Graduate Division Completion Fellowships (I)

Fellowship details

Application Status
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1 quarter of funding
Citizenship Requirements
No requirement


The past few years have had a significant impact on everyone’s lives. Many of you have faced extreme health and research-related challenges that have considerably affected your academic progress. If these issues have delayed your progress, you may apply for a Completion Fellowship to receive one-quarter of funding. This quarter must be in the 2024-2025 academic year (excluding the summer), and cannot be combined with other UCI stipends or appointments. The fellowship aims to provide a final quarter of funding to help you finish your dissertation. Priority will be given to those who are receiving an additional quarter of support from their school – if more than one quarter is needed. Additionally, students can plan to combine the fellowship quarter with an additional quarter, during which they can go on filing-fee status, for up to three-quarters of work leading to the completion of their degree. If you need an additional quarter of NRST funding, it will be included with the Completion Fellowship.

Important Dates

For the upcoming school year, applications will only be accepted once, and they must be submitted by July 1st, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • If you have exhausted all your funding options, including TAships, GSR positions, and fellowships, and you are unable to cover the cost of a quarter, then you can apply for one from the Graduate Division.
  • In your application, you must explain how unforeseen circumstances have delayed your academic work. Although not mandatory, you can also provide additional information about how these events have affected you.
  • You must maintain a satisfactory GPA and be on track to graduate within the allotted time.
  • You will need to include a letter of support, along with any matching funds that are available from your associate dean, chair, or advisor. You must also provide a detailed timeline for completing your degree.
  • If you are awarded the completion fellowship, you must submit your dissertation in the 2024-2025 academic year and file your degree no later than the summer of 2025. If you fail to do so, your department/school/college will be required to repay the awarded funds to the Graduate Division.
  • Please note that during the fellowship quarter, you cannot hold any university employment, including but not limited to TA/Associate/Reader/Tutor or GSR/GSAR positions.


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