Saundra K. Schneider 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) Council has established a scholarship in honor of Saundra K. Schneider, current director of the ICPSR Summer Program. Before serving as Director, Saundra Schneider was a long-standing instructor for the Summer Program. She is also a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University.

The Saundra K. Schneider 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. This scholarship is open to students pursuing research in public administration, public policy, or public affairs. There are no requirements about the specific substantive focus of a student's research, but applicants to this scholarship must be interested in acquiring quantitative skills in order to execute empirical (i.e., data-based) work within public administration, public policy, or public affairs.

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 how participation in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward the completion of your degree.

  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty.