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.

  • Eben Tisdale Fellowship and Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship – 2/15 deadline
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship – 2/18 deadline
  • Environmental Public Policy and Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship – 2/24 deadline
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers – open

The Fernström Fellowship

This fellowship for 2011-2012 and summer 2011 is open to students who wish to study in Scandinavia (especially Sweden).  Preference will be given to students of Scandinavian literature and culture, but the competition is open to graduate students in all fields.  In the past few years awards have been made to students from programs such as Architecture, Rhetoric, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Energy and Resources, Interdisciplinary, and Computer Science.  The most successful applications demonstrate the need for research in a Scandinavian country that can not be accomplished elsewhere, interest in the culture and relevance of the language and/or culture to the student’s dissertation topic.  For application, more information, or questions, please contact Sandy Jones, Graduate Assistant, by email ( or phone (642-9051).  The application is available on the Scandinavian Department website (click on the name “Fritz O. Fernstrom Traveling Fellowship”). The application deadline is Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship

The Jim Fahey Safe Homes Fund for Women endowment was established in 2007 to provide scholarships for graduate students at UC Berkeley with demonstrated financial need and a strong aptitude in relevant subjects as well as a deep commitment to combating domestic violence against women. The first award will be offered this spring in the amount of $1,000, and more awards will be offered early in 2012. A student may receive this award more than once during his or her academic career. The award is made possible by a bequest from the late attorney Jim Fahey, an alumnus of the Class of 1935 who was passionate about combating domestic violence. The application is available online (PDF), and is due, with supporting materials, March 1, 2011, in the Graduate Services: Fellowships Office, 318 Sproul Hall.

Brookings Predoctoral Research Fellowship

Departments may nominate candidates for the 2011-2012 Foreign Policy Predoctoral Fellowship at the Brookings Institute. The fellowship carries a stipend of $27,000, payable in installments over a nine-month period of full-time residency at the institute offices in Washington, D.C.  

Candidates must be nominated by a graduate department. Sponsorship by individual faculty members cannot substitute for the formal designation of the department. Nomination must be received via email (to no later than March 1, 2011. (Note nominee application deadline in next paragraph.)

Departments should name no more than two nominees to the fellowship program. Nomination notices must include the university and department name; and the nominee’s name, email address, mailing address, and dissertation topic. Nominees must submit a completed application by April 1, 2011 in order to be considered as a candidates. For application and details, visit the Brookings website.

Rotary Scholarship Grant for Graduate Studies

The Rotary Club of Berkeley is now accepting applications for a competitive academic grant. Successful applicants will receive a $30,000 grant to conduct graduate-level studies or research abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year. Applicants must be studying in one of the following six areas of focus: water and sanitation; peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; economic and community development. Applications and more information are available at the Rotary District 5160 website. Submit applications to the Scholarship Committee, Rotary Club of Berkeley, P.O. Box 11706, Berkeley, CA 94712. The application deadline is March 25, 2011.

CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship

Sponsored jointly by CGS and UMI Dissertations Publishing, a Division of ProQuest Information and Learning, and first presented in 1981,these awards are made annually to individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. This year is the 30th anniversary of these awards. Two awards are given annually in two different broad areas (biological sciences; social sciences; mathematics, physical sciences and engineering; and humanities and fine arts). Individuals must be nominated for these awards by a member institution.

The 2011 fields of competition are Biological and Life Sciences and Humanities/Fine Arts.  Nominations are made through an interactive online form.  The deadline for submitting nominations and supporting materials is July 22, 2011.

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