Program Benefits

If you are selected as a California Pre-Doctoral Program Scholar, you will receive:

An award of $3,000 for:

  • Visits to doctoral-granting institutions in the continental United States
  • Attending or presenting research at professional conferences
  • Journal subscriptions in your field or membership fees to professional organizations
  • Graduate school application fees, GRE or other graduate exam preparation course or registration fees

In addition, each Pre-Doctoral Scholar is eligible to apply for:

  • A fully-funded Summer Research Experience with a faculty member of their choosing in their discipline at an accredited Ph.D.-granting university in the continental United States.