ICPSR Scholarships

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICPSR Summer Program is extending its deadline for letters of recommendation to 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 6, 2020. All other scholarship application materials (cover letters, CVs, transcripts, personal statements) must be submitted by the March 31 deadline.

The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers to the four-week sessions. Please note that the Owen Scholarship is the only ICPSR scholarship that can be used to cover the registration fee for a 3- to 5-day workshop.

In order to apply for an ICPSR scholarship, you must fill out the application form and submit all required materials through our online application manager. Additionally, all scholarship applicants must register through our portal for the courses that 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. The application deadline for all 2020 ICPSR scholarships is Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.



Additional Scholarships

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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

  • 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.

    In order to apply for the Janet Box-Steffensmeier and/or John A. Garcia Scholarships, you must fill out the application form and submit all required materials through our online application manager. Additionally, all scholarship applicants must register through our portal for the courses that 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 both scholarships if you are eligible. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

  • 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.

    The scholarship application deadline for 2019 has passed. Please check back in early 2020 for information about how to apply and the application deadline.

  • 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 scholarship application deadline for 2019 has passed. Please check back in early 2020 for information about how to apply and the application deadline.

  • American Political Science Association (APSA) MENA Scholarships provide funds to support up to four early-career scholars based in the Arab MENA region (those whose primary institutional affiliation is in the US or Europe are not eligible) to attend the First Session of the ICPSR Summer Program. Selected participants will have their registration fees waived and be provided with a roundtrip economy-class ticket and housing for the duration of the First Session. The application deadline is March 8, 2020. For more information, please review the call for applications.
  • The Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC) offers one award to support attendance in a four-week session of the ICPSR Summer Program. The scholarship will cover the registration fee of one four-week session and provide a stipend to defray airfare, lodging, and per diem expenses. To receive MRDRC funding, individuals must have demonstrated interest in retirement and disability topics that relate to the Social Security Administration’s research agenda. All are invited to apply for the funding; members of under-represented communities are encouraged to apply. Check here for more information on topics and to apply.

Other External Funding Sources

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.