Fellowships and Awards

CSAD offers financial support of research costs for Berkeley students engaged in social scientific scholarship on American democracy. Most funding supports doctoral research in political science, but applications are open to other doctoral students in the social sciences, as well as to undergraduates engaged in writing a Senior Thesis.

Typical awards are capped at $2,000. Awards are intended for specific research tasks rather than general support. To apply, send a one-page memo summarizing the project and justifying the intended use of the funds, along with a budget, to the Director, David Broockman, at dbroockman@berkeley.edu. Quantitative projects should be accompanied by a power calculation justifying the sample sizes selected.

Significantly larger awards will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but must meet a high bar for funding.

Requests for funding undergraduate research assistance should first consider utilizing the URAP program: https://research.berkeley.edu/urap/.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.