Faculty and Graduate Students

Our campus is home to an incredibly talented pool of faculty and graduate students — top scholars who lead labs and classrooms while solving society’s most pressing problems. Their impact is made possible through the support of fellowships, endowed chairs and seed money for new projects from which the next big breakthrough could sprout.


Attracting and retaining promising people is essential to UC San Diego’s culture of collaboration, service and innovation. Generous philanthropic support of endowed chairs and endowed fellowships augment our ability to recruit and retain the best educators, leaders and breakers. Use the contact link below to learn more about how you can make your impact in supporting our incredible faculty and graduate students.

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At UC San Diego, we are not afraid to take a chance on an unlikely idea. To spur innovative research, we are investing in risk-takers and change-makers. Your visionary gift will embolden our efforts in innovative, interdisciplinary research — and discovery.

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UC San Diego Graduate Fellowships

Our graduate students work alongside today’s world-class experts to break through tomorrow’s boundaries. Your investment invigorates the next generation of innovators, scholars and mentors.

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