Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship (D)

The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Fellowship is designed to increase the number of students who complete their Ph.D. degree and successfully acquire a faculty appointment. Fellows are expected to participate in meaningful research and, eventually, developing an independent project.

Call for nominations: Monday, February 7, 2022

Application/Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

For more information contact: fellowships@rgs.uci.edu


Award Information

  • Fellows receive one year of fellowship support paid directly by the Graduate Division, including a yearly stipend of $23,000 (paid over a nine-month period, Oct. 1 to June 1) and full resident tuition and fees.
  • Graduate programs also provide fellows a supplement to the fellowship (minimum 20%: ~$4,600) paid in Summer 2022 or 2023.  
  • Fellows receive a $500 academic travel stipend.
  • Fellows are expected to participate in meaningful research during the Fall quarter of their award year.
  • Fellows are expected to develop an independent project for the Winter and Spring quarters of the award year.
  • Fellows are required to participate in UCI’s tracking of programs to assess student progress and eventual job placement.
  • Please note:
    • Fellows are prohibited from being employed 24% time during the tenure of this fellowship. 
    • Please note: Non-resident tuition is NOT covered by this fellowship award.


  • Nominees must demonstrate high potential and promise
  • Nominees must indicate an interest in an academic career in teaching and research
  • Nominees must be United States citizens, permanent residents or AB540 status (international students are not eligible for this fellowship).
  • Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students must enroll full-time in 12 units during each quarter of fellowship tenure
  • Students must not have advanced to candidacy at the time of application.

Nominees must qualify as a diversity student, as defined by the University of California and demonstrate experience of situations or conditions which were an impediment to advancing to graduate study, such as socioeconomic or educational limitations, the absence of a family member who attended college, matriculation in a school with poor financial or curricular support, having a physical or learning disability or working long hours while attending school.

Application Process

Students should check with their academic program for internal deadlines.

Students should complete the Application Form.

Students should e-mail the completed FMP application form to their academic program along with the following materials:

Students must submit the FMP Fellowship application form electronically to the department, along with the following:

  • A brief (2-4 page) Mentoring Plan that includes a schedule of training goals and activities for the 12-month time period
  • A letter of recommendation from the faculty member who will serve as the mentor
  • Unofficial transcripts including most recent winter quarter grades
  • Student curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A detailed listing of all funding support received by the student
  • Save FMP Fellowship application forms as “FMP APP– SID#” (FMP APP-12345678)
  • Check your department’s deadlines 

NOTE: Please review both the application and nomination form for all of the required documents.

Departments must complete the FMP Nomination Form for each student the department is nominating. Don’t forget the following items:

  • Check the appropriate citizenship or residency box
  • Minimum 20% ($4,600) matching funds during Summer 2022 or Summer 2023
  • Rationale for nominating the student
  • Save nomination form as “FMP NOM–SID#” (FMP NOM-12345678)
  • Submit the nomination in one PDF in the following order:
    • FMP Nomination Form 
    • FMP Application Form
    • Mentoring Plan including a schedule of training goals/activities (2-4 page document)
    • Faculty Mentor letter of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcript (include Winter 2022 grades, if applicable)
    • Student’s curriculum vitae
    • Detailed listing of all funding/support
    • Save this new PDF file as “FMP – SID#.pdf” (FMP-12345678)
  • Forward nomination packages to your school for ranking, cover letter and signature.

Schools must submit completed documentation for the top two school nominees and for College of Health Sciences each school/Program in Public Health can submit one nominee to  fellowships@exchange.uci.edu  and include the following:

  • PDF nomination packet for each student the school is nominating

Contact Info



Nominations will be based on the student’s merit and his/her contribution to the diversity of their discipline/graduate program. In accordance with state law, nominees to state-funded programs are not given preferential treatment on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion or national origin.

Before this fellowship is awarded, we will be checking Winter grades to make sure the awardee(s) is/are in good academic standing. Prospective awardees not in good academic standing risk being removed from consideration of fellowship disbursement.