Student affiliation supports your graduate education in numerous ways, including close and effective mentorship by numerous leading faculty in the field and access to state-of-the-art facilities and computing in Mencoff Hall. Students may also submit proposals to the PSTC for funds to conduct exploratory research, fieldwork, and purchase data. Many graduate students affiliated with the PSTC are awarded fellowships that cover tuition and stipend. The PSTC also provides funding for qualified students to attend professional conferences, including attendance at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting.
For information on applying for small grants available to graduate students, see the Policy on Graduate Student Funding.
In addition to direct funds, students affiliated with the PSTC have access to all of the resources within Mencoff Hall. Many trainees are provided their own desks and state-of-the-art PCs in the PSTC's building. Students can request that the PSTC purchase software and datasets that are 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.