Fellowships & Scholarships

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Chancellor’s Research Excellence Scholarships, UC San Diego (posted 9/20/17)

The UC San Diego Strategic Planning process has identified four research themes to focus on as we build the student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university of the future. These themes are:

  • Understanding and Protecting the Planet
  • Enriching Human Life and Society
  • Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity
  • Understanding Cultures and Addressing Disparities in Society

To support these research priorities and continue the university’s investment in access and affordability for all students interested in an exceptional educational experience, in 2015 UC San Diego launched a pilot program known as the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP). After three years of the successful pilot, the now-permanent funding opportunity will be known as the Chancellor’s Research Innovation Scholarships (CRES). Like FISP, this program will build the interdisciplinary expertise necessary to address society’s greatest challenges and forge new intellectual enterprises, which increasingly rely on the ability to work across diverse disciplines, either individually or as members of multidisciplinary teams.

Deadline: October 12, 2017, 11:59 p.m. PDT

Find additional information here.

Put A Price On It Fellowship, Our Climate (posted 7/19/17)


Put A Price On It is a national campaign led by Our Climate and the Years of Living Dangerously, which mobilizes young people to advocate for strong and fair carbon pricing policies at the state and national level. By putting a price on carbon, we will hold polluters accountable and transition our economy to a clean energy future. Students will train and organize other students, rallying public support for carbon pricing policy, and engage directly with elected officials. Applications are currently being accepted for our Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 fellowship positions.

Fellows will work closely with Our Climate staff to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. This educational and supportive arrangement is designed to build a stronger and more diverse coalition of leaders needed to pass fair and effective climate policy. Fellows will be trained to conduct public outreach on the local, state, and national level, including but not limited to:

  • Seeking and securing campaign endorsements from businesses, cities, college and university presidents, organizations, and prominent individuals;
    Identifying and securing opportunities to attend and participate in community events
  • Participating in phone banks, door-to-door canvasses, and other list-building activities
  • Writing and submitting media materials, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases
  • Helping to organize informational and community-building events (concerts, house parties, forums, etc.)

Put A Price On It Fellowship will be accepting applications for the Fall Fellowship until August 1. Students can apply here.

For further detail, please follow this link. Questions can be directed to the Program Director at cassidy@ourclimate.us.

Student Fellowship, UC Carbon Neutrality and Global Food Initiatives (posted 5/5/17)

The 2017-2018 UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) and Global Food Initiative (GFI) Student Fellowship application process is now open for all current UC San Diego graduate and undergraduate students. Up to 4 CNI and 4 GFI fellowships ($4,000 each dispersed over three quarters) will be awarded for fellowship work that will kick off with an orientation this coming June 26 at UC Santa Barbara but mainly occur next fall, winter and spring quarters. 

Applications are online at http://sustain.ucsd.edu/involve/fellowships.html and due Friday, May 19! 

If students have questions, they can contact the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office at (858) 534-1067 or scholarships@ucsd.edu.