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

Current Listings (scroll down for details)

Within UCI

Tom Angell Fellowship - January 16, 2015

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant - February 9, 2015

National Fellowship Incentive Program - March 13, 2015

Outside of UCI

The Chateaubriand Fellowship - January 20, 2015


Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 16, 2015

The Graduate Division is now accepting nominations for the Tom Angell Fellowship, which will be awarded in winter 2015. This fellowship is intended to honor Tom Angell’s contributions as our Graduate Counselor to graduate student wellness and retention. The award is open to graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars.

Award Amount

One $500 fellowship award will be made to one graduate student; one $500 award will be made to one faculty member; and one $500 award will be made to one postdoctoral scholar. The faculty award must be used as a fellowship to a student of the faculty’s choice. The student and postdoctoral scholar awards must be used to support student/postdoc professional development. 



Faculty Nominees

  1. Must have shown excellent mentorship of UC Irvine graduate students

Student Nominees

  1. Must have shown excellent mentorship of fellow UC Irvine students
  2. Must be making satisfactory academic progress

Postdoctoral Scholar Nominees

  1. Must have shown excellent mentorship of UC Irvine graduate students or fellow postdoctoral scholars.

Evaluation Criteria

It is desirable that the student/faculty/postdoc takes initiative as a mentor, and for whom mentoring is a habit.

Elements of the Proposal

  1. Completed application, including, in 250 words or less, why you feel that the student/faculty/postdoc is an excellent mentor to other UCI students.  

*Awardees will receive more specific information regarding procedures and guidelines for receipt of funds.


Submission deadline: Friday, January 16, 2015

Awards Announcement: Friday, January 23, 2015


Submit proposals electronically to: Megan Story,

2014-15 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant

DEADLINE: Monday, February 9th

The Graduate Student Affairs Office is pleased to announce that the Graduate Division has provided the Henry Samueli School of Engineering limited funding for 2014-15 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant awards. These funds are to be used for travel and scholarly activities for continuing graduate students. This allocation must be expended no later than June 15, 2015. Please read the following information carefully as some of the criterion and requirements have changed from previous years.

The deadline for applications is Monday February 9th by 5pm. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. Each applicant is eligible to apply for up to $400.00 in School Travel Funds. All School Awarded Funds must be matched equally by faculty/department funds.

The criteria are as follows:

1) Travel must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 15, 2015.
2) The awardee must present at a conference in some capacity.
3) The awardee must be within the normative time to degree time limits.
4) A strong preference will be given to high quality conferences in the student’s given field. (Student’s advisor should make a statement on conference quality in the letter of recommendation).
5) Preference may be given to Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy by the end of the Summer 2015 term.
6) Students who have previously received the research and travel grant award are ineligible to apply.

To apply, students must:

1. Submit the Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Application
2. Attach the following materials to the application and submit it as a single .pdf to Nadia Ortiz at or as a hard copy to 5400 Engineering Hall by the above deadline:

  • A letter from your faculty advisor that: 1) Supports your request for travel funds and 2) Verifies that matching funds are available 3) Describes the prestige or quality of the conference in your field
  • An itemized budget for the total travel funds requested
  • A copy of the conference paper, abstract or poster (in 8 1/2" x 11" format) [if one was submitted]
  • A current CV/Resume

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: 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 Winter 2015 deadline is March 13, 2015.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

    1) A completed National Fellowship Incentive Program Application Form with all signatures

    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 or call 949-824-3849.

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



The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open

Complete applications must be submitted by January 20, 2015.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The program is divided in two sections:

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health:

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.  This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with American universities and French research organizations. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.


  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.


  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France


  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student's command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange