IR/PS Student Affairs provides guidance regarding fellowship and financial support to prospective and current IR/PS students. We help you research funding options, complete funding applications, and coordinate your student financial account. Please feel free to contact IR/PS Student Affairs for information and assistance regarding fellowships and other types of financial support.
Current and prospective IR/PS students are encouraged to review the fellowship information provided. Students may browse available fellowships by use of external databases, by the month the application will be due, and according to residency status. Please note application dates are subject to change.
Financial Support Options (by application due date)
Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship: (Fellowship) Junior fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $2,750 per month ($33,000 per year). Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. Deadline: January
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship: (Fellowship) Award up to twenty (20) fellowships of up to $32,500 annually for a two-year master s degree. Only U.S. citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Deadline: January
Population Council: Strengthening Professional Resources Fellowships. http://www.popcouncil.org/. Deadline: January
The Language Flagship: (Fellowship) Two year scholarships that support all academic expenses. U.S. citizenship.Minimum proficiency of Advanced Low (as defined by ACTFL) or level 2 (as defined by ILR) in the appropriate foreign language. Minimum proficiency of Superior (as defined by ACTFL) or level 3 (as defined by ILR) in all modalities of English. Completed undergraduate degree by the time you would begin the Flagship Fellowship. (Past recipients of Boren Scholarships or Fellowships are eligible and are encouraged to apply to this program.) Not employed by the U.S. government. Deadline: January
NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships: (Fellowship) Up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students. Eligibility: Student seeking graduate admission or continuing graduate student Support for overseas or domestic study or both. Deadline: January
National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR): This year-long program, based in Seattle, focuses on bridging the gap between scholarship and policymaking. Fellows collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and share research findings with the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.
Robert and Patricia Switzer Environmental Fellowship: (Fellowship) Offers grants for students who have demonstrated interest, leadership, or potential in environmental development. Student enrolled in at least one semester of Master course. Deadline: January
Fulbright Program: (Fellowship) The largest U.S. international exchange program offerring opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Deadline: February 1
Order Sons of Italy in America: (International Students) Must be a U.S. citizen of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a four-year, accredited academic institution. Deadline: February 28
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation: (Fellowship) The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding. Deadline: February
TOEFL Committee of Examiners (COE): Research grants are intended to support research on topics related to TOEFL as identified by the Committee of Examiners and Educational Testing Service. Deadline: February
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: (Fellowship) Up to $50,000 award for graduate students. Eligibility: Senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year U.S. college or university within the past five years. Plans to begin their first graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall. A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Deadline: February
San Diego Fellowship Program: UC San Diego offers the San Diego Fellowship program as a means to increase campus diversity. The fellowship program provides two awards: The San Diego Fellowship and the Eugene Costa-Robles Fellowship. Please refer to the website for program guidelines, requirements, and fellowship amounts.
ICAS Human Rights Student Fellowship: The Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies (IICAS) holds an annual student competition for human rights fellowships. Successful applicants for the UC Human Rights Fellowship will receive a stipend for summer internships with a human rights organization.
CHSSC Scholarship: CHSSC is a grassroots, nonprofit historical society founded in 1975 to discover, recognize, and increase awareness of Chinese American history. Please visit www.chssc.org to learn more about this organization s mission and activities. Thanks to the Louie Foundation s commitment to education, there will be two $1000 awards one for a graduate student and one for an undergraduate student. For more information, contact Scholarship Chair, Susie Ling, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top
Armenian General Benevolent Union Loan Program: (Fellowship) Offers interest-free loans to graduate students. Must be of Armenian descent. Deadline: April 1
UCLA Confucius Institute (Scholarly Translation workshop): This workshop was actually developed from an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)-funded research project which brought scholars from several linguistic and academic backgrounds together to develop a methodology for translating social science texts. We are particularly interested in participants working in non-literature field, as there are many more opportunities out there for those students. It would be great to have some UC San Diego student involved. The application deadline will be April 1.
