Seeking Nominations for PARISS Fellows

The PARISS Fellowship offers Duke graduate students financial support (tuition + stipend) 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, and to become part of a shared intellectual community of Fellows, graduate students, and faculty from across the various SSRI affiliated programs. 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).  Per graduate school policy, students cannot have a full-time research and teaching assistantship in any semester in which they have a PARISS fellowship.

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 by the PARISS Board.

Key points of this call for Fellowship nominations include:

  • Each department may nominate 2 candidates
  • Nominations are due by 5 p.m. 3/15Nominations should be submitted as email attachments to me, and should include:
  1. a brief letter of nomination from the student’s DGS
  2. a brief letter of support from the student’s dissertation advisor
  3. copy of the student’s CV
  4. writing sample (such as a dissertation chapter or conference paper)

Send materials to: D. Sunshine Hillygus <>

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