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External Fellowships

We encourage applicants to apply for fellowships from sources other than UC Berkeley. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are particularly encouraged to apply for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) fellowships. Information and forms can also be found at university career offices. In addition, some corporations award fellowships to their employees. Many governments also award fellowships for overseas study.

In addition, U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for the many external fellowships for which they are eligible:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowships
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowships
  • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships
  • Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Graduate Fellowship Program
  • AT&T Labs Fellowship Program

For Women and Minorities

  • National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships
  • Lucent Fellowship Program – Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program

For Women:

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Educational Foundation

For Minorities:

  • GEM Fellowship Program
  • Ford Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

For Canadians:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS)