Summer Research Training Opportunity–Call for Applications_Howard University

Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth (CRW) and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seek applications for the Junior Scholars Intensive Training (JSIT) Summer Workshop, June 17– 21, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This week-long workshop will bring together PhD students, newly graduated PhD researchers, and junior faculty who are interested in topics related to disability and retirement research in the United States. The goal of JSIT is to provide emerging scholars with training to develop research ideas and with mentoring to write an initial research proposal. The research proposals that scholars develop through JSIT may be eligible for small grants or other support. Funding for travel, meals, and lodging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be provided.

This interactive workshop will include group and individual work, as well as seminar style presentations. Each participant will have access to a mentor and support to develop a research proposal over the course of the week. Workshop topics will include:

  • Strategies for formulating research questions and hypotheses
  • Working with data sets
  • Communicating and translating research
  • How to get the most out of a mentor relationship
  • Grant writing basics


To learn more, visit or see the attached call for applications.