Weekly News November 29, 2022

It’s a quiet week event-wise. I search for events I can bring to your attention in a variety of calendar but if you are giving a talk on campus, or elsewhere virtually, feel free to let me know and I’ll advertise it.Events and announcements followHappy Hanukah!Leora *******EVENTSWe are hosting virtual and/or hybrid talks this semester. […]

Weekly News November 22, 2021

While I always encourage our faculty and research affiliates to contact me about developing grants, we do have many other resources on campus.  In the School of Public Health one can contact Dr. Lauren Goldstein. For all campus researchers, the Vice Chancellor of Research supports BRDO – The Berkeley Research and Development Office. I encourage you to […]

Weekly News November 15, 2021

All funding agencies have priorities for their research dollars, and it behooves grant-seeking researchers to try to align their research goals with the agency mission. Alignment is not selling out, rather, consider it more of a job interview: what they want to pay for is what you want to do and are capable of doing. […]

Weekly News November 8, 2021

PAA announced that one can now reserve their hotel room for the annual meeting to take place April 6-9, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  It’s always good to book in advance – it’s easy to cancel or reduce.  https://www.populationassociation.org/paa2022/hotel-and-accommodations.  I was asked if I knew of a fund to purchase tablets or phones that could be […]

Weekly News November 1, 2021

The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) is reminding faculty supported by NIH grants that you will have to report any foreign support (not necessarily financial) in the Other Support document, beginning January 25.  Your RA will help with this requirement but do be prepared to declare anything (which could be, say, access to data, or office […]

Weekly News October 25, 2021

Somehow among all the congratulations for David Card’s Nobel prize arriving in my email box, I managed to not announce it last week in Weekly News, even though he is a Popcenter affiliate and has been serving as our Development Core lead.  While his work on wages (immigration vs native wages, and the minimum wage) are […]

Weekly News October 18, 2021

For those of you with NIH era commons accounts, you will shortly have to update your password (sometime in November most likely) from a ‘word’ to a phrase.  The good news is now you will only have to update this passphrase once each year, instead of every 3 months.   If you have (or are), students […]

Weekly News October 11, 2021

Last week the Weekly News included an announcement about a K22 NIH grant (NIA Career Transition Award (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed), which was a new one to me. I sought clarification from Dr. Maria Carranza, who is the NIA Training Officer, asking her to explain the difference between the several career development grants for those […]

Weekly News October 4, 2021

Because of COVID, there are a number of flexibilities introduced into NIH grants and eligibility.  I can’t say as I’m on top of all the changes but I am here to try to figure them out with you if you think it applies (for example, an extended time as ‘early stage investigator’ which provides a […]

Weekly News September 20, 2021

One of the resources supported by Population Sciences at Berkeley is the Full Count Census Project.  Our campus has a license from IPUMS and the University of Minnesota to provide access to these rich data. While the data without names are available through IPUMS, we can provide access to the restricted data. These data can […]