Internal Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students

Eligibility
UC Davis uses a variety of internal fellowship funds to support academic graduate students. Internal fellowships can provide financial support in the form of a stipend (or "living allowance"), fees, nonresident tuition, research, travel or any combination of these. The value of the fellowships varies from $1,000 to as much as a $50,000/year award. Internal fellowships are paid in a single academic year (October through July) unless otherwise noted.

Awards are a mark of honor, primarily on the basis of scholarship and promise of outstanding academic and professional contribution. In evaluating applications, consideration is given to the extent and quality of previous undergraduate and graduate work, evidence of ability in research or other creative accomplishment, evidence of intellectual capacity, and promise of productive scholarship. Items to be included in this evaluation are: graduate grade-point average (GPA), academic transcripts, statement of purpose essay, personal history statement essay, three letters of recommendation, and other documentation such as publications and awards. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for fellowships.

Due to funding restrictions, the following programs are not eligible for the fellowships included in the online application:

Application Deadlines
For continuing students, the online Fellowship Application deadline is December 1.

Notification of Decision
Official notification of UC Davis Internal Fellowship offers are sent directly to students via the e-mail address used in the online application. The first round of notifications will be e-mailed approximately 60 days after your fellowship deadline. Prospective student awardees are not required to accept fellowships offers prior to April 15. Because fellowship offers are made in multiple rounds through October 1, you will not be notified if your application was unsuccessful.

Fellowships

Crosby, Donald

This is a nine-month fellowship open to all continuing students of distinction who are engaged in study related to environmental chemistry.

Dissertation Year Fellowship

This is a 12-month fellowship open to continuing doctoral students who are in the final stages of their doctoral work demonstrating strong potential for university teaching and research. Applicants must meet the "Diversity" criteria as outlined at the end of this page. Students must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree by December 1, of the academic year in which they apply. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their dissertation to be able to complete all requirements by the end of the 12-month award period. Recipients will receive a stipend of $25,000 and their in-state fees will be covered. They will also have a research fund of $500 and a travel allowance of $500. Students will not be allowed to hold academic appointments during the tenure of their fellowship. Six fellowships will be awarded.

Faulkner, Richard and Kate

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students from Placer County, CA.

Foin, Theodore and Angela

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing graduate students. This award provides graduate student support to one student annually in the Graduate Group of Ecology, with preference given to a student working on the ecology of Thailand or conducting research in Thailand. One or two fellowships will be awarded.

Gold, Ellen

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing Ph.D. students with financial need in the Graduate Group in Epidemiology. The award will be given to a graduate student within his or her first five years of studying and/or conduction research in human epidemiology in the Graduate Group in Epidemiology. One fellowship will be awarded.

Gibeling, Alfred H. and Marie E.

To be awarded to the most outstanding graduate student(s) in the areas of advanced materials research or energy conservation technologies.

Golden International Agriculture, William G. and Kathleen

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing Ph.D. students in the area of rice production technology including studies in plant breeding, crop production, soil and water management, pest control, extension, harvest and post-harvest technology and related subjects. Approximately four fellowships will be awarded.

Graduate Research Mentorship

This is a 12-month fellowship open to continuing Ph.D. students who will have completed at least three quarters of graduate study at UC Davis by the end of spring quarter in the academic year in which they are applying. Applicants must meet the "Diversity" criteria as outlined at the end of this page. Students may not have begun their dissertation research or be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. This fellowship requires a commitment by a faculty sponsor to participate as the student’s major professor and mentor. Six fellowships will be awarded.

Recipients will hold a Graduate Student Researcher position with a salary of $20,000. Students must meet all appointment eligibility requirements, and may not have other fellowships or hold additional academic appointments during their tenure on this fellowship. Recipients will also receive $600 toward research expenses.

Hillyer, Ted and Silvia

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students, with a preference for a graduate student who has not previously received a competitive internal or external fellowship. The award will be given to a graduate student in the Graduate Group in Ecology and in the College of Engineering every other year. One or two fellowships will be awarded.

Jacobsen, Stanley and Emmy Werner Fellowship

To provide support for continuing graduate students, pursuing their Ph.D., whose research examines the genetic aspects of human behavior, health, and development. Preference will be given to students whose work focuses on gene-environment interactions. One fellowship will be awarded.

Krantz, Bert and Nell

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students who are U.S. citizens pursuing a graduate degree in the fields of land and water resources or plant sciences as related to production agriculture, and who have demonstrated a commitment to pursue work in the area of agricultural development in a less-developed country. One fellowship will be awarded.

Lee, George

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or immigrants with financial need. Students must be engaged in academic activity or research related to the role of environmental factors in the epidemiology of cancer in its broadest context. One fellowship will be awarded.

Lyons, Austin Eugene

This is a 12-month fellowship open to students and/or practitioners in the field of veterinary medicine or animal science who are pursuing research into the causes, control and treatment of illnesses, diseases and health problems of farm livestock, especially sheep and cattle. Preference is given to residents of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, California. Approximately four to eight fellowships are awarded annually.

Mahan, Laura Perrott

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students who are graduates of a Humboldt County High School. Student must be a bona fide resident of Humboldt County at time of selection.

McArthur, Frank

This is a nine-month fellowship open to graduates of any high school in Modoc, Lassen, Shasta or Siskiyou Counties, California.

