The National Science Foundation (SES-0921008) is funding training for full, associate, and assistant professors to attend a 5-day workshop offered by the Institute for Behavioral Genetics. This is a hands-on methods training course, not a lecture or seminar. Every participant will have a laptop provided to share with one other participant, take part in data analyses, develop structural models, and run various statistical packages among many other exercises. A detailed description of the course can be found at
(Note that this page contains the schedule for the last introductory workshop in 2008 -- the final schedule for the 2010 workshop will be posted in the coming weeks.)
Attendees will leave the workshop ready to take part in behavior genetic analyses, and have access to scripts, statistical packages, and training materials to take home (CD) for future use. Space is limited; 17 political scientists will be funded to attend (funding includes travel, lodging, and tuition).
When and Where:
March 2010; TBD (1st or 2nd week), University of Colorado, Boulder
There are no prerequisites to apply, but this is a methods training course. It is a hands-on workshop intended to build analytical skills, with a particular focus on family and twin data (2010). The advanced workshop (2011) will focus on molecular data. To get the most out of the course, it is expected that applicants be comfortable with structural modeling or Bayesian techniques, and be trained in basic regression and statistical analyses.
The application form (PDF) is available at:
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Peter Hatemi (firstname.lastname@example.org).