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Graduate Fellowship Initiative


In order to diversify and increase the number of extramural fellowships awarded to UC San Diego students, the Graduate Division, in partnership with a student's home department, will supplement tuition and fees for select graduate fellowships. The primary list of student-initiated extramural fellowships is below, but please note this list is not exhaustive.

Extramural fellowships are funded by agencies that are not associated or affiliated with the UC system, including UC San Diego. Fellowships awarded by the Graduate Division, graduate program, campus, and/or the UC system are considered intramural funds and are not elgible under this initative, regardless of fund source. For example, block grant, FISP and CRES are not eligible. Additionally, NSF GRFP, NIH F30/F31, and NIH T32 awards are not eligible.

To request support through the Graduate Fellowship Initiative, departmental graduate coordinators should email with details about the student, fellowship, and funding plan. Students should work through their home department staff after receiving an extramural fellowship.

Only staff (from the student's home department) may submit a formal request.
To submit a formal request please use this online form


F e l l o w s h i p *

A m o u n t

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

$25,000 stipend

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

$24,000 stipend

Gates Millennium Scholarship


GEM Fellowship


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion

$30,000 stipend; $3,000 research; $5,000 fees

CLIR/Library of Congress Mellon Fellowship

$31K stipend

Social Sciences Research Council Fellowships

$21K stipend on average; varies

Harvard University Program on Negotiation

$26K stipend

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation
Research Abroad

$33,461 stipend on average, depends on country and duration of the project period

Fulbright IIE Fellowships

Depends on country, duration, travel, room and board

American Association of University Women
Dissertation Fellowship

$20,000 stipend

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

$25,000 stipend

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship


Josephine De Karman Fellowship

$25,000 stipend

Chateaubriand Fellowship

€1.5K/month stipend; travel

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships** 

$90,000 for up to two years

American Association of University Women American Summer/Short-Term
Research Publication Grants

$6,000 over an eight week time period

*The Graduate Division will consider support for other substantive extramural fellowships that meet eligibility criteria. Please email with questions.
**These fellowships are eligible for one quarter of tuition and fee supplement.