
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Brython Davis Fellowship Application Form


The Gordon Hein Scholarship

DEADLINE: November 21, 2014 at 12pm

The Gordon Hein Scholarship provides financial support to master's degree (except MBA) or Ph.D. students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise are legally blind and have financial need. This award provides graduate aid of $30,000 (stipend) during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. 

Applicant Qualifications:
To be eligible for this fellowship, the student must be pursuing a Ph.D. or MS/MA/MFA degree and be blind or legally blind. The student must also have a FAFSA on file, have sufficient financial need and be in good academic standing. The application must be approved by the Director of Student Disability Services prior to submission to the Graduate Division.

Application Process:
Student is to complete the application form, obtain the signature of the Associate Dean Lee Swindlehurst via Nadia Ortiz (5400 Engineering Hall) and send it to Gina Anzivino (120 Aldrich Hall) along with the following:

  1. Apply for FAFSA -- If application is recent, please attach a copy of the confirmation document/email (US citizens are required to file a FAFSA. International students are required to submit a statement from their advisor or department chair regarding the financial need of the student.)
  2. Gordon Hein Scholarship Application Form - with all signatures
  3. Recommendation Letter from Faculty Advisor or Department Chair
  4. Statement of research - Approximately one page
  5. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  6. Certification (signature on form) from Disability Services Center
  7. Unofficial Transcripts through Spring 2014

Gordon Hein Scholarship Application


La Verne Noyes Fellowship

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 21, 2014 at 12pm

The La Verne Noyes Fellowship provides financial support to master's degree (except MBA) or Ph.D. students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise and financial need, are US citizens and descendants of World War I US Army or Navy veterans.

This award provides graduate aid of $3,000 (stipend) during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. 

Applicant Qualifications:
To be eligible for this fellowship, the student must be pursuing a Ph.D. or MS/MA/MFA degree, be a US citizen and be a blood descendent a US Army or Navy veteran of World War I. The veteran must have served for at least 4 months prior to November 11, 1918. The student must also have a FAFSA on file, have sufficient financial need and be in good academic standing. Award preference will be given to students who have not previously received this award. Preference will be given to descendants of those killed in action.

Application Process:
Student is to complete the application form, obtain the signature of the Associate Dean Lee Swindlehurst via Nadia Ortiz (in 5400 Engineering Hall and send it to Gina Anzivino (120 Aldrich Hall) along with the following:

  1. Apply for FAFSA -- If application is recent, please attach a copy of the confirmation document/email
  2. La Verne Noyes Fellowship Application Form – with all signatures
  3. Recommendation Letter from Faculty Advisor or Department Chair
  4. Statement of research - Approximately one page
  5. Copy of birth certificate and family tree showing the relationship to the WWI veteran with US Army or Navy service
  6. 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).
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

La Verne Noyes Fellowship Application


Miguel Velez Scholarship

DEADLINE: November 21, 2014 at 12pm

The Miguel Velez Scholarship provides financial support to master's degree (except MBA) or Ph.D. students who demonstrate outstanding past academic achievement as well as future promise and financial need and are citizens and residents of a Latin American country. Recipients of the scholarship are selected based on character, ability and financial need.

This award provides graduate aid of $10,000 (fees/stipend) during Spring Quarter of the academic year of the award. 

Applicant Qualifications:
To be eligible for this fellowship, the student must be pursuing a Ph.D. or MS/MA/MFA degree and be a citizen of a Latin American country. The student must also have sufficient financial need, supported by a letter from the student’s advisor or chair, and be in good academic standing.

Application Process:
Student is to complete the application form, obtain the signature of the Associate Dean Lee Swindlehurst via Nadia Ortiz (5400 Engineering Hall) and send it to Gina Anzivino (120 Aldrich Hall) along with the following:

  1. Miguel Velez Scholarship Application Form – with all signatures
  2. Recommendation Letter from Faculty Advisor or Department Chair
  3. Statement of research - Approximately one page
  4. Unofficial transcripts through Spring 2014
  5. Copy of passport page showing citizenship in a Latin American country. Residence will be verified through the student information system.
  6. Statement of financial need from Faculty Advisor or Department Chair
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Miguel Velez Scholarship Application


National Fellowship Incentive Program

This $250 award is open to all Engineering graduate students with a GPA of 3.60 or higher who submit a national fellowship application between June 30, 2014 and June 1, 2015. 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/grad/support/external. Applications for the National Fellowship Incentive Program are accepted on a quarterly basis until funds are exhausted. Prior awardees may re-apply to receive a smaller award of $150. The Fall 2014 deadline is December 12, 2014.


