Funding and Visitors

Funding Opportunities & Awards


Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship

The Edward Hildebrand Fellowship provides support for Berkeley graduate students whose work focuses primarily, or comparatively, on Canada. Funds are intended for direct travel and research costs. Several fellowships are awarded annually, in the $5,000 - $10,000 range. Smaller awards are also available for summer research.

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Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies

The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies supports undergraduate students pursuing a research topic related to Canada in a UC Berkeley class or independent study project. One prize is awarded annually in the amount of $250 to the student who has written the best undergraduate research paper or produced the best original project that engages with topics, people or events related to Canada.

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John A. Sproul Research Fellowship

The John A. Sproul Fellowship provides modest support for a scholar with interests in Canada who wishes to spend a period of time at Berkeley. One or more Fellows will be selected, with an award in the range of $7000 - 8000 U.S each for an academic year, or a lesser amount for a shorter period of time. This is intended as a supplement to other support the scholar may have. 

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Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies

The Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies is administered via a partnership between Fulbright Canada and the Canadian Studies Program. The application process and final candidate selection process is handled by Fulbright Canada in Ottawa. Applications for one semester positions are considered, however strong preference is given to scholars intending to spend an entire year at Berkeley. 

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Canadian Studies will occasionally sponsors visitors from other universities who wish to conduct research at Berkeley. In general, scholars must have a Ph.D. and be at least five years from having graduated to be considered. We encourage those interested to explore the various established visiting scholar programs offered by Canadian Studies above. If your research interests and plans do not fit within the various established programs, please contact Elliott Smith to see if alternative visiting scholar arrangements may be possible.