UCLA will be hosting the sixth summer institute on the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) from June 24 to July 21, 2007:
The Summer Institute on EITM seeks to train a new generation of scholars who can better link theory and empirical work. It is a highly interactive training program for advanced graduate students and junior faculty led by political scientists from across the discipline who employ EITM in their research. Summer institutes general[ly] accept 25 advanced graduate students and junior faculty through a competitive selection process. In most cases, tuition, room and board, travel and living expenses are covered for participants through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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 a direction that incorporates EITM, or junior professors that are embarking on a "second EITM-like project".
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