The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held July 11-13, 2018, 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 2018 workshop will include special sections on the 15 year follow-up data which will become publicly available in early 2018. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social science disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students using the Fragile Families data in their doctoral dissertations. Underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Travel support will be available for out-of-town participants.
The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop is made possible by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (R25HD074544).
The application deadline for all components, including letters of reference, has been extended to Friday, March 16, 2018 (11:59PM EST).