Graduate Student Financial Support
Highly qualified applicants are considered for prestigious awards that supplement the stipend in the first year of study. These include the School of Biological Sciences Dean’s Graduate Fellowship Award, sponsored by the School of Biological Sciences, and other awards sponsored by Graduate Division.
First and second year students are encouraged to apply for National Science Foundation GRFP awards. Information can be found on the website of Grad Division. Additional information about the Broader Impacts criteria is provided in the following files:
National Science Foundation GRFP Workshop 2017
Grad Fellowship NSF GRFP Workshop Fall 2020
Instructions for faculty letter writers are available here: National Science Foundation GRFP Letter Guide 2015.
UCI maintains several NIH-funded training grants that support graduate students, usually in years two or later of PhD studies. Click HERE for details.