To apply, please submit the following materials:

    1) A completed National Fellowship Incentive Program Application Form

    1) A copy of the fellowship application materials (i.e., proposals, statements, etc.)

    2) 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/grc/ or call 949-824-3849.

Send completed applications as a single .pdf to Nadia Ortiz at nortiz@uci.edu or at 5400 Engineering Hall.

 


Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

DEADLINE: November 19, 2014

Predoctoral Awards:
This year the program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf or the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgement of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility:
Eligibility to apply for a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens, nationals, and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card) of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, 
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary U.S. educational institution,
  • Individuals who require a minimum of three years study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree as of the 2015 fall semester, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.

Stipend and Benefits:
Annual Stipend: $24,000

  • Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Access to Ford Fellows Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows

How to Apply:
The on-line fellowship application is available at: http://national-academies.org/ford
Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password. All application materials become the property of the National Academies and are not returned to applicants. Please not that all application materials must be written in English.
In order to be reviewed, the on-line application must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time on November 19, 2014. Supplementary Materials must be received in the Fellowships Office by January 9, 2015.

Supplementary Materials:
Strictly enforced deadline: January 9, 2015
The following transcripts must be uploaded to the fellowship application module:

  • Baccalaureate degree transcript showing grades and baccalaureate completion date or undergraduate work completed prior to fall 2014 for those who have not yet completed a baccalaureate degree.
  • Graduate school transcript(s) showing all graduate work completed prior to fall 2014. Applicants who entered graduate school in fall 2014 should upload a graduate transcript that indicates grades received in fall 2014. If this is not possible, a letter from the graduate institution attesting to progress made should be uploaded in its place.
  • Letters of reference (all letters must be submitted electronically); a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 letters of reference should be submitted on behalf of each applicant; applications with less then 3 letters submitted by January 9, 2015 will not be reviewed (if in graduate school, at least one letter should be submitted by a faculty adviser or other faculty member in the current department),
  • Verification of Predoctoral Status Form to affirm that an applicant already enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program still requires a minimum of three-years to complete the Ph.D. including at least one year of full time coursework as of the 2015 fall semester.
  • GRE General Test Scores.

Please visit http://national-academies.org/ford for more information.


Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 9, 2015

The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation invites applications from highly talented graduate students in New England and California for Switzer Environmental Fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. The award amount is $15,000. Guidelines and instructions are available on our website at http://www.switzernetwork.org/become-fellow/how-apply. Only completed and qualified applications will be considered. All applications must be submitted online per the instructions.

 

Candidate Profile

Candidates for the Fellowship should demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, be able to clearly communicate how they will apply their technical or professional expertise to environmental issues, and convey a clarity and sense of purpose about their work.  Leadership qualities valued by the Switzer Foundation include a desire to work collaboratively and across disciplines, a commitment to applied environmental work, interest in developing leadership skills and an appreciation of the importance of networks.  Candidates for the Switzer Fellowship are chosen not only for their excellence in academic and scientific or technical work, but also on their true dedication to aggressively pursue practical solutions to environmental problems.  Fellows have studied in a range of fields including environmental law, public policy, natural resources management, architecture, business and journalism as well as in more traditional sciences of chemistry, biology and engineering.  We seek applications from, and will make awards to, students from a diverse cross-section of graduate schools and programs, and from a diversity of backgrounds.  More detailed information about the Switzer Foundation, the Environmental Fellowship Program, and the network of Switzer Fellows can be found on the Switzer website at www.switzernetwork.org.

The Switzer Foundation is interested in applications from both terminal Master’s degree students and doctoral students.  Master’s students who are likely to continue in a doctoral program should not apply until the doctoral stage.  To be eligible, PhD students must have completed at least three years of doctoral study as of July 1, 2015 or have passed their qualifying exams by May 1, 2015, no exceptions.

 

How to Apply

The online application form and instructions are available on our website at http://www.switzernetwork.org/become-fellow.  All applications must be submitted by January 9, 2015, with all required documentation.  Paper applications, incomplete applications, or late submissions will not be considered.