ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

This year the CSU’s Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC) is offering stipends for CSU faculty members to attend quantitative methods courses in the 2020 Summer Program presented by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). For information about the ICPSR Summer Program, including course descriptions, dates, and locations, please visit the ICPSR website at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/.

Each stipend will pay the course registration fee for either a four-week session or a short (three-to-five-day) course. Please note that SSRIC cannot fund registration for courses held in North Carolina or Texas, which are on California’s no-state-funded-travel list (see https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887). Winners’ registration fees will be paid directly to ICPSR by SSRIC. Stipends cannot be used for expenses other than workshop registration fees.

In allocating stipends, priority will be given to faculty from CSU campuses with active SSRIC subscriptions. Successful applicants will demonstrate how their attendance at the Summer Program will enhance both the teaching and research missions of the CSU. Scholars who have already registered for the 2020 Summer Program are welcome to apply for the stipend.

Application deadline

The application deadline is March 20, 2020. We will continue to accept applications after that date if funds remain. SSRIC will notify applicants whether they have been awarded a stipend by March 27, 2020.

How to apply for a stipend

The application form is at https://tinyurl.com/SSRIC-ICPSR-Summer-2020. It will ask you to provide the following information:

1. Your name and affiliation

2. The title and date of the course you intend to take

3. The location where the course will be held

4. The course registration fee for attendees from ICPSR member institutions

5. A clear statement of how the course will benefit your research and teaching

Please note that the registration fee for four-week courses increases on May 1, and stipends for those courses will cover the cost of registering before that increase. Also please note that returning ICPSR participants receive a 15% discount on registration fees. If you are in this category, please deduct that amount from the registration fee amount that you enter in the application form and indicate that you are a returning scholar at the beginning of your statement about how the course will benefit you.

Other financial support

Entirely separately from the SSRIC stipends that are the subject of this message, ICPSR itself also offers financial support for summer program participants. You can learn more about this support at https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/faqs/faq-funding.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Den Hartog at cdenhart@calpoly.edu.

Last updated: February 8, 2020