The Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, in cooperation with the National Election Studies, seeks to appoint up to four pre-doctoral National Election Studies Fellows for the 2003-2004 academic year. We are interested in scholars who will take advantage of Michigan's tradition of creative interdisciplinary work and its strength across the social sciences. We are especially interested in applications from scholars whose research combines institutional analysis with the analysis of individual judgment, choice, and behavior.
NES Fellows will use the year to finish their dissertations in residence at the Center. Fellows will also be involved in the National Election Studies. While ANES Fellows will devote most of their time to their dissertation work, during their tenure, each of the Fellows will be involved in one special project featuring ANES data. Fellows will participate in the ANES Seminar on Behavior and Institutions and may contribute to the intellectual life of the Center and the Institute by participating in the range of other activities there (for example, the Seminar on Political Economy, the Seminar on Group Dynamics, the Seminar on Complex Systems, the Seminar on American Political Development and American Political Institutions).
Fellows will receive a $27,000 stipend, health insurance, and a $5,000 research fund. Fellows may receive up to $10,000 to defray the costs of tuition at the University of Michigan or at their home institution; applicants should specify whether and how much tuition support they will need for the year.
Applicants should submit a c.v., one or two letters of recommendation, a transcript, a cover letter sketching their plans for the year, and a copy of their dissertation prospectus to Nancy Burns and Donald Kinder, National Election Studies Fellows Program, 4246 ISR, 426 Thompson Street, P.O. Box 1248, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106-1248. We will begin reviewing applications on Thursday, October 31, 2002, and continue until positions are filled. The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.