The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) and Population Program recently funded five outstanding developmental grants, which totaled approximately $30,000.
These awards represent an invaluable way to support junior and senior faculty, fund graduate students, bridge programs, and encourage interdisciplinary research. The proposals grapple with central demographic issues and are quite likely to result in cutting-edge research contributions. The CUPC and Population Program Developmental Grant Review Committee – which consisted of Lori Hunter and Jane Menken – made the following awards to CUPC and Population Program affiliates (with their project titles in parentheses):
- Francisca M. Antman, Department of Economics (How Does Adult Child Migration Affect Elderly Health? Evidence from Mexico);
- Jason Boardman, Department of Sociology (Gene Environment Interplay in the Development of Antisocial Behavior);
- Andrei Rogers, Department of Geography (The Indirect Estimation of Migration);
- Tim Wadsworth, Rick Rogers, and Fred Pampel, Department of Sociology (Individual and Contextual Factors Contributing to Suicide Mortality); and
- Daniel Sahleyesus Telake, Research Associate, Population Program, IBS (Monitoring Cause of Death Using Hospital Records in Addis Ababa).
The Population Program expects to make similar awards next year.