UC Davis Fellowship in Nonproliferation

Davis United World College Scholars Program

Next Deadline: To Be Announced


  • Davis UWC Scholars
  • Completed at least their sophomore year of study
  • Knowledge of international security topics (desirable)
  • Command of a foreign language (desirable)

Students majoring in the physical or biological sciences are also encouraged to apply.

Continuing International Students

Continuing international students in the United States in valid F-1 or J-1 student visa status may participate without taking additional action related to their student visa status, in most cases. International students in valid F-1 or J-1 student visa status who will have graduated from their current institution by the start date of the fellowship program will need to have approved F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) or authorized Academic Training (for J-1 students) by the start date of the fellowship program in order to participate.


Immigration-related issues: Contact International Student & Scholar Services: [email protected]

General questions: Consult with the international student advisor at your current university to confirm that you can participate


Topics include:

  • The spread and control of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical & biological)
  • Regional security issues involving the former Soviet Union, East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East
  • Issues related to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and other arms control & disarmament agreements
  • Terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction

UWC fellows may develop their own independent research projects under the guidance of CNS faculty. Fellows are invited to attend CNS lectures, training seminars and nonproliferation discussion meetings throughout the summer.

Stipend & Paid Costs

Provided only by The Fellowship in Nonproliferation Studies component of the Davis United World College Scholars Fellowships at MIIS.

  • Daily stipend ($40/day)
  • Paid Lodging
  • Paid Transportation

Important Tax Note: The total support received through the fellowship program is considered by the IRS as a non-qualified scholarship. As such we are required to withhold taxes unless treaty benefits apply.

To Apply

  1. Send a cover letter with:
    1. The following statement, clearly visible:
      Application for the Davis UWC Fellowship in Nonproliferation Studies
    2. Statement of purpose
    3. Your preferred research topic
  2. Submit an official or unofficial transcript
  3. Provide a current resume or Curriculum vitae (CV)
  4. Give one or more letters of recommendation – One letter must be from your college professor, who can send the letter directly to the CONTACT ADDRESS…..
  5. Send all to the Contact

Contact Information

Masako Toki
Coordinator, Davis UWC Fellowship Program
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Monterey Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
[email protected]