Opportunities for Students

IRLE offers many opportunities for students to engage with and produce top-level research on labor and employment at UC Berkeley.

Graduate Student Research Awards
IRLE provides flexible funds (up to $6,000) to qualified masters and doctoral students to advance student research projects in partnership with a faculty advisor or mentor. The application period for 2021-2022 funding has ended.

Eligibility

  • Masters and doctoral students with a GPA above 3.0 and no incompletes.
  • Applicants must be in residence at UC Berkeley and not on leave during the grant period.

Learn More and Apply »
2021-2022 Awardees »

Dissertation Fellowship Program
IRLE’s Dissertation Fellowship Program offers $7,500 stipend per semester and resident tuition and fees for students nearing completion of a dissertation related to IRLE’s mission. The application period for 2021-2022 funding has ended.

Eligibility

  • Doctoral students with a GPA above 3.0 and no incompletes.
  • Applicants must be in residence at UC Berkeley and not on leave during the grant period.
  • Because the purpose of the IRLE Fellowship is to enable full-time research and writing, preference is given to Fellows who do not hold teaching or other academic appointments during the fellowship year.

Learn More and Apply »
2021-2022 Fellows »

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program
IRLE serves as a host for URAP projects related to our mission. We provide faculty and students with additional support: submitting projects, matching students with projects, student training, and an end of semester meeting.

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program »
Participants »

Labor & Employment Related Courses
Review UC Berkeley’s course listing of courses related to labor and employment.

Labor & Employment Related Courses »
Labor Studies at Cal »

Visiting Scholars Program
Visiting Student Researchers hosted by a Berkeley faculty member can visit IRLE to work on independent research projects that contribute to the study of labor and employment issues.

Visiting Scholars Program »
Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers »

Events and Meeting Space
IRLE hosts regular lectures and conferences, where guest speakers, faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars present on a variety of topics. We also provide seminar space for faculty and students to hold events.

If you would like to use our space contact Christina McKay at (510) 642-3651, christina.mckay@berkeley.edu.

Upcoming Events »