Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology and Survey Methodology

Beginning with the 2014-2015 award, the Fellowship will support students in MPSM and Psychology in alternate years.

The 2020 Award will be open to Ph.D. Candidates in Survey Methodology, while the 2021 Award will be open to Ph.D. Candidates in Psychology.


Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz

The Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology and Survey Methodology is to support a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology or Survey Methodology, depending on the year, while they are writing their dissertation, which is a project at the intersection of survey methodology and psychology. Applicants must be candidates and must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. except the dissertation defense. The award provides a stipend of $25,000, usually over 12 months. The recipient can elect to begin the award during the Spring/Summer or Fall term. The award does not prevent the recipient from holding simultaneous appointments as a GSRA or GSI.

Application Procedures

The application for the Katz Dissertation Fellowship can be accessed here: http://apply.interfolio.com/72779.The application includes the following materials.

  • A current CV
  • one letter of recommendation that address the strengths of the dissertation project from the dissertation advisor and should attest to the candidate‚Äôs ability to finish the dissertation by the end of the following Summer Term.
  • a brief (no more than three single-spaced pages) description of the project, its timeline, and its intellectual relationship to ISR (e.g., ISR faculty, an ISR project, and/or a data set collected at ISR).

As part of the application, there is also a form with several questions about the project to be supported, including project, methodology, timeline, deliverables, etc. Answers to these are expected to be brief, around 3 sentences.

If you have any questions about the award process, please send an email to umisr-awards@umich.edu.

Additional Expectations

  • Prepare a Final Report (approximately 500 words) including a description of your activities, findings, products (e.g. papers, presentations, grant proposals) and future plans. In addition, you may be expected to report and discuss your findings in a meeting/talk with other researchers or with the sponsor of the endowment funding your award. The date your final report is due will be September 1 of the year following your award.
  • Acknowledge ISR and Katz support in publications and presentations.
  • Share project outputs with ISR.

Katz Fellows

Veronica Derricks, 2019
Felicitas Mittereder, 2017
H. Yanna Yan, 2016
David Lee, 2015
Christopher Antoun, 2014
George Smith, 2013
Ryan Bremner, 2012
Nina Strohminger, 2011
Igor Grossman, 2010
Nicholas Sorensen, 2009
Heather Fuller-Iglesias, 2008
Nicholas Bowman, 2007
Justin Jager, 2006
Katherine Fiori, 2005
Shawna Lee, 2004
Janxin Leu, 2003
Fernanda Alvarado-Leiton, 2020