Graduate Student Resources

Fellowships for Continuing Students

All graduate students are encouraged to apply for Graduate Division and/or extramural fellowships for which they are eligible starting their first year in the program.  Some applications require faculty advisor letters and departmental nomination, so allow yourself enough time before the deadline to secure all required application materials.

Graduate Resource Center

The center provides support services for graduate students, including professional development, writing, grant application, and wellness workshops.  They also have a resource library and reservable meeting space.

Associated Graduate Students

The AGS is a UCI student organization that provides services, advocacy, and events for graduate students.


This NIH-funded program aims to prepare UCI graduate students for a variety of careers in the biomedical research workforce. They offer seminars, provide access to training, and allow students to network in the field.

Nature Masterclass

Through an institutional subscription sponsored by the Ayala School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine, all UCI students now have access to the Nature Masterclass online course in scientific writing and publishing. With over 30 editors from more than 20 Nature journals serving as instructors, you are encouraged to participate in this valuable resource. These experts will take you through the entire scientific publishing process. Although this is presented by Nature, the tools and training the Masterclass provides is beneficial for all scholars at any stage of writing for publication.

UCI Career Center

Though much of your career advice will come from your faculty advisor, the UCI Career Center has staff who work specifically with graduate students on creating CVs, exploring different career options, and developing a career plan.

Health & Wellness

Your wellness is very important, and the Graduate Division has a list of campus services to support your overall wellbeing beyond academics, including health education, LGBT resources, child care, recreation, etc.