The Merriam Scholars Program
The Merriam Scholars Program was a program funded by the Merriam Endowment in which two faculty members, chosen by the Cline Center for Democracy, were annual appointed as Merriam Scholars. Due to the terms of the Merriam Endowment appointments were limited to members of the Political Science faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Appointment as a Merriam Scholar provided the scholar an annual salary supplement of $10,000 and a research budget of $10,000. The appointmentswere generally for 1-3 years depending upon the project, and were reviewed annually based on a performance evaluation.
Below is a list of the Merriam Scholars and the years appointed as a scholar.