Call for Applicants – Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop

The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015 to be held June 17th – 19th, 2015, at the Columbia School of Social Work in New York City. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is 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 designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the study. The 2015 workshop will include special sections on the newly available genetic data in the Fragile Families Study, and the use of Fragile Families in examining gene-environment interactions in the child development and adult wellbeing. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social and biomedical science disciplines. We particularly encourage applications for junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students using the Fragile Families data in their dissertation and minority scholars. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. About 25-30 applicants will be selected. Support for travel costs will be available for out-of-town participants. Lodging arrangements will be taken care by Columbia.

Deadline: Sunday March 8th, 2015 (11:59PM EST)

The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015 is made possible by Grant Number 5 R25 HDO74544-02 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available at: Additional information, including application submission details, is available at: