Scholarships available for the ICPSR Summer Program

Jan 23, 2023, 11:20 AM

Interested in strengthening your skills in statistics, data analysis, or quantitative methods?

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Summer Program is offering $150,000 in scholarships for its three-week sessions.

Offered in person on the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor campus or online via Zoom, the three-week sessions cover the equivalent of a semester-long class. They offer instruction for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels, providing “a foundation in basic statistics and regression analysis, as well as specialized training in advanced, cuttin0edge methodological techniques.” Participants pick the courses they want to meet their educational needs, research goals and interests.

The first session runs June 19 to July 7, and the second session runs July 17 to August 4.

All applications for ICPSR scholarships are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) February 1, 2023, so anyone who’s interested in applying for the fee waiver is encouraged to apply now.

ICPSR also offers scholarships in partnerships with other organizations. See the full list and learn more here.

While required materials may differ depending on the scholarship, applicants generally will need to submit:

  • A cover letter stating research interests and how the Summer Program will contribute toward your degree or research goals
  • A current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation

According to ICPRS, the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods has provided “rigorous, comprehensible training in statistics, quantitative and qualitative methods, and data analysis since 1963. Our commitment to providing premier instruction in courses that are affordable and enjoyable has inspired generations of researchers to call the ICPSR Summer Program their home for learning statistics!”

ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 800 academic institutions and research organizations, including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Local membership funding/support is shared by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL), the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the University Library, and CITL administers the members on campus.

ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the research community. ICPSR is a unit within the Institute for Social Research  at the University of Michigan  and maintains its office in Ann Arbor.