Warren E. Miller Scholarship

The application deadline for this scholarship is April 30, 2016.

A scholarship fund has been established in honor of Warren E. Miller, the founder of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

The Miller Scholarship provides a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions in the ICPSR Summer Program. Recipients of the Miller Scholarship will also receive a stipend to help cover expenses while staying in Ann Arbor. Miller Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and senior graduate students conducting research on electoral/political behavior. The Miller Scholarship is open to applicants from North American and non-North American institutions.

Applicants to the Warren E. Miller Scholarship can come from any academic discipline. But they should have professional interests in one or more of the following areas of research (or in related fields):

  • Developing a common approach to understanding electoral behavior within or across nations

  • Understanding the process of democratization in electoral systems

  • Understanding the link between global politics and local electoral behavior

  • Understanding how context influences political behavior

  • Understanding how globalization causes change in political behavior

Application materials should be submitted electronically to the Summer Program. Applicants should first register for the ICPSR Summer Program through the Program's online Portal on this website, and select classes in one or both of the four-week sessions. Note that course selections may be modified and changed later, but that the Warren E. Miller Scholarship Committee may use an applicant's preferred courses as a criterion in the selection process for the scholarship. After selecting courses in one or both four-week sessions, applicants must email the following supporting materials directly to sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu:

  1. A current curriculum vitae

  2. A cover letter from the applicant, explaining his/her scholarly interests, background, research plans, and how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward the achievement of professional objectives.

  3. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants who are faculty members, one of these letters should come from his or her Department Chair. For graduate student applicants, one of the letters should come from his or her faculty advisor or dissertation chairperson. Your letter writers should directly submit their recommendations to the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu and include your name and the scholarship you're applying for in the subject line or body of the email.

  4. An official course transcript (for graduate student applicants only)

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