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General Guide to Fellowship Submissions through the Graduate Division

This page presents general information for submitting fellowship applications and signature pages to the Graduate Division. 

While students can submit many fellowship applications on their own, others must be submitted on the student’s behalf (or at least reviewed) by UCSD.  Some funding opportunities (those the university considers fellowships) are processed through the Graduate Division, while others (those the university considers grants) are processed through OCGA.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of fellowship applications that are processed by the Graduate Division:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Pre-doctoral fellowships
  • California Tobacco Related Disease Research Project (TRDRP) dissertation fellowships
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) study and research fellowships
  • Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowships
  • Fulbright
  • Intel Fellowships
  • NIH F31 fellowships for Ph.D. students (Note: M.D./Ph.D., Pharm.D./Ph.D., and Pharm.D. students apply through HSSPPO)
  • Some NOAA awards

Many of these fellowships have special internal deadlines for submission that may be two weeks or more before the agency deadline.  Check the graduate funding blog for announcements of internal deadlines.  If no special internal deadline is announced, for all fellowship applications requiring the Graduate Divsion review and/or submission, all forms and signature pages, as well as a substantially final draft of the research plan, must be turned in to the Graduate Divison no later than 10 calendar days before the agency deadline.

For example, if you are applying for a fellowship due November 1 and require Dean Barrett’s signature, you must submit the complete application to the Graduate Divsion no later than October 22.  (This policy also applies to renewal forms for fellowships, such as NIH F31 progress reports.)

Any time you submit an application through the Graduate Division, please also complete and submit this cover sheet.

(Those applying for NIH F31 NRSA fellowships should refer to our F31 application guide.) 

The Graduate Division cannot guarantee that applications turned in later than 10 days before the agency deadline will be submitted on time.

Questions can be directed to the Graduate Fellowship Advisor at 858-822-2938 or gradadvisor@ucsd.edu.