Cal Performances: Upcoming Events

Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Counting Sheep Friday, February 16, 8 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2 pm & 8 pm, & Sunday, February 18, 3 pm Oakland Metro Operahouse, 522 2nd Street, Oakland The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads … Continued

Sara Ahmed Lecture on “Queer Use” — 2/16/2018

February 16 at 4 pm | 112 Wurster Hall Renowned scholar Sara Ahmed’s lecture explores the queerness of use as well as uses of queer. It begins with a reflection on the gap between the intended function of an object … Continued

Three Positions at the Berkeley Food Institute — 2/20/2018

Policy Assistant | Application Deadline: February 20, 2018, 5 pm The role of the Policy Assistant is to help with the Berkeley Food Institute’s policy program. This position works closely with the BFI Policy Director, with additional interaction with the … Continued

The Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship — 3/30/2018

The Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship was established in 2012 with a gift from Robert P. Lin’s wife, Lily Lin. It will be used to support outstanding graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, who pursue research related to … Continued

Opportunities from Merck KGaA, Germany

This year Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, is celebrating its 350th anniversary. Merck is the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world. On the occasion of this anniversary, Merck KGaA is offering a series … Continued

DIY Couture Fashion Lab — 2/23/2018

DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson Friday, February 23, from 12 – 6 pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126, UC Berkeley No sewing skills needed! Used garments will be redesigned and reconstructed into fashion masterpieces: shirts, pants, jackets, dresses, bags, … Continued

Infocamp 2018 — 3/17/2018

InfoCamp, in its ninth year, is the premier student-run conference for the information community. Held on the UC Berkeley campus at the School of Information, InfoCamp is a day-long event that aims to educate, inform, and inspire new ways of … Continued

Lasker Foundation 2018 Essay Contest — 3/30/2018

The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2018 Essay Contest. This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in … Continued

Check Out the Graduate Assembly’s Mid-Year Report

The Graduate Assembly’s mid-year report represents the highlights of the work completed during the fall semester of the 2017 – 18 academic year. The GA hopes it will inspire you to partner with them in continuing support of graduate and professional students’ personal, … Continued

Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize — 2/26/2018

Berkeley’s Cleantech University Prize (#CleantechUP18) is now accepting applications. The Berkeley CUP is a clean energy startup competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and hosted by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC). Students at universities … Continued

Interested in China? Check Out the Center for Chinese Studies

Do you want to know about China-related events and fellowships on campus? If so, add your name to the Center for Chinese Studies’ mailing list. You will receive weekly announcements of upcoming lectures, conferences, and film screenings. In addition, the … Continued

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference — 3/9/2018

Friday, March 9, 2018 9:30 am – 6:15 pm Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance, and new media — especially in relation to raced, classed, … Continued

The New York State Senate Fellowships — 4/27/2018

Graduate Fellowships are offered by the Senate of the State of New York each year. Applicants are not required to reside or attend school in New York at the time of application. Fellowships bring a $33,000 grant-in-study stipend plus benefit options. … Continued

Mentored Research Award — 3/5/2018

The Mentored Research Award gives academically promising graduate students an opportunity to conduct pre-doctoral research while developing and strengthening relationships with faculty advisers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose backgrounds, life experiences, and/or work contribute to diversity. … Continued

University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship — 3/5/2018

The University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship is open to doctoral students who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research; with backgrounds, life experiences, and/or work that contribute to diversity; and who are in their final year of dissertation work. … Continued

Dorothea Lange Fellowship — 4/13/2018

This Fellowship, in memory of one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the 20th-century, encourages the use of photography (black and white or color) in the scholarly work of any discipline at UC Berkeley. It will be awarded to a … Continued

Nico Linesch Boundary Crossing Scholar’s Award — 1/16/2018

Are you a graduate student who needs additional funding to support your cross-disciplinary work with a governmental or non-governmental organization (not for profit)? Apply for the Nico Linesch Boundary Crossing Scholar’s Award! The application deadline has been extended to January … Continued

UCHRI Calls for Applications

The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) was founded as a multicampus research unit of the UC Office of the President under the UC Humanities Initiative, established by former UC President David P. Gardner in 1987. In 2009, a … Continued

Lyman Fellowship — 2/1/2018

The Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in new media, established in the memory of esteemed UC Berkeley Professor Peter Lyman, provides a stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of their Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related … Continued

