Hellman Fellows

The Hellman Fellowship Program was established at UC San Diego in 1995 through the generosity of Chris Hellman and the late Warren Hellman. 2016-17 marks the 22nd year of this valuable program that is designed to provide financial support and encouragement to young faculty in the core disciplines who show capacity for great distinction in their research and creative activities. Funds awarded are intended as one-time support for activities that will enhance the individual's progress towards tenure; therefore, prior to receiving a Fellowship, faculty recipients will have served at least two years at the assistant professor rank as evidence of their promise of distinction. The maximum award amount is $50,000.

The applications for the 2016-2017 Hellman Fellows Program is now closed.  A call for nominations for the 2017-2018 will be sent to eligible faculty in January 2017. The application process for the Hellman Fellows Program is administered by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. For additional information, contact Amanda Ogle (858) 534-0098  or aogle@ucsd.edu.

2016-2017 Application Criteria, Instructions, and Online Application (Closed)

List of Previous Recipients


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Hellman Fellows

Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and SIO

  • Shengqiang Cai (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
  • Ian Eisenman (SIO Department)
  • Vikash Gilja (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Jeffrey Dennis Rinehart (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • Shelley Adams Wright (Physics)

 Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, GPS and Rady School

  • Abigail Andrews (Sociology)
  • Amy Marie Cimini (Music)
  • Marta Serra Garcia (Rady School of Management)
  • Mattie Marie Harper (Ethnic Studies)
  • Margaret Earling Roberts (Political Sciences)
  • Deborah Isobel Stein (Theatre and Dance)
  • Matthew Werner Vitz (History)
  • Alena Williams (Visual Arts)