Graduate fellowships & Funding

Teaching Assistantships

Students can receive funding through appointments as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Reader. Information on responsibilities, requirements and benefits can be found on the Graduate Division website here.

Interested ICS graduate students must submit an application for each quarter they wish to search as a TA or Reader. The application requirement applies to ALL students, including those on a TA/Reader fellowship.

Students are notified of their appointments via email as soon as they are assigned. Any questions about TA and Reader assignments should be directed to the Department Managers.


Fellowships for ICS Graduate Students

Fellowship and award opportunities available to ICS Graduate Students are outlined below. This is a combined list of those offered by Graduate Division and external sources. Please see the links provided in the document for more information on each fellowship or award.

*Many fellowships have internal department deadlines 7-10 days prior to the official due date.


Fall 2021

NameAmountCriteriaRequirementsDue DateSourceWebsite
Graduate Deans Recent Alumni FellowshipUnpaid but access to resources that will pay immense dividends going forwardTransitioning from graduate school to full-time careers in either academic or other industries. Application9/13/2021Graduate DivisionLink
Google PhD FellowshipTuition and fees for 2 years, with the potential to extend to third year, stipend $35,000, Google research mentorFull time PhD, must have completed grad coursework by Fall of the award year when fellowship begins, Google employees, spouses, children, students already being supported by a comparable industry not eligibleCV, Transcripts, research proposal, 2-3 letters of recommendation (advisors and others), one page CV from advisor9/30/2021External (coordinated by Grad Division)Link
Graduate Division Completion FellowshipDependent on needBe an active Graduate Student at UCIExplanation why research was delayed, letter of support, application submission9/8/2021, 10/1/2021Grad DivisionLink
ARCS$5,000 with option of 2nd year of $5,0003.5 GPA, U.S. citizen, 2yrs of full-time graduate study at UCI with 2yrs remaining, Satisfactory progress, Identified area of interest, Prepare a posterboard for display at ARCS dinner, Interpersonal and leadership abilitiesNomination Form, College Scientist Student Bio Profile, CV, Research description, Confidential evaluation by Advisor, Letters of Recommendation (advisor, department, Associate Dean)10/04/2021Grad DivisionLink
Public Impact$12,000 ($1,000) honorable mention3.7 GPA, Full-time PhD student, advanced to candidacy for PhD by 10/19/2018, Conduct research with a public impact, willing to have research featured by stakeholders, brief presentation and interview, attend a lunch and event Nomination Form, Student Information Form, CV, Letters of Recommendation (advisor/PI)10/4/2021Grad Division (no nomination limit)Link
Chancellor's Club Fellowship$12,000 3.7 GPA, Advanced to Candidacy (PhD), Plan to complete PhD by Fall 2019, First generation college student, Show financial need, Be willing to present research at Chancellor's Club dinner, Interpersonal and leadership abilitiesNomination Form, Student Information Form, CV, Letters of Recommendation (advisor)10/08/2021Grad Division (2 per School)Link
Women in Technology ScholarshipCheck WebsiteIdentification as femaleCheck Website10/15/2021ExternalLink
NSF I-CorpsUp to $2,200 for travelVaries, view websiteOnline application10/15/2021UCI Applied InnovationLink
Research America Funding Opportunity$4,000 micrograntsGraduate student in the United StatesFill out application10/19/2021ExternalLink
IBM PhD Fellowship Program $25,000 towards tuition/fees, $35,000 stipend for living expenses, travel, conferences for two yearsFull-time PhD student, at least 1 year of completed graduate study, potential for research excellenceNomination by faculty member, application online, CV, supporting statement by department chair, thesis title and brief research description10/20/2021ExternalLink
The Pedagogical Fellowship$2,000 Completion of or current enrollment in: Uni Studies 390X, certificate in teaching excellence, or approved department pedagogy course, teaching experience, service to university/departmentOnline application, letter of recommendation (advisor)10/22/2021UCI Division of Teaching Excellence and InnovationLink
STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award$1,000 in research support and travel supportGraduate Student in STEMAbstract, Application, Current CV10/22/2021ExternalLink
DAADVariesU.S. or Canadian citizen or PR; German exchange program; recent master's graduates or grad students enrolled full-time at a N American university, may not have been living in Germany formore than 15 months, may not hold another DAAD grant Contact DAAD coordinator, online application, DV, study proposal, letter of recommendation, evidence of contact with German institution, DAAD language evaluation form, transcripts.10/29/2021International/ExtramuralLink
The Hertz FoundationFull tuition for up to 5 years, stipend of $32,000 per academic year, $5,000 for dependent childcare, $40,000 stipend for 9 months, $8,000 stipend, $5,000 for dependent children if coordinated with the 3-year NSF fellowshipU.S. citizen or PR, applying to or in 1st year of PhD program, innovative, and eager to make positive impact in applied physical, biological, or engineering sciences, willing to commit skills to the U.S. in times of national emergencyEssay, letters of recommendation, current GRE scores, online application10/29/2021ExternalLink
DOE Science Graduate Student Research Program $3,000 monthly stipend while at the host DOE lab during award period, $2,000 travel reimbursementFull time Phd, advanced to candidacyOnline application, research proposal, transcripts, proof of PhD Candidacy, two letters of support11/1/2021ExternalLink
UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program$49,200 salary (depending on field, experience, benefits, etc.) and up to $5,000 for research-related travel expenses for up to 12 monthsPh.D. from a UC, legally authorized to work in the U.S.Online application11/1/2021ExternalLink
AAUWVaries ($2,000-$35,000)VariesApplication, budget, narrative autobiography, CV, uploads of various academic materials, letters of recommendation11/1/21 - 12/1/21ExternalLink
Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowshipup to $50,000 max. per year and may be renewableFemale PhD student currently enrolled in a university abroad, excellent academic record, illustrated commitment to teaching and research, leadership skills, community outreach, track record in encouraging young women into STEM fields, interest in position in public sectorSee Online Application11/05/2021ExternalLink
Gordon Hein ScholarshipResident fees and a $7,000 stipend during Spring quarterPhD or MS, good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, blind or legally blindApplication form, FAFSA for US citizens and statement of financial need from advisor or department for international students, letter of recommendation, statement of research, CV, unofficial trans, certification from Disability Service Center 11/15/2021Grad DivisionLink
James Harvey ScholarProvides resident fees and a stipend of $7,000 in Spring QuarterPhD/MS/MA/MFA student, advanced to candidacy and in final year, FAFSA on file, financial need, good standingStudent information form/application, FAFSA, recommendation letter (advisor or department), statement of research, CV, transcripts11/15/2021Grad DivisionLink
Miguel Velez ScholarshipProvides resident fees and a stipend of $7,000 in Spring QuarterPhD/MS, citizens of a Latin American country, good academic standing, financial need, students who have AB 540 status (from Latin America) are also eligibleStudent information form/application, recommendation letter, statement of research, copy of passport page showing citizenship, statement of financial need from advisor/chair, CV, trans11/15/2021Grad DivisionLink
La Verne Noyes FellowshipProvides a stipend of $4,000 in Spring Quarter U.S. citizen, PhD/MS/MA/MFA student, blood descendent of a U.S. Army or Navy veteran of WW I, the veteran must have served for at least 4 months between 4/6/1917 to 11/11/1918, FAFSA on file, financial need, good standing.Student information form/application, FAFSA, recommendation letter, statement of research, copy of birth certificate, copy of veteran's active duty or honorable discharge, CV, transcripts.11/15/2021Grad DivisionLink
