The Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis seeks applications from graduate students who are interested in visiting the Center in order to expand their understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty. The Center anticipates hosting up to four graduate students during fall quarter 2015.
We seek applications from Ph.D. students in a variety of disciplines, including economics, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy and graduate schools of law and education, with research interests in our core research areas:
• Labor markets and poverty
• The non-cash safety net, broadly construed to include education and health policies
• Children and the intergenerational transmission of poverty
• Immigration and poverty, especially in connection with the above three areas
Visiting graduate student scholars will be expected to participate in our graduate course on poverty and public policy͕, our graduate student retreat, attend poverty related seminars and conferences, and engage with faculty to develop poverty related research ideas. Graduate Scholars are matched with both a faculty affiliate of the Center and a current graduate student. They will also be asked to write a policy brief that will subsequently be disseminated through the Center’s website, and will receive a stipend of $8,000 to cover living expenses while in Davis.