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Sarah Seelye"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)
[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.

Annual schedule:

Call for Apps Apps Due Awards Made Grants Begin
Dec 20 Jan 31 Feb 28 March 1

Supported Research

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.