Ginsberg Research Grant
Ted and Cora Ginsberg Undergraduate Research Grant
The Ted and Cora Ginsberg Undergraduate Research Grant supports undergraduate political science research conducted in collaboration with a faculty member. The project must be student initiated, and conducted with the mentorship of a political science faculty member. The research can occur during the summer or during the academic year and need not be conducted for credit.
Interested students should approach a faculty member to discuss a potential project. Funds can be applied toward students’ expenses related to undertaking the collaborative research including: transportation costs, such as student’s travel to research venues; materials, computer software; other. Grants are awarded to undergraduate students only.
Current Considerations during the Global Pandemic
Due to the changing circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional restrictions and requirements for grant proposals submitted for summer 2020:
- In accordance with University policy, no University-sponsored domestic or international travel can be funded through a Ginsberg Research Grant at this time. Visit the University’s travel policy webpage for more information and updates on University-sponsored travel.
- Research proposals must describe how the research can be conducted remotely.
How to apply for a Ginsberg Undergraduate Research Grant
- Submit an online application. If you are not in the Honors Program, you must also attach the following to the application:
- An unofficial transcript
- A two - three page description of the project that includes:
- The research topic
- The proposed research methodology (e.g. analysis of secondary literature, archival visits, field research, experimental research, etc.)
- A brief description of your background preparation for the research, including how you expect the research to further your intellectual development and political science education
- A budget
Applications for the Ginsberg Research Grant for summer and academic-year research are accepted on a rolling basis. For summer 2020 funding, the suggested deadline is July 1, 2020 to ensure that we can process your application in time for your summer research plans, but applications will be accepted after that date.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Political Science at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top