Graduate Student Grants

Explore our grant opportunities for UC Berkeley graduate students in all fields of study.

NOTE: Grant recipients are expected to complete their research stay in residence at the designated partner university (e.g., students cannot receive Erlangen or Münster grants while doing research from Berlin).

Students are encouraged to apply to multiple grant opportunities. Please consult grant descriptions for further details.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Awards

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Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

March 1, 2021

  • Summer and academic year awards available

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

European Studies Grants

IES Grants in European Studies

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Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship 

March 1

  • For research on topics related to Europe

  • $3,000

Helmut Kohl Award in German and European Studies 

March 1

  • For D.E. students in European Studies

  • $2,000

British Studies

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Center for British Studies Grants

March 1

  • Pre-dissertation and dissertation research grants available

  • Up to $2,000 for research travel to the UK

Kirk Underhill Prizes in British Studies

Faculty nominations due March 1

  • Awarded for outstanding research papers on a British Studies topic by UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students

Portuguese Studies

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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

March 1

  • Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible
  • For research or language/culture summer programs in Portugal or Portuguese Studies

Ana Hatherly Graduate Student Research Grant 

March 1

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

  • $1000

Luso-American Financial Grant for Portuguese Studies

March 1

  • $500
  • Open to graduate students in the fields of Portuguese-American Studies at UC Berkeley​

Research at European Partner Universities

Austria

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Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 2,000/month (up to three months)

Belgium

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Berkeley-Hasselt Research Fellowship

March 1

  • All disciplines

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

Germany

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Berkeley-Freie Universität Berlin Mobility Fund 

March 1

  • EUR 1,500 travel grant + EUR 850/month (up to 6 months)

  • All disciplines 

Berkeley-FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Berkeley-Cologne Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines

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

Berkeley-Regensburg Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

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

Berkeley-Muenster Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 1,500 travel grant + EUR 850/month (up to 3 months)

Berkeley—FSU Jena Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • EUR 1,000/month (3-10 months)

Berkeley-Hamburg Research Fellowship

NOTE: This exchange has been suspended for 2022; will resume in 2023

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Berkeley-Viadrina Research Fellowship

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 360/month (up to 5 months)

Berkeley-Greifswald Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines + European language study

  • EUR 1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Greece

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Modern Greek Studies Foundation Fellowship 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1,500 travel stipend + fellowship of $1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Elios Charitable Foundation Fellowship in Greek Studies 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1,500 travel stipend + fellowship of $1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Pancretan Association Fellowship in Greek Studies 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1,500 travel stipend + fellowship of $1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Kounalakis Family Fellowship in Greek Studies 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1,500 travel stipend + fellowship of $1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Italy

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Berkeley-Naples Research Fellowship

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • EUR 1,500 travel grant + EUR 850/month (up to 3 months)

Luxembourg

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Berkeley-Luxembourg Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • EUR 1,500/month (up to 3 months)

Norway

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Berkeley-Inland University, Norway, Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • Humanities / Social Sciences

  • $1000/month (up to 3 months)

  • additional funding available for students willing to assist faculty research

Portugal

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Berkeley-Portugal Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • $1,500 travel stipend + fellowship of $1,000/month (up to 3 months)

Sweden

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Berkeley-Uppsala Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • EUR 1,500/month (up to 3 months)

Switzerland

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Berkeley-Lausanne Research Fellowship 

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • CHF 1,600/month (up to 3 months)

United Kingdom

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Berkeley-St. Andrews Research Fellowship

March 1

  • All disciplines

  • £1,000 monthly stipend (up to three months)

Center for British Studies Research Grants

March 1

  • Pre-dissertation and dissertation research grants available

  • Up to $2,000 for research travel to the UK

Questions?

Please contact ies@berkeley.edu