Submit a Research Proposal

The William & Mary Omnibus is accepting proposals from Government, International Relations, and Public Policy majors and faculty who would like to add a survey module to an omnibus study that will be conducted from September-November 2020.

Subjects will be drawn from participating Government classes and all surveys will be completed online.

When preparing your application, you should be able to explain:

1. A brief rationale of your study, including your research question, hypotheses, and required sample size
2. Any input you have on the “common variables” (demographics and political covariates)
3. The eight or fewer core questions that you need to be included for your project, as well as any additional questions you would like included if there is room in the study. Make sure to include the exact wording of questions and answer options, as well as all necessary information regarding question-ordering, randomization, and branching.

Applications will only be processed if they are submitted using the official form.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all space on the survey is taken, with a final deadline of September 7th, 2020. Email completed applications to


Common Questions

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