Weekly News, February 5, 2024

Our Spring 2024 Brown Bag Seminar Series kicks off this Wednesday, February 7th, 12pm, with Aliya Saperstein, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University, who will present, “The Fluidity of Demographic Categories: Challenges and Opportunities.” Event details are here. Check our Events Calendar for the spring semester schedule. 

The deadline to submit to the 119th Annual Meeting 2024 of the American Sociological Association to be held August 9th-13th in Montreal, Québec, is February 26th, 11:59 Eastern. See the Call for Submissions for details.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is hosting a free webinar to cover changes and clarifications to the new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) for proposals submitted or due on or after May 20, 2024. The webinar will take place Tuesday, March 12th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST. Register in advance at the NSF Policy Office Outreach website.

See further announcements and opportunities below. 


February 7  | 12-1:05pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Aliya Saperstein, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University. The title of her talk:  “The Fluidity of Demographic Categories: Challenges and Opportunities.” In person, 310 Social Sciences Building. Event information

Zoom ID: 985 2901 0198

Passcode DEMOG_BB


NSF MidCareer Advancement Grants. These grants are designed for associate professors who wish to expand their expertise into new areas for ‘convergence’ of skills and disciplines. Like an NIH K award (there are K’s for senior scholars, too), this develops a training program.  It’s also a good grant for people whose scientific areas are outside health.  

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program: The Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for junior faculty, researchers new to the field of aging, and postdoctoral fellows to gain insight about aging research. The program offers a variety of perspectives and includes presentations, seminars, and interactive small group activities and discussions. Learn more and apply for Summer 2024 by April 19, 2024


NICHD PDB Active Funding Announcements

NOT-HD-23-001 – NOSI: Mortality of Adolescents, Young Adults, and Other NICHD Priority Populations in the United States https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-001.html

R01, R15, R21, K01, R03. PO: Juanita Chinn

NOT-HD-23-003 – NOSI: Research to Improve Pre-Pregnancy Care and Enhance Healthy Birth Intervals

R21, R03, R01. PO:  Ronna Popkin

PAR-22-261 – Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets

R03. PO:  Susan Jekielek

NOT-HD-22-038 – NOSI: Research on the Impact of Policy Changes and Emerging and Evolving Public Health Crises on NICHD Populations of Interest https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-22-038.html

R15 R03 R01 R21. PO:  Rebecca Clark

NOT-HD-21-025 – NOSI: Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, and Parenting among Women with Disabilities

R01 R03. PO: Ronna Popkin

NOT-HD-20-032 – NOSI: Using Systems Science Methodologies to Protect and Improve Child and Reproductive Population Health https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-20-032.html

R01. PO:  Rebecca Clark

PAR-23-112 – Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-112.html

R01. PO:  Juanita Chinn

NOT-ES-22-006 – NOSI:  Climate Change and Health https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-ES-22-006.html

Various. PO:  Randy Capps

NOT-OD-23-166 – NOSI in Research on Family Support and Rejection in the Health and Well-Being of SGM Populations  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-166.html

Various. PO:  Ronna Popkin

NOT-MD-23-002 – NOSI: Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MD-23-002.htmlhttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-010.html

R01 R61/R33 PO:  Randy Capps

NOT-MD-23-003 – NOSI: Addressing Health Disparities Among Immigrant Populations Through Effective Interventions  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MD-23-003.html, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-011.html

R01. PO:  Randy Capps

PAR-21-275 – The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-275.html, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-21-044.html

R01. PO:  Susan Jekielek

PAR-23-285 – Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health

R34. PO:  Juanita Chinn

PAR-23-298 – Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-298.html, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-030.html

R01. PO:  Juanita Chinn

PAR-23-299 – Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health

R21. PO:  Juantia Chinn

NOT-HD-22-038 – NOSI: Research on the Impact of Policy Changes and Emerging and Evolving Public Health Crises on NICHD Populations of Interest


R15, R03,‌ R01, R21. PO:  Rebecca Clark


RFA-PS-24-039: Improving the Quality of Life of People with HIV Aged 50 Years and Older in the United States. Application due February 26, 2024. 

NOT-AG-23-061: Notice of Intent to Publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity for Open Measurement Coordinating Network for Non-Pharmacological Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) Primary Prevention Trials (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Estimated publication date February 1, 2024.

RFA-AG-25-006: Resources to Promote Coordination and Collaboration across Deeply Phenotyped Longitudinal Behavioral and Social Studies of Aging (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Application due February 14, 2024.

RFA-NR-24-004: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (U01 Clinical Trial Optional). Application due March 22, 2024.

NOT-AG-23-060: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth for People and Families Living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD). First available due date is January 7, 2024, and subsequent receipt dates through November 13, 2024.


Workshop on Advanced Research Methods (WARM) is an online workshop for sharing innovations and innovative uses of advanced research methods, held on selected Thursdays 8:30-9:30 PM (US ET). Please join the mailing list at www.starflame.org/list or visit www.starflame.org/warm for more information. See also attached flyer. 

Registration link: https://rb.gy/d6q7a7.

2024 Schedule 

1.   Feb 22, Audit Studies: Theory, Methods, and Nuance, S. Michael Gaddis, NWEA and formerly UCLA

2.   Mar 21, Sensitivity Analysis for Quantifying the Robustness of Causal Inference, Ken Frank, Michigan State University

3.   Apr 25, Multigenerational Social Mobility: A Demographic Approach, Xi Song, University of Pennsylvania

4.   Sep 19, Generative AI and Social Research, Daniel Karell, Yale University

5.   Oct 17, Covariance Regression Models for Studying Treatment Effect Heterogeneity, Deirdre Bloome, Harvard University

6.   Nov 21, Transnational Fieldwork, Yan Long, UC Berkeley

Analyzing 2020 Census and 2022 ACS Data using R: A Webinar Series for Teachers and Researchers. The Social Science Data Analysis Network (www.SSDAN.net ) at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center is hosting a webinar series called Analyzing 2020 Census and 2022 ACS Data using R. These webinars will be led by Kyle Walker, Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and author of  Analyzing US Census Data: Methods, Maps and Models in R. During three FREE virtual workshops, participants will learn how to use R to analyze census data for use in courses and research in sociology, economics, public policy, urban studies and related disciplines. Participants are welcome to attend just one webinar in the series or all three.

Workshop 1:  Working with the 2022 American Community Survey with R and Tidycensus

Thursday, February 8, 2024 12-3 PM EST

Workshop 2: Analyzing 2020 Decennial US Census Data in R

Thursday, February 22, 2024 12-3 PM EST

Workshop 3: Doing “GIS” and Making Maps with US Census Data in R

Thursday, March 7th, 2024 12-3 PM EST

Please click HERE to register and to see detailed descriptions of each of the workshops offered. Each workshop will be held fully remotely. There is no cost for attending this virtual webinar.

Frontiers in ADRD Research. Population Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 4, 2024. 

Early Life Conditions and Old Age Mortality: Extending Barker. Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota. VirtualMarch 11, 2024, 

Cognitive Aging Summit IV. National Institute on Aging. Bethesda, MD. March 20-21, 2024

Dementia Matters: Do Non-Medicinal Interventions Reduce Dementia Risk? Studies are Inconclusive, Here’s Why Podcast: Recording is now available. University of Wisconsin-Madison Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.


Call for Papers for the 2024 AddHealth Users Conference: March 20-21, 2024. Add Health seeks abstracts for the 2024 Add Health Users Conference that used AddHealth data and substantive methodological topics. Learn more and submit by February 29, 2024.

Call for Papers: 50th Anniversary Issue of Social Science History. What is the relationship between the past and the present? What is the nature of how change occurs or does not occur over time? This anniversary issue explores the multiple possibilities. For example, in some cases, the present is seen in the past, as a repetition of it. This can be conceptualized as cycles of history that reoccur over time. However, another conceptualization is the past as a creator of the present—that is, the past in different ways leads to the present. These paths might be linear, path dependent, or historically constructed. Yet another idea is that past and present are unique, and in fact, unrelated. The Fall 2026 issue is the 50th anniversary of Social Science History. For this issue, the theme of “past and present” will be explored. Papers should address this theme in some way, either theoretically, empirically, substantively (or some combination of them). All papers must be suitable for publication in Social Science History (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/social-science-history) and will undergo peer review before publication.

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