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IES Small Grants for Organizing Public Conferences, Lectures and Events

IES provides small grants for the organization of public conferences, lectures, and other events taking place at UC Berkeley on a one-time basis only. Recurring events, events that are closed to the public, events that take place off the Berkeley campus, and events that require an admission fee will not be considered for funding. Please note that IES does not support events that deal with one specific European nation state. Those applicants should contact our Programs. IES does also not support events that deal specifically with Eastern Europe and Russia. Those applicants should contact the UC Berkeley Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

In considering applications, priority will be given to submissions that coincide with any of the following initiatives sponsored by the Institute of European Studies: Europe and the Future of Global Trade and InvestmentEU-California CollaborationA New Security Architecture for Europe; Globalization and GovernanceLanguage, Culture and History in a Global Europe

Eligibility: UC Berkeley students, lecturers and faculty at all levels.

Grant Provision: Grants range to up to a maximum of $300.

Deadline:
For any event taking place in the Spring Semester
Last day of instruction of the previous Fall Semester | 5:00 pm
For any event taking place in the Fall Semester
Last day of instruction of the previous Spring Semester | 5:00 pm

Application Form: Please use our online application form to submit a grant request. For questions about our conference and lecture grants, please contact ies@berkeley.edu

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IES and UC Berkeley Research and Travel Grants for Faculty and Lecturers

IES Berkeley-Austria Fund

The Berkeley-Austria Fund (BAF) at IES was established in 2003 by the University of California and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation to support scholarly collaboration and exchanges of faculty in the social sciences and humanities between Berkeley and Austria. The Fund has been established to encourage and support original research of the highest quality and new collaborations. Financial support is provided for University of California scholars seeking to visit Austria and Austrian scholars seeking to visit California. Applications are open to faculty from the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Fund seeks especially to encourage projects with practical importance for economic, political, and social issues relevant to Austria and California and, more broadly, to Europe and the United States. In addition, the Fund seeks especially to support projects involving younger scholars, and projects that involve or might lead to collaboration between Californian and Austrian researchers. The Fund does not pay for conferences and workshops, for release time for faculty, or for the purchase of equipment, except in rare exceptions. Faculty from all UC campuses can apply. Faculty applying to the Berkeley-Austria Fund must be tenured or tenure track. For additional information, please contact Akasemi Newsome at akasemi@berkeley.edu.

Short-Term Research Grants
Short-term research grants can amount to $5,000 — for visits of up to one month. Successful applicants will receive a temporary affiliation with the host institution in Austria. Awards will be announced by early March.

Collaborative Research Grants
Proposals for collaborative research grants must be jointly submitted by a tenured or tenure-track professor at a University of California campus and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with an Austrian public research institution or institution of higher learning. The Fund aims to provide seed money, and seeks especially to support projects involving younger scholars. The Fund is particularly interested in projects designed to generate new research strategies and projects that involve a significant number of researchers. New projects will receive the highest priority. Projects are funded to a maximum of € 10,000 per year (and per application round). The program does not pay for release time for faculty. Each collaborator will receive the same share of funding. Successful candidates will be announced in the first week in April.

Application deadline: February 1.

The application consists of the following: A project description (not to exceed three pages) and a short cv for each applicant. Please use our online application form to apply for these grants. Contact ies@berkeley.edu if you have any questions about these grants.


France-Berkeley Fund

The France-Berkeley Fund (FBF) at IES was established in 1993 by the University of California at Berkeley and the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères in order to support scientific and scholarly exchanges and collaboration between Berkeley and research and higher education institutions in France. Applications are accepted in all fields—Humanities, Social Sciences, Exact Sciences, Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Professional Schools. The Fund aims to encourage and support original research of the highest quality and new collaborations, and especially seeks to support projects involving younger scholars. Projects such as workshops or conferences (especially in the human sciences) designed to generate new research strategies, and projects that maximize the number of researchers involved will receive the highest priority.

The Fund considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured or tenure-track professor (or a researcher with a permanent position; post-docs are typically not eligible) at UC Berkeley or UC Davis and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher learning. The Fund does not pay for release time for faculty. Grants cannot be used to purchase equipment except for project-specific supplies that will be consumed over the course of the project, though there may be rare exceptions at the discretion of the Executive Committee. The Fund cannot be used to pay student or post-doc salaries or stipends, or to cover everyday living expenses that would be incurred regardless of the project. It may be used for living expenses necessary for project-related travel. Projects will be funded to a maximum of US $12,000 per project. Projects must be completed within one year of their initiation. Deadline is January 30. Contact information via e-mail at fbf@berkeley.edu.

Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the France-Berkeley Fund.



IES Portuguese Studies Program - Faculty Research and Teaching Grants

The Portuguese Studies Program at IES has a major mission to further studies on the UC Berkeley campus involving Portugal or the Portuguese-American community of the United States. To promote this objective, the Program invites applications from members of the Berkeley Academic Senate for support of research or teaching in these areas.

The application deadline is February 23. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Portuguese Studies Program.



Mobility Fund FLAD ? UAzores “Crossing the Atlantic?

The Fundação Luso-Americana and the University of the Azores (UAc) signed a new protocol governing the mobility funds that FLAD provides to promote travel between the UAc and US universities, including UC Berkeley. Faculty, researchers and/or students (undergrad or grad) are eligible to participate. There will be two calls each year, and notifications will be sent out shortly after the call ends. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the FLAD website.



IES Foreign Language Teacher Travel Grants

The Institute of European Studies is pleased to announce a competition for travel grants for UC Berkeley foreign language instructors of European languages to support the acquisition of new information and training in language pedagogy. The competition is open to lecturers only. All lecturers teaching European languages at UC Berkeley, including Turkish, can apply. However, lecturers in Slavic languages and other Eastern European languages (Hungarian, Armenian) should contact the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for support. Awards are for amounts up to $1500. Applications should include a proposal statement describing the applicant planned travel and how it will enhance language instruction at UC Berkeley, a budget and a cv. Please use our online application form to apply for this grant

Deadline is May 24. For additional information, please contact ies@berkeley.edu.

Please submit applications to:

Jeroen Dewulf, Director IES
Foreign Language Teacher Travel Grants
Institute of European Studies
University of California
207 Moses Hall #2316
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316



UC Berkeley Peder Sather Grant Program

Beginning a new phase of formal cooperation between UC Berkeley and the Norwegian academic community, the Peder Sather Center (PSC) was formally established in May 2012, with the signing of a partnership agreement. The PSC for Advanced Study supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from eight Norwegian universities. The PSC will provide Seed Grants ($5,000-20,000) as well as Full Grants ($25,000-75, 000) to partnered researchers. These funds can be used to support activities such as workshops, mini-conferences, graduate student exchanges, exchanges of postdoctoral fellows, the undertaking of exploratory studies, and the undertaking of core research activities.
Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Peter Sather Grant Program.