Chowdhury Fellowships for Bangladesh Studies — 3/15/2018

Two new graduate scholarships are available for Berkeley incoming and current graduate students. Each fellowship is in the amount of $7,500. The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality of Life in Bangladesh is for all graduate students whose training or research … Continued

CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program — 2/16/2018

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU … Continued

Write for the Berkeley Science Review

Start the year by working on your science writing skills – without making a big commitment! Berkeley Science Review (BSR) is looking for a few writers for a toolbox and labscopes. Toolboxes are illustration-intensive articles that usually run on the … Continued

Allan Sharlin Memorial Fellowship — 3/19/2018

This award commemorates the scholarly achievements of the late Allan Sharlin, Professor of Sociology and an innovative scholar in the fields of demography and history at UC Berkeley. The award is made annually to students who show promise of advancing … Continued

American Councils’ Scholarships and Internships in Russia — 2/15/2018

The American Councils’ Business, Technology, and Innovation Scholarship announces the Business, Technology, and Innovation (BTI) Scholarship, which supports U.S. students participating in an American Councils internship program in Russia. Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training (OPIT) is a six-week summer internship and coursework … Continued

John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship — 3/19/2018

The Institute of International Studies is accepting applications for the John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and Comparative Studies. All UC Berkeley graduate students in good standing who will formally advance to candidacy (will have satisfied all requirements … Continued

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship — 2/15/2018

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is now accepting applications for Fellowships in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of geophysical fluids from the deep interior … Continued

Check Out Issue 33 of the Berkeley Science Review

The Berkeley Science Review is a graduate student-run magazine that aims to highlight the groundbreaking research occurring at UC Berkeley in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, from biology to physics to computer science. Founded in 2001 by a dedicated … Continued

Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency — 3/18/18

UC Berkeley graduate students committed to advancing sustainability are eligible for the Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency, recognizing the Berkeley professor who is a global champion of energy conservation and technologies to support it. Annual Rosenfeld Awards of initially $5,000 … Continued

Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship — 2/7/2018

The Frederick Douglass Institutes of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offer teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty and who are entering the final year of terminal degree and/or doctoral programs. These Fellowships are … Continued

Post-MSW Fellowship in Clinical Social Work at UHS — 2/9/2018

University Health Services at UC Berkeley provides comprehensive clinical experience and professional development opportunities in the field of college mental health. The program aims to meet the needs of pre-licensed postgraduate clinical social workers who have a Master of Social … Continued

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program — 1/31/2018

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia and New Jersey. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand … Continued

Edward W. Said Fellowship — 2/1/2018

The Edward W. Said Fellowship supports promising scholars early in their careers to produce scholarship that speaks across disciplinary boundaries, promotes humanistic inquiry in the service of intercultural communication and understanding, and engages the public. Grants of up to $20,000 … Continued

Nuclear Nonproliferation Fellows Program — 2/1/2018

The Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards (NNIS) Fellowship provides financial support for exceptional students pursuing technical doctoral research relevant to the field of international safeguards. Participating universities foster partnerships between science/engineering programs and programs focused on nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards policy. … Continued

Bloorview Research Institute Pursuit Award — 2/2/2018

Holland Bloorview’s research institute is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition – recognizing PhD students and recent alumni from across the globe for their outstanding contributions to and achievements in childhood disability research. Eligibility Current PhD student (less … Continued

Harvard University Environmental Fellows Program — 1/17/2018

The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard’s extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members … Continued

AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India — 1/15/2018

The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and … Continued

Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship — 1/31/2018

The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to five Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of up to $3,000 each. The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect … Continued

Reinhard Bendix Memorial Fellowship — 3/19/2018

The Institute of International Studies is accepting applications for the Reinard Bendix Memorial Fellowship. This award commemorates the scholarly achievements of the late Reinhard Bendix, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at UC Berkeley. The fellowship is given annually to students … Continued

Three Fellowship Opportunities with Sea Grant — 1/19 – 1/26/2018

California Sea Grant offers fellowship opportunities in research, natural resource management, and marine policy that allow graduate students to explore their interests and broaden their experience. Former Fellows have advanced to careers in academia, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal government … Continued

Mark Morris’ “The Hard Nut” Returns to Zellerbach Hall!

