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Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in
Research and Public Policy

The UC Center Sacramento announces its sixth annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a $500 prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center.

Submissions will be accepted through March 13, 2020 and should include:

• Application Form- Click here
• An abstract (250 words)
• Two page summary of paper
• Current CV
• Teaching evaluations from last two quarters/semesters
• Letter of recommendation from a supervising professor that specifically comments on both the impact of the applicant's research and his or her effectiveness as a public speaker

Please submit all materials, letter of recommendation sent separately by professor, to uccsemergingscholar@ucdavis.edu 

2019 Emerging Scholars Award Winner


Zachary Bleemer, University of California, Berkeley   

Mr. Bleemer is a PhD student in Economics and a National Academy of Education / Spencer Dissertation Fellow at UC Berkeley. His research titled “Affirmative Action, Percent Plans, and the Value of a Research University Education” explores the analysis of two such admissions policies formerly implemented by the University of California: race-based affirmative action and a ‘percent plan’, which guarantees admission to some percent of each high school’s graduates. He holds a research position at the UC Office of the President and is a member of The Campaign for College Opportunity’s Policy Research Advisory Board. He earned his B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Philosophy from Amherst College, and previously held research positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Mathematica Policy Research.  

 

Past Winners

Winners (2018)

Brittany Bass, University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics

Jacob Kirksey, University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Education

Honorable Mentions (2018)

Adam Fine, University of California, Irvine  - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior

Tessa Provins, University of California, Merced - Department of Political Science 

Zachary Bleemer, University of California, Berkeley  - Department of Economics

Matt Barno, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law, and Society 

Winners (2017)

Dallas Augustine, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law, and Society

Jay Plasman, University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Education

Honorable Mentions (2017)

Michel Grosz, University of California - Davis - Department of Economics

Rylan Simpson, University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law, & Society

Winners (2016)

Rebecca Taylor, University of California, Berkeley - Agricultural & Resource Economics

Anne Brown, University of California, Los Angeles - Department of Urban Planning

Honorable Mentions (2016)

Matt Lesenyie, University of California, Davis - Department of Political Science

Raul Tadle, University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics

Natalie Pifer, University of California, Irvine – Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Winners (2015)

Ann Hollingshead, University of California, Berkeley - Goldman School of Public Policy

Cameron Sublett, University of California, Santa Barbara - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

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