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With generous support from Charles and Feralee Levin, the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Levin Family Seed Grants. CEGA will offer 3 seed grants of up to $2,000 to PhD students at UC Berkeley for original research during summer 2017. Proposed research must involve rigorous evaluation of strategies for poverty alleviation in low- and middle-income countries. 

Grants may be used to cover travel and lodging, data collection, or data analysis. Grant funds may not be used for student stipends. 

All UC Berkeley PhD students are eligible to apply. While we welcome applications from any department, the vast majority of past winners have been from economics, political science, business, public health, environmental science, engineering, computer science, and other quantitative disciplines. Each applicant must be nominated by a CEGA Berkeley Affiliate sponsor. Very brief nominations should be emailed to Emily.Martin@berkeley.edu by the submission deadline (simply stating "I have reviewed the proposed research and agree to nominate the applicant for this award.")

Please submit the following in a single PDF:

1. Completed project application form and budget template
2. A short project proposal (2 pages or less, 12 point font) 

Additionally, please have your CEGA Affiliate sponsor email their nomination to Emily.Martin@berkeley.edu prior to the deadline. 

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