Applying to Participate in the EITM Summer Institute

The EITM Institute will select participants through a competitive process. The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time, Friday, March 22, 2013.

All application materials should be sent as attachments, in pdf or Microsoft Word formats, to

A complete application consists of the following four components:

  1. Description of your EITM research proposal (5-10 pages). We will base admission substantially on the quality and potential of this proposal -- particularly its integration of theoretical modeling and empirical testing.
  2. Brief statement of interest and purpose in applying for the summer program (1-2 pages).
  3. Curriculum Vita with name and contact information, current location and position. If you are a student, the cv should indicate your current status in graduate school (e.g., whether you've passed exams and defended a dissertation proposal).
  4. Two letters of recommendation, emailed directly by their writers to

We intend to accept about 25 participants -- mostly advanced graduate students who are past their general exams, preferably with a completed dissertation prospectus or plan but not yet at the writing-up stage. We will also accept some junior faculty, preferably at a stage where they are wishing to add research to a defended dissertation before publication, or embarking on a second project. Applicants will be notified of our acceptance decisions (via e-mail) by Friday, April 5, 2013.

Tuition and full financial support (including a stipend for round-trip airfare and dormitory housing, as necessary, plus a modest allowance for meals and incidentals) are provided for U.S. participants and for foreign students studying at U.S. institutions. A substantial portion of international participants' expenses will also be covered.