Matilda Edlund Scholarship


This competitive scholarship supports entering graduate students during their first year of graduate study. Recipients are expected to work closely with a faculty member who will mentor and guide them in their academic coursework and scientific research.


  • First-year PhD students
  • No citizenship requirements
  • In any graduate academic program

Required Nomination Documents/Information

  • Undergraduate Institution
  • Prior graduate institution, if applicable
  • One recommendation letter from the student's application OR one recommendation letter from a UCSF faculty member (5 MB limit, PDF file)
  • CV or statement of academic achievements, including abstracts of published papers, all postsecondary honors and activities (from application for admissions)- 5 MB limit, PDF file
  • Copy of the transcript submitted with the application for admissions (5 MB limit, PDF file)


  • Two awards
  • $14,000 stipend (2024-25) divided equally over a twelve month period, September-August
  • The award does not include tuition or fees
  • The award is not renewable



Samuel Aptekar – Medical Anthropology
Julia Gordon – Sociology


Angelika Arada ‒ Biophysics
Esperanza Padilla ‒ Sociology

Learn more about how this and other internal fellowships are awarded.