Training and education on campus at the University of Michigan
U-M has long been the center of training for younger scholars conducting research on the causes and consequences of poverty and their implications for public policy.
The NPCs mentoring and training activities are designed to integrate insights from many social sciences and nurture further research by faculty, graduate students in professional programs (e.g., MPP, MPH, MSW), predoctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows.
Our goal is to train a new generation of scholars and practitioners who will break away from the narrow approaches of single disciplines and pursue careers related to poverty research.
Opportunities for U-M students include:
Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy and the Michigan
Program on Poverty and Social Welfare
These programsco-located and operated in collaboration with the NPCemphasize mentoring and training opportunities for graduate level students.
NPC-hosted seminars and lectures, such as The University of Michigan Seminar on Poverty Research
Advanced coursework from the Ford School and our affiliated academic units, such as:
Methodological training, including:
Quantitative Methodology Program, an interdisciplinary
program at the Institute for Social Research
The Summer Training Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, sponsored by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Courses offered by The Survey Research Center