The GIS Population Science (2005‒2007) and Advanced Spatial Analysis (2008–2013) programs, funded by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), provided four two-week-long and eight week-long residential workshops for more than 300 pre-Ph.D. and post-doctoral students and young faculty in demography and related fields with research interest in population science. The program was developed and hosted by the Population Research Institute (The Pennsylvania State University) and the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (University of California, Santa Barbara). The first of these programs focused on basic GIS training for research applications, whereas the advanced program emphasized spatial regression modeling, geographically weighted regression, multi-level modeling, and spatial pattern analysis. The workshops were taught by outstanding scholars from geography, spatial econometrics, and spatial demography. Extensive web resources, developed in support of this program, are available for self-study at http://gispopsci.org.