Campuswide multi-year fellowships

Berkeley offers several prestigious multi-year awards for the most highly qualified entering doctoral students, including: 

  • Berkeley Graduate Fellowships (all fields)
  • Chancellor’s Fellowships and Cota Robles Fellowships (all fields; for applicants who will enhance the diversity of the graduate student population at Berkeley)
  • Mellon Graduate Student Excellence Fellowships (humanities and history)
  • Regents’ Fellowships (humanities and social sciences)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowships (science and engineering)

Humanities and Social Sciences multi-year packages include:

  • 2 years covered by Graduate Division (full fees plus stipend for the academic year and summer)
  • 2 years covered by department through a combination of fellowships, GSI (teaching) or GSR (research) appointments, including fees and a salary
  • 1 year of Doctoral Completion Fellowship from Graduate Division, including full fees plus stipend (contingent on timely progress to degree)

Sciences and Engineering multi-year packages include:

  • 2 years covered by Graduate Division (full fees plus stipend for the academic year and summer)
  • 3 years covered by department through a combination of fellowships, GSI (teaching) or GSR (research) appointments, including fees and a salary

These awards are offered to doctoral students of outstanding achievement and potential through a highly competitive selection process conducted by a campus-wide faculty committee.

Other sources of graduate student support for entering and continuing students

Departmental multi-year packages

Departmental packages may include funding from various sources, such as block grants, departmental fellowships, and GSI (teaching) and GSR (research) appointments.

Continuing students may also apply for financial support from the Graduate Division, including:

  • Mentored Research Awards
  • UC Dissertation Awards
  • Privately-sponsored fellowship programs
  • Summer Grants
  • Conference Travel Grants
  • Parent Grants