Mini-Grants

2016-17 Graduate and Undergraduate Mini-grant Program

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies invites UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students to apply for small grants to assist with the development of student research projects on issues related to right-wing movements in the U.S. and other regions of the world.

To download an application click here.

All application materials must be received by 4pm on Monday, November 14, 2016, or they will not be considered.

Eligibility:

Full-time UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting individual research projects on the Right in the U.S. and/or other parts of the world are eligible to apply. Proposals that support undergraduate thesis or graduate dissertation research are strongly encouraged. Undergraduates may apply for grants up to $500Graduate students may apply for grants up to $1,000.

Grant Period and Use of Funds:

Applications will be reviewed and grants will be awarded in mid-November 2016. Funds must be used by October 31, 2017. Any unused funds will be retained by the Center.

Funds may be used only to pay direct costs related to the proposed project, such as travel to research sites, research supplies, photocopying, and transcription services.  Funds may not be used for equipment purchases, stipends, living expenses, conference attendance or educational travel.  Grant payments will be made in the form of reimbursement for expenses. 

Requirements:

All graduate students must work with a faculty mentor.  Undergraduate students may work with a faculty mentor or with Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies' Academic Coordinator, Dr. Christine Trost. The student's mentor must commit to supporting and advising the applicant throughout the research project.

All grantees must submit a final report no later than October 31, 2017; containing an itemized expense report, a statement of what was accomplished, and a list of papers and/or publications that directly or indirectly resulted from the grant.

Application Process:

All applications must include the following materials (to download an application click here):

  • Applicant Information and Agreement Form
  • 250-word Abstract of the project
  • Project Description: The project description should be no more than 1,000 words. It should include a description of the problem being studied, the research question and hypotheses, a description of the research methodology, and the contribution the research will make to the study of the Right.
  • Budget and Explanation of Budget
  • Project Timeline
  • Protection of Human Subjects Compliance (if relevant)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé
  • Signed Mentor Agreement Form

(Incomplete applications will not be considered.)

Please e-mail or mail one single-sided copy of your application materials to:

Dr. Christine Trost
Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch Street, MC 5670
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-5670

ctrost AT berkeley.edu

All application materials must be received by 4pm on Monday, November 14, 2016, or they will not be considered.

For more information about the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies and its Mini-grant Program, please contact Dr. Christine Trost, ctrost AT bekeley.edu, 510.643-7237.