Funding For Graduate Students

Funding For Graduate Students

All UCSC Faculty and graduate students are eligible to sign up for a free Pivot account. Use your UCSC email address for access to customized searches of funding sources. Graduate students will automatically be added to ARI’s monthly mailing of arts funding opportunities, the Arts Funding Snapshot.

The Humanities Institute (THI) hosts its PhD+ series of workshops throughout the academic year, and Arts Division students are welcome to attend. PhD+ workshops expand graduate student training and provide space for exploring questions you might not know to ask. They meet monthly to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much more.

Finding Funding and Proposal Writing 101 Workshop Video 
Video recording of an ARI workshop on finding funding to support your work, and proposal writing 101. ARI's Holly Unruh and Hannah Jasper were joined in conversation by Arts faculty Nicol Hammond (music) and John Jota Leaños (FDM). This workshop was geared toward graduate students and early career faculty, and is appropriate for anyone wanting to hone their grant-seeking skills.

Explore the list below for a glimpse of on and off-campus funding opportunities supporting graduate student research.


UCSC Grants for Graduate Students

Arts Dean’s Fund for Equity and Excellence 

Graduate Dean's Research Travel Grant 

Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) Fellowship Program 

Graduate Division Fellowships List 

Hammet Fellowship 

The Humanities Institute

Institute of the Arts and Sciences Fellowships 

Lionel Cantú Memorial Award 

Research Center for the Americas 


Student Fee Advisory Committee Annual Funding 

Arts Professional Pathways Internships Scholarship Fund


Additional opportunities are announced throughout the year.