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2014 THE HANES WALTON, JR. AWARD FOR QUANTITATIVE METHODS TRAINING

2/25/2014 to 4/15/2014

When: 2/25/2014

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THE HANES WALTON, JR. AWARD FOR QUANTITATIVE METHODS TRAINING

TO ATTEND THE 2014 ICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is proud to announce the HANES WALTON, JR. AWARD FOR QUANTITATIVE METHODS TRAINING to provide scholarships for recipients to attend the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

Named after Hanes Walton, Jr. – an early attendee and ardent supporter of the ICPSR Summer Program, a towering luminary in the study of American electoral politics and African American Politics, and a co-founder of NCOBPS – the scholarships are designed to encourage faculty and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as women and minority graduate students and faculty at other institutions, to attend the Summer Program. The Award intends to reflect the namesake’s commitment to mentoring and scholarship.

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training is a waiver of Program Scholar fees to attend the four and/or eight week ICPSR Summer Program. There will be one award per category: (1) Graduate Students in PhD programs who have acquired ABD status; and (2) Tenure-Track & Non-Tenured Faculty. Awardees will also be eligible for a small travel stipend provided by NCOBPS. There are no citizenship requirements, and awardees will be selected regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

To apply for the Hanes Walton Award, applicants should submit the following materials:

(1) A cover letter indicating why the applicant wants to attend the ICPSR Summer Program and how the training will advance her/his career or completion of her/his PhD.

(2) A Curriculum Vitae.

(3) A letter of support from the applicant’s faculty advisor (certifying applicant ABD status) or department chair (attesting to applicant tenure-track or non-tenured status); and

(4) A writing sample featuring her/his use of quantitative reasoning and statistical methods.

Applications for the Hanes Walton Award must be submitted via email to Tyson King-Meadows, Committee Chair of the Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for ICPSR, at tkingmea@umbc.edu.  Application materials must be sent as attachments in a single email message with appropriate subject line. Letters of support should be sent by chairs or faculty advisors directly to the committee chair via email. Please contact the Committee Chair if you have questions.

The application deadline is APRIL 15, 2014. Check the ICPSR Summer Program website for more information about the Program, including the course schedule and course descriptions: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/2014/schedule.html.  The first session will run from June 23, 2014 through July 18, 2014. The second session will run from July 21, 2014 through August 15, 2014. The Hanes Walton Award does not cover short courses.

NCOBPS strongly encourages faculty and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as women and minority graduate students and faculty at other institutions, to submit applications for the Hanes Walton, Jr. Award. Individuals who have previously attended the ICPSR Summer Program may apply; however, preference will be given to first-time attendees, full time tenure-track faculty without tenure, and applicants from departments of political science.

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training will provide recipients with an opportunity to enhance their quantitative reasoning and statistical methods acumen by attending the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

Please spread the word about this scholarship award. For more information about NCOBPS or the Hanes Walton, Jr. Award, please visit www.ncobps.org  


 
 

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