Global Poverty & Practice Minor

Funding

Global Poverty and Practice Minor Fellowship

Open to Global Poverty and Practice Minor Students only.

The Global Poverty and Practice Minor offers a fellowship to support GPP Minor students’ U.S. and international Practice Experiences. Applications are evaluated on the proposed practice experience and the financial need of the student. Students completing practice experiences The current application for Spring and Summer 2024 Practice Experiences can be submitted by the following deadline:

Deadline: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 11:59PM

Application for Spring and Summer 2024 Practice Experiences

Budget Template

* Thanks to the Bruce Pray Undergraduate Fellowship for South Asia, funding is available to support select GPP Minor students completing practice experiences in South Asia.  Applicants for the GPP Fellowship completing a South Asia practice experience will be automatically considered for this funding.

GPP Practice Experience Funding

Award Amount: $2,000 in Scholarships; $4,000 for Internships and Grants, plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend applicable conference; and $5,000 for Technical Design Projects (TDP), plus up to $3000 in travel funds.
Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year

Only students studying in energy-related disciplines from accredited colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada are eligible for student research grants/internships. The DEED technical design project is intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy-related disciplines in the public power industry. One $5,000 TDP is awarded each year to a student or group of students conducting research on an energy-related project. The award recipient(s) also receive travel reimbursement up to $3000 to present their project during the annual APPA Engineering and Operations Technical Conference.

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Students studying on CIEE’s college study abroad programs can apply for CIEE scholarships and grants. Provides both need-based grants and merit-based grants.

Award Amount: Up to $3000.

For any Berkeley undergraduate travel to Africa for research and study who will return to campus as a registered student following the research trip. Students with training in African studies and foreign languages, particularly African languages, will be given priority.

Award Amount: Varies.

These awards will enable students to carry out clearly defined fieldwork, domestically or internationally, with human rights organizations related to a student’s area of study. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide students with an opportunity to contribute to the work of human rights organizations while also gaining practical experience that may influence the students’ areas of research or academic focus. The fellowship program welcomes multi-disciplinary approaches to human rights fieldwork. Students are encouraged to publish the results of their fieldwork. Preference will be given to graduate students and returning students.

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) provides grants and other support for students, faculty, and visiting scholars; hosts lectures, film series, conferences, and innovative workshops; and partners with local educational and non-profit institutions and businesses to provide accessible public programs related to the Middle East.

Award Amount: $100 – $750
Deadline: November 15, 2023 and April 15, 2023

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be consonant with CRG’s mandate to support critical student research on race, gender, and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world. Grants will be awarded for periods of up to six months from the start date.

Award Amount: $400 for travel within California, up to $600 for travel elsewhere in North America, and up to $1,000 for international travel
Deadline: September 15 (Fall), February 15 (Spring) and March 17 (Summer)

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be consonant with CRG’s mandate to support critical student research on race, gender, and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world. Grants will be awarded for periods of up to six months from the start date.

Award Amount: $15,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2024

For all sophomore and junior UC undergraduate students who are engaged in year-long projects related to social change, public service, and/or social entrepreneurship. Students must submit application to UC Berkeley’s representative (identified on the Strauss Foundation website).

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2023

The E4C Program is a 4-month Summer Research Fellowship that grants 10 $5k grants to engineering students engaged in global development, supported by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation (UEF). The Fellowship is a new offering from E4C’s Innovation Lab, which supports the development of knowledge tools for designers, manufacturers and implementers of poverty‐alleviating products and services. Fellows will deepen their understanding of development engineering through research, analysis and normalization of solutions. This program is open to senior undergraduate, graduate and post-graduates in engineering with a focus and/or specialization in global development aligned to E4C’s target sectors (i.e. Energy, Health, Water, Agriculture, Housing, Transport and Information Systems). Graduating students are eligible.

Award Amount: Approx. $15,000 – $25,000
Deadline: February 15 or September 1

The Cabot Trust awards grants to support persons with charitable, religious, artistic, educational, and scientific projects that promote the good of others. Applicants should contact the Trust in writing to request application guidelines.

Award Amount: Varies

The GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship program supports people participating in volunteer programs abroad. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

Award Amount: Varies

The GO! Volunteer Abroad Scholarship program supports people participating in volunteer programs abroad. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples and/or video submissions.

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Check back early 2024

The Greater Good Science Center offers annual fellowships to UC Berkeley Undergraduate (up to $5,000) and Graduate students (up to $15,000) whose research relates to our mission. The fellowship program aims to attract scholars from across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, with an emphasis on the social-behavioral sciences.

Award Amount: up to $500 for travel within California, up to $750 for travel elsewhere in North America, up to $1000 for international travel, with the chance to win additional prizes at the Junior Scholars Conference
Deadline: September 5, 2023

IIS is seeking to award a series of merit scholarships of up to $2000 each to support undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted while in EAP, or independently. The scholarship recipients will be called IIS Junior Scholars. After completing their research projects, Junior Scholars are required to submit a four-page research summary and attend the IIS Junior Scholars Conference.

Award Amount: $15,000 – $500,000
Deadline: Varies

Provides a list of grants for innovators with promising but unproven approaches to important social problems. Grants are one-time, no more than two years, with stipends between $15,000 and $500,000

Award Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Scholarship Connection is UC Berkeley’s clearinghouse for information on scholarships that are funded by sources outside the University. The Scholarship Connection website is run by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS). We receive hundreds of scholarship notices each year. Competition for these awards may be local, national, or international in scope, and scholarship deadlines and requirements vary.

Award Amount: Varies

The New York Foundation provides funds for summer internships in community organizing for young people. The goal is to provide young people (ages 15 to 23) with a training experience in the process of community organizing. They prioritize internship proposals that involve interns directly in organizing efforts, especially in low-income communities and communities of color.

Award Amount: $5,000

This Award is intended for UC Berkeley undergraduates in Middle Eastern Studies or other relevant majors, or graduate students in Master’s or Ph.D. programs whose work focuses on the Middle East and North Africa. Grants are awarded to defray the cost of international travel to conduct research.

Award Amount: $1200 (undergraduate); $4,000-$10,000 (graduate); and $18,000 (visiting scholars); and up to $5,000 for other scholarly initiatives
Deadline: January 31, 2023

The Sultan Program 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 for Visiting Scholars, Graduates, Undergraduates, and other scholarly initiatives taken upon by UC Berkeley faculty, students, and affiliates for collaborative and public outreach activities related to the Arab world.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Acumen Global, Regional, and Acumen+ Fellows Programs
Award Amount: Varies.
Deadline: September 26, 2023 (Malaysia), November 10, 2023 (India), November 28, 2023(East Africa)

The 12-month fellowship for individuals is dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business, leadership, and operational expertise. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in New York that culminates in a nine-month fieldwork with a company in the US or abroad, and long-term connection opportunities post-program.


Ashoka Fellows Program
Award Amount: Varies.
Deadline: Rolling.

Ashoka actively searches for social entrepreneurs with new, innovative solutions to solve society’s pressing problems. Fellows are eligible to receive a tailored stipend for up to three years, if needed, for the Fellow to dedicate themselves full time to the advancement of their idea. Fellows receive lifetime network support and stipends that support their research.


Echoing Green Fellowship
Award Amount: Up to $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for two-person partnerships) over 2 years.
Deadline: November 2, 2023 

Echoing Green Fellowships provides a $80,000 stipend for individuals and $90,000 stipend for two-person partnerships to start a new public service organization or an independent service project that identifies and create visionary solutions to community needs. The Fellowship also provides health care benefits, on-line connectivity, access to a network of social entrepreneurs, training and technical assistance. The proposed project can be domestic or international, in all service areas. It must be the applicant’s original, independent idea, and applicants should have experience with the proposed service and constituency. Research projects and lobbying activities are not eligible. A full time student in a degree program can apply; however, you must have completed your studies by July at the beginning of your fellowship period.


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Award Amount: registration fees $10,000 and stipend $5,000
Deadline: February 6, 2023

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. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential.

At UC Berkeley, funding for FLAS Fellowships is provided by seven Title VI National Resource Centers representing various world areas, including: East Asia, Eastern Europe/Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.


Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships
Award Amount: Full Financial Support
Deadline: TBA for 2024.

The ICWA Fellowship represents a generous investment in the future of a Fellow. The ultimate aim of the ICWA Fellowship program is to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures. The Fellowship supports a Fellow over a two year period, during which she or he carries out an immersive program of self-designed, independent study abroad. The goal is to learn about other societies, not to change them. Please note that Fellows are required to write monthly newsletters. Applicants must have a good command of written and spoken English.


John Gardner Fellowship
Award Amount: $32,000 stipend
Deadline: October 18, 2023

The John Gardner Fellowship places three graduating seniors from UC Berkeley with a distinguished mentor in a public service, non-profit, or government organization of their choosing within the continental United States. Applicants are encouraged from any major field of study and from a wide variety of service experiences; they need only to have a strong commitment to public service.


Moore Foundation Grants
Award Amount: Varies.
Deadline: Varies.

Provides a list of grants available since 2001 concerning scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.


Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award
Award Amount: $15,000
Deadline: January 

This award is to allow recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or career.

 

Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship