Graduate Summer Fellowships

The College of Letters and Science Dean’s Office is pleased to offer three summer fellowship awards for graduate students. The awards reaffirm the College’s commitment to graduate student scholarship and research, and ensure that students facing financial hardship may continue to excel academically.

Graduate Student Support Committee (GSSC)

The Graduate Student Support Committee (GSSC) works toward the welfare of the graduate student community in the College of Letters and Science. The committee’s members are as follows:

  • Erich Muehlegger, Economics, Chair
  • Mindy Cooper, Theatre and Dance
  • Gang-Yu Liu, Chemistry
  • Stephanie Mudge, Sociology
  • Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Robert Newcomb, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Margaret Ronda, English
  • David Wittman, Physics and Astronomy
  • Magdalena Wojcieszak, Communication
  • Mani Tripathi, Dean’s Office, ex officio
  • Tracy Ligtenberg, Dean’s Office, ex officio

Dean's Graduate Summer Fellowships

The Dean's Graduate Summer Fellowship program is supported in part by smaller donations made to the College's Annual Fund. The awards range up to a maximum of $5,000 for each student. Recipients are selected by the College’s Graduate Student Support Committee (GSSC) on the basis of their academic achievement (GPA greater than 3.50), having submitted a sound plan for their summer research, and having demonstrated financial need, defined as having limited financial support during summer 2021. This fellowship program is offered every summer.

2021 Dean's Graduate Summer Fellowship Award Recipients 

Anthropology: Corey Johnson and Muneeza Rizvi
Applied Math: Yuan Ni and Qianhui Wan
Art: Emily Gordon and Kelley O'Leary
Biostatistics: Xiner Zhou
Communication: Haoning Xue and Xudong Yu
Comparative Literature: Jala Alarja and Jihan Shaarawi
Creative Writing: Diane Nicole Javier and Teagan Steele-Fisher
Cultural Studies: Joshua Redwine and Scott Tsuchitani
Design: Sima Pirmoradi and Alireza Vaziri Rahimi
Dramatic Art: Ann Dragich and Joseph Fletcher
Economics: Alaa Abdelfattah and Eunju Lee
English: Ava Bindas and Allison Fulton
Geology: Dylan Vasey
German: Jesse Archbold and Aylin Bademsoy
History: Anna Free and Joel Olea-Calixto
Linguistics: Zachary Houghton and Skyler Reese
Mathematics: Stephanie Gaston and Houbo Wang
Music: Jonathan Minnick and Sun Ny Vang
Native American Studies: Cinthya Ammerman
Performance Studies: Jamie Davidson and Isa Leal
Philosophy: Chanwoo Lee and Selcuk Kaan Tabakci
Physics: Yi Chung
Political Science: Ipek Tugce Bahceci and David Bracken
Religious Studies: Megan Kirchoff and Aron Tillema
Sociology: Evan Lauteria
Spanish: Leonardo de Oliveira Silva and Jessica Rodrigues-Poletti
Statistics: Yuxuan Zhang and Yejiong Zhu

Margrit Mondavi Graduate Fellowships

The Margrit Mondavi Graduate Fellowships are offered through the College and made possible by a bequest from the late Robert and Margrit Mondavi. The awards provide $5,000 to support research, workshops and travel for graduate students in Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs in the humanities, arts and cultural studies. The UC Davis Humanities Institute, housed in the College of Letters and Science, coordinated the announcement and awarding of the Margit Mondavi Graduate Fellowships for summer 2021.

2021 Margrit Mondavi Graduate Fellowship Award Recipients

Music: Elizabeth Campbell
Native American Studies: Christina Thomas and Katelyn Stiles
Dramatic Art: Justin Yancher
Art: Helia Pouyanfar
Design: Edward Whelan

UC Humanities Consortium Fellowships

The UC Davis Humanities Institute is additionally offering two fellowships supported by a grant from the UC Office of the President to the UC-wide Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. Each fellow will receive $6,000 for summer research and will participate in meetings as part of a society of fellows in the fall of 2021. Please visit the DHI's Articles and Stories column for details on the winners.

2021 UC Humanities Consortium Fellowship Award Recipients

Cultural Studies: Jasmine Wade
English: Amanda Kong