Grant & Fellowship Galore! Tis the Season for Applications at IGS

December 17, 2014

The Matsui Center and the Institute of Governmental Studies are offering five grants and fellowships for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students during the Spring semester. Information on all five are below.

Matsui Local Government Fellowship

The Matsui Local Government Fellowship offers students the opportunity to get firsthand municipal experience in California's political and policy making communities. Each year, students selected for this program intern in a branch of local government of the student's preference. The Matsui Center will help place you in the internship that you find most interesting, whether it is working in a mayor's office or interning for a local school board. The internship will involve full time work during the summer. To help with living costs and transportation we will award up to a $2,000 stipend. Fill out this form to receive an application and get more information on the Fellowship.

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 26th, 2015, no later than 5 p.m.

John Gardner Fellowship

The John Gardner Fellowship selects six Fellows during the spring semester from among the graduating classes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and provides each a $30,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public sector interests. Past fellows have been placed at the Department of State, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center. Fellows are matched with a senior-level mentor during their 10-month fellowship. The goal of the John Gardner Fellowship is to encourage UC Berkeley’s and Stanford’s best students to pursue a career in public service. Fill out this form to receive an application and get more information on the Fellowship.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 2nd, 2015, no later than 4 p.m.

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. Fill out this form to receive an application and get more information on the Fellowship.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 30th, 2015, no later than 3 p.m.

Synar Graduate Research Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Representation will award up to five Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of up to $3,000 each. The Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, including comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case. Fill out this form to receive an application and get more information on the Fellowship.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 30th, 2015, no later than 3 p.m.

R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship

The R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who has advanced to candidacy and whose research focuses on Anglo-American affairs. The Underhill Fellowship is sponsored by the Anglo-American Studies Program at IGS. Fill out this form to receive an application and get more information on the Fellowship.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 30th, 2015, no later than 3 p.m.