Education & Training: Fellowships

The Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology

The Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology of the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan was established by students, colleagues and friends of Charlie to honor him as a mentor and to further research and training on the interviewer-respondent interaction and its effects on the validity and quality of survey data.


Junior researchers, including Graduate Students, Assistant Research Scientists, Assistant Professors, Research Investigators, and Postdoctoral Fellows are eligible. Other things being equal, preference will be given to graduate students for research or training carried out at the University of Michigan.

Form and Scope of Awards

In the past, individual awards from the Cannell Fund have ranged from $3,000 to $10,000. The number of awards and their size is determined by the availability of funds and the merits of the candidate proposals. Funds may be awarded for a single project or split among several applicants or projects. Awards are intended for use within one year, but may be extended upon request for six more months. The fund is designed to support expenses directly related to the conduct of research, including, but not limited to data collection costs, payment to respondents, specialized software and hardware, and technical services. The fund does not cover salaries of investigators nor indirect costs. Awards are granted to institutions, not individuals, and any equipment or materials purchased become the property of the institution with which the researcher is affiliated.

Application Procedure and Deadlines

For more information, as well as application procedures and deadlines, please visit the Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology webpage.