Population Science News

Weekly News — April 15, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 12-1:10 PM. Anne Solaz from the Institut National D’études Démographiques (INED), Paris, will present, “Diversity in post-separation living arrangements and educational outcomes in adolescence.”Cookies and refreshments served. Demography Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont Ave.
To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience
For the Spring 2019 brown bag schedule: 

Thursday, April 18, 3-4 p.m. Oxytocin-dependent reopening of a social reward learning critical period with MDMA with Gul Dolen MD PhD, Johns Hopkins. 3101 Berkeley Way West

Wednesday, April 17, 12-1:10 PM. Anne Solaz from the Institut National D’études Démographiques (INED), Paris, will present, “Diversity in post-separation living arrangements and educational outcomes in adolescence.”Cookies and refreshments served. Demography Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont Ave.
To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience
For the Spring 2019 brown bag schedule: 

Thursday, April 18, 3-4 p.m. Oxytocin-dependent reopening of a social reward learning critical period with MDMA with Gul Dolen MD PhD, Johns Hopkins. 3101 Berkeley Way West

Thursday April 18, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Social Science Fest/Matrix Open House. Held at the Social Science Matrix, 820 Barrows Hall. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/HVjBG7Mm7AV1hXOO2
April 30th from Noon-1pm: A brown bag with Christopher Hoffman from IT who is working on improving research data security on campus – he will present a new initiative that is in the works. 5101 Berkeley Way West.

Friday, April 19, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m., “Testing Strategies to Assist Low-Wage Workers Using Randomized Controlled Trials: Paycheck Plus and Sectoral Employment Training Programs.” Lawrence Katz, Harvard. Evans Hall, room 648. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/econ.html?event_ID=122765

Tuesday, April 23, 12-1 PM. Dr. Maya Petersen, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, will present recent findings from Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) Study. 5101 BWW.

Friday April 26, 2019, 12-1 pm. “Does Poverty Increase Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags” Chris Udry – Northwestern University. 311 Wellman. 

Friday, April 26, 2019 • 11:30am–1:30pm. “Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works” This event is a part of the Research to Impact Haas Institute Faculty Colloquium Series and will feature a discussion of Professsor Rucker C. Johnson’s new book Children of the Dream. Professor Johnson will appear in conversation with Dean of the Graduate School of Education Prudence Carter and Berkeley Law’s Professor Chris Edley, Jr. David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way.

Saturday April 27. The second Latinxs & the Environment summit, in collaboration with the College of Natural Resources in bringing representative Raúl Grijalva as the keynote speaker and Albright lecture to the event. Click on the following links to REGISTER, view PROGRAM, and read about the PANELISTS

May 30-31: Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries. On May 30 and 31, CEGA and the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) will host the 2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) at UC Berkeley. The event will bring together researchers conducting economic lab experiments (or lab-in-the-field experiments) in low- and middle-income countries, and will feature keynote talks by Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) and Pam Jakiela (University of Maryland and Center for Global Development). RSVP here.

Wittgenstein Centre 2019 Conference on “Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing”, Vienna/Austria from 11-12 November 2019. Please find the Call for Papers online: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/vid/events/calendar/conferences/demographic-aspects-of-human-wellbeing/. We invite you to submit an abstract and an extended abstract or full paper. For submission please use the online form here:https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/vid/events/calendar/conferences/demographic-aspects-of-human-wellbeing/submission-upload-wic-2019/. Deadline for submission: 1 June 2019. 

American Sociological Association. The preliminary Annual Meeting program is now online. Any changes or updates to session listings or papers for the printed program must be received by Meeting Services no later than June 1, 2019. After that, changes will continue to be made to the online program and the mobile program app only.

Environmental Influences on Aging: Effects of Extreme Weather and Disaster Events on Aging Processes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). (PAR-19-249). The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research to explore the impacts of extreme weather and disaster events on the basic biology of aging.Together with the companion FOA (PAR-19-250) that focuses on how extreme weather and disaster events impact older adults, these complementary FOAs will help to explicate the behavioral, biological, epigenetic, genetic, neurological and socioecological processes that affect the aging process. Through integration of this and the companion population studies FOA, the ultimate goal is to improve the health and well-being of older adults via increased knowledge about extreme weather and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

NIA Diversity Administrative Supplements: NIA reports that they have funds for diversity NIA supplements. These are ‘side’ grants to a parent award on a related subject, perhaps using the same data, but for an Aim not initially scoped for the parent proposal. It is a relatively simple application, as NIH applications go: usually a detailed letter about the project (from the PI), biosketch of the diversity applicant, budget. They are asking for applications. For more information, read the instructions here: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/grants-funding/nia-diversity-and-re-entry-supplement-program-guidelines and if you are enticed, let me know.

