Scholarship for Education Research

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 who are conducting empirical research in the field of education.

This scholarship is intended for advanced graduate students who are currently enrolled and active in Education Ph.D. 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 an empirical (i.e., data-based) dissertation within an education-related field.

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

  1. A current curriculum vitae

  2. A cover letter from the student, explaining how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward completion of the Ph.D.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty. Your letter writers should directly submit their recommendations to the ICPSR Summer Program at and include your name and the scholarship you're applying for in the subject line or body of the email.