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Kristin Seefeldt"The funds from the PSC small grant that I received were critical in helping me continue a project that has ended up being quite timely, given the recession. In 2006, Helen Levy and I started interviewing a sample of low-income women in Detroit to learn more about how poor families managed economically during an economic downturn. At that time, only Michigan was experiencing difficulties, although soon the rest of the country followed suit. I continued on with the study and have interviewed the women in the sample yearly since 2006. I used data from this study for two of my three dissertation papers."

--Kristin Seefeldt (Weinberg Research Fellowship fund recipient, 2009)
[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.