6th IPSA-NUS Methods School, Singapore, June 19-30, 2017

6th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods at the National University of Singapore, June 19-30, 2017

This year’s Methods School offers a wide variety of quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses (http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg/courses.html), such as Data Visualization, Discourse and Visual Analysis, Case Study Analysis, Experimental Methods, Game Theory, Network Analysis, Quantitative Text Analysis, Regression Analysis, and Time Series and Spatial Analysis.

All courses are taught by highly experienced international faculty, and they provide participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods at a fraction of the price of similar methods training programs in the U.S., Europe, and Australia even when factoring in travel to Singapore.

For more information on the various Methods School courses and instructors, registration fees, financial aid, and more, visit our website (http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg) or contact us at methods-school@nus.edu.sg.

Applied Anthropology research firm

Interested in putting your ethnographic skills to use to help museums and other organizations in the fields of arts, culture, and science? Check out Slover Linett:

Slover Linett is an audience research firm for the arts, culture and informal science sectors. We help museums, arts organizations and other nonprofits understand their audiences so they can connect to more people, more deeply.

Tall order? Sure. But we see it happening every day. Our studies — which range from market research to program evaluation and outcomes assessment — reveal how well institutions are connecting with their audiences and how that connection can be deepened and broadened.

Our findings bring leaders, staff, and trustees together around a clear picture of the audience and a shared vision of progress.

The result is more creative, confident decision-making across your organization: more innovative programming, more resonant messaging, and greater success in both mission and revenue terms.

Read more about who we are or explore our practice areas here. And thanks for stopping by.

All staff (Chicago and Boston) can be reached through our main number (773-348-9200) plus an extension; see our directory for a list of extensions. 

Slover Linett Audience Research Inc.
4147 N. Ravenswood Ave., 
Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60613

773 348 9200 voice
773 348 9209 fax


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LinkedIn: Slover Linett Audience Research Inc

Live, Learn & Serve in Chicago This Summer Through NU Program

This highlights the Health & Medicine concentration, which you can read more about here.

Led by the Director of Policy for Cook County Health & Hospitals System, this concentration covers a wide variety of topics related to medicine and public health. From conversations with patients to meetings with advocacy organizations, the concentration experiences give students a view of the health care field that is rarely accessible to undergraduates.


Apply now to Engage Chicago

 An immersive summer field study program hosted by Northwestern University


Engage Chicago is an immersive field study program, designed to give undergraduate students a powerful summer learning experience in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Through academic coursework, hands-on experience at top organizations and institutions, thoughtful reflection, and a summer living with a vibrant community of peers, Engage Chicago is a unique opportunity for students to learn about a great city, about social change, and about themselves.

Applications accepted
through April 3, 2017.
The program runs from
June 16 to August 11.
This innovative program is comprised of six components.
(Click on a block to learn more. You can also attend an online info session or email us with questions.)
“Engage Chicago provided an intellectually stimulating environment that both challenged and encouraged me to fight for equity every day.”
Jennifer Dietzel, Duke student &
Engage Chicago 2016 participant

Funded MA in Applied Anthropology at UofM: Design and Innovation Fellowship


Announcing the ServiceMaster Design and Innovation Ethnography Fellowship

We are pleased to announce a new fellowship program for prospective MA students in applied anthropology at the University of Memphis seeking to work in customer experience and business anthropology. The ServiceMaster Design and Innovation Ethnography Fellow will receive core training in ethnographic methods and apply their skills in a business environment 20 hours a week throughout the Academic Year in a research support role within The Experience Team (TXT) within the ServiceMaster IT department.

In return for their work at ServiceMaster, fellows receive full tuition reimbursement (up to $11,000) as well as a $10,000 stipend*.

Now taking applications for Fall 2017!

For fullest consideration, apply by April 1, 2017

To apply: Submit your application for MA study to the Department of Anthropology plus (1) a separate letter of intent specifying why you are interested in gaining experience in a corporate environment like ServiceMaster, (2) a writing sample showcasing your research capabilities, and (3) a resume.

Questions? Contact Dr. Keri Brondo at kbrondo@memphis.edu or visit www.memphis.edu/anthropology

Internship Position at Human Relations Area Files Starting Summer 2017

The Human Relations Area Files at Yale University is pleased to announce a one-year internship in memory of HRAF’s former President, Melvin Ember. The intent of the internship is to learn about cross-cultural research and methods through practical experience. Some of the main goals will be:
1) helping Carol Ember, President of HRAF, prepare modules summarizing cross-cultural research;
2) read and analyze recent cross-cultural research with the goal of summarizing materials for researchers; and
3) learn about coding ethnographic materials by participating in a cross-cultural research project.
The deadline is April 3, 2017.  For details about the internship position go to the “eHRAF Highlights” section on our home page (http://hraf.yale.edu) and click the title “2017 HRAF Internship in Honor of Melvin Ember.”
Founded at Yale University, HRAF is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. HRAF’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society, and behavior in the past and present.

