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Summer Scholars

The program is open to academic researchers who are from Africa, enrolled in or have completed their PhD programs in the last five years in the social sciences, and anominated by faculty from the University of Michigan or one of our current institutional partners in Africa.

During the visiting scholar's time in Ann Arbor, they will attend courses offered by an internationally renowned summer training program at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR). Applicants who are invited to attend the summer program may select several options from amongst the four or eight week sessions that are offered. ISR’s Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research offers basic and advanced training in the methods and techniques of social science research and analysis. ISR’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques provides rigorous and high quality training in all phases of survey research.

Priority is given to scholars in the ASRI substantive focal areas of labor and economics; governance and politics; public health; gender, ethnic and racial inequality; and survey research methodology. Priority is also given to participants who have either existing or prospective plans for collaboration with ASRI researchers based in the University of Michigan or internationally.

Persons selected as ASRI Summer Scholars receive administrative assistance in obtaining travel visas. They are also provided a round-trip flight to Ann Arbor, housing, health insurance, travel visa expenses, and a contribution toward living expenses. Participants receive a workstation and computer at the University in an appropriate department, access to University libraries, and receive assistance with enrolling in courses in summer training programs at the Institute for Social Research. They are expected to make a research presentation to a local academic audience and will be encouraged to participate in the intellectual life of the University of Michigan.

2015 Summer Scholars

  • Raymond Aborigo, Senior Research Officer, Navrongo Health Center, Navrongo, Ghana
  • Joshua Amo-Adjei, Lecturer, Department of Population and Health, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Monica Puoma Lambon-Quayefio, Lecturer, Department of Economic, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Alfred Yawson, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Ghana

2014 Summer Scholars

  • Ekow Ewusi Amissah, Survey Research Unit, Institute Of Statistical Social & Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Eugene Darteh, Department of Population and Health, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Zenobia Ismail, Wolfson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Julious Ngum Kimbung, Cameroon Association of Bible Translation and Literacy, Cameroon; and Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Statistics and Population Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Nkechi Owoo, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Evelyn Sakeah, Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana