CNS Graduate Fellowships Humanities and Social Sciences
Eligibility: This program is open to any social science or humanities Ph.D. student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who is currently enrolled in good standing in their graduate program at UCSB and will continue to matriculate at the conclusion of the fellowship.
Graduate fellows are integrated into Center activities that include faculty, researchers, and other students from social science, humanities, and science and engineering disciplines. For more information
CNS Graduate Fellowships provide funding comparable to that of social science and humanities teaching or research fellowships offered by academic departments.
CNS Graduate Fellowships Science and Engineering
Eligibility: Open to any science or engineering Ph.D. student (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who is currently enrolled in good standing in their graduate program at UCSB and will continue to matriculate at the conclusion of the fellowship.
Each fellow works with a faculty mentor primarily in one of the three CNS Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) or a Cross-IRG (X-IRG). For more information
Duration of Fellowship
Fellowships are either quarterly or for a 12-month period (maximum 2-year renewable) with a start date at the beginning of fall quarter.
Deadlines vary per major or minor funding
Eligibility: Anyone in the UCSB community
Proposals must preserve, protect, and enhance the terrestrial and marine habitats associated with the shoreline of UCSB through preservation, education, open access, research, or restoration and have relevance to the student community. For more information
Minor funding of less than $1,000 and major funding of more than $1,000 is available.
Graduate Students Association Childcare Grant
Deadlines: Applications are due by the last day of the quarter in which a student completes a milestone activity listed above.or minor funding
The GSA Childcare Grant for Graduate Students is intended to promote graduate student success during certain required milestone activities of the graduate program. Approved graduate students with single-child households will receive an award of $250; graduate students with more than one child will receive an award of $150 per child, with a maximum award of $600. Grants are limited to one award per graduate student household per quarter, with a maximum of five awards allowed during a student’s academic tenure at UCSB. For more information
In order to qualify, you must be a registered graduate student, able to provide proof of dependents, be enrolled in a degree-granting program, and be able to provide documentation that you are currently completing one of the following milestone activities:
- Completing comprehensive exams
- Completing area exams
- Preparing for a master’s thesis defense
- Preparing a dissertation proposal
- Preparing for a dissertation oral defense
Graduate Students Association Conference Travel Grant
Deadline: Applications are due on or before the last day of the quarter following the quarter during which the student attended the conference.
Eligibility: Applicant must not yet be advanced to candidacy at the time of attendance, and must be accepted to present original research data.
The GSA Conference Travel Grant is intended to help offset the costs of travel or registration fees at professional conferences in which a graduate student is presenting original research findings. For more information
Amount and Availability
Eligible students will receive up to $200 in reimbursement for registration or travel costs related to conference travel.
Travel grants are only available once per academic year.
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Pre-doctoral Fellowships
Eligibility: Doctoral candidates and advanced MFA students whose research facilitates dialogue across the traditional disciplinary boundaries within the arts and humanities, and/or between the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Doctoral students must have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline. Visit the website
Each fellowship carries a stipend of $6,000, with payment of basic resident fees for one quarter of the academic year
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Awards
Annual awards (up to $1,500) to support innovative creative projects in the visual, performing, and media arts that engage with issues of interdisciplinary concern.
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center UC Graduate Collaborative Awards
Annual collaborative project awards (up to $1,500) to encourage graduate student collaboration beyond the confines and conventions of particular departments and disciplines within the Arts & Humanities, and between the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences
Technology Management Program Harold Frank Scholar
The Technology Management Program is offering a scholarship to support students completing their undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering and are active in the Technology Management Program
The Green Initiative Fund
Eligibility: Anyone in the UCSB community
Provides funding for projects that enhance the campus’ environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. TGIF supports projects that provide renewable energy, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, educate the campus about environmental impacts, and facilitate strategic research to improve the campus’ operational sustainability. Learn more
The fund awards a total of about $150,000 to 10 to 12 projects per year.