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.

Graduate students can also receive feedback on application materials from ARI’s Research Development GSR, Eric Sneathen, who is available to discuss funding opportunities and application strategies.

Graduate students are also welcome to submit a draft to our arts faculty committee for writing feedback.

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.



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 

Porter College Teaching Fellowship 

Research Center for the Americas 


Student Fee Advisory Committee Annual Funding 

Arts Professional Pathways Internships Scholarship Fund


Additional opportunities are announced throughout the year.