The Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research

Each year the Center for the Study of Representation awards up to six research grants of up to $500 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics, including public opinion, electoral behavior, civic participation, government institutions, social movements, and public policy. Students from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. The grant may be used to cover research expenses such as traveling to Washington, DC, to interview lawmakers; buying a dataset; or covering photocopying costs at an archive.

This grant is made possible by a generous donation by Bill and Patrice Brandt.

New Percy Fellows Honored

Chancellor Dirks with Bill and Patrice BrandtChancellor Nicholas Dirks lauded the new Percy Fellows at an awards ceremony Feb. 28 in the IGS Library. Other special guests were IGS benefactors Bill Brandt and Patrice Bugelas-Brandt.  

Meet the Percy Recipients

Read about the Percy recipients and their research topics. Their topics reflect historical and current issues in American politics that may interest you.

Learn About Charles H. Percy

Charles PercyCharles Percy, was known both for his business and political acumen. He became head of Bell & Howell at age 29, and was Senator from Illinois from 1967-85. Percy considered himself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative and was a tireless advocate for low-cost housing and a renowned internationalist. Read more about Sen. Percy. 

Contact Information

For more information about the Percy Grant, please contact the program director, Terri Bimes:

122 Moses Hall
csr [at] berkeley [dot] edu

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