Graduate Student Funding Program

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The goal of the WCAHS Graduate Student Funding Program is to encourage graduate student work in agricultural health and safety. WCAHS funds UC Davis graduate student researchers on a quarterly basis and encourages faculty and students from all disciplines to apply. During the academic year, students will be funded part-time (46–49% depending on graduate group) and will have their tuition and fees covered. During the summer, students will be funded up to full-time.

Current Funding Opportunity

To apply for this position download the application and report guidelines.


  • Area of study must be related to agricultural health and safety
  • GSR-eligible UC Davis graduate students (not research staff positions)
  • CA resident students
  • Students from all Colleges/Schools encouraged
  • Students with a TA position are not eligible for that quarter
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 12 units


  • Funded students are expected to attend the monthly WCAHS seminar (held on the first Monday of the month at 4pm at the Center for Health and the Environment).
  • Funded students must acknowledge WCAHS funding in publications and presentations related to funded activities.
  • Funded students must submit brief report of research activities. Download the report guidelines
  • Funded students will be invited to participate in a research symposium to present their research.
  • Funded students may be asked to contribute to the WCAHS newsletter and/or blog

Application Process

Faculty advisors should submit a WCAHS Graduate Student Funding Program application according to the deadline schedule.

Application Due Date Quarter to be Funded Report Due Date
June 1, 2018 Summer 2018 September 28, 2018
September 4, 2018 Fall 2018 January 4, 2019
December 17, 2018 Winter 2019 April 12, 2019
March 8, 2019 Spring 2019 July 5, 2019
June 3, 2019 Summer 2019 September 14, 2019

Questions? — Contact Heather Riden at