2018–2019 Herb York IGCC Dissertation Fellowship Competition

Deadline extended to THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Get the RFP here.


At a Glance

  • The Herb York IGCC Dissertation Fellowship honors IGCC’s founding director, Dr. Herbert F. York, and is given to an outstanding University of California student whose dissertation project aligns with IGCC’s mission and research themes. The fellowship was made possible by generous support from the York family.
  • The fellowship consists of a nine-month stipend of $18,000 to defray living expenses. It is not intended for UC student fees, tuition, or health insurance.
  • Doctoral students enrolled in the University of California, including JD/PhD, MD/PhD, and MD with thesis, are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must advance to candidacy by June 30, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • US citizenship is not required.
  • Fellowships are for one year and may not be carried into future years.

To Apply

  • Download the RFP. Make sure you understand the requirements and that your project is a good fit.
  • Use the web form below.
  • Before you start the form, read the instructions.
  • Have your attachments ready before you start. Attachments must be pdfs. 
  • All applicants need a proposal narrative, current CV, and transcript. You can upload as one pdf or three. 
  • An unofficial transcript is acceptable. Please make sure that your transcript pdf is not locked.
  • All applicants need to have a brief abstract (1,000 characters) ready to paste into the web form.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. The recommenders must send directly to IGCC. See the instructions. Letters of recommendation are due by THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018. 
  • NOTE: You must start and finish your application in one session. You will not be able to come back and make changes. Contact technical help if you need to make changes to a submitted application.


Technical problems: Email igcc-communications@ucsd.edu.

Program questions: Email Lynne Bush