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Roper Center's Kohut Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

January 17, 2020

Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is now accepting applications for the 2020 Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research. This fellowship is open to both graduate and undergraduate Cornell students.

Cornell graduate students 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.

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 Roper Center supervised projects at a level appropriate to their abilities, training and educational goals (10 hours/week). 

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

Information about past recipients is available at

Applications are due Monday, March 2, 2020. 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)

(3) An up-to-date transcript

(4) Current resume

(5) Letter of reference letter from a Cornell faculty member who is willing to serve as a mentor

Please send any questions to