Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellowship

Current Winner

Past Winner

Dr. & Mrs. Hildebrand. Photo courtesy of UCSF Fresno.
Dr. & Mrs. Hildebrand. Photo courtesy of UCSF Fresno

The Edward E. Hildebrand Fellowship Fund for Berkeley was established from the bequest of Edward Eric Hildebrand, MD, born and trained in Canada and formerly of Fresno, California, in support of graduate students pursuing a course of study on a Canadian topic. For application process see below.

The fellowship competition is open to graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at Berkeley whose research focuses primarily or comparatively on Canada. The applicant should demonstrate the potential for excellent scholarship and describe a project which will contribute to knowledge about Canada and/or the Canadian-U.S. relationship. Funds are intended for direct travel and research costs. Maintenance and/or tuition costs may be considered under rare circumstances, and only in the final stage of the student’s dissertation writing.

Several fellowships per year are typically awarded, with an average award of $5,000. Smaller awards are also available for summer research.  Fellowships may be awarded for more than one year but a new application is required each year. Students are required to submit a brief report of progress made under the grant. Students who have received Hildebrand support in the past may reapply for travel and research funds. Hildebrand fellows are expected to participate in the interdisciplinary activities of the Program, including our Canadian Studies luncheon talks and other events on a wide range of topics. (See the Canadian Studies program online calendar). Fellowship recipients are expected to share their work at a Canadian Studies luncheon colloquium after completing their research. 

In the rare event that a Hildebrand Fellowship is awarded as a stipend, the Program caps funding from all sources at the university’s estimated graduate student budget, approximately $41,870 in 2019-20. (See UC Berkeley Financial Aid: Cost of Attendance.) Awards specifically earmarked for tuition, travel and research expenses do not count toward this cap.

For Summer research, March 11, 2022
For Fall-Spring academic year funding, May 6, 2022

Note: Students may apply for both a summer award, and an academic year award. An applicant is not disqualified for an academic year award after receiving a summer award.  

APPLICATION for 2022-2023

The Canadian Studies Program invites applications from graduate students in good standing at UC Berkeley for the Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship for summer 2022 or academic year 2022-2023. Applicants should upload the following as a single PDF here.

  • A brief (approximately 2-3 pages) proposal indicating the student’s degree goal, research plan and timeline, and need for fellowship support.
  • A budget, showing other sources of support if applicable.
  • A transcript (unofficial copy OK).
  • A current CV, including email address and citizenship
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s graduate advisor. This letter should be sent by the directly by the author to canada@berkeley.edu.

If you have questions, please contact: 

Canadian Studies Program 
University of California, Berkeley 
213 Moses Hall # 2308
Berkeley CA 94720-2308
(510) 642-0531