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 (  Similarly, we tried to list some of the significant research areas of our CEDA and BPC affiliates. For the moment, I frequently relied on recent pilot grant abstracts, but perhaps you have a research project that you would like to promote.  A short description and website URL is most welcomed. Start here – – and click on the specific research theme. 

PAA issued its Call for Papers for the annual meeting – hopefully in person – in Atlanta, next spring.  Deadline for submissions (expanded abstracts) will be September 26:

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. While we are on summer break, listen to previous brown bags.  Great to listen to while out for a walk. The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists:

Wednesday, August 18, 2-3:30 pm (EST). Professor I-Fen Lin, Professor of Sociology at Bowling Green University, “Covid-19 and Caregiving.” Registration is required

ICPSR Blalock Lecture Series:  Free lectures this summer, and if you missed them, they are recorded.  Every lecture takes place at 7:30PM EDT, and you can join the webinar right here. And if you miss one, you can catch up with recordings of every lecture on our Summer Program YouTube channel. See attached jpg for the schedule. 

Penn State’s 29th Annual Symposium on Family Issues on October 25-26, 2021 Environmental Impacts on Families: Change, Challenge, and Adaptation. Toward stimulating novel interdisciplinary and translational research on families, the 2021 Family Symposium will interrogate the role of the physical environment in family relationships, behaviors, and well-being, with a focus on three key dimensions: environmental disasters, climate change, and the built environment. Registration is required.

Friday, September 24th. Challenges in Measuring and Studying Contemporary Families Among a Diverse Population.  The Bowling Green State University Center for Family and Demographic Research (CFDR) will be hosting a virtual workshop entitled “Challenges in Measuring and Studying Contemporary Families among a Diverse Population” on Friday, September 24th. Along with CFDR affiliates, this event will feature insights from:  Kate Choi, Paula Fomby, Tera Jordan, Kelly Raley and Deadric Williams.

NIH Seeks Input Regarding Climate Change and Health
 (  If this is an area of research you are interested in developing, it might be good to read this announcement to help align your research along with funding priorities.  

NIH LRP (Loan Repayment Program) Grants. The submission period begins September 1.  See for more information. 

Call for Abstracts: AGU Fall Meeting Session on Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Management in the Age of Climate Change: The Need for Geo-referenced Population and Infrastructure Data (Deadline: 8/4/2021)

Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) at UC Berkeley to ask for your help circulating to students and faculty at your department the Call for Applications for our upcoming virtual Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) on 8/23, 8/25, 9/1, and 9/3. We encourage applications from researchers across the social sciences and will grant tuition fee waivers to 40 of the 50 participants. The deadline for applicants who want to be considered for a tuition fee waiver is July 18; we will review submissions from self-funded participants on a rolling basis through August 15. You can share this event page ( or this tweet

STATA Training Webinars – free.  STATA is providing free training for beginners, as well as Bayesian modeling and DID, during August and September.  Visit HERE (or   

2020 Census:
  Georgetown Univ. Massive Data Institute is starting a group to influence the information flows and products coming out of the 2020 Census. In order to facilitate communications – in a fully transparent way – we’ve established a LinkedIn group where we will post information about upcoming town halls where we discuss pressing concerns, post info about data releases, and host online discussions.  Our goal is to advocate for the most accurate, privacy preserving data products from the decennial census program. We intend to focus on the Demographic and Housing Characteristics (DHC) File, Detailed DHC, Population Estimates, and American Community Survey. Join us to make your voice and needs heard! Please join the LinkedIn group here:

Marmara University, Population and Social Policies Research Center 
seeks a joint research study in areas where expertise among our population researchers would align well with one of their areas of research. “Our aim is to embark on national and international projects to contribute to the development of social welfare through data-based research. We wish to improve the research on the field of population and social policies by providing solutions to social problems and to increase social welfare in cooperation with public, private, and non-governmental organizations. Although there are several research centers in regards to population and social policy separately, this center is the first in Turkey to combine the two fields. Finally, we are also committed to contributing to the knowledge and skills of researchers working on population and social policies.”  Feel free to reach directly to Prof Mehmet Fatih Aysan, Associate Professor of Sociology,, and visit their website: Let me know if I can be of assistance.

Call for Editors/Co-Editors of Population and Development Review. The Population Council is seeking applications for Editor/Co-Editors of Population and Development Review.  

“How to get media coverage and boost your science’s impact” an article by Arlene Blum at the

Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, D-Lab offers training, individual consulting and data services for the UC Berkeley community – faculty to undergrads. Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website,

All jobs and postdoctoral fellowships are posted as we receive them on the Demography Department Jobs Listserv, This list advertises positions of all sorts relevant for social and behavioral scientists with advanced degrees.

Migration Mailing List
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative ( is a research center for the study of immigrants and immigration. BIMI has a mailing list which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and only some of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News. Sign up for it with this link

School of Public Health Mailing List
Tue$day Top Tip$ for SPH Research is a listserv with research funding opportunities and other information pertinent to public health researchers who are not necessarily population researchers. To subscribe, write to Dr. Lauren Goldstein,


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