William G. Jacoby Scholarship

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.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) has established a scholarship in honor of William G. Jacoby, who served as Director of the ICPSR Summer Program from 2008-2013. William G. Jacoby is currently a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, Editor of the American Journal of Political Science, and a long-standing Summer Program instructor.

The Jacoby 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 Jacoby Scholarship is open to students pursuing a degree in Political Science. One of the applicant's declared areas of concentration must be methodology, statistical analysis, or formal modeling.

All applicants must register for at least one four-week workshop, but are not required to pay the registration fee in order to apply for the scholarship. Note that workshop selections may be changed later, but that the ICPSR Scholarship Committee may use your course preference as a criterion in the selection process. The following materials are required:

  1. A current curriculum vitae

  2. A cover letter explaining how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward the completion of your degree.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty.