UC Multi-Campus Research Unit Fellowships

The University of California offers the following systemwide fellowships. Each award has a specific purpose and application process.

Important: Applications for these awards do not go through the UCSF Contracts and Grants Office. Institutional approval is provided by the Graduate Division.

California Breast Cancer Research Program

The overall goal of the California Breast Cancer Research Program is to fund research that will result in rapid advances in breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment and cure. Funds awarded may be used for stipends, fees, tuition, and research expenses and may be used over one or more years. Applications are due annually in January for the following academic year.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

The University of California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) awards predoctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships to support research on tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. Research funded by TRDRP should provide novel methods for tobacco use prevention or address the needs of current and/or former smokers. To this end, TRDRP supports tobacco-related research in biomedical science, neuroscience, social and behavioral science, epidemiology, and public health. TRDRP invites investigations into the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of tobacco-related diseases and the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of existing or novel approaches to tobacco control and tobacco education.

Eligibility: Doctoral students, and postdoctoral scholars. Funds awarded may be used for stipends, tuition and fees, institution allowance, and travel to TRDRP conference.
Due date: Applications are typically due annually in January for the following academic year.


The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), established in 1980, is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging, securing, and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges.  UC MEXUS has provided faculty and research grants, graduate student and postdoctoral fellowships since 1997 under the UC-CONACYT Agreement of Cooperation in Higher Education and Research.

Eligibility: This program offers dissertation fellowships for doctoral candidates.
Due date: Check the UC MEXUS-Conacyte website for information on fellowship timelines and deadlines.

Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship

The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites qualified UC PhD students working on a dissertation project in the humanities and medicine or in the theoretical social sciences and medicine to apply for the Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship.

Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded to one or more regularly enrolled full-time UC PhD students working in appropriate fields. Applicants must be: working on dissertations in the humanities and humanistic social sciences working on a medicine-focused dissertation project; advanced to doctoral candidacy by June 30 of the year in which they apply; and enrolled at their home campus during the scholarship period. Preference is given to students who are more advanced in their PhD dissertation research and writing. The scholarship provides a monthly stipend that supports living expenses, research related costs, and partial school fees, if necessary. Please note that the amount will NOT cover a full year’s worth of fees and tuition. The student will be based at his or her own campus; the scholarship is not a residency at the UCHRI.
Due date: Applications are typically due annually in February for the following academic year.