Apply for a Fellowship or Award

There are three basic kinds of fellowships available to UCSF graduate students.

Internal Fellowships and Awards

The Graduate Division offers many internal fellowships and awards to eligible PhD students. Students must be nominated and are chosen for these annual awards each April by their individual programs. Get details about competitive and non-competitive internal fellowships and awards.

Extramural Grants and Fellowships

Extramural fellowships distinguish the most meritorious research projects. Eligibility, support, and application procedures vary widely. Consult with your UCSF graduate program director, administrator, adviser, and the Graduate Division Dean's Office as you prepare applications. Find out more about applying for extramural funding.

UC Multi-Campus Research Unit Fellowships

The University of California offers a number of system-wide fellowships. Each award has a specific purpose and application process. Read more about UC-sponsored funding opportunities.