Brython Davis FellowshipProvides resident fees and a stipend of $7,000 in Spring QuarterU.S. Citizen, PhD or MS/MA/MFA student, have a parent who was or is a regular member of the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps, have a current FAFSA on file, financial need, good standingApplication form, FAFSA, recommendation letter (advisor or department), statement of research, unofficial transcripts, copy of birth certificate, copy of parent's active duty or honorable discharge, CV11/15/2021Grad DivisionLink
Otto W. Shaler ScholarshipProvides resident fees and a stipend of $7,000 in Spring QuarterApplicants must be international students who have financial needInternational students pursuing a Ph.D. or masterís degree. Students enrolled in self-supporting programs are not eligible.11/15/2021Graduate DivisionLink
SMART Tuition and fees, $25,000-$38,000 stipendU.S. citizen, able to participate in summer internship in DoD laboratories and willing to accept post-graduate employment with DoD, good standing with minimum 3.0 GPAOnline application, academic background, proposed area of study, placement preferences, professional experiences, summary of goals, leadership and teamwork experience, publications, awards and honors; GRE scores, references, transcripts12/1/2021ExternalLink
Ford (predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral)$24,000 - $45,000 stipend, additional benefits depends on fellowship typeU.S. citizens or PR or individuals under the DACA Program, planning to enroll, enrolled in, or just completed PhD program; superior academic achievement, promise of continuing achievement as scholar or teacher, personal engagement with underrepresented communities, membership in underrepresented group (see website)Online application, personal information, statement of previous research or proposed research, capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to diverse backgrounds, sustained personal engagement with underrepresented communities, transcripts, letters of reference, verification of predoctoral, dissertation, or postdoctoral status.12/9/2021ExternalLink
Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity$20,000, up to 6 years of support by employer/internshipU.S. citizenMust match with employer's needs, research experience, letters of recommendation, GRE12/15/2021ExternalLink
Fred M. Tonge Endowed Graduate Award in ICS$1,000 Minimum GPA of 3.5, full-time studentFaculty Recommendation, nomination, brief documnettion of the practical benefits of submitter's research 2021 date is TBDICS- EndowedLink
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants$34,000 annual stipend, $12,000 cost of education allowance to institiution, supercomputer access, opportutnites to apply for the GRIP and GROWEnrolled at U.S. institution but need not be a U.S. citizen, proposals must be submitted by advisor, first year or the first semester of the second year in grad school, did not previously apply to NSF GRFP as a grad studentProposals submitted online (cover page, project summary, project description, references, biological sketches, budget, current and pending support, supplementary documentation; application review considers intellectual merit and broader impacts of research.TBD- Check websiteExtramuralLink
Rob Kling Memorial$2,000 Full-time PhD student in Informatics, minimum GPA of 3.5, faculty nominationOverview of Research or Dissertation Topic, CV, Letters of recommendationTBD- Check websiteICS- EndowedLink
Richard N. Taylor Graduate Award in Software Engineering$5,000 Full time PhD student in Software EngineeringOne page essay on research goals, approach, etc., CVTBD- Check websiteICS- EndowedLink
Rosalva Gallardo Valencia $10,000 Full-time PhD student in ICS, with a prefernece for Software Engineering studentsOne page essay on research goals, approach, etc., CV, letter of recommnedaiton from faculty advisorTBD- Check websiteICS- EndowedLink
Roberta Ellen Lamb Memorial$10,000 PhD student in Informatics, advanced to candidacy, faculty nominationOverview of Research or Dissertation Topic, CV, Letters of recommendationTBD- Check websiteICS- EndowedLink
NDSEGFull tuition and fees, $3,200 monthly stipend, $1,200 a year in medical insurance for 3 yearsU.S. citizen or national, must be one of the supported disciplines, must be at or near the beginning of doctoral studies, must receive bachelor's by Summer 2019 (but less than 2yrs of full-time graduate study)Online applicationTo apply for the FY2022 DoD NDSEG Fellowship Program, please email NDSEG@its-jv.com for further guidance.ExternalLink

