Giving to PSM

Giving to PSM

Thank you for considering a donation to the University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology.

The program seeks gifts to provide resources needed to attract and retain the finest students, to provide them with varied and challenging training opportunities, to maintain and enhance teaching facilities, and to support innovative research. We count on the generous support of our alumni and friends in helping us to continue to be a premier training program for future survey methodologists.

We make two promises to donors: 1) we will be responsible stewards of any gifts received, and 2) we will strive to remain deserving of donor loyalty, friendship, and generosity reflected in the gift.

The Funds

  • PSM Student Support Fund

    Undesignated gifts are extraordinarily important to the continuing success and growth of the program. Contributions to the PSM Student Support Fund are used to provide additional support to recruit students and to provide another source of support to meet the needs and challenges of students.

  • Student to Student Fund

    The 2006 graduating class members of the Masters Program in Survey Methodology established The Student to Student Fund to assist future cohorts of students in the program and to express their appreciation for the education and opportunities they had been given. Your gift to the Student to Student Fund will provide scholarship support for PSM's next generation of Masters students.

  • Rensis Likert Fund in Research in Survey Methodology

    This fund was established to honor ISR Founder and its First Director Rensis Likert. This fund provides travel funds for Ph.D. students in PSM and our partner program at the University of Maryland Joint Program in Survey Methodology to work with their mentors on dissertation projects.

Corporate Research Partners with the Survey Industry

A number of companies have established partnerships with Ph.D. students and faculty in PSM to work on a survey problem of common interest. Abt Associates, Arbitron, Neilsen Media Research, and the Gallup Organisation Europe have each developed a project that meets their strategic needs for research while supporting a PSM student. These partnerships enable students to work with faculty members on real-world problems and provide the company with insights to help its business. For more information about partnership opportunities, please contact Patrick Shields.

How to Make a Gift

Outright gifts are deductible to the full extent of the law and may be made in a variety of ways:

  • Cash, checks or credit cards
  • Matching gifts (please include the appropriate paperwork from the matching organization)
  • Securities (stock gifts)
  • Planned Gifts

Please mail checks to:

Patrick Shields
426 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

If you would like to donate by credit card, or if you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact Patrick Shields at peshield@umich.edu or (734) 764-8369.