Schuessler Scholarship for Study at ICPSR

Schuessler Scholarship for Study at ICPSR

Background

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).

Eligibility

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.”

Award

Information regarding the ICPSR program, including their fee structure for classes offered may be found on their website: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/. The scholarship will cover the full cost of those fees, and also provide a modest stipend to assist with travel to Ann Arbor and living expenses. Multiple scholarships may be awarded.

Materials to submit
  1. curriculum vitae
  2. unofficial IU transcript
  3. two-page 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.
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. Submit all materials to the graduate secretary electronically as a single PDF file. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Graduate Recruitment and Evaluation Committee.

Contact the graduate secretary