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I. Grants & Fellowships offered by IES

Please click on the links below for more information about the grants, fellowships and awards that are annually offered by the Institute of European Studies and its affiliated programs and centers. These grants offer support to UC Berkeley faculty, lecturers, graduate students and undergraduate students for research in and about Europe, language study, and the organization of conferences, lectures and events. Most IES fellowships are open to students from all disciplines on the UC Berkeley campus. We encourage students to consider applying for more than one of our grants and fellowships. With questions, contact ies@berkeley.edu

 

Faculty and Lecturers

Grant Opportunity

Deadline

Details

Foreign Language Teacher Travel Grants

May 24 (Spring) November 30 (Fall)

  • For UC Berkeley lecturers teaching European languages (including Turkish)

  • Up to $1500

Ana Hatherly Faculty Research Grant

 

January 22

 

  • Portuguese Studies; preference for projects on the works of Ana Hatherly

  • $1000

IES DAAD Research Grants 

 

Spring 2020 

 

Awards average $8000 per faculty

IES Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Research Grants 

 

Fall 2020 

 

Awards average $6000 per faculty

France-Berkeley Fund

 

January 31

 

  • Open to ladder-rank faculty and permanent researchers
  • All disciplines
  • Up to $12k for 1-year collaborations with researchers in France

Peder Sather Grant Program​

 

April 1

 

  • Open to ladder-rank faculty and permanent researchers
  • All disciplines
  • $10K-$25K for 1-year collaborations with researchers in Norway

 

Undergraduate Students

Grant Opportunity

Deadline

Details

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards 

 

January 30

 

  • Summer or academic year

  • Must have completed at least two semesters of target language study

Berkeley-Greifswald Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • All disciplines + European language study

  • EUR 750/month (up to three months)

Center for Portuguese Studies Research/Language Study Awards

 

 February 28

 

For research or language/culture summer programs in Portugal or Portuguese studies

Center for Portuguese Studies Pinto/Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships

 

May 15

  • Open to Portuguese and Portuguese-American students at UC Berkeley

Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize 

 

Faculty nominations due May 15

 

  • For undergraduate seniors

  • $250 for best paper on a British Studies topic

 

Graduate Students

Grant Opportunity

Deadline

Details

Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards 

 

January 30

 

  • Summer and academic year awards available

  • Must have completed at least two semesters of target language study 

Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship 

February 1

 

  • For research on topics related to Europe and the EU

  • $3,000

Helmuth Kohl Award in German and European Studies 

 

February 1

 

  • For D.E. students in European Studies

  • $2000

Austrian Studies Fellowship 

 

March 15

 

  • For entering graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences

  • $5,000

Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship

 

February 1

 

  • Research stay at any Austrian university

  • Up to $6000 for three months

Berkeley-Uppsala Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • all disciplines

  • EUR 1500/month (up to three months)

Berkeley-FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to three months)

Berkeley-St. Andrews Research Fellowship

 

February 1

 

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1,000 travel grant +  £1,000 monthly stipend (up to three months)

Berkeley-Cologne Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • all disciplines

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to two months)

Berkeley-Regensburg Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to three months)

Berkeley-Muenster Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to three months)

Berkeley—FSU Jena Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • all disciplines

  • EUR 1,000/month (3-10 months)

Berkeley-Hamburg Research Fellowship

 

February 1

 

  • all disciplines

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to three months)

Berkeley-Viadrina Travel Grant

 

January 12

 

  • Humanities & Social Sciences

  • travel grant for short-term research stays at European University Viadrina (up to three months)

Berkeley—Luxembourg Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • all disciplines

  • EUR 1,500/month (up to three months)

Berkeley-Inland University, Norway, Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1000/month for up to three months

  • additional funding available for students willing to assist faculty research

Berkeley-Greifswald Research Fellowship 

 

February 1

 

  • All disciplines + European language study

  • EUR 850/month (up to three months)

Center for British Studies Graduate Travel Grant

 

February 1

 

  • Airfare for research travel to the UK

Center for British Studies Dissertation Research Grant

 

February 1

 

  • For students advanced to candidacy

  • $2,000 for dissertation research in the UK

Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize 

 

Faculty nominations due May 15

$250 for best research paper on a British Studies topic 

Center for Portuguese Studies Pinto/Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships

 

May 15

  • Open to Portuguese and Portuguese-American students at UC Berkeley

Center for Portuguese Studies Research/Language Study Awards

 

 February 28

 

For research or language/culture summer programs in Portugal or Portuguese Studies

Ana Hatherly Graduate Student Research Grant 

 

March 31

 

  • Portuguese Studies; preference for projects on the works of Ana Hatherly

  • $1000

Luso-American Financial Scholarships for Luso-American Studies​

 

February 28

 

  • $700
  • Open to graduate students in the fields of Portuguese-American Studies at UC Berkeley​

 

II. Grants & Fellowships offered by other UC Berkeley and partner institutions

Please click on the links below for information on grants, fellowships and awards that are offered by other UC Berkeley and partner institutions. They offer support to UC Berkeley faculty, lecturers, graduate students and undergraduate students for research in and about Europe, language study, and the organization of conferences, lectures and events. All questions or concerns should be directed to the grant-awarding organizations.

Social Science Matrix and Sciences Po Collaboration Grants (faculty)

University of Bordeaux-UC Berkeley Partnership (faculty)

UC Berkeley-Durham University (UK) Program (faculty)

Paris Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences (faculty)

UC Berkeley-Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich Program for the Humanities (faculty)

IGS-R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship (graduates)

Georges Lurcy Fellowship for Study in France (graduates)

UC Berkeley - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Exchange Program (graduates)

Fritz Thyssen Pre-Dissertation Fellowship for Doctoral Students in German and European History at North-American West Coast Universities (graduates)

UC Berkeley - TUM: Practical Research Experience Program at the Technical University of Munich (graduates and undergraduates)

UC Berkeley-University of Göttingen Summer Program (graduates and undergraduates)

UC Berkeley - Max Kade Summer German Language Study Travel Fellowships (undergraduates)

UC Berkeley-FU Berlin Research Mobility Fund (faculty)

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union (undergraduates)

European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize (undergraduates)

 

III. Extramural Grants & Fellowships for Research, Study and Internships in Europe

Click here for information about grants, fellowships, awards, prizes and internship opportunities in Europe for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students that are offered by institutions not associated with UC Berkeley. All questions or concerns should be directed to the grant-awarding organizations.

 

 

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