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Graduate Fellowship Application

Application Details

Use this application to apply for the CEI Graduate Fellowship, and to be considered for the Education & Training Fellowship and DIRECT traineeship program (FAQ). Applicants may apply to all three programs, but are only eligible to receive one funded fellowship. Applications for the upcoming academic year are due by 5:00 pm on May 1. We have moved the application process from summer to spring quarter, allowing us to make decisions and inform both students and departments by June 1.

Please note that recommendation letters are also due by May 1. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that referees have sufficient time to submit their reference by the May 1 deadline. The system will send a reminder message to referees when the application is submitted. If you are using this method to notify your referees, please make sure that you submit your application early enough to give your referees time to prepare the letter.

If you choose to ask your referee via another channel, please ask they submit reference letters here.

Applicants must complete all of the required fields.

To be considered for the Education & Training Fellowship, please complete the additional questions below.

To be considered for DIRECT, please complete the additional questions below.

The system will automatically send a reference request to your advisor and referee choice.


If you would like to be considered for the DIRECT program, please continue your application with the questions below.


I am a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident (does not affect eligibility for participation in fellowship or traineeship).



If you would like to be considered for the CEI Education & Training Fellowship, please continue your application with the questions below.

Supporting Materials






I understand the financial support and award conditions outlined in the program description and have reviewed them with my advisor.