ICPSR Scholarships

The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers for the 2019 four-week sessions. The scholarships are targeted toward specific substantive fields and academic disciplines.

The application deadline for all 2019 ICPSR scholarships is Sunday, March 31, 2019. Please check back in early February 2019 for more information about how to apply. 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.


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 5:00 p.m. January 31, 2018.

  • 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.

    All application materials for the Box-Steffensmeier and Garcia scholarships must be submitted through the Summer Program’s online application manager. Additionally, scholarship applicants must register through our portal for the courses they would like the Box-Steffensmeier or Garcia Scholarship to cover. You are not required to pay the registration fee in order to apply for a Box-Steffensmeier or Garcia scholarship.

    The application deadline is March 31, 2018.

  • 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. For more information, check the application.

    Application deadline March 13, 2018.

  • The NBGSA Founders Fellowship for Quantitative Methods is provided by the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) and is intended to encourage black graduate students and faculty to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in order to advance their quantitative skills. The Founders Fellowship is a waiver of registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions. To be eligible, applicants must be a current member of the NBGSA.

    Application deadline TBA.

  • 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 application deadline is March 31, 2018.

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.