Graduate Student Opportunities

Check out the following list of graduate student opportunities in funding, employment, professional development, and more! Updated weekly during the academic year and monthly over summer.

  • GloCal Health Fellowships for Grad Students & Postdocs

    GloCal Health Fellowships

    The GloCal Health Fellowship provides aspiring global health researchers with outstanding interdisciplinary education and training in innovative research designed to improve health for populations around the world.

    Program Overview

    The GloCal Health Fellowship supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Ideal candidates will propose research in areas such as, but not limited to:

    • HIV
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Noncommunicable Diseases
    • Global Surgery
    • Cancer
    • Mental Health and Addiction
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    • Planetary Health

    A wide variety of training sites are available through the GloCal Health Fellowship. All sites have been conducting federally supported research and training for at least three years, have published extensively in major journals, and are committed to training the next generation of global health leaders from within their own country as well as from UC campuses.

    Fellows accepted into this program must spend at least 11 consecutive months during their 12-month fellowship at their international research sites. All fellows participate in the UCSF online Responsible Conduct of Research course at the beginning of their fellowship. Pre-doctoral fellows also take the online course in Designing Clinical Research. All fellows must participate in a week-long orientation at the NIH in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of their fellowship.

    Application process

  • Graduate Writing Center Dissertation Deep Dive - Summer 2024

    Graduate Writing Center Dissertation Deep Dive 

    The Dissertation Deep Dive event is aimed at students who have completed a significant portion of their dissertations and expect to file between September 2024 and June 2025. During this 4-day (over two weeks) on-campus retreat, writers can work on drafting a new chapter or revising what they have already written. The Deep Dive gives students copious amounts of quiet writing time, acces to individual consultations with GWC Consultants,  along with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages. 

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  • LA Urban Center Science Fellowship Program - due 7/26
    LA Urban Center Fellowship 
    Each academic year, the LA Urban Center offers a prestigious fellowship program that provides research and science delivery opportunities for graduate students from a diversity of academic disciplines and sociodemographic backgrounds. 
    Selected Fellows will have the option to conduct a one- or two-year project that contributes to the core mission and vision of the LA Urban Center. Selected proposals will receive non-renewable funding of $12,500 for one-year projects (September 2024 to June 2025) or $25,000 for two-year projects (September 2024 to June 2026).
    Proposals must focus on one or both of the priority proposal areas (Community Forest Management and/or Nursery Management) for a one-year or two-year project. 
  • Virginia Tech Future Faculty Program - Due 8/16

    The Future Faculty Diversity Program (FFDP)  

    The FFDP is designed to encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, especially historically underrepresented minorities in the United States, to consider current or future faculty positions at Virginia Tech.  

    This three-day program provides fellows with a unique opportunity to learn about the university's culture, meet with senior leaders, department heads, and faculty members, and gain valuable insights into life as a faculty member at Virginia Tech. Participants  will hear from internationally recognized faculty members and campus leaders about the interviewing process, strategies for negotiating job offers, and tips for navigating the tenure process. 

    This program provides a supportive and inclusive environment for fellows to explore their interests, ask questions, and gain insights into academic life at Virginia Tech. 

    Transportation, lodging, and food expenses are covered by Virginia Tech for invited fellows. 

    Applications are due August 16, 2024 

  • Alianza UCMX Funding Opportunities