Winter 2022

NameAmountCriteriaRequirementsDue DateSourceWebsite
DOE Computational ScienceTuition and fees, $36,000 stipend, yearly review, $5,000 allowance 1st year, $1,000 allowance years after, 12-week research practicum, renewable up to 4 years1st year full-time graduate student (MS or PhD without previous MS)Transcripts, GRE, PRA if applicable, references, program of study description with advisor, online submission2022 Date TBD (1/13/2021)ExternalLink
Point Foundation LGBTQFunds not provided by other fellowships or funding, depends on financial need of studentIdentification with the LGBTQ communityOnline application, semi-finalists require supplemental materials2022 Date TBD (1/26/2021)ExternalLink
Cohen (Developmental Social Neuroscience)$34,000 + healthcare2 year program post-bachelor's degree, not for concurrent graduate study/programApplication, resume, transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation2022 Date TBD (1/8/2021)ExternalLink
Eugene Cota-Robles (ECR)$25,000 stipend and payment of fees/tuition, $3,000 of support for summer, $5,000 stipend for summer 0 and the cost of UC SHIP PhD student, Interest in an academic career in teaching and research, citizen or PR og AB540 eligible, 3,0 cumulative undergrad and master's GPA, storong mentoring plan, meet the UC definition of diversityNomination by academic program, nomination form, trans, letters of recommendation student should indicate interest, personal history statement determines eligibility2022 Date TBD (2/20/2021, 3/19/2021)Grad DivisionLink
Graduate Opportunity (GOF)$5,000 prior to entry, 2 years of support plus $3,000 of summer support after year 1, $3,000 summer stipends after years 2,3,4.U.S. citizen or PR, 3.0 undergrad or Master's GPA, entering Fall Quarter as 1st yr. full-time PhD student, high potential and promise, experience situations of diversity/particular impediments to academic success Nomination by academic program, student should indicate interest, personal history statement determines eligibility2022 Date TBD (2/20/2021, 3/19/2021)Grad DivisionLink
Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant$25,000 to support their dissertation research, option to participate in a 2-day career workshop at Microsoft's labsPhD students who are underrepresented in the field of computing, pursuing research aligned to the research areas carried out by MicrosoftOnline application2022 Date TBD (2/22/2021)ExternalLink
Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research AbroadVaries; travel expenses, maintenance and dependents allowances based on cost of living of host country, research-related expenses, health and accident insurance, $100 admin fee to applicant institutionU.S. citizen or PR, graduate student in good standing at beginning of fellowship, admitted to candidacy in modern foreign languages, planning a teaching career, possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out projectOnline application2022 Date TBD (3/8/2021)External/Grad DivisionLink
Graduate Dean's Recruitment$5,000 Prospective PhD and MFA students who have received competitive offeres from other institutions may be nominated by their respective academic unitsNomination form, student's application, other supporting documentsNominations will be accepted until funding allocated to the program has been exhausted. First awards will be announced mid-FebruaryGrad DivisionLink
UC Mexus Postdoctoral Fellowships$46,677-$52,156 for UC postdoctoral scholars conductint their postdoctoral stays in MexicoSee WebsiteApplication cover sheet, CV, CV of faculty host, letter of intent from faculty host, project plan, timeline, official letter of invitation, other materials if needed, completion of PhD, letters of recommendationTBD- Check websiteExternalLink
UC Mexus Collaborative Research Grants$25,000 for up to 1.5 yearsSee WebsiteApplication cover sheet, PI approval sheet, budget request, CV, letters of intent, project plan, bibliography, attachments, online applicationTBD- Check websiteExternalLink
UC President's Pre-Professoriate Fellowship$30,000 stipend for one academic year, $10,000 grant to Grad Div to administer to fellow for prof. development Must have received undergrad of Master's degree from a CA Hispanic Serving Institution, advanced to candidacy, demonstrated record of advancing issues of inclusion, equity, and diversityLetters of support from faculty advisor and assoc. dean, 1-2 page statement demonstrating record of advancing issues in inclusion, equity diversity and project description, CV, IDP or summary of professional plansTBD- Check websiteGrad DivisionLink

