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.

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." 

In 2010, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was interviewed by Jess Bravin of the Wall Street Journal about his long friendship with Senator Charles H. Percy, dating back to their student days at the University of Chicago.

Apply for the Percy Grant!

The 2019 Percy Grant application deadline has now passed. Check back here next fall for the 2020 application form. The deadline to apply is typically in late January.

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