UndocuGrads Wellness Circle

This circle aims to hold space for vulnerable and authentic connection around the challenges of being an Undocumented graduate student. This could include status-related stressors, personal relationships, financial stress, faculty/staff relationships, and the role of white supremacy culture within academia, … Continued

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COVID Reflections: Student Accommodations Past and Present

Dear Graduate Student Community, I write to you to balance my optimism regarding returning to in-person instruction this fall with my concern on behalf of our community about the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases nationally and on campus, including a … Continued

Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency — 3/14/21

The Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency is a $10,000 fellowship awarded to one UC Berkeley 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 … Continued

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Reflecting On This Semester’s Start

Dear Graduate Student Community, I want to first acknowledge and thank you for your incredible work in adapting to the challenges of remote learning and teaching. I know that many in our graduate student community (and myself personally) have been … Continued

Event for All Grad Students: Reframing 2020 — 2/1/21

If you’d like to renew your energy for 2021, the Office for Graduate Diversity and Graduate Assembly are hosting , where speakers will highlight the hope that still exists for graduate student academic and career trajectories and … Continued

Graduate Assembly’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

The Graduate Assembly’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund provides grants for campus groups and affiliates starting or continuing efforts to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the campus community. The first review was Jan. 20, though applications will be … Continued

The Library’s Spring 2021 Workshop Calendar is now available!

The Library’s Spring 2021 Workshop Calendar is now available! Browse upcoming workshops and register online Learn Zotero (bibliographic citation management), Python (data analysis), or NumPy (data manipulation); explore resources from the East Asian Library, or take an embroidering or knitting … Continued

Mourning the Loss of Scholar and Activist Joseph A. Myers

Dear campus community, I am mourning the loss, both personally and on behalf of our Berkeley community, of Joseph A. Myers, a leader, advocate, attorney, faculty member, and mentor who advanced Indian American advocacy, legal education, and justice initiatives nationally, … Continued

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Updates from our Graduate Student Fireside Chat

Dear Graduate Student Community, As we close out this tumultuous and exhausting year, I am profoundly grateful for your flexibility and resilience, and for the staff, faculty, and partners who are doing their best to support you in all aspects … Continued

Graduate Student Fireside Chat – 12/10/20

The Graduate Division and Graduate Assembly co-hosted a Fireside Chat on Dec. 10, inviting student representatives to share the greater ideas, questions, and concerns of the graduate student community on the topics of housing, financial support, technology access, mental health/health … 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 2021-22 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

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 – 2/1/21

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

R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship — 3/15/2021

The R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student whose research focuses on Anglo-American affairs, including but not limited to issues involving foreign relations, politics, history, law, economics, and culture. Priority will be given 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

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