Application & Financial Support Due date: February 27th, 2006


Design of Instruction

Previous EITM Institutes


Participant Bios

Guest Faculty Bios

Curriculum and Lead Faculty

I. Institutions and Institutional Analysis

II. Empirical Evaluation of Causality

III. Complexity: Diversity, Networks, Adaptation, and Emergence

IV. Additional Guest Lecturers and Student Presentations


Podcasting EITM 2006

Participant/Faculty Page

Contact: eitm@umich.edu


Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models
(19 June - 14 July, 2006)

Application & Financial Support
The application deadline is February 27, 2006

We welcome applications from advanced graduate students who have passed all qualifying exams, preferably with a completed dissertation prospectus or plan but not yet at writing-up stages. Graduate students who will benefit most from the program should be committed to using both theoretical models and empirical data in their dissertations. They should have some training in both formal methodology and quantitative analysis -- and advanced training in at least one of these areas. We will also accept junior faculty looking to improve their defended dissertation in the direction that incorporates EITM, or junior professors that are embarking on a "second EITM-like project". We will base admission substantially on the quality and potential of research proposed in the application. These are descriptions of ideal applicants; interested students or junior faculty should not refrain from applying due to some perceived shortfall on any of these dimensions. We intend to accept about 25 participants. Applicants will be notified by March 10th, 2006.

A complete application consists of the following four components:

(1) 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). 

(2) 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.

(3) Brief (1-2 page) statement of interest and purpose in applying for the summer program

(4) Two letters of recommendation emailed directly by their writers to eitm@umich.edu with your name and EITM in the e-mail message's subject heading

Please submit application materials, including the two letters of recommendation, as PDF attachments or MS-WORD via e-mail to eitm@umich.edu.

Successful applicants will be notified (by e-mail) by March 10th, 2006. 

Financial support includes a stipend for travel and living expense (round-trip airfare and dormitory housing, as necessary, plus a modest allowance for meals and incidentals). This financial support will be provided for U.S. participants and for foreign students studying at U.S. institutions.