Program in Survey and Data Science: Fellowship Opportunities

Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science Achievement Fellowship

MPSDS Achievement Fellowships are structured to assist eligible MS students with four semesters of tuition support.  The fellowship is open to newly admitted students who:

  1. have a record of superior academic achievement (e.g., grade point average, honors, or other designation);
  2. are U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

 And meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. come from educational, cultural or geographic backgrounds that are underrepresented in survey methodology in the United States or the University of Michigan;
  2. have demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations to reduce social, educational or economic disparities;
  3. have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances;
  4. are first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college.

Decisions for this fellowship are based on application materials; no separate application is required.

Michigan Program in Survey and Data Science Traineeship

The Program in Survey and Data Science will consider all applications to the Program in Survey and Data Science for traineeship opportunities submitted for admitted students. Only MS applicants are eligible for this opportunity.  The traineeship is with the Survey Research Operations (SRO)* unit in the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. 

The Full time study traineeship (FTS) provides support for two years of study. The trainee is appointed as a Graduate Student Research Assistant for fall and winter semesters at a 0.5 fraction and at a 1.0 fraction in summer semester. The GSRA appointment provides competitive salary, health care coverage, and tuition for fall and winter semesters. In return, the trainee must be a full time MS student in good standing in the Program in Survey and Data Science following a two-year course of study recommended by the Program, and must work at SRO for a minimum of two years following graduation.

Decisions for this traineeship are based on application materials; no separate application is required.

* Survey Research Operations (SRO) is the main data collection unit within the Survey Research Center (SRC). SRO constitutes over half of SRC, and provides a wide range of survey design, data collection and data processing services. SRO staff members work closely with members of the Survey Methodology Program and incorporate cutting-edge methodology and technical systems into their projects. SRO conducts national surveys as well as small-scale, regional, and methodological surveys.