RESEARCH AND TRAINING PROGRAM ON POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2009
To provide outstanding American minority scholars and other scholars who are members of a group that is underrepresented in the social sciences the opportunity to spend a year or two conducting research and pursuing extensive training in residence at the National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
To expand knowledge in all of the social sciences on a broad range of issues related to poverty and public policy.
To encourage interdisciplinary research through course work, independent study and faculty interaction.
Fellows will participate in a number of seminars on Poverty Research and will be supervised by Sheldon Danziger, Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy and Director, National Poverty Center. During the fellowship period, scholars receive stipends of $50,000 per calendar year, beginning as early as July 1, 2009, but no later than September 1, 2009. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. after 2003 and prior to August 31, 2009.
Fellowships are sponsored by the National Poverty Center and its Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy. Funds for these fellowships are provided primarily by the Ford Foundation.
Faculty affiliates of this program are currently engaged in the following types of studies:
Economic Self-sufficiency and the Well-being of Vulnerable Families and Children
The Effects of Economic Conditions and Public Policies on Poverty and Family Well-Being
Longitudinal Analyses of Youth Development
Family Formation and Healthy Marriages
Safety, Stability and Healthy Development of Children
Investing in Low-Income Families: The Accumulation of Financial Assets and Human Capital
Qualitative Research on Barriers to Self-Sufficiency
Priority will be given to proposals that would benefit from resources available at the University of Michigan and from interactions with affiliated faculty members.
Preference will be given to scholars who are engaged in poverty research and who received the Ph.D. after 2003. Applicants must be American citizens and members of a group that is underrepresented in the social sciences. The research proposal that is a part of each application will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of nationally-recognized poverty researchers.
Application Deadline: January 9, 2009
Award Notification: March 31, 2009
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Program on Poverty and Public Policy
National Poverty Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Weill Hall, Rm. 5100
University of Michigan
735 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48l09-3091
(734) 615-8047 (FAX)