Andrew Kohut FellowshipApplications are now open for the 2018 Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research. Cornell graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

The Kohut Fellowship honors the memory of Andrew Kohut and his numerous contributions to the science and art of survey research. To read more about Andrew and his work, click here.

Kohut Fellows will (1) engage in their own original public-opinion focused research project using data from the Roper Center archives; (2) learn about the methods and techniques of survey research and other forms of public opinion research, analysis, and dissemination; and (3) participate in supervised projects of the Roper Center at a level appropriate to their abilities, training and educational goals.

Kohut Fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer. Information about past recipients is available below.

Applications are due Friday, March 2. Submit your application to

Applications must include:

(1) A two-page statement of qualifications and purpose which describes the proposed research (collaborative research projects with faculty are acceptable); how the research will be reported at the end of the fellowship (this can include a traditional paper, blog post, data visualization, etc.); relevant skills and experience; and how the fellowship experience will contribute to their career goals

(2) The dates the applicant will be in Ithaca this summer (residency is required given the connection with the Roper Center)

(3) An up-to-date transcript

(4) The name and contact information for a faculty member who can serve as a reference

Please send any questions to

2017 Kohut Fellows

Jose Sanchez Gomez

José Tomás Sánchez Gómez

José Sánchez Gómez is a second-year PhD student in the Government Department at Cornell University. His research interest is on comparative politics of Latin America. He focuses on contentious politics and constitutional change, social movements and party politics. In 2015, he finished his Master of Public Administration at CIPA, Cornell. Before coming to Cornell, he served as a public official in the Civil Service Department of Paraguay, and worked for NGOs in programs for social and democratic development. His Kohut Fellowship research project focuses on economic sentiments and major political changes in Chile between 1966 and 2016.

Claire Liu 

Claire Liu is a rising junior pursuing a double major in Government and independent study, focused on persuasion and propaganda through the Arts and Sciences College Scholar program, and a minor in French. She is fascinated by topics of modern mass misinformation, campaign messaging and the roles and responsibilities assigned to social networks and corporations by the American public. Her Kohut Fellowship research project explores the “fake news” phenomenon in the 2016 presidential election.