Sierra Leonean scholar, Amidu Kalokoh, has been awarded the esteemed 2023 Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program Scholarship in Quantitative Methods.
Kalokoh, currently a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, has been recognized for his exceptional academic achievements and research potential.
The ICPSR Summer Program, hosted by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, is a highly competitive program that offers rigorous training in cutting-edge quantitative research methods. The scholarship provides an opportunity for promising students to enhance their skills and contribute to the field of political and social research.
Expressing his gratitude, Kalokoh stated, “I am happy to share that I am the recipient of the 2023 ICPSR Summer Program Scholarship in Quantitative Methods. It’s been a great doctoral student journey at VCU’s Wilder School, and I am thankful for the support of my professors and classmates.”
Kalokoh’s dedication to his studies and his contributions to the field have earned him high praise from his peers and mentors. Professors Hans Louis-Charles and Hayley Cleary, in particular, were instrumental in providing recommendations that highlighted Kalokoh’s exceptional aptitude for research and academic excellence.
Amidu Kalokoh’s academic journey has been marked by numerous achievements and accolades. As a graduate teaching research assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University, he has demonstrated his commitment to both his own education and the development of his fellow students. Additionally, Kalokoh’s involvement as a Bill Anderson Fund Fellow and an ASPA Founders’ Fellow exemplifies his active participation in the academic community and his dedication to advancing the field of government and public affairs.
With the ICPSR Summer Program Scholarship, Amidu Kalokoh will have the opportunity to further his quantitative research skills and expand his knowledge in the field. This prestigious recognition not only validates his hard work and dedication but also serves as an inspiration to aspiring researchers and scholars in Sierra Leone and beyond.