Applications/Nominations Due March 24, 2023 | Apply today!
A critical component of PAA's strategic plan is to increase diversity in the field by introducing demography to undergraduate students before they make decisions on their future career plans. The result is the PAA Undergraduate Pipeline Program (UPP) which aims to introduce demographic research, careers in demography, and information about applying to and being successful in graduate school to undergraduates at minority-serving institutions local to the PAA Annual Meeting. Given the breadth and depth of research available at the PAA Annual Meeting, it is a perfect opportunity to engage undergrads.
This day-and-a-half program consists of two phases. On the first day, undergraduates will participate in a series of seminars and activities designed to introduce demography, educate them about applying to graduate school, and how to succeed in graduate school. These seminars will be created and conducted by senior scholars and professionals of color with support from PAA. There will be multiple opportunities to meet a wide range of demographers at the peak of their careers.
On the second day, April 13, participants will attend research sessions with a senior scholar. Research sessions at the PAA Annual Meeting cover a wide range of topics including health, fertility, mortality, race, education, and much more. You can view past meeting programs at PAA’s website.
The program will provide local transportation, meals, and lodging to the participants to ensure anyone who wants to participate can do so.
Students can either be nominated by faculty or self-nominate through the online form. The program will be limited to 25 students. If more than 25 students want to participate, we will prioritize participants who are closer to the end of their undergraduate career.
For 2023, PAA is reaching out to Xavier University of Louisiana, Dillard University of Louisiana, and Southern University at New Orleans. Anyone interested in the program is welcome to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Staudt, PAA Executive Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.