Grants and Awards

Grants

Starting Investigator Grant, European Research Commission, for “QUANTESS: Quantita- tive Analysis of Text for the Social Sciences” (ERC-2011-StG 283794-QUANTESS). €1,357,000 for 2011-2016.

Small Project Grant, Irish Research Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2008-2009. €48,883 to establish a World Database of Parties, Elections, and Governments.

Graduate Research Education Program in Quantitative Social Sciences, Irish Research Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2008-2011, with Paul Devereux (UCD), Philip Lane (TCD), and Paul Walsh (UCD). Provided €1,000,000 for three years of funding to establish an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional, pilot programme to train Ph.D. students in advanced quantitative methodologies.

Government of Ireland Research Scholarship, Irish Research Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2006-2007. Provided €42,000 to provide replacement for a one-year sabbatical.

Scholar Exchange Scheme, Royal Irish Academy (April 2006). One month sponsorship between Irish Royal Academy and Hungarian Academy of Sciences for study in Budapest (approx €2,000).

International Institute for Integration Studies funded project: Globalisation and Party Competition. Trinity College, University of Dublin. Second-round funded collaborative project (with Gail McElroy, Michael Marsh, and Robert Thomson). Total: €100,000.

Enterprise Ireland Proof-of-Concept Grant (2004-2005). €78,431 for developing a method to extract information from texts using computerized content analysis. Duration: 12 months.

National Science Foundation (2004-2006), Collaborator. “Collaborative Research on Legislative Party Switching: Integrating Theoretical and Comparative Empirical Analyses.” Award No. 0339877, Co-Principal Investigators William B. Heller and Carol Mershon. Award amount $200,000, duration 24 months.

European Fifth Framework Grant (2002-2006). Received €97,695 for the Trinity College-based team on the project Domestic Structures of European Integration (DOSEI), headed by Thomas König.

Government of Ireland Research Scholarship, Irish Research Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences (September 2002 – August 2003). Provides €36,000 to provide replacement for a one-year sabbatical.

International Institute for Integration Studies funded project: Spatial Models of Party Competition. Trinity College, University of Dublin. Approximately €45,000 for research, travel, and pre-doctoral assistant for work on cross-national electoral and party systems.

Scholar Exchange Scheme, Royal Irish Academy (April 2002). One month sponsorship between Irish Royal Academy and Hungarian Academy of Sciences for study in Budapest (approx €2,000).

Social Science Research Council Research Grant, Royal Irish Academy (1999). IR£20,000 grant for research on Eastern European electoral system origins.

Awards

Winner of 1999 APSA Best Research Web Site Award (awarded as part of a group). Presented by the Computers and Multimedia Section at the 1999 annual meeting. For the website, .

Winner of 1998 APSA Best Research Software Award. Presented by the Computers and Multimedia Section at the 1998 annual meeting. For , with Gary King.