College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Grants and Scholarships

January 21, 2010

Click on the link below for more information about:
1. Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research
2. Center for Race and Gender Undergraduate Grants Program
3. SF Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals Scholarship Program

1. Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research
The Institute of Governmental Studies is pleased to announce the spring competition for the Charles H. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research. The IGS will award up to two research grants of up to $750 each to U.C. Berkeley undergraduate students who are conducting research on an aspect of American politics. Students from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. The grant may be used to cover research expenses such as traveling to Washington, DC to interview lawmakers, buying a dataset, or covering photocopying costs at an archive.

The next application deadline is February 1, 2010. Applications can be found at: http://igs.berkeley.edu/csr/csr_percy_grant.html


2. Center for Race and Gender Undergraduate Grants Program
The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be consonant with the CRG’s mandate to promote increased understanding of race and gender and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world. Projects may be oriented toward academic research or may approach race and gender issues from the perspectives of the media, fine arts, and performing arts. These grants are designed to provide Berkeley undergraduates with an opportunity to explore questions of interest to them via media of their choosing.

Eligibility: Applications can be submitted by any Berkeley undergraduate not graduating at the end of the semester. Applications are particularly sought from students majoring in areas where race and gender issues have not previously been of major concern, such as Public Health, Education, Economics, Business, Journalism, Political Science, and Environmental Science, as well as areas where they have been more central.

Grant Period and Use of Funds: Grants will be awarded for periods of up to six months from the start date. Funds may be used for direct costs related to the proposed project, such as travel to archival or ethnographic research sites; supplies and services, and equipment rental. Funds may not be used for equipment purchase, stipend, living expenses, conference attendance, or educational travel. Grant payments will be in the form of reimbursements for expenses.

Grantee Reporting: Grant recipients will be responsible for submitting a brief midterm report of their progress along with the faculty mentor’s evaluation of the project’s progress to date. Grant recipients are required to submit a final report within two weeks of the end of the grant period containing; 1) a statement of what was accomplished; and 2) the faculty mentor’s evaluation of the project. Grant recipients may be asked to present their projects at a CRG Forum and their project description may appear in the Center’s newsletter “Faultlines.”

Application Process: Please submit an original and two copies of the following information, single sided, do not staple (forms at http://crg.berkeley.edu)
* Student Information and Agreement form
* Faculty Mentor Information and Agreement Form
* Letter of support from a faculty mentor (original only in sealed envelope)
* 1-2 page project description
* Timeline for project completion
* Budget proposal

To: Undergraduate Grants Program, Center for Race and Gender, 638 Barrows Hall, MC 1074, Berkeley, CA 94720-1074

Application Deadlines: Two funding cycles.
Fall 2009 deadline, October 7th, 3:00 p.m.
Spring 2010 deadline, March 3th, 3:00 p.m.
Awards will be announced within two weeks of the deadline.

Inquiries: Direct inquires to centerrg@berkeley.edu.


3. SF Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals Scholarship Program
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for our annual scholarship program. Our Chapter seeks to increase our support of local students through professional networking, educational opportunities, legislative updates, and the scholarship program. Attached is the scholarship application. More information about our Chapter can be found at http://sfbayaep.org/. Please distribute the attachment to students who may be interested in this opportunity.