Training in the Population Sciences at UC Berkeley takes place in many forms and settings, for students at different levels.

Demography Department 

Offers training for advanced degrees in demography.  The Department also holds two NIH T32 training grants – one in demography (NICHD T32HD0007275), and another in aging. The NIA T32AG000246 funds qualified postdoctoral candidates; both training grants fund predoctoral candidates. Those interested in a postdoctoral fellowship can view the announcement here. 


An undergraduate program sponsored by the Berkeley Population Center and the Department of Demography, is a program funded by the National Institutes on Aging (R25AG047948) designed to give underrepresented students a chance to experience research while studying demography of aging.  Cal-ADAR, known as “Advancing Diversity in Demography of Aging Research” offers participants many ways to engage in demography of aging research through courses, paid internships, mentoring, and much more.   

CenSoc Project

Features the 1940 Complete Count Census data linked with Social Security Administration death records – is a large-scale, public microdata data set to be used for advancing understanding of mortality disparities in the United States.  Postdoc positions may be available on this project. Please contact Professor Joshua Goldstein regarding this opportunity, and include a CV and a statement of research areas and how CenSoc fits into your career plans.

Workshops in Formal Demography 

A program for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career researchers, sponsored by the Berkeley Population Center, and funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R25HD083136). It is an annual weeklong summer workshop for training in formal demographic methods and applications.  Typically, the Workshop consists of three days of training followed by two days of presentations by invited scholars.  It was virtual in 2020 and likely to be so again in 2021.

Workshop on Migration and Analysis

An educational program is designed to train junior scholars in the field of migration research to use innovative methods with a variety of interdisciplinary data sets and to learn best practices for new data-collection efforts. Each year, an 11-day workshop will provide hands-on training in methods of analysis, centered on a combination of a repeated core curriculum and changing modules on special topics, as well as research symposia that allow trainees to present and receive feedback on their project. The population research supported by this program will train a new generation of researchers to evaluate the causes and consequences of international and internal migration, as well as migration’s effects on receiving communities and the health and well-being of immigrants, their families and their children. Visit the BIMI website and click on Summer Institutes.