The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation have partnered to offer a Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Research Grant for graduate students in the Social Sciences and the Humanities at all UC Campuses. Preference is given to projects in one of the strategic research areas of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, including The Future of Industry from a Social and Economic Perspective and Transatlantic Connections between Austria and the United States. As the result of this partnership, IES receives two Austrian PhD students each year, and UC Berkeley sends two PhD students to Austria each year. Funding is available to all UC campuses, expanding access to global opportunities throughout the University of California system.
More information is available on the IES website.
For UC Berkeley faculty and staff, more detailed information regarding the partnership development process, funding, staffing, and benefits to the UC Berkeley community is available here (via Google Drive, CalNet ID required).