The 2022-23 UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics Student Fellowship application window is NOW CLOSED.

The BCSP Student Fellowship program offers funding for Indigenous scholars and students interested in the scholarship, training, stewardship, public education, and journalism related to plant medicines and psychedelics. This encompasses Indigenous cultural contexts; Indigenous social, political, and ecological dimensions; Indigenous stewardship and protection; education, training, and clinical approaches to psychedelic use; and journalistic reporting on plant medicines and psychedelics, their origins, and their cultivation. This cohort of scholars will be the first in what will be a longstanding program devoted to Indigenous scholars and the Indigenous scientific and cultural contexts of plant medicines, their associated rituals, and psychedelics.

UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHEDELICS

CALL FOR FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

 We welcome student researchers from all academic disciplines at UC Berkeley.

The UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) announces a new one-year fellowship program for UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students whose work relates to our mission: combining interdisciplinary research, training, and public education to explore not only the psychological, biological, and healing properties of psychedelic substances, but also their cultural contexts.

Based at UC Berkeley and led by six UC Berkeley faculty members across a wide range of disciplines, the BCSP is unique in its commitment to the new scholarship, practice, journalism, and education related to psychedelics.

We anticipate that our BCSP Student Fellows will go on to secure top positions at universities nationwide and lead new training, research, and journalism related to plant medicines and psychedelics.

Timeline:

  • Application Window: April 1 2022 – April 21, 2022
  • Fellows Announced: May 6, 2022
  • Funding Window: May 6, 2022 – May 6, 2023

 Funding:

  •  Up to two BCSP Student Fellowships will be awarded to undergraduates (up to $5000 each)
  • Up to four BCSP Student Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students (up to $10,000 each)

We welcome student applications from students in all departments and programs on the UC Berkeley campus, as well as the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Preference will be given to Indigenous scholars, applicants with deep familiarity and/or experience with Indigenous communities, and applicants from historically underrepresented communities.

Students can apply using the online application below starting April 1, 2022. The application consists of a one- to two-page written proposal, an itemized budget and justification, and a UCB transcript. Graduate student applicants are also asked to upload a current CV. 

The application deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Applicants may contact BCSP executive director Patty Debenham with questions regarding the student fellowship. More information about the BCSP can be found at https://bcsp.berkeley.edu/.

Online Appplication

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Please upload your research proposal
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