The Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) at the National Science Foundation supports annual three-week summer institutes on Empirical Implications of Theoretical Model that seek to train a new generation of scholars who can better link positive theory and empirical work.
The Summer Institute is a highly collegial training program for advanced graduate students and junior faculty led by political scientists from across the discipline who employ EITM approaches in their research.
It combines lectures on various facets of EITM approaches, lab instruction sessions, research seminars by leading scholars, and rich feedback for participants on their own ongoing research from lead faculty, a specific faculty mentor paired with each participant, and other Institute participant.
The Institute also offers extensive opportunities for professional networking in small group dinners with faculty, visiting lecturers, and other participants.
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.
Princeton provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.
It offers professional degrees through the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture and the Bendheim Center for Finance.
The university also manages the Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Princeton has the largest endowment per student in the United States
Instruction by leading scholars in the discipline on cutting edge methods.
Deeper understanding of philosophical and epistemological considerations in theory building and evaluation
Support and feedback on students’ own research by EITM faculty and participants
Dormitory lodging, meals and domestic travel expenses will be provided for participants through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
A network of EITM students, alumni, and faculty that will provide constructive engagement long after the institute concludes.
You must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in Political Science or a related field.
In addition, applicants should have well-defined research interests and preferably at least a completed dissertation prospectus.
How to Apply