NextGenPop (NGP): Recruiting the Next Generation of Scholars into Population Research

Applications due February 1, 2023

NextGenPop (NGP) is an 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.

Population scientists study changes in the composition and structure of populations that shape inequalities in health and well-being. They work in a range of fields, doing demographic analyses for policy organizations and the public sector, and contributing to teaching and scholarship in academic settings.

NextGenPop offers undergraduates an on-campus research training experience over the summer, virtual workshops throughout the academic year, and opportunities for mentoring and networking with population scholars from across the country.

This summer 2023, 15 undergraduate students (“NGP Fellows”) will be hosted by Cornell University(in Ithaca, NY), June 4 through June 18. Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend and all travel and living expenses. Classroom instruction and hands-on applications will address contemporary social and policy issues in population research related to race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change.

Following the summer program, NGP Fellows will participate in monthly virtual workshops on research and professional development. In the spring of 2024, they will meet (expenses paid) with population scholars and reconnect with their NGP cohort at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America in Columbus, Ohio.

For additional information and to apply, visit:

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