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Robert and Judy Marans & Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship in Sustainability & Survey Methodology

Robert and Judy Marans & Kan and Lillian Chen Fellowship in Sustainability & Survey Methodology

Robert and Judy Marans created this fellowship in 2005 to support study in survey research for doctoral students in Urban and Regional Planning and Doctoral Studies in Architecture. In addition to the Ph.D. funding, this fellowship provides funding for a doctoral student to complete a Certificate in Survey Methodology by participating in the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at UM's Institute for Social Research (ISR). Prof. Marans' work has long recognized the powerful impact of survey methods on planning & architectural research and practice, and his career has emphasized the important connections between social research, community interests, and citizen participation in planning and design. He has created this fellowship to encourage more collaboration between the Taubman College and ISR and its Survey Research Center and provide unique training for Ph.D. student in the Taubman College.

Interested students should inform the doctoral coordinator of their interest in the fellowship and include a detailed description of their interest in survey research in their doctoral admissions statement of purpose.

Visit the Graham Sustainability Institute website to learn more about this fellowship.

About Robert W. Marans

Robert Marans, B.Arch.'57, Ph.D.'71, is an emeritus professor of architecture and urban planning, as well as a research professor at UM's Institute for Social Research. In the latter capacity, Marans served as principal investigator for the Detroit Area Study (DAS) in 2001. Conducted annually for nearly 50 years, DAS surveys metro Detroit area residents to produce high-quality data that inform public policy, support scholarly research, and train students. His extensive body of research is firmly grounded in his equally extensive community involvement, including terms on the boards of the Legacy Land Conservancy and the Michigan Land Use Institute. He currently serves as commissioner of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, president of theWashtenaw County Parks, and a trustee with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.