The Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship

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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships are designed to help Ph.D. candidates complete their dissertation work in their study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. Apply by November 16, 2020!

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NSF DDRI Workshop on Friday

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Join Dr. Holly Hapke for an informational workshop on the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant (DDRIG) on Friday, October 9th at 12 pm on Zoom. Registration required.

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Funding Forecast for Fall 2020

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Fall Quarter means open season for funding opportunities! Our Graduate Funding Peer has compiled a list of over 125 different funding opportunities with upcoming deadlines, organized by stage and deadline for your convenience.

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Short survey: NIH Fellowship Program

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The Office of Research and Graduate Division are partnering to create a new training program about NIH trainee fellowships (F31/F32). We want to understand who is interested, who has experience with NIH Fellowships, and when to schedule the workshop. Help us plan it by taking this short survey!

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APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

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The Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship will provide $4,000 to outstanding minority graduate students in the field of psychology who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2020.

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Wilson Center Fellowship

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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is accepting applications for their 9-month residential fellowships offered for the 2021-2022 year. Applicants from any country are welcome to apply. Deadline is October 1, 2020.

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Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) Fellowship

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The Life Sciences Research Foundation recently announced a fellowship competition for three-year postdoctoral researchers in basic life sciences. All postdoctoral researchers engaged in high-quality, creative science in all areas of basic life sciences are encouraged to apply. Read on for more info and apply by October 1, 2020!

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2020 Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship in STEM


The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is inviting applications for Fall 2020 Graduate Fellowships in applied physical, biological, mathematics, or engineering sciences for first-year graduate students. The fellowship includes a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Apply by Oct. 23, 2020!

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2021-2022 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in Israel for U.S. Citizens

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Are you an innovative scholar who aspires to conduct research in Israel and join the Fulbright family? The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight grants to U.S. postdoctoral scholars who seek to pursue research at Israeli institutions of higher education. Grants are open to all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to two academic years. Apply by September 15, 2020.

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ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship for recent PhDs

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The new Leading Edge Fellowship program for recent PhDs aims to demonstrate the potential of people with advanced degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to solve problems outside the academy. Fellows will receive $60,000 to help communities respond to issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis and advance public understanding of the pandemic. Apply by July 31, 2020!

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Funding Forecast for Summer 2020

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Get a quick glance at upcoming deadlines for summer and a head start for the fall. Various opportunities listed to include a sampling of postdoctoral announcements, dissertation fellowships, research funding, and awards competitions.

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Congratulations to our Funding Peer Advisor!

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The Graduate Division would like to congratulate our Funding Peer Advisor, Kaitlyn Ugoretz, for receiving two prestigious fellowships: the Japan Foundation's Doctoral Research Fellowship and the Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC-IDRF). Kaitlyn will be donating her fellowship application materials to the GSRC's fellowship library. Read on to learn more!

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Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship for Indian and Pakistani Graduate Students

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In 1988, the late Mr. Karam Singh Maughan established an endowment to support graduate fellowships to be awarded to graduates or universities in a specific area of India and Pakistan for the purpose of pursuing graduate study at the University of California. Check your eligibility and submit your materials for consideration by May 15, 2020!

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COVID-19 Emergency Resources Guide

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COVID-19 is having devastating consequences for graduate students’ financial, as well as mental and physical, wellbeing. We’ve all lost jobs, funding, rent, investments, and other kinds of financial security due to the necessities of quarantine, shelter-in-place, and social distancing. Here is a list of emergency funding resources available to graduate students at UCSB.

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