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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

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON FAMILY RELATIONS WEBINAR AND VIDEO LECTURE - February 25, 2016
Inclusive Same-Sex Marriage Research: Expanding Our Theoretical Horizons. Details at this link: https://www.ncfr.org/events/upcoming-ncfr-webinars?utm_source=Zippy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160106.

POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU U.S. POLICY COMMUNICATION TRAINING PROGRAM – Applications due February 28
Applicants may be in any field of study, but their research focus must be related to demography, health and productivity at the population level, or social and behavioral research on reproductive health. More at this link: https://www.openconf.org/USPolicyTraining/openconf.php

FRAGILE FAMILIES SUMMER DATA WORKSHOP - Applications due March 13
The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data workshop, planned for June 15-17, 2016, at Columbia University in New York City. It is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.  More information about the workshop, travel support, and how to apply is available at http://www.ffworkshop.columbia.edu.

SUMMER SCHOOL ON LONGITUDINAL AND LIFE COURSE RESEARCH
The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research is an international initiative that brings together students from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, and introduces them to the main theories and methods in the life of longitudinal and life course research. It will be held June 27 to July 1 at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.  More information at this link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/icls/summer-school/index.

ICPSR SUMMER 2016 PROGRAM
Registration for the 2016 ICPSR Summer Program will open Monday, February 8 at noon. Check out the 2016 Schedule and the course descriptions for further information about this year's program content, including instructors, dates, and daily schedules. Visit the online portal to sign up for courses.

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN SURVEY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
The Institute for Social Research will offer its Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques from June 6 to July 29, 2016 at the University of Michigan.  Courses, schedule and application details are at this link: http://si.isr.umich.edu/.

WORKSHOP AND TRAINING ON FORMAL DEMOGRAPHY - Applications due May 1
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 15-19, 2016. The special emphasis topic will be on Fertility and Mortality Patterns Over Time. It will feature 3 days of training in formal demographic methods. The next two days will be a conference with presentations by leading demographers For more information about the program, the conference and how to apply, visit the program website

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 13-14, 2016) and the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 11-12, 2016). Both workshops will convene at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California.