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Summer Fellowships: Pursuing Self-Directed, Issues-Oriented Research

To promote careers in social policy research, particularly for scholars who might otherwise be drawn to government or academe, Mathematica launched its summer fellowship program in 1992. The program supports independent, self-directed research on economic or social problems that affect minority groups and individuals with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions
2013 Summer Fellows

 

Who: Students enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program in public policy or a social science. Minority students and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

What: Summer fellowships with a stipend of $10,000 for full participation plus $500 toward project-related expenses. Fellows will be placed with a mentor in one of the following divisions: Health Research, Human Services Research, or Survey Research.

When: June 1 to August 31, 2014 (approximately)

Why: To pursue independent research on a policy issue of relevance to the economic and social problems of minority groups or individuals with disabilities. To expose students to social policy research in a non-academic environment.

Where: Ann Arbor, MI, Cambridge, MA, Chicago IL, Oakland, CA, Princeton, NJ, and Washington, DC

How: Submit the following to Human Resources, Princeton office, by March 14, 2014:

  • A resume
  • A proposal (minimum 2,000 words) for the research project you hope to pursue, including a clear statement of the research question, its relevance to social policy affecting minorities or individuals with disabilities, and the steps necessary to complete the project during the fellowship period
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from a sponsoring faculty member