Grants & Fellowships - Faculty/Lecturers


Every two years, IES applies for institutional funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support several activities for its Center for German and European Studies including faculty research.

Research projects involve collaborators from all nine campuses of the University of California and usually continue for two to three years, on such topics as Political Economy of European Integration, Supranational Governance in the EU, Globalization and Governance in the European Union, European Security, and the Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict....

Ana Hatherly Faculty Research Grant

Founded in 2017, the Cátedra Ana Hatherly promotes the work of one of the most important and multifaceted Portuguese poets, Ana Hatherly. In this context, Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua and the Center for Portuguese Studies are pleased to announce a competition for a UC Berkeley faculty research grant in the field of Portuguese Studies (broadly defined) of $1,000.

Eligibility: All research topics in the field of Portuguese Studies (broadly defined) qualify, but preference will be given to applicants intending to do research relating to Ana...

Berkeley-FU Berlin Mobility Fund (faculty/lecturers/staff)

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. The idea of founding a free university found widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This outpouring of aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation. Today, FU Berlin is among Germany’s strongest higher education institutions in...

IES Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Grants

The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence call for proposals for faculty research and programming connected to the EU and EU institutions is expected in Winter 2024.

Topic: Research or programming connected to the EU (3 or more member states) and EU institutions

Allowable activities: Conferences, workshops, trainings; public events, speaker honoraria, graduate or undergraduate student research assistance; travel; lodging, equipment

Budget: Faculty may apply for up to...

Berkeley-Regensburg Faculty Mobility Grant

The partnership between UC Berkeley and the University of Regensburg, Germany, was established in 2017. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Regensburg is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for Berkeley faculty in all fields.

The University of Regensburg, founded in 1962 as the fourth Bavarian state university, is a modern campus university with 21,000 students located at the southern edge of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Regensburg. It covers the full disciplinary spectrum of the Humanities, Social Sciences,...

Berkeley-Greifswald Mobility Grant

The partnership between UC Berkeley and the University of Greifswald was established in 2006. Both universities are now seeking to intensify their collaboration, and the University of Greifswald is pleased to offer up to 2 short-term grants to qualified Berkeley faculty for a stay of up to 10 days (shorter or longer stays are possible upon mutual agreement).

The University of Greifswald is situated in the Baltic Sea Area, about 2-3 hours from Berlin and Hamburg, Szczecin in Poland and the Danish capital Copenhagen. The University has strong scientific cooperation...

Berkeley-Viadrina Travel & Research Grant (faculty)

IES is pleased to announce a travel and research grant opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty and lecturers in all fields offered by European University Viadrina, located in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, near Berlin (one-hour commute) and on the German-Polish border. Viadrina will cover travel costs in economy class of up to EUR 1,500 and provide free accommodation at a guest apartment in Frankfurt/Oder (optional).