Fellowships for Incoming Students
Funding for Continuing Students
Graduate Division Continuing Student FellowshipsAHMA doctoral students who are advanced to candidacy by the end of their tenth semester may be eligible for a Graduate Division Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF). Graduate Division determines eligibility for this fellowship and will notify students as to their success or otherwise in obtaining it once the Graduate Services Degrees Unit has processed their Advancement to Candidacy form. The DCF may be used during any semester in candidacy before the end of the mandated Normative Time (fourteen semesters for AHMA students). You must fill out a “DCF Activation Form” to elect in which semesters you wish to take the DCF. The DCF may be supplemented by a single semester GSI-ship, AI-GS, GSR, Reader, or Tutor position, for no more than 25% time.
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positionsSince teaching is an important part of graduate training, each student in the AHMA program will normally serve several times as an instructor. This opportunity constitutes one portion of each student's total funding package. AHMA students are eligible to compete for GSI positions across the campus, but tend to do so most frequently in the departments of AGRS, History, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, History of Art, and Anthropology, depending upon their particular qualifications. You should apply directly to the department or program in question to compete for appointments. GSI positions are rarely awarded in the first year of graduate study, when fellowship funds normally support incoming students. Students should be aware that they must clear from their record any Incomplete grades that are more than a year old before they may begin to teach as a GSI. Moreover, per Graduate Council policy, GSIs may not have more than two Incompletes at the time teaching begins. All first-time GSIs are required to attend an orientation, a pedagogy workshop, and complete an online ethics course sponsored by the University. In addition, first-time international GSIs whose native language is other than English must pass an exam to demonstrate English language proficiency. (See the GSAO for more information on English workshops and proficiency exams.) GSI appointments include a monthly salary plus a fee remission covering 100% of education and registration fees as well as Student Health Insurance premiums.
Other FundingStudent funding may also take the form of other academic appointments such as Graduate Student Researcher appointments (GSR-ships; collaboration in the work of a particular faculty member) or Readerships (grading papers and exams in a particular course). Appointment as a Graduate Student Researcher or a Reader depends upon the recommendation of individual faculty members and available funding. The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy typically appoint a GSR every semester; other opportunities are available on an ad hoc basis. All appointments are subject to the Graduate Division's Appointments Policy.
Funding for Research and Research-related Travel
The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri has funds to support graduate student travel related to the study of papyrology, including travel to conferences, excavations, and collections of papyri. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but should be submitted no less than six weeks before the planned departure date. Applications and queries should be sent to the Director of the CTP.
AHMA students who have the opportunity to speak at a conference have several options for grants to cover associated expenses.
The Graduate Division will provide each enrolled graduate student with a maximum of two conference travel grants during their career as a student at Berkeley.
AHMA can also provide students with funds for conference travel. Because these opportunities occur throughout the year, there is no specific call for applications. Students should make a request to the AHMA Director via email. They should include the title of their paper, the name and dates of the conference, and a budget of their anticipated expenses. If you apply for AHMA funds for conference travel, please explain why you are not applying for a Grad Div conference travel grant.
The Center for Tebtunis Papyri and the Aleshire Center for Greek Epigraphy offer conference-related travel grants to students presenting research on relevant topics. See above for details and links.