Grants & Fellowships - Graduate Students

Berkeley-FSU Jena Research Fellowship

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena, founded in 1558, is situated in Thuringia—the green heart of Germany. It offers a wide range of over 200 courses, out of 18,000 students, 2,300 come to study in Jena from abroad. The FSU is distinguished by its high-level research dynamic. It cultivates an interdisciplinary working style as well as intensive networking with other universities, external research institutes and industry - not only locally, but worldwide: over 150 collaboration agreements with renowned partners from all around the world highlight the international standing of the FSU....

Berkeley-Greifswald Research Fellowship

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 4 short-term grants to qualified Berkeley graduate students for a stay of up to 3 months.

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 with partner universities in Northern and Eastern Europe as well as...

Berkeley-Cologne Research Fellowships (Graduate Students)

The Berkeley-Cologne Exchange Agreement 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.

Since its establishment in 1388, the University of Cologne has been a center of science and scholarship in Europe. Today, it is one of the leading German research universities. It offers students an exceptionally broad and diverse subject...

Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship

The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation are pleased to announce the Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship for 3 months of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at any Austrian university.

Successful applicants will receive a temporary affiliation with the host institution in Austria. Applicants must be registered students at a University of California campus.

Students will be expected to make their own travel and living arrangements.

This grant can be combined with other IES...

Berkeley-Hasselt Research Fellowship

IES is pleased to announce a study and research opportunity for UC Berkeley graduate students in all fields, offered by Hasselt University in Belgium.

Hasselt University is an independent innovative Belgian university which is regionally anchored and has a pronounced international orientation. The university stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship. The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic and social relevance. The university aims to widen participation, addressing all...

Pinto-Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships (Graduate and Undergraduate)

With the support of the Pinto-Fialon Fund, the Center for Portuguese Studies offers fellowships to doctoral students embarking on dissertations focused on Portugal, and administers scholarships to undergraduate students of Portuguese descent.

Eligibility: The Pinto/Fialon Scholarships (undergraduate) and Fellowships (graduate) are open to Portuguese-American and Portuguese students at UC Berkeley (Portuguese-American students are defined as having at least one Portuguese grandparent).

To be eligible for Pinto/...

Center for British Studies Grants

The Center for British Studies supports graduate work on any topic that requires substantial research in the UK. Applicants need not have Britain as the primary focus of their research, although preference will given to projects concerned with Britain's imperial or transnational influence and impact.

The Graduate Travel (Pre-Dissertation) Grant is specifically intended to fund airfare expenses to Britain for UC Berkeley graduate students in their second or third year who have not yet advanced to candidacy. The winner will receive a round-trip ticket to the...

Berkeley-Naples Research Fellowship

IES is pleased to announce a study and research opportunity for UC Berkeley graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, offered by the University of Naples - Federico II in the context of the Erasmus+ Mobility Program.

The University of Naples “Federico II”, established in Naples in 1224, is considered the oldest public non-sectarian university in the world. It is named after its founder, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, who conceived it as the higher education institution not just of a kingdom, but of a universal, diverse, and multinational community. Frederick II...

Berkeley-Inland University Norway Research Fellowship

UC Berkeley and the Inland University of Applied Sciences (INN), in Norway, established a partnership in 2019. Seeking to further deepen our collaboration, INN is pleased to announce that we now offer one scholarship to a UC Berkeley student wanting to do research within the field of Social Sciences or the Humanities (broadly defined).

INN was established in 2017 when six previous colleges were merged into one university. INN operates on six campuses in South-Eastern Norway: Lillehammer, Rena, Elverum, Hamar, Evenstad, and Blæstad. Being one of Norway’s smaller universities, it has...

Berkeley-Viadrina Research Fellowship

The European University Viadrina, a partner university of IES, is pleased to offer two grants for short-term (max. 5 months) research stays for UC Berkeley graduate students in all fields.

European University Viadrina is located on the German-Polish border in Frankfurt (Oder), near Berlin. The university stands out in Germany for its multidisciplinary research focus on the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, history and literature in the region, international migration, and the changing role of borders and...