Pilot Program: California COVID Notify Smartphone App

UC Berkeley is participating in a pilot of California COVID Notify, a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system from the State of California. It uses the Exposure Notifications System built by Google and Apple to alert you when you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. … Continued

The Diverse Academy: Decolonizing the Syllabus – Dec. 3

Graduate students across campus have advocated for and taken on the work of producing systemic change within their departments, from syllabus (re)design, to student and faculty recruitment and retention. The Diverse Academy is a series of events and workshops intended … Continued

Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Fellowships – 2/01/21

The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of California Chapter is now accepting graduate fellowship applications for the 2021-22 academic year. Members of Phi Beta Kappa who are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply. Note: The Graduate … Continued

1,500 Attend Inaugural Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

UC Berkeley’s graduate programs have, historically, operated siloed recruitment initiatives within each of Cal’s 14 schools and colleges. As part of a new and unified approach to diversity recruitment and in recognition of the multidisciplinary interests of many applicants, UC … Continued

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program — 11/1/2020

The Program The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty … Continued

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships — 11/15/2020

For nearly 60 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. The AIIS fellowship competition is not restricted to those from its member institutions. Non-U.S. citizens … Continued

Graduate Student Parent and Caregiver Grants — 7/15/20

The Graduate Division is pleased to announce a new companion program to the Student Parent Grant: the Graduate Division Caregiver Grant. This new caregiver grant can provide assistance to graduate students who are the primary live-in caregiver for an adult individual. … Continued

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My Promise To You

Dear Graduate Student Community, I am grieving the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Sandra Bland, and too many others. I have been sickened by how brutally police across this country have responded to … Continued

Gardner Seminar for Research on Higher Education — 6/21/20

The Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley is inviting doctoral students from UC campuses conducting research on higher education to apply for the yearlong David P. Gardner Seminar. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the seminar participants will … Continued

New Journal Collaboration: Rapid Reviews COVID-19

UC Berkeley is currently recruiting students to support Rapid Reviews COVID-19 (RR:C19), a newly funded initiative of the MIT Press and Berkeley that will develop and launch an open access, rapid-review overlay journal for the accelerated curation and peer review … Continued

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Find Out What You Missed At Our Virtual Town Hall

Graduate Student Community, I hope you and your loved ones are taking the necessary measures to stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. We know that the COVID-19 crisis has brought immense disruption to our campus and to the … Continued

Temporary Access to Millions of Digitized Library Volumes

Need a book from the UC Berkeley Library? The library is able to provide temporary access to digitized versions of millions of volumes held by UC libraries through the Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Things to know: Start … Continued

Zoom Trainings and Tools for Remote Instruction

To support instructors preparing for summer’s remote instruction, Digital Learning Services (DLS) in collaboration with Center for Teaching and Learning, have developed the following resources also available on this summer sessions webpage. Remote Instruction Guide Developed specifically for summer sessions … Continued

Free Digital Access to Nature Research Journal and Online Courses

UC Berkeley’s Visiting Researcher Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) program is proud to offer our affiliates and UC Berkeley graduate students access to a Nature Masterclasses subscription, which will allow you access to an online course in scientific writing and publishing, … Continued

CARES Act and Emergency Funding for Graduate Students

Dear Graduate Student Community, This message is to inform you about financial resources available from the CARES Act and campus relief funds to assist eligible students with additional expenses experienced during this period of social distancing and online learning. The … Continued

Recognizing Exceptional Graduate Student Mentors

The Graduate Division and Graduate Assembly are thrilled to announce the 2020 recipients of the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Awards. Excellent faculty mentorship has an indelible impact on … Continued

Cal Esports Virtual Open House — 4/18/20

Hang with the Cal Esports community and participate in open play, tournaments, virtual board games Cal Esports is hosting a lightly structured open house for current and prospective students, as well as staff, faculty, alumni and guests on Saturday, April … Continued

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Updates

Given the unique situation that continues to evolve around COVID-19, the following changes are now in place until further notice to help make using your insurance and getting care easier wherever you may be: No referrals from University Health Services … Continued

A (Non-Exhaustive) Guide to Self-Isolation

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to unpredictability, and circumstances are changing rapidly. With all the overwhelming news about the virus, and the way it’s changed our daily lives, it can be difficult to think intentionally and compassionately about the … Continued

