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Announcement: ANES Fellows Program, 2002-2003

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 2002-2003 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 NES data. Fellows will participate in the NES 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 Workshop on Gender and Race and Politics). Fellows will receive a $22,000 stipend, health insurance, and a $5,000 research fund. Fellows may receive tuition support at the University of Michigan as well; applicants should specify whether they will need tuition support for the year.

Applicants should submit a c.v., 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 December 1, 2001, and continue until positions are filled. The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.