Frieda Daum Urey Endowed: This endowed fellowship is a tribute to Frieda Daum Urey who, along with her husband, Nobel Laureate Harold Urey, played a prominent role in the development of the San Diego campus community. The $4,500 fellowship will be paid in quarterly installments.The funds to support this award were donated by Oceanids and a matching endowment from UC San Diego. This fellowship will be awarded to a woman who has had a significant hiatus in her studies and subsequently enrolls in graduate or professional studies on the General Campus or The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and for whom the award of the fellowship will make a critical financial difference in her ability to attend UC San Diego. Ph.D. students will be preferred, but master's and professional students are also eligible. School of Medicine academic and professional programs are not eligible. The length of the hiatus will typically be at least five years, but may be as short as two to three years for women in science or engineering or resuming studies after military service. IR/PS Students are nominated by Student Affairs.
Oceanids Memorial Fellowship: This fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student who has exhibited academic excellence and financial need at the General Campus of UC San Diego or the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. This fellowship of $2,500.00 will be awarded to the best qualified individual who is also a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Students are nominated by IR/PS Student Affairs.
J.M. Hepps Graduate Fellowship: Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student who has advanced to Ph.D. candidacy and is within two years of completing his or her degree. The student must be in good academic standing. If the student is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, the student must indicate that he or she expects to remain in the U.S. upon completion of the doctoral degree. The one-year award of $12,500 is given to assist with living and educational expenses. Students are nominated by IR/PS Student Affairs.
AIGC Fellowship: Amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year. Eligibility: Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S. ; Able to demonstrate financial need; An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descendency (possess one-fourth degree federally recognized Indian blood). Deadline: June
AIGC BIE-Loan for Service: $1,000 award is based on the info of FAFSA. Eligibility: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess 1/4 degree federally-recognized Indian blood; have a 3.0 GPA; graduate level. Deadline: June
Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) Fellowship: It is a fellowship for the purpose of giving students experience in public policy making in Congress. Eligibility: Enrolled in a master's or doctoral program or finished said program within the last 18 months. Deadline: June
Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program: (Fellowship) The EMDAP is an opportunity for current students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA programs or MA programs in international management/finance/development or international affairs/studies to provide management assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countires. Eligibility: U.S. citizens; have worked a minimum of two to three years in areas such as marketing, banking, finance, business management, information systems management, or consulting. Deadline: JuneFulbright-Hays: (Grant) This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Eligbility:
- Is a citizen or national of the U.S. or is a permanent resident of the United States;
- Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the U.S. who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
- Is planning a teaching career in the U.S. upon graduation; and
- Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
Harry Frank Guggenheim: (Fellowship) Research grants to individuals for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Eligibility: The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world. Deadline: August
Millennium Momentum Foundation: (Fellowship) Regarded as one of the most competitive and prominent programs of its kind in the nation, the Best & the Brightest Scholarship Program seeks to identify students that exemplify exceptional academic merit, very strong leadership potential, commitment to reinvest in public service, and financial need. Eligibility: U.S. citizen; minority group member. Deadline: August
Association of Women in Science: (Fellowship) All winners of this year s scholarship awards have demonstrated outstanding commitment to and achievement in their academic and extracurricular pursuits. Their academic interests and chosen fields of study cover a number of scientific disciplines, including: Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Structural Engineering, and Mathematics. In addition to a $1000 award, each scholarship recipient receives a complimentary one-year AWIS membership and was honored at the Scholarship Gala. Deadline: early September
American Association of Japanese University Women: (Fellowship) Offers scholarships to outstanding female college students. Deadline: September
The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies: (Fellowship) Established to identify and support outstanding scholars who are at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Eligibility: The competition for these awards is open only to recent Ph.D. (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Candidates for advanced degrees must have completed all course work and general examinations by the time of application as well as reached the final stages of the dissertation research and writing. Those with Ph.D.s may not have received it more than 3 years before the application deadline. Deadline: October
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange: (Fellowship) The Foundation will give priority to collaborative projects with counterparts in Taiwan. Eligbility: Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Citizens of the ROC should apply for Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree, and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. Deadline: October
Tobacco Related Disease Research Program: (Grant) Support research that focuses on the prevention, causes, and treatment of tobacco-related disease and the reduction of the human and economic costs of tobacco use in California. Deadline: November
Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship: (Fellowship) One scholarship of $1,000 is offered each year. Deadline: December. Eligibility:
- Current full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university
- Has worked or is currently working at an Asian restaurant (Asian-owned or Asian cuisine) or has at least one parent who has worked or is working at one
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Demonstrate financial need
- Preference will be given to students doing community service for the Asian American community
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Joseph Naiman Graduate Fellowship: (Fellowship) Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to support research and study on Japan. Deadline: December
The Blakemore Foundation: (Grants) 24 grants for the advanced study of modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian languages. Deadline: December
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: The nation's largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. Application is open from September 1 through December 15 for the following academic year.
