Resources for Grad Students

Graduate Division Resources

Graduate Division Filing Calendar

Graduate Division Filing and Degree Conferral Deadlines are found
at this link

Graduate Division ​Dissertation Committee Forms

All other Graduate Division forms are found online by clicking this link.

Teaching Assistant Hiring Packet

Teaching Assistants in the Department of Economics are hired on a quarterly basis. Please print out and complete the entire packet and return to the departmental graduate advisor.

Please note that some forms will require additional documentation. Please take the time to fill out these forms neatly, carefully and using block script printing.

  1. New Hire Information Sheet for PPS Entry
  2. State Oath of Allegiance, Patent Policy and Patent Acknowledgement (UPAY585)
    • Please fill in as much as you can, sign in my presence.
    • International students do not sign the State Oath of Allegiance but do have to sign the Patent Acknowledgement
  3. Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
    1. When you return this form, you must bring with you for me to photocopy
      • US Citizens
        1. U.S. Passport or
        2. Driver’s License and Social Security Card
      • International Students
        1. Foreign passport and I-94 form and Copy of I-20
  4. Demographic Data Transmittal Form U5606
  5. UC W-4-DE-4 Federal and State Withholding Allowance Form 2017
    • Domestic Students: I am not legally allowed to help you fill this out. Please read all the instructions for this in the accompanying documentation.
    • International Students: Are required to complete the State portion of the form only. You will receive a request for more information at a later date from a system called “Glacier” which you are required to complete.
  6. Payroll & Non Payroll Deposit Authorization Form
    1. Do not forget to bring a blank check with you. No exceptions.
      1. Paychecks or Direct Deposit will be held until received.
  7. UAW Local 2865 Membership Election Form

Please pick up a packet for hiring from the Economics Graduate Advisor in North Hall 2120, to start the hiring process.

Economics Department Resources

Graduate Student Funding Proposals

The Department of Economics is accepting research, data purchase, experiment, and travel funding proposals from Ph.D. students in Economics for; Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 quarters, and Summer 2018, of Academic Year 2017-2018.

Travel and experiments for submitted proposals must be (are required) to place place between the below listed dates (NO EXCEPTIONS);

  • Winter 2018: January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018
  • Spring 2018: April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018
  • Summer 2018: July 1, 2018 through September ​22, 2018

At this time, students cannot apply for funds for travel, data purchases or experiments that will take place in the 2018-2019 academic year. Funding proposals for Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019, will be accepted at a future deadline.

All Economics Ph.D. students in residence at UCSB are eligible to apply. Travel, data purchases, and experiments for submitted proposals must take place during the period of the funding cycle it was applied for. No exceptions!

Proposals will be evaluated and approved or denied, by the Faculty Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Richard Startz.

In addition, those students applying for money for an experiment are required to have the written approval (sent as part of the funding proposal documentation) of the faculty member who runs the experimental reading group, Dr. Ryan Oprea, as well as a written letter of recommendation from their dissertation chair/advisor.

The new revised "Policy on Department Support for Graduate Student Travel" can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

There are deadlines we must adhere to order to submit the paperwork to get you the funds you are requesting if approved. The absolute final deadline for you to submit a funding request for Spring/Summer 2018 is Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Please also make sure to follow all the requirements for travel funding requests. Remember that receipts are now required to be turned in with your funding proposal.

Please also note that the new requirements for funding and in connection with deadlines to process paperwork for funding requests, funds may not be available to you until after you need to make a payment to a credit card you charged.

Contact Mark Patterson (Graduate Advisor) at with any questions you may have.

Start the funding request by clicking on this link.