1997 NIA/RAND Summer Institute on Aging

                  1997 RAND SUMMER INSTITUTE IN

                    SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

RAND announces the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging. The Institute will bring together researchers and trainees from across the United States. The agenda is designed to represent state-of-the-art research in aspects of the Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging.

The workshop, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, will include expert lectures on several topics such as the family, health and disability, medicare and medicaid, and the economic well-being of the elderly. Research papers will also be presented on additional topics, and participants will discuss their own research agenda with experts in the field.

Eligibility: Junior faculty with less than five years of post-doctoral experience, post-doctoral fellows, pre-doctoral candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation proposals, and senior researchers who are new to the field of aging are eligible to apply to participate in the Institute. Participants from previous years may also apply.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for this summer's workshop, please complete and return the application form below. Also include with your form the following: A brief (1-2 page) essay describing current research and interests for future research; a Curriculum Vita; and one letter of reference.

Funding: All applicants will be considered for fellowship support that will pay all expenses associated with participation, including travel and accommodations.

When? The Summer Institute will be held July 11-13, 1997.

Deadline for Applications: May 1, 1997.

Questions? Contact Bob Schoeni or Vicki Freedman at RAND, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA, 90407-2138. Phone: 310-393-0411. Electronic mail: schoeni@rand.org, mailto:freedman@rand.org.


Participant Application Form

4th Annual RAND Summer Institute
Demography, Economics, and Epidemiology of Aging

Santa Monica, California

Application deadline:  May 1, 1997

DATE:  The Summer Institute will be held (Friday-Sunday) July 11-13, 1997.

Please return the completed application and supporting materials to the
address below.  One letter of recommendation should be sent directly to the
same address.

Bob Schoeni
NIA Summer Institute
1700 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA  90407-2138



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References: (List the names and addresses of two.  A letter of
recommendation is needed from only one of the two.)



The following questions refer to general areas of research experience which
we will use to design the workshop content, not to determine eligibility.

Datasets--Please list all secondary data sources you have had experience
with, either in your own research or as a Research Assistance or




If you have not yet completed your graduate degree, please provide the
title of your thesis and a brief description of its content.







Instructions for providing supplemental materials:

The following supporting materials must be submitted with this application

*  A current Curriculum Vita or Resume,

*  A brief research statement (no longer than 1 to 2 pages) describing your
previous research experience, current projects, and plans for future
research.  This essay should also provide the conveners with an
understanding of areas in which you would like further training, either
substantive, methodological, or professional, and how you expect the Summer
Institute to benefit you professionally.

*  One letter of recommendation.  The recommendation letter should address
the applicant's demonstrated abilities and also their commitment to future
research in the field.