IES Berkeley-Cologne Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Research Awards

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The deadline to apply is February 1.

The Berkeley-Cologne Fund was established in 2013 by the University of California and University of Cologne in Germany to support scholarly collaboration and original research of the highest quality. Financial support is provided by the University of Cologne for three UC Berkeley graduate students seeking to do research in Cologne.  The scholarship has a duration of three months maximum. The fellowship offered by the University of Cologne is EUR 1,000/month.

Applicants need to submit the following materials in one pdf document:

  1. A one-page application letter, including a 100-word (maximum) abstract of your research and indication of the duration of your stay
  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 short confirmation letter (or e-mail) from a research supervisor at the University of Regensburg, with indication of the duration of your stay
  5. A C.V.

For help in finding a suitable supervisor at the the University of Cologne, please contact Ms. C. Biehl at For additional information on this fellowship opportunity, please contact Ms. Gia White at (510) 642-4555 or

Please upload one file comprised of all required documentation.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx odt.

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