Fellowships Office

The Director of the Fellowships Office is available to assist undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni in applying for nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships and grants, as well as system-wide awards offered by the California State University system. Use our left navigation to Search for Fellowships.

For graduate-level fellowships only, visit the Graduate Fellowships Hub website.

The Fellowships Office also coordinates programs that support CSU students who plan to pursue research doctorates:

California Pre-Doctoral Program

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

If you are new to fellowships, see Fellowships Explained to learn about the opportunities fellowships offer, which may include generous funding for graduate studies, research experience and prestigious internships in the U.S. and abroad. 

For a behind-the-scenes look at what applying for a fellowship is like, review student reflections on “The Writing Wall” where Applicants Share Their Experiences. Successful fellowship applicants have strong records of academic or artistic achievement, leadership, and public service activities.

To assess your current preparation to apply for nationally competitive fellowships, please review these criteria to see if they describe you:

Are You Ready To Compete For A Fellowship?

Preparing to apply well for national fellowships and CSU awards takes planning and sustained effort. Please consult our “Mentoring in a Box” pages, which provide extensive advice and resources on Becoming a Strong Candidate.

Feel free to make an appointment to explore the possibility of pursuing a nationally competitive award in your field, or to determine what fellowships might be a good fit for you.

To make an appointment, email Dr. Joy Viveros, fellows1@sfsu.edu. By the morning of the appointment, please submit an online Intake Questionnaire.