IranPoll® Opinion Research Support Fund in Memory of Professor Thomas Schelling
IranPoll is excited to announce the launch of a $250,000 fund in support of opinion research projects with policy or academic impact. IranPoll Opinion Research Support Fund in Memory of Professor Thomas Schelling, is an internally restricted partial matching support fund that aims to promote and facilitate impactful and methodologically sound opinion research of the Iranian population that are made available to the public domain.
Thomas Crombie Schelling (April 14, 1921 – December 13, 2016), who was awarded the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for “having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis” always emphasized that “social scientists have to either go out into the field themselves or be in very close contact with those in the field.”
As an enthusiast follower of events with Iran, Professor Schelling practiced what he preached and hence did not hesitate to go to Iran when invited by an Iranian university in January 2008 to get an inside look at what Iranians were thinking on key national and international issues.
We hope that this fund, which is launched on the fourth anniversary of Professor Schelling’s letter in support of IranPoll, will remove some of the hindrances social scientists face as they try to go into field or get in contact with those already there.
Please write to us if you are a current or future client of IranPoll and would like to know how IranPoll Opinion Research Support Fund in Memory of Professor Schelling can help you conduct opinion research of the Iranian population.
Disclaimer: Nothing in this page or on this site creates any obligations, by implication or otherwise, for People Analytics Inc. and its management. Decisions regarding how the fund is used and managed, recipient selection, and the amount of award to each recipient are solely made by People Analytics Inc. The awards are in the form of discount for IranPoll services alone and are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other award(s).