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Applications to Open for Dahl Research Scholars Program

Publication date 
September 7, 2016

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies is pleased to announce the Dahl Research Scholars program is open to applications for the academic year 2016-2017. Four Dahl Scholars will be chosen in a competitive process and matched with one of ISPS’s three major programs – ISPS Health Center, the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP), the ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality (I-CSI) and the new Policy Lab – for a yearlong research fellowship and academic mentorship opportunity. 

Once matched with a host center, each Dahl Research Scholar will be placed in a research assistant position with a faculty affiliate working on policy-relevant social science. Additionally, each Dahl Scholar will carry out an independent research project on a pressing public policy matter in collaboration with their host center; Yale College students selected for the program will be provided any necessary methodological training and receive weekly research guidance on their public policy projects from faculty and graduate student mentors. Upon conclusion of the program in the spring, each Dahl Scholar will have produced a white paper detailing their public policy research, including legislative and political analysis, as well as policy recommendations, for presentation at an ISPS sponsored event and publication on the ISPS website. A stipend is provided. 

Applications open September 12, 2016. To apply, please visit the Dahl Research Scholars and click on “Application Form.” Deadline is October 4 @ 11:59pm.