#ChooseBerkeley – Sean Darling-Hammond

Can you describe your program and what your research is about? “I am a 4th year PhD student at the Goldman School of Public Policy. I seek to expand belonging through my research and work in two domains: improving school … Continued

Undocumented Student Counseling Groups

The Undocumented Student Program is excited to offer two types of mental health groups for undocumented students this semester, both of which require a brief pre-group consult with the group facilitators. Undocu-Wellness in Action is a 6-week psycho-educational, skill building … Continued

UndocuBlack Spaces: A Community of Love

In collaboration with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration and the Haitian Bridge Alliance, California State University, Dominguez Hills is happy to introduce UndocuBlack Spaces!  UndocuBlack Spaces will be a series of virtual gatherings for undocumented Black students across various academic … Continued

Renew or Return Library Books by February 17

Renew or return library books by February 17! After multiple due date extensions because of the pandemic, starting Feb. 1, 2021, all materials checked out from the UC Berkeley Library have regular due dates. Patrons with materials checked out before Sept. … Continued

2021 Berkeley SciComm Fellows

Twelve emerging scientists have been selected as Berkeley SciComm Fellows! Science at Cal would like to welcome these 12 graduate students to the inaugural class of Berkeley SciComm Fellows. Theses individuals were selected … Continued

Data Science Summer Institute Internship Opportunity

Data Science Summer Institute – Internship Opportunity for UC Graduate Students: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI) — interns who get to work on … Continued

Beyond Academia Conference 2021

Our annual flagship conference is a two-day event with around 100 Ph.D. speakers who successfully transitioned to non-academic careers in a variety of fields including STEM as well as humanities and social sciences. As part of our conference we’ll have … Continued

Helen Wallace Dissertation Award – 3/12/21

The Wallace Center in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) is excited to announce applications are open for the Helen Wallace Dissertation Award! The purpose of the Helen Wallace Dissertation Award is to advance and elevate UC Berkeley graduate-level research at the intersection … Continued

Spring ’21 Calapalooza For Graduate Students

Calapalooza, the bi-annual student organization/group recruitment drive is back for Spring 2021! As campus continues to offer virtual events, welcoming students from all over the world, student organizations are ready to recruit new members for the 2021 academic semester.  Spring … Continued

Opportunity to Serve on the Committee on Student Conduct

The Committee on Student Conduct is currently recruiting students to serve on the Committee for the 2021-22 academic year, with a February 19, 2021 to submit the application form linked here. Membership criteria and expectations: Membership is limited to enrolled … Continued

Pre-Dissertation Research Grant in International Studies – 3/15/21

The Pre-Dissertation Research Grant in International Studies supports UC Berkeley graduate students who will not formally advance to candidacy by the Fall of the fellowship term. Grants are intended to support travel, lodging, and research-related expenditures for graduate students who are conducting … Continued

The Program in Critical Theory Virtual Open House

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory on Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE … Continued

In Conversation with Tarana Burke

To commemorate 150 years of women (150W) being accepted to the University of California, join UC Berkeley’s Gender Equity Resource Center and friends on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4-5:30 p.m. PST for In Conversation with Tarana Burke, founder of … Continued

Graduate Womxn’s Project (GWP) Skill Share

The Graduate Womxn’s Project is delighted to host the Skill Share Series this semester! Each month, a handful of our peers will be sharing their hobbies. Registration is open for our January sessions – see below: Thursday, Jan 14: Origami … Continued

Cal Housing is Available for Graduate Students

Currently, there is limited availability in all single student graduate apartment locations, but not every apartment type is available. For more information, students can visit the main Cal Housing web page at https://housing.berkeley.edu/overview and click on the appropriate links for descriptive … Continued

CalPerformances At Home Holiday Events

Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol  (Cal Performances Co-Commission) LIVESTREAMED EVENT Thursday, December 17, 5pm (PST) Friday, December 18, 7pm (PST) Saturday, December 19, 1pm (PST) Program:  Manual Cinema broadcasts holiday spirit with this livestreamed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas Carol. Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol is … Continued

Enrollment in MBA electives for non-MBA Graduate Students

If you are interested in requesting enrollment in an MBA elective course, please read the information below carefully. If you have any questions or issues with the platform, please email the FTMBA Academics Team at ftacademics@haas.berkeley.edu. Who is eligible?  You … Continued

Explore Career Options and Plan Using ImaginePhD

Are you a doctoral student in the humanities or social sciences? Are you thinking about what you’d like to do after your PhD and wondering how to explore your options? Do you have ideas of long-term goals but not sure … Continued

Fung Fellowship – Spring 2021

The Fung Fellowship is hiring advanced graduate students to join our team as Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) starting Spring 2021 for 25% positions for two upper level undergraduate student courses: (1) Health + Tech and (2) Conservation +Tech Health+Tech: Fellows … Continued

Library News, November 2020

Below are various library updates that pertain to graduate students. The Library now provides a contactless pickup service at Moffitt Library for all borrowers who have current Cal 1 or UC Berkeley Library cards. Fourteen libraries are participating in Oski … Continued

Meet the GradPro Team

The GradPro team is here to assist you in all matters related to professional development. Whether you are curious about resources at Berkeley that are available to help you develop your skills, want to learn about different career paths, or … Continued

The Power of Informational Interviews

Career planning as a graduate student can feel overwhelming, particularly if you’re interested in multiple career paths. Investigating and exploring what’s out there is something you can do alone, but a powerful way to save time and gain first-person insight … Continued

Demystifying Networking

To many grad students, the concept of networking has all sorts of negative connotations — it’s uncomfortable, vague, unnecessary, even fake or disingenuous. However, regardless of your goals, networking is integral to effective career planning, as it gives you the … Continued

Focus Groups for Proposed Graduate Housing Project

UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, in partnership with American Campus Communities, is seeking program input on a potential graduate housing project in the greater Berkeley area. Current graduate students living in the Berkeley area are invited to sign-up to participate in … Continued

GROW Grants Have Gone Virtual!

