Financial Aid for Chemistry Graduate Students

All students admitted to our graduate program receive a stipend for the duration of study in the form of teaching and research assistantships as long as they are in residence and demonstrate good progress toward the degree. Most funds for this support derive from research contracts and grants.

University fellowships are awarded in a campus-wide competition. The department nominates highly qualified applicants requesting admission for these fellowships. The final selection of awardees is made by the University Fellowship Competition Faculty Committee. To be considered for these fellowships, your complete application must be received by the department by December 21. Fellowship stipends are augmented by the department up to current annual stipend level. Students are urged to seek out all possible sources of fellowship support.

Some excellent sources include:

National Science Foundation
Hertz Foundation
Graduate Engineering for Minorities (GEM) Fellowships
AAUW(American Association of University Women) Fellowships
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
National Physical Science Consortium

Industrial contributors to our graduate program have created a number of significant fellowships that we award to outstanding students in the department. Additionally, industrial grants provide very important funds in support of our research. A growing list of such major donors includes:

Abbott Laboratories
Alcon Research
Amgen, Inc.
Arkema Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Chevron Corporation
CooperVision, Inc.
Dow Chemical Company
Elan Pharmaceuticals
Eli Lilly and Company
Ford Motor Company
Gilead Sciences
Hitachi Ltd.
Honeywell Inc.
Lam Research Corporation
LG Chemical Research Intitute
Merck Research and Manufacturing
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.
NuvoMetrix, Inc.
OnWafer Technologies, Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Procter & Gamble Fund
Robert Bosch Corporation
Roche Palo Alto
Rohm and Haas Company
Schering AG
Tyco Electronics

Related Link: UC Berkeley Financial Aid Office