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Fragile Families Data Workshops

Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2014
Columbia School of Social Work
Columbia University, New York City
June 11th – June 13th, 2014

Deadline EXTENDED - Sunday, April 6th (11:59PM EST)

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 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, 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 Millennium 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. About 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 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.

The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2014 is made possible by Grant Number 5 R25 HD074544-02 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 

Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available here.


Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2014 information and application materials:

Required application materials will include: 
  • completed on-line application
  • updated 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
Applications will be accepted until Sunday, April 6th (11:59PM EST).

Please contact Mariela Alburges, CPRC Program Coordinator, if you have additional questions.

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