Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards — 1/31/2018

The Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards enables students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents to acquire a high level of competence in one or more foreign languages. Fellowships are awarded to students in modern foreign language and area studies, … Continued

Traveling Abroad? Check out this Guide

If you will spend any part of the summer outside the U.S., please consult this guide to facilitate your safety, health, and well-being.

Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation — 1/11/2016

Regeneron is inviting applications for its 4th Annual Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation for graduate students and postdocs. UC Berkeley is allowed to nominate 2 graduate students and 2 postdoctoral fellows. The Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation aims to recognize and … Continued

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships — 10/12/2015

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute grants fellowships for international students pursuing doctoral degrees in the sciences in the United States. The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, fees, and a $3,000 research allowance annually for up to three years, but not … Continued

University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship — 11/01/2014

The Berkeley Chancellorʹs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity … Continued

Take a Trip with Cal Adventures, Bring Along Family and Friends

Cal Adventures is the Outdoor Experiential Education Program at UC Berkeley. It offers instructional sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, sea kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling classes as well as various custom designed trips and day programs. The program’s purpose is to provide you with … Continued

Yo Yo Ma

Cal Performances Announces 2014-15 Season

Season highlights include Yo-Yo Ma performing solo Bach at the Greek Theatre and a three-concert residency with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; UCB students receive a 50% discount on single tickets.

The Presence of Women in Physics

Katayun Kamdin, a third-year graduate student of physics and head coordinator for UC Berkeley’s Society for Women in the Physical Sciences, shares her experiences in the field.

PeerJ Membership for UCB Authors

UC Berkeley students now have access to a valuable, free, lifetime publishing opportunity.  The UC Berkeley Library is partnering with PeerJ, a new open access (OA), peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishers research articles in the biological, medical, and health sciences. … Continued

New at UHS Tang Center: Short Phone Appointments

The Tang Center is piloting a new option for care: short telephone appointments with a clinician. Some non-critical concerns can now be handled over the phone, without an exam. This includes medication questions and adjustments, discussion of results, self-care advice … Continued

Applications Open for “DIL Explore” Spring 2014 — 3/20/2014

The Development Impact Lab is a USAID-funded research network administered through UC Berkeley to support scientific, engineering, and economic breakthroughs that address pressing challenges in global development. DIL’s Spring 2014 Explore grants offer up to $5,000 for international travel to … Continued

UC Berkeley’s Back-Up Child Care Program

This fall, UC Berkeley became the first public university in the U.S. to offer both graduate and undergraduate student parents access to emergency back-up child care at highly subsidized rates. Consider back-up care when: Your child’s school/center is closed for … Continued

Andrew Szeri

Message from the Dean

January will bring unprecedented change to millions of Americans as formerly uninsured and under-insured citizens gain access to new health insurance options created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare.” You’ll be glad to know that SHIP provides all of the ACA-mandated “essential health benefits.”

UC Berkeley Group Wins United Nations Award

United Nations SEED grant for sustainable energy development grant will fund a pilot energy project of a solar-based microgrid in an island community in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

IGCC 2014-15 Dissertation Fellowship Competition — 2/10/2014

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation is seeking applicants for the 2014-2015 Dissertation Fellowship Competition. The competition is open to Doctoral students enrolled in the University of California, including J.D./Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., and M.D. with thesis. The application tool will open the first week of January and the deadline for applying for these fellowships is February 10, 2014.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award — 2/4/2014

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral candidates completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. In 2014, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award six fellowships of up … Continued

Doe Library at sunrise

Have You Checked Out the Library Exhibits?

From the Rise of Islam through the Dawn of the Computer Age, from pop-up books and cartoons to architectural dreams that failed to materialize, the Library collections are on display now. Check out the current exhibits in campus libraries: “Unbuilt … Continued

Applications Open for the CSU Doctoral Incentive Program 2014/2015

The CSU Doctoral Incentive Program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, … Continued

Introducing the New Student Section at Cal Performances

As part of a generous grant from the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Services and Fees (CACSSF), the Cal Performances Student Ambassadors for the Arts committee (SAFTA) will give out ten pairs of tickets in a newly designated Student Section … Continued

File Your Thesis or Dissertation by December 20th

December 20th is the last day of the 2013 fall term to file your thesis or dissertation! Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and essential information on how to format your manuscript and file your project.

Attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting — 10/17/2014

The University of California, Berkeley has been invited to submit four nominations to Mars, Incorporated, to be considered for the exciting opportunity to attend the 65th annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, from June 28 through July 3, 2015. Requirements … Continued

Academic Progress Report is Online for Students in Candidacy

For doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy, an Academic Progress Report (APR) is required by the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate to document the candidates’ annual assessment by their dissertation committees. The APR is designed to assist students and … Continued

2014 Mellon IDRF Competition Now Accepting Applications — 11/05/2013

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty … Continued

Andrew Szeri

Welcome — and Welcome Back — to Berkeley!

Summer is flying by. In just a few weeks, the whirlwind of start-of-semester activities will begin. Those of you who are returning to Berkeley will be greeting your newest graduate student colleagues to your department or program and to the … Continued

UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research — 9/23/2013

UC Mexus Grants support dissertation research or MFA final projects by University of California graduate students in the areas of Mexico-Related Studies—All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Mexican and Latino Topics in the Arts and Humanities. … Continued

Your Fall 2013 Financial Aid Payments and Refunds

To find detailed information and instructions about payments, refunds, financial aid, awards and electronic funds transfer for the Fall Semester, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships office’s webpage.

ARC Graduate Fellows Present Their Creative Work

Last semester the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley (ARC) welcomed five graduate students and five faculty members into its ARC Fellows Program, in an effort to connect scholars and practitioners across disciplines.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa (Alpha of California Chapter) Doctoral Fellowships

Each year the Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of California Chapter awards a number of fellowships to members of Phi Beta Kappa who are currently enrolled as doctoral students at UC Berkeley. The application for the 2013-2014 academic year will be posted on the organization’s website in mid-October.

Fulbright

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Grant Opportunity Abroad — 9/06/2013

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. To compete, candidates must submit a Statement of Grant Purpose, defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the United States.

Anna Spurlock

Life after dissertation: What’s next for degree recipients?

Anna Spurlock, a graduate student in Agricultural and Resource Economics, completed her dissertation this spring. Now she plans to spend her time at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researching energy efficiency related topics.

WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology and Distinguished Master’s Thesis Awards – 9/1/13

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and University Microfilms International (UMI) will present three 2013-2014 awards: ” Innovation in Technology,” “Distinguished Master’s Thesis” and “Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for the Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering.”

Berkeley Film and Friends welcomes new members

The organization, created by Film and Media doctoral student George Larkin, promotes Skype sessions with film professionals, special training, and tours in various media organizations.

J-School student wins WHCA Scholarship and meets President Obama

Angela Hart, a student in the Graduate School of Journalism, was a recipient of the 2013 White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Student Scholarship. In April, Hart attended the WHCA awards dinner in Washington D.C. and a luncheon with President Obama.

Faculty honored at Graduate Mentoring Awards ceremony

The seventh annual Graduate Mentoring Awards ceremony honored members of the faculty selected for their outstanding commitment to help graduate students succeed academically, professionally, and personally.