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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
Graduate Grants and Support
March 31, 2018
No citizenship requirements, or non-specified
History / International Relations / Political Science / Public Administration and International Affairs / Sociology
Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award
The Gerald R. Ford Library will present the award when the recipient arrives at the Library to conduct research. The recipient determines use of the award money, including, but not limited to, travel, paper and audiovisual reproductions and administrative costs, and other research and writing expenses.
The award must support research to be conducted after the award is announced and will not be granted retroactively for research already completed. The Gerald R. Ford Scholar will be required to conduct at least a portion of his or her research at the Gerald R. Ford Library, and, if appropriate, will be encouraged to make full use of the Robert M. Teeter Papers.
The Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter is an annual award given to a doctoral student to support dissertation research and writing in any field related to any aspect of the United States political process and public policy during the last half of the 20th century. Of special interest is the role and analysis of public opinion in that process. The Selection Committee encourages applications from doctoral students in a wide range of fields, including Political Science, History, Journalism, Communications, Public Policy, Foreign Relations, and American Studies.
The Gerald R. Ford Scholar will be required to conduct at least a portion of his or her research at the Gerald R. Ford Library, and, if appropriate, will be encouraged to make full use of the Robert M. Teeter Papers. The Scholar must agree to submit a brief report on the work done under the award to the Director of the Gerald R. Ford Library no later than six months after receipt of the award and present a copy of the resulting dissertation to the Gerald R. Ford Library when it is completed and accepted. The scholar may be invited to participate in a public forum or seminar at the Ford Library in conjunction with the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy or other academic program. The Scholar also must acknowledge the support awarded in the resulting publication(s).
The Gerald R. Ford Library will assist the Gerald R. Ford Scholar by providing reference service from open collections prior, during, and following the Scholar’s visit. The Library will aid the Scholar with pertinent contact information should he/she wish to conduct personal interviews with members of the Ford Administration or professionals at the University of Michigan to supplement the research.
Robert Teeter (1939-2004) spent over thirty years as a leader in public opinion analysis and campaign strategy, including the 1976 campaign of President Gerald R. Ford. The majority of written materials from Mr. Teeter’s career are part of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library collection. The Robert M. Teeter Papers document public opinion analysis and political campaign strategy from 1972 to 2004. They also include the NBC News and Wall Street Journal national public opinion surveys from 1989 to 2004. For more information about the Robert Teeter papers, please view the finding aid.
Last Updated On: 2018-03-20