Graduate Funding

The Institute administers funding opportunities for Ph.D candidates.  The Simpson, Sharlin, and Bendix fellowships are a vital source of funding for graduate student dissseration research.  

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 08/17/2016 . This funding is intended to support initial fieldwork by graduate students during Summer 2016. 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

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

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