Edward Hildebrand Graduate Fellowship

The Canadian Studies Program at the University of California is offering Edward Hildebrand Fellowship. The fellowship is available for international graduate students who are enrolled at Berkeley. The fellowship supports graduate students who are pursuing a course of study on a Canadian topic. Awards specifically are earmarked for tuition, travel and research expenses.

The Canadian Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley is the most excellent U.S. based program of its kind west of the Rockies.


  • The fellowship competition is open to graduate students of any citizenship enrolled at Berkeley whose research focuses primarily or comparatively on Canada
  • The applicant should demonstrate the potential for excellent scholarship and describe a project which will contribute to knowledge about Canada and/or the Canadian-U.S. relationship

How to Apply:

For applying the fellowship, the candidates must submit the following documents:

  • A brief (approximately 2-3 pages) proposal indicating the student’s degree goal, research plan and timeline, and need for fellowship support.
  • A budget, showing other sources of support if applicable
  • A transcript (unofficial copy OK)
  • A current CV, including email address and citizenship
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s graduate advisor. This letter may be sent under separate cover if the advisor prefers

Submitting Details:

The complete packet can be send at the following address:

Canadian Studies Program
attn: Elliott Smith
University of California at Berkeley
213 Moses Hall # 2308
Berkeley CA 94720-2308
(510) 642-0531

Award Amount:

Several fellowships per year are typically awarded, in the range of $5,000 – 10,000. Smaller awards are also available for summer research.

Application Deadline:

  • For summer research program deadline is March 30, 2016
  • For fall-spring academic year funding deadline is May 06, 2016

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