Schuessler Scholarship for Study at ICPSR

Schuessler Scholarship for Study at ICPSR


This scholarship honors the memory and generosity of Karl F. Schuessler, long-time faculty member in the Department and eminent quantitative social scientist. The Schuessler Scholarship provides support for graduate students who would benefit from taking courses in quantitative methods and statistics through the Summer Program at the University of Michigan’s Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).


Students in their first through third year of graduate study in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University will be given priority for this scholarship. At IU, scholarship recipients must register for S864 to receive course credits for ICPSR summer courses, and they must enroll for six credit hours at IU during the summer. At ICPSR, students must enroll for two “four-week courses” offered in the same session. These courses must be listed as “workshops” rather than “lectures” (as per ICPSR regulations, credit can only be awarded for four-week workshops). The scholarship does not cover enrollment in “three-to-five-day workshops.”


Information regarding the ICPSR program, including their fee structure for classes offered may be found on their website: The scholarship will cover the full cost of those fees. Multiple scholarships may be awarded. Students who are selected for this award are expected to apply for the Clifford C. Clogg Award.

Materials to submit
  1. curriculum vitae
  2. unofficial IU transcript
  3. two-page, single-spaced statement describing how participation in ICPSR's Summer Program would contribute to the applicant’s research trajectory, focusing on the specific four-week workshops to be taken and plans for future research projects
  4. one paper submitted for a graduate course or the applicant’s M.A. paper or one manuscript submitted to a journal for publication or one research publication.

Submit all materials to the graduate secretary electronically as a single PDF file.


Criteria for selection
  1. performance in graduate classes, especially those in statistics and research methods
  2. quality of writing sample
  3. promise suggested by research statement
Application deadline

The deadline to apply is March 1. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Graduate Recruitment and Evaluation Committee.