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Giving Opportunities

Through contributions of alumni and friends of the department, we have been able to support undergraduate and graduate student research, travel to political science conferences, a dynamic speakers series, awards for our best student papers and theses, and faculty research.

Online giving to the Political Science Fund (1039), which provides general research support for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty, is available.

The following funds are the top priorities of the Department of Political Science. We encourage you to help us sustain and strengthen our program through a gift to one or more of the accounts listed below.

Political Science Advisory Board (014451) supports general programming in the department

Political Science Alumni Challenge  (013877) supports general programming in the department for undergraduate research opportunities

Manning Dauer Lecture Series Fund (0104) supports visiting academic speakers through our lecture series

State and Local Politics Fund (013279) supports students conducting research on the effect of institutions on politics and policy, including in Florida

Election Science Group Fund  (023435) supports students conducting data analytics and scholarly research on voting and election administration

Mark and Sherry Kaplan Internship Fund (023661) supports undergraduate students doing political internships

Stephen A. and Nancy B. Crane Fellowship (012699) supports the department’s top Honors students

H. Douglas Price Fund (6479) supports graduate students in American politics

Goran Hyden’s Fellowship Fund (014625) supports student research in Africa

James Button Memorial Endowment (12537) is a need-based award with first priority given to a graduate student whose research is focused on race relations, poverty, or diversity issues

Barbara Roth Memorial Fund (8909) supports graduate students who make a difference in the community

Political Campaigning Alumni Fund (020613)

Political Campaign Program Fund (004933)

Graham/Mack Scholarship Fund (14777)

Walter G. Campbell Leadership Award (7646)

Ralph E. Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship (14059)

Charles and Judy Black Excellence Fund — Political Campaigning (017235)

Whatever the amount, your support of the department is greatly appreciated!