Funding Opportunities

The Institute supports and funds UC Berkeley faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research on international studies. These grants in support of travel and research in international studies are a memorial to John L. Simpson, Allan Sharlin, and Reinhard Bendix.

Undergraduate Research & Travel Grant in International Studies

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The Undergraduate Research & Travel Grant supports UC Berkeley undergraduate students who plan to travel to do research in international studies, in the broadest sense, to give a presentation at a conference on a topic related to international studies, in the broadest sense, or to enroll in a foreign language course. Students must be registered for the term in which they are planning to...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Pre-Dissertation Research Grant in International Studies

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The Pre-Dissertation Research Grant in International Studies supports UC Berkeley graduate students who have not yet advanced to candidacy and who plan to do research in international studies, in the broadest sense. Grants are intended to support travel, lodging, and research-related expenditures for graduate students who are conducting research away from campus. After completing their projects,...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

ABD Graduate Students Research Grant in International Studies

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The ABD Graduate Students Research Grant in International Studies supports UC Berkeley graduate students who have obtained ABD status and who plan to do research in international studies, in the broadest sense. Grants are intended to support research on campus or abroad. After completing their projects, grant recipients are required to submit a one-page report and give a brief presentation of...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

Junior Faculty Manuscript Mini-Conference Grant in International Studies

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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...+ Click Here For Full Application Details

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

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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...+ Click Here For Full Application Details
 

IIS Affiliates Funding Opportunities

The IIS affiliates support and fund faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research on international studies. Students and faculty applying to IIS funding opportunities are encouraged to also apply to these grants.

The IIS Affiliates are: Canadian Studies Program (CAN)Center for African Studies (CAS), Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Center on the Politics of Development (CPD), Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Institute of European Studies (IES), Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS), and Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES).

Faculty Funding | Undergradate Student Funding | Graduate Student Funding

Faculty Funding

CLAS: The Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA) Travel Fund

The Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA) Travel Fund (Center for Latin American Studies) provides up to $1,000 for faculty and staff to attend a conference or travel for field research on Indigenous languages of Latin America.

CLAS Working Group Funding

CLAS Working Group funding (Center for Latin American Studies) sponsors several working groups comprised of UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students who gather regularly to discuss and share research on topics of mutual interest. Groups can be formed based on any given country, topic, or discipline related to Latin America. Award amounts: $500-$750.

CMES: The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies

The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) support research, teaching, and outreach projects that focus on building academic and cultural bridges between the United States and the Middle East and broader Islamic world. Award amount: up to $10,000.

CMES: The Andrew Mellon Foundation Conference & Research Grants

The Andrew Mellon Foundation Conference & Research Grants (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) cover the cost of travel (up to $2,000) for conference presentations, modern Middle Eastern language study, or faculty projects.

CMES: The Sultan Program in Arab Studies

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) supports teaching, research, and public outreach on topics related to the Arab and Arab-Islamic world, with the overarching goal of promoting a deeper understanding of this important region at UC Berkeley and beyond. Faculty award amount: up to $5,000. 

IES: Ana Hatherly Faculty Research Grant

Ana Hatherly Faculty Research Grant (Institute of European Studies) is a competition for 1 research grant of $1,000 for faculty in all areas of research at UC Berkeley. Preference will be given to applicants interested in publishing research papers about Ana Hatherly’s poetry, cinematography, and painting.

IES Austrian Studies Fellowship

The Austrian Studies Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): ​$5,000 will be awarded to one department to supplement the funding package of one entering graduate student in the Humanities or Social Science who intends to pursue studies in Austrian or Central European literature, history, philosophy, politics, or culture, including the study of the former Habsburg Empire.

IES DAAD Grants

IES DAAD Grants (Institute of European Studies): ​Every two years IES applies for institutional funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support several activities for its Center for German and European Studies including faculty research. Awards averaged $8000 per faculty in the past.

IES Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Grants

IES Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Grants (Institute of European Studies): ​Every three years IES applies for institutional funding from the European Union to support several activities for its EU Center including faculty research. Awards averaged $6000 per faculty in the past.

