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2019 Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop
May 20-24, 2019
Howard University

Call for Applications (PDF)

Comments from Participants

The following excerpts are direct quotes from workshop participants.

“It was great!! I got a lot of useful information and it helped me develop my topic further. Thank you so much! Overall, it was a wonderful experience.”

“I really had a productive time and I'm so grateful to everyone who organized and paid for this event! It was truly a great experience!”

“This was a great workshop, what an incredible journey! Thank you to everyone involved - this was a unique experience for me.”

“I am beyond grateful or this experience! Already used several of the resources and promoted program to friends. What a great serve this is to our academic community! Thank you!”

“It was an amazing jewel of an opportunity. I learned so much from the mentors and my fellow participants. Plus, it was inspiring to be around academics current and aspiring who were working on meaningful projects, and who put their energies toward real problems that real people face. Mentors were incredibly nurturing and knowledgeable, and gave me precisely what I came to learn. Wow!”

“The mentors went above and beyond expectations.”

“I had a terrific experience! Thank you so much for putting this workshop together. It was very valuable and made me think more deeply about conducting my research, what I hope to accomplish, (the so what), and not just writing the proposal but also about writing the dissertation. You guys rock!”

“I enjoyed the week-long workshop and learned a lot. I feel confident in my ability to begin and complete a solid draft of the diss proposal now that I have strong research questions and a handle on the methodology.”

“Thank you. Going in to my 3rd year without the workshop would have left me woefully ignorant. I feel so blessed.”

“I really enjoyed the workshop! Thank you so much for everything.”

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Junior Scholars Intensive Training Summer Workshop 2019

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • promote the engagement of junior scholars (advanced PhD student, post-docs, and new faculty) in research related to social security disability and retirement programs
  • engage junior scholars with faculty and researcher mentors to develop proposals for new studies related to Retirement and Disability Research Center (RDRC) programs
  • develop a cohort of scholars and mentors who can serve as a supportive network and potentially propose future projects for the RDRC

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Fourth Annual African American Economic Summit
Friday, February 1, 2013
9:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

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2011 Summer Research Program
May 16 - July 22, 2011
Howard University Center on Race and Wealth

The ten-week Summer Research Program provides an opportunity for four teams of student researchers from several Howard University departments to work alongside and be mentored by a seasoned faculty researcher. Each team consists of 4 to 5 graduate students and is led by a faculty research mentor. The teams will produce resource documents that will be of use to asset building coalitions and will support specific research tasks worked out at the CRW’s March 2011 Technical Assistance Conference. The topical areas include (1) retirement accounts and IDAs; (2) employment and self-employment/small business development; (3) housing; and (4) GIS mapping and data analysis at the state and local levels.

To help strengthen their relevant research skills, many summer program participants will attend the statistical training sessions organized by ICPSR at the University of Michigan and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Some of the participants also will participate in in-house ArcGIS training.

At the end of the summer, we will have produced some useful resource documents and will have a pool of graduate students and associates with higher knowledge and skill levels to better support the Ford funded state and regional asset building coalitions.

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Center on Race and Wealth Technical Assistance Conference 2011
March 16 - 18, 2011
The Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, DC

The 2011 Center on Race and Wealth (CRW) Technical Assistance Conference will be held March 16-18 in Washington, DC at the Marriott at Metro Center.  The conference will provide opportunities for Ford Foundation state and regional asset building coalition grantees and their partners to discuss strategies to enhance their asset building work.    The primary objective of the conference is to provide coalition grantees and researchers with information and knowledge to work more effectively in the field of asset building.  The conference also provides an opportunity to strengthen the relationship of CRW research associates and research assistants as all major players explore their emerging partnership goals.

The conference is open to CRW staff, associates, research assistants, Ford Foundation’s Initiative on Building Economic Security over a Lifetime staff, and state and regional coalition grantees and their community-based organization partners.

Conference Program

PowerPoint Presentations

Handouts

Presentation Videos

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2009 Summer Institute on Race and Wealth
July 6 - 29, 2009
Howard University Center on Race and Wealth

The 4-week Summer Institute on Race and Wealth provides an opportunity for students who had completed a paper on a topic related to asset building, wealth accumulation and/or wealth and racial economic inequality to refine their research and convert their paper into a work of publishable quality.  Participants will benefit from the opportunity to discuss ideas with other students and the program director in a formal seminar setting, being mentored by the master teacher, and receiving feedback on their research from the Center’s resident scholars. Participants will visit government agencies that collect and analyze wealth data, attend policy forums on Capitol Hill, and participate in workshops with the Center’s resident scholars and researchers from policy-related organizations in the Washington, DC area.

Participants will receive a stipend and support for their travel and living expenses.

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Four Luncheons on Asset Building and Wealth Accumulation
July 13 - 27, 2009
Howard University Department of Economics

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2008 Ford Institute on Race and Wealth Luncheon
July 2 - 3, 2008
Howard University Department of Economics

July 2 - Dr. William Darity, Jr.
Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University

July 3 - Dr. Lance Freeman
Associate Professor in the Urban Planning Division of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University

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2008 Summer Institute on Race and Wealth
July 1 - 16, 2008
Howard University Center on Race and Wealth

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2007 Ford Institute on Race and Wealth Luncheon
June 21 - 24, 2007
Howard University Department of Economics


Speakers:
June 21st - Olga Gorbachev
June 22nd - Ngina Chiteji
June 23rd - Tom Shapiro
June 24th - Jessica Gordon Nembhard

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