About the Workshop
What is Connections?
Who is Connections For?
Connections is for people who identify as members of minoritized communities that have been historically underrepresented in doctoral programs in the U.S. (e.g., communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, people from first-generation, low-income backgrounds).
Participants are welcome no matter where they are in their academic journey (e.g. advanced undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates, current or former master's students, working professionals), though the program will be most useful for people who are considering applying to Ph.D. programs within the next several years.
Past applicants were invited from the broader Chicagoland area and supported by a transportation voucher to visit Northwestern's Evanston campus for a day-long workshop.
Are my research interests a good fit for Connections?
The Connections program is for people:
- who are considering applying to PhD programs in human development and/or social policy
- who have research questions about how policy can affect development and wellbeing, how people can shape policy, or how insights about human development can inform policy
- who are open to boundary-spanning work
Research in this area typically spans a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, education, human development, political science, psychology, public administration, policy, and sociology. If this sounds like you, we hope you will apply to Connections!
Please check back later for the workshop’s 2024 itinerary.