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Weekly News – August 22, 2019

Wednesday, September 4 | 12-1 p.m. Demography Brown Bag: “Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies” Colloquium | with Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville| 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room. Refreshments and cookies served.

To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Friday August 30, 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Lorenzo Rotunno – Aix-Marseille University/ School of Economics, “Weight gains from trade in foods: Evidence from Mexico.” 150 University Hall.

Wednesday, September 4 | 12-1 p.m. Demography Brown Bag: “Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies” Colloquium | with Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville| 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room. Refreshments and cookies served.

To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Friday August 30, 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Lorenzo Rotunno – Aix-Marseille University/ School of Economics, “Weight gains from trade in foods: Evidence from Mexico.” 150 University Hall. 


Wednesday, September 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It” by Heather Boushey, PhD. CEO of Washington Center for Equitable Growth. IRLE, 2534 Channing Avenue. 

Monday, September 9, 2019 • 12:30pm–1:30pm. Policy Research Seminar: “Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits” with Sol Hsiang. GSPP, 2607 Hearst.


Podcast on Fellowship (F) grant applicationshttps://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2019/06/28/new-all-about-grants-podcast-on-writing-a-fellowship-application/.0020

Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to understand strategies to reduce disparities in the uptake of evidence-based screening (e.g. screening recommendations proven to be effective based on rigorous systematic review of scientific evidence by authoritative committees) across the adult lifespan. In this program announcement, screening is defined as a preventive service focused on detection of an undiagnosed disease in asymptomatic populations. Research supported by this initiative should enhance the screening process related to use: (1) in diverse populations, (2) in diverse clinical and community settings, and/or (3) with traditional, non-traditional and/or allied health care providers. For more information see the FOA:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-932.html. Note: Preliminary data may be available through the UCNets panel data set (ucnets.berkeley.edu). 

RWJF: Community Power: Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods2019 Call for Proposals. Release Date: August 20, 2019 | Application Deadline: Tue, 24 Sep 2019. To successfully advance health equity we need to remove obstacles to health, including powerlessness. Base-building—the strategies used by grassroots-led organizations to build collective strength—advances this goal by enabling communities to exercise influence over the factors that shape their communities and their health. To reduce inequities and build community power, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will fund projects that advance the ways the field assesses and measures base-building. Join us for aninformational applicant webinar on September 9 at 1 p.m. ET.

RWJF: Equity-Focused Policy Research, Building Evidence on Nutrition Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children. Release Date: August 20, 2019 | Application Deadline: Tue, 24 Sep 2019. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) aims to fund a body of research that will help guide decision-making about changes related to federal nutrition policies/programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), to better support access to these programs for low-income families with young children and reduce disparities in their access to healthy foods and beverages. RWJF will fund approximately ten projects totaling $1.5 million dollars. Join us for an informational applicant webinar on September 16 at 3 p.m. ET.

2020 IRIS Researcher Awards: Call for Proposals. The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) seeks to fund researchers who will use the IRIS UMETRICS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. IRIS seeks to enable fundamental research on the results of public and private investments that support discovery, innovation, and education on the campuses of U.S. universities. Proposals submitted for IRIS Researcher Awards must emphasize the use of IRIS data in projects that address open issues in the study of science and technology and in science policy. Topics of particular interest include but will not be limited to: (1) new methods to estimate social and economic return on investment for funding from various sources (federal, philanthropic, industrial, and institutional); (2) studies about the relationship between research training, career outcomes and the downstream productivity of employers; (3) research on the relationship between different funding sources and mechanisms and the structure and outcomes of collaboration within and across campuses; (4) analyses of the distinctive contribution university research makes to regional economic development and resilience; and (5) examinations of the effects different funding sources and mechanisms have on research teams and the productivity and efficiency of the academic research enterprise as a whole. Awards up to $20,000 to support innovative research using IRIS UMETRICS data will be disbursed to the recipient’s institution. Funds can be used for personnel (e.g., research assistance, salaries, or stipend if recipient is a student), equipment, supplies, travel (may include travel mandated by the award), and other expenses (e.g., professional development and training). The application deadline is October 15, 2019. Read more and apply here: https://iris.isr.umich.edu/research-data/grants/. Please direct questions to Natsuko Nicholls at hayashin@umich.edu


The 2019 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 20–23 in Fort Worth, Texas. All attending presenters must register for the conference. REGISTER TODAY .Plan your travel and conference itinerary with these resources on the NCFR website: A conference schedule is updated weekly and available as a PDF download. Check out our plenary presenter lineup andpreconference workshops. Rooms are filling up fast at the Omni Fort Worth. Please see our full list of hotel, city, and travel information, including resources for international travelers.

