Gill Foundation Scholarship to Support a Dissertation using Quantitative Methods
To Support a Dissertation
Using Quantitative Methods
Gill Family Foundation announces a
$6,000 scholarship for dissertation support to a PhD student working on a
dissertation in the areas of American Politics, Comparative Politics, Public
Administration, or Policy Analysis at American University using quantitative
The Gill Family Foundation was established in
1997 in Houston, Texas, to further the Gill family’s interest in support of
educational philanthropy.As a statement
of philosophy, the Gill family has noted that “Education plays the critical
role in providing opportunities for growth, development, success, lasting
relationships and satisfaction in life.We are committed to giving back to the system which provided us so much
opportunity for success and financial independence.”
The scholarship selection
committee includes: Professor James A. Thurber, Dept.
of Government; Professor Laura Langbein, Dept. of Public Administration and
Policy; Professor Thomas Zeitzoff, Dept. of Justice, Law, and Criminology; Professor
Jennifer Lawless, Dept. of Government, Professor Jan Leighley, Dept. of
Government; and Professor Ryan Moore, Dept. of Government.
Submit applications directly
Selection Committee, c/o Prof. James A Thurber, Dept. of Government, Kerwin 236
or by email (preferred) to BOTHthurber@american.edu and
please submit the following by Friday November 17, 2017:
1) A letter of interest, highlighting the
statistics and methods courses you have taken and your grades in these courses.
2) A signed dissertation proposal, outlining
research questions, theories, hypotheses and a detailed research design using
3) A transcript(s) of your graduate course work,
including overall GPA.
4) A current CV.
Scholarship is open only to PhD students in the School of Public Affairs at