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Hatano Cognitive Development Research Fellowship

Realizing the importance of higher education and the positive impacts of increased educational opportunities for students, Daryl and Janet Hatano have generously established this fellowship to support graduate students at UC Merced. This fellowship intends to support graduate students who are working towards addressing the critical issues that society is currently experiencing.


Eligibility Requirments & Standards

  • Preference will be given to continuing graduate students in a research field that is related to the developmental aspects of typical or atypical learning and cognition.
  • All continuing graduate students are eligible, regardless of citizenship.
  • Currently be enrolled in 12 units in one of the graduate programs, GPA ≥ 3.0 and good academic standing.

Financial Support

  • One fellowship award will be made each academic year.
  • Recipient will receive an award of $1,000 in this current academic year to be used for travel and/or student research. Funds will disburse by the end of Spring 2022.

Student Loan Impact

  • Per federal guidelines, all fellowship and tuition support is taken into consideration when determining student loan eligibility.  If the student will receive federal student loans during the same academic year as this award, please note that this award could, and most likely will, reduce their student loan eligibility.

Use of Funds

  • Funds must be used specifically for the pursuit of educational and graduate career goals.

Award Procedures

  • Apply by completing an online application. Please note, the fellowship application is built within the admissions system, so you might see some items that reference admissions.
  • During the application process you will be able to select this fellowship among others, if it is currently open.
  • Please include the following items with your application:
    • General Statement - 1-2 pages that describe your research area(s) of interest, accomplishments to date and long-term academic goals.
    • For your statement and plan if applicable, write for a general academic audience, i.e. a faculty reviewer who does not necessarily have expertise in your area of research.
    • Unofficial up-to-date UCM transcript.
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • One letter of recommendation from a UCM faculty member.
  • The fellowship committee will review all complete applications. Review criteria will include adherence to the fellowship guidelines, the academic qualifications of the applicant, and the letter of recommendation. Please note, incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

 

* The Graduate Division reserves the right not to make an award in any given year for which a call for applications/nominations has been issued.

 

Deadlines

See the Internal Fellowships page for current deadlines associated with this fellowship.


Hatano Cognitive Development Fellows

2019-20

Rahimpour Jounghani

Psychological Sciences

2020-21

Laxmi Pandey

Electrial Engineering & Computer Science

2018-19

Robert Poston

Quantitative & Systems Biology

2017-18

Pradyumna Lanka

Psychology

2016-17

Megan Smith

Psychology

2015-16

Drew Abney

Cognitive & Information Sciences