Call for Participation at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (PAPOR) December 5-6, 2019, Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Submissions for the 2019 Annual Conference of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research are now open. PAPOR enthusiastically welcomes submissions for panel presentations on any topic related to public opinion research, theory, or methodology. We encourage participation from all sectors engaged in public opinion and public policy research, including academia, government, private sector, and non-profit. The 2019 conference will feature five panel sessions with three to five presenters in each, along with two short courses and a plenary event. NEW in 2019: To encourage student participation, one panel will be reserved for presentations given by graduate and undergraduate students. This student-only panel is intended to give young researchers an opportunity to share their work and receive feedback in a professional setting. Submissions from students who are new to PAPOR and/or are first-time presenters are welcome. The conference will also feature networking opportunities for students and professionals alike. Abstract Submission Process: All abstracts must be no longer than 300 words and must be received no later than midnight (PDT) on October 4, 2019. Abstracts should be submitted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PAPOR2019.

Pacific Sociological Association: The online submission for PSA 2020, Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 in Eugene OR is now live: http://pacificsoc.org/

Call for Papers: Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES-VI), June 15-18, 2020, at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. Get more information on theconference website. While you’re there, you can sign up to receive updates on ICES-VI, so you don’t miss out on any news. 

7th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, 15-18 June 2020, Athens, Greece (Academics Responsible: Dr. Barbara Zagaglia, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy & Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for presentation. The abstract submission deadline is 11 November 2019. You may also send us a stream-panel proposal to be organized as part of the conference. If you need more information, please let me know, and our administration will send it to you, including the link to the website, and abstract submission form. 

The Journal of Women and Aging is seeking papers that will explore the use of communication strategies that inform and influence individual community decisions for enhancing older women’s well-being. The first step in the review process will be submission of a 250-word abstract to Daniela Friedman, associate editor, via email at dbfriedman@sc.edu bySeptember 3, 2019, For additional information about this special collection of articles, please contact Daniela Friedman. Read more: https://rcmar.org/call-for-papers-communication-and-aging-challenges-and-opportunities-for-older-women/

Looking backward, looking forward: African demography in historical perspectiveNairobi, Kenya, 2-3 April 2020. This seminar is organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography and will be held at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. Organizing Committee: Sarah Walters (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Martin Dribe (Lund University), Shane Doyle (University of Leeds), Stephen O. Wandera (Makerere University), Jeanne Cilliers (Lund University).Download the Call for Papers in pdf, or visit: https://iussp.org/en/iussp-seminar-african-demography-historical-perspective.

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, ISSUE ON: Growing Up in Rural America: How Place Shapes Education, Health, Family and Economic Outcomes. It is well established that childhood conditions have profound and lasting influence on children’s wellbeing. Yet, much of what we know comes from studies of urban children or national databases, which are dominated by urban samples. Consequently, surprisingly little is known about how the social and economic conditions in which rural children are raised are related to their outcomes and life chances. 
Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on September 26, 2019 to: rsf.fluxx.ioNOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before thedeadline. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to rsf.fluxx.io will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at journal@rsage.org andnot to the email addresses of the editors of the issue. A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on March 27, 2020. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference on 2/27/20) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by 6/3/20. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by 11/2/20. The full and final issue will be published in the late summer/fall of 2021. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.


