Call for Applications: 2019 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research


The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars based in the Arab MENA region who are interested in attending the 2019 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. APSA in collaboration with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), will sponsor up to 5 scholars based in the Arab MENA region (those whose primary institutional affiliation is in the U.S. or Europe are not eligible) to attend a 4-week training program held at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, from June 24 – July 19, 2019.

The ICPSR Summer Program provides rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques, research methodologies, and data analysis. The 4-week session features a broad curriculum of courses ranging from introductory to highly specialized workshops and lectures in quantitative methodology. Selecting from a list of available courses (see the 2018 Summer Program Courses for reference) attendees will enroll in 1-2 workshops of their choice, depending on prior experience and areas of interest. Workshops meet for two hours daily, Monday through Friday, and include homework assignments and projects which are evaluated by instructors. Over the course of the 4-week program, participants receive premier instruction in research methodology and significant opportunities for networking. ICPSR is strongly committed to an inclusive Summer Program that encourages learning and professional collaboration (see statement from ICPSR Director).

Selected participants will have their participation fees waived and will be provided with a roundtrip economy-class ticket and housing for the duration of the course. Participants will be responsible for securing their visa to the United States, covering their meals and all other miscellaneous expenses. Statistical software (if required) will be provided for the duration of the course and textbooks (if required) will be available for purchase. Participants must be proficient in English and commit to attending the first 4-week session (June 24 – July 19) in full.

Applications must be in English and the form can be found here. Please include:
  1. A detailed, recent Curriculum Vitae / Resume.
  2. A one-page cover letter describing, in detail, your motivation to attend the summer program, which courses you are interested in, and how this training will benefit your research plans and/or professional development. Please be as specific as possible.
  3. One letter of reference on official letterhead and scanned as an electronic file. Letters of support may come from a mentor, dissertation supervisor, work colleague, or department chair. Letters may be submitted directly via the online application form or submitted separately to menaworkshops@apsanet.org.

 

The deadline for applications is Sunday, December 25, 2018. Selected scholars will be announced before end of January 2019.

 

If you have questions regarding this opportunity, please email us  menaworkshops@apsanet.org.