The Society for Political Methodology and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) have worked together to establish two scholarship awards that are intended to encourage women and under-represented graduate students to attend the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. The awards are named in honor of Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia, major figures in quantitative social science research and strong supporters of the ICPSR Summer Program.
The Janet Box-Steffensmeier Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the ICPSR Summer Program's four-week sessions. The scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of three women graduate students in Ph.D. programs.
The John A. Garcia Award is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend one or both of the ICPSR Summer Program's four-week sessions. The scholarship will be awarded to a maximum of three under-represented graduate students in Ph.D. programs.
To apply for the Box-Steffensmeier or Garcia Scholarships, you should register for the Summer Program using the online form on the Summer Program Website and select classes in one or both of the four-week sessions. Note that course selections may be modified and changed later. But, the Box-Steffensmeier and Garcia Scholarship Committee may use an applicant's preferred courses as a criterion in the selection process for the respective scholarships. Along with a completed registration, an application must include:
- A current vita
- A cover letter from the student, explaining how the specific classes the student plans to take in the ICPSR Summer Program will contribute toward completion of the Ph.D.
- A faculty letter endorsing the student
The Selection Committee for the Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships is Jeffrey Lewis (chair), UCLA; Saundra Schneider, Michigan State University; and Justin Esarey, Rice University. Applications should be submitted electronically to the chair, Professor Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should send their application materials in a single e-mail message with attachments. Letters of endorsement should be sent by faculty directly to Professor Dion (with the candidate's name included in the subject line).
The application deadline for the Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships is March 31, 2017. Further information about the ICPSR Summer Program, including course descriptions and the 2017 schedule, is available on the Program Website. Also, you should feel free to contact the ICPSR Summer Program by email or by telephone (734-763-7400).
Outstanding female and under-represented graduate students in methodology are encouraged strongly to apply for the Box-Steffensmeier or the Garcia Scholarship opportunities to attend the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program.