The David M. Howard Memorial Prize in American Politics recognizes an exceptionally deserving graduate student conducting research in the field of American political behavior or public policy.

Meet the 2018 Recipient

Nicole RangelNicole Rangel is an educator and Ph.D. candidate in the Social and Cultural Studies of Education program at UC Berkeley. She also holds a master's in sociology from San Diego State University. Nicole is an interdisciplinary scholar whose past research brought together theories of decolonization and play in order to generate more holistic approaches to education. 

Apply for the Howard Prize

The 2018 application period is now closed. The next round of applications will open in spring 2019 -- please check back at that time. 

Profile of David M. Howard

David M. HowardDavid Howard (1948–2012) was a top political strategist in Sacramento with more than 35 years of experience in political advocacy, community organizing, and election campaigns. From 2000-12, Dave was the political affairs director of the California Association of Realtors. Read more about David Howard.

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Howard Prize Fund
c/o Institute of Governmental Studies
109 Moses Hall # 2370 
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2370

All donations to this fund are considered tax deductible charitable contributions under federal law.