ISEEES Fellowships

Service to UC Berkeley graduate students is a primary ISEEES function, and through a combination of intra- and extramural funding, it offers a variety of graduate student assistance, including fellowships, graduate student training grants, and grants for research-related travel.

Graduate students specializing in Slavic, East European, or Eurasian fields may be eligible for a variety of other departmental and University fellowships, grants-in-aid, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships, as well as Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, and BPS fellowships (for BPS-affiliated student only). Individual fellowships and grants for graduate students focussing on Hungarian, Polish, or Balkan studies are also available. Students are advised to visit the Graduate Fellowship Office, 318 Sproul Hall.

ISEEES Travel Grants provide limited travel support for ISEEES-affiliated graduate students. Grants up to $750 are awarded to students who are on the official program of a professional conference or workshop in the United States. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one grant per student per academic year (July1 - June 30). To apply send a request listing the event, the panel, and the paper along with a brief budget at least two weeks prior to departure to jpennington@berkeley.edu.
Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis. Contact: Jeffrey Pennington, Executive Director of ISEEES, UC Berkeley, 260 Stephens Hall #2304, Berkeley CA 94720-2304; phone: 510-643-6736; e-mail: jpennington@berkeley.edu

ISEEES International Conference Travel Grants provide limited travel support for ISEEES-affiliated graduate students. Grants up to $1500 are awarded to students who are on the official program of a professional conference or workshop outside of the United States. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one grant per student per academic year (July1 - June 30). To apply send a request listing the event, the panel, and the paper along with a brief budget at least two weeks prior to departure to jpennington@berkeley.edu.
Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis. Contact: Jeffrey Pennington, Executive Director of ISEEES, UC Berkeley, 260 Stephens Hall #2304, Berkeley CA 94720-2304; phone: 510-643-6736; e-mail: jpennington@berkeley.edu

The Drago and Danica Kosovac Prize is awarded for an outstanding work written by a UC Berkeley student on some aspect of Serbian studies. Eligible fields are broadly defined to include all areas of history, language, culture, arts, society, politics, economics, and institutions of Serbia. Prize amounts include: $500 for an undergraduate senior or honors thesis or a Master’s thesis; $750 for an article published in a peer-reviewed journal within the past year; or $1000 for a doctoral dissertation. All Cal students are eligible to apply. The application includes: a cover letter, one electronic copy of the work, and a letter of recommendation from the student’s academic advisor.
Deadline: accepted on a rolling basis. Contact: Jeffrey Pennington, ISEEES, UC Berkeley, 260 Stephens Hall # 2304, Berkeley CA 94720-2304;
jpennington@berkeley.edu

The Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies offers awards up to approximately $5,000 to faculty and/or graduate student projects that focus on the experience of the Serbian and Montenegrin peoples. Undergraduate students may also apply for funding of a research program that focuses on Serbia and Montenegro. Applications should consist of a research or project proposal, budget, and letter of recommendation from department chair or faculty advisor. Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact: Jeffrey Pennington, ISEEES, UC Berkeley, 260 Stephens Hall # 2304, Berkeley CA 94720-2304; jpennington@berkeley.edu

The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies offers awards to encourage and recognize the study of Hungary by students, faculty, and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The Hertelendy Endowment in Hungarian Studies provides partial support (tuition, stipend, and/or travel and research-related expenses) to UC Berkeley graduate students working in Hungarian studies. UC Berkeley faculty, undergraduates, and visiting researchers may also apply for funding of research projects devoted to Hungarian studies. Eligible fields are broadly defined to include all areas of history, language, culture, arts, society, politics, economics, and institutions of Hungary; and research projects may include conference presentations and language study. An application consists of a letter of intent, research proposal, budget, and letter of recommendation from faculty advisor or department chair. Deadline: applications accepted on a rolling basis. Contact: Jeffrey Pennington, UC Berkeley, 260 Stephens Hall # 2304, Berkeley CA 94720-2304; Tel: 510-643-6736; jpennington@berkeley.edu