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Graduate Student Resource Center (Student Resource Building, Room 1215)
Help with funding applications, workshops on financial literacy, and access to successful fellowship applications. For more information, contact the Funding Peer Advisor.

Department-Specific Funding List
In this compilation put together by the Funding Peer, you'll find external funding databases and organizations geared toward YOUR specific department, as well as resources for broader discipline groups (like Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM) and international students.

Graduate Division Library of Successful Fellowship Proposals
The Graduate Student Resource Center (located in the Student Resource Building, Room 1215) hosts a library of successful fellowship proposals. These are helpful for students looking to apply for the same award, but also are useful for getting a general idea of what a solid fellowship proposal looks like, no matter what fellowship you are applying for. Click here for more information and to see a list of fellowships that are available to view in the GSRC.

Graduate Division Financial Support
Information about central fellowships, academic appointments, extramural funding, and more.


Financial Crisis Response Team
The UCSB Financial Crisis Response Team works closely with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and other campus resources to evaluate and respond to students in urgent financial need. If you are experiencing a crisis, you can email the Financial Crisis Response Team the details and they will work with you to develop a plan of action.

UCSB Library: Grants and Grant Writing Guide
Grant information, templates and guides, and grant examples.

Office of Research: Graduate Student Resources
Information about funding resources, the submission process, and compliance.

Your Department
Check with your graduate program advisor, faculty advisors/professors, and peers to ask about other funding opportunities specific to your discipline or research.

UCSB's official site for students looking for jobs, internships, and on-campus interviews

UCSB Human Resources Job Postings
Information on available on-campus staff positions


Extramural funding opportunities of interest to prospective and current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Searchable database of 25,000 records representing over 400,000 individual funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines.

Grant Forward
Federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Proposal Writing Short Course
Free online guide to writing a funding proposal.

Foolproof Grant Template
Step-by-step guide to writing a successful grant from Dr. Karen Kelsky of “The Professor Is In.”

Grad Student Finances
A resource site for grad students who want to make the most of their money while still in school