Start Looking for FellowshipsWhatever your interest or research area, there’s a scholarship, grant, or fellowship you can apply to! It can be overwhelming to search for what’s right for you and your research. The Graduate Division can help in directing you to potential funding opportunities. Fellowships DatabasesMany funding opportunities are available to graduate students at Berkeley. We’ve compiled some databases to help you get started. Graduate Division's Fellowship ListThe Graduate Division maintains a limited list of fellowships, both for funding within Berkeley and beyond. Visit our fellowships page for more information. National Databases University of California, Berkeley Scholarship Connection FinAid.org National Coveted College Scholarships GRAPES, UCLA’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Support Database FastWeb.com’s Graduate Scholarships Petersons’ Graduate Scholarship Search Engine MSU’s Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans StudentScholarshipSearch.com’s Graduate School Scholarships Pivot Funding Opportunities Database Profellow Fellowships and Grants for Underrepresented Students 60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students Hispanic Scholarship Fund 100 Minority Scholarship Gateway List American Indian Science and Engineering Society American Association of University Women Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students International Databases ETSU’s International Student Scholarships MIT’s Fellowships for International Students Fulbright Programs Social Science Research Council’s Fellowships and Prizes InternationalScholarships.com Mobility International USA’s Funding International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries International Financial Aid and Scholarship Search Boren Fellowships for International Study Other ResourcesA good overall reference book is The Annual Register of Grant Support. Professional associations for a variety of disciplines, such as the American Psychology Association and American Meteorological Society, for example, list on their websites grants and fellowships. Postdoc Funding Database with opportunities across a range of STEM disciplines, funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, and university and research labs across the country. Also includes tips on applying, interviewing, and negotiating a postdoctoral position. Pathways to Science Portal. Expand AllWhat you should know before you start applyingWhat to look for? The full ride: multi-year packages that cover educational and living expense for two to six years. These can be: Institutional: specific to a university, usually part of an admissions offer; or Portable: able to be taken to the university of your choice Small grants for specific purposes, such as travel, language study, conference attendance, summer research, or professional development. One-year fellowships for specific phases of graduate study, such as for research, an internship or mentorship, or dissertation writing. Tips for being successful: Be on time! Applying by the stated deadline is essential. Individuals who don’t meet deadlines reduce their chances of obtaining funding by 100 percent. Plan ahead! The average turnaround time from application to acceptance runs six to nine months. Don’t stop applying! Be persistent. Your chance of receiving a fellowship or grant will increase the more you continue to apply. The process of applying will also improve your grant-writing skills.