The program's goals are various and interlocking:
To strengthen scientific, academic and cultural ties between the Berkeley campus, northern California and Portugal, the CPS works with Portugal and its representatives in the U.S., various California and Portuguese institutions of higher learning, and a number of Portuguese-American organizations. PSP offers fellowships to doctoral students whose research concerns Portugal, and administers scholarships and fellowships for study at UC Berkeley to undergraduate and graduate students of Portuguese descent.
CPS is funded by the generous donations of several Institutions and individuals who value the continuarion of research and programing related to Portugal, Portuguese Language, and the Portuguese Speaking World.
The Center for Portuguese Studies houses the following Programs: