Weekly News August 22, 2022

As we start our Fall semester, we have the following announcements:

First, be sure to join us for our first Demography Brown Bag Colloquium of the 2022-2023 calendar year, with Dr. Noli Brazil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis. Topic is to be determined, but do join us, especially as Noli will be presenting in person in our new Seminar Room, 310 Social Sciences Building. Zoom is also available

Starting January 25, 2023, the NIH will implement a new Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMS Plan; NOT-OD-22-189). The goal of this policy is to get investigators to think about and prepare for data management and sharing as early as possible in their research projects. For some scientific communities, data sharing is already standard and things will largely be business as usual. For others, this policy may require some rather large adjustments, requiring a learning curve. The central tenets of the DMS Policy are: (1) that investigators and institutions prospectively plan for how they will manage and appropriately share data by developing a DMS Plan, and (2) that they follow-through with this DMS Plan. Additional resources and guidance are posted here and here. And the full policy: NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy.

The PAA Call for Papers submission system is now open, the deadline to apply is October 2, 2023. This year’s conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 12-15, 2023. Read more about the Call for Papers and important dates. 

Extended Grants.gov downtime will affect NIH September 22-30 due dates. To mitigate these effects, the NIH due dates that fall on or between Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 30, 2022 will move to October 3, 2022, with some caveats and considerations. See the NIH Extramural Nexus Announcement for more information. Also see NOT-OD-22-190 for adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates Between September 22 and September 30, 2022.

See further announcements and opportunities below. Wishing you all a very good rest of your summers.

All the best,



Call for Abstracts: EAPS Working Group on Register-Based Fertility Research — Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany. Date of Event: December 15-16, 2022. Register and other administrative data are core data sources of demographic and sociological research on contemporary fertility. Currently, the use of register data for the purposes of fertility research remains largely focused on the Nordic countries, but these data are becoming increasingly accessible to researchers across other European countries and beyond. The working group aims at supporting this momentum of change, that is facilitating the use of existing and emerging register data sources for the purpose of studying fertility. Thereby the working group aims at contributing to high-quality and up-to-date research on contemporary fertility trends and patterns. 

If you are interested in participating in the meeting, please send an abstract of 200 words of your proposed talk to nisen@demogr.mpg.de, by August 21, 2022. This will be an in-person meeting with an option for hybrid participation. Limited financial support is available to encourage in-person participation across countries. Please indicate the request for such support when sending an abstract. See attached PDF. 

Webinar, August 18th, 1-2pm, ET. The NIA K22 Career Transition Award: Beyond the K99. Learn about the NIA awards that enable postdoctoral researchers to transition to faculty positions – the NIA-specific K22 and the K99. NIA training staff will provide tips on choosing the right award and crafting your application. Register for the webinar.

Webinar Recording: Did you miss our recent webinar with the Gerontological Society of America? The recording and webinar slides are now available. The webinar provided an overview of NIA awards for graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty. Access the recording and slides.

Participate in the IAPHS 2022 Workshops. Workshops are being offered onsite at the 2022 IAPHS Conference, “Interdisciplinary Approaches for Advancing Population and Health Equity,” and virtually, following the conference. The dates are September 20-23, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN. View full list of available workshops

NIH, NIA, and BSR-Sponsored Workshops

Structural Racism and Rigorous Models of Social Inequity Hybrid Workshop. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine (NASEM) held the workshop on May 16-17, 2022. Experts addressed the sources and mechanisms through which structural racism operates. A report is forthcoming. The video recording, agenda, and other details can be found here 

Gaps and Opportunities for Real World Data. On May 4, 2022, NIA convened an exploratory workshop to learn what gaps exist in current real-world data (RWD) infrastructure and what opportunities lie in expanding availability of RWD sources for aging and AD/ADRD research. A report is forthcoming. Details on the workshop can be found here.   

Workshop on Behavioral Economics: Exploring Applications and Research Methods. The NASEM Committee on Future Directions for Applying Behavioral Economics to Policy  held a public workshop on July 18-19, 2022, examining strategies for applying behavioral economics in a wide range of domains. The video recording, agenda, and other details can be found here.    

Mechanisms for Organizational Behavior Change to Address the Needs of People Living with AD/ADRD. The NASEM Board on Health Care Services held a meeting on May 23-24, 2022, to discuss possible health outcomes and care processes that may be explored as highly responsive to hospital organizational behavioral changes to improve care. The video recording and meeting materials can be found here.  

Seminar on Consequences of Climate Change for Health at Older Ages. NASEM held the seminar on May 9, 2022. Researchers discussed the potential health consequences of climate change on older Americans, identified mechanisms through which climate change affects health, and examined the role of socioeconomic status and societal disadvantage on coping with these changes. The video recording of the workshop can be found here.


Policies to Build and Sustain Economic Security and Wealth for Families and Communities of Color. 2022 P4A Call for Proposals. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to building a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being. Racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths have brought to the forefront well-documented and longstanding inequities in family and community wealth and opportunity. Upending centuries of policy decisions that perpetuated racism will require significant transformation to elevate the voices of communities historically excluded from decision-making. RWJF funds research that can move policy toward the goals of dismantling structural racism and promoting health equity. In 2015, RWJF launched the Policies for Action (P4A) research program to support public and private-sector policy research that builds understanding on how economic, social, and health policies advance health and racial equity.

Any systematic approach to eliminating the racial wealth gap requires transformative policies focused on bolstering long-term family and community income streams and building and sustaining generational family and community wealth in Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other communities of color. The goal of this P4A call for proposals is to build the evidence base investigating how national, state, local, or private-sector policies and practices can reduce growing levels of racial inequality in wealth, and significantly improve the financial wellbeing and economic security of families and communities that have been systematically subject to disinvestment, and therefore are unable to enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be healthy. Application Deadline: September 7, 2022. Read more here.

Request for Inter-NIA Center Pilot Proposals on Aging, Race and Health Disparities. The Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) is seeking to fund at least two pilot or developmental projects of up to $50,000 each that involve multiple NIA-sponsored research centers to foster new research as it relates to Aging, Race and Health Disparities. Applications are due October 17, 2022. Read the RFA here

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, we will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 – $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 30, 2023. A review will be conducted quarterly. After each quarterly review, we will support, decline, or send proposals back to applicants for revision, but may hold some proposals over for a future review. Recommended revisions may include suggestions that separate groups of applicants submitting similar proposals work together to develop a single proposal or that applicants consider becoming involved in efforts aligned with work funded in earlier quarters. Read more and apply.


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations. This Notice is a reissue of and supersedes NOT-MD-19-001 – Notice of Special Interest in Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations which calls for research on the health of sexual and gender minority populations. SGM populations include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer, and/or intersex. Individuals with same-sex or -gender attractions or behaviors and those with a difference in sex development are also included. These populations also encompass those who do not self-identify with one of these terms but whose sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or reproductive development is characterized by non-binary constructs of sexual orientation, gender, and/or sex.  Read the full announcement: 


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Addressing Violence to Improve Health Outcomes (NOT-OD-22-167). The purpose of this Notice is to highlight interest in addressing the role of violence in health outcomes and integrating violence-related screening and interventions into health care settings. This Notice is to encourage intervention research focused on addressing exposure to violence – including but not limited to child maltreatment, intimate partner violence/teen dating violence, elder mistreatment, peer violence/bullying, and community violence – to improve individual-level health processes and outcomes. First available due date is September 7, 2022, and the expiration date is October 5, 2025. Read the full announcement.

Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH Population Development Branch. Deadline: January 7, 2023. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the archiving and documentation of existing data sets within the scientific mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in order to enable secondary analysis of these data by the scientific community. The highest priority is to archive original data collected with NICHD funding. Learn more here.


