Development Core

CPC development core is directed by Christopher Wildeman, Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management. CPC's development work’s objectives are 1) to support an active community of population scholars in the development and conduct of innovative population research; 2) to promote the development and success of highly competitive externally funded grant proposals, 3) to foster interest in population research among junior scientists and bring them into contact with more experienced demographic researchers, and 4) to help junior scholars develop the technical and professional skills necessary to launch their research careers.

CPC's Grant Development Program is co-directed by Musick and Wildeman, and provides new investigators with hands-on mentorship and administrative support to develop their research for external funding. This new initiative has had success in external awards to its fellows and is a promising model for further investment.

2017-18 Grant Development Fellows include:
Peter Enns (GOV), "Estimating State Crime Rates with the National Crime Victimization Survey"

Patrick Ishizuka (CPC Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow), "Elder Care, Employment, and Gender Inequality"

Vida Maralani (SOC), "Breastfeeding and the Work-Family Balance in the United States"

Jordan Matsudaira (PAM), "The Effects of Employment Incentives and Cash Transfers on Parent and Child Outcomes: Evidence from the Long Run Effects of Welfare Reform Experiments"

Douglas Miller (PAM), "The Long Run Impacts of Head Start: Creating a New Funding Panel Dataset, and New Evidence on the Program's Effectiveness in Promoting Equality of Opportunity"

Nicolas R. Ziebarth (PAM), "US Sick Pay Mandates and Their Impact on Coverage Rates, Fringe Benefits, and the Spread of Diseases"

2017-18 Mentors include:
Rachel Dunifon (CHE and PAM), Dan Lichter (PAM and ISS), Karl Pillemer (BCTR/HD), Jeff Niederdeppe (COMM), and Elaine Wethington (HD)

The Grant Development Program is made possible by generous support from the College of Human Ecology, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute for the Social Sciences and, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

2016-17 inaugural round of the GDP supported the following Fellows:
Maria Fitzpatrick (PAM), "The Effects of Institutional Contact on Child Mortality"

Shannon Gleeson (ILR), Kate Griffith (ILR), and Matt Hall (PAM), "Immigration Status, Occupational Risk, and Health and Safety Standards Enforcement"

Peter Rich (PAM), "Household sorting, segregation, and health disparities: Linking individual selection to structural inequality"

Additional development support:


Cornell Population Center