Jerome M. Clubb Scholarship

The deadline for this scholarship is April 30, 2015.

The Social Science History Association (SSHA) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) have established an award in honor of Jerome M. Clubb, former executive director of both organizations.

The Clubb Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar (non-credit) fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions in the ICPSR Summer Program. The Clubb Scholarship is intended for current and actively enrolled graduate students in History Ph.D. programs at North American universities. The Clubb Scholarship can also be awarded to Ph.D. students from other disciplines who are conducting historical research for their dissertations. Regardless of substantive field, one of the applicant's articulated interests must be the acquisition of quantitative skills in order to execute an empirical (i.e., data-based) dissertation on a historical topic.

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 Clubb 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 Ph.D.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty (at least one of whom should be a member of the SSHA). 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.

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