Other Funding

Institute for Social Research (ISR)-Rackham Summer Training Award

The Institute for Social Research (ISR)-Rackham Summer Training Award will be able to provide support for students in Division III to take summer courses offered by the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques.  The funds are specifically for current graduate students for whom such courses would significantly contribute to their graduate education.  This offer may be used to cover the fees associated with these courses when taken as non-credit courses, not for tuition for courses taken for credit.

Specifically, Rackham is able to provide 2/3 of the non-credit course cost for these courses only if there is department or faculty support covering the remaining one-third (1/3) cost. Tuition costs are not eligible expenses for these funds.

Please reference the Institute for Social Research (ISR)-Rackham Summer Training Award application which will include a way for you to provide a short code to indicate how the 1/3 remaining cost will be covered, if your department or faculty will sponsor you.

Suggestions and Information

  • There is a lot of money made available for financial aid for study. If you work hard, and search diligently, you have an excellent chance to find very good results. It is your responsibility to do the research.
  • Search for scholarships specific to Survey Research and Survey Methodology.
  • Consider taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) so you can demonstrate your capabilities to study at the graduate level in the United States.
  • You should start your search for financial aid as soon as possible. It may be wise for you to start to search now for money that you can use a year from now.
  • Update your CV and request reference letters from those who know your academic and professional capabilities.
  • Ask your employer or your government for information about financial aid.
  • Ask your family and relatives for help.
  • The United Nations does not give out scholarships.

Responsive Survey Design:  A Research Education Program

Details Regarding Participant Funding Opportunities

 Thank you for your interest in our research education program on Responsive Survey Design (RSD). A limited amount of funding is available to support program participants on a first-come first-serve basis. Demonstration of need will also be taken into consideration.

 To be considered further for this funding, please submit detailed responses to the following questions via email to rsdprogram@umich.edu at your earliest convenience. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship

The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, housed at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR), supports U-M President Mark Schlissel's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Planning Initiative.

Students interested in applying for the summer 2019 educational opportunity focused on contributing to the ISR and University DE&I goals should complete the 2019 Summer Institute Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recruitment and Education Opportunity application.  For details on this opportunity, see 2019 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.


Here is information found on the USA Study Guide web site:

  • ScholarshipExperts.com - This site helps international students who want to study in the USA with time-saving international student scholarship search tools. It also contains advice sections for international students.
  • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) - This site provides a searchable database that contains various sources of aid available to international students. It is a free service.
  • International Student Loans - This site offers loans to international students, so long as the international student loan is co-signed by an American citizen.
  • Fulbright - Fulbright grants are available for international students in graduate school.
  • Rotary International - This organization provides some limited international student scholarships.
  • The Soros Foundations Network - This foundation offers international student scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Many are restricted to students from specific countries.
  • AAUW - This organization provides fellowships for international graduate students who are women.
  • American Councils for International Education - The councils provide international student grants and fellowships to international students from the former Soviet republics.
  • AMIDEAST - This organization provides grants for international students from the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Institute for International Education - The institute publishes a book titled Funding for U.S. Study: A Guide for Citizens of Other Nations that provides information on hundreds of grants and international student scholarships offered by governments, foundations and international organizations.
  • King Faisal Foundation - This organization provides an international student scholarship program for Muslim students to undertake post-graduate studies at any USA university.

Other sources of scholarships and information:

Note: these websites were found via a simple internet search. The fact that they are listed here does not mean that the SRC Summer Institute endorses them.