Faculty

Junior Faculty Manuscript Mini-Conference Grant In International Studies

The Junior Faculty Manuscript Mini-Conference Grant in International Studies supports UC Berkeley tenure-track assistant professors who have completed a new book manuscript in the field of international studies, in the broadest sense. The purpose of the grant is to provide feedback to an author midway through the revision process. Conferences will typically be one day in length. Applicants may invite outside discussants in their field, as well as Berkeley faculty members, to provide written feedback on the manuscript and facilitate discussion on specific chapters. Ideally, applicants would also invite one Berkeley graduate student to comment on the manuscript.

The application webform can be found here

Application Details

Eligible candidates must submit an application that includes:

  • A manuscript synopsis (up to four pages);
  • A CV (up to four pages);
  • A one-page itemized budget.

Eligibility

Open to any UC Berkeley tenure-track assistant professors.

Applicants can receive a maximum of one IIS grant per year.

Award Amount

Maximum of $4,000.

Funds must be spent by the conclusion of the conference for which they are awarded. The conference must take place during the academic year following the grant application. All funds will be allocated to the respective departments. Grant recipients are responsible for organizing the conference. They are encouraged to use the IIS conference room. All unspent funds must be returned to IIS by the conclusion of the conference.

Application Deadline

March 15.

Adjunct Professors, Lecturers & Librarians Conference & Research Travel Grant In International Studies

The Adjunct Professors, Lecturers & Librarians Conference & Research Travel Grant in International Studies supports UC Berkeley non-ladder-ranked adjunct professors, lecturers and librarians, who plan to travel to do research in international studies, in the broadest sense, or to give a presentation at a conference on a topic related to international studies, in the broadest sense. Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (domestic or international). Applications need to be submitted in the semester before the trip takes place. After completing their projects, grant recipients are required to submit a one-page report and give a brief presentation of their work at the IIS Adjunct Professors, Lecturers & Librarians Seminar held at the end of the Fall semester. 

The application webform can be found here

Application Details

Eligible candidates must submit an application that includes:

  • A one-page description of the research topic or research paper;
  • A one-page budget plan;
  • (Only in case of a conference) a confirmation of invitation or acceptance to the conference. [If a conference invitation has not been received by the application deadline, the application should include a description of the research.]

Eligibility

Open to any UC Berkeley non-ladder-ranked adjunct professor, lecturer, or librarian.

Applicants can receive a maximum of one IIS grant per year.

Award Amount

Up to $500 for travel within California, up to $750 for travel elsewhere in North America, and up to $1,000 for international travel. 

All funds will be allocated to the respective department or to the library. Amounts are at the discretion of the selection committee.

Application Deadline

November 15 for travel in the following Spring/Summer. April 15 for travel in the following Fall.