Berkeley International Office Reminders and COVID Updates

The Berkeley International Office would like to share some modified end-of-semester reminders, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions regarding current or prospective international students. BIO staff have been working closely with Graduate Student Affairs Officers to communicate … Continued

Expanding What It Means To Be A Historian

Expanding Definitions of Being a Historian: The UC Berkeley Department of History’s Career Diversity Program Are you considering a non-professorial career, but feel that this would be a failure of your Ph.D., or a loss of your identity as an … Continued

Join Us For Our First-Ever Virtual Grad Slam! — postponed

Cheer on our ten graduate student Grad Slam semi-finalists as they present their three-minute research talks in our first-ever virtual Grad Slam championship! This year’s event will be live-streamed, and we want you to join our virtual audience. Wednesday, April … Continued

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Cal Youth Camps: Sign up for Berkeley Summer Fun

This summer, learn what makes Cal Youth Camps one of the most unique programs on campus. If you’re a graduate student with children, or a Graduate Division staff or faculty member with children, explore our award-winning camps for your family’s … Continued

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Career Center Updates + April Career Fair – CANCELLED

The Career Center remains open and will continue to serve graduate students during the remote learning period, now through March 29. Career Counseling: The Career Center offers confidential individual consultations with the option of telephone, as well as in-person appointments. … Continued

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) available to students 

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a digital library of thousands of self-paced, high-quality courses and video tutorials from industry and subject experts on topics ranging from data science to graphic design to nailing your next interview. UC Berkeley students, staff … Continued

Center for Chinese Studies Fellowships — 4/1/2020

The Center for Chinese Studies offers annual competitive fellowships for continuing UC Berkeley graduate students in Chinese studies. Eligibility varies among the fellowships. Students may submit a single application for multiple CCS awards. Students may apply to only one of the … Continued

Virtual Spring Visits – Coronavirus Update

In order to ensure equity across all prospective graduate students’ experience and to anticipate travel concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), campus administration strongly recommends that departments replace all 2020 in-person graduate student spring visits with virtual experiences. Please visit … Continued

The ISSI Graduate Fellows Program — 3/30/2020

The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues has announced a call for applications for the Graduate Fellows Program (GFP). In its forty years of existence, the Program has provided an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to, … Continued

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Workshops: How to Get Published in International Journals

Free 3-Part Workshop Series VSPA is always proud to sponsor the 3-part series, How to Get Published in International Journals: Writing Strategies for Non-Native English-Speaking Scholars. The lecture series presents specific approaches to help the writer recognize and work with linguistic … Continued

Meet Our Professional Development Liaisons 

Graduate student interns are here to help you build skills, succeed in your program, and launch your career! The Graduate Division would like to introduce this semester’s Professional Development Liaisons, known as PDLs. Established in Fall 2018, the Professional Development … Continued

Request for Proposals: CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship Program — 2/20/20

Request for Proposals: CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship Program The CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship Program is a research and training opportunity established by CARE USA’s Innovation Team and the University of California, in collaboration with the UC Blum Center Network. The fellowship is intended to … Continued

Submit an Image or Story: Recognizing Women at Cal

UC Berkeley’s 150W Committee is collecting stories and photos in commemoration of UC Berkeley’s decision to admit women “on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The goal of the history project is to record the history of women … Continued

Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency — 3/15/20

The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency is a $7,500 fellowship awarded to one graduate student in a Ph.D., Masters, J.D. or professional program who is committed to research on energy efficiency. This includes technical, social science and policy research … Continued

Institute of European Studies Graduate Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications The Institute of European Studies is pleased to announce the following funding opportunities in 2020-21 for research in and on Europe. Grants and fellowships are available for UC Berkeley graduate students, undergraduates, faculty and lecturers in all fields of study. This year, … Continued

Poetry and the Senses Launch Event and Reception — 2/4/20

The launch party for our “Poetry and the Senses” program sponsored by Engaging the Senses Foundation, this event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Lyn Hejinian, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation. How … Continued

Consulting Program Pairs Graduate Students with Bay Area Energy Companies

The Berkeley Innovative Solutions (BIS) Consulting program pairs interdisciplinary teams of graduate students with energy- and resource-focused companies in the Bay Area. Our teams work directly with the leading companies in the energy and technology spaces. Past companies include Tesla, Siemens, Sunpower, and … Continued

