Graduate Fellowships


A Game-Changing Investment

Increasing the number of graduate fellows is a strategic priority for UC San Diego. Your gift to fund graduate fellowships will attract the best and brightest to UC San Diego and the region. These talented individuals make a significant impact that matters to alumni and friends of UC San Diego, corporations, foundations and community leaders.

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Why Give

Graduate students are vital to the success of the research, education and service enterprise at UC San Diego, and to the success and career aspirations of individual students. As state and federal government funding decreases, private support for graduate students is becoming increasingly important to the strength of the institution. Equally important, the campus is competing with peer institutions such as Stanford, MIT and others that are able to attract top graduate candidates with more generous fellowship packages than UC San Diego can currently offer.

To continue the campus’s transformative impact as one of the top research universities in the nation, it is urgent that we grow the population of graduate students at UC San Diego. Now, more than ever, fellowship support is key to the university’s future. Learn more about the critical work of graduate students by using the links at right.

Make a Gift

Your investment in fellowships will help us attract top minds to UC San Diego—and our region—giving us returns now and for generations to come.

Every gift counts and you can give through a variety of convenient methods. We welcome your support.

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Please contact us if you would like to make a gift or learn more about fellowships.



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