Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships — 1/10/2021

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are awarded to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have … Continued

Townsend Dissertation Fellowships — 11/13/2020

Townsend Dissertation Fellowships Townsend Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. students whose dissertation projects significantly involve humanistic material or problems that have a significant bearing on the humanities.  The purpose of the Fellowship is both to further the research of … Continued

R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship — 3/15/2021

The R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student whose research focuses on Anglo-American affairs, including but not limited to issues involving foreign relations, politics, history, law, economics, and culture. Priority will be given to … Continued

Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship — 3/1/2020

The Graduate Division is now accepting applications for the Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship. The Jim Fahey 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 … Continued

Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship — 1/27/2020

The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of up to $3,000 each. The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, … Continued

Boren Fellowships — 1/30/2020

The Boren Fellowships are designed to give graduate students maximum flexibility to pursue their academic goals alongside their study of the target language. Boren Fellows may concentrate only on language study during their time abroad — such an application will be … Continued

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Switzer Environmental Fellowships — 1/6/2020

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Switzer Fellowship provides: … Continued

Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship — 12/4/2019

Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where Symantec conducts … Continued

AAUW’s International Fellowship Program — 11/15/2019

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent … Continued

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) — 11/1/2019

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) supports and administers programs of fellowships for scholarly research and for language study in Turkey. Programs for scholars and graduate students based in the U.S. and Canada include the ARIT, the ARIT National Endowment … Continued

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships — 11/1/2019

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and … Continued

Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship — 5/23/2019

The Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship is intended for graduates of universities in specific areas of India and Pakistan who are currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of California. To be eligible, a student must: Be committed to returning … Continued

Grants from the Center for Race and Gender — 4/1/2019

The Center for Race & Gender welcomes proposals from graduate students to support research or creative projects. Project topics should be consonant with CRG’s mandate to support critical student research on race, gender, and their intersections in a wide variety of social, … Continued

Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship — 3/15/2019

The Philip Brett LGBT Fund will provide an award of up to $3,500 in the spring or summer of 2019 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who is conducting research related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer studies in any … Continued

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program — 1/24/2019

National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in … Continued

Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellowship — 2/1/2019

The Frederick Douglass Institutes of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education offer teaching opportunities to graduate students who are pursuing careers as university faculty and who are entering the final year of terminal degree and/or doctoral programs. These fellowships are … Continued

Sydney Ehrman Fellowships — 2/22/2019

The Sydney Ehrman Fellowship is open to candidates in any field of study who wish to study at King’s College in Cambridge and have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from UC Berkeley or have a bachelor’s degree from Yale University … Continued

Two Grants from IES Center for British Studies — 2/1/2019

The Center for British Studies Dissertation Research Grant of $2,000 will be awarded to graduate students who have defended their dissertation prospectus to finish research in the UK and aid them in completing their dissertation. The application deadline is February 1, … Continued

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Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship — 1/29/2019

Alpha of California is pleased to announce that it will grant a limited number of graduate fellowships in 2019. These fellowships will be awarded to members of Phi Beta Kappa who are doctoral students at UC Berkeley during the 2018–19 academic year. Preference … Continued

Chateaubriand Fellowship for STEM — 1/8/2019

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships, or joint projects between French and American research teams. This fellowship supports Ph.D. students registered at an American university who wish … Continued

George Bennett Fellowship in Writing — 11/30/2017

The purpose of the George Bennett Fellowship is to provide time and freedom from material considerations to a person seriously contemplating or pursuing a career as a writer. It provides for one academic year a stipend (currently $15,260), as well … Continued

ARC Fellows Program — 12/16/16

The ARC Fellowship program advances interdisciplinary research in the arts at UC Berkeley, providing support for six self-nominated pairs of UC Berkeley faculty members and graduate students to work together on research projects of mutual interest. This year’s cohort leader C. … Continued


Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grants — 10/26/2015

The University of California Natural Reserve System provides research grants to graduate students enrolled at any University of California campus other than San Francisco and who are using one or more of the 38 sites in the UC Natural Reserve System

