Financial Support & Fellowships

Financial Support

The majority of PhD students in the UCSB Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate program are financially supported throughout their course of study. Admitted students will receive  an  annual graduate student salary of $30,000. Sources of support include teaching assistantships, graduate student researcher and/or fellowships. Support continues beyond the first year of study as long as the student remains in good academic standing.  All continuing students are encouraged to discuss funding opportunities with their research advisors in advance of the quarter funding is needed.

Financial support includes the payment of tuition, fees and health insurance. A Summary of Quarterly Fees and Expenses can be found on the Office of the Registrar's web site.

The department nominates newly admitted students with outstanding qualifications for UCSB campus based fellowships. In order to be eligible graduate applicants must have submitted all application materials by the priority deadline.


Fellowship Opportunities

Resources for continuing Graduate Students:

Graduate Division - Financial Support

Gradpost - Funding

UCSB Office of Research

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships

Science Careers: Grants & Funding


A Student Financial Guide to help navigate your finances and access emergency help when you need it.  For additional resources visit the UCSB Office of Student Affairs.