Initiatives & Collaborations

DISM partners with multiple initiatives:

The Research Opportunities in Surveys and Experiments (ROSE) Program is jointly funded by DISM and the Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences (PARISS).  It supports research that requires collection of survey and/or experimental data or conference  travel in order to present original research that advances survey or experimental methods. Individuals eligible are Duke-affiliated graduate students and faculty.

Applications require a short email to Alexandra Cooper and are considered on a rolling basis. Awards are generally capped at $500.

The PRC is an interdisciplinary research program run by Duke faculty in the social sciences and humanities to conduct cutting-edge research concerning China and to conduct collaborative research and outreach with institutions across the world, China in particular.  It has as its core missions to work closely with the new China initiative at the Carter Center and to foster research and learning opportunities across the campus and the larger academy with respect to China.


MAPS is an online resource for the investigation, creation, and analysis of major academic multi-national surveys.

UNC’s Odum Institute offers short courses in survey methodology and DISM offers a limited number of stipends to Duke students to fund registration. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Odum also offers a graduate certificate in survey science that is open to Duke students.