Please scroll to the bottom of this page for Academic Year 22-23 Fellowship Awards Results. There will be an info session in late January 2023 date TBD.
Call for Nominations
A note about COVID-19: This award often supports students that travel abroad. Although travel may be restricted, rescheduled, or delayed during this time, the spirit of the award remains the same. The committee is fully aware of this and will keep this in mind as they review applications for this year.
The FIC was a non-profit, all-volunteer organization founded in 1961 (dissolved September 2021) whose mission statement was to support international education, to foster friendship, understanding, and cooperation within the international community, and to create a meeting place on the UC San Diego campus for people who share these aims. This mission may not seem novel in present times, but, at the time, the concept of global citizenship did not exist and the very word “foreign” often engendered fear rather than igniting curiosity. The FIC operated a variety of programs, building cross-national community while supporting international scholars and their families at UC San Diego, as well as funding an academic student support program for both undergraduate students studying abroad and graduate students whose work had an international component and/or global relevance.
The FIC student support program began with a single award in 1975 and at its peak, before the pandemic of 2020, awarded 41 scholarships to undergraduate students and 32 fellowships to graduate students. Over the life of the FIC student support program, it has awarded over $1 million to UC San Diego scholars. Upon the dissolution of FIC in 2021, a new endowment fund was created to support graduate student fellowships in perpetuity. The Graduate Division will be awarding Friends of the International Center (Friends) fellowships to UC San Diego graduate students for 2022-23.
About the Award
Each department may nominate ONLY two (2) students, please rank your nominees with #1 being the strongest candidate.
Please submit the following for each student applicant:
Only department submissions will be accepted; students and faculty must work with their departments and may not self-nominate.
Generally, the call for nominations happens annually in February, this past year's process was delayed due to the pandemic and staffing transitions.
Scholars will be selected and notified shortly thereafter
Department representatives should submit nominations via the Google Form linked below:
To see a sample of the nomination form click here to view the form.
Questions can be directed to the Student Services and Support Portal, write the name of the fellowship in the subject line.
Email system notifications will be sent out via MyEmma for all GEPA Students to review the opportunity