University of California Berkeley is committed to recognizing and rewarding student’s contributions to diversifying the academy during their graduate careers and beyond. Moreover, the purpose of this fellowship award is to provide funding to diverse doctoral students that allow them to prioritize and focus on completing the dissertation. The deadline for all materials to be submitted is Monday, March 4, 2019. Also, Award notifications will be made in April.
- In addition, fellows will receive a $22,000 stipend,
- Also, payment of in-state fees,
- travel allowance and
- Also, $3,000 bonus for early dissertation filing.
To be eligible, students must:
- Have a U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Student may be undocumented, but AB540-eligible.
- Also, Have advanced to doctoral candidacy and completed two dissertation chapters or the equivalent, as confirmed by dissertation chair.
- Be making adequate progress towards degree, as certified by their dissertation chair.
- Also, Be in an academic program. Professional programs are not eligible.
Selection will be based on one or more of the following criteria:
- Preference will be given to nominees who have not received other major fellowships.
- Also, Evidence of capacity to file one’s dissertation by the end of spring 2020
- Experience of situations or conditions which were an impediment to advancing to graduate study, such as the absence of a family member who attended college; matriculation at a school or schools with poor financial or curricular support; having a physical or learning disability; or having worked long hours while attending school; or
- Academic research interests focusing on cultural, societal or educational problems as they affect educationally disadvantaged segments of society; or
- Evidence of an intention to use the doctoral degree toward serving educationally underrepresented segments of society
Additional criteria to be considered:
- Research interests focusing on underserved populations and understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities
- Academic service advancing equitable access to higher education for women and racial minorities in the fields where they are underrepresented
- Evidence of an intention to use the doctoral degree toward serving marginalized and underrepresented populations.