Purpose: The funds for this award are provided by PSC alumni. The award is intended to help advance the research careers of current PSC trainees by providing essential support for travel, data collection, and conference expenses not otherwise covered. Awards are up to $5,000.
Eligibility: This competition is open to all PSC predoctoral trainees in the second or third summers of their graduate program. (PSC trainee affiliates are not eligible.) Students must be in good academic standing and have the endorsement of their PSC mentor.
Support: Appropriate use of funds includes, but is not limited to: travel, data procurement or collection, equipment, and conference attendance. Budget may not contain salary for the applicant or costs for summer courses. Each proposed research activity will be evaluated on the basis of potential tangible work products – such as a paper or conference presentation – and the likelihood of completion. Recipients will be informed of their awards in time to make appropriate summer plans.
Application procedure: Eligible PSC trainees will be contacted by the Training Program Administrator with application requirements. These include a 2-page description of the research and timeline for completion, a budget and budget justification, a CV and unofficial grade transcript, and an endorsement from the trainee’s PSC mentor.
Expectations: PSC will want a brief (2-3 pages) final report, including a description of research activities, findings, products (e.g., papers, presentations, grant proposals) and future plans. In addition, you should expect to report and discuss your findings in a meeting/talk with other researchers.
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Michael Fang. Does school context moderate the effect of non-cognitive skills on achievement? 2015-2016.
Christina Cross. All Our Kin Revisited: Extended Kin Coresidence and Children's Academic Achievement. 2015-2016.
Janette Norrington. Self Perceptions of Beauty of African American Girls across Social Class. 2014.
Sarah Seelye. Residential Mobility and Neighborhood Dynamics in a Depopulated Detroit Neighborhood. 2013-2014.
Nelson Saldaña. Integrating Demographic and Cultural Approaches in the Examination of Neighborhood Change. 2013-2014.