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.



Perfecting the 3-minute Pitch at Grad Slam

The annual competition challenges graduate students to break down complex research into bite-sized TED-style talks.

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Campus Boosts Support for Graduate Student Mental Health

Counseling and Psychological Services offers new resources, starting with the addition of a full-time psychologist dedicated to graduate students.

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ARCS Foundation Awards 35 Fellowships to UC San Diego Graduate Students

Awards support students engaged in science, engineering and medical research.

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