What holiday season would be complete without go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes, and a spirited, slightly out-of-control family Christmas party? Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut, “as gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive” (Dance Magazine), returns … Continued

Postdoc Opportunity at UCSF Center for Health and Community

Evidence for Action (E4A), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awards grants to support innovative, rigorous research on how systems, programs, and policies influence population health and health inequalities. The E4A National Program Office reviews research proposals and … Continued

Grants for Disability-Related Research — 3/1/2018

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is granting graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation and disability issues through the Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. The objective of ARDRAW is to foster new analysis … Continued

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Celebrating ARCS Scholars

Thirteen doctoral students who are honored ARCS recipients were feted at the Ritz Carlton by the Foundation.

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How to Conquer the Job Talk — 12/1/2017 

After months of anxious silence, the voice on the other end of the phone says, “We’d like to invite you for an on-campus interview…and of course we’re all looking forward to your Job Talk.” Your stomach clenches…

Competition: CTSP and Facebook’s Data for Good — 1/28/2018

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP) seeks proposals for a Data for Good Competition. The competition will be hosted and promoted by CTSP in coordination with the UC Berkeley School of Information IMSA, and made possible through funds provided … Continued

Chateaubriand Fellowship for STEM — 1/16/2018

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. This fellowship supports Ph.D. students registered at an American university who wish … Continued

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2017 Holiday Fun!

Wherever you plan to celebrate your holidays, remember to schedule some time with family and friends to enjoy the season, locally.

Abstracts Invited for Graduate Research Symposium — 12/8/2017

The William & Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee is seeking abstract submissions from currently enrolled graduate students in the following discipline(s): American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology, and Public Policy.  This broadly themed conference … Continued

Science-Corp Work Abroad Fellowship — 1/31/2018

Finished, or finishing, your PhD in a STEM field? Interested in taking a six month break from the research/academic track to work abroad and share your expertise where it is needed? Science-Corps has launched a new fellowship that provides STEM … Continued

Data Sciences for the 21st Century (DS421) — 2/1/2018

Data Sciences for the 21st Century (DS421) is a two-year interdisciplinary graduate training program whose mission is to train a new generation of scientists to tackle grand challenges at the intersection of natural, social and data sciences by translating data into … Continued

Research IT is Hiring Research Computing Domain Consultants

Berkeley Research Computing is expanding our successful Domain Consultant program by hiring five more UC Berkeley graduate students. The Domain Consultant position is a 20% to 25% (8 to 10 hours/week) appointment, paid hourly ($20–$30/hr based on experience; no tuition/fee … Continued

Roselyn Lindheim Award — 2/26/2018

The School of Public Health is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Roselyn Lindheim Award. This award honors the life and work of Roselyn Lindheim (1921–1987), Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. A generous endowment from her husband, the … Continued

World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF) Research Grant — 2/12/2018

The World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF) is now accepting applications for research grants. Scholars and graduate students with a focus on “wood and culture” in ongoing projects as well as new initiatives are encouraged to apply. The proposals will be evaluated … Continued

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Switzer Environmental Fellowships — 1/8/2018

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. The Switzer Fellowship provides: a one-year $15,000 cash … Continued

Big Ideas Contest Pre-proposals Due — 11/15/2017

Now twelve years old, Big Ideas’ unique approach supports a diverse portfolio of innovators and social ventures at UC Berkeley (over 5000 graduate and undergraduate students & 1400 social ventures to date!) It is multidisciplinary — attracting engineers, social science majors, … Continued

Regeneron Postdoctoral Program — 12/1/2017

The Regeneron Postdoctoral Training Program is a four-year postdoctoral training in which scientists can pursue their first or second postdoctoral training in biotechnology and biomedical sciences. Participants will conduct research under the guidance of a mentor and will assist with mentoring junior trainees. … Continued

GenEq Events for Graduate Students

Let’s Talk: A Wonder Women Weekly Graduate Event UC Berkeley graduate student women are invited to dinner and a conversation focused on issues surrounding sexual assault and harassment, dating and domestic violence, stalking, the recent withdrawal of the “Dear Colleague Letter,” … Continued

Support Berkeley Crowdfunding Projects and Apply for Spring!

Berkeley Crowdfunding just launched its biggest line-up of projects for this fall. Discover and support your favorite campaigns, which include: Berkeley Hyperloop – fund the next stages of Berkeley’s Hyperloop team to compete in designing a new system of high-speed travel; … Continued

Fall Career Connections Series

Featuring casual networking events where alumni share their path from Cal to career with interested students, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in their footsteps.