Current Students - Graduates

Don’t Miss the Berkeley Grad Slam Championship!

April 4, 2017

See eight graduate student semi-finalists (including 4 from L&S) compete to be the Berkeley Champion!

Statistics Ph.D. student speaks out about being undocumented in the Trump era

January 26, 2017

Arturo Fernandez, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in statistics, discusses his experience as an undocumented student at UC Berkeley. 

Berkeley neuroscientists observe how the brain extracts meaning from noise

December 20, 2016
When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of a song, your brain appears to be re-tuning to recognize speech that was previously incomprehensible. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have now observed this re-tuning in action by recording directly from the surface of a person’s brain as the words of a previously unintelligible sentence suddenly pop out after the subject is told the meaning of the garbled speech.

Berkeley-bound scholar rises from the depths of schizophrenia

August 18, 2016
Brandon Chuang starts a graduate program in clinical psychology after fighting off the demons of schizophrenia.

Information for Continuing Students

Dr. Alberto Ledesmathe graduate diversity director for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Letters and Science, provides support to continuing graduate students in the division. Support varies depending upon each student’s needs. For example, guidance can take the form of advising or mentoring.

Crafting Your Future in the Arts & Humanities

In this section you will find key links to websites and fellowships in the Arts & Humanities, human resource offices at selected colleges and universities across the United States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), resources in the private and government sectors, information on non-academic careers, and academic search engines that will assist in your search for employment. These resources can be used as a springboard to other sources that open a broad array of fellowship and employment opportunities for your future. 

Grant-Writing Resources

A Quick Guide

Visit the Academic Skill Building Workshops page.

Where to Begin

Those of you beginning the grant-writing process may want to read the following three items:

Postdoctoral Appointments

L&S Guidelines for Postdoctoral Appointments

UC postdoctoral scholars are governed by the United Auto Workers Union (UAW 5810). The most current UAW 5810 Postdoctoral Scholar Unit contract can be found at http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/px/index.html.

GSI & Postdoctoral Appointments

Appointing GSIs at L&S

Read about procedures for the appointment of undergraduate GSIs in the College of Letters & Science. Such appointments are possible under exceptional circumstances when no qualified graduate students are available. Included are updated instructions, forms, links, and contact information.