Fellowships and Scholarships for Graduate Students

Updated August 9, 2023

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


Usual Application Period Begins 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."

To support campus funding pursuits, we strongly encouraging researchers and administrators to subscribe to grants.gov.

External Opportunities 

Internal 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
February Intel Fellowships †
March Google PhD Fellowship † ‡
May UC Presidents Dissertation Year Fellowships/Fletcher Jones Fellowships
August Apple ML Scholars
August Facebook Fellowship ‡ 
September The American Association of University Women:  Several award types available ‡ *
September Hertz Foundation
September National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
September Two Sigma PhD Fellowship 
October Switzer Environmental Fellowship
October   Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship † ‡
October   ACM Dissertation Award †
October IBM Fellowship Awards Program † ‡
October NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program *
November Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD) *
November  Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans *
November   Ford Foundation
November National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering Science (GEM) *
November NASA Scholarships and Fellowships
December Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship † ‡
December DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

† Requires departmental nomination

‡ Includes funding opportunities for international students 

* Includes funding opportunities for MS students