IES University of Bordeaux-UC Berkeley Partnernship

In the context of the cooperation agreement between the University of California and the University of Bordeaux in France, Bordeaux International Support (BIS), in cooperation with IES, supports innovative networking, education and research projects with added-value for the partnership and the internationalization of University of Bordeaux. All UC faculty, researchers, administrators and students involved in collaboration projects with Bordeaux can participate, but applications must be submitted by the partner staff in Bordeaux. At least one of the grants will be earmarked for cooperation between the University of Bordeaux and UC Berkeley. Support consists in the funding of mobility (flights tickets, stay allowance) up to a limit of 10,000 € per project. Information on fellowships and application forms can be found on the website of Bordeaux International Support. Bordeaux also offers short visits for visiting scholars from its partner universities, see here. Opportunities for post-docs can be found here.



UC Berkeley-Durham University (UK) Program

Travel Grants are available to help initial research conversations between faculty and lecturers from UC Berkeley and Durham University in the United Kingdom. Grants of between £1,000 and £2,000 are available. The deadline for applications is January 22nd. For more information on eligibility, please read the Guidance Note or contact Ms. Victoria Bainbridge at  victoria.bainbridge@durham.ac.uk. You can download an Application Form here.



Faculty Research Opportunities through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) invites its partner institutions, including UC Berkeley, to nominate faculty members for development opportunities at its partner institutions. Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center (including several cities in Europe) for up to one month. Associates will be invited to give one or two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses and to participate in the life of the Center. IES Abroad will provide transportation, a housing allowance and assistance with research contacts. More information and application forms can be found on the IES Abroad website.



Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin awards semester-long fellowships in Berlin to artists, historians, literary scholars, and writers, including UC Berkeley faculty. The highly coveted Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, partial board, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in Berlin-Wannsee. More information and application forms can be found on the American Academy website.



Bavaria-California Technology Cooperation Grants

BaCaTec—the Bavaria California Technology Center—supports co-operations between scientists in Bavaria and California, including UC Berkeley scholars, with seed funding for new joint research projects with up to 10.000 Euro. Research Projects are chosen twice a year. More Information can be found on the BaCaTec website.



Paris Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Paris Institute for Advanced Studies welcomes applications from UC Berkeley faculty in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months. The Paris IAS will host around twenty guest researchers, allowing them to work freely on the project of their choice. The researchers will benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute and have the opportunity to create contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris. More information and application forms can be found here.

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IES and UC Berkeley Grants, Fellowships and Prizes for Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

IES Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Academic Year – Graduate Students
Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot  be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise. Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish. Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply. Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program. Low priority is given to applicants for dissertation research abroad and to applicants who already possess native fluency in the target language. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.

Academic Year – Undergraduate Students
Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot  be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise. Eligible students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish. Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply. Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding. FLAS fellowships may be used to fund academic year study abroad pending approval of the study abroad program by the U.S. Department of Education. Contact Associate Director Akasemi Newsome for specifics if you wish to consider using an Academic Year FLAS for study abroad.

Summer – Graduate Students
Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Applications for summer study of other Northern, Western or Southern European languages are possible, pending approval of the language program by the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot  be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise. Students wishing to use an award for an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if a beginning language program in the target language is not available in the U.S. Summer FLAS for language study abroad requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary. Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish. Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply. Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program. Low priority is given to applicants for dissertation research abroad and to applicants who already possess native fluency in the target language. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.

Summer – Undergraduate students

Languages offered include Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, and Yiddish at the Intermediate or Advanced level. Applications for summer study of other Northern, Western or Southern European languages are possible, pending approval of the language program by the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have completed at least two semesters of study of the target language by the start of the fellowship. FLAS grants cannot  be awarded for beginning level language training. However, an exception might be made for the beginning level of a less commonly taught language (i.e. all European languages with the exception of French, German, Spanish and Italian) if a student has achieved advanced proficiency in another European language, and if the student can demonstrate that learning a second European language is required for his/her overall training and expertise. Students wishing to use an award for an overseas language program must be at the intermediate or advanced level of language proficiency, or at the beginning level if a beginning language program in the target language is not available in the U.S. Summer FLAS for language study abroad requires U.S. Department of Education approval of the instructional program and travel itinerary. Eligible graduate students in any discipline and department may apply for FLAS fellowships, including students in professional schools and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IES gives absolute priority to applications for its priority languages Portuguese and Turkish as well as for the less commonly taught languages Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Modern Greek, Irish Gaelic, Norwegian, Swedish, Welsh, and Yiddish. Students who are pursuing advanced level language proficiency German, French, Italian and Spanish can also apply. Priority is given to applications by students from under-represented groups (economically disadvantaged students, student parents, transfer students, students pursuing degrees in the professional schools and STEM fields) and applicants demonstrating likelihood of pursuing government service and/or pursuing Master’s degrees in a professional school or program. Low priority is given to applicants for dissertation research abroad and to applicants who already possess native fluency in the target language. Jury members look for commitment to the area and field when deciding on applications. Past FLAS recipients may apply for subsequent FLAS funding.

Deadline for all FLAS applications: February 1.

FLAS fellowships for Slavic languages and other Easter European languages are awarded through the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies . Students applying for fellowships for Turkish can also do so through the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

For more information, visit the following websites:
Academic Year Awards:
Announcement: http://grad.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/flas-academic-yr-announcement.pdf
Application: https://tango.berkeley.edu/applicant/app/start

Summer Awards:
Announcement: http://grad.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/flas-summer-announcement.pdf
Application: https://tango.berkeley.edu/applicant/app/start

or contact:

Akasemi Newsome
Associate Director, Institute of European Studies
207 Moses Hall
phone: 510.642-0210 (office)
fax: 510.643.3372 (office)
Email: akasemi@berkeley.edu

 


IES Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship

To honor the memory of history Professor Gerald D. Feldman — particularly his dedication to graduate students, the Institute for European Studies has established the Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Fellowship. In 1994, Gerald Feldman took over the UC Center for German and European Studies, a research center that served the ten campuses of the University of California and in 2000 the Center became part of the newly formed Institute of European Studies. Under his leadership from 1994 to 2006, both the Center and the Institute provided generous funding for students and faculty whose research focused on Europe. The creation of this Fellowship will help sustain the formidable legacy left by the Institute’s former Director.

