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Featured Graduate Student Awards 

Fellowships are one of the best ways to fund your graduate education. Fellowships can free you from employment obligations, cover a portion of tuition, provide funds research expenses and conferences, and introduce you to a network of researchers and scholars. 

Search here for more information about some of the fellowship opportunities available to UC San Diego graduate students. 

UC President's Dissertation Year Fellowship 2022-2023

Awarded to promising students in the final stages of their doctoral work who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research, the UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship includes a $23,500 stipend plus tuition and fees.

 

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Pamela Riviere

Grad Division Cota-Robles and San Diego Fellowships

The Cota-Robles and San Diego Fellowship programs are motivated by the campus's commitment to be fully inclusive and supportive of all students, and by the belief that a diverse graduate student body enhances the quality of the educational experience for all students. Cota Robles Fellowship is based on outstanding academic merit for the field.

 

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Matthew Fain

CogSci PhD Student

Cota-Robles Award

 

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Daniel Acosta-Kane

CogSci PhD Student

Cota-Robles Award

 

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Ollie D'Amico

CogSci PhD Student

San Diego Fellowship Award

 

Grad Division SEED Fellowship

SEED Fellowships are awarded to nominees who received an associate, bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree from a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or a Tribal College or University (TCU) and who have overcome adversity as evidenced by having overcome barriers such as social, educational or economic backgrounds, and/or demonstrate a commitment to diversity or increasing educational access for underrepresented students.

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Abigail John

JDP-LCD Student

 

Grad Division Tribal Membership Initiative

The Tribal Membership Initiative is administered by the UC San Diego Graduate Division and aims to increase diversity by providing fellowships to incoming graduate students of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian ancestry. These groups’ federal and state recognition depends not on their racial or ethnic designation, but on the political designation as enrolled members of a community to which the state has a political arrangement that includes responsibilities and obligations.

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Christina Sen

JDP-LCD Student

 

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

The Consortium for Advanced Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) is an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative to rebuild and strengthen the capacity of African universities to locally produce well-trained and skilled researchers and scholars. The program addresses an important challenge facing the African academy i.e. the scarcity of a robust research and training infrastructure capable of offering the type of vibrant and sustained doctoral training necessary to attract, train and retain the continent's brightest minds. CARTA is structured to fast-track the career development of the next generation of academics; build communities of fellows and mentors; reduce their isolation and; provide them a nurturing environment for research. CARTA's broad development goal is to increase use of cross-institutional collaboration to build research capacity of doctoral students and strengthen university systems to lead and conduct research on critical areas around public and population health in the region.    

 

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Julia Adrian 

CogSci PhD Student

 

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James Michaelov

CogSci PhD Student

 

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Stephan Kaufhold

CogSci PhD Student

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CogSci Phd Student

 

KAVLI Award

The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) solicits proposals for the support of innovative interdisciplinary research. The purpose of the KIBM Innovative Research Grant Program is to foster research focused on ideas that bridge different levels of organization of brain and mind. A goal of this program is to stimulate testing of hypotheses for which no standard funding stream is available. We are interested in innovative, risky projects from which a high payoff could be obtained. A further goal is to assist in generation of preliminary data that will enable funding from other agencies. Preference will be given to proposals encompassing several disciplines or laboratories and for projects that catalyze new collaborative research. Extensions of ongoing research programs are not likely to be favorably considered.

 

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CogSci PhD Student

 

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CogSci PhD Student

 

HDSI Scholarship

The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute supports multidisciplinary student-led projects. The scholarships provide opportunities for students to work closely with a mentor to develop analytical skills, develop data science portfolios, and foster novel data-driven approaches to problem solving.

 

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Tyler Akira Chang

CogSci PhD Student

 

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Matthew Feigelis

CogSci PhD Student

 

Google Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Google PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. 

 

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CogSci PhD Student

 

Kroner Fellowship

The Kroner Award from the Division of Social Sciences is a fellowship offered to incoming PhD students who demonstrate high promise to do impactful research in the social sciences.

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Rima Cao

CogSci PhD Student

 

Previous Graduate Student Awards

2021-2022

  • Pamela RiviereBouchet Scholars - Honorable Mention Candidates

2020-2021

  • Julia Adrian, CARTA Fellowship 
  • James Michaelov, CARTA Fellowship
  • Stephan Kaufhold, CARTA Fellowship and Friends of the International Center Award
  • Arturs Semenuks, KAVLI Fellowship
  • Teryn Johnson, KAVLI Fellowship
  • Nicole La Grange, Sanford Institute Award
  • Mia Borzello, Institute for Neural Computation Award
  • Pamela Riviere, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award

2019-2020

  • Julia Adrian, CARTA Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Stephan Kaufhold, CARTA Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Arturs Semenuks, CARTA Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Mia Borzello, UCSD Graduate Division San Diego Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Rob Loughnan, KAVLI Grant (2019-20)
  • Pamela Riviere Ruiz, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Emily Winokur, UCSD STARS Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Josephine Relaford-Doyle, National Academy of Education Spencer Dissertation Fellowship (2019-20)