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Jan 24, 2005

Two GIS and Population Science workshops (supported by an NICHD R25 training grant) will be offered during Summer 2005. The GISPopSci workshops are scheduled for May 29 – June 11, 2005 (Penn State) and June 19-July 2, 2005 (UC Santa Barbara). These workshops will be intensive training experiences lasting two weeks and are an ideal opportunity for doctoral students, post-docs and junior faculty to learn more about spatial analysis and GIS as applied to population science. All participants are expected to be highly motivated, to work on their own research projects, and to make presentations based on their experience at the workshop. The workshop will also include follow-up activities based on student portfolios via the project website and their potential participation in future PAA conference sessions.

Additional details about the workshops and the application process are available at the project website.

The application deadline is April 10, 2005. A workshop announcement/flyer is available in PDF format. Please note that the PDF is on a server that will delete the file in approximately 18 days (Feb 11) though we plan to have a flyer available for download on the project website in the near future.

It is important to note that applications are encouraged from all citizen groups, including underrepresented minorities and applications from designated minority-serving institutions. Limited funds (up to a maximum of $1,250) will be available to help offset costs incurred by attendees with priority given to graduate student applicants.

Application details are available at the project website. For further information regarding these workshops please contact Stephen A. Matthews at