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Ellen Compernolle"The Weinberg grant made both the in-person interviews and the informed survey design possible. For me to be the principal investigator, to be able to have my own research questions—explore them, design a survey questionnaire to test those hypotheses, and then analyze the data to see whether they're true or not—not many graduate students have that chance."

--Ellen Compernolle (Freedman 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: To streamline the process of applying for PSC's multiple endowment funds, we use a single Small Grants Application Form for all funds. The 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. Applicants may gain insight on the kinds of activities supported by browsing a list of awards made in prior years, by fund.

Annual Schedule *

Call for Apps Apps Due Awards Made
April April/May May

* Specific dates will be announced annually

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