Summer Programming

Join us this summer to get help with your fellowship applications and refresh your statistics and programming skills!

Workshop and bootcamp programs will be offered online throughout the summer.

Participants will be scheduled into sessions based on interest and availability.

While incoming Grad Edge/Jump Start participants are guaranteed space in both the fellowship writing and bootcamp programs, registration is open to all currently enrolled UCR graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis.

We will accept interest form submissions through MONDAY MAY 24th at 9AM. No additional submissions will be accepted after that date.

Writing Workshops

Three of the five UCR graduate student recipients of the 2019-20 NSF GRFP award, as well as more than 50% of the Honorable Mention recipients, participated in either the 2018 or 2019 summer fellowship writing support programs. In addition, UCR's 2017-18 Ford predoctoral awardee, and two-thirds of the 2019-20 Honorable Mention recipients, were alums of the summer fellowship program. 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Application Workshop Series

The NSF GRFP offers funding to graduate students pursuing research-based advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students can only make a single funding application over the course of their graduate careers; as a result, students must decide with their PIs whether their first or second year of study will be the most advantageous for their application. For students who intend to apply for the NSF GRFP, the workshop series provides an overview of the program, guides students through writing the personal and research statements via peer and instructor feedback on drafts, and addresses the process of requesting letters of recommendation. One session will also be devoted to reviewing successful applications from previous funding cycles.

Ford Foundation Fellowships Application Workshop Series

The Ford Foundation offers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships intended to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. The workshop series, focused on the predoctoral application, will address writing the required abstract, proposed plan of work, and personal and research statements, as well as obtaining effective letters of recommendation. Students will receive peer and instructor feedback on drafts, and one session will be devoted to reviewing sample winning applications.


The writing workshops will run between the dates of July 12th and September 3rd for approximately 2 hours/week.

Questions? Please contact the Coordinator of the Graduate Writing Center at

Statistics and Programming Bootcamp

Students will review conceptual statistics as well as applications in their fields. They will also receive a brief introduction to R and Python programming environments. The bootcamp will run between the dates of July 12th and September 3rd for approximately 2 hours/week.


Questions? Please contact the Coordinator of the Graduate Quantitative Methods Center at