Institute of European Studies / France-Berkeley Fund

The France-Berkeley Fund sponsors innovative research collaborations in all disciplines between French scholars and their counterparts at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Award amount: up to $12,000.

Institute of European Studies / Peder Sather Center

The Peder Sather Program supports projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from nine Norwegian universities. Award amount: $10,000-$25,000. 

ISEEES: The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies

The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) offers awards to encourage and recognize the study of Hungary by students, faculty, and researchers at UC Berkeley.

ISEEES: The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) awards up to $5,000 to faculty projects that focus on the experience of the Serbian and Montenegrin peoples.


Undergraduate Student Funding

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international aspects of professional studies.

Centers/Institutes offering FLAS Fellowships:

CAN: The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies

The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies (Canadian Studies Program) supports undergraduate students pursuing a research topic related to Canada in a UC Berkeley class or independent study project. One prize is awarded annually in the amount of $250 to the student who has written the best undergraduate research paper or produced the best original project that engages with topics, people or events related to Canada.

CAS: Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in African Studies

Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in African Studies (Center for African Studies): A prize of $250 will be awarded to the best senior thesis written by a UC Berkeley undergraduate on a topic related to Africa. The thesis can be written in any discipline or major. 

CAS: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (Tuition & Stipend Program)

The Center for African Studies Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (Tuition & Stipend Program) provides comprehensive scholarships and support to students from Sub-Saharan African countries.

CAS: Rosberg/Geist Fellowship for Undergraduates

The Rosberg/Geist Fellowship for Undergraduates (Center for African Studies) awards up to $3,000 to support undergraduate travel to African countries for research and study. 

CLAS Working Group Funding

CLAS Working Group funding (Center for Latin American Studies) sponsors several working groups comprised of UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students who gather regularly to discuss and share research on topics of mutual interest. Groups can be formed based on any given country, topic, or discipline related to Latin America. Award amount: $500-$750.

CMES: The Stevens Scholars Project

The Stevens Scholars Project (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) is made possible by the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Fund for Middle Eastern Studies, and supports research and travel by undergraduate students who demonstrate a high level of distinction in Middle Eastern Studies. Award amount: up to $5,000.

CMES: The Sultan Program in Arab Studies

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) supports teaching, research, and public outreach on topics related to the Arab and Arab-Islamic world, with the overarching goal of promoting a deeper understanding of this important region at UC Berkeley and beyond. Grants are awarded to support undergraduate research and other scholarly initiatives. Undergraduate Fellowship: up to $1,200.

CMES: The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies

The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) support research, teaching, and outreach projects that focus on building academic and cultural bridges between the United States and the Middle East and broader Islamic world. Award amount: up to $10,000

CMES: The Afaf Kanafani Prize

The Afaf Kanafani Prize (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) is awarded to the best paper by a UC Berkeley student dealing with any topic related to the subject of women in the Arab world. Award amount: $500.

CPD: Undergraduate Fellows Program

The Center on the Politics of Development Undergraduate Fellows Program is a paid, year-long fellowship that offers a highly selective number of undergraduate students a unique opportunity to work closely with political science faculty and graduate students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to study the politics of developing countries.

IES: Center for Portuguese Studies Research/Language Study Awards

Center for Portuguese Studies Research/Language Study Awards (Institute of European Studies) support student research in Portugal or Portuguese studies, and/or attendance at language and language/culture institute summer programs, and are specifically to defray travel costs to Portugal, including the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. Travel may be supported to other destinations directly related to research on Portuguese topics, such as travel within North America for research on Portuguese immigrant communities.

IES: Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize

Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize (Institute of European Studies): This prize of $250 will be awarded for the best paper on a British Studies topic written by a UC Berkeley undergraduate in the senior year.

IES: Berkeley-Greiswald Research Fellowship

Berkeley-Greiswald Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Two short-term grants (up to three months) to qualified Berkeley students. Undergraduate students will receive 750 Euro per month; graduate students will receive 850 Euro per month. 

