Application for the Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis

Thank you for your interest in the Pardee RAND Graduate School’s Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis. The application period for the 2014 session will be open through Monday, March 3rd at 5:00 PM PST.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Application to the PRGS Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Analysis is competitive. Ideal applicants for the Summer Faculty Workshop will be able to demonstrate an ability to integrate what they will learn in their teaching, research and/or mentoring of students upon returning to their home institutions.

In order to maximize opportunities for interaction with instructors and other researchers, there is a maximum enrollment of 15 participants per cohort.

The Application Process

Each applicant will be asked to submit

  1. A completed application form
  2. One letter of recommendation, preferably from a department chair
  3. Two brief essays
  4. Curriculum vitae

1. The Online Application

Completing our online questionnaire allows us to track your application and ensure we are able to contact you.

2. Essays

Please answer each of the following questions. Your responses will help the selection committee to become acquainted with you as an individual and understand your interest in participating in the Workshop. Please limit each essay response to a maximum of 500 words.

Essay #1: What is your background in public policy (if any) and what do you hope to learn during the Workshop? How will you apply these skills in policy analysis at your home institution?

Essay #2: Explain which areas of policy research are most interesting to you and note any current RAND researchers or projects of particular interest, if applicable. Please refer to for more information.

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Letter of Recommendation

Each applicant is asked to submit a letter of recommendation from a department head or other senior professor or administrator (e.g., provost or president) at their home institution. Letters should address the following topics, to the extent to which the recommender has been able to observe the candidate's:

  • Interest in public policy research, analysis, or implementation
  • Ability to mentor students
  • Teaching
  • Interest in furthering policy research/coursework

All supplemental materials may be submitted electronically to or mailed to:

Pardee RAND Graduate School
Summer Faculty Workshop
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138


Tuition for the 2014 session is $500. Fellowships are available for up to 12 participants and will be distributed competitively.


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