CCS Student Awards

CCS Graduate Student Fellowships 
The Center for Chinese Studies offers annual competitive fellowships for continuing UC Berkeley graduate students in Chinese studies. Eligibility varies among the fellowships. Students may apply ... Read more

CCS Graduate Student Conference Funding
The Center welcomes UC Berkeley graduate students to make funding requests to hold workshops or conferences focusing on China. Award amounts will vary according to the conference size and availability of funds. 

CCS Working Groups
The Center for Chinese Studies will launch a new working group program in the AY2021-22 in support of research in the humanities and the social sciences. This program will provide opportunities for smaller groups of Berkeley faculty and advanced graduate students to share their research in progress, garner thoughtful and detailed feedback on papers or grants, brainstorm new projects, and discuss the latest published research related to their working group. ...Read more

CCS Graduate Student Ad Hoc Travel Grants
Graduate students who plan short-term travel to present a paper at a conference, are invited to apply for an Ad Hoc Travel Grant to help pay for some portion of their travel expenses. Applications should be submitted to at least 30 days in advance, and should include a brief proposal, a budget and proof of paper acceptance.

Note: All graduate students are eligible for two conference grants from the Graduate Division. Please make sure that you use up your funding at the Graduate Division before applying to CCS. Please click here for detailed information.

Other UC Berkeley China Studies Fellowships

The David N. Keightley Fellowship

The David N. Keightley Fellowship will provide support for high-achieving graduate students in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Recipients shall be graduate students whose work focuses on China and/or Chinese subjects, with strong preferences for those whose research emphasis is on Neolithic to the Han dynasty period. This may include Chinese language, archeology, art history and/or history. The fellowship may be used for, but not limited to, summer research, travel, conference attendance, and fellowship support.


Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship
The Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship provides financial support for graduate students from Taiwan who are enrolled full-time at the University of California, Berkeley, in any field of study.Students must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Have graduated from a fully accredited, 4-year college or university in Taiwan, with a GPA of 3.7 (A-) or higher
  2. Be a citizen of the Republic of China and have lived in Taiwan consecutively for at least ten years
  3. Have demonstrated financial need in pursuit of advanced degrees
  4. Be registered at Berkeley (home campus). The fellowship may be renewed one time.

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship

Administered by the ASUC and funded by the F.Y.Chang Foundation, the Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship is a prestigious two-year pilot project to support undergraduate students' independent research in International Relations and East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.

The Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship comprises two distinct programs: the "Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellow of Political Science '' and the "Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellow of East Asian Studies," each provides one fellow with $2,000 of funding. The Fellowship program aims to provide interested students, especially those of AAPI heritage, with financial support to conduct academic research focused on political/social/cultural/economic aspects of East Asia. 

The application is now reopened to give potential applicants another chance to be benefitted from this opportunity. It will be closed by 11:59PM PST September 29th, Friday, 2023. If interested, please submit an application on our Application Form: