Information Session

Wednesday April 5, 12 noon - 1 pm, at Allbritton 103.


Contact Prof.Mike Nelson (

Application Instructions

1. Read the general decription of the Brodigan Award and look at examples of past projects.

2. Submit the application that includes the following:

  • A proposal (2 pages) which includes the following information:
    • Description of project
    • Plan for carrying out the project
    • Identification and description of any sponsoring organization
    • If appropriate, the proposal should address any concerns regarding safety or political sensitivity
  • A budget, including airfare and room and board costs (1 page)
  • A resume, including a listing and description of relevant Wesleyan coursework or other experiences
  • The name of one faculty member who will serve as a reference for you and for your project

3. Application Due: Midnight on Friday, April 14, 2017. Applications should be submitted by email to Professor Mike Nelson in the Government Department (

For guidance on writing a successful grant proposal, please consult “The Art of Writing Proposals” on the Social Sciences Research Council website. Students may also consider contacting last year’s recipients (listed below)to request copies of their proposals and tips on writing an effective proposal.