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


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


  • Funded students are expected to attend the monthly WCAHS seminar (held on the first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. 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 a brief report of research activities
  • 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

Application Process

Faculty advisors should send an email expressing interest with a brief description of the student project to

Applications are due the first day of the quarter preceding the requested funding start date (e.g., first day of Fall quarter for Winter quarter funding).

Questions? — Email