The Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of California Chapter is now accepting graduate fellowship applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Members of Phi Beta Kappa who are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply. Note: The Graduate Division can only disburse funds to currently enrolled students. Winners will receive their fellowship grants once they re-enroll. 

Preference will be given to students who have nearly completed their dissertations and who have exhausted other forms of financial support, although all members of Phi Beta Kappa are eligible for these fellowships. Additional grants will be awarded by the Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa through the same application process. Last year a total of six fellowships in the amount of $7,500 each were awarded to Berkeley doctoral candidates. 

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Applicants should submit their completed applications by Tuesday, January 28, 2020 together with assurance that the applicant will attend our initiation ceremony at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Attendance is mandatory for fellowship recipients unless they are out of the country. The Northern California Association supports our program and we share a combined application process. 

Awards will be announced in mid-April of 2020. 

Please contact with any questions. 

Categories: December 2019, Funding Opportunities, January 2020, November 2019