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program — 10/26/15

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported … Continued


SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships — 10/15/2015

The Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships (DPDF) to enable early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences to formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals for their academic departments or funding agencies. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops. The … Continued

University of California Postdoctoral Fellowship — 11/01/2014

The Berkeley Chancellorʹs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity … Continued

Humanity in Action: Diplomacy and Diversity Scholarship — 10/30/2014

Humanity in Action has opened applications for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, a graduate-level educational fellowship. This transatlantic program brings together 24 American and European graduate students to study international relations and global diversity in a collaborative setting. The program … Continued

One Year Paid Employment Opportunity with NNSA — 10/20/2014

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program provides unique hands-on experience to prepare exceptional graduate students to become next-generation leaders in domestic and global nuclear security. During the 12-month, full-time, salary-plus-benefits terms, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, … Continued

Health for America Fellowships — 5/12/2014

Health for America announces a fellowship program for six fellows interested in health innovation. They will work with patients, providers, payers and local communities to understand their perspectives. Fellows will use entrepreneurial techniques, with support from seasoned mentors to prototype and … Continued

Edward Hildebrand Fellowship Fund — 5/9/2014

From the bequest of Edward Eric Hildebrand, the Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship has been established for the 2014 – 2015 year. The fellowship is open to graduate students enrolled in Berkeley pursuing a course of study in a field related to … Continued

William Barton Graduate Scholarship — 7/31/2014

The American Heraldry Society has recently established scholarships up to $1,500 to support masters or doctoral students in the preparation and completion of a thesis or dissertation relevant to the use of heraldry within the present territory of the United States … Continued

USP Global Fellowship Awards Program — 5/2/2014

The mission of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. USP offers annual fellowship awards of up to … Continued

11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship – 3/1/2014

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering eight $10,000 postgraduate 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships. The new program established by Michael Pollan, the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, is … Continued

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Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship – 2/4/2014

Alpha of California announces a limited number of Graduate Fellowships to be awarded to UC Berkeley doctoral students who are members of Phi Beta Kappa during the 2014-15 academic year. Preference will be given to students who have nearly completed … Continued

White House Fellow – 1/15/2014

White House Fellows typically are full-time, paid assistants to senior White House staff, the Vice President, Cabinet secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials.  These are demanding assignments, requiring a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often … Continued

Mabelle McLeod Lewis Fellowships — 1/23/2015

The Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund provides grants directly to advanced doctoral candidates at Northern California universities and colleges for study and research in the humanistic disciplines. These dissertation grants are awarded to bring about the completion of a scholarly dissertation … Continued

Larry L. Hillblom Foundation Fellowship – 1/17/2014

The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation grants fellowships of up to $60,000 per year of postdoctoral research on diabetes or aging. The fellow must be highly promising based on performance during prior training with a demonstrated productivity in research and will be required … Continued

Whitaker Program’s Summer Grants Program — 2/4/2014

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced the 2014-2015 Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program competition. The program funds emerging U.S.-based leaders in biomedical engineering/bioengineering to conduct a study and/or research project abroad, with the underlying objective of increasing … Continued

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program – 1/15/2014

To encourage access to its collections, staff specialties, and reference resources, the Institution offers in-residence appointments for research and study using its facilities and the advice and guidance of its staff members in fields relevant to the Smithsonian Institution. Such … Continued

New Faculty Reception

The Graduate Division hosted the New Faculty Reception for 63 newly hired faculty, many of whom gathered at the Morrison Reading Room to become acquainted with resources available to faculty working with graduate students.

