Charles Percy
Charles Percy

The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants in the amount of $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.

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

Please sign up here to receive more information on the Percy Grant and other Matsui Center and IGS Fellowship and Grant programs. 

Apply for the Percy Grant

The application deadline for the 2018 grant year has passed. Application information about the 2019 application year will be posted here when it becomes available, typically in late fall. 

Questions? Contact program director Terri Bimes

Grant Recipients & Research

Read about the Percy recipients and their research topics. Research papers by Percy recipients can be read on eScholarship

Learn About Charles H. Percy

Charles H. Percy, known for both his business and political acumen, became head of Bell & Howell at age 29, then served as U.S. senator from Illinois from 1967-85. Read a profile of Charles H. Percy or watch the video, "Charles H. Percy: An Entrepreneurial Life."