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Kohut Fellowship in Public Opinion & Survey Research Now Accepting Applications

January 20, 2021

The Andrew Kohut Fellowship in Public Opinion & Survey Research honors the memory of Andrew Kohut and his numerous contributions to the science and art of survey research.

Kohut Fellows will (1) engage in their own original public opinion-focused research project using data from the Roper Center archives; (2) Publish a post on the Roper Center Blog that summarizes the research results and experience, (3) learn about the methods and techniques of survey research and other forms of public opinion research, analysis, and dissemination; and (4) devote roughly 10 hours a week on a Roper Center archive-related project(s) at a level appropriate to their abilities, training and educational goals.

Kohut Fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer.

Cornell graduate students and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.  Information about past recipients is available at:

Applications must include:

(1)    A two-page statement of qualifications and purpose which describes the proposed research (collaborative research projects with faculty are acceptable); relevant skills and experience; and how the fellowship experience will contribute to their career goals
(2)    Whether or not you expect to be in Ithaca this summer
(3)    An up-to-date transcript
(4)    Current resume/CV
(5)    Professional reference from a member of the Cornell Faculty who will serve as a mentor on the summer research project

Applications are due via email to by Friday, March 12, 2021