(For information about giving to ISR Fellowships and Awards, go to the Giving Opportunities page.)
ISR offers a variety of fellowships and research awards designed to nurture the Next Generation of empirical social and behavioral scientists.
- Jerald and Virginia Bachman Research Fellowship on Change in American Youth
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.
- Angus Campbell Scholars Fund
Supports graduate students who are conducting research dealing with quality of life and psychological well-being.
- Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology
Supports junior researchers investigating the relationship between survey respondents and survey interviewers.
- The Philip Converse and Warren Miller Fellowship in American Political Behavior
Provides summer support for a graduate student in the U-M Political Science Department to work with a faculty member of the ISR Center for Political Studies.
- Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan Junior Scholars Fund in Life Course Development
Provides research grants to emerging scholars investigating roles and relationships and their effects on physical and mental health.
- Henry “Hank” Heitowit Scholars Fund
Provides a scholarship for a returning participant in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research for a 4-week session.
- A. Regula Herzog Young Investigators Fund
Supports the research and training of junior researchers, especially women and those studying older populations.
- F. Thomas Juster Economic Behavior Research Award Fund
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.
- Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues
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.
- George Katona Economic Behavior Research Award Fund
Supports emerging scholars who are interested in how economic expectations shape consumer behavior and the macroeconomy.
- Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology and Survey Methodology
Supports a doctoral student in Psychology or Survey Methodology in alternating years. The 2018 award will be open to Ph.D. Candidates in Survey Methodology.
- Robert and Judy Marans/Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship 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.
- Warren Miller Scholars Fund
Provides financial support to outstanding early career scholars in the social and behavioral sciences from around the country to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.
- James Morgan Innovation in the Analysis of Economic Behavior Fund
Supports graduate students doing innovative research in economic behavior using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.
- Eva L. Mueller New Directions in Economics and Demography Fund
Supports research and training in demography and economics, especially projects on low-income countries and those dealing with the socioeconomic position of women and investments in children’s health.
- Kenneth Organski Scholars Fund
Supports graduate students doing quantitative research in international politics and or political development.
- Roy Pierce Scholars Fund
Provides summer support for graduate students in the U-M Political Science Department to work with a member of the ISR Center for Political Studies faculty.
- Sarri Family Fellowship for Research on Education Attainment of Children in Low Income Families
Provides support to graduate students or post-doctoral scholars working on social science research on improving the changes for low income students to attend and succeed in post-secondary educational institutions
- Garth Taylor Dissertation Fellowship in Public Opinion
Supports a doctoral student completing their dissertation on a topic related to the study of public opinion. The dissertation should be primarily a quantitative study of U.S. public opinion as either a dependent or independent variable. Research can be with national or lower level data as well as part of an international comparative study.
- Hanes Walton Jr. Endowment for Graduate Study in Racial and Ethnic Politics
Supports professional development of a graduate student studying race and ethnicity politics working with the faculty of the Center for Political Studies.
- Marshall Weinberg Endowment Fund
Supports junior faculty scholars affiliated with the ISR Population Studies Center to conduct research with potential benefits for international populations.
- Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellows Program
Supports students doing research at the intersection of climate change, demography, and development. Administered jointly by the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment and the ISR Population Studies Center.
- Robert B. Zajonc Scholars Fund
Provides support for outstanding graduate students to work with faculty in the ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics.
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.