Undergraduate Program in
Population Research

Submissions for Summer 2023 Now Closed
Notifications will be received in March
Hosted by Cornell University, June 4 – 18, 2023

NextGenPop is an undergraduate program in population research that aims to increase the diversity of the population field and nurture the next generation of population scientists. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

NextGenPop Fellows will study population composition and change through the lens of pressing contemporary issues, including race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change. The program includes a 2-week, in-person, on-campus summer experience and subsequent virtual components focused on research and professional development, as well as opportunities for mentorship and networking at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). The program provides a stipend, room, board, and travel support.

NextGenPop activities are coordinated by PAA and supported by an expert Advisory Committee and consortium of population research centers from universities across the United States. Funding comes from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (R25 HD105602, PIs Marcy Carlson and Kelly Musick).

Locations ↗

See where the program is headed.


Frequently asked questions.

Who should apply and why?↗

Why undergrads should be part of our summer program.

Sign up for alerts about the NextGenPop summer program!