ISAS: Telugu Summer Studies Research Award

Telugu Summer Studies Research Award (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The award provides one grant of $2,500 towards Telugu studies or research in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Priority will be given to mod-career graduate students conducting research toward a masters thesis or dissertation proposal and undergraduates at the junior or higher levels.

ISAS: Outstanding Paper Prize in Bangladesh Studies

Outstanding Paper Prize in Bangladesh Studies (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies welcomes submissions from students in any discipline, though preference will be given to papers in a social science field.

ISAS: Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal Smriti Scholarship

Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal Smriti Scholarship (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The award provides for a $2000 grant to an under-graduate or graduate student undertaking research on Hindi literature in India.

ISAS: Live Life Like Tarishi Award

The "Live Life Like Tarishi" award (The Institute of South Asia Studies) provides for a single grant of $2000 to UC Berkeley undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment in the field of South Asian history, society, languages, and culture. 

ISAS: Bodha Pravaham Fellowship

The Bodha Pravaham Fellowship (The Institute of South Asia Studies) provides for grants of up to $900 for research travel to South Asia for two UC Berkeley undergraduates.

ISAS: The Subir Chowdhury Undergraduate Scholarship

The Subir Chowdhury Undergraduate Scholarship (The Institute of South Asia Studies): This fellowship is awarded to students concentrating in South and Southeast Asian Studies at Berkeley and is matched by the Ford Challenge, a fund provided by a Berkeley donor to match undergraduate scholarship gifts. 

ISEEES: The Drago and Danica Kosovac Prize

The Drago and Danica Kosovac Prize (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) is awarded for an outstanding work written by a UC Berkeley student on some aspect of Serbian studies. Award amount: $500 for an undergraduate senior or honors thesis; $750 for an article published in a peer-reviewed journal within the past year.

ISEEES: The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) awards up to $5,000 to undergraduate students for research programs that focus on Serbia and Montenegro.

ISEEES: The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies

The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) offers awards to encourage and recognize the study of Hungary by students at UC Berkeley.


Graduate Student Funding

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international aspects of professional studies.

Centers/Institutes offering FLAS Fellowships:

CAN: The Edward Hildebrand Fellowship

The Edward Hildebrand Fellowship (Canadian Studies Program) provides support for Berkeley graduate students whose work focuses primarily, or comparatively, on Canada. Funds are intended for direct travel and research costs. Several fellowships are awarded annually, in the $5,000 - $10,000 range. Smaller awards are also available for summer research.

CAS: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (Tuition & Stipend Program)

The Center for African Studies Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (Tuition & Stipend Program) provides comprehensive scholarships and support to students from Sub-Saharan African countries.

CAS: The Andrew and Mary Thompson ROCCA Fellowship (Pre-dissertation Research)

The Center for African Studies Andrew and Mary Thompson ROCCA Fellowship (Pre-dissertation Research) supports preliminary research trips of 8-12 weeks to the prospective field site(s) for Ph.D. graduate students who intend to return to the Berkeley campus and prepare dissertation research proposals on topics relevant to African Studies for submission to other funding sources in the academic year that immediately follows the preliminary research trip. Award amount: up to $4,000.

CAS: The Andrew and Mary Thompson ROCCA Fellowship (Dissertation Research)

The Center for African Studies Andrew and Mary Thompson ROCCA Fellowship (Dissertation Research) supports student scholars at the advanced graduate level concentrating in African Studies. Award amount: $2,000-$6,000.

CAS: The Emeka Kalu Ezera Fellowship 

The Emeka Kalu Ezera Fellowship (Center for African Studies) was established in memory of Emeka Kalu Ezera to support UC Berkeley PhD students from African countries south of the Sahara. Priority is given to students from West Africa who show exceptional promise of advancing scholarship in African Studies in the social sciences, humanities, and public policy and who demonstrate strong leadership potential. Students from other African regions are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Award amount: $500-$1,000.

CAS: Graduate Student Travel Grant 

Graduate Student Travel Grant (Center for African Studies): Through a generous donation, we offer a few awards ($500-$2500 each) to help defray costs for graduate student research travel to Africa.

