How to Apply
CES and the RDCs consider proposals from qualified researchers in social science disciplines consistent with the subject matter of the surveys and censuses collected by the Census Bureau. Proposals may be submitted at any time. All researcher access to restricted–use data occurs at secure Federal Statistical Research Data Centers.
Proposed projects must
Before preparing your research proposal, consult
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Get advice on using Census Bureau microdata and obtain feedback on your research through the CES Dissertation Mentorship Program.