Pre-Dissertation Research Grant Application

Due by 11:59 p.m. on March 15.

Open to any full-time, registered, UC Berkeley graduate student who has not yet advanced to candidacy by the application deadline.

Each application must also include the following, submitted by March 15:

  • One letter of reference from a faculty member, emailed directly to iis.grants [at] (subject line: "Recommendation Letter for [Last Name, First Name], Pre-Dissertation Research Grant"). 
Please include in one PDF: 1) a description of the proposed research (up to two pages, double-spaced, in a typeface no smaller than 12-point font); 2) a CV (up to two pages); 3) a one-page budget plan; 4) a list of all other sources of financial support for the academic year (including summer); 5) an unofficial UC Berkeley transcript.