Iris Hui Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship

Established in 2021, the Dr. Iris Hui Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship honors the vision and goals of Dr. Iris Hui, a PhD graduate of Political Science from UC Berkeley.

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Iris Hui

Family and friends raised funding for this memorial scholarship in Dr. Hui’s name to support researchers and students tackling issues that meant so much to her — urgent, real-world problems facing all of us, including the governance of natural resources, climate change, political empowerment, and migration. As a former graduate student herself, Dr. Hui understood how funding like this can benefit graduate students.

Social Science Matrix is honored to be chosen as the institutional home for this memorial scholarship, which will be distributed to awarded graduate students each summer. (Read about the 2022 Iris Hui Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship winners.)

The maximum award amount is $1000; amounts may be less than requested. Applications for the research funding are accepted each year until March 31st. Money will be given to students as a stipend upon award. We anticipate being able to award 1-2 awards each year, depending on the amount of the awards and funding availability. Awards will be announced by June 1st each year.

Eligibility: Applicants can be at any stage of the PhD process, and must be enrolled in any department in the Social Sciences Division of the UC Berkeley College of Letters & Science. Students are eligible to receive this grant once during their graduate studies.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the 2023 Iris Hui Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship has now passed. Stay tuned to this page or the Matrix newsletter for future updates.

Donate to Support the Scholarship

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We know that many people generously donated to establish this memorial scholarship, and we welcome further donations to be able to continue supporting graduate students for many more years into the future. Click here to donate. Please contact Eva Seto for information.