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Extramural Funding

Other Pages In Financing Graduate Education

There are numerous extramural fellowships available. In addition to gaining funding for graduate school, graduate students are encouraged to conduct a search of extramural funding resources as part of their professional training for life in academia. The funding search may begin with the Graduate Division’s electronic funding newsletter, The Source, located at www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/Source. The Source—created specifically for UCSB graduate students by the Graduate Division—provides links to financial support information, regularly updated listings of campus competitions and deadlines, national fellowship announcements, and links to various funding sources and databases. UCSB subscribes to the Illinois Researcher and Information Service (IRIS) and Community of Science Funding Opportunities (COS), extramural funding source databases with search capabilities (along with instructions on how to conduct a search). Links to IRIS, COS, and additional funding resources may be found through the Financial Support section at www.graddiv.ucsb.edu. Throughout the academic year, the Graduate Division sponsors presentations that assist graduate students in conducting searches and writing applications for extramural funding. Please check the Graduate Division’s calendar of events for workshop information www.graddiv.ucsb.edu.

The Graduate Division publishes funding opportunities through three electronic mailing lists (subscribe at www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/Source) during the academic year:  HUMFUND – funding opportunities for graduate students in the humanities and fine arts; SOCFUND – funding opportunities for graduate students in the social sciences and education); and SEMFUND – funding opportunities for graduate students in science, engineering, and math.

The Davidson Library provides a variety of directories that describe sources of funding and research opportunities including fellowships, grants, internships, and jobs. Several useful references on proposal and resume preparation are also available.

For assistance with the search and application for extramural funding, consult www.graddiv.ucsb.edu under the Financial Support heading funding or contact the Peer Funding Advisor in the Graduate Division at fundingpeer@graddiv.ucsb.edu. For information on any other aspect of graduate student support, contact the Graduate Financial Support unit at financial@graddiv.ucsb.edu.