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 […]

Weekly News September 13, 2021

Not too much new this week but there is a Facebook Fellowship announcement that might be of interest to graduate students, so please distribute this information (see Opportunities, below). Events and announcements follow.Be well, Leora *******EVENTSWe are hosting virtual and/or hybrid talks this semester. Assume virtual unless noted otherwise. All times are Pacific unless otherwise […]

Weekly News September 6, 2021

If you have a human subjects project with CPHS approval, you may have received an email recently about Updated Research Guidelines and Resumption Proposal Supplement Form.  Basically, the COVID-19 situation requires additional protections when conducting in-person research. The new guidelines apply to both previously-approved research as well as new research proposals. For previously-approved projects that […]

Weekly News August 30, 2021

I want to bring your attention to a few things in this newsletter. First, there is a new NIA funding opportunity to analyze secondary data, in either an R01 or R21 version. See FUNDING, below.  Second, CEDA, along with USC, is sponsoring a “Workshop on Comparative Adult Mortality Determinants.” See the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS below. […]

Weekly News August 23, 2021

Welcome back to Fall semester. Not many events and announcements with the first week of classes. Events and announcements follow. Be well,Leora *******EVENTSAs in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.Demography Brown bag. The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html. View […]

Summer News – August

We invite you to explore our updated Population Sciences website to learn more about what we offer and what colleagues are actively researching. Also, please look at your listing in the People section. You will note there are research ‘key words’.  If you feel they need revision, please let me know (llawton@berkeley.edu).  Similarly, we tried to list some of […]

Summer News July 12 2021

Hello everybody, One of the developments concerning social scientists who use US Census data is the proposed move to ‘differential privacy’ rules.  While it sounds honorable – protecting privacy – in fact it is a change that will significantly reduce the usefulness of Census data, not just for social science research, but also most importantly […]

Population Sciences – Summer News

Summer News June 7, 2021 Hello everybody, One of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the recognition of many important areas of research. A recent blog by NIA program officer Liz Necka was titled “After COVID, research on social isolation and loneliness needed more than ever” (see HERE). One such option is an R03 ‘small […]