Dissertation Fellowships

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship ($20,000)

For 2015-2016 each award consisted of a $20,000 stipend, in-state tuition (excluding Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition) and a reimbursable research allowance of up to $500 (reimbursed as a stipend). The number of fellowships will depend on available funding.

ELIGIBILITY:  The program is open to all doctoral candidates who are officially advanced to candidacy at the time of nomination, and are within one year of completing and filing the dissertation. Students in any school, department or interdepartmental program offering the doctorate are eligible.

Student Application Procedures are available on the Graduate Division Fellowship page

MBIDP Dissertation Year Award ($2,500)
(Presented at the MBI Annual retreat)

ELIGIBILITY: Current graduate students in the Molecular Biology IDP who are approximately one year or less away from presenting their Final Defense and filing their dissertation.  We are looking for candidates whose research achievements are notable, who have had an impact on their field, and who have the potential for continued significant scientific contributions.

Nominations:  May be nominated by the student’s research mentor.
Applications should include:

  • Student’s CV, including list of publications, manuscripts, presentations (copies of reprints would be appreciated)
  • Letter of nomination from the research mentor outlining the student’s research achievements and future scientific potential
  • One additional letter of support from someone familiar with the student’s research
  • Any other supporting materials
2016 Dissertation award

2016 Awardee, Diana Dou

2015 Dissertation

2015 Awardee, Wenyuan Wang