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 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
UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - November 1, 2014

Outside of UCI
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship - October 31, 2014


University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2015-16
Call for Applications


THE PROGRAM: The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The program also offers opportunities for research careers at the UC-affiliated National Laboratories—Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under-represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS: Fellowships are awarded for research conducted at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award includes a salary starting at $42,000 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must hold or receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship.

APPLICATION: Apply online at:

The Hertz Foundation

Deadline: October 31, 2014

In the past 50 years, we have supported over 1100 students in graduate school and offer unique mentoring and community opportunities. Our principal goal is the building of a community that creates innovation to improve our lives, supports the national defense, and ensures America’s competitiveness in the global economy.

The Hertz Foundation selects, supports, and mentors the brightest technical people in the nation, giving them all possible freedom to find their creative limits.  By further providing them opportunities to interact as a community, we help equip them to meet John Hertz’s challenge to serve the nation. 

• Innovators who see challenges in new ways
• Eager to make a positive impact in the applied physical biological, and engineering sciences
• Applying to a PhD program or are in the first year of one
• An American citizen or permanent resident

• Full tuition equivalent for up to five years
• A stipend of $32,000 per academic year
• $5,000 annually for dependent childcare
• $38,000 stipend if coordinated with other 3-year fellowship
• Over 40 currently participating U.S. research universities

Earth Science
Quantitative Biology
Materials Science
Computer Science

Apply Online at