This fellowship is in the amount of $3,500 and is open to students at UC Berkeley writing their dissertations on topics related to Europe and the European Union. Topics should focus on political, historical, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual issues, or public policy in contemporary Europe. Recipients must be advanced to candidacy. The fellowship may be used to supplement external grants. The requirements include a dissertation abstract, a report of not more than three pages on the status of the dissertation, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please use our online application form to apply for this grant. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1. For additional information, please contact ies@berkeley.edu.



IES Berkeley-Austria Pre-dissertation and Dissertation Fellowships

The Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation are pleased to announce a competition for a short-term Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Research Grant for graduate students in the Social Sciences (including Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology), and the Humanities at all UC Campuses. Preference will be given to projects with practical importance for economic, political, social, and cultural issues relevant to Austria and California and more broadly to Europe and the United States. This award will amount to $3000 - $5000 for visits of one to three months. Successful applicants will receive a temporary affiliation with the host institution in Austria. Applicants must be registered students at a University of California campus and will be expected to demonstrate how their proposed research is part of a broader course of study supervised by a member of faculty. Students will be expected to make their own travel and living arrangements. On their return, award-holders will be expected to submit a 500-word report to the Director of the Institute of European Studies. They should also present the Institute with a copy of the resulting paper.

Pre-dissertation application form

Disertation application form

The deadline for both applications is February 1. For additional information, please contact ies@berkeley.edu.



IES Berkeley-Cologne Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Research Awards

The Berkeley-Cologne Fund was established in 2013 by the University of California and University of Cologne in Germany to support scholarly collaboration and original research of the highest quality. Financial support is provided by the University of Cologne for UC Berkeley scholars seeking to do research in Cologne and scholars from the University of Cologne seeking to do research in Berkeley. Awards amount to EUR 1000 per month.

Short- and Long-Term Grants for Graduate Students
Open to Graduate Student Applicants from all disciplines on the UC Berkeley campus. Although all applications will be considered, students in the fields of Archaeology, History, Art History, Comparative Literature, and National Literatures of Europe are particularly encouraged. Students can apply to Short-term Grants (1-3 Months) and Long-term Grants (6-12 Months). Applicants must be registered students at the University of California, Berkeley. Their applications must include an application form, a brief cover letter stating the applicant’s research purpose in Cologne, a letter of recommendation by the Faculty Advisor, a description of not more than three pages describing the proposal, a cv and recent transcript. Students will be expected to make their own travel and living arrangements. Graduate students sent to Cologne must be covered by accident and sickness insurance plans per requirements from each institution. Graduate students who would like to register at Cologne as non-degree-seeking students must pay fee, which will cover accident insurance, access to gym facilities and free transportation in North-Rhine-Westphalia. Please use our online application form to apply for this award. The deadline for submitting the application is February 1. For additional information, please contact ies@berkeley.edu.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
The Berkeley-Cologne Fund also offers one post-doctoral fellowship for a six-month research stay in Cologne. Competition for this Fellowship is open to post-doctoral students in any field of study, but especially in Archaeology, History, Art History, Comparative Literature, and National Literatures of Europe.  The successful applicant will be awarded a stipend of EUR 1840 per month. Applications must include the application form, a brief cover letter stating the applicant’s research purpose in Cologne, letters of nomination by three UC Berkeley Faculty members, a description of not more than three pages describing the proposal, and a CV. Please use our online application form to apply for this award. The deadline for submitting the application is February 1. For additional information, please contact ies@berkeley.edu.



IES Berkeley ? Viadrina/Berlin Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Fellowships

European University Viadrina is pleased to announce two scholarship possibilities for UC Berkeley Graduate students wishing to explore dissertation research opportunities in the Berlin area and western Poland. The successful candidates will be based at Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder), located near Berlin (one hour commute), on the German-Polish border. Viadrina University is a relatively small university with an excellent student-teacher ratio and a broad range of research and courses in the social sciences and liberal arts (“Kulturwissenschaften”) as well as law and business administration. The university stands out among German universities due to its specific focus on the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, the history and literature in the region, the research focus on international migration and xenophobia, and the changing role of borders and orders in a multidisciplinary way (see research center “B/Orders in Motion”; https://www.borders-in-motion.de/) --  all within the framework of an international research network covering both the EU and the US. Students have full access to all university facilities in Berlin and Brandenburg (i.e. Free University Berlin, Technical University Berlin, Humboldt University, University of Potsdam et al.). Depending on availability and dates of travel, Viadrina offers the successful Berkeley candidates a monthly stipend of EUR 360 per month for up to 5 months and free guest housing. Applicants need to add to their application letter an invitation letter by a Viadrina research supervisor, with indication of the duration of their stay. For additional information, please contact project coordinator Rebekka Manke at ipid-programm@europa-uni.de. Contact persons at Viadrina University are Prof. Michael Minkenberg and Sina Raddatz at raddatz@europa-uni.de. For additional information on the UC Berkeley-Viadrina cooperation, please contact Gia White at (510) 642-4555 or at gia@berkeley.edu.



IES Berkeley ? Greifswald Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships

The University of Greifswald is situated in the Baltic Sea Area, about 2-3 hours from Berlin and Hamburg, Szczecin in Poland and the Danish capital Copenhagen. The University has strong scientific cooperation with partner universities in Northern and Eastern Europe as well as Russia. Cultures of the Baltic Sea Region are one main focus in research and teaching, especially within the Faculty of Arts. The Interdisciplinary Research Training Group “Baltic Borderlands” (www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html) brings together PhD candidates from a multitude of disciplines and countries. Students can study all languages of the Baltic Region or concentrate on this area in the fields of Political Sciences and History. This provides students interested in learning Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian a great opportunity to learn three European languages that are not offered on the Berkeley campus. The University of Greifswald furthermore has strong research capacities in the Life sciences (Community Medicine, Environmental Changes, Plasmaphysic, Proteom…) as well as Law and Business. Some of these courses are offered in English, others in German. For additional information, please see http://www.uni-greifswald.de/internationalisation/worldwide-exchange/incoming-students.html?L=1 or contact hochschulaustausch@uni-greifswald.de

The partnership between UC Berkeley and the University of Greifswald was established in 2006. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Greifswald is pleased to announce offer new scholarship opportunities for Berkeley students. The University of Greifswald offers: Short-term (1-3 months) and long-term (5-10 months) grants to qualified Berkeley students. Undergraduate students will receive 550 Euro per month, graduate students will receive 650 Euro per month. Selected students will need to provide proof of travel (health) insurance to Greifswald University.

