Carson Undergraduate Summer Research Grant

Carson Grants are available to students who would like to spend a summer researching a scholarly, creative, or professional subject, with the guidance and aid of a faculty sponsor. Generally, 10 grants of up to $3000 each are awarded each year. Students may apply for grants individually or jointly with other students. Once the projects are complete, the students present their findings to the campus community. Politics majors who have received this award are listed below.

Past Winners

2005-2006
Alexis Walker
Frederick Douglass' Tour of Ireland and the Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement Faculty Sponsor: Richard Ellis


2000-2001
Devadatta Gandhi
Iraqis in Jordan and the Insufficient International Refugee Concept
Faculty Sponsor: Joe Bowersox

Maegan Lindsay
Pioneering on the Health Care Frontier: An Application of the Deliberative Democracy Justice Theory to the Case Study of the Oregon Health Plan
Faculty Sponsor: Sammy Basu


1997-1998
Travis Brouwer
The New Politics of Community: The Origins, Principles, and Influence of Political Communiitarianism
Faculty Sponsor: Robert Hawkinson

Caty Haber
Las Desaparecideas de Democracia (The Disappeared of Democracy)
Faculty Sponsor: Sammy Basu


1995-1996
Tiffany Ellis and Kara Ritzheimer
Bentham Comes to America: The Hidden Influences of Jeremy Bentham on America Political and Legal Thought
Faculty Sponsor: Sammy Basu


1993-1994
Ami Korsunsky
From Argentina to Birobidzhan: Argentine Jewish Participation in the Establishment of a Jewish Homeland in the Soviet Far East.
Faculty Sponsor: Richard Spielman


1992-1993
Stephen Kirk
A History of the Theory of the Presidential Mandate
Faculty Sponsor: Richard Ellis


1991-1992
Laura Zinniker
Race as a Determinant of French Immigration Policy
Faculty Sponsor: Suresht Bald


How to apply for a Carson Undergraduate Summer Research Grant