2017 Application Instructions

The EITM Institute will select participants through a competitive process.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: midnight Pacific Standard Time, Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Applications are now closed for the 2017 EITM Summer Institute. Applicants will be notified of decisions by Friday, March 10, 2017. 

All application materials should be sent in PDF or Microsoft Word formats.
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A complete application consists of the following four components:

1.   Description of your EITM research proposal (5 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. Letter writers will be automatically contacted for their letters.


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 one month from the application deadline.

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.