Students applying for these grants should explain in their application letter if they wish to apply for:

  1. Regular semester courses (April-early July and/or October-early February). Students who apply for courses taught in German are expected to have solid knowledge of the German language. Students who exclusively apply for courses taught in English do not need to have previous knowledge of German but are encouraged to participate in the intensive German language courses (2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester) free of charge.
  2. The University of Greifswald’s Summerschool “Greifswald Summer”, 2-8 weeks in August or September. This course combines German language classes on 2+ different levels and workshops with an extensive program of cultural events and excursions. For more see http://www.uni-greifswald.de/internationalisation/ausschreibungen/summerschool2015/print.html?no_cache=1&L=1
  3. Graduate students can apply for option 1) and 2) but can also come to Greifswald for research purposes only. Those students need to add to their application an invitation letter by their Greifswald research supervisor, with indication of the duration of their stay.

Application form

The deadline for applications is February 1. For additional information, please contact ies@berkeley.edu.


IES Center for British Studies Pre-Dissertation Grant

The Center for British Studies is pleased to award a grant of $3,500 to second or third year UC Berkeley graduate students before their qualifying exam to travel to Great Britain to conduct research and develop contacts that will help them prepare a dissertation proposal. The application deadline is February 1. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Center for British Studies.



IES Center for British Studies Dissertation Research Grant

The Center for British Studies is pleased to award a grant of $3,500 to UC Berkeley 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. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Center for British Studies.



IES Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize

The Center for British Studies is pleased to award a prize of $600 for the best research paper on a British Studies topic by a UC Berkeley graduate student prior to advancing to candidacy. Papers must be nominated by a faculty member by May 31. Please send a copy of the paper along with the nomination by email to ctrbs@berkeley.edu.



IES Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize

The Center for British Studies is pleased to award a prize of $400 for the best paper on a British Studies topic written by a UC Berkeley undergraduate in the senior year. Papers must be nominated by a faculty member by May 31. Please send a copy of the paper along with the nomination by email to ctrbs@berkeley.edu.



IES Portuguese Studies Program Pinto/Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships

The Portuguese Studies Program at UC Berkeley offers fellowships to doctoral students embarking on dissertations focused on Portugal and administers scholarships and fellowships for study at UC Berkeley to students of Portuguese descent. Fellowships and fellowships are supported by the Pinto-Fialon Fund. Read more about philanthropists Arthur Ferreira Pinto and Annette Fialon.

Pinto/Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships
The Pinto/Fialon Scholarships (undergraduate) and Fellowships (graduate) are open to Portuguese-American and Portuguese students at UC Berkeley (Portuguese-American students are defined as having at least one Portuguese grandparent.) To be eligible for Pinto/Fialon support, applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form (available at any Financial Aid Office) so that their financial need may be determined; continuing students should have already received the FAFSA renewal applications. International students are not required to complete this form. The application deadline is May 15th of each year (or the following Monday when the 15th falls on a weekend). Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Portuguese Studies Program.

Multi-Year Fellowships for New Graduate Students
Students entering full-time in regular graduate degree programs at UC Berkeley who are Portuguese (defined as Portuguese citizens) or of Portuguese descent (defined as having at least one Portuguese grandparent) are eligible. Students must be accepted into a regular Ph.D. or Master’s degree program through the regular competitive application process to be eligible. The application deadline is the last Friday in February or first Monday of March of each year. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Portuguese Studies Program.

Student Research/Language Study Awards
These awards support travel to Portugal for research leading to a degree, and for attendance at language and language/culture institute summer programs. Travel may be supported to other destinations directly related to research on Portuguese topics, such as travel within North America to conduct research on Portuguese immigrant communities. These grants are open (on a competitive basis) to all full-time Berkeley students, graduate and undergraduate. Certain funding sources are available only to students of Portuguese descent, but any student, regardless of origin, is eligible to receive a PSP Research/Language Study Award. Fluency in Portuguese is not required, but preference is given to students who are making progress in a course of study in Portuguese if they are not native speakers. The application deadline is February 23. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the website of the Portuguese Studies Program.


Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union in Cooperation with IES

The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students. Envisioned as an intercampus undergraduate seminar, the participating campuses simultaneously offer courses on the issues relevant in Europe today, integrating the conference with the student’s curriculum to encourage student initiated research and presentations. Having completed individual projects, students from each participating institution, including UC Berkeley/IES, and faculty panel discussants will gather for an interactive conference focusing on European issues and student research. Students will present and discuss their research in a panel format, each panel being composed of three to five students. Each presentation will be followed by questions and a discussion moderated by a faculty discussant. The conference will include a keynote address. At the conclusion of the conference, faculty participants will nominate and select the “best papers” of the conference. Selected papers will be published in a special volume of conference proceedings. In addition, the EU Center of California and its partner institutions will be offering awards for top papers with study tours to Europe over the summer. Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Students can obtain compensation for travel and accommodation costs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scripps College European Union Center website.


European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

Since IES is member of the Council for European Studies, Berkeley students can apply to the CES European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize. This prize is designed to encourage interest in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. Thus, the European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Two prizes are awarded, one for a paper in the Humanities and one for a paper in the Social Sciences. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in the European Studies Newsletter and on the Council’s social media sites. In addition, those prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration waiver for any conference in the three years following their award. Application forms can be downloaded here.



UC Berkeley-Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich Program for the Humanities

Under the general agreement of cooperation between the University of California, Berkeley and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich from August 2007, the two universities have established a joint program to pursue innovative, collaborative research in the Humanities. The cooperation supports the exchange of faculty members and post-docs in the fields of the humanities. More information and application forms can be found on the LMU website.



UC Berkeley - Max Kade Summer German Language Study Travel Fellowships

Through generous support from the Max Kade Foundation, the UC Berkeley German Department offers financial support to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a German course and/or majoring or minoring in German. The Max Kade Travel Fellowship ($ 1,000 each) are awarded to support travel to Berlin for participation in a summer German language course at the Freie Universität Berlin Summer University (FUBiS), either individually or through UC EAP. Submit your application with proof of summer enrollment at FUBiS or UC EAP to the Department of German,Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer, 5311 Dwinelle, Berkeley CA  94720.



Georges Lurcy Fellowship for Study in France

This fellowship is for advanced Ph.D. students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and whose research topic is unique to France and can only be pursued in that country. The fellowship provides a stipend (currently $25,300) to cover educational fees, necessary travel, and living expenses while in France. Students must be enrolled at UC Berkeley or at an educational institution in France during the tenure of the fellowship. Interested students should submit their application materials to the Graduate Fellowships Office (318 Sproul Hall) by the deadline. One UC Berkeley graduate student is nominated for this fellowship each year.



