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Funding Opportunities

Latest Call for Proposals for TXRDC Seed Grants

The TXRDC issues regular calls for applications for proposal development grants to improve the quality and timelines of full RDC proposals. See the “Call for Proposals” below for a description of the program and the guidelines for preparing and submitting proposals.

Seed grant proposals can be submitted for review at any time during the year. Review of spring seed grant proposal submissions begins at 4:30 PM on Monday, February 11, 2019.

If the timing of our workshops and regular calls for proposals does not mesh with your schedule contact TXRDC Director, Mary Campbell (, to arrange a meeting to discuss project ideas and the possibility of submitting an application for a seed grant (to support for proposal development) between scheduled review periods.


U.S. Census Bureau Full-Time/Summer Internship Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau has full-time and summer internship opportunities for qualified U.S. citizens in the areas of geography, demography, sociology, economics, and related social sciences. >We are looking for candidates at all levels of education (BA, MA, PhD). Training in demographic analysis, survey research, geographic information systems, and/or quantitative data analysis of large datasets is preferred. These openings offer applicants the opportunity to work on one or more of the following topics: population distribution; population estimates and projections; housing; income; disability; health insurance coverage; education; and migration.

Representatives will be recruiting during the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting. We will conduct 30 minute informational recruiting sessions during the conference (dates and times TBA). Please email David Zaslow ( to sign up prior to the conference or visit the Census Bureau’s exhibition booth during the conference.

For information on opportunities, job descriptions, and the application process, please refer to our Human Resources Division by selecting “Jobs@Census” on the Census website. Applicants are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities at.

The Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applicants from all sources.

Center for Enterprise Dissemination Dissertation Mentorship Program

The CED Dissertation Mentorship Program assists doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in  dissertation research in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center by assigning a CED mentor and funding a visit to CED.


ASA NSF Census Bureau Fellowship Program

This program allows senior statisticians, social scientists, computer scientists, geographers and others to come to the U.S. Census Bureau as Research Fellows to use Census Bureau data sets and interact with Census Bureau staff. Some of the access to data may be supplemented by use of the Census Bureau Research Data Centers.