EITM Certification Scholarships
An Opportunity to Prepare for EITM and Attend the ICPSR Summer Program
Over the past decade, hundreds of graduate students in political science have participated in EITM summer institutes. These institutes are held at universities across the country, and improve participants' ability to advance science and serve society. Participants emerge from EITM summer institutes better able to leverage interactions between theoretical models that clarify relevant logical relationships and empirical endeavors that clarify critical implications of observation and data.
To expand the pool of students who can benefit from what EITM has to offer, the EITM Certification Scholarships provide funds for students to attend classes at the ICPSR Summer Program. An EITM Certification Scholarship is not required to attend an EITM Institute, instead it is a completely new way to benefit from EITM.
Every year, EITM will select a minimum of ten students to receive EITM Certification Scholarships. Each scholarship will cover tuition for up to two four-week sessions of the next ICPSR Summer Program at the University of Michigan (this call for applications covers ICSPR tuition for the summer of 2016). For scholarship winners who take two ICPSR classes per session, the scholarship will cover tuition for four ICPSR classes in 2016. This scholarship covers tuition only and is paid directly to ICPSR by EITM. Scholarship recipients or their home institutions are responsible for all other costs (e.g., course materials, lodging, meals, or transportation) associated with attending ICPSR.
To be eligible for an EITM Certification Scholarship, you must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in Political Science or a related field. In addition, you must have completed at least one year of coursework in your graduate program by June 2016. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in math and science and/or underrepresented in previous EITM Summer Institutes. We are also interested in receiving applications from individuals who are studying or working at institutions where coursework in statistical inference and formal modeling is not regularly offered.
How to Apply
The following materials are required:
- An unofficial transcript showing classes taken and available grades from your graduate education. Undergraduate transcripts will not be accepted. Those offered a scholarship will be required to submit official transcripts.
- An essay of 250-1000 words explaining how receipt of an EITM Certification Scholarship and participation in EITM Summer Institutes can benefit your research agenda. The essay must name the specific classes you will take at the ICPSR Summer Program and relate the content of these classes to the research objectives stated in the essay.
- A copy of your C.V.
- Letters of recommendation from three faculty members with whom you have taken classes or with whom you have engaged in research-related activities.
The transcripts, essay, and CV should be uploaded as a single PDF file (16MB max) and uploaded at:
Faculty members listed in the application will receive an email notification with instructions for how to upload the letters of recommendation. This notification will be sent automatically once the applicant submits his/her materials. It is recommended that applicants upload their materials well in advance of the 5PM deadline so that faculty members may submit letters in a timely manner.
The deadline for the application and letters of recommendation is 5:00pm Eastern Time on January 29, 2016.