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Competition Opportunities for Students

Yale students – are you analyzing a numeric dataset for a research paper this semester? ICPSR (the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) is offering two research paper competitions for undergraduates and one for master's students in 2011. ICPSR invites undergraduate and master's papers analyzing any dataset(s) in the ICPSR archive or its Thematic Collections. The other competition, sponsored by the Research Center for Minority Data (RCMD), solicits papers addressing issues relevant to minorities in the United States, including immigrants. These papers must draw on data in the RCMD archive.

Three Yale students have won prizes in this competition in the past two years – you could be the fourth! The deadline is January 31, 2011. ICPSR’s site provides all the submission details.