IRLE provides funding, training, publishing opportunities, and community for emerging graduate and undergraduate labor scholars. Explore opportunities below.
IRLE and its affiliated centers provide annual funding opportunities for graduate students conducting research on labor and employment issues.
IRLE offers $7,500 per semester and resident tuition and fees for students nearing completion of a dissertation related to IRLE’s mission.
Social Sciences Research Pathways
Social Sciences Research Pathways (SSRP) is a yearlong paid research development program that connects undergraduate students with graduate student and faculty mentors to conduct hands-on social science research.
“Having mentees really forced me to put together a plan for my dissertation, and make real advances in my own work. I also learned how to explain my work and teach research skills to a small team.”
— 2021-2022 SSRP Mentor
Faculty-Led Research Cohorts
IRLE supports a range of faculty-led cohorts of student researchers exploring urgent issues in the social sciences. IRLE funding provides opportunities for faculty to engage paid undergraduate students in their research.
Student Publication Series
As part of IRLEs goal to advance the next generation of labor and employment scholars, our Student Research Brief series highlights student-led academic research conducted by UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students.