Fellowships and Grants

UCLA Privately Endowed Fellowships
These Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships are funded by gifts and endowments, each with specific eligibility criteria. These programs are campuswide and are used to attract and retain outstanding graduate students.
UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship

The Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) Program is designed to assist students in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship. The program is open to doctoral students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, public health and nursing. Faculty mentors are expected to be in frequent contact with the student participants and to assist them with research leading to the development of a doctoral dissertation.

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship

The Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) Program is designed to assist students in their final year of graduate school, at the dissertation writing stage. The program is open to UCLA doctoral students, officially advanced to doctoral candidacy, and planning to file their dissertations within 12 months of beginning their fellowships. Approximately 200 fellowships awarded under this program yearly.

Additional UCLA Graduate Division Fellowships and Grants

Various other institutions at UCLA also offer awards to graduate students.

Other UCLA Departments

There are centers and departments at UCLA that provide various fellowship support to UCLA graduate students working in the Humanities.

Fulbright US Student Program

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participant —chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Center for Israel Studies Funding

UCLA graduate student fellowships ($2,500-$7,500) are available to conduct research in Israel Studies during the academic year or the summer.