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Increasingly demography or demographics has become recognized as a powerful tool in the arenas of social, business, and government problem-solving and decision-making. BGSU is unique because it provides students not only the technical expertise but also the theoretical tools they will need to make sense of and interpret demographic data and trends. BGSU offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with demography specializations. In addition, undergraduate sociology majors can earn a concentration in population studies.

The Center also places a strong emphasis on training and mentoring of affiliates, particularly junior faculty members. The faculty research development awards are a formal mechanism that we use to structure mentoring. Faculty training funds help faculty integrate new methods, data, software, and analytic techniques into their research. The Center additionally provides a number of workshops throughout the year on grant-writing, statistical packages, advanced methods, and specific data sets.

OFF CAMPUS TRAINING

FREE WORKSHOP ON THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION (NSECE) – Applications due May 29
The workshop will be held July 20-23 in Ann Arbor, MI. It is free, but space is limited. This workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers to explore advanced topics related to the NSECE. Along with a discussion of the unique characteristics of the NSECE, the workshop will introduce potential data users to technical issues associated with using the NSECE for secondary analysis. http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0204

WORKSHOP AND TRAINING ON FORMAL DEMOGRAPHY
The Berkeley Population Center and the Center on Economics and Demography of Aging are sponsoring a summer workshop and conference on formal demography, to take place August 16-21. The special emphasis topic will be economic demography. It will feature 3 days of training in formal demographic methods for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, assistant professors and other early career researchers. For more information about the program, the conference and how to apply, visit the program website. Applications that wish to be considered with travel funds are due June 1, 2015. They will accept applications through June 30, 2015.

RAND SUMMER INSTITUTE
The annual RAND Summer Institute on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging addresses critical issues facing our aging population. It is comprised of the Workshop on Aging (July 8-9, 2015) and the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7, 2015). Both workshops will convene at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California.

FRAGILE FAMILIES SUMMER DATA WORKSHOP 
The workshop will be held June 17-19 2015 at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from various social and biomedical science disciplines, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Information about the Fragile Families study is available at: http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/index.asp. Additional workshop information, including application form and submission details, is available here.

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN SURVEY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
The Institute for Social Research will offer its Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques from June 1 to July 24, 2015 at the University of Michigan. Courses, schedule and application details are at this link: http://si.isr.umich.edu/. .

ICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
The ICPSR Summer Program is a forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research. The 2015 schedule, course descriptions and registration instructions are available at this link: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/about.html.