Online applications open each fall and close in February. Applicants move through a three stage application process (outlined below) that assesses their eligibility, academic achievement, faculty endorsements, and interview. Successful finalists are admitted to the program in early April and formally join the cohort in May. New fellows attend a summer research program at UCR designed to help prepare them to begin research project.
Transfer students are awarded conditional fellowships, pending acceptance to UCR and completion of the UCR Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).
Find more information about each step by clicking on the + links below. Pay close attention to the instructions and deadlines for each step.