2020 ICPSR Research Paper Competition

Research paper award competition for student research utilizing data from the ICPSR

2020 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions (Undergraduate & Master's categories)

For papers on any topic using data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) General Archive or Thematic Collections. ICPSR is a group that provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community, and hosts an extensive data archive that is available to University of Chicago students and faculty for their research. 

Awards: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place. There are separate undergraduate and master's prizes for this competition.



  • Entrants must be current master’s or undergraduate students, or recent graduates who graduated on or after April 1, 2019. (Students who graduated before April 1, 2019, are not eligible.)
  • Entrants must be from ICPSR member institutions.
  • Entrants may be from the US or outside the US.

Application Process: 

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020 

More information can be found here:

2020 ICPSR Research Paper Competition

UChicago Students may contact Elizabeth Foster, Social Sciences Data Librarian, for assistant with the award process or support in using the ICPSR data archive for this competition at: ehfoster@uchicago.edu.