Current Winners

Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program (BRCIP) Scholarship

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Term:
Summer 2017
Department:
Political Science
Within every country, there is wide variation in whether and how citizens choose to participate in politics; individuals unaware of the content of policies may live alongside those who actively seek to shape governance through voting, lobbying, or running for office. What accounts for this variation? I test the idea that property ownership is a cause of active citizenship among low-income voters in urban India. Thus far, scholars have described political activity among individuals in India and other developing countries as exchanging votes for cash or in-kind services. In contrast, I predict...Read more
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Term:
Summer 2017
Department:
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Many students in rural areas are eager to expand their educational experiences, but due to lack of funding and poor resources students are unable to do so. Even if students do pursue higher education they are funneled into typical professions despite interest in other areas of study. For example, students get funneled into engineering and medicine, without the knowledge of other STEM related professions and fields such as pharmacology and research. Simply providing resources does not solve the issue because donating resources is not a sustainable form of educational enrichment. Furthermore, a...Read more