International Training Program

A major component of PSC's training program is the provision of short-term collaborative research and training opportunities for international scholars at the invitation of PSC Researchers. These scholars, who generally visit for 1 to 8 months, receive advanced training in conjunction with collaborative work with PSC researchers. The Center has provided this international program for many years with great success. Financial support is provided by the Hermalin and Freedman Funds, and Weinberg Fellowship.

While visiting, some international scholars are trained in methods and statistics via courses offered through the University of Michigan's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program, and Survey Research Center (SRC) Summer Institute. ICPSR courses cover a range of quantitative methods. SRC courses focus on a variety of survey research methods, including questionnaire design, survey administration, and statistical areas such as analysis of longitudinal data and event history analysis. Visitors come to PSC from many countries, including China, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, South Africa, Brazil, Estonia, Ukraine, Algeria, and Taiwan, to participate in these internationally respected programs.

To coincide with these summer sessions, PSC faculty conduct a research seminar that is targeted toward the Fogarty international trainees, but open to others who attend the summer courses, including U.S. students interested in international research. The seminar allows the international trainees to interact and share their research interests and experiences with one another, with their U.S. counterparts, and with PSC researchers. The seminar also provides a mechanism for formal instruction in the responsible conduct research.

Participants are nominated directly by PSC Faculty and the Center is not currently accepting unsolicited applications.

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