2021 UC Center Sacramento: Emerging Scholars Award

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The UC Center Sacramento recently announced its annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. Apply by April 30, 2021!

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Spring 2021 Funding Forecast

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Spring Quarter usually marks the end of the academic year, but finding funding is a continuous process! Check out this sample of upcoming deadlines of funding opportunities for postdoctoral, doctoral, graduate, research, and other short-term awards or travel grants. Various deadlines listed. Consult websites for current details and application information.

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United Way SB County Rental and Utility Assistance Grant

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United Way of Santa Barbara County is offering Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance to eligible County of Santa Barbara residents who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support. Funds can be applied toward past-due rent or current rent. Read on to learn more!

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2021 GRP Science Policy Fellowship now accepting applications!

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The NASEM Gulf Research Program: Science Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications! Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. Apply by Mar. 3, 2021!

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Fellowship Info Session: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

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Are you interested in research, collaboration, and travel opportunities in Japan? The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers fellowships for pre-doc, graduate, and post-doc researchers in all fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Find out more at the Information Session on February 16, 2021 from 4-5pm!

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DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

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The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Apply by January 13, 2021!

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Coastal Fund now accepting proposals

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The Coastal Fund seeks to provide the financial impetus for research, restoration, preservation, access and educational projects in order to preserve and enhance the ecological integrity of the coastal habitats at the University. Applications are due this Friday, January 15th!

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2021 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 2021-2022 academic year. The first deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2021.

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IHC graduate student funding opportunities

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The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) at UCSB is offering two funding opportunities for graduate students: a Graduate Student Collaborative Award and a Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Award. Apply by January 15, 2021!

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Funding Forecast for Winter 2021

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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 75 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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Funding workshop recordings are now available!

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Unable to attend a finding funding workshop? Want to refresh your memory on those budgeting tips and resources you learned? We are pleased to announce that the GradPost Funding pages now feature recordings of our most popular workshops. Read on to learn more!

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2021 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. 8, 2021!

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Graduate Funding Resource Guide for Undocumented Students

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For first-generation and undocumented students (aka DREAMers and TPS holders), finding funding for graduate school can seem like a daunting or practically impossible proposition--but it doesn’t have to be. Read on to see what kinds of resources are available especially for you here at UCSB and nationally!

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Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity


Check out this great opportunity for students to apply for a fellowship from Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD). GFSD is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. GFSD's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool. Applications are open through December 15, 2020

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