The Center offers several fellowships for UC Berkeley students. The Financial Aid Office administers many need-based financial aid programs. The Graduate Division Fellowship Office, academic departments and professional schools administer other merit based programs. Information is available through the web links provided.

Tuition Scholarships

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

This program provides comprehensive scholarships and support to students from Sub-Saharan African countries. For more information, visit the program's website.

Research Fellowships

The Center directly administers three fellowships for graduate students and one for undergraduates. Deadlines for the all fellowships are usually early in the in the spring semester. For 2018, the deadline for all CAS graduate fellowships is Monday, February 12. The deadline for Rosberg Geist Fellowship for undergraduates is Thursday, March 1st.

Andrew and Mary Thompson ROCCA Fellowship

The Center for African Studies offers two types of Rocca fellowships providing funding to UC Berkeley graduate students at different points in their doctoral studies.

Emeka Kalu Ezera Fellowship

Rosberg/Geist Fellowship for Undergraduates

A fellowship award up to $3,000 to support undergraduate travel to African countries for research and study.

Other CAS Fellowships

*To access these two CAS applications google forms, you first must be logged into a browser with a CalNet ID.

Cowell Fellowship (currently inactive)

The Center also administered the Cowell Fellowship that was specifically for Ph.D. Graduates Students at the University of Dar es Salaam. The Fellowship recipient spent 6 to 12 months at UC Berkeley working with a UC Berkeley faculty mentor, taking courses (especially proseminar and methodological courses), and conducting research using library and archival resources unavailable at UDS. Upon completion of the year at Berkeley, the Fellows returned to Tanzania and completed their degrees.

Non-CAS Fellowships

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS is a UC Berkeley Graduate Division administered Fellowship.  Read more about the FLAS Fellowship.

Institute of International Studies Fellowships

Many graduate students studying Africa have also received dissertation and pre-dissertation fellowships from the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley.

For funding opportunities see: http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities

International House 

Other Resources

Funding Resources for African Students

Postdoctoral Researchers