The Program in Survey Methodology Sponsors Program provides companies and university research programs access to well-trained students in survey methodology.  As a Corporate Sponsor, through a gift contribution, companies directly support students enrolled in the masters and Ph.D. programs. Companies have an opportunity to host paid student interns during the summer and to hire graduates after they complete their degrees. University Sponsors directly support students through full funding of a student placed within their program. 

All program sponsors are welcome to present brown bag seminars to students and faculty about their organizations and what it is like to work in them. Some sponsors also elect to present methodological problems which students in the survey methods design seminar work upon. And, once a year, representatives from the sponsoring organizations are invited to a one-day executive briefing where they hear presentations by senior researchers and discuss high-level methodological approaches to survey research and data collection.

For additional information about the Program in Survey Methodology Sponsors Program or to become a sponsor, please contact Jill Esau, Assistant Director, Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, Institute for Social Research, jesau@umich.edu.

2017 - 2018 Corporate Sponsors

Abt Associates

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Ford Motor Company

Dearborn, Michigan


Market Strategies International

Livonia, Michigan


Market Strategies International


New York, New York



2017-2018 University Sponsors