Can I Be Paid?

To secure funding for your research or applied learning experience, you may:

  • Search for a paid position within opportunities;
  • Apply to a program that offers participants a stipend; or
  • Secure your own funding. To secure your own funding, explore the on- and off-campus funding sources below.

Funding from UC San Diego

See the FAQs to learn about funding sources to attend conferences and competitions. 

Funding from off-campus sources


Some on- and off -campus opportunities come in the form of work-study positions. To learn more about work-study and how you can find work-study research positions please visit the Financial Aid Office and the Career Services Center.