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Nelson Saldaña"I am truly grateful for receiving the PSC Alumni Graduate Student Support Fund Award because it gave me critical support to do research as a pre-doc -- including funds to purchase research tools that are normally hard to procure -- as well as boosting my confidence to pursue future innovative work within demography. While I originally intended to use the research for one publication, the research conducted thus far could potentially arise in multiple papers. The PSC Alumni Award has not only given me the opportunity to start a first project, it has also provided me with a research agenda for a lifelong career."

--Nelson Saldaña (PSC Alumni fund recipient, 2013)
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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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See information on MiCDA Pilot Grants, for aging research activities