Activities

CPRC activities are designed to enhance the research environment, promote the inter-unit collaboration necessary for innovative interdisciplinary research, and provide extra support for junior scientist development.

The CPRC seminar is a vital center activity and includes some of the country’s leading scholars in population science, with a roster covering multiple disciplines. CPRC members, with tenure track affiliates given priority, have the opportunity to host speakers or to meet with them individually.

Fall seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4:00pm at the School of Social Work, with remote viewing possible at Mailman School of Public Health.

Spring seminars are held on Tuesdays at 4:00pm at the Mailman School of Public Health, with remote viewing possible from School of Social Work.

Check our Events Page for upcoming seminars.

Conferences provide crucial opportunities for population dynamics researchers from across the campus to share their work, learn about new developments, and find new collaborators. These events include mini-conferences organized by our primary research area groups as well as events that cut across all our primary research area groups.

Check our Events Page for upcoming mini-conferences and workshops.

CPRC workshops promote methodological innovation. Recent example are workshops focused on data science, which have brought together CPRC members from across the campus, and from many disciplines, to learn about emerging data science approaches.

We also host summer workshops to train scholars in using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS). FFCWS is a joint effort with Princeton University’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW). Learn more about our Fragile Families Summer Data Training Workshop.

Check our Events Page for upcoming workshops.

CPRC welcomes visitors whose research fits into one or more of the primary research areas of the Center and who make a compelling case that their presence at the Center will advance their own scholarship as well as the scholarship of CPRC affiliates, associates, and fellows.

Visitors will be expected to participate in the life of the Center, by mentoring, giving seminars, attending seminars, etc. In selecting visitors, priority will be given to applicants who

  • are currently participants in a funded research project of the Center as a co-investigator, consultant or a related position;
     
  • have arranged with a CPRC member to write a grant proposal during their visit;
     
  • have prior experience working with CPRC members (e.g., co-authoring articles, books, chapters, reports, etc.) and propose to continue such activities during their visit (e.g. manuscript preparation, conference presentations, report writing, etc.), or
     
  • possess special expertise (e.g., statistical methods, theory development, qualitative or ethnographic research, policy experience) or access to particular datasets (e.g. comparative datasets, cohort studies) that would assist Center faculty and/or doctoral students in grant acquisition and publication activities.

Visitors are typically appointed as officers of research or designated as visiting scholars or visiting scientists, pending the nature of the research-related activities.

Visitors are provided with office space (typically shared) and access to a desktop computer and printer. It is important to note that CPRC provides neither housing nor salary nor fringe support for visitors.

Visit Length Options

  • Fall Semester: September 1 - December 31
  • Spring Semester: January 1 - May 31
  • Academic Year: September 1 - May 31

**CPRC doesn't accept visitors during the summer. 

How to Apply 

To apply, prospective visitors should email a CV and cover letter to cprc@columbia.edu

The cover letter should detail the preferred dates for the visit (fall semester, spring semester or both), the goals for the visit, and an explanation of how the visit at CPRC would be useful in accomplishing the specified activities.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 1, 2020. Space permitting, applications arriving after the deadline may be considered, but to ensure full consideration applicants should apply by the deadline.