McKeehan, Beatrice Oberly and S. Atwood

This is a 12-month fellowship open to continuing students with financial need who are pursuing the studies of farming, giving preference to those who desire to make farming their career and who have been raised on farms or were children of farmers.

Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

This is a 12-month fellowship open to continuing doctoral students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences who are in the final stages of their doctoral work. Students must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree by December 1 in the academic year in which they are applying. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their dissertation to be able to complete all requirements by the end of the 12-month award period. Students must not have been enrolled in their doctoral program at UC Davis for more than seven years by the end of the award period. Recipients will receive a stipend of $25,000 and their fees and tuition will be covered. Students from these graduate programs are eligible: Agricultural and Resource Economics, Anthropology, Communication, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Human Development, Linguistics, Music, Native American Studies, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish.

Richards, Lillie May

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students. Students must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or immigrants with financial need that are studying dairying, with preference given to graduates of San Juan High School of Fair Oaks, California. One fellowship will be awarded.

Saxon, Leland Roy and Georgia Wood

This is a twelve-month fellowship open to continuing students. The fellowship is to be used to establish scholarships for graduate studies (beyond obtaining a bachelor's degree) for those students who have graduated from high schools in the Grass Valley-Nevada City (Nevada County, California) area. One fellowship will be awarded.

Schwalen, Emily

This is a fellowship that is open to all graduate students in agricultural and/or environmental sciences that are closely connected to Native American culture or whose thesis research would benefit Native Americans. Also open to UC Davis graduate students whose thesis work is related to Native Americans or Ecology. One fellowship will be awarded.

Schwall Dissertation Year Fellowship, Floyd and Mary

These are nine-month fellowships for continuing students who are U.S. citizens with financial need and are engaged in medically related research. Students must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree by December 1 in the academic year in which they are applying. Student must be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their dissertation to be able to complete all requirements by the end of the 12-month award period. Recipients may not receive the Jastro-Shields Research Award or the UC Davis and Humanities Graduate Research Award in conjunction with the Schwall Dissertation Year Fellowship. Five fellowships will be awarded.

Seiber, James and Rita International Graduate Student Fellowship

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students in Food Science & Technology and Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry Graduate Groups in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to offer financial support where a preference will be given to funding at least one top international graduate student each year.

Stacey, Malcolm

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing Jewish students with financial need who are pursuing a career in aeronautical engineering or any engineering field.

Telford, Tara K.

This is a nine-month fellowship to support one or more continuing graduate student engaged in Cystic Fibrosis research.

Tryon, Herbert

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing graduate students with financial need. Students must be graduates of a high school in Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou or Trinity Counties, California. Preference is given to graduates of a high school in Del Norte County.

UC Davis and Humanities Graduate Research

Open to all continuing graduate students who will be registered during the academic year. Students must have been registered in the spring quarter of the previous academic year to use the funds during the summer period of the award. Students on PELP or Filing Fee status do not meet the registration requirement. Provides up to $1,500 for research projects. Recipients may receive a Jastro-Shields Research Scholarship during the same fiscal year; however, the total of the two awards may not exceed $3,000. Recipients may not receive a Floyd and Mary Schwall Dissertation Fellowship during the same fiscal year. Priority is given to Ph.D. students. Forty fellowships will be awarded.

UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship

This is a 12-month fellowship open to continuing doctoral students who are in the final stages of their doctoral work demonstrating strong potential for university teaching and research. Students must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree by December 1 of the academic year in which they apply. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their dissertation to be able to complete all requirements by the end of the award period. Recipients will receive a stipend of $25,000 and their in-state fees will be covered. They will also have a research fund of $500 and a travel allowance of $500. Students will not be allowed to hold academic appointments during the tenure of their fellowship. Six fellowships will be awarded.

Velez, Miguel

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing graduate students. The Miguel Velez Fellowship is awarded to students on the basis of character, ability, with financial need. Preference is given first to students with citizenship/residency of Colombia, South America, then to students from other Latin American countries.

Walker, Frank and Carolan

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students who are residents of Humboldt County, California.

Wood, Elizabeth P.

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing students who are residents of Placer County, California. Special Criteria: Recipient shall agree to return to the Regents all or part of the sums received by them, without interest, when such a return can be made without a serious inconvenience to them.

Wright, Jarena

This is a nine-month fellowship open to continuing graduate students from Santa Rosa, California with preference given to those who participated in Future Farmers of America, 4-H or similar programs. One or two fellowships will be awarded.


Eligibility Criteria for the Dissertation Year Fellowship and the Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship:

  1. Demonstrated high potential and promise, with an interest in an academic career in teaching and research
  2. United States citizens or permanent residents
  3. Individuals from cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations as demonstrated by:
  4. ACDP participants may not simultaneously receive additional financial support awards in a similar or greater amount

Examples of factors to be used in determining eligibility for this fellowship includes:

  • Parent(s) only completed high school (or less);
  • Parent(s) income is below $20,000, at the time the student was supported by them;
  • Primary language used in the home is NOT English;
  • Indication that student struggled due to economic, social, educational difficulty, or physical/learning disability to achieve their education; or
  • Degree focus will be to provide assistance to underrepresented segments of society



Last Updated: October 30, 2013