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Call for Applications

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) will award a limited number of grants for graduate students working with CSSS affiliated faculty to assist in presenting research and attending workshops or courses. Under extraordinary circumstances, undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers may also be supported with an award. The purpose of the awards is to support travel that will advance the long-term goals of CSSS: promoting research in social statistics and quantitative methods in the social sciences, and collaborative research between social scientists and statisticians.

The CSSS Executive Committee will evaluate applications; priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate sophisticated use of statistical methodology and promise to have significant substantive impact. Among high priority proposals, preference is given to students for whom other sources of support are not available, and who have not received CSSS funding in the past. Successful applicants should acknowledge the support of CSSS in the course of any presentations, and may be asked to participate in CSSS poster or presentation sessions subsequent to their travel. (Please see the UW Center for Social Science Computation and Research for information on their no-cost poster printing services for all students here.)

Travel grant applications are generally accepted during two application periods each year, Autumn Quarter for January to June travel and Spring for travel during July to December. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions the Spring and Autumn 2020 rounds of applications have been canceled. Applications are currently NOT being accepted, however should relevant travel opportunities arise for students in late 2020 or early 2021, this decision will be reconsidered.

During open application periods the active links to the CSSS Travel Grant application will appear on this website.

Questions regarding the CSSS Graduate Student Travel Grants should be directed to