Cal Esports Community Center Open House — 2/1/20

The Cal Esports Community Center is hosting an open house for Cal students to explore the facility, game with fellow students in the open play area, play in casual on-site tournaments, and join one of the UC Berkeley’s student gaming … Continued

AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India — 1/20/2020

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

Three Fellowship Opportunities with Sea Grant — 1/17 to 1/30/2020

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

Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship — 1/27/2020

The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three 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 of American politics, … Continued

Boren Fellowships — 1/30/2020

The Boren Fellowships are designed to give graduate students maximum flexibility to pursue their academic goals alongside their study of the target language. Boren Fellows may concentrate only on language study during their time abroad — such an application will be … Continued

Fernström Fellowship — 2/12/2020

Open to registered graduate students who wish to study in Scandinavia. Terms of the endowment state “preference shall be given to American students who wish to study in Scandinavia, preferably Sweden, and to students in Scandinavian Languages and Literature,” but … Continued

Roselyn Lindheim Award — January 2020

The Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health 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 late Richard Lindheim, her children, … Continued

Rickover Fellowship Program — 1/31/2020

The Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for appropriately trained personnel for the maintenance and development of science and engineering technology as … Continued

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Switzer Environmental Fellowships — 1/6/2020

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Switzer Fellowship provides: … Continued

Staff Profile: Marshall Glaze Q&A

Marshall Glaze recently started in the Graduate Division as the Content and Social Media Manager. Learn about his path to Berkeley and what he’s looking forward to in his first six months.

Fall Filing Deadline Extended to January 10, 2020

Update on Fall 2019 Doctoral Dissertation and Thesis Filing The deadline to file a dissertation or thesis for a Fall 2019 degree has been extended to Friday, January 10 in recognition of the unprecedented disruptions experienced by campus in October. Please note that campus offices will be … Continued

Call for Nominations: Graduate Mentoring Awards — 2/14/20

The Graduate Division and the Graduate Assembly sponsor two awards that recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty members. Nominations for the Graduate Division’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly’s Faculty Mentor Award … Continued

2019 Reception for New Professional and Master’s Students

As part of Chancellor Christ and Vice Provost Garcia Bedolla’s efforts to build community across graduate programs and students, all new professional and master’s students were invited to a lively reception at the Chancellor’s residence on November 1, 2019. More … Continued

Mentorship Stipend for Doctoral Students — 12/4/19

Doctoral students from all departments and schools are invited to apply for the 2020 SURF SMART graduate/undergraduate research mentoring program, a collaboration of the Graduate Division and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships. … Continued

Library workshops, exhibits and events

Whether you’re making it, fixing it, or making it last, the Library has you covered!  Upcoming Library workshops include Making Digital Projects last, Introduction to 3D Modeling, and Clothing Repair! Current exhibits include a rare chance to see the campus’ … Continued

Apply to be a Graduate Writing Consultant! — 11/15/19

The Graduate Division’s Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce that it is hiring three Graduate Writing Consultants, open to graduate students in all disciplines. Job Title: Graduate Writing Consultant, 50% time (20 hours/week; $27.36/hour), includes fee remission. Dates: January 6, 2020 … Continued

I-House Story: The World Is My Family

In my time at International House, I have learned more about perspective, policy, geopolitics, culture, economics, climate change, engineering, and language than in any other span of time.

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Know your CalFresh Rights through the Food Justice Project

The Food Justice Project serves UC Berkeley students who have been denied CalFresh benefits. With the understanding that hunger on college campuses is a serious and preventable problem, Berkeley Law students launched the Food Justice Project (FJP) to assist students … Continued

Discussion Group: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Monday, November 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Anthony Hall (RSVP) Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for the first event of the Science Meets Science series, bringing together social and STEM scientists to discuss timely science policy issues. … Continued

Last Call for Graduate Student Art!

If you are a graduate student at Berkeley who produces, designs, photographs, or makes art, please submit your artwork for consideration!

Call for Researchers: Fire Research Working Group

Tarek Zohdi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of the Fung Institute, launched the Fire Research Working Group to develop and implement more effective engineering solutions for uncontrolled wildfires. The Fire Research Group consists of researchers at UC … Continued