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

Outside of UCI

Switzer Environmental Fellowships - January 9, 2015

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,


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

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 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

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  All applications must be submitted by January 9, 2015, with all required documentation.  Paper applications, incomplete applications, or late submissions will not be considered.

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