for Research Affiliates


Opportunities for Faculty Research Affiliates

  • Research Assistance:  The Center regularly issues a call for Poverty Research Training Fellowships. These fellowships provide affiliates with funding to hire Graduate Student Research (GSR) assistants.  The fellowships also provide invaluable training opportunities for graduate students with an interest in poverty related research.spacer.gif
  • Research Dissemination: The Center provides affiliates with a variety of opportunities to bring their research to a broad audience.  Affiliates are encouraged to post summaries of their poverty related research on the Center’s website.  They can also create a policy brief that summarizes their research findings for non-academic audiences.  There are numerous opportunities to present new research in the center’s seminar series.  Media training is also available.
  • Hosting Seminar Speakers, Visiting Scholars and Conferences:  Affiliates can nominate external scholars to present in the center’s seminar series.  The center also has funds available to host visiting scholars for up to a week. Visitors are provided with room and board, staff support, and office space from the Center. In addition, affiliates may seek funding and staff support to organize themed conferences related to Center’s core research areas.
  • Access to Renowned Researchers:  Center affiliates and visiting scholars create a vibrant interdisciplinary research community engaged in quantitative and qualitative research. Interaction among community members raises the quality and quantity of multidisciplinary poverty-related research on campus.  Opportunities to engage in this community include: participating in the center’s seminar series and conferences, and providing mentoring during the graduate student retreat.

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Graduate Student Retreat

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.


Seeking Affiliate Status

Interested faculty may self-nominate for affiliate status, or be nominated by a current affiliate at any time during the year.

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Media Training Workshops
UC Davis: University Communications

As a benefit to Research Affiliate, the Center will sponsor the costs for you to attend this all-day interactive workshop customized for scientists, faculty, staff and students who interact with the news media. It covers the benefits and risks of working with the news media, including strategies for accommodating the differing methods of print and broadcast journalists. Participants will learn what to do when a reporter calls, as well as their rights to obtain information from the news media before agreeing to an interview.