The Center for Portuguese Studies 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.
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.
Application deadline is May 15.
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 multi-year fellowships are offered on alternative years only (odd-numbered years).
Students apply for this fellowship directly with the Graduate Division. Application deadline is First Week of February of each odd-numbered year.