WT Grant Foundation 2019 Scholars Program for early career faculty, Nominations due May 15, 2019The William T. Grant Foundation is soliciting nominations of up to one eligible early-career faculty member per University, College or School for its 2019 Scholars Program. The Vice Chancellor for Research Office invites SPH to nominate one faculty member from the School of Public Health for this year’s program. Please let Lauren Goldstein (lhg@berkeley.edu) know if you are interested in being nominated. This program supports researchers (within 7 years of receiving their terminal degree) in the social, behavioral, and health sciences engaged or who are interested in engaging in research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the U.S.
Summary: The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for promising early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences, funding five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the U.S. Nominees must select one focus area: 1) Reducing Inequality or 2) Improving the Use of Research Evidence. See pp. 4-11 of the application guide (linked below) for more details on each. The Foundation recognizes that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration.
Eligibility: Program applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. In addition, applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions (e.g., tenure-track position in a university). The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants of any discipline are eligible.
Duration and Budget: Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution. The award must not replace the institution’s current support of the applicant’s research.
Full Application Guide: The full application guide and more program information, including an FAQ, can be found at: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program. Campus Process: Deans should send their nominee’s information (instructions below) to the Limited Submissions email address (ltdsubs@berkeley.edu) by May 15, 2019.
Requested information for nominees: Name of this funding opportunity; Nominee’s name and academic title; Nominee’s year of receipt of PhD; Nominee’s email address; Campus department/ORU submitting nominee’s application. Please direct questions to ltdsubs@berkeley.edu.

NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5). Due September 13th, 2019. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund. For complete information (as NIH defines ‘complete’) visit https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-19-008.html

Department of State: While most of these opportunities are not population research, you may know of people interested in these kinds of areas: https://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencyCode=DOS&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=applicants&utm_content=april2019

American Population Panel, www.appanel.org. The American Population Panel is a group of volunteer members who agree to participate in social science and health related studies. The studies are conducted by CHRR at The Ohio State University for research purposes. We collect basic demographic information from panel members in order to match them with studies’ needs. It is available for researchers for social and behavioral science research projects. Contact Elizabeth Cooksey, 614-442-7333, Elizabeth.cooksey@chrr.osu.edu for more information. 

2019 Migration and Health Publication. The objective of these publications is to make current issues related to the health of the migrant population from the Mexico-United States corridor accessible to officials, academia, civil association, and the general public. For full information, visit: https://hia.berkeley.edu/2019/04/16/invitation-to-participate-in-the-2019-migration-and-health-publication/. Deadline to submit full article: May 24, 2019.

The Eureka Research Platform: A Resource for Mobilizing Research. May 14, 2019, Presenter: Jeffrey Olgin, M.D. This presentation will provide an overview of the Eureka Research Platform, an NIH-funded resource for conducting research using mobile technology. Dr. Olgin will describe the resource (including its capabilities), provide a description of ongoing studies using the platform, and share lessons learned and the mechanisms by which the resource can be used for NIH-funded studies. Register for this online only event.

Hispanic Research Scholars Program. The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) is a hub of research to improve the lives of low-income Hispanic children and families. The Program supports the work of emerging scholars, especially Hispanic scholars and those from underrepresented academic institutions. As part of this program, Center will award up to two Hispanic Center Research Scholars awards in 2019, and the award is open to emerging scholars ranging from advanced graduate students (those currently in their third year or higher of a Ph.D. program), postdocs, and early career scholars (up to 5 years post Ph.D.). We seek emerging scholars who demonstrate a strong interest in conducting research with low-income Hispanic populations that will inform programs, policies, and services supporting the well-being of Hispanic children and families. Each Research Scholar will receive a stipend of $7,500 for a 12-month period. For more information, visit: http://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org/emerging-scholars/research-scholars-program/

D-Lab regularly offers workshops and training in courses, one-on-one consulting for faculty, grad students and undergraduates, and working groups of focuses topics. One-on-one consulting also available. For more information and registration, visit http://dlab.berkeley.edu. You can now add D-Lab workshops to your bcalendar directly from D-Lab workshop description. They will have pre-semester intensives, so be sure to check out the calendar.

All jobs and postdoctoral fellowships
 are posted as we receive them on the Demography Department Jobs Listserv, http://lists.demog.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/jobs. This list advertises positions of all sorts relevant for social and behavioral scientists with advanced degrees.

Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative
 (BIMI.berkeley.edu) is a research center for the study of immigrants and immigration. BIMI has a mailing list (immigration_group@lists.berkeley.edu), which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and not all of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News.

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, lhg@berkeley.edu.

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