The NIA’s Division for Behavioral and Social Research has recently published or joined the following new Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements (PARs), and Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs):

  • RFA-AG-23-022 and RFA-AG-23-023: Measures and Methods for Research on Family Caregivers for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias invites R01 and R21 applications for the development of methods and measures for capturing expanded definitions of “family” and related concepts relevant to informal caregiving for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD), and for the implementation of these measures in new and existing studies.
    • NIA intends to commit $3,960,000 in fiscal year 2023 to fund up to 6 awards.
    • Applications are due October 20, 2022, with letters of intent due September 20, 2022.
    • Contact Dr. Amelia Karraker with questions.
    • For more information, here is the link to the FAQs.
  • RFA-AG-23-024: Policy and AD/ADRD Healthcare Disparities: Access, Utilization, and Quality invites R01 applications to address variations (e.g., geographic, temporal) in social and health care policies to employ experimental, quasi-experimental, or other innovative approaches to uncover mechanisms driving disparities in care (i.e., access, utilization, and quality) for persons living with AD/ADRD.
    • NIA intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2023 to fund 5-6 awards. 
    • Applications are due October 20, 2022, with letters of intent due September 20, 2022.
    • Contact Dr. Elena Fazio with questions. 
    • For more information, here is the link to the FAQs.
  • RFA-AG-23-025: Alzheimer’s-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD/ADRD RCMAR) invites P30 applications from institutions proposing to develop, or renew, a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) that focuses on behavioral and social science research in a key area related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD).   

o   NIA intends to commit $6.4 million in FY2023 to fund 7-9 awards. 

o   Applications are due October 21, 2022, with letters of intent due September 21, 2022.  

o   Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions. 

  • RFA-AG-23-026: Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) invites P30 applications from institutions proposing to develop, or renew, a Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) that focuses on behavioral and social science research in a key area related to aging and/or to health disparities in older adults.   

o   NIA intends to commit $4 million in FY2023 to fund 5-8 awards. 

o   Applications are due October 21, 2022, with letters of intent due September 21, 2022.  

o   Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions. 

  • RFA-AG-23-027:  Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Coordinating Center invites U24 applications that are proposing to develop and maintain a coordinating center (CC) for the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) program.
    • NIA intends to commit $800,000 in FY2023 to fund one award. 
    • Applications are due October 21, 2022, with letters of intent due September 21, 2022.  
    • Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions. 
  • NOT-AG-22-025: Alzheimer’s-Focused Administrative Supplements for NIH Grants that are Not Focused on Alzheimer’s Disease requests applications to expand existing awards not currently focused on AD/ADRD to allow the research to develop such a focus.
    • Applications are due October 1, 2022.
    • Contact Dr. Rene Etcheberrigaray with questions and alert your BSR program officer if you plan to apply.
  • RFA-AG-23-020: Building Infrastructure for Precision Medicine Research on Minority Health and Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) promotes collaborative research programs to support the development of research infrastructure (e.g., tools, surveys, biospecimens, data, etc.) for precision medicine approaches for minority health and health disparities in AD/ADRD.
    • NIA intends to commit $2.8 million in fiscal year 2023 to fund five awards.
    • Applications are due October 22, 2022.
    • Contact Dr. Janine Simmons with questions.
  • PAR-22-214: Geroscience Course funding opportunity solicits applications that propose to integrate education in basic, applied, translational, behavioral, and clinical geroscience research and supports short-term education programs, such as intensive summer institutes, seminar series, online courses, and advanced workshops on methodology.
    • Applications are due October 21, 2022.
  • NOT-OD-22-166: Research on the Health of Bisexual and Bisexual + People solicits research, research training, and research career development on the health and well-being of people who identify as bisexual or bisexual+.
    • The first available due date is September 25, 2022.
    • Contact Dr. Melissa Gerald with questions.  


