CSDC graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are eligible for up to two Methods Training grants during their entire program. A minimum of four grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded per academic year. Preference will be given to attend programs with intensive method training (e.g. ICPSR summer workshop at the University of Michigan). Grants may also be used for substantive training if the student can demonstrate that a comparable course is not available within Montreal or Quebec.
These grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and funding may be apportioned depending on the number of applicants for each competition. The full amount of $3,000 is only available for programs that last more than three weeks. Shorter programs will receive up to $1,500 for the first week, and $500 for each additional week for a maximum of $2,500 for programs up to three weeks. Note that within each competition, priority will be given to first time applicants, methods programs and graduate students over postdocs.
Please send your application merged into a single PDF file containing all the sections of the application by email before December 15 and April 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we have changed the June deadline to be in April so the summers can ben planned in advance.
Your application for the CSDC Methods Training grant must contain the following items. Please note that if any items are missing, your application will not be considered.
Cover letter including:
- First name and last name
- University affiliation
- Program (MA or PhD)
- A list of intended Summer School courses
- Budget (please include the full cost, as well as additional sources of funding available to you)
The application should include a digital copy of your last transcript. Official documents are not required.
One Letter of recommendation
The recommendation letter should be sent directly by the referee to email@example.com.
Description of proposed research project
The application should contain a (maximum) two-page description of the students’ proposed research project.
Methods Training Grant allocation
Following the review of the application by the steering committee, the applicant will receive an email notification with details of the decision regarding the Training grant allocation.