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GEPA Funding Opportunities

The Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) funds a variety of initiatives and projects across campus in support of graduate education at UC San Diego, as outlined below. Graduate students seeking support for individual research projects or educational expenses should instead explore our fellowships website. Questions about funding requests can be directed to

Student Groups & Partners

Special Projects Funding

Student groups and partners can apply for special projects funding when there is alignment with the UC San Diego Strategic Plan and/or Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, and direct involvement of current or prospective graduate students, while benefiting education, career development, the graduate student experience, and/or strengthening and diversifying the pipeline for graduate education and the professoriate.

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Staff & Faculty

San Diego Fellowship Match

When applying for extramural research grants that support graduate student researchers/trainees, Principal Investigators may request matching San Diego Fellowships from the Division to enhance the proposal and promote inclusive excellence.

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Bridge Funding for Students with Disabilities

Graduate programs/departments, in partnership with Disability Counseling and Consulting, can apply for one-time funds to support a doctoral/MFA graduate student who is unable to perform the functions of an ASE or GSR role due to a documented medical condition (physical or mental) that interferes with their ability to work or return to work.

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Please note, as shared in this memo from May 17, 2021, GEPA no longer funds Organized Research Unit (ORU) requests for fellowships or GSR positions, departmental/faculty journal editorial board requests for fellowships or GSR positions, or departmental requests for faculty recruitment or retention offers including GSR positions.