ISR Fellowships and Awards are managed by different Centers within the Institute, and have different eligibility, applications, and deadlines. Please refer to the attached document for 2021 award amounts and application deadlines.
Be sure to see awards offered by the Center for Political Studies, ICPSR Summer Program, Population Studies Center, and Research Center for Group Dynamics at the bottom of this page.
Supports graduate students to examine patterns and changes in the lifestyles and values of American youth and young adults, working with faculty and staff of and using data from, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) project, and using data from MTF.
Supports graduate students who are conducting research dealing with quality of life and psychological well-being.
Supports junior researchers investigating the relationship between survey respondents and survey interviewers.
Provides research grants to emerging scholars investigating roles and relationships and their effects on physical and mental health.
Supports the research and training of junior researchers, especially women and those studying older populations.
Supports emerging scholars conducting economic research using the Health and Retirement Study, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, and time use data.
Provides dissertation support for one U-M doctoral candidate each year who is committed to using empirical science to help solve the challenges confronting society.
Supports emerging scholars who are interested in how economic expectations shape consumer behavior and the macroeconomy.
Supports a doctoral student in Psychology or Survey Methodology in alternating years. The 2019 award will be open to Ph.D. Candidates in Psychology.
Robert and Judy Marans/Kan and Lillian Chen Dissertation Award in Sustainability and Survey Methodology
Supports a doctoral student earning a certificate in survey methodology from the ISR Program in Survey Methodology as part of an interdisciplinary approach to research on sustainability. This fellowship is administered with the Graham Institute at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment. This award will not be offered until the winter of 2020.
Provides a Fellowship equivalent to a 0.5 GSRA position for one semester for a University of Michigan graduate student to conduct innovative research on economic behavior using data from the Panel Study on Income Dynamics (PSID).
Supports students doing research at the intersection of climate change, demography, and development. Administered by the ISR Population Studies Center and the School for Environment and Sustainability.
The Center for Political Studies offers 6 prestigious awards, open to graduate students conducting research on American political behavior, racial and ethnic politics, international political development, public opinion, educational attainment, and more.
The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers to the four-week sessions. (The Owen Scholarship can be used to cover the registration fee for a 3- to 5-day workshop.) Please click the link above for specific award and application information.
The Population Studies Center Small Grants Program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees' research and training activities. Funding is provided through endowments to the Center. Learn more about research and training activities supported by PSC endowments.
RCGD is proud to support and administer both the Eugene and Martha Burnstein University of Warsaw Social Science Scholars Exchange Fund and Robert B. Zajonc Scholars Fund, which is available to early career graduate students.
To learn about other funds and read about past recipients, visit the Giving section of this website.
To learn about other sources of financial aid at the University of Michigan, visit the U-M Office of Financial Aid website.
ISR Next Generation awards are made possible by the generosity and legacies of our donors and friends:
- Alumni of the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
- Alumni of the Population Studies Center Training Program
- Jerald and Virginia Bachman
- Eugene and Martha Burnstein
- Angus Campbell
- Charles Cannell
- Kan and Lillian Chen
- Phillip Converse
- Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan
- Ronald and Deborah Freedman
- Henry “Hank” Heitowit
- Albert Hermalin
- A. Regula Herzog
- James S. Jackson
- F. Thomas Juster
- Robert Kahn
- George Katona
- Daniel Katz
- Leslie Kish
- Seymour and Marilyn Lieberman
- Rensis Likert
- Robert and Judy Marans
- Warren Miller
- James Morgan
- Eva L. Mueller
- Ken Organski
- Roy Pierce
- Sarri Family
- Eleanor Singer
- Garth Taylor
- Hanes Walton, Jr.
- Marshall Weinberg
- Robert Zajonc
- Bill Zimmerman