Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences (PARISS)

The Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences (PARISS) offers Duke graduate students an interdisciplinary context in which to develop and apply their methodological skills.

The PARISS Fellowship offers Duke graduate students financial support and office space in the Social Science Research Institute and provides various training and professional development opportunities: to present original research, to develop collaborations with other researchers within SSRI, to advise students conducting independent research related to your expertise, and to become part of a shared intellectual community of Fellows, graduate students, and faculty from across the various SSRI affiliated programs.

Fellows must be advanced graduate students working toward their dissertation, with interest and achievement in social science research methodology; they are selected annually via a competitive application from nominees from the various social science departments and units across Duke University. The graduate school typically provides at least four stipends each year.  The PARISS Fellows are expected to participate in programming through SSRI that will not exceed eight hours each week during the fellowship period (one year or one semester). 

Nomination of candidates for the Fellows Program will be solicited each spring from all Ph.D. graduate programs in social science and related disciplines at Duke University and selections made by the PARISS Board, currently composed of Sunshine Hillygus (ex-officio, PARISS director), Huseyin Yildirim (economics), Lisa A. Keister (sociology), Timothy Strauman (psychology), and Edmund Malesky (political science).

Seeking PARISS Fellows

The program offers Duke graduate students financial support and office space and provides training  and professional opportunities.

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