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Ellen Compernolle"The PSC Alumni Award provides key funding for an additional project stage that builds on previous research I conducted in Nepal, 2013. I will implement the next two components of this research agenda. The first consists of extensive data analysis using the CVFS and her my survey. The second piece consists of supplemental interviews of anomalous cases purposively sampled using these survey data. The award funding will support this critical phase in my larger research agenda by providing the foundation for my dissertation work. Throughout a professional career as a social demographer and international development researcher, I aim to understand the interrelationship between increasing international migration, family dynamics, and changes in local resource and energy consumption in developing countries."

--Ellen Compernolle (PSC Alumni fund recipient, 2014)
[Project Abstract]

Albert Hermalin Scholars Fund

"Encouraging Continued Research and Training of PSC Graduates"

Prof. Albert Hermalin with 2002 Hermalin Scholar Leticia Marteleto
Prof. Albert Hermalin with 2002 Hermalin Scholar, Leticia Marteleto. Dr. Marteleto's research has focused on "The Demographic Transition and Children's Schooling in Brazil."

Purpose: The Hermalin Scholars Fund will address the need for continuing education and new interactions between demography and other fields through the following programs:

  1. Summer fellowships to take courses from the ISR programs in Survey Research (SRC) and Statistical Methods (ICPSR) and to collaborate with PSC/ISR colleagues.
  2. Six-month fellowships to take courses during a regular academic semester and/or to engage in collaborative research with one or more PSC/ISR researchers.
  3. Short-term residencies by researchers from other fields, such as medicine, epidemiology, biology, and genetics. Visitors would explore new areas of cross-disciplinary research and provide training through public lectures or short courses in their fields of specialization.

Eligibility: Priority for fellowships will be given to PhD alumni of the Population Studies Center, with preference for those with positions in developing countries. Demographers from developing countries who are not alumni, but who are collaborating with PSC/ISR researchers will also be eligible as funds permit.

Support: The Fund will promote continuing education, international collaboration, and interdisciplinary research and training through the use of short-term postdoctoral fellowships, collaborative visits, and expert residencies at the Population Studies Center.

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. For additional information, you can consult a list of funded activities in prior years.

Change for 2017: The annual schedule for PSC Small Grants has been delayed. We will have updated information on the revised application and award schedule in the first quarter of 2017.

Annual schedule:

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Supported Research

Holly Donahue Singh. Infertility and family formation: Perspectives from India. 2015-2016.

Prem B. Bhandari. Data Dissemination and Data Analysis Workshop in Nepal. 2013*.

Narayan Sastry. India Travel Grant to Develop a New Research Collaboration. 2013-2014.

Prem B. Bhandari, Dirgha Ghimire. Data Dissemination and Data Analysis Workshop in Nepal. 2011-2012.

Arland Thornton. Developmental Idealism. 2011-2012.

Arland Thornton. Developmental Idealism Workshop. 2010-2011.

Dirgha Ghimire. Small Grant to Enhance Social Science Research Capacity in Nepal. 2009-2010.