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Services for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

IBS offers many services to its graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Our resources are intended to help students and postdocs gain necessary skills, advance their research agendas, and pursue collaboration with other scholars in interdisciplinary areas of research.

Many IBS-affiliated graduate students and postdocs have their own work spaces in the Institute. The Institute’s Computing and Research Services provides student and postdoc affiliates with access to servers with analysis software, file storage space, computer support, and statistical consulting services.

There are several opportunities through the year to apply for funding, including Fall and Spring small grant awards for research or travel expenses, grants to attend ICPSR training in the summer, and summer funding to work on co-authored research. Calls for proposals are announced on the IBS mailing list.

Resource Areas

Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship

CRDDS is a collaboration between CU's Research Computing and University Libraries, offering a range of data services, workshops and seminars, and consulting for both university and community members. They promote research data management mandated by federal funding agencies and journal publishers, cyberinfrastructure to gain full benefit from big data, and digital scholarship to explore tools and methods used in digital research.

Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS)

Interdisciplinary Training in the Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Training in the Social Sciences (ITSS) programs are open to all graduate students in the social and behavioral sciences and is coordinated by the Institute of Behavioral Science and the Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS). For more information, please contact Terra McKinnish, CARTSS Director, or Carew Boulding, IBS Graduate Training Director.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Cutting-edge summer training in quantitative methods and analysis, with several classes each year taught at Boulder in IBS

ICPSR summer classes

Student Experience:

IBS facilitated hands-on research training that gave me a unique graduate school experience relative to my peers in the Economics PhD program. The modal experience of an economics graduate student in my department is to be in the classroom teaching every semester.​
Former Student
Institute of Behavioral Science