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NextGenPop - Undergraduate Program in Population Research

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

NextGenPop offers undergraduates an on-campus research training experience over the summer, virtual research and professional development workshops throughout the academic year, and varied opportunities for mentoring and networking with population scholars and practitioners from across the United States. The summer program will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

NGP Fellows will work directly with faculty and senior graduate students on coursework, data exercises, workshops, and team-based research, and they will have varied opportunities over the 10-month program to connect with a network of population researchers in academic, policy, and other applied settings. NextGenPop will support the research and professional development of its Fellows throughout the program and foster ongoing engagement and success in the population field through a lasting community of alumni and mentors.

The program hosts 15 undergraduate students ('NGP Fellows') for 2 weeks during the summer and introduces them to population research through classroom instruction and hands-on applications that address contemporary social issues, including race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change.

Following the summer program and throughout the academic year, NGP Fellows participate in monthly virtual workshops on research and professional development. In the spring, they are given the opportunity to present research, meet with population scholars and practitioners, and reconnect with their NGP cohort at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA).
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/1/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Wisconsin, Madison (Lead)
Cornell University
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Population Association of America
University of California, Irvine
University of Minnesota

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Political Science
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Bayesian Methods
Data Science
Population & Environment
Population Dynamics
Population Health
Public Health
Social Behavior

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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