Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship

The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, housed at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR), supports U-M’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Planning Initiative.

Students interested in applying for the summer 2022 educational opportunity focused on contributing to the ISR and University DE&I goals should complete the 2022 Summer Institute Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recruitment and Education Opportunity application.  For details on this opportunity, see 2022 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship.

This two-week program has been developed by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) to support the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative.  The goal is to focus our efforts on recruiting upper-level undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing graduate school in quantitative social science fields. 

Following participation in the SISRT Diversity Fellowship Program, we will invite the best and the brightest to visit our Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science (MPSDS) graduate program in person during the Fall term 2022 through a travel grant.  Each Fellow will be considered for this travel grant and will be selected based on the following:

  • Undergraduate study background
  • Participation and engagement in the SISRT Diversity Fellowship Program
  • Final research paper

The grant will cover transportation to and from Ann Arbor (flight & ground), 2 nights stay in Ann Arbor, and meals during stay.

The visit is meant to provide interested students with an opportunity to attend MPSDS classes that will increase their exposure to graduate studies, meet with faculty and current students in MPSDS, and spend time on campus to get a sense of if the University of Michigan and the surrounding communities in Ann Arbor would be a suitable place for graduate school experiences.