Fellowship Opportunities

Graduate School of Education Continuing/Returning Graduate Student Fellowship Competition

UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education has a strong fellowship program, and for continuing and returning GSE graduate students along with the Fall Request for Proposals (RFP) opportunities, the GSE sponsors the annual Graduate School of Education Continuing/Returning Graduate Student Fellowship Competition. The deadline for the 2019-2020 fellowship competition is Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 4:00PM The application is available below, and if you have any questions, please contact Liliana Hernandez at lilihr@berkeley.edu or 510 642-0841.

There are numerous fellowship opportunities on the Graduate Division Fellowships website, so please take some time to review this sitehttp://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/fellowships/

Travel Awards:  Presenting your Research  

If you are planning to present your research at a conference you may be eligible for a travel grant from the GSE. The application is provided below.  In addition, UCB’s Graduate Assembly offers a travel award (please make sure you meet the application deadlines)

GSE Travel Award Application Form (PDF)

Graduate Assembly Travel Award

The Graduate Assembly recognizes that a graduate student’s education requires presenting at conferences and/or seminars, some of which take place in locations outside the Bay Area. Since these conference locations are out of the area, some departments may not provide full financial assistance. As a result, the GA implemented the Travel Award to assist with travel expenses associated with presenting at conferences. The Travel Award provides funding to graduate students presenting at conferences taking place outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. These conferences must benefit the student’s educational or research endeavors. To be eligible for the Travel Award, the student must be presenting at the conference. The application includes a section to be completed by the student’s Academic Advisor or program advisor, stating their support of the applicant’s attendance at the conference.

Travel Award Application (PDF)

Each Travel Award provides $300.

The Graduate Division also offers a travel award for current graduate students ~

Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant Award


Ph.D., M.S., and M.A. students may apply for a Conference Travel Grant to attend professional conferences (self-supporting programs and programs that assess professional degree supplemental tuition are not eligible). Applicants must be presenting a paper or poster on their research at the conference that they are attending. Grant amounts will depend on the location of the conference (up to $600 within California, $900 elsewhere in North America, including Canada and Mexico, and $1,500 outside of North America). Master’s students are eligible for only one conference travel grant per academic career. Doctoral students are eligible for two grants per academic career, regardless of how many degrees they earn.


GSE Student Academic Services Office
2121 Berkeley Way, #2210
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670

office: (510) 642-0841
e-mail: gse_info@berkeley.edu


Monday - Friday (most services)
8:30 a. m. - Noon; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


2019-2020 Continuing Graduate Student Fellowship Application

The Professor K. Patricia Cross Collaborative Scholarship Award
The Randi A. Engle Innovation Grant Award
The Raby Fellowship in Secondary Education
The Sujata Krishna Fellowship for Research in Early Childhood Development
The Tillery Fellowship Award