The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers for the 2018 four-week sessions. The scholarships are targeted toward specific substantive fields and academic disciplines.
The application deadline for all 2018 ICPSR scholarships is Saturday, March 31, 2018. All application materials must be submitted through our online application manager. Additionally, scholarship applicants must register through our portal for the courses they would like the scholarship to cover. You are not required to pay the registration fee in order to apply for a scholarship. You may apply for more than one ICPSR scholarship.
Open to students pursuing a degree in Sociology
Open to students pursuing a degree in Quantitative History or related fields
Open to students, faculty, and researchers from all disciplines who have previously attended a four-week session of the ICPSR Summer Program
Open to students pursuing a degree in Political Science
Open to pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and students conducting research on electoral/political behavior
Open to students, pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and researchers from any academic discipline studying cross-national differences in education and teaching
Open to students pursuing research in public administration, public policy, or public affairs
Open to students pursuing research in developmental, child, or family psychology
Open to students pursuing research in education and related fields
Several external organizations provide fee waivers and scholarships to support attendance in the Summer Program. Eligibility criteria and application protocols are set by these non-ICPSR organizations; please contact them for more information.
Empirical Implications for Theoretical Models (EITM) conducts summer institutes for graduate students in political science to improve participants' ability to address a variety of critical research questions, leveraging interactions between theoretical models and empirical efforts.
EITM Certification Scholarships cover the registration fee for one or both four-week sessions of the ICPSR Summer Program. For application information and eligibility criteria, check the EITM website.
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2018.
Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships are awarded by the Society for Political Methodology to encourage women and underrepresented graduate students in political science to attend the ICPSR Summer Program.
The Box-Steffensmeier Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three women graduate students in Ph.D. programs. The Garcia Award is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. The scholarship is awarded to up to three underrepresented graduate students in Ph.D. programs.
All application materials for the Box-Steffensmeier and Garcia scholarships must be submitted through the Summer Program’s online application manager. Additionally, scholarship applicants must register through our portal for the courses they would like the Box-Steffensmeier or Garcia Scholarship to cover. You are not required to pay the registration fee in order to apply for a Box-Steffensmeier or Garcia scholarship.
The application deadline is March 31, 2018.
ISR-Rackham Summer Training Awards provide funds to support doctoral students from the University of Michigan (across all Rackham Divisions) who would like to take courses with the ICPSR Summer Program or SRC Summer Institute. For more information, check the application.
Application deadline March 13, 2018.
The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods is provided by the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) and is intended to encourage black graduate students and faculty to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in order to advance their quantitative skills. The Founders Fellowship is a waiver of registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of the NBGSA.
Application deadline TBA.
The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training is awarded by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and provides a waiver of registration fees for one or both of the four-week sessions. The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award is intended to encourage attendance in the ICPSR Summer Program by faculty and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as women and minority graduate students and faculty at other institutions.
The application deadline is March 31, 2018.
Many academic institutions provide scholarships or support to attend the ICPSR Summer Program. Please ask your graduate department, local institution, organization, or professional association about funding possibilities.
Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs
The application deadline for all 2017 ICPSR scholarships is Friday, March 31, 2017.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council has authorized a scholarship to encourage participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research by graduate students in the fields of public administration, public policy, and public affairs.
This scholarship is intended for advanced students who are currently enrolled and active in graduate programs (including Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, and Master of Public Affairs programs, as well as Ph.D. and D.P.A. programs). There are no requirements about the specific substantive focus of a student's research, but applicants to this scholarship must be interested in acquiring quantitative skills in order to execute empirical (i.e., data-based) work within public administration, public policy, or public affairs.
All applicants must register for at least one four-week workshop, but are not required to pay the registration fee in order to apply for the scholarship. Note that workshop selections may be changed later, but that the ICPSR Scholarship Committee may use your course preference as a criterion in the selection process. Applicants must email the following supporting materials directly to email@example.com:
A current curriculum vitae
A cover letter from the student, explaining how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward completion of the graduate degree
Two letters of recommendation from faculty. Your letter writers should directly submit their recommendations to the ICPSR Summer Program at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and the scholarship you're applying for in the subject line or body of the email.