page is a resource for UC Santa Barbara graduate students. It
a compressed (and hopefully up to date) list of all
available. NOTE: Doctoral 2A, or P3 class level students are
for central fellowship funds.
UC Santa Barbara Fellowships
Award: This award provides a $7,500 stipend plus payment of
in-state tuition and university health insurance for one
quarter. Please note, supplemental nonresident tuition will
not be provided. This award provides one quarter of support
for a continuing graduate student. The Dean's Fellowship is
available to both domestic and international students. It is
particularly appropriate for support in the second, third,
fourth or fifth year of graduate study.
Eligible nominees must be:
* Enrolled in a doctoral or M.F.A. program, or in an M.A.
program in a department for which the Masters degree is the
terminal degree offered
* Demonstrate high academic performance and are in good
* Have requisite Spring 2014 registration or Spring 2014
official Leave Of Absence status at the time of nomination
* Be within time-to-degree and normative time standards
Students are not eligible if:
* They have P3 status
* Hold an active multi-year central fellowship package (e.g.
students in a departmental appointment year of a multi-year
award) during the funding quarter
* Received the Dean's Fellowship twice previously during the
student's academic career at UCSB
Given by: Faculty Women's Club of UCSB
Award Amount: $8000 stipend
Domestic/international, male/female, must be either
registered, preference will be given to those who have
advanced to candidacy.
Must be registered in Fall of fellowship year
Must be in academic good standing at the time of
Must be within time-to-degree or normative time
Must have completed at least two years of graduate
studies in his/her current Ph.D. program
Personal narrative (2pgs), Indicate any unusual or difficult
circumstances faced by the candidate during grad studies.
Other materials: Cover sheet, 2 page summary of research,
recommendation from advisor, and a CV.
Brython Davis Graduate Fellowship
Award Amount: $7500 stipend
Eligibility: For Children of members of US Navy or Marine
The Brython Davis Endowment Graduate Fellowship is designated
for children of regular members of the U.S. Navy or Marine
Corps. It provides one-quarter of fellowship support for a
continuing graduate student. This award provides a $7,500
stipend plus payment of in-state tuition and health insurance
(UCSHIP) for one quarter. Please note, nonresident
supplemental tuition will not be provided. Awards may be
received more than once.
To be eligible, applicants:
* Must be the child of one or more parents who has served as a
regular (not reservist) member Marine Corps
* Must be registered or on approved Leave of Absence during
* May not hold an active multi-year central fellowship package
(e.g. students in a department multi-year award)
* Must be in academic good standing at the time of nomination
Materials: application form,
1-2 pg description of research interest, short 2pg CV, letter
of rec, documentation of service
Graduate Student Association Childcare
The GSA Childcare Grant for Graduate Students is intended to
promote graduate student success during certain required
milestone activities of the graduate program. Approved graduate
students with single-child households will receive an award of
$250; graduate students with more than one child will receive an
award of $150 per child, with a maximum award of $600. Grants
are limited to one award per graduate student household per
quarter, with a maximum of five awards allowed during a
student’s academic tenure at UCSB.
Award: Grant $250-600
Eligibility: In order to qualify, you must be a registered
graduate student, able to provide proof of dependents, be
enrolled in a degree granting program, and be able to provide
documentation that you are currently completing one of the
following milestone activities:
* Completing comprehensive exams
* Completing area exams
* Preparing for a master’s thesis defense
* Preparing a dissertation proposal
* Preparing for a dissertation oral defense
Graduate Student Association Conference
The GSA Conference Travel Grant is intended to help offset the
costs of travel or registration fees at professional conferences
in which a graduate student is presenting original research
findings. Eligible students will receive up to $200 in
reimbursement for registration or travel costs related to
conference travel. Travel grants are only available once per
academic year. Applications are due on or before the last
day of the quarter following the quarter during which the
student attended the conference.
Award: Grant $200
Eligibility: Applicant must not yet be advanced to candidacy at
the time of attendance, and must be accepted to present original
UCSB Affiliates Graduate Dissertation
Eligibility: doctoral students in final year of study. One
fellowship is reserved for a qualified student in Engineering.
Awards are made on the basis of the quality of the proposed
topic and the candidate’s academic credentials. Awards will be
decided by May of the current year.
Award: Stipend of $3000 matched by the graduate division
2 letters of rec, 1pg personal narrative, 1pg budget,
400-500word dissertation abstract
Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel
Grants are awarded to eligible students on a first-come,
first-served basis each fiscal year. Application must be
received at least 21 calendar days prior to travel. Applicants
must be doctoral students and advanced to candidacy, or if
master of fine arts (M.F.A.) students, must be in their second
year and be in candidacy prior to travel. Travel funding
is available to attend a major professional conference at which
the applicant will present a paper, present research, perform,
or exhibit. Students may only receive one travel grant during
the course of their studies.
Maximum funding is as follows:
* $350 California
* $685 All other U.S. locations, Mexico, Canada
* $1,030 Puerto Rico, Europe
* $1,200 Central or South America
* $1,400 Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Pacific
Student applications for travel funds must be accompanied by an
abstract of the paper to be presented, a copy of the formal
invitation, and a letter of support from the student's advisor
indicating the importance of the forum. The conference must be
an important one to the discipline; preference will be given to
travel associated with potential academic employment. Funds are
limited; applications are accepted year-round until funds are
expended or until May 15, whichever occurs first.
University of California Office of
Research Awards (UC-Wide Awards)
President's Postdoctoral Fellowship
Purpose: Supports researchers and mentors toward academic career
Grants Typical award: 31K
Deadline November 1, annually
Contact Kimberly Adkinson, (510) 987-9503
Fatomei Database of Graduate Fellowships (for
DOE Computational Science Graduate
Eligibility: US Citizens or Permanent residents
Annual stipend of $36000 plus full tuition. Up to 4 years of
Symantec Graduate Fellowship
Eligibility: graduate students working in systems research.
Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an
industrial research lab and those working on innovative research
projects in areas related to Symantec’s businesses such as
security, storage, backup, virtualization, cloud computing, big
data infrastructure, etc. Recipients will also be selected
based on their overall potential for research excellence and
their academic progress to-date as evidenced by publications.
1 Year of support up to $20,000.
For more info:
Deadline: December 3, 2014
IBM Graduate Fellowships
Eligibility: Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty
member and enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D.
program. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM
colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual
interest. Outside of Europe and Russia, students must have
completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program
at the time of their nomination. Award Recipients will be
selected based on their overall potential for research
excellence, the degree to which their technical interests align
with those of IBM, and their academic progress to-date, as
evidenced by publications and endorsements from their faculty
advisor and department head. Preference will be given to
students who have had an IBM internship or have closely
collaborated with technical or services people from IBM.
1 year stipend that varies by country. Can be renewed up to 3
More info: http://www.research.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship/
Deadline: October 28, 2014.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New
Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing
generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve
leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established
in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to
American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the
United States has afforded the donors and their family.
Deadline: November 1, 2014
IBM PhD Fellowships
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D.
students in an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and
fundamental to innovation.
Students must be nominated by a faculty member. They must be
enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program, and
they should have completed at least one year of study in their
doctoral program at the time of their nomination. Award
Recipients will be selected based on their overall potential for
research excellence, the degree to which their technical
interests align with those of IBM, and their academic progress
to-date, as evidenced by publications and endorsements from
their faculty advisor and department head.
NSF Graduate Fellowships
Info from GradPost (UCSB):
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of
the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity
by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this
competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three
years of support for graduate study leading to research-based
masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are
at the early stages of their graduate study.
Deadline: October 29, 2014.