The Institute of Governmental Studies awards three Synar Fellowships annually in the amount of $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 (which may include comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case).
This grant is made possible by a generous donation from the late Bill Brandt and his wife, Patrice Brandt.
To be eligible, graduate students must have advanced to candidacy and must be writing their dissertation on an aspect of American politics. All award recipients will be invited to present their research at the Percy Synar Award Ceremony and Reception during the spring semester.