Population Science News

Weekly News – December 21, 2018

Not sure what to do next week with the relatives?  See a movie at BAM.

Wednesday January 23, 12-1 PM. “Decoding the Next Health Policy Agenda” with Drew Altman, PhD, founder of the Kaiser Family Foundation.  Byers Auditorium, UCSF Mission Bay Campus, 600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158.

Wednesday, January 23, 12-1:10 PM. Demography Brown Bag.  “The Sahel region of Africa is home to the fastest growing population in all of human history. This talk will be addressing the question: Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?” Prof. Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of the OASIS Initiative. 2232 Piedmont Ave.  Cookies and Refreshments served.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Collaborative Research Grants – For faculty and researchers ($25K) http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/grant_collaborative.html. The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) are pleased to announce a call for proposals to provide seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers with beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues. The primary objective of the program is to enable the establishment of new collaborative initiatives with the potential for creating permanent ties between UC campuses and Mexican institutions that will grow and continue with the support of other institutional and extramural funds. Therefore, proposals for expansion or continuation of ongoing projects, as well as dissemination of research results of earlier work through binational conferences and publications, will be considered a lower priority. Projects funded are expected to lead to development of major, long-term collaborations; significant advancement of scholarship in the natural sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer sciences, social sciences, or humanities; strengthening of academic and research capabilities of the participating UC and Mexican institutions, especially in Mexican regional universities and institutions outside of the traditional Mexican research centers; the development of innovative binational instruction or new courses or degree programs; and/or public service and education programs addressing critical issues in Mexico or in the United States. The program also favors projects that enhance institutional collaboration in terms of student training and researcher exchange. Grant recipients are expected to use the seed funds to undertake the preliminary research necessary to develop proposals for extramural funding. The application deadlines are February 25, 2019.

11th annual IPUMS Research Awards competition. We are looking for papers that use innovative approaches, comparative analyses, and multiple IPUMS datasets. In short, we are looking for papers that use the data to its full potential. We have two new categories this year with awards for published papers and graduate student papers in each category. 
*USA: Best paper using data from IPUMS USA and/or IPUMS CPS
*International: Best paper using data from IPUMS International and/or the North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP)
*Health Surveys: Best paper using data from IPUMS NHIS or IPUMS MEPS
*Spatial: Best paper using data from IPUMS NHGIS and/or IPUMS Terra
*Global Health: Best paper using data from IPUMS DHS and/or IPUMS PMA
*Time Use: Best paper using data from IPUMS Time Use
Deadline for submission is February 13, 2018. For more information on eligibility and the submission process, visit the IPUMS Research Awards page.

IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference, Ann Arbor (Michigan), United States, 27-29 June 2019. Deadline for submissions: 18 February 2019. We invite economists, demographers, economic demographers, sociologists, and researchers from other related disciplines to submit their research to the conference. The conference program will include a set of keynote speakers who have made influential contributions in these areas. Researchers are invited to submit a short AND an extended abstract (four-page minimum) or a draft paper to the IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality 2019 Conference. Submissions must include a description of the research objectives and intersections with the IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality themes, the data and research methods, some preliminary results, and the policy relevance of the research.  For more information, visit the IUSSP website at: https://iussp.org/en/iussp-population-poverty-and-inequality-research-conference.

APHA 2019 will take place in Philadelphia, Nov. 2-6. The theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” We encourage you to submit an abstract related to the theme, but abstracts covering any area of public health are welcome. You do not have to be an APHA member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author must become an individual member of APHA and must register for the Annual Meeting by the Advance Deadline. For more information, visit: https://apha.confex.com/apha/2019/cfp.cgi. Submission Deadlines: Feb. 19-23, 2019, depending on the group receiving your abstract.

NBER Cohort Studies: Call for Papers. The annual NBER Cohort Studies meeting will be held April 26-27, 2019 in Cambridge, MA. The workshop will bring together scholars with a common interest in the analyses of life course events in aging; the role of cumulative exposures in aging-related outcomes; and in understanding how the economic, institutional, and demographic context has changed for different cohorts and for different racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic groups within cohorts. The meeting is supported in part by an NIA conference grant so submissions consistent with NIA’s missions will receive higher priority. The program will be based both on invited papers and on paper submissions. We can pay for lodging and travel (coach), including international travel, for paper presenters. Unfortunately, we cannot accept papers from graduate students and do not have presentations by graduate students. If you wish to submit a paper for consideration please upload it through the link below by January 1. Late submissions will be accepted only if the committee has not yet gotten to work. For more information, visit http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=CSs19.

