Funding for Education-Related Work & Conference Travel


Conference Travel

The Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant  is open to Masters students (can receive once) and PhD students (can receive twice, but at most once per year). The Student Opportunity Fund is more general and has no set limits, and undergraduates are eligible. In both cases, the applicant is probably more compelling if they are the primary author (or equal co-author) and/or presenter of the work being presented at the conference.

Digital Learning Innovation Grant

The Digital Learning Innovation Grant  gives faculty access to Digital Learning Services staff time and talent resources to help bring your ideas to life and help you create rich learning experiences for students. It may be used in combination with additional funds also awarded to improve student learning. Check out some of the additional grants and funding now available.

Instructional Technology and Innovation Micro Grant

Proposals (generally due mid-March) should describe how funding in the range of $25,000 to $50,000 would be used to advance our educational mission and improve the undergraduate experience. Money cannot be used to pay GSIs or purchase software; awardees are expected to present results at a Council of Deans meeting.

Center for Teaching and Learning Grants

The Center for Teaching and Learning has several small one-off grants and programs for various aspects of curriculum development/enhancement and professional/scholarly development in teaching. Discovery Grants support adding a new creative component to a course and creating a “discovery experience” over long time scales. 

GSI Resource Center Grants

Course Improvement Grants are “micro-grants” of $300 to improve a course, but the work must be done by a GSI during the time they’re teaching the course, not before or after. UC Berkeley’s GSI Teaching and Resource Center seeks to hire up to 200 graduate students for the Graduate Remote Instruction Innovation Fellows Program. This 8-week summer program runs from June 22 to Aug. 14, 2020 and participants will receive a summer stipend of $5,000. The program is intended for graduate students teaching discussion sections or stand-alone courses (e.g., Reading & Composition, studios, or foreign languages), and those GSIs who are assisting a faculty member in revising a course to be taught remotely in the fall. Interested graduate students should apply online. If you have any questions regarding this program, please email