Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate students from programs in the College of Liberal Arts may compete in the annual Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) competition. The competition is announced each winter, and held the following spring. The University awards one fellowship per college per year. Fellows are awarded $4,500 each semester.

Students must be nominated by a faculty supervisor and eligible to apply. Eligibility requires satisfying the conditions for California residency and meeting criteria for financial aid eligibility (including having filed the FAFSA). Fellows must demonstrate mastery of research methods appropriate to discipline as evidenced in culminating scholarly activity (thesis, project, article, presentation, etc.) as well as timely progress toward degree as evidenced by graduation no later than one academic year following the fellowship year. A final report of work accomplished is due to the Dean of Graduate Studies at the end of the fellowship period.