6th annual Wiki Workshop http://wikiworkshop.org/ will be hosted at The Web Conference 2019 (formerly known as WWW) in San Francisco, CA, on May 13 or 14, 2019 https://www2019.thewebconf.org/. The workshop provides an annual forum for researchers exploring all aspects of Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other Wikimedia projects to present their work. We’d love to have your contributions, so please take a look at the details in this call:http://wikiworkshop.org/2019/#call. Please note that January 31, 2019 is the submission deadline if you want your paper to appear in the (archival) conference proceedings, and March 14, 2019 is for all other, non-archival submissions. http://wikiworkshop.org/2019/#dates.  Following past year’s format, the workshop will include invited talks, a poster session, as well as offer an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss future research directions. We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in San Francisco in May! 

The 2nd Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods, to be held at Pennsylvania State University, from June 9 to 16. The co-organizers and principal faculty are Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University). The 8-day workshop will train up to 30 graduate students, researchers and beginning faculty in best-practices and in methodologies particularly relevant to the study of immigration and migration populations. The program will focus on: (1) ethics and best practices for mixed methods research design; (2) estimating causal relationships in research on immigrants and immigration policy; and (3) the use of administrative and linked, longitudinal data sources to study change over time and across generations. The institute’s last day will also include sessions on how to increase the impact of research by translating findings for policy discussions and the public. There are ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers. The deadline for application is February 18, 2019. For more information, click on the following links:Application detailsApplication portalAnnouncement Russell Sage FoundationWebsite First Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods

The Fifth Annual Berkeley Formal Demography Workshop – Special Emphasis Topic: Migration, to be held Monday-Friday, June 3-7, 2019 at the University of California campus.  Join us for an educational program designed to train the next generation of population researchers in the methods in formal demography. This week-long program, with funding by NICHD R25HD083136 at Berkeley consists of three days of hands-on training followed by two days of research presentations by invited faculty.  The workshop is targeted to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors and other early career researchers.  We are particularly interested in supporting underrepresented minorities.  Those studying aspects of migration, health disparities, economics, sociology and/or public health will particularly benefit, but those with other interests should also apply.  Financial Support: Trainees’ expenses for materials, lodging and meals will be covered.  Need-based support for travel is available.  We regret that we cannot cover travel from outside the United States. DEADLINE:  March 1, 2019. Application materials and more information about the program and formal demography can be found on the Workshop website:  http://www.populationsciences.berkeley.edu/population-center/programs/formal-demography.  For more information, contact Dr. Leora Lawton, Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center, at Popcenter@demog.berkeley.edu, or 510-643-1270.   

The 3rd Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics during June 9 – June 21, 2019 sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. The purpose of the two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The co-organizers and principal faculty of the Summer Institute are Daniel Benjamin (University of Southern California), David Cesarini (NYU), and Patrick Turley (Harvard-MIT Broad Institute), who will be in attendance for the full program. Visiting faculty include Silvia Barcellos (University of Southern California), Jonathan Beauchamp (University of Toronto), Dalton Conley (NYU), Tõnu Esko (University of Tartu and Harvard-MIT Broad Institute), Kathryn Paige Harden (University of Texas-Austin), Matt Keller (University of Colorado Boulder), James Lee (University of Minnesota), Philipp Koellinger (Vrije University University Amsterdam), Michelle Meyer (Geisinger Health System), and Aysu Okbay (Vrije University Amsterdam). The workshop will be held at the Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara, California.  More information and application instructions are available at: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes#genomics

The Census Bureau released a new set of standards and methods for disclosure control in public use data products. https://assets.ipums.org/_files/mpc/MPC-Working-Paper-2018-6.pdf.

Public Speaking for Graduate Students, Fridays, February 1 & 8, 2019 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Application Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5 pm. Lura Dolas conducts a two-part workshop designed to teach graduate students techniques to help them deliver job talks and professional presentations clearly, confidently, and persuasively. For more information, visit: http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/programs/public-speaking-grad-students

The General Social Survey (GSS) 
is announcing its module competition for proposals to add items to the 2020 GSS. The submission deadline is January 30th. Details can be found at http://gss.norc.org/Documents/other/GSS%20Call%20for%20Proposals%202020.pdf

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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