Funding Opportunities

  • CAMINO - Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-Based Opportunites in Ecology and Evolution

    The CAMINO provides inclusive research opportunities, funding and professional community to students exploring careers in field science and environmental conservation.
  • Deans', Chancellor's, and Steck Awards

    Deans' Awards are granted to 50 undergraduate projects, 10 from each of the academic divisions. Submissions are an outstanding senior thesis or project completed during the current academic year. Each winning project will receive a $100 cash award, and is considered for a Chancellor’s Award. Chancellor's Award winning projects receive a $500 cash award, and are considered for the Steck Award.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

    The UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid and Scholarship Office strives to deliver high quality service to students and their families. They are committed to minimizing financial barriers to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Friends of Seymour Marine Discovery Center Student Research and Education Award

    These awards encourage research and education projects in the marine sciences. For student research in marine sciences, all geographic areas of study are considered.
  • Koret Scholars Program

    The Koret Scholars Program provides funding for a variety of undergraduate research projects and experiences. The program supports scholarships for undergraduate research projects with faculty and graduate student mentors.
  • Norris Center Student Award

    Each academic quarter, the Norris Center funds a select number of undergraduate student projects. Any undergraduate conducting a project relating to natural history can apply for an award of up to $1,000.
  • Physical and Biological Sciences Division

    There are many options to help fund your undergraduate research, including external funding,  UC funding, and departmental and college grants.
  • UC Santa Cruz Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

    The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UCSC exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training.