Financial Support for Current Ph.D. Students

Department of Economics -  Summer Grant 

We are now accepting Summer Grant applications through Monday, May 11th!

  • Award: The Summer Grant will consist of $3,000 in stipend.  It is intended for students in financial need and/or primarily working on their job market paper. 
  • Application procedures: To apply, simply complete this form and include a statement of either financial need or whether you are devoting yourself mostly to the job market paper and submit to this google form. Awards will be distributed randomly among those students that qualify..   
  • Deadline: May 11th at 11:59pm
  • Award decisions will be announced by May 18, 2020.  

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Burch Center Continuing Student Fellowship

Applications accepted until April 27!

  • Award: Stipend, fees and non-resident tuition for those who are not California residents
  • Eligibility: Full-time Ph.D. students in Economics that have passed one field exam and are conducting research in Public Finance.
  • Application Procedures: Submit the following to this form by the application deadline for funding for the following academic year.
    1. One page abstract of a research proposal OR a proposal of 10 or less pages.
    2. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member addressed to the Graduate Committee Chair. Usually students approach their dissertation advisor for this, but for students at the pre-dissertation phase it can be from any faculty member.
  • Deadline: April 27, 2020, 10:00 am PST

Award decisions will be announced by May 18, 2020.

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Center for Equitable Growth Continuing Fellowship

Applications accepted until April 27!

  • Award: Stipend, fees and non-resident tuition for those who are not California residents (up to a maximum of $40,000)
  • Eligibility: Full-time Ph.D. students in Economics that have already passed the oral exams and are conducting research in Equitable Growth. Priority will be given to students who are planning to be on the job market this coming year and who already have preliminary results.
  • Application Procedures: Submit the following to this form by the application deadline for funding for the following academic year.
    1. One (or at most two) page summary proposal describing the research project and why the research can have policy implications. This summary will be publicly posted online for funded students.
    2. Include preliminary draft or results of the research project if already available and link to webpage with posted papers (if available).
    3. Include CV indicating expected PhD completion date (or link to webpage with such CV information)
    4. Letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor. A short letter or email from the advisor to Janene Martínez including expected ranking of the student in the program for placement purposes is sufficient.
    5. Other sources of funding currently available or pending for the coming academic year.
  • Deadline: April 27, 2020, 10:00 am PST

Award decisions will be announced by May 18, 2020.

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Refer to Graduate Division's Fellowships Website for information on:

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