The opportunities listed by name only were announced previously. (Links to applications and other details are available in an earlier post.) Recently received listings are posted below.

  • American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships (7/1)
  • Fulbright Scholar Core Competition (8/1)
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (open/continuous))

Ning Fellowship

Attention Department Chairs: The Ning Fellowship provides financial resources to allow graduate students from China to broaden their knowledge and skills, not only for themselves, but for the betterment of society as a whole.  Nominees must be in a master’s or Ph.D. program. First preference will be given to science and engineering students from Northeastern (Shanyang) and Nankai (Tienjin) universities in China, with second preference going to students from other universities in China. The fellowship consists of an $18,000 stipend plus nonresident supplemental tuition and fees. Recipients must sign a pledge to contribute five percent of their annual income for a five-year period commencing ten years after completing their course of studies at UC Berkeley as a charitable gift to the Ning Fellowship for Chinese Students fund. Nomination memos (which must be signed by the department chair) are due May 20, 2011 in the Graduate Services: Fellowships Office, 318 Sproul Hall. Feel free to call 642-0672 with questions.

Summer School of Molecular Medicine in Jena University

From August 29 to September 29, 2011, the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research of the University Hospital of Jena invites young scientists from all over the world to participate in the Summer School of Molecular Medicine. The Summer School will be held from August 29 till September 30, 2010, in Jena, Germany, and will provide an excellent opportunity to get familiar with research topics of molecular medicine and modern laboratory techniques. In addition, social events will provide a setting to meet and to learn more about cultural life in Jena, Germany, and its environs. There will be no fee for the course and the accommodation will also be free of charge. In addition, accepted candidates will be supported with regard to the travel costs. Highly motivated candidates who have successfully completed the course will have the possibility to apply for a Ph.D. position in the participating research groups. Application and further information are available on the summer school’s website. The application deadline is May 31, 2011.

Canadian Studies Grant Program

Through its embassy in Washington, DC and its consulates throughout the United States, The Canadian Government supports research, conferences, teaching, and program activity related to Canada and/or Canada-U.S. relations. The Canadian Studies Grant Program encourages comparative research and teaching, faculty exchanges, student mobility, and collaboration between American and Canadian researchers, and to build stronger ties between American and Canadian universities and colleges. The program has particular interest in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada-U.S. relations. Such topics include:

  • North American economic competitiveness
  • Energy and environments
  • Security
  • Arctic issues

The program’s Doctoral Student Research Award offers doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for students whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada. The application is due December 1, 2011.


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