Field Research Corporation Faculty Fellowship Program

The California State University's Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC) is issuing a new RFP for the Field Research Corporation Faculty Fellowship program. The Field Research Corporation is a general practice market and opinion research agency.


The Field Faculty Fellowship program offers CSU faculty the opportunity to place twelve questions on a Field Poll.

The faculty member will take part in a research project on a topic approved by Field's management. The faculty member will participate with staff in the development of the survey questionnaire and will take lead responsibility in the analysis and preparation of a report which may be issued under the Institute's name. All field work will be provided by Field. The faculty member may also use the data for publications of his or her own. Research topics selected should be of interest to policy makers of California, be relevant for responses of an adult cross-section, and be appropriate for the interviewing methods used in Field's studies.

Fellows will be provided necessary services by The Field Research Corporation.

Proposals should include a description of the type of project you would like to undertake, a review of the relevant literature including a bibliography, the questions you would like to include in the Field Poll, your plans for the analysis of the data, and a discussion of your qualifications. The Field Research Corporation is only committed to including twelve questions for the Field Faculty Fellowship program. Field counts each response from the respondent as a separate question. For example, if you have five parts to a question that ask the respondent whether they agree or disagree with five different statements, each of these is counted as a separate question. Include a copy of your resume. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Dr. Edward Nelson at

Deadline for receiving proposals is April 15, 2016. Each proposal will be anonymously reviewed and the faculty member notified of the outcome by mid- to late-May.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact your local SSRIC representative or write Edward Nelson at

A (partial) list of previous fellows is available. If you can provide information for any of the years that are missing, please contact the current SSRIC Council Chair, or write John Korey at

Last updated: August 27, 2015.