Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Institute Of International Studies Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Description: The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad.

Application Details: 
Applicants must submit a one-page research proposal that addresses:

1) The research question;
2) Why it is important to the field of study;
3) Qualifications to conduct the research (i.e. related past or planned coursework, languages, etc.)

4) A preliminary research plan (including the format for research, i.e. as an independent study, during EAP, etc.).

In addition, applications must include an unofficial transcript and one letter of recommendation, which can come from a GSI or faculty member.

Submission Instructions: The application can be found on the IIS website: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship
 Please ask your recommender to e-mail the recommendation letter directly to iis.grants@berkeley.edu.

Eligibility: Open to any UC Berkeley junior or senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has completed at least one semester of study in residence at Berkeley. All majors are eligible and encouraged to apply. (Note: concurrent enrollment students are not eligible to apply.)

Award Amount: Merit scholarships will be up to $2000 each.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Please email iis.grants@berkeley.edu with any questions, or call 510-642-2474.