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Fragile Families Data Workshops

Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2016
Columbia School of Social Work
Columbia University, New York City
June 15th – June 17th, 2015


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST). 


The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 15-17, 2016 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 2016 workshop will include special sections on the neighborhood data in the Fragile Families Study. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social science disciplines, including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced doctoral 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 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.

Required application materials include: 
  • completed on-line application
  • 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). Preference will be given to applicants with specific plans to use the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing data in upcoming research, such as a dissertation or paper. 
  • two letters of recommendations to be submitted via application website
Please check the application FAQ page or 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.