Workshops & Training
IPR's affiliated centers, Cells to Society (C2S) and the Q-Center, offer training opportunities to the research community through workshops and postdoctoral fellowships. Other IPR research programs organize academic workshops throughout the year. Below is a list of recurring workshops.
C2S Summer Biomarker Institute
The Cells to Society Summer Biomarker Institute provides a hands-on introduction to methods for integrating biomarkers into social science research.
Q-Center Methodological Workshops
These workshops are supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education.
- Cluster-Randomized Trials Workshop
This two-week workshop trains researchers to plan, implement, and analyze data for cluster-randomized trials.
- Design and Analysis of Practical Quasi-Experiments Workshop
Attendees from academia, school districts, research firms, and the federal government are welcomed to apply to this program, which can help them design quasi-experiments.
- Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Within-Study Comparisons Workshop
Through lectures, discussions, and hands-on design opportunities, attendees will learn about within-study comparisons.
IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program
This program is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education.
The Q-Center offers a postdoctoral trianing program in applied education research. It will accept two to four fellows per year for two-year fellowships. E-mail Patricia Ferguson or call 847.467.4001 for more information.
Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy
Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior (CAB) Workshop
Each May, political and social scientists and graduate students from around the Midwest and the nation gather for a daylong workshop on a theme of political and social behavior. This workshop is supported by IPR and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Urban Policy and Community Development
IPR/OSC Joint Workshop on Inequalities in the United States and France
Faculty and graduate students from Sciences Po's Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (OSC) and Northwestern’s IPR gather to share their research and discuss ideas and opportunities for collaboration and exchange. This workshop is supported by IPR, OSC, and the Partner University Fund of the FACE Foundation, NYC.