USC Fellowships for Prospective PhD Students
Most PhD students at USC will receive at least one year of fellowship funding from the Graduate School. The stipend amount and the duration of the fellowship will vary by department or by school. All applicants who are admitted into a qualifying USC PhD program are automatically considered for these fellowships. Fellowship recipients are selected by the faculty of the school or department in which they intend to pursue their studies.
In addition to general opportunities, the Graduate School offers the following fellowship top offs for incoming PhD students. Fellowship top off recipients are selected by the faculty of the school or department in which they intend to pursue their studies.
Provost’s Fellowship Top Off
Provost’s Fellowship Top Off for a PhD student who will make a substantive, documentable and unique contribution to their PhD program.
Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DIA) Top Off
Diversity, Inclusion and Access (DIA) Top Off for PhD students who contribute to diversity of USC PhD programs.
Annenberg Fellowship Top Off
Annenberg Fellowship Top Off for PhD students in the Viterbi School of Engineering, the School of Cinematic Arts and the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
Global Fellowship Top Off
Global Fellowship Top Off for PhD students from China, India, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico and Chile who have received funding from their home countries.
Rose Hills Fellowship Top Off
Rose Hills Fellowship Top Off for PhD students from Southern California in certain STEM fields.