The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 11-13, 2014, at Columbia University in New York City.
The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing.
The 2014 workshop will include special sections on the potential for using the Fragile Families Study in comparative research, particularly making use of the Millenium Cohort Study, a contemporary birth cohort study from the United Kingdom. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from social and biomedical science disciplines, including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.
Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. Ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Approximately 25-30 applicants will be selected.
Support for travel costs is as follows: $200 for tri-state participants (i.e. NY outside NYC metro area, NJ, and PA); $600 for out-of-town domestic participants (i.e. outside of tri-state area); and $1,000 for international participants (i.e. travelling from outside the U.S.). Lodging will be arranged by the Columbia Population Research Center.
NOTICE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, APRIL 15th, 2014 (11:59PM EST).
To submit an application, please navigate to the Application Overview page.