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Broadcom Foundation Funds Graduate Engineering Fellowships

Broadcom Fellowship (View News Announcement)
The 2012-2013 application window has closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year January, 14, 2014. Applications will be due Friday, February 14, 2014.

UCI Electrical Engineering Fellowship Program sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation is accepting research proposals for fellowship consideration. This opportunity is for UCI PhD students in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department who are interested in and have the academic ability to conduct

  • Research, development, and integration of multi-functional materials, devices, and package for implementation of future affordable, pervasive, compact mobile devices; and
  • Research and development of multiple functional sensors for enriching mobile device interactivity with humans, and for enhancing its communication with biological and physical world.

Four fellowships will be awarded this year. Fellowships are for one year (Spring 2013-Winter 2014) and provide support of $2,500/month stipend plus tuition and fees for California resident students, or a $47.5K package including stipends and out-of-state tuition and fees for nonresident students. Students interested in the Broadcom Fellowship Program should contact Brittany Gray at The deadline to submit a research proposal is February 14, 2014 and awardees will receive notification on March 15, 2013.

About the Broadcom Foundation UCI Electrical Engineering Fellowship Program
The Broadcom Foundation UCI Electrical Engineering Fellowship Program combines electrical engineering and computer science education, research and development to prepare future industry and academic leaders to use a multidisciplinary approach to innovate advanced solutions for communications beyond hyperconnectivity.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a PhD student who has passed preliminary exam in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UCI.
  • Students should be supervised jointly by two faculty members, with at least one member from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department
  • Students who have not yet passed the qualifier exam are preferred

Fellowship Application package includes

  • A research proposal (limited to 5 pages) , which will serve as a prospectus for the PhD qualifier exam
  • Letters of recommendation from two co-advisors
  • Biosketech and academic record including transcript and confirmation that you have passed the preliminary exam
  • Application packages should be submitted to Brittany Gray at the INRF front office (EG 2220). The application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014.

Proposal Criteria
A committee of School of Engineering faculty will evaluate and rank the proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and technical merit of the proposed work.
  • Interdisciplinary nature of the proposal and relevance to the vision of the fellowship.
  • Academic and research record of the student submitting the proposal.