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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. [simpleviewer gallery_id=”6″] The Philip Converse…

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Natalie Sabik: Piecing together how women view their bodies, and why

April 17th, 2013

By Susan Rosegrant April 2013 Natalie Sabik is the winner of the 2012-2013 Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development When Natalie Sabik went to Ohio State University as a freshman in 2000, it didn’t take her long to notice…

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Dana Garbarski: The Role of Rapport in Sensitive Interviews

December 4th, 2012

By Susan Rosegrant December 2012 (updated in April 2013) 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…

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Philip Converse: Understanding the American Voter

September 11th, 2012

By Susan Rosegrant September 2012 (updated in April 2013) Jobs. Government corruption. Health care. Terrorism. Polls have shown these to be among the hot button issues for voters in the upcoming presidential election. But if the theories put forth more than…

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Robert Marans: Architect, Social Scientist, Planner…and Donor

July 18th, 2012

By Susan Rosegrant They say that eyes are the window to the soul. For Bob Marans, his office at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) is a window—if not to his soul—then at least to his heart and mind.

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.   The Robert Kahn Fellowship for…

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Sarah Mills: Can farmers use windmills to slow urban sprawl?

July 11th, 2012

By Susan Rosegrant Sarah Mills is the winner of the 2012 Robert and Judy Marans/Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship in Sustainability and Survey Methodology.

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Productivity? For Brady West it’s a slam dunk

April 18th, 2012

By Susan Rosegrant Brady West is the winner of the 2011-2012 Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology. If the word “driven” were given human form, it might look a lot like Brady West—a lean 32-year-old with a buzz haircut and a…

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Lisa Marchiondo: Researching rudeness in the workplace

April 18th, 2012

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

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

April 18th, 2012

By Susan Rosegrant 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.

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