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.
Students are encouraged to first pursue funding through Undergraduate Research Grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Current Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to the changing circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional restrictions and requirements for grant proposals submitted for summer 2021:
- 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. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your application to be reviewed.
If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Political Science at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top