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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)
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PSC Training Funds

PSC offers trainee support via several small grants: the Freedman, Hermalin, Mueller, Weinberg Funds, and the Alumni Award. Please visit each small grant page for additional information.

Support from these funds is distributed via the annual PSC Small Grants Program. Specific application and award dates are announced annually.

To streamline the process of applying for PSC's mulitple endowment funds, we use a single Small Grants Application Form for all funds. This application form is made available when award schedules are announced each year. The PSC Advisory Committee evaluates all proposed activities and determines the most appropriate funding source for those accepted.

Annual schedule and eligibility

Program Call for Apps Apps Due Awards Made PSC Eligibility
PSC Small Grants* Apr Apr/May May researchers, predocs,
alumni, collaborating
PSC Alumni Grants Apr Apr/May May predocs
PSC Pilot Grants^ TBD TBD TBD researchers
Weinberg Fellowship:
Population, Development
and Climate Change
Ongoing Feb Mar predocs

  * Small Grants include Freedman, Hermalin, Mueller, and Weinberg Funds.

  ^ Pilot Grants contingent on NICHD funding

In addition, an assortment of government, foundation, and University funds are available to support trainees. Please see the UM Office of Financial Aid for more information.

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