Graduates Optimizing Wellness (GROW) Grants is a grant program where graduate student groups and departments may apply for funds to host team-building activities and skill-building workshops focused on wellness and promoting a … Continued

Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation Fellowship – 11/01/2020

The Switzer Fellowship 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 fellowship includes a $15,000 cash … Continued

Career Prep Tips for Graduate Students

Whether you’re finishing up your program or just starting out at Berkeley, there’s no wrong time to think about preparing for success in your career. The Career Center is here to help you explore and prepare for any career paths … Continued

Berkeley Science Review

Write for the Berkeley Science Review

Are you interested in learning more about the science writing process and improving your science communication skills? The Berkeley Science Review is a science publication created by UC Berkeley graduate students for a general audience. We publish a semesterly magazine and an … Continued

Falltopia Mega Movie Night

The Berkeley Student Union & Cal Esports are hosting the FallFest Movie Night presented by Xfinity on Saturday, October 24th at 6 p.m. We’ll be watching Addams Family Values which will be followed by a short quiz that includes the following prizes: iPads, AirPods, … Continued

IBM Masters Fellowship Award Program — 10/23/2020

About the program Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM Masters Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional Masters students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies, … Continued

Cal ESports FIFA20 & NBA2K21 Tournament

Cal Esports & Cal IMs are hosting a FIFA 20 tournament on Saturday, October 3rd for both XBOX1 & PS4. Registration is free and prizes include: 1st place – Cal IMs championship T-shirt & $100 Amazon Gift Card 2nd Place – $50 … Continued

Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award – 12/15/2020

The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievment during graduate studies in the biological sciences. Fred Hutch established this annual award to honor the bold, creative, pioneering spirit embodied by Hal Weintraub. Weintraub also earned deep respect and … Continued

Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award – 11/15/2020

Established in 1996 by the Graham Foundation, the Carter Manny Award supports the completion of outstanding doctoral dissertations on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The only pre-doctoral award dedicated exclusively to architectural scholarship, the Carter … Continued

2020 Faculty Mentor Awards

The UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award (FMA) honors members of the Berkeley faculty and teaching staff who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting graduate students. A committee of delegates composed of graduate students … Continued

Welcome to the Graduate Division, Dr. Denzil Streete

I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Denzil Streete to the Graduate Division as our new Chief of Staff & Assistant Dean for Diversity, beginning July 27th. Denzil joins Berkeley from Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where … Continued

Insurance After Graduation: Options and Assistance

Whether you are graduating or leaving the university for a period of time, it is important to think about your health insurance options. If you are on Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), your coverage is effective through July 31, … Continued

Two UC Berkeley Ph.D. Students Named Newcombe Fellows

Two UC Berkeley Ph.D. students have been named 2020 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows: E.C. Feiss (History of Art) and Juliana Friend (Anthropology). This fellowship is designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in … Continued

What Can a GradPro Consultation Do for You?

One of the scariest and most paralyzing elements of being a grad student can be the implied expectation that you already know everything — you already know how to study, how to write, how to teach, how to find a … Continued

Cal Performances Invites Audiences on Virtual Journeys

As we all spend our time around fewer people in real life, Cal Performances invites audiences on virtual journeys via Now, More Than Ever, a series of performing arts videos for a time of physical distancing. Curated by Cal Performances … Continued

Graduate Student Instructors Honored for Exemplary Teaching

This year, 374 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) were recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award, and were recognized for their exemplary teaching by the Graduate Division’s GSI Teaching & Resource Center. Due to the cancellation of the annual … Continued

Policies/Procedures for Summer and Fall Course Reserves

Here’s how to access course reserves in summer and fall: Send your course reserve requests as soon as possible to ereserves@lists.berkeley.edu. E-reserves only: We are not accepting print materials or DVDs for course reserves for either Summer or Fall 2020. … Continued

Check Out Issue 38 of Berkeley Science Review

Issue 38 of the Berkeley Science Review (BSR) is here!  The BSR is a science magazine run by graduate students that covers the groundbreaking research happening at Berkeley in a way that is accessible to everyone.  Some highlights from this … Continued

The Sydney Ehrman Fellowship — 3/25/20

Who may apply? The fellowship is open to candidates in any field of study who wish to pursue a course of study or research at King’s College in Cambridge and have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from UC Berkeley or … Continued

The Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship — 3/25/20

The Philip Brett LGBT Fund is an endowment established in 2009 by members and friends of the UC Berkeley campus community to support graduate students working in LGBT Studies. It provides an award of $3,500 in spring 2020 to a … Continued

Bay Area Water Quality Fellowship — 3/25/20

Who may apply? The fellowship is open to graduate students whose studies are related specifically to water quality issues that affect the San Francisco Bay. What is it for? This fellowship is intended to support scientific research in the following … Continued

David N. Kneightley Fellowship — 3/20/20

The David N. Keightley Fellowship will provide support for high-achieving graduate students in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Recipients shall be graduate students whose work focuses on China and/or Chinese subjects, with strong … Continued

Paul J. Alexander Memorial Fellowship – 3/20/20

The Paul J. Alexander Memorial Fellowship was established to provide funding support for advanced Berkeley graduate students who are studying Byzantine, ancient, or medieval history. Students of Byzantine history are given first preference unless an applicant in ancient or medieval … Continued

Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship — 3/20/20

The Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship for academic year 2020-2021 is open to graduate students from Taiwan who are enrolled full time at UC Berkeley in any field of study. Students must meet the following qualifications: Have graduated … Continued