Student PSTC affiliation supports graduate education in numerous ways, including effective mentorship by leading faculty in the field and access to state-of-the-art facilities in Mencoff Hall. Students may also submit proposals to the PSTC for funds to conduct exploratory research, fieldwork, and purchase data. Many PSTC-affiliated grad students are awarded fellowships that cover tuition and stipend. The PSTC also provides funding for qualified students to attend professional conferences, including the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting.
For information on applying for small grants available to graduate students, contact Ana Karina Wildman. Other opportunities for funding may be available through a student's home department, the Graduate School, or external sources.
In addition to direct funds, many trainees are provided their own desk space and state-of-the-art PCs in the PSTC building. Students can request that the PSTC purchase software and datasets appropriate to their research. Students enjoy computer support, an information specialist who can help to locate printed and electronic resources, and comprehensive administrative support for those applying for summer and external funding.
"By freeing me from teaching responsibilities, the PSTC [NICHD] trainee fellowship allowed me to pursue field work in West Africa, which formed the heart of my dissertation. The regular exchange across disciplines further provided a stimulating intellectual environment."
Katherine Casey ’11, Assistant Professor of Political Economy,
Stanford University's Graduate School of Business