UC Berkeley - Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Exchange Program

Four fellowships of 2,500 Euros will be awarded to UC Berkeley PhD students to support the framework of their doctoral dissertation preparation. These fellowships will help alleviate the costs of a short-term research stay at the Universit? Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium.The application should be received by the VSPA Program office by February 1. The applicant should seek out a faculty sponsor at ULB to mentor your research experience. Please submit the following to vspa@berkeley.edu: Résum? of the PhD student applicant; Description of the research project; An invitation letter from of the ULB faculty sponsor; Proposed beginning and ending dates of your research stay at ULB.


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Other Grants and Fellowships for Study, Research and Internships in Europe

IES not only encourages UC Berkeley students to apply to its own fellowships and grants but also to consider other options for funding to study and do research in Europe. The following list provides a selection of these options. IES does not assume responsibility for these fellowships, internships and grants. All questions should be dealt with directly with the grant-awarding organizations. For information and grants and fellowships for Eastern European countries, students should contact the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.



European Parliament Liaison Office with US Congress: Student Internship

The European Parliament invites college graduates (US citizens only) to apply for a full-time internship in its Washington, DC office from mid-September to mid-December, with the possibility of a two month extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. Candidates are not required to be currently enrolled in school to be considered for the internship. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UP Liaison Office website.



Postdoctoral-Junior Teaching and Research Award in European Union Studies

The selected candidate will spend nine months at the European University Institute in Florence, focusing on developing professional skills such as teaching, academic writing and publishing, and job market presentation within the field of EU studies. This award is open to early career scholars (within five years of receiving their terminal degree), and it is open to academics only. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the disciplines of Area Studies, Economics, History (non-U.S.), Law, Political Science, or Sociology are preferred. The selected candidate will have close contact with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, which is devoted to interdisciplinary, comparative, and policy research on the major issues of the European integration process, and the Max Weber Programme (MWP), currently the largest international postdoctoral training program in the social sciences. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the CIES website.



Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens holding a B.A. degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Provides round-trip travel, tuition, books, and stipend for one academic year. Approximately 1,300 awards are available for study in over 140 countries, including European countries. Applies to course work, master’s or dissertation research. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website.



The Fulbright-Schuman Program

The Schuman program funds grants for Americans to travel to one or more EU countries to engage in projects of interest to U.S.-EU relations. Grants are for six to nine months and applicants can propose research/study in one to three countries. For proposals to multiple countries, a minimum period of three months is required in each EU member state. Applicants may propose brief trips to other EU member states to pursue grant-related research. Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy). Proposals may address topics such as internal and external security, peace-keeping, the EU and NATO, justice and home affairs, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, and EU enlargement. This list of topics is indicative, not exhaustive. Arts, sciences, and humanities may also be fertile ground for Schuman projects if their focus is of importance to U.S.-EU relations. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here and here.



Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The program is divided in two sections: The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health and the Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D., they do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Chateaubriand Fellowship website.



Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture

This fellowship provides a stipend of at least $10,000 for a minimum of six months of study in France. Phi Beta Kappa also covers a single round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependents. The purpose of the award is to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States. Deadline: January 15. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley French Studies website.



Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship program in January 1999 to support French centers of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and Ph.D. courses.
Deadline: January 9. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Campusfrance website.



Benjamin Franklin Travel Grants for Undergraduate Students

The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant targets outstanding Sophomore, Junior & Senior students who have a specific academic or professional project that they want to accomplish in France (studies, internship, specific visits?) and who are enrolled in an American university in a double major including one major in French. Benjamin Franklin fellows are selected through a merit-based competition by a selection committee. Information sheets and applications forms can be found on the French Culture website.



Scholarships for International Students at French Universities

Specific universities in France offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be found on the Scholarships for Development website.



The Ecole Normale Superieure Scholarships

The Ecole normale superieure (ENS) International Selection, as its name implies, is open to foreign students only. Each year 25 students divided evenly between Sciences and Humanities are allocated a scholarship to prepare the ENS Diploma during a 2 or 3 years stay. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ENS website. The ENS in Lyon also offers scholarships for excellent international students to enroll in its Masters programs in the Exact Sciences, the Arts, and Human and Social Sciences (excluding Professional Masters in teaching).Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ENS Lyon website.



University of Ile-de-France Scholarships

The University of Ile-de-France provides funding toward foreign students for its Master Program. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Ile-de-France website.



IDEX Paris-Saclay Scholarships

The IDEX Paris-Saclay International Scholarship Program is aimed at international students who have a proven high academic level, who are currently studying or have studied and obtained their latest diploma outside of France, and who aspire to a career in the research and/or high education fields. This program is aimed at students wishing to apply for a first year or second year of Master in order to follow or pursue a research oriented training in one of Centrale Paris departments. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ECP website.



Emile Boutmy Scholarship

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy scholarship after the founder of Sciences Po (1871) in order to welcome the very best international students from outside of the European Union. Eligible students are those, first time applicants, from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master's program. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Science Po website.



HEC Paris MBA Scholarship

Admitted students to the HEC Paris MBA program have the opportunity to apply to different scholarships to the program. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the HEC website.



The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship for French and Greek

The annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature. Candidates must be unmarried women 25 to 35 years of age who have demonstrated their ability to carry on original research. They must hold a doctorate or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, and they must be planning to devote full-time work to research during the fellowship year. Information sheets and application forms can be found on the PHI BETA KAPPA website.



Anna C. & Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship for Greece

Fellowship to support studies undertaken at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece for no more than a year. Applicant must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have received a Ph.D within five years of application. Information sheets and application forms can be found on the Archeological Institute of America website.



Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

For travel and study to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. Preference will be given to projects of at least a half-year’s duration. The award is to be used for travel and study in Greece (the modern state), Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, southern Italy (that is, the Italian provinces of Campania, Molise, Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria), Asia Minor (Turkey) or Mesopotamia (that is, the territory between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, that is modern Iraq and parts of northern Syria and eastern Turkey). Information sheets and application forms can be found on the Archeological Institute of America website.



Greek Government Scholarships

Applications are invited for Greek Government scholarships available for foreign citizens. Up to 55 Greek Government Scholarships will be awarded (scholarship granted per country will vary). Scholarships will be awarded for undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Superior Educational Institutes or a research project in Superior Educational Institutes or Research Centers of Greece as well as a summer seminar in Greek Language and Culture. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Greek Government Scholarships website.



British Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship program which offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. The program provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university. Deadline: November 15. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Chevening website.



Newton International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowships support early stage postdoctoral researchers in the fields of physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities for two years at a research institution in the United Kingdom. The fellowship is run by the British Academy and Royal Society and requires a research project with a UK sponsor. Further information and directions to apply can be found on the Newton website.


Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships

Science, math, and engineering scholarships for U.S. citizens for one year of graduate work at Cambridge University, UK. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Winston Churchill Foundation website.



