The Center provides many opportunities to graduate students, from mentoring on research and career objectives, to courses, conferences, our annual graduate student retreat, as well as opportunities in our visiting graduate student scholar program.
The 2017 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality in Chicago will provide a state-of-the-art overview on the study of inequality and human flourishing. Participants will learn about the integration between psychological and sociological insights into the foundations of human behavior and conventional economic models. Through rigorous lectures students will be trained on various tools needed to study the issue of inequality. The summer school is open to graduate students from around the world.
Spring Quarter 2017
9 am – noon Monday
5 Wellman Hall
Shonkoff (2000) summarizes the issues succinctly: “Science is focused on what we do not know. Social policy and the delivery of health and human services are focused on what we should do.” (p. 182). Our challenge then is to examine what is being done in light of what we think we know, and how policy and science inform each other.
Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth and the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seek applications for the first annual Summer Dissertation Proposal Writing Workshop. This week-long workshop held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., is aimed at pre-proposal doctoral students in the social sciences from underrepresented populations who are studying topics related to poverty or inequality.
Up to $120,000 is available to Undergraduate and Graduate Students for service projects or research aimed at addressing poverty issues both domestically and in a developing country! Students of all majors are eligible to apply!
Application deadlines are as follows:
PATA (Undergraduate) Grant: February 28, 2017
PASS (Graduate) Grant: March 31, 2017
Description: This interdisciplinary course will provide background on poverty statistics, theories and evidence on the causes and consequences of poverty, and the history and efficacy of major anti-poverty programs in the United States.
The Center hosts an annual graduate student retreat attended by faculty and students engaged in poverty research from a variety of disciplines. Faculty provide advice and workshops on grad school success and the career market, while students give presentations on their dissertation work to a crowd of enthusiastic and supportive colleagues.
Students from the departments of including Economics, Education, Human Development, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology are nominated by our research affiliates to participate.