Working Groups

The CPC supports faculty affiliates with modest funding to develop collaborative research "working groups" (WGs). Among other things, these WGs may provide a basis for developing multi-disciplinary research projects (e.g. R01s or program projects at NIH), population- or family-related conferences, reading or discussion groups on special topics, or edited books involving CPC faculty. To support these and other activities, WG leaders (self-nominated) can request modest funding of up to $3,000 per year for two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension. These monies may be used to support monthly luncheon meetings, to provide travel monies to funding agencies or foundations, to seed new collaborations with researchers at other universities, to leverage additional monies for collaborative pilot projects; or to fund external speakers or consultants.

CPC Faculty affiliates may submit a working group application form to For further information contact Meg Cole.

Current Working Groups

Demography - Matthew Hall, Leader
This working group is an informal discussion group for CPC faculty and postdocs broadly interested in population. The activities of this group strengthens population research by workshopping papers, discussing manuscript reviews, and discussing demographic ideas.

Family Policy - Rachel Dunifon, Leader
This working group is relevant to the larger CPC goals and objectives in several ways. First, families and children serve as one of the key themes of the CPC. The activities of this group with strengthen this area. Second, a cross-cutting theme of the CPC is public policy. This group will focus specifically on policy-relevant family research. Finally, trainings in innovative data and methods will enhance the work of the Statistics and Data and Computing Cores of the CPC.

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