Friday, January 27, 2017


The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is offering funds to support training in statistics, quantitative methods, research design, and data analysis.

The following ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships are open to advanced graduate students (unless stated otherwise) in the specified disciplines, fields, or areas of research.  All ICPSR Summer Program scholarships cover registration fees for one or both four-week sessions in the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program. The application deadline for all 2017 ICPSR Summer Program scholarships is March 31, 2017. For more information, visit

  • Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship: Open to graduate students in Political Science & Sociology
  • Jerome M. Clubb Scholarship: Open to graduate students in Quantitative History or related fields
  • Eugene Owen Scholarship: Open to advanced graduate students, pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and advanced scientists from any academic discipline researching cross-national differences in education and teaching
  • Scholarship for Developmental, Child, & Family Psychology: Open to graduate students pursuing research in child development and family psychology
  • Scholarship for Education Research: Open to graduate students pursuing research on education issues 
  • Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs: Open to graduate students and pre-tenure scholars in the areas of public administration, public policy, or public affairs
  • Warren E. Miller Scholarship: Open to advanced graduate students, pre-tenure scholars, and assistant professors researching electoral and political behavior, either in the U.S. or in a comparative context
  • Henry (Hank) Heitowit Scholarship: Open to graduate students, instructors, faculty, or researchers regardless of specific substantive field or academic discipline who have previously attended the ICPSR Summer Program

The following ICPSR Summer Program scholarships are awarded by organizations outside of ICPSR. These scholarships also cover registration fees for one or both of the 2017 four-week sessions.

  • EITM Certification Scholarships: Awarded by EITM to graduate students in Political Science. Application deadline: January 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit
  • Janet Box-Steffensmeier & John A. Garcia Scholarships: Awarded by the Society for Political Methodology to women & under-represented graduate students enrolled in Political Science PhD programs. Application deadline: March 31, 2017. For more information, visit
  • Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training: Awarded by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists to faculty and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as to women and minority graduate students and faculty at other institutions. Application deadline TBA. For more information, visit

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Introduction to R for Data Analysis

The Statistical Consulting Center will host an intro to R workshop. 

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Petty 219
  • R interfaces
  • Installing packages
  • Introduction to R syntax
  • Reading data
  • Data manipulation
  • Creating summary statistics
  • Simple plots
  • Basic statistical analysis.

Prerequisites: No previous experience using R is required. Participants must have a laptop with wireless internet access, able to install and run the R program.

Instructor: Scott Richter, UNCG Statistical Consulting Center.

Friday, January 6, 2017

2017 ICPSR Summer Program

Join ICPSR for a webinar on Jan 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST about the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program

The ICPSR Summer Program provides rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques and quantitative research methodologies used in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences. We strive to fulfill the needs of researchers throughout their careers by offering a broad curriculum that ranges from introductory statistics and data analysis to advanced methods and cutting-edge techniques.  
From May through August of 2017, we will offer more than 80 courses in cities across the U.S. We will announce our 2017 schedule in January, and registration for all courses will open in early February.  
This webinar will:
-Introduce the ICPSR Summer Program
-Discuss our 2017 courses
-Explain the registration process
-Explore ICPSR Scholarships and other funding opportunities
-Address your FAQs  
The webinar is free and open to the public.