1) Prospective Students fellowships
2) Continuing Students fellowships
4) Graduate Academic Appointments (and other employment)
In order to be considered for any type of financial support (i.e. fellowships, financial aid, student loans, work study, etc.), all new and continuing U.S. citizens and permanent resident graduate students at USCB are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used by the UCSB Financial Aid Office to compile a need analysis that is then used to determine financial support packages. March 2nd is the FAFSA Priority Filing deadline for UCSB financial aid and Cal Grants.
• Centrally Administered Awards by Departmental Nomination
Centrally Administered Fellowships for Incoming Students(PDF) are based on nomination by departments. Nominations are sent to Graduate Division and a central faculty fellowship committee makes the selection.
All nominees must be admitted Fall quarter and maintain continuous fulltime enrollment as well as remain in good academic standing for the duration of their award.
The fellowship competitions include: Chancellor's Fellowship, Regents Special Fellowship, Humanities Special Fellowship, Dean's Fellowship, Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship, Doctoral Scholars Fellowship, Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, and UC Santa Barbara Graduate Fellowship.
For details about these awards, please visit the graduate Division’s fellowship webpage http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/awards.htm
• Departmental Awards/Internal Fellowship (PDF)
Block Grants-There is currently no application process for Internal/Department awards for newly admitted students. Department and/or emphasis faculty make award decisions based on a number of criteria - recruitment, financial need, academic promise, etc. Notification of awards is communicated to newly admitted students by the studentís assigned faculty advisor and in writing by the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
**Employment and financial assistance is limited for incoming students, particularly incoming international students
• Centrally Administered Awards
Centrally Administered Fellowships for Continuing Students(PDF) are based on faculty/department nomination and by student application (some require applying for a fellowship directly to the Graduate Division). Students are informed about the fellowship opportunities via email, or by checking Graduate Division’s website on a regular basis.
For all continuing student fellowships, Graduate Division encourages nominations of individuals who meet the eligibility criteria by maintaining continuous enrollment and remaining in good academic standing and will not accept students who are beyond the normative time to degree in their department.
Block Grants - Available to doctoral and masters students, both domestic and international. Application notifications and process typically provided by student’s department program office in March or April. Awards for the next academic year are made by the beginning of June and are usually issued as stipend checks or towards payment of fees.
Gevirtz Fellowship –The Gevirtz gift provides travel grant fellowships to assist GGSE students travel to and present at a conference and/or meeting. Applicants must be invited or selected to present a paper, present research, or exhibit at a major professional conference or meeting, or play another significant role. All travel grant awards are issued as stipend checks and generally range from $200 to $700.
The Gevirtz gift is also used to aid students with financial emergencies impacting their ability to continue with their studies or continued enrollment. Please contact your department Graduate Advisor for more assistance.
Office of the President, Community College Research Assistantship – Open to incoming and continuing doctoral or masters/doctoral domestic students who are currently employed in a community college setting, are on leave from a community college position, and/or are intending to seek employment in community college administration at the completion of their program. Preference will be given to dissertation year students whose work/research is focused on issues of importance to community colleges.
Include Dean’s Council Fellowships, Dorman L. Commons, Philip and Helen Green Research Fellowship, Autism Research and Training Fellowship, Thomas G. Haring Scholarship, Ray Hosford Memorial Award, Stephen J. Marcus Innovation in Teaching Award, and Philip and Aida Siff Foundation Dean’s Scholarships
TEP Department Specific Privately Funded Fellowships (link) - In addition to departmental funds available to all programs, the Teachers Education Program has financial aid support options in the form of Federal Grants, State Money and Teaching/Credential specific Privately Funded Fellowships and Scholarships. Please click the 'TEP (link)' above for more details.
FINANCIAL AID SUPPORT Financial Aid FAQs
Domestic and Permanent Resident Students
• Support from the UCSB Financial Aid Office is available in the form of federal Work-Study, federal subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Loans. These types of aid are awarded by the UCSB Financial Aid Office on the basis of a student's financial need.
• UCSB students can apply for need-based and non-need based federal financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
• Graduate students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for a subsidized Direct Loan that has an annual limit of $8,500. Graduate students who do not demonstrate financial need may qualify for an unsubsidized Direct Loan that has an annual limit of $10,000. The actual amount will be determined by financial need, based on the need-analysis compiled by the Financial Aid Office.
• Eligibility for need-based financial support is affected by awards students receive from the Graduate Division, academic departments, or outside agencies. A reduction in the student's original need-based aid eligibility will occur if the student receives additional awards during the year.
• Students with an award of federal Work Study have the opportunity to have a job and receive a monthly paycheck. Work Study salaries are paid partly by the federal government and partly by the hiring department.
• Financial matters
• International student scholarship and loan information http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Scholarships/InternationalScholarships.asp
Academic positions provide an important aspect of graduate training under the guidance of UCSB faculty. All students who receive academic appointment positions must maintain continuous enrollment and remain within normative time to degree. Appointments include Graduate Student Researchers (GSR), Teaching Assistants (TA), Associates in __, Remedial Tutors, and Readers.
Students interested in holding a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) appointment should contact their advisors for more information.
The departments listed below have hired GGSE graduate students as TAs in the past. In addition, if you have special expertise in an area not on this list, do not hesitate to contact that department to see if they have positions available. The UCSB campus directory for department listings is http://www.ucsb.edu.
Contact: Christina Toy, 893-4330, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional places offering graduate student employment:
There are numerous extramural fellowships available which are competitions that are not run by Graduate Division. In addition to obtaining funding for graduate school, graduate students should be encouraged to conduct a search for extramural funding as part of their professional training for life in academia. Please note that any grants that are awarded to the institution and not to students individually must be processed and reviewed through the GGSE Contracts & Grants Office. If signature on the proposal is required by a Authorized Institutional Official it must also be processed through the Contracts & Grants Office. Click here (http://education.ucsb.edu/Faculty-Research/Research-Office/grantprep.htm) for more information.
• The Source, created specifically for UCSB graduate students, provides links to financial support information, regularly updated listings of campus competitions and deadlines, national fellowship announcements, and links to various funding sources and databases.
• UCSB subscribes to the Illinois Researcher and Information Service (IRIS) and Community of Science Funding Opportunities (COS), extramural funding source databases with search capabilities along with instructions on how to conduct a search. Links to IRIS, COS and additional funding resources may be found through the Financial Support Section at http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/awards.htm
• UC Funding Opportunities http://www.ucop.edu/research/ are UC systemwide research funding opportunities available to UC faculty, researchers and graduate students.
• The reference section on the first floor of the Davidson Library provides a variety of directories describing sources of funding and research opportunities, including fellowships, grants, internships and jobs.
• Money Matters, this guide is a tool to help you navigate your finances day to day and access emergency help when you need it. It includes sections on sound money management and ways to ensure that your income is adequate to meet your needs. Because unforeseen events and emergencies do happen, the Money Matters guide also offers information on staff contacts, emergency funding, and low-cost services in the local community.
If you would like assistance searching or applying for extramural funding, please contact one of the Graduate Division Peer Advisers.