Koobi Fora Field School Fellowship Opportunities


The Koobi Fora Field School is providing provide full fellowship packages that include:

-airfare to Kenya and all expenses paid for the duration of the 6-week fieldwork program (June 9th until  July 23rd)

-a four-week online preparatory course

-a generous stipend

-all expenses associated with a follow-up workshop in November of 2017 to assist students with turning their summer experience into a research presentation/publication

For more information please see (https://cashp.columbian.gwu.edu/koobi-fora-field-school) to apply for one of our fellowship [packages.

We have already accepted three students to our NSF sponsored fellowship program, but still have four spaces available to undergraduate and graduate students. Many of our students go on to present original research at international scientific conferences, so this is a unique opportunity to be a part of our research program in one of the most prolific hominin fossil localities in the world.

Students who wish to be considered for a fellowship must have completed applications via George Washington University’s Passport site by March 10th. In addition to these spaces, there are still several non-fellowship places open to students. If a student does not receive a fellowships package they will still be considered for the non-fellowship component of the program. While it is not compulsory to complete the general application until mid-April, due to the high number of applicants, it is likely that these places will be filled well before the April 28th deadline. Decisions on acceptance will be made once after the March 10th deadline and then again in mid-April. Please encourage your students to complete their applications on the Passport website as soon as possible to ensure they can be considered for a place on the Koobi Fora Field School.

If students are having difficulty getting official transcripts or inputting their recommendation letters in our online system they can send an email with an electronic copy of their transcript and/or letter of recommendation directly tokoobiforafieldschool@gmail.com.

We’re undertaking several new, exciting projects centering on early hominin ecology, behavior, and morphology, human biology, as well as archaeology in East Turkana in northern Kenya.

Institute for Field Research Prehistorical Archaeology Programs


These are exciting times to engage with prehistoric archaeology. New finds shed light on the origin of our own species, and novel research is providing fresh insights into the relationships with our closest relatives, the Neanderthals. Innovative work is allowing us to gain better understanding of the origins of agriculture and the shift to sedentary life.

Many of the IFR field schools directly engage with these topics. Our Lesotho-Sehonghong Rockshelter program explores the evolution of hunting & gathering technology over tens of thousands of years in one of Southern Africa most impressive and historically significant rock shelters. The South Africa- Spitzkloof field school investigates human/biota relationships in the past 60,000 years in the rugged and remote areas of the Richtersveld region of Namaqualand, a coastal desert in the northwest corner of the country. Work at the Montenegro-Vrbička Cave focuses on human evolution from the Late Paleolithic through the Mesolithic and to the Early Neolithic in the Balkans. Surprisingly, the site shows evidence of human occupation during the Upper Paleolithic, one of the coldest phases of the last Ice Age (the Last Glacial Maximum, around 22,000 years ago).
At the recent AIA annual conference, Michael Richards (Simon Fraser University) suggested that while Neanderthals were efficient top predators, they focused on terrestrial animals exclusively. The newly arrived Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH), on the other hand, added fish and other marine animals to their diet – a possible relative advantage that allowed AMH to push out Neanderthals from all available environmental niches. Is this the case?

Our Portugal-Vale Boi field school team addresses such questions as it studies the Upper Paleolithic and possible interaction between AMH and Neanderthals in the region. Preservation at Vale Boi is of remarkable quality with impressive faunal recovery and numerous lithic assemblages present. Vale Boi project members are examining adaptive strategies of both species. Our program at Spain-Cova Gran explores early human arrival to the Iberian Peninsula and AMH-Neanderthal interactions. The site covers more than 50,000 years of human occupation with upper layers dating to the early Neolithic period and the arrival of early farmers to the south Pyrenees.

Finally, IFR’s later prehistory offerings feature the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture. Our Turkey-Boncuklu  field school is focused on the transition from nomadic to sedentary lifestyle in Anatolia. Boncuklu is the earliest village in central Anatolia and the predecessor of the famous Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük. It is an ideal location to study this critical transformation to permanent human settlements, including its advantages and pitfalls. Finally, research at our Bulgaria-Tel Yunatsite and Bulgaria-Ilindentsi field schools is focused on the entry of early farmers from Anatolia to Europe and debates about agriculture’s arrival by technology diffusion or population movement.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply to any of our scholarships for which they may be eligible. http://ifrglobal.org/students/scholarships/