Please read the following announcement from Emily A. Carter, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of UCLA:
“The pandemic has created new and unexpected burdens for many of us, and one group that has been significantly affected is our doctoral students. In light of this, I am pleased to announce the provision of central campus funding for a new Summer Mentored Research Fellowship program to support continuing doctoral students and help them make progress toward their degrees this summer term.
This funding, representing a 200% expansion of mentored summer research fellowships, will be allocated to all schools and divisions to support a mixture of fully funded and academic-unit-matched awards. Fellowship awards are very limited in number and allocation is at the discretion of deans. Students interested in being considered for this fellowship should contact their departments. Each fellowship awardee will receive $6,000.
We know how vital it is to have strong faculty mentor relationships during graduate study. The aim of this award is to support continuing doctoral students with insufficient funding sources for the summer and create opportunities for them to work closely with faculty to advance their doctoral thesis research without the burden of employment outside of UCLA or loan obligations that could delay their progress. We hope this new funding will alleviate some anxieties, promote timely degree progress and encourage creative scholarship and research productivity.
Please visit the Summer Mentored Research Fellowship web page for detailed information, including answers to frequently asked questions. Questions about your school’s or division’s process for allocating awards should be directed to your department.
As we recover from the pandemic, we will continue to look for ways to support our students and ensure they can succeed at UCLA and beyond.”