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Call for CSDE Predoctoral Fellowship Applications

Posted: 11/14/2017 ()

CSDE’s fellowship program supports and prepares promising early researchers for careers that will have a significant impact on the field of demography. Each year, CSDE awards several distinguished fellowships for predoctoral funding and additional mentoring.

CSDE is pleased to offer two 12-month fellowships supported by the Shanahan Foundation that begin mid-September 2018.

What This Award Provides 

CSDE fellowships are highly regarded awards among population and health scientists. The expectation is that subsequent to their awards, fellows will be well placed in their professional careers to make significant contributions in population science. Fellowship recipients receive a monthly stipend at the NIH Predoctoral level and a $500 travel grant. Tuition (including the Operating Fee and Building Fee), and health insurance premiums are covered. Fellows have access to CSDE’s significant support services (computing aid, research consultations, workshops, lab equipment, and more). CSDE Faculty Affiliates closely collaborate with Fellows on research, and provide one-on-one mentoring and mentoring in small faculty-led workshops. CSDE funds the visits of renowned scholars invited by Fellows to engage in the Fellows’ research.


CSDE fellowships are only available to students in the eight departments listed in the call. These departments have MOUs with CSDE that indicate a commitment from their graduate program to support training in population science through both core courses and mentoring from distinguished faculty at the intersection of your discipline and population science.

CSDE’s success in obtaining NIH institutional training grants in the future depends on its ability to select fellows who will make a significant impact on population science and fellows who will enhance the diversity of the demography-related research workforce. Competitive applicants are those who have demonstrated considerable potential to become productive independent researchers in demography. CSDE encourages applications from students who are members of a sub-population underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research.


Students have until Monday, December 4, 2017 (by 5 PM) to complete the online component of the application, and submit a copy of the online component along with the rest of their application materials to their graduate program administrator. The Department should upload the files no later than Friday, December 22, 2017 (by 5 PM).

Application Instructions 

The “Call for Applications” as well as the CSDE fellowship application website provides detailed information about the application process.


Please contact Aimée Dechter (, Assistant Director of Training, with any questions about the fellowship or application.

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