Political Science Civic Engagement and Research Grants

The Political Science Department is pleased to announce two new grants for undergraduates.

The Kaplan/Levi Undergraduate Grant to Promote Civic Engagement was created through the generosity of Robert D. Kaplan, Distinguished Alumnus of the UW Department of Political Science, and Margaret Levi, Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies in the UW Department of Political Science. This grant provides $500 in financial support to students who seek through civic engagement to address issues of public concern. The grant should be used to cover expenses related to the project.

The David J. Olson Undergraduate Research Grant was created to honor David J. Olson, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Political Science at the University of Washington. This grant provides $500 for expenses related to undergraduate research on state, regional or city politics or labor politics. The grant recipient will need to register for Pol S 499 (Independent Research) in spring or summer of 2013.

See the attached documents for application instructions (Kaplan-Levi (PDF) , Olson (PDF)). Applications are being accepted for spring or summer 2013 and are due to the Political Science Advising Office by Thursday, January 31. Grant recipients will be announced in mid-February.

If you have questions, please contact Professor Jamie Mayerfeld (206-543-4717, jasonm@uw.edu) or Meera Roy (206-543-9456, meroy@uw.edu).

Scholarship Category: 
Research Grant