Funding Opportunities

MPP Teaching and Research Assistantships

The Master of Public Policy program offers two competitive assistantships each year for incoming students.  Recipients of the assistantships work during the Fall and Spring semesters (10 hours if the assistantship is quarter-time or 20 hours if the assistantship is half-time) on research, teaching, or administrative assignments for the program. In return, recipients receive a stipend, tuition and fee waivers (for 9 credits for the Fall and Spring semesters), and health insurance coverage.

To apply for the assistantships, supply the normal application for admission and indicate an interest by February 15 by email to msumpp@msu.edu. Candidates considered for the assistantships may be emailed requests for further information.

IPPSR Fellows

MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), in conjunction with the Master of Public Policy Program, offer two competitive fellowships each year for incoming students. Fellows work at IPPSR during the Fall and Spring Semesters (10 hours if the assistantship is quarter-time or 20 hours if the assistantship is half-time) on research assistantships, applying research findings to Michigan public policy issues and compiling information for policymakers and civic education efforts. Fellows will also be involved in event organizing and online publishing. Fellows receive a stipend, tuition and fee waivers (for 9 credits for the Fall and Spring semesters), and health insurance coverage. Mid-career applicants who have worked in Michigan government or the policymaking community are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply for the fellowships, supply the normal application for admission and indicate an interest by May 4 by email to the IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann at grossm63@msu.edu. For more information or to learn about the experiences of current fellows, please feel free to contact Dr. Grossmann. Candidates considered for assistantships may be emailed requests for further information or a personal interview.