NextGenPop is a new undergraduate program in population research that aims to increase the diversity of the population field and nurture the next generation of population scientists. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The summer 2022 program will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. From May 31-June 14, 15 undergraduate students (“NGP Fellows”) will live and study at UW for 2 weeks. Fellows will receive an introduction to population research through classroom instruction and hands-on applications that address contemporary social issues, including race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change.
While at UW, NGP Fellows will work closely with faculty members closely affiliated with CDE. Reproductive health is a major research area at the Center, and NextGenPop faculty members at UW lead research and community outreach initiatives that explore topics in reproductive health as well as their broader implications for individuals, communities, and populations.