Research Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

National Science Foundation, USA

2017 – 2021. Along with with fellow PIs Kazimierz M. Slomczynski and J. Craig Jenkins,  Irina Tomescu-Dubrow received a four-year, $1.4 million award from NSF for the project, “Survey Data Recycling: New Analytic Framework, Integrated Database and Tools for Cross-National Social, Behavioral and Economic Research” (SDR). The award will support the development of a harmonized database derived from more than 3,000 national surveys administered over five decades to more than 3.5 million respondents from more than 150 countries. The SDR enables innovative data-intensive research on major substantive topics of social science interest and advances the fields of comparative methodology and of survey-data harmonization.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland

2010-2013. Research Grant for the Project “Experience on the labor market, the risk of unemployment, and chances of re-entering employment: Poland 1988-2008. Integrating quantitative and qualitative analyses.” (Polish Zloty 100,000.00)

The Polish Academy of Sciences

2009. Conference and Workshop Grant “Contributions of Area Studies to the Knowledge of Ethnic Tensions: Interdisciplinary Methodological Approaches, Warsaw, Poland, December 14 – 19 2009.”

2006. Travel Award for the Conference/Workshop The Polish Panel Survey POLPAN 1988-2003 and Beyond: Planning the 2008 Wave, Warsaw, Poland, December 14-17, 2006. 4

2005. Travel Award for the Conference Analyzing Dynamic Data: The Polish Panel Survey, 1989-2003 (POLPAN), Warsaw, September 17-17, 2005.

2004. Graduate Student Award for the Conference on Radical Social Change in East Central Europe: A Dynamic Analysis of Panel Data organized by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, September 10-12, 2004.

European Science Foundation

European Science Foundation Award for Attending the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2 Summer School on R, Bucharest, Romania, September 1-7, 2010.

European Science Foundation Award for Attending the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2 Summer School on Analyzing the life course, Paris, France, August 18-26, 2009.

European Social Survey

European Social Survey Award for Attending the First ESS Training Course on “Implementing Questionnaires for Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Contexts,” Ljubljana University, August 6-7, 2007.

National Council for Eurasian and East European Research

Short-Term Research Travel Grant for the research proposal “Democratization and the Risk of Increasing Ethnic Conflict: A Comparative Analysis of the Roma Minority in Romania and in Moldova.” 2006-2007.

Central European University

Central European University, Curriculum Resource Center grantee, Course Development Competition: “The Roma in Central and Eastern Europe: Quantitative Approaches to Social Inequality” 2007.

Central European University fellowship for the Summer University Course “The Roma: Bringing Together Historical, Anthropological and Linguistic Approaches.” Budapest, Hungary, July 2003.

American Council for Learned Societies

Conference Grant “Sociological Surveys of Public Opinion in Southeast Europe: Cross-National Comparative Studies”, 2007. Conference Organizers: Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, and Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, with collaboration of Albert Simkus.

The Ohio State University

CONSIRT grants related to organization of conferences and workshops, 2008-present

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization Survey Research Graduate Student Summer Survey Research Award, Summer 2006.

The Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service for Participation at the International Sociological Association World Congress, Durban, South Africa, July 23-29 2006.

Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum 2005, 2ND Place Award.

The Mershon Research and Study Abroad Grants for Students, Spring 2005: “Democratization and the Risk of Increasing Ethnic Conflict: An Analysis of the Roma Minority in Romania.”

Graduate Student International Dissertation Research Travel Grant, Spring 2004: “Social Structure, Redefinition of the Past, & Prospective Orientations: A Contrast between Poland and Romania.”

Biannual Sociology Research Support, Spring 2004: “Social Structures, Redefinition of The Past, and Prospective Orientations.”

Biannual Sociology Research Support, Autumn 2001: “Abandoned Children And International Adoption: An Analysis of Unintended Consequences of Institutional Arrangements In Romania, 1990-2001.

The Research Committee on Social Stratification (RC28), International Sociological Association

Aage B. Sørensen Student Travel Award for Participation in the XVI World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa, July 23-29 2006.

The American Sociological Association

2006 NSF funded Travel Grant for the International Sociological Association World Congress, Durban, South Africa, July 23-29 2006.