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W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship in Support of Diversity and Inclusion was launched in 2023 as a joint project of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University and The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

This fellowship is open to graduate students currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university and is focused on students who identify as a member of a racial or ethnic minority group that has been underrepresented in the field of polling research. Fellowship efforts are primarily focused on the development of introductory-level instructional materials in public opinion survey research for use by educators.

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer, as well as complimentary AAPOR membership. They also join the other Roper Center summer Fellows for weekly conversations with leaders in the field of polling research. The entire Fellowship program is conducted online; Ithaca residence is not required.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship in Support of Diversity and Inclusion is intended to support the goals of both the Roper Center and AAPOR to broaden the number of students in the field of public opinion research and to add diversity to the ranks of public opinion research professionals.

Interested in applying for the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship? Visit this page for details.

2023 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows