Graduate students are encouraged to seek external funding to supplement their graduate education. Please visit for more information.

If you need assistance, please contact Holly Hapke,


Facebook Fellowship Program

applications due September 20, 2021


WriteNow Access Program
The Graduate Division can fund doctoral students to participate in the WriteNow Access program run by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. This is an eight-week accountability and tracking program focused on a writing project, and it runs from Sept. 20- Nov. 12, 2021. The program allows you to track work time and offers guidance on how to develop a more effective writing schedule and process.The program is excellent for someone trying to finish a writing project such as a dissertation chapter, academic article or grant proposal. For specific questions email associate dean Rodrigo Lazo at


The NASA Postdoctoral Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program provides fellowships to conduct cutting-edge research at NASA Centers and NASA-affiliated research institutes. 


2021 Horowitz Foundation Grant
Applications from Ph.D. students doing dissertation work that addresses contemporary issues in the social sciences and has social policy application are encouraged. The grants are for between $7,500-12,500 and are unrestricted. 


2021-2022 STEM Solutions in Public Policy Award
This award will recognize one or more outstanding proposals for new California legislation from UC STEM graduate students. The winner(s) will receive $1,000 for research support and -- should their bill advance through the legislative process –travel expenses covering a trip to Sacramento to convene with Legislators and/or legislative staff. Submissions will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on October 22nd, 2021 and applicants will be notified of their status in December 2021. 





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