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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)
[Project Abstract]

Marshall Weinberg Research Funds

Marshall Weinberg
After graduating from Michigan, Marshall Weinberg (BA 1950) spent a year of graduate studies at Harvard, went on to Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, and then launched his professional career at the New York investment firm Herzfeld & Stern.

Marshall Weinberg has long been concerned with population issues, in particular how malnutrition, poor health, and lack of education affect societies and how populations impact the environment. Weinberg's philanthropy encompasses these areas at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Here at the Population Studies Center, he has established a number of funds to support PSC trainees and researchers involved in international efforts related to critical population issues.

"I determined that the Population Studies Center is one of the great institutions of its kind in the country," Weinberg says. "And friends told me that I'd do well to invest in the Center."

These awards may be used flexibly in ways the recipients feel will best enhance their ability to complete their research goals. Research Fellowships are distributed to PSC trainees and students through an internal review and approval process.

The Marshall Weinberg Endowment Fund is intended to support junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students in conducting research benefiting international populations. The applicant must be a graduate student, postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty member at the Population Studies Center.

The Marshall Weinberg International Travel Fund is intended to support educational and learning experiences abroad for PSC students and trainees.

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

The Marshall Weinberg Summer Research Prize is intended to support the dissertation work of an outstanding graduate student trainee at the Population Studies Center, to help support travel and research. Awards are made annually through a faculty selection process. Applications are not required. For more information, contact the Training Program Administrator.

The Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellows Program provides funding for students who are considering, or already engaged in, research at the intersection of climate change, demography, and development. Proposed activities must integrate all three substantive areas and have an international component. First- and second-year graduate student enrolled in PhD programs from all disciplines are eligible. Applications, generally due in February, are available here. For more information, contact Patrick Shields: peshield@umich.edu or 734.764.8369.