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Fellowships and Financial Support

Information on Graduate Program Fellowship Allocation Funds, internal fellowship processing, and nonresident tuition remission. Also, information on PPS and policy/procedure.


International Fellowships and Partnerships



Graduate Studies' Annual Calendar and Planning Guide

The Graduate Studies' Annual Calendar and Planning Guide (GS347) shows a multitude of deadlines and timelines for the academic year as it relates to UC Davis graduate education. The guide is a convenient planning tool for graduate program staff and faculty. The guide is updated frequently.


Graduate Studies' Program and Degree Reference Guide

The Graduate Studies' Program and Degree Reference Guide (GS300) is a convenient quick reference tool that displays graduate program names, along with their coordinating degree and program contact information, as well as the Student Affairs Officer assigned.


GRE Tools

The GRE Revised General Test

Mentoring at Critical Transitions (MCT) Program



Postdoctoral Appointment Policies and Procedures



TA/GSR Appointments


Workshops Available to Faculty and Program Staff

Specific information with RSVP details for each workshop will be available in September/October.

New Graduate Program Chairs Orientation
Each fall, the Dean of Graduate Studies welcomes new graduate program chairs to an orientation describing the role, authority and practices expected of them in their role as chair. The following topics are discussed in order to assure the success of the new chair and their graduate program:

  • Policies that govern graduate education
  • Student records and privacy rights associated with monitoring student progress and advising
  • Funding, tuition remission policies
  • Options and processes for student educational leaves
  • Student disqualification procedures
  • Resources available to chairs to solve day-to-day and long-term planning issues

Graduate Faculty Adviser Workshop
In the fall, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies invites faculty advisers to attend a presentation reviewing the scope of an adviser’s authority and responsibility as advisers and mentors. The following topics and processes regarding the adviser’s review and approval authority are discussed:

  • Individual students’ programs of study
  • Students’ petitions to add/drop courses
  • Academic holds, leaves, grade extensions, and change of degree objective
  • Advancement to candidacy and thesis, dissertation and QE committees
  • Requirement for annual progress reports
  • Student support services, mentoring guidelines, and retention activities
  • Student disqualification procedures and grievance and appeal processes
  • Petitions for Exception

Admissions and Financial Support Workshop
During fall, Graduate Studies welcomes faculty and program staff to discuss topics pertaining to the policies, procedures and practices around graduate student admissions and financial support. Topics include:

  • Enrollment goals
  • Admission procedures for programs and applicants, as well as recruitment and acceptance factors for applicants
  • Interpreting the GRE
  • Application and admission rates and trends
  • Fellowship allocation funds and internal fellowship competition
  • Best practices for award letters

Last Updated: July 10, 2013