Graduate Division

Friends Making a Difference

The UC Irvine Graduate Division has been fortunate to have generous partners and friends who are dedicated to graduate education and have not only donated generously through fellowships, but also inspire our graduate students to become future leaders.  They give something that is more powerful than money—they give their time and share their success stories to motivate students and encourage them to make a global impact.

"The idea behind the Public Impact Fellowship is to make a public impact for the community and nation as a whole and make big changes where we can." - Stanley Behrens, Chairman, The Stanley Behrens Foundation

Foundations of Leadership Series

The Foundations of Leadership distinguished speaker series connects graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with a range of leaders from corporations, nonprofits, government, and higher education. These leaders demonstrate the importance of expanded skill development and career planning to compete in the changing job market.

Public Impact Fellows

Public Impact Fellowships highlight and support doctoral students whose current research has the potential for substantial impact in the public sphere. Ideal candidates will be involved in research designed to significantly improve or enrich the lives of Californians and/or national and global communities. To find out more, click here.