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.
In addition to direct funds, many trainees are provided their own desk space and 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.