Graduate Student Savings Act helps you save for the future!

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Have you considered investing in your future but don’t know where to start? Have you always wanted to set up a tax-advantaged savings account but haven’t had the income? A new law introduced has dramatically changed the terrain for graduate savings in 2020 and beyond. Read on for a baby yoda meme and how to become a millionaire!

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2020 Tax Resources for Graduate Students

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It’s Winter Quarter, and that means that it’s time to start preparing to file your taxes. Remember, the deadline to file your 2019 taxes is April 15, 2020. Need a little help or don’t know where to get started? Check out these free resources!

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ETS postdoctoral fellowship application now open

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The Educational Testing Service (ETS) invites recent PhDs to apply for a rewarding fellowship experience which combines working on cutting-edge research projects and conducting independent research that is relevant to ETS's goals. Apply by March 1st!

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TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants for language education research

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The International Research Foundation for English Language Education is now accepting applications for TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants. The program’s aim is to generate new knowledge about the teaching and learning of English for the purposes of informing educational policy; improving classroom practices; and, ultimately, expanding educational, occupational, and social opportunities for individuals in a global society. Apply by April 22, 2020!

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The Green Initiative Fund at UC Santa Barbara - now accepting applications

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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) empowers students to take direct action and come up with innovative solutions to solve our environmental problems. Any student, staff, or faculty member of UC Santa Barbara can submit a project proposal. Don’t miss the chance to fund your campus green project! Applications are due Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

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UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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The UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship aims to support existing or developing binational academic networks by enhancing collaborative research projects between UC and Mexican faculty and institutions through the innovative involvement and training of new researchers. Apply by Feb 24!

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Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellowship

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The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for their Dissertation Fellowship. IGCC addresses global challenges to peace and prosperity through research, training, and engagement on international security, economic development, and the environment. Apply by Feb 10!

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program


The US Department of Education is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship provides funding for PhD candidates to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Apply for the internal campus review by February 4th!

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2020 Zuckerman STEM Postdoctoral Leadership Program

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The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math. Five postdoctoral scholarships will be given out per participating university for the 2020-2021 academic year. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2020.

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Funding facelift: GradPost funding pages get a new and improved look!

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Happy 2020 from your friendly ​campus Funding Peer Adviser, Kaitlyn! It’s a new year, a new quarter, and a new decade--the perfect time to revisit and revamp the resources available to you on the GradPost. The Funding pages have been redesigned with a fresh look and more resources that are easier to find than ever. Learn more about the improvements here!

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Funding Forecast for Winter 2020

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Still hibernating or feeling dormant after the break? Don't forget to stay updated on upcoming fellowship opportunities. Our Funding Peer has compiled a list of over 100 funding opportunities with deadlines in the next three to four months -- all organized by type and stage for your convenience! Check out the full list and be sure to sign up for an upcoming funding workshop to create customized funding searches that work for you.

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ETS Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship

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ETS is accepting applications for the Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship. Dissertation topics in the areas of psychometrics, statistics, educational measurement or quantitative methods will be given priority. Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend. Learn more and apply by Dec. 31, 2019!

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2020 Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellowship Program

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The Switzer Environmental Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic studies, two multi-day leadership development training sessions, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network for graduate students in a broad range of environmental science and related fields. Apply by Jan. 6, 2020!

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Mellichamp Human Rights and Global Governance Fellowship

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Mellichamp Global Dynamics is now accepting applications for Human Rights and Global Governance Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowship ​includes one academic quarter of in-state tuition/fees plus a stipend of $7,500 to PhD students in the humanities and social sciences. Read on to learn more and apply by November 27!

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Valuing Open and Inclusive Conversation and Engagement (VOICE) Grant Program

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Do you care about Free Speech and Open Discourse on campus? Are you interested in conducting research to further the cause of free speech on UC Campuses? The UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement invites you to apply to its VOICE Grant Program. Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to apply for up to $5000 grants! Last date to apply is November 8.

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Big Ideas annual contest and info sessions at UCSB

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Big Ideas is awarding up to $20,000 for your social-impact big idea through the Big Ideas Contest! Big Ideas is an innovation competition between all the UC campuses that offers education, structure, funding and validation to bring your idea to life. Learn more at the upcoming info session on October 29 and submit your pre-proposal by November 20!

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