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 their work at the IIS ABD Graduate Student Seminar held at the beginning of the Spring semester. 

Eligible students must submit an application that includes:

  • A description of the research project (up to four pages, double-spaced, typeface no smaller than 12-point font);
  • A CV (up to two pages);
  • A budget plan;
  • A list of other sources of financial support;
  • An unofficial UC Berkeley transcript;
  • One letter of support from a faculty member (subject line: "Recommendation Letter for [Last Name, First Name], ABC Graduate Student Research Grant")

The application webform can be found here.

Open to any UC Berkeley graduate student in good standing, who has obtained ABD status by the application deadline. Students must be registered with Graduate Division for their award term. Students are eligible for support regardless of previous fellowships or fellowships from other sources. Student applications need to be compliant with human subject research requirements, if applicable. Requests for tuition and fee costs as separate items will not be considered.

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

Up to $15,000.

Grant amounts are at the discretion of the selection committee.

March 15.