Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Presidential Fellows Program

This award requires university nomination or interview and cannot be applied to directly. Students must work with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and meet university deadlines.

Overview

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Presidential Fellows Program is for sophomores and juniors with a focused research agenda related to the American presidency and/or Congress, who want to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research and scholarship, to develop as future leaders of character and to be inspired to careers in public service. Fellows will participate in group presentations addressing policy scenarios. There is a focus on collaborative work in the program to compliment policy research writing.

Deadline

June 15

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be currently enrolled sophomores and juniors majoring in any field of study. Fellows typically major or minor in one of the following disciplines: economics, history, international relations, philosophy, political science, public health, public policy, communications.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record.
  • Demonstrate an interest in American government and in the American presidency or Congress.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate research experience and the ability to write and present original material.

How to Apply

Complete the online application.

Selection Process

A UB faculty committee will review the nominee’s application and determine if the student will be endorsed to the scholarship program.

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart

Past Award Recipients at UB

Year

Name

Award

Field(s) of Study

Hometown

Graduate School

2021Alexis HarrellRecipientPsychology and SociologyAlbany, NY

2020

Kay Kennedy

Recipient

Political Science

Buffalo, NY


2019

Avery Sirwatka

Recipient

Sociology and Urban and Public Policy Studies

Jamestown, NY


2018

David Tallents

Recipient

Mathematics-Economics and Political Science

Fulton, NY

McGill University

2017

Gunnar Haberl

Recipient

Social Science Interdisciplinary and Political Science

Elma, NY

George Washington University

2016

Emily Sharp O'Connor

Recipient

Political Science

Ithaca, NY


2015

Carly Gottorff

Recipient

Political Science

Angola, NY

London School of Economics