Search grants, scholarships, prizes, and fellowships from departments and centers across the creative campus at UC Berkeley.
Date Detail Eligibility

The Musical Theater Prize

Support an original student-written, produced, and performed piece of musical theater (or opera) to be performed in the Department of Music at the end of each Spring semester.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Musical Theater, Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Judith Lee Stronach Undergraduate Travel Scholarship

Travel for service-learning opportunities

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (Service Learning, Community Engagement)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award ($2,000-$5,000)
Other

Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition

Excellence of composition in poetry, story writing, drama, or another field of literary composition

GENRE: Literature (Literary Composition)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($250-$400)
All UC Berkeley Students

Thomas G. Rosenmeyer Greek Translation Prize

Translate an English passage into classical Greek style

GENRE: Literature (Translation)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($500)
All UC Berkeley Students

Academy of American Poets Prize

Write a poem or group of poems

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($100)
All UC Berkeley Students

Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize in Literary Composition

Write a story or play

GENRE: Literature (Literary Composition)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($250 - $400)
All UC Berkeley Students

Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize in Lyric Poetry

Create a lyric poem

GENRE: Literature (Lyric Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($1,000 - $2,000)
All UC Berkeley Students

Julia Keith Shrout Short Story Prize

Write a short story

GENRE: Literature (Short Story Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($75-$250)
All UC Berkeley Students

Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore

Demonstrate originality, excellence, and importance to the field of folklore

GENRE: Performing Arts (Folklore)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($50 - $100)
All UC Berkeley Students

Nicola De Lorenzo Prize in Music Composition

Create a musical composition

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($1000)
Undergraduates

Emily Chamberlain Cook Prizes in Poetry

Write a poem

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($300 - $500)
All UC Berkeley Students

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Poetry and Prose

Create a collection of poetry or prose

GENRE: Literature (Poetry and Prose)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2,000 minimum)
All UC Berkeley Students

Joan Lee Yang Memorial Poetry Prizes

Write a poem

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($250 - $500)
All UC Berkeley Students

George Morey Richardson Latin Translation Prize

Translate a classical English passage into Ciceronian Latin

GENRE: Literature (Translation)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($500 - $1,500)
All UC Berkeley Students

Lipson Research Grant

Must be a Lipson Scholar

GENRE: Literature (Essay Writing / Research)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Research Grant (up to $3,500)
Other

Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize

Write a poem or group of poems; this is a multicampus contest open to undergraduates only

GENRE: Literature (Poetry)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($100 - $250)
Other

Samuel C. Irving Prize for American Wit and Humor

Write an anecdote, story, poem, drawing, or play illustrative of American wit and humor

GENRE: Literature (Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($750)
All UC Berkeley Students

Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize

Write an essay (500 words or less) on a topic determined by the Committee on Prizes

GENRE: Literature (Essay Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($750 - $1,000)
All UC Berkeley Students

The Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Scholarship

Awarded to persons who have manifested unusual talent in music and who show a bona fide intention to devote their lives to music; enable recipients to study either in the United States or…

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Scholarship (Amount TBD)
All UC Berkeley Students

Summer FLAS Fellowship

Formal study abroad program at the intermediate or advanced level of a critical or less commonly taught language

GENRE: Literature (Language)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Fellowship (up to $7,500)
Undergraduates

FLAS Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

Language study abroad; formal UC Berkeley or overseas academic program of full-time study during the academic year, including language and area/international studies courses

GENRE: Literature (Language)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Fellowship (up to $15,000)
Undergraduates

Haas Scholars

For last year of undergraduate degree

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (General)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship (up to $12,600)
Other

Mary Nunes Souza Music Awards

Awards are granted on a competitive basis for special projects designed to supplement the student’s musical training.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Film and Video

Film/video submission

GENRE: Film Media (Film & Video)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2000 minimum)
All UC Berkeley Students

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Photo-Imaging

Photography submission

GENRE: Visual Arts (Photography)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2,000 minimum)
All UC Berkeley Students

Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prizes in Creative Arts (Music)

Music are awarded for outstanding achievement in instrumental or vocal performance or in musical composition.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Bakewell/Brown & Bakewell/Weihe Prize

Best drawings of decorative detail or ornament in architecture

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Neri&Hu Travel Fellowship

Summer 2018 internship and travel experience with the Neri&Hu Design and Research Office in either Shanghai, China or London, England

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Coolhaus Design Competition

Best ice cream packaging design

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship ($5000)
Other

Pyatok Internship / Scholarship / Fellowship

One undergraduate or graduate architecture student will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship/fellowship and a paid summer 2018 internship at the PYATOK office in Oakland.

GENRE: Design (Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Internship / Scholarship / Fellowship ($5000)
Other