"The PSC Alumni Graduate Student Support Fund provided me with the means to conduct field research and interviews several days a week over the course of four months in Detroit. The project expenses entailed in travel, transcribing interviews, and incentive payments to respondents otherwise would have been impossible for me to meet. As a result of this support, I have made substantial progress on the project, which looks at residential mobility and neighborhood dynamics in Detroit, and furthered as well my longer term degree and career goals. I have chosen to extend my research and develop some of the ideas I discuss in my paper. I am now working on my dissertation prospectus, which builds directly on the research that grew out of this project. Receiving this generous grant in the early stages of my doctoral program has been invaluable to my growth as a scholar. It provided me with the opportunity to collect my own data and learn first-hand the challenges and rewards of directing a research project."
--Sarah Seelye (PSC Alumni fund recipient, 2013)
PSC Training Funds
PSC offers trainee support via several small grants: the Freedman, Hermalin, Mueller, Weinberg Funds, Alumni Award, and the PSC Initiatives Fund.
Support from these funds is distributed via the annual PSC Small Grants Program.
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In addition, an assortment of government, foundation, and University funds are available to support trainees. Please see the UM Office of Financial Aid for more information.