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U-M’s ISR awards $250,000 to young, innovative researchers

May 28th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research has awarded more than $250,000 in fellowships to 54 graduate students and researchers in its ongoing effort to support young scholars and innovative social science research. The Philip Converse and Warren…

Dana Garbarski: The Role of Rapport in Sensitive Interviews

December 4th, 2012

Dana Garbarski is the winner of the 2012-2013 Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology. Suppose your spouse had a serious illness today with very low chances of survival. First, what if he were mentally intact, but in severe and constant…

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University of Michigan Institute for Social Research 2012 Fellowships

July 17th, 2012

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) recently awarded more than $250,000 in fellowships to 42 graduate students and researchers in its quest to support young scholars and innovative social science research.

Brady West (Photo by Eva Menezes)

Productivity? For Brady West it’s a slam dunk

April 18th, 2012

Brady West is the winner of the 2011-2012 Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology.

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Lisa Marchiondo: Researching rudeness in the workplace

April 18th, 2012

Lisa Marchiondo is the winner of the 2011-2012 Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues.

Christoph Nolte (Photo by Eva Menezes/ISR)

Christoph Nolte: Studying the economic tradeoffs of land conservation in Brazil

April 18th, 2012

Christoph Nolte is the winner of the 2012 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellowship, administered jointly by the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research.

Chinese woman smoking (Photo by Jorge Fernández Garcés)

The surprising truth about women smokers in China

September 20th, 2011

In the United States, more than one out of six women still smoke. And as in most Western countries, cigarette usage is concentrated among the young—those women aged 25 to 44. But according to a recent report by Albert Hermalin…

Joan Morris and Bill Bolcom (Photo by Katryn Conlin)

Bolcom and Morris Concert to Benefit ISR Douvan Junior Scholars Fund

September 12th, 2011

A benefit concert by Bill Bolcom and Joan Morris to support the Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00pm at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Nicky Newton: 2011 Libby Douvan Junior Scholar in Life Course Development

June 7th, 2011

Nicky Newton left her home and “a very grounded upbringing” in Christchurch, New Zealand, at 17 to study flute. Years of intense work, including study with the principal flute player of the Vienna Philharmonic, Wolfgang Schulz, eventually landed Newton a…

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University of Michigan Institute for Social Research awards $137,000 in fellowships

June 7th, 2011

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan recently awarded $137,000 in fellowships intended to support innovative social science research at the university. [table id=4 /]

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