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Fragile Families Data Workshops

Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2017
Columbia School of Social Work
Columbia University, New York City

The Columbia Population Research Center may soon be accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop. 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 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 dissertation. 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 including hotel, which will be booked directly by Columbia.

The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2016 is made possible by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (5 R25 HD074544). 

Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available here.

Updated information and application materials for Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2017 will be available when finalized. 
Required application materials will include: 
  • completed on-line application (link to be provided)
  • CV or resume 
  • statement of purpose indicating your research interests and how your attendance at the workshop will further your research goals (maximum 2 pages) 
  • two letters of recommendations to be submitted online
Submission deadlines and timeline for notifying accepted candidates will be announced at a later date.

Please contact if you have additional questions.

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) at Columbia University is an NICHD-funded demographic research center. CPRC researchers make a significant contribution to population science in the areas of Children, Youth, and Families; Gender, Sexuality, Health and HIV; Immigration/Migration; and Urbanism.