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Graduate Student Wins Doctoral Dissertation Award


By Elizabeth Romero Student Intern of CHASS College Computing

Jackie FillaJackie Filla, a graduate student of Political Science, has received the 2008 John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her proposal "Institutional Design and the Use of Direct Democracy in Local Government Settings.

The John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship was established in 1926 to promote the study of social science research in the greater Los Angeles area. Three million dollars is awarded each year in grants and scholarships to assist in furthering the study and research into the underlying causes of social problems in Los Angeles, and to recommend ways of addressing them.  With the establishment of the foundation, such students as Jackie Filla, who won the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, are awarded $20,000 to continue their study and research.

The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship award is given on an annual basis to graduate students enrolled at institutions who are Ph.D. students in political science. The fellowship is highly competitive and is awarded to students whose dissertation proposals have been approved, and which address economic, social, policy, or political problems of the Los Angeles area.

To find about the strenuous obstacles that Jackie Filla had to go through to receive the award, please click the link that will take you to the dissertation guidelines below:
http://www.haynesfoundation.org/howtoapply/dissertation-guidelines2007.pdf

To learn more about The John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation please click the link below:
http://www.haynesfoundation.org/about/


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