CLAS: The Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA) Travel Fund

The Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA) Travel Fund (Center for Latin American Studies) provides up to $1,000 for graduate students to attend a conference or travel for field research on Indigenous languages of Latin America.

CLAS Working Group

CLAS Working Group (Center for Latin American Studies) funding sponsors several working groups comprised of UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students who gather regularly to discuss and share research on topics of mutual interest. Groups can be formed based on any given country, topic, or discipline related to Latin America. Award amount: $500-$750.

CLAS Summer Field Research Grants 

CLAS Summer Field Research Grants (Center for Latin American Studies) support graduate students for travel and field-related expenses for brief periods of pre-dissertation field research in Latin America.

CMES: The Stevens Scholars Project

The Stevens Scholars Project (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) is made possible by the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Fund for Middle Eastern Studies, and supports research and travel by graduate students who demonstrate a high level of distinction in Middle Eastern Studies. Award amount: up to $5,000.

CMES: The Andrew Mellon Foundation Conference & Research Grants

The Andrew Mellon Foundation Conference & Research Grants (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) cover the cost of travel for conference presentations, modern Middle Eastern language study, or dissertation research. Award amount: up to $2,000.

CMES: The Sultan Program in Arab Studies

The Sultan Program in Arab Studies (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) supports teaching, research, and public outreach on topics related to the Arab and Arab-Islamic world, with the overarching goal of promoting a deeper understanding of this important region at UC Berkeley and beyond. Grants are awarded to support graduate research and other scholarly initiatives. Award amount: up to $4,000 for predissertation fellowship; up to $10,000 for dissertation fellowships.

CMES: The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies 

The Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) support research, teaching, and outreach projects that focus on building academic and cultural bridges between the United States and the Middle East and broader Islamic world. Award amount: up to $10,000.

CMES: The Afaf Kanafani Prize

The Afaf Kanafani Prize (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) is awarded to the best paper by a UC Berkeley student dealing with any topic related to the subject of women in the Arab world. Award amount: $500.

IES: Ana Hatherly Graduate Student Research Grant 

Ana Hatherly Graduate Student Research Grant (Institute of European Studies) is a competition for 1 research grant of $1,000 for graduate students in all areas of research at UC Berkeley. Preference will be given to applicants interested in publishing research papers about Ana Hatherly’s poetry, cinematography, and painting.

IES Austrian Studies Fellowship

The Austrian Studies Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): ​$5,000 will be awarded to one department to supplement the funding package of one entering graduate student in the Humanities or Social Science who intends to pursue studies in Austrian or Central European literature, history, philosophy, politics, or culture, including the study of the former Habsburg Empire.

IES: Center for Portuguese Studies Research/Language Study Awards 

Center for Portuguese Studies Research/Language Study Awards (Institute of European Studies) support student research in Portugal or Portuguese studies, and/or attendance at language and language/culture institute summer programs, and are specifically to defray travel costs to Portugal, including the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. Travel may be supported to other destinations directly related to research on Portuguese topics, such as travel within North America for research on Portuguese immigrant communities.

IES: Center for Portuguese Studies Pinto/Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships 

Center for Portuguese Studies Pinto/Fialon Scholarships and Fellowships (Institute of European Studies) support doctoral students embarking on dissertations focused on Portugal and administers scholarships and fellowships for study at UC Berkeley to students of Portuguese descent.

IES: Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize 

Center for British Studies Kirk Underhill Graduate Prize (Institute of European Studies): This prize of $250 will be awarded for the best paper on a British Studies topic written by a UC Berkeley graduate student prior to advancing to candidacy.

IES: Center for British Studies Dissertation Research Grant 

Center for British Studies Dissertation Research Grant (Institute of European Studies): This grant of $2,000 will be awarded to graduate students who have defended their dissertation prospectus to finish research in the UK and aid them in completing their dissertation.

