Office of Research

Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP)


The mission for the Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) includes the following areas:

Research: Foster internationally recognized research on political and policy processes in the United States

Mentoring: Educate and train the next generation of scholars and leaders at the graduate and undergraduate levels

Public Service: Design and implement on-line data and teaching tools to promote research and public understanding of American political institutions and policy processes

Core Services Offered

Congressional Bills Project,,Policy Agendas Project,,Virtual Legislators,

Funding Information:

National Science Foundation, Comparative Agendas Project Conference 2010-2011.
National Science Foundation,Tools for Text Workshop 2009-2010.
George Lucas Educational Foundation and William H. Gates Foundation 2008-2011.
National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Critical Infrastructure Policy" 2009-2012.

Reporting Structure:

Peter J. May, Chair, Department of Political Science

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Communication, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Public Policy & Governance, College of Education, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS)

Center Details

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Director: Wilkerson, John
Location: 221 Smith
Year Started: 1997
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Political Science 
Faculty Involvement: 3 core faculty, 8 affiliates, 20 associate