“New Horizons in Ageism Research:  Innovation in Study Design, Methodology, and Applications to Research, Policy, and Practice.” Journal of Applied Gerontology. Deadline: August 31st. Learn more and submit here.


National Couples’ Health and Time Study Data Publicly Available. The National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT; N = 3,642 main respondents and N = 1,515 partner/spouses) is the first population-based study of couples that contains large representative samples of individuals who are racial and ethnic diverse and sexual and gender diverse. NCHAT main respondent survey data, funded by NICHD, is now publicly available from the Data Sharing for Demographic Research at ICPSR. Users can also apply to use the restricted data, for free, through DSDR on a virtual data enclave. There is a free virtual training workshop on August 18th, registration details can be found here. Users can learn more about the data in this working paper. NCHAT was collected during the COVID-19 pandemic and included adults in the US who ranged in age from 20-60 years old, who were married or cohabiting, and who were able to read English or Spanish. NCHAT includes dyadic survey, time diary, experience sampling methods, and geospatial data. NCHAT is uniquely suited to address COVID, stress, family functioning, and physical and mental health and includes an abundance of contextual and acute measures of race and racism, sexism, and cis-heterosexism. NCHAT includes a full household roster and marital and cohabitation histories. The gender neutral surveys are available in English and Spanish on the NCHAT website.

Call for Membership: IAPHS. Consider joining the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). IAPHS is a professional organization committed to scientific innovation and discovery to improve the health of populations and reduce health disparities. Throughout these difficult times, we recognize the suffering of communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragedies of racial injustice. IAPHS membership enables the population health community to discuss these pressing issues, share knowledge, and inform action by leveraging knowledge and expertise across scientific disciplines, which individual disciplines alone cannot. From our Pop Health Tackles COVID resources web page to webinars discussing dilemmas and opportunities for promoting population health in the time of COVID and racial strife, IAPHS stands committed to helping navigate this shared journey with all our members. See attached PDF. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sue Bevan, Administrative Director of IAPHS (sbevan@IAPHS.org) or Sung Park (sung.s.park@princeton.edu).

IAPHS Student Summer Writing and Networking Group Session. This four-week program has been developed to provide students with the opportunity to network, learn about IAPHS, and co-work on their independent projects. In addition to providing a space for accountability in advancing independent work in the summer, students will have the opportunity to connect with other IAPHS leaders. Calling all graduate students or trainees in population health sciences. You do not have to be an IAPHS member to participate. Though we hope you consider joining this great network after learning more in the program. August 22th to September 13th, 2022. Exact timing for the program will be suggested later to maximize opportunities for participation. Deadline to apply is August 17, 2022. Learn more and apply here.

Request for Pilot Proposals, Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America. The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD), funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have the potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by multiple (e.g., state and local) contexts simultaneously. RESEARCH FOCUS: Health and mortality among middle-aged and older adults differ markedly across geographic areas of the United States. Pilot projects funded by the NLCHDD in recent years have examined why these outcomes differ across state contexts or across local contexts. This year the NLCHDD seeks proposals that will examine how multiple contexts jointly shape health and mortality of midlife and older adults. Examining multiple contexts is essential because it (1) reflects the reality that people are embedded in multiple contexts, each having independent or synergistic effects on adult health and mortality, (2) can identify appropriately targeted strategies and interventions. Proposals might examine, for example, how state policy contexts affect adult health in rural versus urban counties; or how the relative importance of different contexts on health changes across the life course and differ by gender, race/ethnicity, and SES. The NLCHDD is seeking proposals that will advance science in this important area and to lead to fundable grants. Given the complexity of this year’s research focus, and the likely need for collaboration, the funding for this year’s pilot proposals is greater than previous years. Submit proposals as a single PDF file by Friday, October 14th to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@syr.edu. For further information, instructions, and to apply:  https://gero.usc.edu/nlchdd/pilot-projects/



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