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 (located in Room C114 of the UCI Student 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 tutors 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

National Fellowship Incentive Program - June 2, 2014

Gordon Hein Scholarship - May 30, 2014

Outside of UCI



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, 2013 and June 1, 2014. 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 Spring 2014 deadline is June 2, 2014.

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 Tutor 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 Amy Fujitani at or at 5400 Engineering Hall.

Gordon Hein Scholarship

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 Amy Fujitani (in 5400 Engineering Hall) and send it to Susan Bertram (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. Recommendation Letter from Faculty Advisor or Department Chair
  3. Statement of research - Approximately one page
  4. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Gordon Hein Scholarship Application