IES Berkeley-Austria Pre-dissertation and Dissertation Fellowships

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Deadline: February 1

The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation are pleased to announce a competition for a 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 in one of the strategic research areas of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, including The Future of Industry from a Social and Economic Perspective and Transatlantic Connections between Austria and the United States. This award will amount to $6000 for 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. 

Students applying for this grant should submit the following materials combined into one document:

  1. A one-page application letter, including a 100-word (maximum) abstract of your research
  2. A further description of approximately 1,500 words that describes your research
  3. One letter of recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member - letter should be sent to
  4. One letter or e-mail from your research supervisor at an Austrian university, with indication of the duration of your stay
  5. An unofficial transcript of your graduate coursework.

For additional information, please contact

One file comprised of all required documents
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx odt.

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