The UC Irvine Diversity Recruitment Fellowship program is designed to supplement financial support packages of admitted doctoral and M.F.A. diversity students.

Award Info

Each award will be up to $5,000 to top-off their original award, and programs are encouraged to provide matching funds.


  • Nominee needs to be a US citizen, Permanent Resident or AB540 eligible.
  • Nominee needs to be eligible under the University of California definition of diversity.
  • Nominee must be interviewed during the admissions process by the department in order to be considered for this fellowship. Method of interview can be in-person, by phone, or Skype, etc. Email correspondence is NOT acceptable.

Nomination Process

  • Complete and submit the GDRF/DRF nomination form outlining how the student would improve the quality and diversity of our student population and why you believe that this fellowship will help recruit the student.
  • Along with the completed nomination form, please submit a scanned copy of the student's application (copy of the application from DAVAD, letters of recommendation, ACR cover page and a copy of the original admission and financial offer letter(s) from the nominators program)and any other relevant supporting documents.
  • The nomination package should be emailed to fellowships@exchange.uci.edu. The subject line should include the name of the fellowship, last name of nominee and student ID number for the nominated student.  For example: "DRF_Smith_12345678".
    • Please do not send DRF and GDRF nominations in the same email.

Contact Info

Questions should be directed to Long Nguyen 949-824-3512.


Nominations will be accepted up until funding allocated to the program has been exhausted. First awards will be made in mid-February.