The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), in the U.S. Administration for Children and Families has a new funding opportunity for family researchers. OPRE plans to award up to ten cooperative agreements to fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived data, specifically the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Parents and Children Together (PACT) datasets. These datasets are from large-scale federal evaluation impact studies, which addressed questions related to healthy marriage and/or responsible fatherhood. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents, as well as promote economic stability. Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. Up to $75,000 may be awarded for each budget period. Letters of intent are due by Sept.11, 2019, and applications are due by Oct. 11, 2019. For more information visit: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PR-1565


PAA 2020: Give a workshop on your data set, methodology or some other expertise at the PAA in 2020: Learn more here. 

Call for applications for the 2020 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is the 11th year APHA is offering this fellowship, which has been described as an “amazing,” “phenomenal” and “life altering” experience by previous fellows. Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be able to spend one year in Washington, D.C. The fellow will have the option of working in the House or Senate on legislative and policy issues such as creating healthy communities, improving health equity, addressing environmental health concerns, population health or the social determinants of health. Training for the fellowship will begin in January 2020, so you must be able to move to the Washington, D.C., area in January and stay through December 2020. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience and demonstrates the value and need for basing policy on sound science. Throughout the year, the fellow will gain a practical knowledge of government and how the public policy process works. To be eligible for the Fellowship, candidates must meet all of the following criteria: be an APHA memberhave a graduate degree in public health or a related discipline; have at least five years’ experience as a public health professional beyond graduate or medical training; and be a citizen of the U.S. or its territories or have permanent residence status in the U.S. Applications, additional information and brief articles from previous fellows are available on APHA’s website. The application, a CV and three letters of recommendation are due to APHA by 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 4, 2019. Please forward this email to anyone you believe may be eligible and interested. For more information, please contact us at aphafellowship@apha.org or 202-777-2510.


PAPOR Student Paper Competition – The Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (PAPOR) announces the early opening of its annual Student Paper Competition. We welcome entries from students of any discipline that employs survey and opinion research, including political science, communications, psychology, sociology, and marketing. Eligible papers should focus on survey methods, public opinion, or market research and be authored by graduate or undergraduate students currently attending colleges and universities in PAPOR’s geographic region: California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, or Wyoming. Papers should not exceed 30 pages. 1st prize: Cash award of $250; Up to $250 in travel expenses to the PAPOR Annual Conference in San Francisco, December 5-6, 2019; PAPOR conference registration, recognition in the program; An opportunity to present the research at the conference; Honorary 1 year membership to PAPOR.
 2nd prize: PAPOR conference registration, recognition in the program; An opportunity to present the research at the conference; Honorary 1 year membership to PAPOR.
Students submit papers by email to studentpaper@papor.org. The entries will be judged by a panel of survey and public opinion researchers selected from PAPOR’s membership. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2019. Interested students can learn more about the student paper competition on the Resources tab at www.papor.org or by emailingstudentpaper@papor.org

Half-Day Dissertation Workshop with Prof. Michael Watts. September 18, 2-4:30pm. Doctoral students in the early stages of their dissertation research are invited to participate in a half-day “Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop,” to be led by Matrix Interim Director Michael Watts, Emeritus “Class of 1963” Professor of Geography and Development Studies at UC Berkeley. The workshop will be held on September 18, 2018 from 2-4:30pm. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to help graduate students from departments within the social science division to formulate realistic and rigorous dissertation proposals that are mindful of how their work pertains to a broader interdisciplinary field. During this half-day workshop, students will be introduced to funding opportunities, as well as how to conceptualize a dissertation topic and frame it to be competitive for both inter- and extramural fellowship support. We will workshop one of more proposals, depending on time, as a way of highlighting what makes for a robust and compelling application for research funding. The workshop is open only to post-MA students who are ideally in the process of working on a dissertation proposal or who are intending to meet Fall 2019 funding deadlines (from the Social Science Research Council, the NSF, and other research foundations and organizations). Participation is limited; applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. First Review of Applications: Friday, August 21, 2019LEARN MORE.

D-Lab is seeking to hire instructors and consultants. Visit the link below.

The fall D-lab intensives and short courses are starting in R, Python and much much more. Be sure to check their calendar by visiting the website, dlab.berkeley.edu. D-Lab offers training, individual consulting and data services for the UC Berkeley community – faculty to undergrads. 

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 thePopSciences 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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