Grants and Awards

Funding Opportunities & Awards

Edward Hildebrand Graduate Research 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.

Undergraduate Research Awards

The Canadian Studies Program provides support to undergraduate students pursuing research on Canada for a UC Berkeley class or independent study project on a case-by-case basis. Awards are made at the director’s discretion. Undergraduate proposals are evaluated similarly to applications for the Hildebrand Fellowship.

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.

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.