Application for the Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Research and Analysis
Thank you for your interest in the Pardee RAND Graduate School Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Analysis. The application period for the 2013 session is open and runs through March 1, 2013. All applications and components must be received on or before this date. Applications are carefully reviewed by the selection committee; decisions will be made in April.
The Application Process
The application package consists of four parts: the online application, essays, resume or curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation. All supplemental materials may be sent in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy form to:
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Attn: Summer Faculty Workshop in Policy Analysis
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
1. The Online Application
Completing our online questionnaire allows us to track your application and ensure we are able to contact you.
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 www.rand.org/research_areas 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
- Interest in furthering policy research/coursework