2022-23 Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) - Call for Applications

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Due Thursday, February 3, 2022

JSIT Summer Workshop: June 13 – 17, 2022 (in-person)
JSIT Fall Workshop: August 29 – 30, 2022 (tentative and virtual)

JSIT Overview
Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth (CRW) and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seek applications for the 2021-22 Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) Cohort. The JSIT program centers around the Summer Workshop, a week-long intensive held in June. Please note that we are planning to return to an in-person event held at UW-Madison for June 2022, but this is subject to change.
JSIT brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, including junior faculty (non-tenured), newly graduated PhD researchers, and dissertators, who are interested in topics related to social insurance and intersections with disability and retirement research. The goal of JSIT is to provide emerging scholars with training and mentoring to develop research ideas and to write an initial research proposal of relevance to the Social Security Administration, their programs, policies, and/or beneficiaries. JSIT scholars present their initial research idea at the Summer Workshop; receive peer and mentor feedback; continue to refine it over the summer; and present an updated project idea at the Fall Workshop. These proposals can then be entered into the JSIT Research Competition, which awards five scholars $5,000 to complete their JSIT research.
All training, mentoring, career coaching, course materials, travel, lodging, meals and incidentals (if applicable) are fully covered.

JSIT Application
Submit your application online here . For priority consideration, submit your application by 11:59pm PST on February 3, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and scored by staff from CRW and CFS. Successful applicants will be notified in March 2022 and will have two weeks to accept their spot in the JSIT 2022 cohort, as space is limited. There will be minimal logistics and prep work in April and May 2022, along with some pre-reading to complete prior to the summer workshop.
Please note that applicants may apply to more than one CFS funding opportunity. Applicants should complete an application for each opportunity that is of interest. All opportunities are listed on our RDRC training page: https://cfsrdrc.wisc.edu/training .