Study Abroad at Cambridge (UK) this Summer — 3/11/2016

The University of New Hampshire is sponsoring its thirty-eighth annual faculty-led summer program in the UK at the University of Cambridge. The program will be accommodated at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest and best known of the … Continued

DAAD German Studies Research Grant –11/01/2013

This specialized program from the German Academic Exchange Service offers up to ten German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one … Continued

DAAD Conference Funding in German Studies—10/31/2013

The German Academic Exchange Service is now accepting applications to receive co-funding to organize workshops, seminars and conferences that embrace the interdisciplinary and/or comparative study of the history, politics, economics, law, society, culture and the arts of Germany. The deadline … Continued

Fellowships and Research Opportunities in African Studies

Information Session on African Studies-related fellowships and deadlines October 18, 2013, 12-1 pm 103 Stephens Hall Martha Saavedra from the Center for African Studies will discuss fellowships and other resources for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, including: Foreign Language and Area … Continued

2014 Mellon IDRF Competition Now Accepting Applications — 11/05/2013

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty … Continued

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Schweitzer Fellowship Continues at Berkeley

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship has consistently chosen UC Berkeley health-focused graduate students to provide health care to the medically underserved.

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Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowship — 11/01/2013

The Lawrence Fellowship is a highly-competitive postdoctoral position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that is open to all technical disciplines. Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Typically, two to four fellowships are awarded … Continued

Prestigious fellowship offers funding, flexibility

Each year, ARCS Foundation Fellowships support a dozen University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. candidates in science and engineering. These fellowships come with an added benefit to students: more flexibility to follow their interests when choosing a research project.

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New York State Senate Fellowships — 4/22/13

Four different kinds of fellowships are available, the majority of which are legislative fellowships, which bring a $33,000 grant-in-study stipend, plus certain benefit options. Applications from a wide range of interests and disciplines are welcomed.

BELS Fellowship — 4/3/13

The Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS) at Berkeley Law announces its fellowship for doctoral studies drawn from a wide range of disciplines across the UC Berkeley campus, including those in the social sciences, arts and humanities, biological sciences, international studies and area studies, schools of public health, business, public policy, natural resources, engineering and law. Ten fellows are selected annually.

Shinnyo Fellowship — 4/1/13

The Shinnyo Fellowship provides advising and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students who desire to implement a service, peace-building, and/or sustainable social change project locally, nationally, or globally. Project proposals should be innovative, action-oriented, and emphasize peace-building.

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Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Fellowships — 2/26/2013

The Berkeley chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha CA, announces its Graduate Fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. These awards are for students who have exhausted other sources of funding as they enter the final stage of their endeavor. Please … Continued

University of California Human Rights Fellowship — 2/21/2013

The Human Rights Center is holding its annual competition for student fellowships in partnership with organizations working on human rights issues. Registered students at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union are eligible, with priority given to graduate and returning students. 

Interested in being a White House Fellow? Apply by January 15.

One year can change your life. In that time, White House Fellows typically are full-time, paid assistants to senior White House staff, the Vice President, Cabinet secretaries, and other top-ranking government officials.  These are demanding assignments, requiring a capacity for … Continued

Switzer Environmental Fellowship — 1/10/2013

The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation specifically seeks innovators and problem-solvers who have the ability, determination, and integrity to become environmental leaders in the 21st century.

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A quick guide to fellowships and grants

Money doesn’t grow on trees. But some of it is in fact available for picking, if you’re willing to invest a bit of effort and persistence.

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International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program — 11/7/2012

The IDRF offers 9 to 12 months of support. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually for empirical and site-specific research that advances knowledge about non-U.S. cultures and societies.

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Berkeley leads the way in NSF fellowships

The National Science Foundation fellowship is a crown jewel of graduate student awards. And Berkeley students lead the nation in capturing these prestigious and highly competitive grants. Here are 6 of this year’s recipients.

Inspired by the Intersection Between Science and Humanities

Jessica Ling, Ph.D. candidate in English, was awarded the Yoshiko Uchida Endowed Scholarship, which assists Asian graduate students who want to become writers. With the help of her fellowship, Jessica is pursuing research on the nineteenth-century novel.

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The assignment of a lifetime

Peter Soler, a chemical engineering grad student, with the help of an NSF research fellowship, is helping build an artificial kidney that may be a game-changer for two million patients.