Funding is a critical element of your graduate studies. Through a combination of NIH training grants, university fellowships, and teaching & research appointments, the Vision Science program provides 5 years of financial support (tuition and stipend) for students progressing toward a PhD degree.
As most PhD students are supported through a federal grant from the National Institute of Health, only US citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for these funds. Consequently, the program does not offer financial support to non-US citizens and they must be prepared to fully support their own education and related expenses.
We encourage our applicants and students to apply for various funding opportunities that might be available to them. UC Berkeley Graduate Division maintains a web space containing information on awards and fellowships for entering and continuing students. Here is the direct link to this great resource.
In addition, here is a list of funding opportunities that Vision Science researchers have been successful in obtaining:
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research
- Ford Foundation
- National Physical Science Consortium
- The Hertz Foundation
- Fight for Sight
- Macula Vision Research Foundation
- Porter Physiology Development Fellowship
- Mentored Research Award
- UC Dissertation-Year
- Dean’s Normative Time
- Doctoral Completion Fellowship
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
- Department of Energy Computational Science
- Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows Program
- Berkeley Clinical Scientist Development Program
- National Defense Science & Engineering
- Foundation Fighting Blindness
- Conference Travel Grant
- Turner Memorial Scholarship