CSDE Funded Fellows receive financial support and academic mentorship that permit them to fully invest in their predoctoral research. Fellows also have access to CSDE’s significant support services (computing aid, research consultations, workshops, lab equipment, and more).
CSDE sponsors 4-5 predoctoral fellowships each year through the NICHD Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional National Research Service Award and the Shanahan Foundation. The 12-month appointments are renewable for a second year conditional on the annual progress report. Appointments usually run from September 16 to September 15 of the following year.
- Monthly stipend
- Health insurance
- $500 in support of travel
Students who are committed to population research and enrolled in a PhD program in one of CSDE’s Affiliated Departments (Anthropology, Epidemiology, Geography, Health Services, Public Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, and Statistics) are eligible.
Requirements of Fellowship
In addition to the regular requirements of department graduate programs, CSDE fellowships have academic and research requirements of their own. Through one-on-one mentoring, formal courses, seminars, and scholarly engagement in professional activities (publication, conferences, interaction with CSDE affiliates, etc.), Fellows will learn research techniques as well as how to both craft research and effectively communicate in population studies. CSDE Fellows must also fulfill the requirements described below.