Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.
The WAVE Fellows program is generously supported by Edison International, the Genentech Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and individual donors.
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) at Caltech is offering named fellowships for successful WAVE applicants who are interested in pursuing nanoscience-related research projects. For more information about the KNI’s SURF-the-WAVE program, please visit their website.