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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.


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Predoctoral Fellowships

Summer is the perfect time to get a jump-start on major fellowship applications! Many of the major multi-year extramural fellowships are only available to new students or students early in their graduate career (1st or 2nd years) and a lot of these deadlines sneak up fast during fall quarter. Summer is a great time to check out the following major fellowships and start your applications if you are eligible for them. Although applications for many of the awards won’t open until mid-summer, you can find out what type of information is typically required and start compiling materials and developing study ideas so that you are ready to write when the application opens.

If you’re around UCSB this summer (or once you arrive) check out previous successful proposals in our Fellowship Proposal Library. Or check out some of our fellowship resources from previous years on the GradPost including a list of NSF fellowship resources and an NSF predoctoral fellowship video.

Below we provide information on some of the major multi-year extramural fellowships. Be sure to review the websites of these funding opportunities as eligibility, deadline, and benefits may change as these agencies finalize their applications and award packages for the coming year’s competition.


  • Ford Predoctoral Fellowship: For members of underrepresented groups pursuing a Ph.D. in the sciences, social sciences, or arts/humanities (Note: not for education students), three years of support [typically due in November]
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans: supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program; must be a new American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country) and not yet 31 years old [application available in July, due in November]

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Social Sciences and Education

Use some of your free time this summer to start working on these fellowship applications and exploring funding opportunities. Remember, whether or not you are eligible for the fellowships above, it is worth doing your own extramural funding searches to find all possible funding opportunities available for you based on your field of study and research interests.