Education & Training: Fellowships

Robert and Judy Marans & Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship in Sustainability & Survey Methodology

The Robert and Judy Marans & Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship in Sustainability & Survey Methodology was established to provide support for an early-stage graduate student from any unit at the University of Michigan to earn a certificate in survey methodology from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Program in Survey Methodology (PSM). The fellowship will support a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to fostering sustainability using social science research methods in combination with creativity and other disciplinary technical skills. This award is based on the belief that the answers to complex sustainability challenges can only be developed through technical solutions that incorporate an understanding of human behavior. The Fellowship linking the Graham Institute and ISR is one way to be sure that interdisciplinary problem solving occurs.

Eligibility

The goal of the fellowship is to give student researchers a set of technical skills that will enable them to develop inter-disciplinary solutions to some aspect of sustainability. The winning applicant will be an early-stage graduate student enrolled in a Ph.D. program from across campus who is interested in acquiring technical skills in quantitative social science to study various aspects of sustainability. The ideal applicant will be in his/her first year to assure that the technical survey skills are an essential component of the Fellow’s dissertation research.

Form and Scope of Awards

The Fellowship will provide financial support to complete the certificate in Survey Methodology over a two-year period, including at least one summer. The award will pay for the cost of tuition for obtaining the Certificate. No stipend or insurance is provided.

Application Procedure and Deadlines

For more information, as well as application procedures and deadlines, please visit the Robert and Judy Marans & Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship webpage.