In Summer 2020, DTEI Graduate Fellows supported faculty in developing high quality remote courses for the 2020-21 academic year. The 2021 iteration of the DTEI Graduate Fellows Program will provide more faculty and graduate student instructional resources centered on the key themes of transitioning courses to a post-pandemic world and promoting inclusive pedagogy. In particular, faculty and fellows will work to leverage assets developed during the remote instruction period (e.g., online instructional materials, video lectures, Canvas discussion pages) for hybrid course delivery in the next academic year and beyond. DTEI Graduate Fellows will be expected to engage in pedagogical activities for approximately 200 hours during the summer months (including a one-week required remote training course to be held in early Summer).

Fellows will receive a $5000 Fellowship and a Certificate in Remote Instruction. Applicants must be a continuing graduate student (Master’s or Ph.D.) who will have completed at least three quarters of successful graduate coursework at UCI by the end of Spring quarter 2021. Applications are due on Friday, February 26th, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Reviews of applications will begin on a rolling basis. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the deadline to apply?
A: Applications are due on Friday, February 26th, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Q: Am I eligible to apply if I was a DTEI Graduate Fellow in Summer 2020?
A: Yes, we encourage you to apply.

Q: Do I need to coordinate with faculty or my department to figure out who I may work with this summer before applying?
A: No, you can apply before coordinating with your department.

Q: When will I be notified about the decision?
A: We will notify Fellows of acceptance on a rolling basis, as they are selected. We do not have a set date for notifications.

Q: I’m defending during Summer 2021. Am I still eligible?
A: Yes. However, you technically need to be a graduate student until the end of summer to be eligible.

Q: Will the training and hourly commitment be online or in-person?
A: Both will be online unless otherwise stated as new safety guidelines emerge.

Q: What are the details of the week-long remote training course (times, dates, format, etc.)?
A: We do not have those details at this time. If selected, you will be notified of the details, and there will be an option for asynchronous completion.


If you have any additional questions regarding the DTEI Graduate Fellows program, please email Mayank Verma (