Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI): A comprehensive program of orientation and academic support designed to ease the transition from high school to college while building a strong research foundation.
Graduate Summer Research Institute (GSRI): A comprehensive program of orientation, academic support, and professional development designed to ease the transition into Caltech's graduate programs.
Research University Alliance (RUA): The program, formerly the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), is designed to increase diversity in academic fields with the greatest national underrepresentation of minorities: mathematical, physical, and computer sciences and engineering.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Amgen Scholars: A national program aimed at increasing research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. Caltech is committed to providing research opportunities to students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields and to those who attend schools where undergraduate research is limited.
Base 11 Program: Connects high-achieving, underrepresented students from community colleges throughout the country with top research institutions like Caltech.
GPS Faculty Fellowships: The goals of the GPS faculty fellowships are to increase the number of historically underrepresented students (African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic/Latin(x) Americans, and others) pursing graduate degrees in Geological and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering, and to promote the benefits of a graduate degree within academia. The GPS Faculty Fellows receive a $5,000 supplement to their stipend during their first year of graduate school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF): A prestigious national program focused on increasing the number of underrepresented students who will pursue doctoral degrees in core fields in the arts and sciences. Fellowships include mentoring, research stipends, and travel support.
Questbridge: A national nonprofit that offers scholarships for first-generation and low-income students.
WAVE Fellows: Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.
Chen Institute Diversity and Inclusion Award: Recognizes graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in neuroscience at Caltech for the uncompensated time and effort they are dedicating to achieve diversity and inclusion at Caltech, and/or the wider community and in STEM education
GPS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award: Given annually in recognition of exceptional commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the GPS division. For more information, contact Jennifer Shechet.
Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) Catalyst Awards: Recognizes and highlights researchers in the KNI community who demonstrate efforts to support and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at Caltech or within the broader scientific community
The Housner Fund was created to enhance the experience of undergraduates and can be used to support independent study, travel to conferences, and more.
The Moore-Hufstedler Fund supports large-scale student related projects that have not been sufficiently funded by other sources.
The Caltech Y Hummel Gray Travel Fund supports undergraduate travel opportunities.