IES: Center for British Studies Graduate Travel Grant 

Center for British Studies Graduate Travel Grant (Institute of European Studies): This grant is specifically intended to fund airfare expenses for UC Berkeley graduate students to travel to Britain. The winner will receive a round-trip ticket to the UK for the purpose of research, to be booked and paid for by the Center. 

IES: Berkeley-Inland University, Norway, Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-Inland University, Norway, Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): One scholarship will be awarded to a UC Berkeley student wanting to do research within the field of Social Sciences/Humanities (broadly defined) in Norway. The fellowship offered is $1000/month for up to three months. 

IES: Berkeley-University of Luxembourg Research Fellowship

Berkeley-University of Luxembourg Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): A scholarship opportunity for Berkeley graduate students wishing to explore dissertation research opportunities in Luxembourg. The scholarship is available for Berkeley graduate students from all fields. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,500/month for up to three months.

IES: Berkeley-Hamburg Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-Hamburg Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students wishing to do research in or from Hamburg. The scholarship has a duration of up to three months. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,000/month that will be paid to the two selected Berkeley students.

IES: Berkeley-FSU Jena Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-FSU Jena Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): A scholarship opportunity for Berkeley graduate students wishing to explore dissertation research opportunities in Germany. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,000/month for three months minimum and ten months maximum.

IES: Berkeley-Regensburg Research Fellowship

Berkeley-Regensburg Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): A scholarship opportunity for Berkeley graduate students in the humanities and social sciences wishing to explore dissertation research opportunities in or from Regensburg. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,000/month for up to three months.

IES: Berkeley-Cologne Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-Cologne Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Financial support is provided for three UC Berkeley graduate students seeking to do research in Cologne. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,000/month for up to two months.

IES: Berkeley-Muenster Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-Muenster Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Financial support is provided for one Berkeley graduate student in the Humanities/Social Sciences wishing to do research in Muenster. The scholarship is EUR 1000/month for a stay up to three month or, alternatively, EUR 1000/month for a stay of up to two months + EUR 1,000 for travel costs. 

IES: Berkeley-Greiswald Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-Greiswald Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Two short-term grants (up to three months) to qualified Berkeley students. Undergraduate students will receive 750 Euro per month; graduate students will receive 850 Euro per month. 

IES: Berkeley-St. Andrews Research Fellowship

Berkeley-St. Andrews Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students in the Humanities/Social Sciences wishing to do research at St. Andrews. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,000/month for up to three months.

IES: Berkeley-Erlangen/Nuremberg Research Fellowship 

Berkeley-Erlangen/Nuremberg Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students from the Humanities/Social Sciences wishing to do research at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Theology at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen-Nuremberg. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,000/month for a stay up to three months or, alternatively, EUR 1,000/month for a stay of up to two months + EUR 1,000 for travel costs.

IES: Berkeley-Uppsala Research Fellowship

Berkeley-Uppsala Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): Two scholarships for Berkeley graduate students wishing to do research in Uppsala. The fellowship offered is EUR 1,500/month for up to three months.

IES: Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship

Berkeley-Austria Research Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): A research grant for graduate students in all areas in the Social Sciences/Humanities. All grant proposals are welcome but preference will be given to projects in one of the strategic research areas of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. This award will amount to $6,000 for three months, but students can also decide to apply for one or two months only, with $2,000 or $4,000 in funding, respectively.

IES: Helmut Kohl Award in German and European Studies

Helmut Kohl Award in German and European Studies (Institute of European Studies): This award is in the amount of $2,000 and is open to students at UC Berkeley enrolled in the Designated Emphasis in European Studies, who are writing their dissertations on topics related to German and European Studies.

IES: Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship 

Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Graduate Student Dissertation Fellowship (Institute of European Studies): This fellowship is in the amount of $3,000 and is open to students at UC Berkeley writing their dissertations on topics related to Europe and the European Union

ISAS: Maharaj Kaul Memorial Grant

Maharaj Kaul Memorial Grant (The Institute of South Asia Studies): UC Berkeley graduate students are invited to apply for competitive grants of up to $1,000 for research travel to South Asia (a total of two will be awarded), and up to $500 for conference travel (a total of two will be awarded).

