NextGenPop (NGP) is a new undergraduate program in population research that aims to increase the diversity of the population field and nurture the next generation of population scientists. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program offers undergraduates an on-campus research training experience over the summer, virtual research and professional development workshops throughout the academic year, and opportunities for mentoring and networking with population scholars from across the U.S.

This summer 2022, 15 undergraduate students (‘NGP Fellows’) will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, May 31 through June 14. Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend and all travel and living expenses. Classroom instruction and hands-on applications will address contemporary social issues in population research, including race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change – as well as information about key topics related to Reproductive Health and Fertility.

Throughout the following academic year, NGP Fellows will participate in monthly virtual workshops on research and professional development. In the spring of 2023, fellows will meet with population scholars and reconnect with their NGP cohort at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America (PAA) in New Orleans, Louisiana (with expenses paid).

For additional information and to apply, visit the NextGenPop website.

Applications due February 15, 2022.

NextGenPop is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, Award Number R25 HD105602.

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