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

SURF Rose Hills

Funds research for a faculty member in summer

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (Research - STEM)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($6000)
Other
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American Cultures Student Prize

Project/writing from an AC course

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (Multiple)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($1000)
Undergraduates
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Leslie Lipson Essay Prize

Write an essay on one of five topics selected by the Lipson Committee; applicants must be Freshmen or Sophomores with a minimum Berkeley 3.5 GPA

GENRE: Literature (Essay Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2000)
Other
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Leslie Lipson Scholarship

Must have won the Lipson Essay Prize

GENRE: Literature (Essay Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship ($10,000/year for two years)
Other
TBD 2019

Matthew M. Lyon Prize in Photography

Take five photographs on a single theme of your choice and write a short description.

GENRE: Visual Arts (Photography)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($1000)
Undergraduates
TBD 2019

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Submit a paper that draws on the library's collections completed for an undergraduate level course (upper or lower division) along with a short essay about your research process.

GENRE: Literature (Research / Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($750 - $1,000)
Undergraduates
TBD 2019

The Carmel and Howard Friesen Prize in Oral History Research

Write an essay that draws upon Oral History Center interviews.

GENRE: Literature (Oral History Research)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($500)
Undergraduates
TBD 2019

Stephen K. Tollefson Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Submit a work of nonfiction after completing a qualifying writing course within the College of Letters and Sciences.

GENRE: Literature (Nonfiction Writing)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other

Kids First-David L. Kirp Prize

Submit an application, a resume and an essay of up to 500 words describing their innovation and/or ongoing engagement. Submissions involving apps, models and pilot projects are welcome. All…

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (Community Engagement)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2500)
Undergraduates
TBD 2019

J. K. Anderson Travel Award

Summer study and/or travel in classical lands

GENRE: Literature (Classics)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award (minimum $1500)
Other
TBD 2019

The Dimitrios Vlahos Travel Award

Summer study in Greece

GENRE: Literature (Classics)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

Classics Summer Study Abroad Award (CSSAA)

Summer travel, study, excavation, etc.

GENRE: Literature (Classics)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award ($1500)
Other
TBD 2019

Chung Leadership Prize

Established through a gift by the Chung family, this prize is given each year to an urban studies sophomore or junior in order to support a public service project or internship that he or she will…

GENRE: Design (CED)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize for Public Service Project ($2500)
Other
TBD 2019

Judith Lee Stronach Professional Experience Award

Funding for professional training experiences (must be for a period of at least 8 weeks). Support from the award may be utilized for travel and/or to offset costs of living.

GENRE: Design (CED)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Award/ Scholarship (up to $3500)
Other
TBD 2019

Eisner Prize in Landscape Architecture

Outstanding creative achievement in landscape architectural design

GENRE: Design (Landscape Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($2000)
Other
TBD 2019

Geraldine Knight Scott Traveling Scholarship

Funds significant travel (out of country or to different cultural context) after graduation

GENRE: Design (Landscape Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Fellowship ($2000-$10,000)
Other
TBD 2019

Orinda Garden Club Award

GENRE: Design (Landscape Architecture)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship ($1000)
Other
Ongoing

English department - UNDERGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANT: CONFERENCE TRAVEL

Funding to attend a conference to present a paper

GENRE: Literature (English)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Grant ($150)
Other
Ongoing

English department - UNDERGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANT: ARCHIVAL TRAVEL

Students will need official documentation from an administrator at the archive that they will be visiting, declaring the archive available for the student’s research.

GENRE: Literature (English)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Grant ($150)
Other
TBD 2019

The Paul D. Brun Memorial Scholarship in French

Academic ability and financial need

GENRE: Literature (French)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

SURF L&S Scholarship

Funds 8 weeks of full time summer research *International and AB540 students are eligible and encouraged to apply to SURF L&S

GENRE: Design, Film Media, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts (Research in L&S)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Scholarship ($4000)
Other
TBD 2019

The Gian-Paolo Biasin Memorial Travel Prize

Summer travel for language study

GENRE: Literature (Language)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Travel Award ($2000)
Other
TBD 2019

The Frank Jarrett Machine Design Prize

Most outstanding student project in machine design (ME102B)

GENRE: Design (Mechnical Engineering)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award ($500 split)
Other
TBD 2019

The Tan Award

Design projects in ME102B

GENRE: Design (Mechnical Engineering)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

Albert I. Elkus Memorial Prize

The prize is awarded annually to four or five outstanding students in Music 27: Introduction to Music, a lecture course, which enrolls approximately 400 non-music majors each semester.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

The David and Diana Menn Memorial Prize in the Performing Arts

Outstanding creative talent in the performing arts

GENRE: Performing Arts ()
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

Milton G. Witzel Memorial Prize in Stringed Instrument Performance

Continuing creative achievement in performance on a stringed instrument or to a student composer for work for stringed instruments

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

The Matthew William Fisher Memorial Award in Music (Departmental Citation)

All-around excellence and distinction in Music

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Departmental Citation (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

Bernece B. Lyon Memorial Prize

Awards are granted on a competitive basis for students who propose a worthy project in music performance.

GENRE: Performing Arts (Music)
TYPE / AMOUNT: Prize/Award (Amount TBD)
Other
TBD 2019

Austin F. Williams Prize in Piano Performance

Awards are granted in recognition of strong achievement in piano performance.

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