Charles Percy
Charles Percy

Each year the Institute of Governmental Studies 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.

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

Application Information

The application deadline is in late January. More details and the application form will be posted here when available.

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."