UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Research

The intellectual environment at UC Santa Barbara depends on the especially close connection between academic research and graduate studies. Research under faculty mentorship is a central part of Ph.D. training, and graduate students are critical to academic research programs. Outstanding graduate students enable great research, and a reputation for superb research attracts the best graduate students. Faculty investigators are awarded research funds by extramural agencies, and part of this funding supports the salaries and fees of a large number of UCSB graduate students. Specific resources for graduate students can be found at www.gradpost.ucsb.edu/current-students. Graduate students may also seek funding opportunities through the COS Pivot database. Information about COS Pivot can be found at www.research.ucsb.edu/find-funding. Please visit the UCSB Office of Research website at live-research-ucsb-edu-v01.pantheonsite.io/research-integrity/overview for additional information on complying with human subjects, animal subjects, and other campus policies.