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Now Accepting 2021-2022 Postdoctoral Applications: Specialized Training Program in the Demography and Economics of Aging (T32)

Applications are being reviewed starting in September 2021 and will be accepted until positions are filled.

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The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS) is pleased to announce a call for postdoctoral applicants for the Specialized Training in Demography and Economics of Aging Program, a T32 funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA). This program trains doctoral recipients interested in the fields of demography and economics of aging through the development of basic and applied research and policy-making and analysis. Predoctoral will be trained to develop methodological tools, hone their applied research skills, analyze and engage in policy-making, and have professional development opportunities.

Terms & Eligibility


The NIA postdoctoral fellowship 2021-22 stipend is set by NIH and adjusted according to years of experience. Fellowships are renewable for a second year with acceptable progress. The fellowship includes health insurance for the recipient fellow. Please note that the fellowship does not provide coverage for vision or dental nor does it cover family/spousal insurance. Fellows are eligible for modest travel support and workspace; both are dependent on availability, and all fellowships are contingent on the successful renewal of the NIA grant award.

Candidates must be interested in demography or the economics of aging and have a PhD or equivalent graduate degree. Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Fellows must be in residence at the University of Chicago for the academic year for which they are offered a fellowship. Previous research in demography or the economics of aging is not necessary; however, a future commitment is. Application Requirements


Applicants must submit the following materials through the online application portal to be considered for the fellowship. Include your first and last name in the file name for each document you submit.

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Personal statement outline applicant’s research agenda – There is no page limit for the personal statement, but we encourage all applicants to provide enough information for the Committee on Demographic Training to make a thoughtful decision with respect to applicants’ interests, experience, and aspirations. Applications are generally 3-5 pages; however, successful applicants have submitted statements that range in length and scope.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Sample of written work or a recent publication


Please contact Kelsey Bogue or Absera Melaku with any questions.

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