Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs

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) at North American universities. 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.

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 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

  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 graduate degree

  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty with professional credentials in the fields of public administration, public policy, or public affairs

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