Fellowships:For Graduate Students at UC Santa Barbara
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Introduction

This page is a resource for UC Santa Barbara graduate students. It provides a compressed (and hopefully up to date) list of all fellowships available. NOTE: Doctoral 2A, or P3 class level students are ineligible for central fellowship funds.


UC Santa Barbara Fellowships


Dean's Fellowship

Award: For this 1-year award, the Graduate Division provides a stipend, plus payment of fees and health insurance for all awardees. Nonresident tuition is not provided as continuing students are expected to establish California residency by their second year. However, departments may provide payment of nonresident tuition for international students. Departments may supplement with a TA appointment up to an average of 35% time over the course of the academic year (with included benefits of appointment), or a GSR appointment up to an average of 35% time over the course of the academic year (with included benefits of appointment).

Departments must nominate students for this fellowship. Nominations should be for doctoral or M.F.A. students or academic master's students if the master's degree is the highest degree offered at UCSB in that department or program. Students may receive the fellowship twice during their academic careers but must be re-nominated, as it is not an automatically renewable award.


Graduate Opportunity Fellowship (GOF)

Award: For this 1-year award, the Graduate Division provides a stipend, and payment of fees and health insurance for all awardees. Nonresident tuition is not included in the award package. Departments may supplement with a TA appointment up to an average of 35% time over the course of the academic year (with included benefits of appointment), or a GSR appointment up to an average of 35% time over the course of the academic year (with included benefits of appointment).

New and continuing domestic doctoral (or M.F.A.) students are eligible for nomination for this diversity fellowship. Students may receive the fellowship twice during their academic careers but must be re-nominated, as it is not an automatically renewable award.

Central Awards by Student Application (Must be applied for directly by the continuing student to the Graduate Division)


Broida-Hirschfelder Dissertation Awards

Given by: Faculty Women's Club of UCSB
Award Amount: $8000 stipend Eligibility: domestic/international, male/female. Must have completed one year of grad study. Preference given to PhD candidates. Indicate any unusual or difficult circumstances faced by the candidate during grad studies. Materials: Cover sheet, 2 page (600 words) summary of research, letter of recommendation from advisor, and a CV. Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn(http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn)


Brython Davis Graduate Fellowship

Award Amount: $5000 stipend
Eligibility: For Children of members of US Navy or Marine Corps.
Materials: Cover sheet, 600-900 word of research interest, short CV, letter of rec. Application Materials: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn(http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn)


Graduate Division Dissertation Awards


Award Amount: Stipend, plus payment of in-state fees and health insurance for one quarter.
Eligibility: Given to advanced graduate students in the final stages of writing the dissertation. Students receiving a dissertation award are not allowed to hold an academic apprentice appointment the quarter in which they receive this award. Students must be advanced to candidacy at the time they apply and are expected to complete their degrees within the fellowship period. This is a one-time award. Students receiving this award will not be considered for further central fellowship awards.
Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn


Graduate Research Mentorship Program (GRMP)


Eligibility: Citizens and permanent residents advanced to candidacy. Applicants must demonstrate high academic performance and promise, and make a contribution to the graduate population in at least one of the following ways: low family socio-economic status; experience of a condition impeding advancement to graduate study (such as but not limited to the absence of a family member who had attended college; educational disadvantages such as matriculation in a school or schools with poor financial or curricular support; having a physical or mental special need; the necessity to work long hours while attending school; language background at home other than English); commitment to advancing economically or educationally disadvantaged segments of society (such as but not limited to academic research interests focusing on cultural, societal or educational problems as they affect economically or educationally underrepresented or disadvantaged segments of society); expressed interest in the use of the doctoral degree toward advancing economically or educationally disadvantaged segments of society.
Award: Stipend, plus payment of in-state fees and health insurance. Nonresident tuition will not be provided.
Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn


President's Dissertation Year Fellowship


Award: Stipend, plus payment of in-state fees, health insurance, and an allowance for research expenses in the student's final year of study.
Eligibility: This diversity fellowship is funded by the Office of the President and is designed for meritorious students who plan careers in academia. Students are also required to present their research at another UC campus; travel funds are provided for this purpose. Students must be advanced to candidacy at the time they are nominated and are expected to complete their degrees within the fellowship period. Students receiving this award will not be considered for further central fellowship awards and may hold no UCSB employment during the academic year.
Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn


Science and Engineering Research Grants


Award: Grant $2000
Elibility: doctoral students advanced to candidacy (domestic/international). Grants can be used for travel or supplies but not for stipend. Students may receive this award no more than two times during their academic career at UCSB.
Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn


UCSB Affiliates Graduate Dissertation Fellowships


Eligibility: doctoral students in final year of study. One fellowship is reserved for a qualified student in Engineering.
Award: Stipend of $3000 matched by the graduate division
Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn


Graduate Council Travel Grants


Available to doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy, or M.F.A. students in their second year and in candidacy, who have been invited to present a research paper at a scholarly meeting, or to give a performance, or to present the results of research before a distinguished audience. Students are eligible to receive support for one trip during their scholarly career. Applicants must be registered or on an approved leave of absence. Students in joint degree programs are eligible for up to one-half of the regular allocation. 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.
Application: http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/pubs/#fn


University of California Office of Research Awards (UC-Wide Awards)


President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


http://www.ucop.edu/acadadv/ppfp/
Purpose: Supports researchers and mentors toward academic career advancement
Grants Typical award: 31K
Deadline November 1, annually
Contact Kimberly Adkinson, (510) 987-9503

Biotechnology Research and Education Program, Systemwide


http://ucsystembiotech.ucdavis.edu/

Purpose: Funds cutting-edge theoretical and experimental research at the interface between the life sciences and physical, chemical, material, engineering, mathematical or computational sciences.
Grants: Funds fellowships (up to $50,000 per fellowship per year) in the Graduate Research and Education in Adaptive bio-Technology (GREAT) Training Program.
Deadline: Varies--contact program
Contact: Martina Newell-McGloughlin (530) 752-8237

External Fellowships


The Fatomei Database of Graduate Fellowships (for CS/Engineering)



Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships


http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/Grad2006.htm

Eligibility:
# You must be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline.
# If you have earned a masters or doctoral degree as of the application deadline, you are ineligible.
# If you are pursuing an MBA, MD, joint MD/PhD, JD, or joint JD/PhD degree, you are ineligible.
# You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA from the institution granting your bachelors degree of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including fall 2005 grades if enrolled during that term.
# If you are currently enrolled in graduate school, you must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including fall 2005 grades.
# You must be pursuing a doctoral or masters degree with a thesis requirement in the physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, or engineering. See Fields of Study List.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans


http://www.pdsoros.org/

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.


IBM PhD Fellowships


http://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/university/scholars/fellowship/phd/

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.
Eligibility 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


http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

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.