Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology and Survey Methodology


The Institute for Social Research (ISR) announces the availability of a dissertation fellowship for a graduate student in the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) for the 2014-2015 academic year. The purpose of the fellowship is to support a doctoral student in MPSM who is completing his or her dissertation on a project at the intersection of survey methodology and psychology.

Beginning with the 2014-2015 award, the Fellowship will begin supporting students in MPSM and Psychology in alternate years. The 2015-2016 award will be open to Ph.D. Candidates in Psychology.

Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. the quality of the dissertation project,
  2. the strength of letters of recommendation
  3. the ability of the student to finish his/her dissertation by the summer of 2015.


Applicants must be candidates and must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in the MPSM except the dissertation defense. Preference will be given to students early in the writing process.


The award provides a stipend of $20,000, usually over 12 months. The recipient can elect to begin the award during the Spring/Summer or Fall 2014 term.

Application Procedures

Applications must include:

  • An up-to-date academic transcript
  • A current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation that address the strengths of the dissertation project. One letter must be from the dissertation advisor.
  • a brief [three-page] description of the project, timeline, any relationship to the work at ISR, and any relationship it has with the work of Daniel Katz.

Applications are accepted in both electronic and hard copy format. Send electronic applications to Jennifer Puckett in pdf (portable document format). Hard copy applications should be sent to or dropped off at 6065 ISR (Campus Mail 1248). Note, letters of recommendation may be sent directly by the recommender in either electronic or hard copy format.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm for the 2014-2015 Award. The winner will be notified by mail by Monday, April 14, 2014.