TIAA-CREF Institute: (Study Abroad) Serves as a bridge between the business of TIAA-CREF and the business of higher education. Deadline: Varies
Northeast Asia Fellowship: (Study Abroad) Offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Deadline: Varies
Social Science Research Council: (Fellowship) SSRC fellowship and grant programs provide support and professional recognition to innovators within fields, and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact on society and scholarship. Deadline: Varies
South Asia Program: (Study Abroad) Particularly interested in applications from junior scholars who have had relatively fewer opportunities to attend international conferences and/or receive international fellowships and grants. Deadline: Varies
American Association of University Women: (Fellowship) Supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. Deadline: Varies
DAAD New York: (Fellowship) Graduate students in social sciences, hard sciences, or in professional areas such as law, business, and medicine have particular needs for their research and study in Germany. Deadline: Varies
The United States-Indonesia Society: (Fellowship) Awards grants of up to $2000 to fund travel to Indonesia or to the United States. Deadline: None
Jacob K. Javits: (Fellowship) Award for $13,000. FAFSA info is needed for financial calculation. Deadline: TBA
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students: (Fellowship) Fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000. Must be able to intern for 10-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute.
Government Finance Officers Association: (Fellowship) Must be a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance.
Guru Gobind Singh fellowship program: (Grant) $26,000 award for students coming from a South Asian university
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: (Fellowship) Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Fellowships will be awarded by the Trustees upon nominations made by a Committee of Selection - up to $43,200 awarded
Newton International Fellowships: (Fellowship) The Fellowships cover the broad range of natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities. They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of £2,000.As part of the scheme, all Newton Fellows who remain in research will be granted a 10 year follow-up funding package worth £6,000 per annum.
Leonard Marks Foundation Essay Contest: (Fellowship) $8000.00 to first place, 5000.00 to second.
UCSD Education Abroad (EAP) Scholarships: (Fellowship) UC San Diego awards over $500,000 dollars each year in scholarships specifically for study abroad. The application form for scholarships administered by the Program Abroad Office will be revised prior to each scholarship deadline. Deadine to apply varies.
International Fulbright Science and Technology Award: (Fellowship) Designed to be the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology, provides talented students with an opportunity to pursue Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in areas of science, technology or engineering.
The Woodrow Wilson: (Fellowship) Encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Deadline: TBA
UC LMRI: (Grant/Fellowship) Faculty Steering Committee gives funding priority to proposals focusing on biliteracy, educational achievement, and California. Eligbility: Language must be an explicit element in the focus and design of the study. Research designs appropriate for UC LMRI support language in a variety of ways, including as a primary outcome (e.g., language development) or as an explanatory factor (e.g., comparison of English background and Spanish background). Any non-English language may be studied (past studies have examined Spanish, Korean, American Sign Language, among others) as well as dialects of languages, including English (e.g., Ebonics). Proposals that focus on other,related population characteristics, such as ethnicity or immigration status,are appropriate so long as they also consider the role of language in shaping the experiences or outcomes for the study s participants. Deadline: TBA