CSDC graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are eligible for Methods Training grants. In effect immediately including the December 2017 grant competition: The overall budget allocated for the method grants is $16,000. A minimum of four grants of up to max. $2,500 will be awarded per academic year. Preference will be given to attend programs with intensive method training (e.g. ICPSR summer workshop at the University of Michigan) for courses that cannot be found in Montreal or Quebec. Grants may also be used for substantive training if the student can demonstrate that a comparable course is not available within Montreal or Quebec as well we for the tuition for local training courses such as QICSS ($250 per QICSS course).
These grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and funding may be apportioned depending on the number of applicants for each competition. The full amount of $2,500 is only available for programs that last more than three weeks. Shorter programs will receive up to $1,250 for the first week, $1750 for two, and $2250 for three week programs. Note that within each competition, high priority will be given to first time applicants, type of methods programs and graduate students over postdocs.
Please note that the per diem (food costs) are not admissible expenses for the method program.
The applicant must request a letter of recommendation from a CSDC member. The letter must be sent directly by the letter's author to csdc-cecd [at] mcgill.ca.
Following the review of the application by the steering committee, the applicant will receive an email notification with details of the decision regarding the Training grant allocation.