UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) Graduate Student Travel Grants

Application deadline:   November 7, 2015

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) will award a limited number of grants for graduate students working with CSSS affiliated faculty to assist in presenting research and attending workshops or courses.  Under extraordinary circumstances, undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers may also be supported with an award.  Travel between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 is eligible for support.

The purpose of the awards is to support travel that will advance the long-term goals of CSSS:  promoting research in social statistics and quantitative methods in the social sciences, and collaborative research between social scientists and statisticians.  Applications will be evaluated by the CSSS Executive Committee; priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate sophisticated use of statistical methodology and promise to have significant substantive impact.  Among high priority proposals, preference will be given to students for whom other sources of support are not available, and who have not received CSSS funding in the past.  Successful applicants should acknowledge the support of CSSS in the course of any presentations, and may be asked to participate in CSSS poster or presentation sessions subsequent to their travel.   Questions should be directed to csss@uw.edu.


CSSS uses an online application, which can be found at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/lmw5/281814 . The application will include:

1.       Name of Sponsoring Faculty Member (CSSS core or affiliate faculty)

2.       Name, department, and year in program of presenter or participant

3.       Name, location, and dates of meeting or course

4.       Full citation of paper/poster (including all authors)

5.       Availability of other funding sources

6.       Estimated Budget **

7.       A short abstract that explains how the proposed travel contributes to the CSSS mission of advancing research in social statistics and quantitative methods in the social sciences 8. Prior CSSS funding history

You must have a UW NetID in order to access the application.  Upon receipt of the application, your Faculty Sponsor will be notified and asked to verify your submission.

** Fine Print: Funds may be used to cover hotel, airfare and transportation (mileage/taxi) at state contract rates, plus conference registration fees, up to a maximum of $1000.

One month after travel concludes, we require a short report describing how the grant was used and how the funded travel advanced the goals of the recipient and of CSSS. The report should be mailed to CSSS, Box 354320, Attn: Lisa Wormke or emailed to csss@uw.edu