Graduate Fellowships


Funding Possibility

Increasing the number of graduate students is a strategic priority for UC San Diego. Your gift to fund graduate fellowships will help attract the best and brightest to our campus. Graduate scholars play a vital role in advancing solutions to the most pressing issues facing our state, nation and world.

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Why Give

Graduate students are invaluable to the university’s mission of research and teaching. They generate new knowledge that will benefit humanity, mentor undergraduate students and accelerate the economy with new technologies and start-ups.

As state and federal funding decreases, private support strengthens UC San Diego’s ability to provide competitive fellowships to recruit and retain diverse graduate students.

Learn more about the critical work of graduate students through the links at right.

Where to Give

Graduate students bring new solutions and fresh perspectives to science, arts, medicine, humanities and the social sciences. Your investment in fellowships helps jumpstart and sustain the wide-reaching work of these scholars, who impact San Diego and people across the globe.

Every gift counts. We welcome your support.

Contact Fellowship Support

Don’t see an area that you would like to support? Visit our GIVE NOW site, or contact us to learn about additional giving opportunities.



Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science

Jeremy Blackstone, a magna cum laude graduate in computer science, will pursue his doctorate at UC San Diego.

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Alumnus David Goeddel Funds Fellowship for Next Generation Scientists

Biotechnology pioneer David Goeddel, pledged a gift of $400,000 to support and foster the innovators and scientists of the future.

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Ten UC San Diego Students Receive Fulbright and Boren Fellowships for Research Abroad

The merit-based federal program is the nation’s largest exchange program.

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