"To enrich demographic research on fertility and promote durable ties between PSC and overseas scholars and institutions"
Ronald & Deborah Freedman
Established in recognition of the Freedman's major contributions:
Purpose: The goals are to foster social demographic research in developing countries and to promote durable ties between the Center and overseas scholars and institutions.
Eligibility: PSC Research Faculty, Research Affiliates, Postdoctoral Fellows, and overseas PhD alumni are eligible to apply. Overseas collaborators not affiliated with the Center may be included for support.
Support: Awards will support research and training with a focus on fertility, family planning, and family dynamics. Activities may include pilot research projects, workshops, postdoctoral visits, short-term postdoctoral fellowships, and travel for collaboration. Pilot research projects may involve preliminary data collection or analysis of existing data. For pilot projects, reviewers will give preference to joint applications between PSC researchers and alumni. Workshops may be convened at PSC or overseas. Postdoctoral fellowships may include participation in summer courses offered by SRC and ICPSR. Travel grants will assist in developing new collaborations; awards solely for the purpose of international travel to present papers at professional meetings will be considered if a paper has been accepted and the meeting will provide an opportunity for new contacts overseas. Proposals that seek to supplement funds from other sources are encouraged.
Application Procedure: Small Grant RFAs are generally issued in December. To streamline the process of applying for PSC's six endowment funds, we use a single Small Grants Application Form for all funds. The PSC Advisory Committee evaluates all proposed activities and determines the most appropriate funding source for those accepted. The Guidelines for PSC Small Grants provides additional information on each fund. You may also consult a list of funded activities in prior years.
|Call for Apps||Apps Due||Awards Made||Grants Begin|
|Dec 15||Jan 21||Feb 10||March 1|
Dirgha Ghimire. Capacity Building for International Social Science Research. 2013-2014.
Jason Kerwin. Effect of Income Timing and Structure on Savings and Consumption Behavior. 2013-2014.
Emily Ann Marshall. Variations in Reports of Fertility Preferences: Evidence from an Experimental Survey. 2013-2014.
William Story. A comparative approach to validating the measurement of social capital in Bangladesh. 2013-2014.
Shawn F. Dorius. Global Status Hierarchies (continuation). 2012-2013.
Prem B. Bhandari. Measurement of Remittance Use in a Remittance Dependent Economy. 2012-2013.
Dirgha Ghimire. Measurement of Marital Interactions and Relationship Dynamics in Nepal. 2012-2013.
A video interview, Remembering a Distinguished Career: Ron Freedman Reminisces with Patrick Shields, was produced in 2002 and available for web viewing. Ron Freedman passed away in 2007. A video tribute from Ron's Memorial Gathering is also available.