The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three Synar Graduate Research Fellowships 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, including comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case.
To be eligible, graduate students must have advanced to candidacy. All award recipients will be invited to the award ceremony during the spring semester.
This grant is generously supported by Bill and Patrice Brandt.
Apply for the Synar Fellowship
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship. Please check back in the fall for 2021 application information.
Have questions about the program? Contact the Matsui Center program assistant, Sonia Moctezuma, at soniamoctezuma [at] berkeley.edu or 510-642-0922.