Spring 2022

NameAmountCriteriaRequirementsDue DateSourceWebsite
Phi Beta Kappa International$2,000 PhD or MFA student, final year of study, returning to home country after graduation, academic excellence and significant needPBK application form, faculty recommendation form, short essay on scholarly and professional ambitions, 2 letters of recommendation, justification of need, trans2022 Date TBD (4/16/2021)Grad DivisionLink
Graduate Dean's Dissertationquarterly awards, AY award of $6,000, Summer award of $5,000Full time PhD/MFA student, near the completion of their dissertation/thesis, academic merit, need for release from non-research related employment, realistic expecation that student is near degree completion, cannot be past maximum time to degreeStudent information form/application, student statement, CV, nomination form, letter from committee chair2022 Date TBD (4/26/2021)Grad DivisionLink
Faculty Mentor Program (FMP)1 yr of support plus $26,000 stipend, department supplement of $4,320, $500 travel stipend (non-resident tuition not covered)U.S. citizen or PR, 3.0 GPA, current PhD student in pre-advancement stage, must not be at dissertation during award tenure, high potential and promise, interest in academic career, must qualify as a diversity student, participate in meaningful research and develop an independent project for winter and spring quarters of award year, prohibited above 24% employment, must participate in tracking of programs to assess student progress and job placement.Nomination form, mentoring plan, letter of recommendation, detailed list of fellowships received, unofficial transcripts, CV. 2022 Date TBD (4/26/2021)Grad DivisionLink
President's Dissertation Year (PDY)1 yr of support plus $21,600 stipend, department supplement of $4,320, $500 travel stipend (non-resident tuition not covered)Current PhD in last year of study, advanced to candidacy, will file dissertation by Summer filing deadline at end of award year, within normative time-to-degree, no previous funding for final year, Doc 2A are ineligible, participation in annual conference, must qualify as diversity student, present a seminar on research twice during award period, prohibited from TA and GSAR employment during award tenure.Student application form, unofficial transcripts, dissertation prospectus, Mentoring Plan, list of seminars to be presented, list of extramural/departmental fellowships or support, letter of recommendation, statement of intent with career goals, CV2022 Date TBD (4/26/2021)Grad DivisionLink
National Institutes of Health (NIH)Tuition, fees, health insurance, training related expenses; limited to 5yrs for predoctoral and 3yrs for postdoctoral. Predoctoral: $23,376, Postdoctoral: stipend based on yrs of experienceU.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or lawfully admitted to U.S. for permanent residence before award is issued; those with temporary student visas are ineligible.Notify academic program of application, work with faculty advisor to identify research area, begin online application; should focus on biomedical and behavioral research, applicants are assessed for overall impact and commitment to a productive, independent scientific research career in health-related field; includes sponsor's research qualifications, training potentialTBD- Check websiteExtramuralLink

Varying Deadline

NameAmountCriteriaRequirementsDue DateSourceWebsite
National Research Council$42,000-$80,000Varies - See WebsiteApplicant profile, transcripts, dissertation abstract, research proposal, references/letters of recommendation2/1/21, 5/1/2021, 8/1/2021, 11/1/2021ExternalLink
Fischer Memorial (even years only)$2,000 + Summer Stipend3.5 GPA, Full Time Student, No Summer Fellowship, No GSR/TA AppointmentApplication form, transcripts, 2 page statement on educational and career plans, Research Agenda/Experience, CVTBD- Check websiteExternalLink
Horizon 2020EU research and innovation program offering funding See WebsiteProposal and other materialsTBD- Check websiteExternalLink
Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for Information Studies$5,000 each year for 2 years for PhD student, $2,500 per year for 2 years for MS studentU.S. citizen or PR, enrolled in MS or PhD program in information science at an accredited U.S. university or a member of iSchools iCaucusOnline application, personal/research statement, letters of recommendation, CVTBD- Check websiteExternalLink