Percy Undergraduate Grant Recipients

Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research

The Institute of Governmental Studies will award up to four research grants annually in the amount of $500 each to UC 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 from the late...

How to Apply to the Percy Grant


The Percy Grant application is due by Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59pm.

The application includes:

Brief questionnaire Essay Budget and brief description of research expenses Resume Transcript(s) Name of recommender (faculty member or GSI) Recommendation

All applicants are required to secure a recommendation from a UC Berkeley faculty member or GSI. Your recommender must submit a letter of recommendation via the...

Emily Breay

2019 Percy Undergraduate Grant

Thesis: "Beyond any Shadow of Doubt:" Cinema Newsreels and US Public Opinion, 1942-1944

Katherine (Katie) Kaufman

2019 Percy Undergraduate Grant

Thesis: REPURPOSED: A Documentary

Miranda Paez

2019 Percy Undergraduate Grant

Thesis: Oakland Ceasefire: Evaluating Ceasefire's Impact on Youth Violence

Ella Smith

2019 Percy Undergraduate Grant

Thesis: Student Board Members in California: History, Impact, and Resources