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Rudd Adoption Research Program to Offer 2017 Summer Institute

2016 Rudd Adoption conference

The Rudd Adoption Research Program will offer a Summer Institute, planned for May 21 - 26, 2017 on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This summer institute is for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s who are planning careers in adoption research. Topics will include data organization and management, longitudinal analysis, analyzing family and couple-level data, considering culture in adoption research, community engagement, and translation and dissemination of research findings. The methodological topics will be interspersed with discussions of adoption in global perspective, balancing the personal and professional, the history of adoption, research funding, and more.

Space is limited. The Rudd Adoption Research Program will use the application process to make sure that each participant is a good fit for the goals of the institute. A cohort of 7 - 10 graduate students and recent Ph.D.s will be selected to spend a week together with experienced adoption researchers to build expertise in some of the special methodological and statistical issues inherent in this field.

     Summer Institute Timetable

  • Details announced January 12.
  • Applications due February 10.
  • Decision letters sent February 17.
  • Registration confirmation and fees due February 28.

Please check the Rudd webpage in mid-January for an announcement and further registration details.