The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held July 11-13, 2012, at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, especially the nine-year follow-up data. The national study follows 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 formation and parent and child wellbeing.
The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from various social and biomedical science disciplines, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. Ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Travel costs for out-of-town participants will be reimbursed up to $750, including hotel which will be booked directly by Columbia.
The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2012 is made possible by Grant Number R25HD072818 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development.
Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available at http://www.fragilefamilies.
The online application and additional information about the workshop are available at http://conferences.cdrs.
Application deadline is March 18, 2012.
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