The Institute of Governmental Studies will award three Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of up to $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.

The deadline is January 27, 2020, 4 p.m. PT. Apply online. For questions, please contact IGS Program Manager Sonia Moctezuma at

This grant is generously supported by Bill and Patrice Brandt.

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