Funding Available: Matrix Research Teams; Sciences Po, Erasmus+ Freie Universitaet Grants

Social Science Matrix seeks proposals for Matrix Research Teams for the 2019-2020 academic year, and we invite applications for collaboration grants with Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin.


Social Science Matrix is pleased to offer the following funding opportunities for faculty, staff, and students at UC Berkeley. Please note the March deadlines. Contact Jessica Stewart,, with any questions.

Sciences Po Collaboration Grants

Social Science Matrix is partnering with Sciences Po, a premier university based in Paris, France, to provide seed funding for collaborative partnerships with scholars from UC Berkeley. Each institution has committed to create a pool of funding for grants that will enable faculty members to work together on a cross-institutional basis. UC Berkeley faculty members are invited to submit applications for Matrix/Sciences Po Collaboration Grants to fund activities supporting this program’s goals. We anticipate awarding Seed Grants of up to $5,000 for each project to support collaborations starting as early as July 2019. Activities may include (but are not limited to) faculty exchanges, research seminars, and workshops. In addition to receiving funding, UC Berkeley faculty members who spend time in France through this initiative will be provided with meeting and office space at their chosen location. Matrix will also provide administrative support and help publicize the work of a project team if desired. Proposals are due on March 31, 2019 by 11:59pm PST. Learn more.


Erasmus+ Mobility Grants – Freie Universitaet Berlin

Matrix is also pleased to announce a new joint program between UC Berkeley and Freie Universität, Berlin (FUB), a leading research university in Berlin, Germany, that will provide Erasmus+ mobility (i.e. travel) funding for collaborative research and training between the two universities. The Erasmus+ funding is awarded by the European Union and will be available for use until July 2020. All mobility projects under Erasmus+ aim to help individual learners acquire skills to support their professional development and deepen their understanding of other cultures. Any UC Berkeley graduate student (Master’s or PhD), faculty, or staff member is invited to submit proposals for the FUB Erasmus+ grant. Proposals are due Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Learn more.

Matrix Research Teams for 2019-2020

UC Berkeley faculty, graduate students, and researchers are invited to submit proposals for Matrix Research Teams for the 2019-2020 academic year. Matrix Research Teams are groups of scholars who gather regularly to explore or develop a novel question of significance in the social sciences. Successful research teams integrate participants from several social-science disciplines and diverse ranks (i.e. faculty and graduate students), address a compelling research question with real-world significance, and deploy or develop appropriate methodologies in creative ways. Proposals are due on March 29, 2019 at 11:59PM. Learn more.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact Jessica Stewart, Associate Director for Programs, at


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