Welcome back and looking forward!

Dear Graduate Student Community, Happy New Year and welcome back! Amidst the challenges and uncertainty we’ve been steeped in this winter, I…

Town Hall Recap and a Reminder to Rest, Recharge and Reconnect

Congratulations on making it through this fall semester! We recognize it’s been a tremendous challenge to resume in-person instruction and I want to thank you for your patience and resilience as we’ve all navigated the ups and downs over these past months. But I hope that,  like me, you’ve also experienced the joys of being back in community.

Introducing the Stern Health Sciences Fellowship Program

The Stern Health Sciences Fellowship program was created to pave the way for new innovation by supporting graduate students in leading-edge research while, at the same time, addressing the urgency of human health needs by making increased funds available immediately. The program was conceived and established through a generous donation by Eric H. Stern, B.S. Business Administration, Chair of the Graduate Division Executive Advisory Committee, and a Trustee of the UCBF Board.

Peer Support Providers: Helping Navigate the Maze of Graduate Resources

Recently launched this fall, the Graduate Peer Support Providers program is designed to help Berkeley graduate students learn about and more easily access the types of basic needs, mental health, and academic support services available on campus. Graduate students themselves, Peer Support Providers (PSPs) provide support to their peers with understanding, experience, and respect, using an equity-based lens.

Demystifying and Illuminating the Ph.D. Journey

Built on learnings from the Berkeley Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty, the Path to the Professoriate (P2P) Program engages first-year Ph.D. students from underrepresented backgrounds in workshops and structured activities around illuminating the route to assistant professorship in their discipline and establishing and building a publication pipeline.

Support Resources to Keep You Centered

Dear Graduate Student Community, First, I want to say how encouraged and inspired I’ve been witnessing your resilience during all the uncertainties…

Investing in the Year Ahead

Dear Graduate Student Community, The start of the semester has coincided with a new wildfire crisis layered on top of the pandemic…

Resources for Student Parents

During normal times, it’s challenging enough for students balancing child or dependent care with graduate studies. Now, as the semester at Berkeley…