UW 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, and Virtual Legislatures.

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

John Wilkerson, Chair, 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)