Funding Opportunities

The Institute supports and funds UC Berkeley faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research on international studies.

John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship in International and Comparative Studies

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This research fellowship is a memorial to John L. Simpson to support research in comparative studies that analyzes similarities and differences among societies and states, with respect to social, cultural, political, and economic structures and policies, including patterns of these relationships in global and transnational systems. During his long, illustrious career, Mr. Simpson was awarded the...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Reinhard Bendix Memorial Fellowship

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This award commemorates the scholarly achievements of the late Reinhard Bendix, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. The fellowship is given annually to students who show promise of advancing scholarship in the field of political and social theory as well as historic studies of society and politics. The Reinhard Bendix Memorial Fellowship is...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Allan Sharlin Memorial Award

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This award commemorates the scholarly achievements of the late Allan Sharlin, Professor of Sociology and an innovative scholar in the fields of demography and history at UC Berkeley. The award is made annually to students who show promise of advancing scholarship in the field of historical sociology, historical demography, or social history.+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant

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The Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant supports undergraduate students who plan on traveling to a conference to present a research project, paper, or poster on any topic related to international affairs. Students from all departments are eligible and IIS encourages applications from a wide range of disciplines. The travel grant provides opportunities for individuals to gain valuable...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

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The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, Junior Scholars are required to submit a...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Manuscript Mini-Conference Grants

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Faculty members who have completed book manuscripts that are ready for review for publication may apply for funding for "mini-conference” funding. The purpose of the mini-conference grant is to provide feedback to an author midway through the revision process. Preference will be given to junior faculty and mid-career faculty. Senior faculty who feel that they have completed a significant...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Interdisciplinary Faculty Programs

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The Interdisciplinary Faculty Program supports international, cross-campus research at Berkeley. Proposals that bring together faculty from different departments and disciplines will be given priority consideration in funding decisions. Supported activities: The main purpose of the grant is to generate group conversations at Berkeley that are led by faculty who find a particular theme...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Pre-Dissertation Research Grant

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IIS will grant a number of fellowships of up to $5000 for graduate students who have not yet advanced to candidacy by 08/15/2017 . This funding is intended to support initial fieldwork by graduate students during Summer 2017. In line with the Institute’s mission to support international and comparative research at UC Berkeley, projects should be international and/or comparative in nature, and/or...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) Undergraduate Scholarship

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The Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) fosters undergraduate education and research on India at UC Berkeley. BRCIP will offer undergraduate scholarships to UC Berkeley students who are conducting research on any area of contemporary India in Spring or Summer 2017. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad. After...+ Click Here For Full Application Details