ISAS: Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal Smriti Scholarship 

Mahakavi Gulab Khandelwal Smriti Scholarship (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The award provides for a $2,000 grant to an under-graduate or graduate student undertaking research on Hindi literature in India.

ISAS: Khashu Award for Tagore Studies 

Khashu Award for Tagore Studies (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The award provides for one grant of $5,000 for research travel to South Asia. Students may propose to conduct research in Santiniketan, West Bengal or at another location relevant to Tagore’s life. Priority will be given to mid-career graduate students conducting research toward a Masters thesis or dissertation proposal.

ISAS: Hart Fellowship 

Hart Fellowship (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The fund provides for grants of up to $2,000 for research travel to South Asia (one will be awarded) and $500 for domestic conference travel or in-country library research (one will be awarded). Priority will be given to mid-career graduate students conducting research toward a Masters thesis or dissertation proposal.

ISAS: Telugu Summer Studies Research Award

Telugu Summer Studies Research Award (The Institute of South Asia Studies): The award provides one grant of $2,500 towards Telugu studies or research in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Priority will be given to mod-career graduate students conducting research toward a masters thesis or dissertation proposal and undergraduates at the junior or higher levels.

ISAS: Outstanding Paper Prize in Bangladesh Studies 

Outstanding Paper Prize in Bangladesh Studies (The Institute of South Asia Studies) : The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies welcomes submissions from students in any discipline, though preference will be given to papers in a social science field.

ISAS: The Bhattacharya Graduate Fellowship

The Bhattacharya Graduate Fellowship (The Institute of South Asia Studies) : will award UC Berkeley graduate students competitive grants for topics related to contemporary India of up to $1,000 for research travel to India (a total of two will be awarded) and $500 for domestic conference travel for presentations (a total of four will be awarded).

ISAS: The Berreman-Yamanaka Award for Himalayan Studies 

The Berreman-Yamanaka Award for Himalayan Studies (The Institute of South Asia Studies) : provides for an annual award of up to $1,500 to UC Berkeley graduate students for research on topics related to Himalayan Studies across Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

ISAS: The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality of Life in Bangladesh 

The Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality of Life in Bangladesh (The Institute of South Asia Studies) : This fellowship in the amount of $7,500 each is for all graduate students whose training or research includes a significant focus on the quality of life in Bangladesh. 

ISAS: The Malini Chowdhury Fellowship on Bangladesh Studies

The Malini Chowdhury Fellowship on Bangladesh Studies (The Institute of South Asia Studies) : This fellowship in the amount of $7,500 each is for all graduate students in any field concentrating on Bangladesh studies.

ISAS: S. S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize on Pakistan

S. S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize on Pakistan (The Institute of South Asia Studies) : This $2,500 prize awards dissertations on Pakistan (or the region that is now Pakistan) in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Visual & Fine Arts, Law, and Public Health.

ISEEES Travel Grants

The Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Travel Grants provide limited travel support for ISEEES-affiliated graduate students. Grants up to $750 are awarded to students who are on the official program of a professional conference or workshop in the United States.

ISEEES International Conference Travel Grants

Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies International Conference Travel Grants provide limited travel support for ISEEES-affiliated graduate students. Grants up to $1500 are awarded to students who are on the official program of a professional conference or workshop outside of the United States.

ISEEES: The Drago and Danica Kosovac Prize

The Drago and Danica Kosovac Prize (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) is awarded for an outstanding work written by a UC Berkeley student on some aspect of Serbian studies. Award amount: $500 doe. Master’s thesis; $750 for an article published in a peer-reviewed journal within the past year; or $1,000 for a doctoral dissertation. 

ISEEES: The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) offers awards to graduate student projects that focus on the experience of the Serbian and Montenegrin peoples. Award amount: up to $5,000

ISEEES: The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies

The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies (Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies) offers awards to encourage and recognize the study of Hungary by students researchers at UC Berkeley.

*Visit the Institute of East Asia Studies (ISEAS) website for fellowship opportunities in East and Southeast Asian studies.