2018 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship

As part of the 2018 Summer Institute in Survey Research, we will offer a two-and-one-half- week program focused on advancing the University‚Äôs Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion goals.  Most specifically, we will focus on recruitment of upper-level undergraduates from The University of Michigan and around the country who are considering graduate school in quantitative social science fields.

Fellowship includes: 

  • Funding to cover fees for enrollment in 4 credit hours of specified Summer Institute coursework (not for credit)
  • Funding for domestic travel, housing, and course materials

The program will consist of the following:

  1. Week 1-June 27-29, 2018 (9:00am-5:00pm) Orientation and introductions to research covering principles of scientific research, fundamentals of causation and causal models, descriptive statistics, formulating research questions and translating them to hypotheses, hypothesis testing, and understanding associations through linear regression.
  2. Week 2-July 2-6, 2018 (9:00am-5:00pm) Attendance and participation in two two-day short courses: Introduction to Survey Methodology and Introduction to Survey Sampling.
  3. Week 3-July 9-13, 2018 (9:00am-5:00pm) Attendance and participation in two two-day short courses; Questionnaire Design and Data Collection Methods.
  4. Other sessions throughout the two-and-one-half-weeks (i.e. Introduction to Graduate School, Graduate School Application Process, social opportunities with current graduate students, campus and Ann Arbor tours & activities) to be determined based on applicant interests
  5. Information session on graduate school opportunities with the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM).

The 2018 Summer Institute Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recruitment and Education Opportunity application is closed for this year, please consider applying in 2019.