Scholarships for International Students at British Universities

Specific universities in Great Britain offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Sydney Ehrman Fellowship

Open to undergraduate seniors and graduate students in any field of study at Berkeley as well as students who hold a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and wish to study at Kings College in Cambridge. Students who receive the fellowship must provide evidence that they will attend Kings College before leaving in the fall. Students must apply separately to Kings College for admission. This is not a campus exchange program. Winners will receive a stipend in the amount of $10,000 per term.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in the United Kingdom

The U.K. offers two different types of awards for post-BA research or coursework: The Partnership Award and The Open Award. Candidates may undertake a graduate degree at the institutions listed in the UK Partnership Award category, as long their proposal falls within the parameters of the award. If a candidate’s project does not align with any of the specific partnership awards, they may apply for post-BA research or coursework via The Open Award. Students should use their discretion when applying because the Open Award only offers 2 grants whereas the Partnership Award affords 48 grants. A third option is the Fulbright/Diamond Family Foundation Award which would allow the recipient to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or Ph.D. degree program) in Public Administration, Public Health, Law or Medical Sciences at any accredited higher education institution in the UK. More information can be found here.



Irish Research Council Scholarships for International Students

These scholarships are intended to support suitably qualified Research Master’s and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline, based in an Irish HEI.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Irish Research Council website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Ireland

One Fulbright grant is available each year for study or research at any Irish institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other grants: The Dublin City University Taught Master's Program, The University College Dublin Taught Master's Program, The University College Cork Taught Master's in Creative Writing, The University Masters in Creative Process Award, The University College Cork Masters in Irish Writing & Film Award, The Research Grant in Irish Language, and The National University of Ireland Galway Award for Archival Research. More information can be found here.



Berlin Program Fellowship for Advanced German and European Studies

The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. The program supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph. Information and forms for the next fellowship competition will be available annually in the early Fall here.



DAAD Scholarships

The DAAD is a joint organization of Germany’s higher education institutions and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and researchers. The DAAD scholarship database contains scholarship and funding opportunities for foreign students, graduate students and scientists who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programs offered by a wide variety of institutions. A detailed list with information in German on the DAAD program can be found here. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website.



Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Humboldt Research website.



Scholarships for International Students at German Universities

Specific universities in Germany offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Program

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students who can participate after receiving their degrees. Students in the fields of agriculture, business, STEM, and vocational fields are especially encouraged to apply. The program is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found here.



Ruhr Fellowship for Undergraduates

The Ruhr Fellowship Program connects highly motivated undergraduate students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany’s “Cradle of Industry”, the Ruhr Area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities and research institutes. Students must be currently enrolled in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in an engineering, science or business degree program at one of the following participating universities: University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley. In the Summer program, students will be able to participate in a one-month intercultural and language immersion program at the university level followed by a one-month internship with one of Germany’s leading companies located in the Ruhr Area. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the UA Ruhr website.



International Parliamentary Scholarships

The German Bundestag, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, invites students to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship to spend five months in Berlin. The IPS program is aimed at highly qualified young men and women who are interested in politics and who wish to play an active and responsible role in shaping the democratic future of their country. The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. The scholarship-winners are chosen by the German Bundestag’s independent selection panel. Requirements are a university degree, very good knowledge of German and under the age of 30 at the start of the scholarship. Scholarships include 450 euros per month, free accommodation and insurance and travel expenses. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the IPS website.



German-American Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL)

The German American Chamber of Commerce organizes a yearly Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL). TAP-YTL is funded in-part by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and operates under the patronage of the German Ambassador to the United States. Since 2002, the Transatlantic Program has brought over 260 promising US students and young professionals to Germany for in-depth, content-driven encounters with experts in their field. Participants engage rising stars of the German start-up community, visit leading research institutions and tech incubators, and personally interact with engineers, public officials, and entrepreneurs driving the next generation of disruptive digital technology. Structured intercultural communications training is integrated into the program and assists the Young Technology Leaders in building international networks and advancing their careers. More information, including the online application form, is available on the TAP-YTL website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Germany

75 Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any German institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other grants: Five Study/Research Grants for Beginning Professional Journalists, 140 English Teaching Assistantships (more than any other country), and one Travel Grant may be used to supplement other grants to Germany, awards from other sources that do not cover travel expenses, or personal funds. More information can be found here.



Austrian Government Scholarships for International Students

Austria offers a variety of scholarships. Applicants are recommended to make use of scholarships specifically designed for their studies. Only applications from eligible applicants sufficiently documented and submitted in time will be considered. Applications are ranked according to qualification of applicants, reasoning for studying in Austria, usefulness for applicant’s current studies, availability of research facilities in Austria. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the OeAD website.



US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria

The purpose of this program is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from the US into the classrooms of high schools all over Austria. The selected candidates are assigned to one or two Austrian high schools and required to assist teachers of English in classroom instruction for 13 hours per week as employees of the provincial school boards in Austria. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the USTA website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Austria

One Fulbright grant is available each year for study or research at any Austrian institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other grants: 12 Combined Grants that combine research and teaching assistantships, The Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) in Vienna that is offered to a PhD candidate in cultural studies, The Austrian-Hungarian Joint Research/Study Grant that provides graduate students in the arts, and Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences the opportunity to conduct research on topics of regional or bilateral relevance in collaboration with Austrian and Hungarian specialists, The Austrian-American Educational Commission that offers up to four Community-Based Combined grants to facilitate community service, internships, capacity-building and other community-based projects. More information can be found here.



Swiss Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the SERI website.



The Friends of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation Scholarships

Researchers with a well-established project can spend one to two months at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation in Switzerland, offering both archival access and interaction with other scholars, with funding from the The Friends of the Zurich James Joyce Foundation. Instructions to apply can be found on the Joyce Foundation website.


Scholarships for International Students at Swiss Universities

Specific universities in Switzerland offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Switzerland

Ten grants to pursue independent research projects or taught Master's programs that build on previous academic work or assist with future academic study are available through Fulbright. A distinctly outlined research project or justification for post-graduate work is required as well as strong leadership skills and academic excellence. Grants are 9?10 months depending on the academic year and begin in August or September. More information can be found here.



ETH Zurich Grants

The ETH Zurich supports excellent students wishing to pursue a Master’s degree at ETH with two scholarship programs. The scholarship programs are open to excellent students both from the ETH and from other universities (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ETH website.



University of Lausanne Grants

To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the University of Lausanne website.



Scholarships for International Students at Italian Universities

Specific universities in Italy offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Italian Foreign Ministry Scholarships

The Italian Foreign Ministry provides government scholarships for foreign and IRE (Italian citizens resident abroad) students. Scholarships can be awarded only for study/research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system. The scholarships are available for all university degree courses, undergraduate and postgraduate. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ESTERI website.



University of Bologna Grants

The University of Bologna offers study grants to international students who wish to register for First Cycle, Second Cycle or Single Cycle Degree Programs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the University of Bologna website.



Universit? Bocconi Grants

Universit? Bocconi offers need-based scholarships to international first year Bocconi Master of Science Program applicants. The Bocconi Scholarship for International Students includes a full tuition waiver. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Universit? Bocconi website.



Politecnico di Milano Grants

Every year the Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science program. The Politecnico di Milano operates 3 scholarship schemes, which provide financial support for full-time Non EU and EU students enrolled in our "Laurea Magistrale" (equivalent to Master of Science) programs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Politicnico di Milano website.



Politecnico di Torino Grants

The Politecnico di Torino provides a number of scholarships to international students in graduate studies. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Politecnico di Torino website.



Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Grants

The Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore provides a flat tuition fee for a select group of Non-EU citizens residing outside the European Union and associated states. However, this amount can be discounted if candidates request the “UCSC International Scholarship? while filling out the online application. The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Universit? Cattolica in order to foster the access of international students to the degree programs. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website.



Universita Degli Studi Di Padova Grants

The Universita Degli Studi Di Padova finances a select group of low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have an excellent academic record. The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation and meals at the University canteens. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Universita Degli Studi di Padova website.



Scuola Normale Superiore Scholarships

The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) offers 86 posts for PhD courses. All winners will receive scholarships and further funding for their study and research activities; course enrolment and attendance are free of charge. For each PhD course, one post is reserved for students who have attained the qualification valid for application to the call in universities in other countries. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scuola Normale Superiore website.



Grants and Fellowships in Nordic Countries

The American Scandinavian foundation offers grants and fellowships for studies, research or art projects in Scandinavian countries for up to one year. To apply one must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have finished an undergraduate degree. More information can be found here. For more on grants and fellowships in Nordic countries, see also Norden, Top-Universities and College Scholarships.



Study in Sweden

This Sweden specific website provides a list of many scholarship opportunities, country specific and general, for pursuing higher education in Sweden. It also includes useful information about Swedish universities, application procedures and much more. More information can be found here.



SWEA International Scholarship for Sweden

Scholarships will be awarded to a well merited doctoral candidate in Swedish language, literature and area studies. It is specifically directed towards candidates who are well into the process of writing their dissertation. The scholar must be residing permanently outside Sweden and be studying at a non-Swedish university. One annual fellowship in the amount of $7,500 is awarded by SWEA San Francisco. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Swea San Francisco website.



Scholarships for International Students at Swedish Universities

Specific universities in Sweden offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Gudrun Gytel Fund Scholarships for Denmark

The Gudrun Gytel Fund was established in 1998 in order to provide qualified American university students with the opportunity to further their knowledge of Danish culture, history, language, literature, politics and society. The scholarship supports semester or academic year-long study at recognized Danish institutions of higher education in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as in architecture, engineering, technology and related fields.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from here.



Danish Scholarships for International Students

A number of scholarships are offered each year by the Danish Government to fund students from countries outside of Europe. The scholarships can be awarded for a full degree higher education program. The government scholarship consists of two parts and can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards living costs.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Denmark website.



Scholarships for International Students at Danish Universities

Specific universities in Denmark offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Finnish Government Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships that you can apply from Finland include CIMO scholarship programs for Doctoral level studies and research at Finnish universities.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Finland website.



The Finlandia Foundation

The Finlandia Foundation offers an annual grant for cultural projects related to Finnish-American and Finnish history, heritage, arts and culture. It also offers annual scholarships to Finnish and American citizens for undergraduate and graduate programs of all disciplines. For more information, click here and here.



Scholarships at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships for studies in Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. The scholarship program is administrated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Árni Magnússon Institute website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Iceland

Two grants to pursue an independent research project or taught Master's program at any Luxembourgish institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers two English Teaching Assistantships. Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week and may be able to take limited courses. Preference is given to candidates who plan careers in teaching French, German, or Luxembourgish. More information can be found here.



B.A.E.F. Fellowships for Graduate Study in Belgium

The Belgian American Educational Foundation encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning. The B.A.E.F. awards up to nine fellowships each carrying a stipend of $26,000 for one year. If the fellow chooses to remain less than the full 12 months, the stipend will be prorated accordingly. The fellowship period must be at least 6 months. In addition to the stipend, the Foundation will provide health insurance. No other supplements can be expected. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must either be registered in a graduate program towards a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the United States, or register in a graduate program in Belgium (Master’s or Ph.D) in Belgium, or hold a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Preference is given to applicants under the age of 30. Knowledge of Dutch, French, or German is optional. Applicants should make their own arrangements to register or affiliate with a Belgian University or research institution. B.A.E.F. Fellows must reside in Belgium during the tenure of their fellowship. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the BAEF website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Belgium

Four Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any Belgian institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers other awards: the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant that places one American student with proficiency in Dutch in a Flemish university for nine months to teach English conversation and American culture. This is the world’s only Fulbright ETA position in a Dutch-language environment. The University of Antwerp Fulbright Grant that allows up to three PhD students to spend six months at the University of Antwerp. Candidates in all fields are welcome to apply. The Ghent University Fulbright Grant that allows one PhD or master's student to spend six to nine months at Ghent University. And the Leuven University grant for the Master in European Studies. Candidates in all fields are welcome to apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here and here.



Rubenianum Fund Fellowships

The Rubenianum promotes and facilitates the study of the work of Peter Paul Rubens in particular and that of his Antwerp predecessors, contemporaries and followers in general. Students whose dissertations will benefit maximally from further collection, library, and archival holdings in Antwerp and Belgium are strongly encouraged to apply. Dutch language skills increase eligibility for the program. Fellows will receive a stipend of $26,000. The Rubenianum will provide office space and access to its specialized art history library and photographic documentation. The Fellow will work closely with Rubenianum staff and will be encouraged to engage in current projects and in the research culture of the institute. The Fellow will attend conferences, symposia, and lectures at the Rubenianum and introductions will be provided to other research institutes in Antwerp and beyond. The Fellow is expected to take part in interuniversity seminars in Leuven (KU Leuven) and Ghent (U Gent) and will give a public Rubenianum Lecture. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Rubenianum website.



Scholarships for International Students at Belgian Universities

Specific universities in Belgium offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Scholarships for International Students at Universities in the Dutch-Speaking Part of Belgium

Specific universities in the Dutch-Speaking part of Belgium (Flanders and Brussels) offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Study in Flanders website.



