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Support our incredible graduate student community

Graduate students are at the heart of Berkeley’s excellence — they drive original research, the discovery of new knowledge, and inspire and mentor our undergraduates. Fellowships attract the very best and brightest students — fueling dynamic partnerships between faculty and students that are fundamental to innovative teaching and research. Faculty at Berkeley, so many of whom are world-renowned in their fields, often cite the high caliber of our graduate students as the top factor contributing to their work satisfaction. Building greater support for graduate fellowships by significantly increasing funding across all disciplines is one of Berkeley’s highest philanthropic priorities. Gifts to the Graduate Fellowship & Support Fund are critical to Berkeley’s legacy, and our future.

You can make a real difference to help us provide fellowships to attract the most promising graduate students to Cal. You’ll also be supporting their personal and career development along with their health and wellness while they’re here.

Get in touch!

If you’re considering a gift to support graduate students, please reach out to us! We’d love to discuss current opportunities with you and how your gift can make the most impact. Contact Liz Moress, Executive Director for Development, at (510) 643-5043 or

Why Support Graduate Education at UC Berkeley? Ask Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman