Thursday, January 29, 2009

CSDE Funded Fellowships for 2009-2010

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is pleased to announce the availability of funded fellowships for students with interests in population issues for the academic year 2009-20010. To be eligible, applicants must be current or prospective graduate students in one of the following departments or schools of the University of Washington:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Social Work, Statistics, and Public Affairs

CSDE fellowships fund graduate students with research interests in population issues from two sources:
•Shanahan Fellowships are open to all students
•NICHD Training Fellowships are restricted to US Citizens and Permanent Residents

We expect up to six fellowships from these two sources will be open for either incoming or continuing students. Fellowships are renewable after the first year.

Applications for these fellowships should include:
•An application letter from the student stating academic and research plans.
•Two letters of recommendation.
•A current transcript.

Applications from current UW graduate students should include a statement of satisfactory progress from the director of graduate studies/graduate advisor in their home department or school.
Successful applicants will be expected to take the core sequence of courses in demography that include CSDE 502, CSDE/Sociology 513 and Sociology 433. In addition, they will enroll in and regularly attend the weekly CSDE seminar series (CSDE 501), and work for 15-19 hours per week with a CSDE faculty affiliate of their choosing on a mutually agreed topic. Students must be in continuous residence while holding the fellowship.

Please send applications directly to the graduate program director/coordinator in your department, or PhD program director in your school.

Completed applications must be received by 5 pm on
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009