Pre-Dissertation Research Grant

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Pre-Dissertation Research Grant

The Institute of International Studies (IIS) at the University of California, Berkeley is delighted to announce Pre-Dissertation Research Grant. The grant is open to the applicants who are Ph.d. students and have not yet advanced to candidacy by 08/15/2019. 

The institute will grant a number of fellowships of up to $5000 to support travel, lodging, and research-related expenditures for graduate students who are conducting research away from campus.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • This grant is open for Ph.D. students who have not yet advanced to candidacy by 08/15/2019. 
  • Preference will be given to international students who cannot apply for other sources of funding within the United States. 

How to Apply & Competition Rules

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form through the given link:


  • Students should submit the following materials in support of their application:
    • A 2-page description of the proposed research
    • An unofficial UC Berkeley transcript
    • A one-page travel budget
    • A letter from the Department Chair or Graduate Advisor certifying that the applicant’s funding for Summer 2019 does not exceed $5000, emailed directly to


The institute will grant a number of fellowships of up to $5000 for graduate students.

Application Deadline:

The application must be submitted by Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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