Summer Institute on EITM: Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models, 24 June - 14 July 2018, USA


January 31, 2018

Event Date:

June 24, 2018 - July 14, 2019

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The University of Michigan will host the 2018 Summer Institute on EITM: Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models

What is EITM?

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this program trains graduate students and junior faculty in EITM, a research strategy that integrates theoretical models and empirical research to improve and expand our understanding of politics. 

The institute will integrate developments and findings from throughout political science, including the substantive areas of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.

Applications for the program are due on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by midnight (Eastern Standard Time). 

Applying to EITM 2018


The EITM Institute will select participants through a competitive process.

2018 Application Instructions

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 

Applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, March 9, 2018. 

All application materials should be sent in PDF or Microsoft Word formats.

A complete application consists of the following four components:

1.   Description of your EITM research proposal (5 pages). We will base admission substantially on the quality and potential of this proposal — particularly its integration of theoretical modeling and empirical testing.

2.   Brief statement of interest and purpose in applying for the summer program (1-2 pages).

3.   Curriculum Vita with name and contact information, current location and position. If you are a student, the CV should indicate your current status in graduate school (e.g., whether you’ve passed exams and defended a dissertation proposal).

4.   Two letters of recommendation. Letter writers will be automatically contacted for their letters.

We intend to accept about 25 participants — mostly advanced graduate students who are past their general exams, preferably with a completed dissertation prospectus or plan but not yet at the writing-up stage. We will also accept some junior faculty, preferably at a stage where they are wishing to add research to a defended dissertation before publication, or embarking on a second project. Applicants will be notified of our acceptance decisions (via e-mail).

Tuition and full financial support (including a stipend for round-trip airfare and dormitory housing, as necessary, plus a modest allowance for meals and incidentals) are provided for U.S. participants and for foreign students studying at U.S. institutions. A substantial portion of international participants’ expenses will also be covered.

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January 12, 2018
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