Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Students

Updated April 8, 2022

UCSD's Doctoral and Masters students regularly win competitive fellowships, including several from the list below. 


Usual Deadline Fellowship 

UCSD Graduate Division, Traineeships/Fellowships General Information ‡ *  

"Another great resource for finding graduate and postdoctoral funding is the UCLA GRAPES database. Their search form is very user-friendly."

"Perhaps the most important database for you to learn to use is Pivot (the Community of Science). UCSD has a subscription that allows the UCSD community to access Pivot free of charge. Using an internet enabled computer with a UCSD IP address, you can browse Pivot's extensive library of more than 400,000 funding opportunities."

  UCSD Career Services Center, including information about financial aid, loans, and applying for funding ‡ *
Varies (list) Scholarships and Fellowships for International Students ‡ *
Varies (list) Google for Education ‡ *
Varies LA Tutors 123 Scholarship *
January   Krell Institute Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
January Switzer Environmental Fellowship
January The American Association of University Women:  Several award types available ‡ *
January Google PhD Fellowship † ‡
February Intel Fellowships †
May UC Presidents Dissertation Year Fellowships/Fletcher Jones Fellowships
October   Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship † ‡
October   Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship † ‡
October   ACM Dissertation Award †
October Hertz Foundation
October IBM Fellowship Awards Program † ‡
October NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program *
October Facebook Fellowship ‡ 
November  Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans *
November   Ford Foundation
November   National Physical Science Consortium *
November National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering Science (GEM) *
November NASA Scholarships and Fellowships
November NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) *
December National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
December DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

† Requires departmental nomination

‡ Includes funding opportunities for international students 

* Includes funding opportunities for MS students