Scholarships for International Students at Universities in the French-Speaking Part of Belgium

Specific universities in French-Speaking part of Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from here.



NUFFIC Scholarships for Research and Study in the Netherlands

The Dutch government offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the NUFFIC website.



Scholarships for International Students at Dutch Universities

Specific universities in the Netherlands offer scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Scholarships for Development website.



Mauritshuis Fellowship

This fellowship offers grants in the field of art history to support an academic project devoted to the study of Dutch and Flemish art from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Topics relevant to the history and collection of the Mauritshuis and travel to the Netherlands are preferred. Preference goes to subjects devoted to paintings and drawings, then sculpture, prints and applied arts. Applicants must hold a B.A. in art history and be working toward a Ph.D. at an American or Canadian University. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the financial requirements and merits of the project. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the CAA website.



NAF Scholarships for Study and Research in the Netherlands

A primary source of educational funding for U.S. students in the Netherlands and Dutch students in the United States, the NAF offers several programs for which either students or institutions can apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the NAF website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in the Netherlands

Eight Fulbright grants are available each year for study or research at any Dutch institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers several other awards linked to specific Dutch universities: the University of Maastricht, the VU Amsterdam, the Radboud University, the TU Delft and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Fulbright website here.



Roosevelt Study Center Research Grants

Every year the RSC offers around ten research grants for European scholars and students to visit the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands. This fulfills one of the Center’s key functions: to act as a major depository of materials on U.S. history on this side of the Atlantic. European scholars at all stages in their careers (Masters and Ph.D. students as well as scholars preparing a publication) are invited to apply. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the RSC website.



Fellowships in Dutch Maritime History at the Scheepvaartmuseum

The Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam offers Fellowships for research in Dutch maritime history. Suitable candidates should master the Dutch language. Fellows are expected to be present in the museum part of their time, be temporarily members of the academic museum staff and be willing to actively participate in meetings with the museum curators. On completion of their fellowship at the museum candidates are requested to give a public lecture in which the research results are presented. Moreover, candidates need to prepare and publish an article. For more information, click here.



Juynboll Fellowship

The Juynboll Fellowship enables one or two scholars to study the Arabic and Islam special collections of Leiden University Libraries. For more information, click here.



Van de Sande Fellowship

The Van de Sande Fellow conducts research in the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries, preferably in one of the areas of interest of the Van de Sande Foundation: the history of pharmacy, botany, medicine. In exceptional cases the fellowship is also available to researchers in the field of Italian language and culture, in particular research that focuses on Dante Alighieri. For more information, click here.



Scaliger Fellowship

Annually, the Scaliger Insitute places a number of research scholarships at the disposal of researchers from the Netherlands and abroad, who want to research (a part of) the Special Collections of the Leiden University Library. For more information, click here.



Brill Fellowship

Since 2006, publishing house Brill in Leiden has sponsored the appointment of so-called 'Brill Fellows'. The Brill Fellow researches items in the department Special Collections of Leiden University; as much as possible, this research is based on any of the specific publishing areas of publishing house Brill in the Humanities. For more information, click here.



Elsevier Fellowship

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, and the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Libraries have founded a three-year fellowship program. This program will enable international rare books and humanities scholars to study 16th -18th century scientific scholarship and publishing. For more information, click here.



FNR Scholarships for Study and Research in Luxembourg

The Luxembourg National Research Center FNR offers scholarships for study and research in Luxembourg. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FNR website.



Fulbright Fellowships for Research and Teaching in Luxembourg

Two grants to pursue an independent research project or taught Master's program at any Luxembourgish institution, but in addition, Fulbright also offers two English Teaching Assistantships. Assistants teach approximately 12 hours per week and may be able to take limited courses. Preference is given to candidates who plan careers in teaching French, German, or Luxembourgish. More information can be found here.



Spanish Government Scholarships for International Students

These scholarships are implemented by AECID for foreigners pursuing Master’s and Doctoral Studies (both under the plan as old as the European Higher Education Area) and Research in Spanish universities and their affiliated centers and other agencies.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the AECI website.



Camões Institute Scholarships for Portugal

The Instituto Camões is the Portuguese implementing agency for external cultural and educational policy. It operates under the responsibility of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs but has administrative autonomy. Its purpose is to promote Portuguese culture and language abroad. Its main areas are the promotion of Portuguese culture and teaching of Portuguese culture and language at University level and the negotiation of Cultural Agreements with third countries in the areas of education, science, culture, sports youth and mass media, in coordination with the competent Ministries.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the IC website.



Luso-American Foundation Scholarships for Portugal

The Study in Portugal Network is an academic study abroad program for university students from North America and also students of Portuguese descent. Its main goal is to increase the percentage of North American students that choose Portugal as their academic destination.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FLAD website.


Mobility Fund FLAD ? UAzores “Crossing the Atlantic?

The Fundação Luso-Americana and the University of the Azores (UAc) signed a new protocol governing the mobility funds that FLAD provides to promote travel between the UAc and US universities, including UC Berkeley. Faculty, researchers and/or students (undergrad or grad) are eligible to participate. There will be two calls each year, and notifications will be sent out shortly after the call ends. Information on grants and application forms can be found at the FLAD website.



Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Research Scholarships for Portugal

These scholarships aim at supporting the research carried out, in Portugal, by foreign individuals, within the framework of a doctoral or for the publication of a book on Portuguese culture, in the following areas: Literature, History, History of Art, Political Science.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Gulbenkian website.



Portuguese Government Scholarships for International Students

Through competitive calls FCT grants and administers, directly or indirectly, in cooperation with other agencies, PhD studentships and several types of fellowships according to the applicable Regulations.
Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the FCT website.



Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

The Summer School takes place at several cultural institutions in Lisbon and gathers doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world. In the morning there are lectures and classes by invited keynote speakers. In the afternoon, participants will be divided into groups (according to their topics) which will function as paper sessions with one permanent chair and two rotating respondents per group. Participants are requested to send their papers two weeks in advance (date to be announced) in order to be circulated amongst chairs and students. Due to a partnership with FLAD – Luso-American Foundation for Development, the Summer School will provide travel and accommodation grants for American citizens or citizens with professional residency in the USA. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Summer School website.



Maltese Government Scholarships for International Students

The Maltese government offers scholarships for international students. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the MGSS website.



Türkiye Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Türkiye Scholarships Postgraduate Programs are government funded programs for successful international students from all over the world for postgraduate studies in Turkey. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Türkiye Scholarships website.



ARIT Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language Study

The American Research Institute in Turkey offers scholarships for an intensive summer program that is the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the ARIT website.

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