Recruitment fellowships are used to recruit promising applicants to UC Irvine graduate programs. Graduate student applicants do not apply directly for these fellowships, but rather they are nominated by the graduate programs they applied to. These competitive awards provide tuition, fees and/or stipend support in varying amounts. Please note that most of these awards have specific eligibility requirements.
Eugene-Cota Robles Fellowship
The Eugene Cota-Robles (ECR) Fellowship is the most prestigious diversity fellowship offered at UC Irvine.The fellowship is designed to place students interested in careers in academic teaching and research on a fast-track towards achieving their doctoral degree, and to increase the number of qualified candidates for faculty positions within the University of California.
The Graduate Dean's Recruitment Fellowship program is designed to supplement financial support packages of those prospective doctoral and M.F.A. students who have received competitive offers from other institutions.