Warren E. Miller Scholarship

The scholarship application deadline for 2019 has passed. Please check back in February 2020 for information about how to apply for a scholarship to the 2020 Summer Program.

A scholarship fund has been established in honor of Warren E. Miller, the founder of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

The Miller Scholarship provides a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions in the ICPSR Summer Program. Recipients of the Miller Scholarship will also receive a stipend to help cover expenses while staying in Ann Arbor. Miller Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and students conducting research on electoral/political behavior.

Applicants to the Warren E. Miller Scholarship can come from any academic discipline. But they should have professional interests in one or more of the following areas of research (or in related fields):

  • Developing a common approach to understanding electoral behavior within or across nations

  • Understanding the process of democratization in electoral systems

  • Understanding the link between global politics and local electoral behavior

  • Understanding how context influences political behavior

  • Understanding how globalization causes change in political behavior

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 application materials are required:

  1. A current curriculum vitae

  2. A cover letter explaining your scholarly interests, background, research plans, and how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward the achievement of professional objectives.

  3. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants who are faculty members, one of these letters should come from your Department Chair. For student applicants, one of the letters should come from your faculty advisor or dissertation chairperson.

  4. An official course transcript (for student applicants only)