Weekly News, February 13, 2023

The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued a request for comments in the Federal Register on initial proposals issued by the Interagency Technical Working Group on Race and Ethnicity Standards. Comments are due April 12th. PAA will submit organizational comments, but also encourages individual members to share their own views. In sum, the initial proposal endorses the creation of the Middle Eastern or North African category and a combined race-ethnicity question.

Our next Brown Bag Talk of the semester is this Wednesday, February 15th, at 12pm, with Tom Vogl, who will present, “Fertility and the Education of African Parents and Children.” Tom is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. The complete Spring 2023 Brown Bag Series is listed here. Video recordings of past presentations can be viewed at the Population Sciences at Berkeley YouTube Channel.

CEDA has extended the deadline for its pilot grant proposals to February 15th. If you are in doubt about the suitability of your proposed research area within the CEDA funding priorities, please email CEDA Director Will Dow, at wdow@berkeley.edu, to discuss. Funded proposals are generally in the range of $15,000- $30,000 direct costs, over one year. See attached for submission guidelines. 

See further announcements and opportunities below.


February 12 | 2-3:30pm | UC Berkeley Department of Sociology | Ming-Cheng M. Lo, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis, will present “Countering Populism through Emotive Transformation? Political Performances during Taiwan’s 2021 COVID Outbreak.” 402 Social Sciences Building, and Zoom, here. Meeting ID:  932 0877 5192. Passcode: 80434

February 15  | 12-1:10pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Tom Vogl, Associate Professor of Economics at UC San Diego, will present “Fertility and the Education of African Parents and Children.” Social Science Building, Seminar Room 310, Zoom Meeting ID: 960 6550 7453 Password: DEMOG_BB. Event details are here.

Celebrating Black History Month 2023: Hosted by the library, speakers will reflect on how the pandemic and other challenges have affected Black History Month celebrations, and what these changes mean for students, faculty, staff and local communities.

Social Science Matrix Events:

February 15, 4-5:30pm | Matrix Distinguished Lecture | Justice Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The topic of the lecture will be “Reimagining Globalization.” A former justice of the Supreme Court of California, Justice Cuéllar served two U.S. presidents at the White House and in federal agencies, and was a faculty member at Stanford University for two decades. Before serving on California’s highest court, Justice Cuéllar was the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, and director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. In this capacity, he oversaw programs on international security, governance and development, global health, cyber policy, migration, and climate change and food security. This will be a hybrid event: In-person, 820 Social Sciences Building, and via Zoom. REGISTER.

February 16th | 12-1:30pm | Matrix Distinguished Lecture | Economics and Geopolitics in US International Relations: China, Europe, and the Global South. The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have reshaped global geopolitics, trade, and security. How will these changes affect the relationships between the US and China, Europe, and the Global South? In this panel discussion, a group of distinguished scholars will answer these questions and address the possible implications for the global multilateral order established in the second half of the 20th century. The panel will feature Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; James Fearon, Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Political Science, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies; Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research of the International Monetary Fund (on leave from UC Berkeley, where he is the S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management in the Department of Economics and at the Haas School of Business); and Laura Tyson, Class of 1939 Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics at UC Berkeley. The panel will be moderated by John Zysman, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley and co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. Co-sponsored by the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy. The location for this event is TBD. REGISTER.


February 21  | 2pm | Citrin Center Presentation on AmeriSpeak Panel | How NORC’s AmeriSpeak Panel tackles the vexing problem of nonresponse. “Reaching the ‘Undercounted’ in Survey Research.”  Dan Costanzo, a director of research at NORC at the University of Chicago, will talk about NORC’s AmeriSpeak Panel. AmeriSpeak is a probability sample of US households recruited to take surveys for NORC.  Costanzo will talk about NORC’s novel approach to AmeriSpeak Panel recruitment, which includes sending field interviewers to the homes of non-responders. The result is a panel that delivers higher response rates and a more representative sample of US adults than mail and phone recruitment efforts alone provide.  AmeriSpeak is commercially available to academic, government, media, and other research clients. Costanzo will also talk about the Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS), a federally funded program through Northwestern University that enables academic researchers to use AmeriSpeak at no cost to them. Location: Matrix Conference Room, 8th Floor Social Sciences Building.


WT Grant Foundation Reducing Inequality. The Foundation’s focus on reducing inequality grew out of our view that research can do more than help us understand the problem of inequality—it can generate effective responses. To learn more about applying for a research grant on reducing inequality, please join us for an informational webinar on February 23, hosted by Senior Program Officer Jenny Irons. We will discuss the background and goals of the program, as well as provide an overview of eligibility details, required materials, and review criteria. Jenny will also field questions from attendees and share practical advice on how to prepare a competitive letter of inquiry. Thursday, Feb. 23, 12-1 pm ET. Register here.

Register now to attend this 30 March IUSSP Webinar on “Declining Mortality and Multi-Morbidity at Death.” Its aim is to draw attention to the role played by multi-morbidity in current epidemiological profiles and mortality dynamics. Learn more and register here.


Request for Information (RFI): Future Directions in Violence Against Women Research

Notice Number (NOT-NR-23-008). This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather public input on priority scientific directions in violence against women (VAW) research. This includes cisgender, transgender, and gender-diverse persons who identify as a woman or girl, as well as other individuals assigned female at birth but who may not identify as a woman or girl. Specifically, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), and the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) are soliciting comments from the public on scientific gaps and research opportunities to address longstanding and emergent factors that perpetuate VAW. This request solicits input on a broad range of topics to inform research directions to better understand and identify opportunities to address underlying causes that influence women’s exposure to violence and to identify approaches to address the health impacts and sequelae of VAW.  In this request, VAW is considered broadly to include but not be limited to: domestic or intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault and rape, dating violence and abuse, peer violence, physical and mental abuse, sexual coercion, stalking, homicide, and elder mistreatment. Response date: March 31, 2023. Read more here.

WT Grant Foundation Scholars Program  The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community. Awards are based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, as well as their plans to expand their expertise in new and significant ways. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand his or her expertise. The research plan should evolve in conjunction with the development of new expertise, and the mentoring plan should describe how the proposed mentors will support applicants in acquiring that expertise. Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in the Foundation’s focus areas. Due July 5, 2023. Further information. 

For Faculty:

PRB Research-to-Media Pitch Challenge: Improving Public Information About Maternal and Child Health Through Media Engagement. Through a series of virtual meetings and flexible, short assignments designed to respect the competing demands of academic life, the Research-to-Media Pitch Challenge (March-April 2023) will guide researchers through the foundational steps of positioning and pitching their work for media. We are inviting applications from researchers at Population Dynamics Research Centers funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Researchers planning to attend the PAA Conference in person are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline: February 24, 2023. More information available on PRB’s popresearchcenters.org website here

For Doctoral Students:

U.S. Policy Communication Training Program. The training program has two main components. The week-long workshop in Washington, D.C. in June 2023 focuses on the role of research on the policy process and techniques for effective communication of research findings to decisionmakers, media, and nontechnical audiences. During the 2023-2024 academic year, participants will apply the lessons learned during the workshop in their preparation of two policy communication materials (for example, policy briefs, blogs, or op-eds) based on their dissertations or related research topics. We are inviting applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents (Green Card holders) who are between their 3rd and 5th year of doctoral studies in demography, reproductive health, or population health. Application deadline: March 5, 2023. More information available on PRB’s website here. 

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan has announced a new cohort-based research employment opportunity for recent college graduates who wish to prepare for an advanced degree or career in social science research. The Junior Professional Researcher (JPR) program offers an opportunity for participants to gain skills and first-hand exposure to research at ISR. More information about the program is available on the ISR website. Candidates can apply directly through the U-M careers website by March 13, 2023

Research Continuity and Retention Supplements: Supporting early-career investigators during critical life events. An important part of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science is helping to keep promising researchers’ career paths on track when they are dealing with critical life events and responsibilities. Learn about the latest updates on the NIH Research Continuity and Retention Supplement program, which is designed to help early-career investigators during crucial life junctures like pregnancy, childbirth, adoption, serious illness, or family caregiving. Read the full blog post.

Seed Pilots for Aging Research Collaboration (SPARC): RCCN Pilot Grants to Promote Inter-NIA Center Collaborative Research. This mechanism provides funding to catalyze enduring collaborations for at least two collaborative pilot, planning or meeting grants of up to $65,000 supporting interdisciplinary research in cross cutting theme areas per year. The RCCN Pilot Award application process has been updated since our last RFA. Going forward, proposal topics can be related to any RCCN Workshop theme. In addition, there will be two set deadlines each year: April 1 and October 1. Proposals should address topics spanning the missions of multiple NIA Center programs. Relevant topics are exemplified by the themes of RCCN-sponsored workshops. Each project should involve at least two NIA-sponsored research centers. Further details are here.


Methods to Evaluate the Quality of Census and Sample Survey Data. In the era of evidence-based policy, the evidence is crucial. While there have been attempts to generate and gather evidence, relatively little attention has been paid to the quality of evidence. This field of enquiry remains under-researched in most developing countries. In research methodology courses, the discussion is largely confined to introduction to statistical techniques and tools and sources of data. There is hardly any discussion on the quality of data. Even training programmes and capacity building workshops do not pay attention to this issue. As a result, young researchers often do not consider it worthwhile to invest their time and efforts in examining data quality. The proposed workshop seeks to sensitize researchers, young faculty members, and data journalists to the possible sources of inaccuracies and errors in censuses, which form the bedrock of the official statistical system, and sample surveys. The methods to evaluate the quality of data will form the mainstay of the discussion. April 12, PAA Meetings, New Orleans. 9am-5pm ET. Read more

(If you have already registered and would like to attend a workshop, you can still add it to your registration. Log in, go to “My Events” and from there you can click “Add Sessions” and select any workshop you would like.)

Workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity, and Mortality Working Group. Submit an abstract to the Workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity, and Mortality Working Group, to be September 20-22, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. Deadline April 15. The theme is “Changing Conditions in a Changing World: Comparative Analysis of Health, Morbidity, and Mortality.” Read more and submit.

2023 Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Research & Policy Conference. The 2023 FCSM Research and Policy Conference, to be held on October 24-26, 2023, in Baltimore, MD, provides a forum for experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss and exchange current methodological knowledge and policy insights about topics of current and critical importance to federal agencies. FCSM Research and Policy Conference seeks abstracts that address advances in credible and accurate survey and statistical methodologies from both research and policy perspectives. Abstracts should be limited to 200 words and are due April 3. Read more and submit here.

With support from the National Institute of Aging, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging and Initiative in Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hosting The Advances in Social Genomics Conference Series (TAGC). The goal of this conference is to showcase scholarship that considers biodemographic factors across the life course that shape health and aging processes. The two-day conference will include a three-hour training workshop focused on the All of Us data and applications, a keynote presentation, and a set of paper presentations.  Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. There is no conference registration fee. Funding is available for travel and accommodations of selected papers. To be considered for this conference, please submit a complete paper, a working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) as a .pdf file here by March 15, 2023.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Dementia and Population Health Trends. MiCSDA’s TRENDS Network at the University of Michigan seeks manuscript proposals on the topic of dementia and population health trends. The Network is interested in research from a broad array of scientific disciplines including those within public health, the social sciences, and the clinical sciences. The authors will present the manuscripts at a one-day conference in Ann Arbor on May 12, 2023. We anticipate that the manuscripts will be published as part of a supplemental issue in a peer-reviewed journal. Several priority areas have been identified:

1. Leveraging of national health surveys (e.g., HRS, NHATS) or large-scale electronic health records/medical claims to understand trends in dementia or dementia care in the United States

2. International comparisons of dementia or dementia care trends

3. COVID-19 and dementia or dementia care trends

4. Interrelations between changing family demography and future care for older adults with dementia. 

A 2-3-page proposal should describe the rationale and aim(s) of the manuscript as well as data and methods to be used. If preliminary findings exist, they should be described. Please include the CVs of the authors along with the proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2023. Please submit proposals to Jana Deatrick at jlbruce@umich.edu. Questions about the call for proposals should be directed to Neil Mehta (nemehta@utmb.edu) or Lindsay Kobayashi (lkob@umich.edu).

The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) is now accepting applications for the Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM) for 2023. SIMRM is co-run by Affiliate Irene Bloemraad and Jennifer Van Hook of Penn State University. SIMRM will take place from June 7-15, 2023 at the UC Berkeley campus. SIMRM 2023 will focus on interviewing as a migration research methodology. The SIMRM is open to advanced graduate students, early-career researchers in government or not-for-profit research centers, post-docs, and beginning faculty within five years of their PhD or equivalent degree. Read the details of the call here; the deadline is March 1, 2023

The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) will be hosting its Fall conference on “Gender, Sexuality, and Health Across the Life Course: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Population Health and Health Equity.” Groups of individuals are invited to submit panels that will present original research or engage in innovative discussions that push the boundaries of population health science, practice, theory, methods, student training, or technological innovations (or a combination of these) around a significant issue related to population health. IAPHS is now accepting abstracts for individual and panel presentations for the Oct 2023 conference in Baltimore. Deadline is March 6, 2023. Learn more and apply here.

The Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA) at the University of Michigan is partnering with the Gateway to Global Aging Data (at USC) on a conference focusing on long-term care (LTC) policy and its impact on people and communities. The conference will be held November 7-8, 2023 in Washington, DC. Abstracts are due March 31, 2023. 


California Labor Lab Pilot Grant Opportunity: https://calaborlab.ucsf.edu/pilot-grants

This program’s objective is to support research that aims to understand or enhance worker health. Funding priorities include: responding to the mission of the California Labor Lab, research consistent with the NIOSH Total Worker Health® approach, having an emphasis on vulnerable populations, or focusing on the physical and mental health impact of non-traditional work arrangements. An important priority is to support young investigators or more senior investigators new to these areas. Research that addresses ways to work with affected workers more effectively or that concerns policy approaches to worker health and well-being is welcome.

Award size: $10,000-20,000

Project duration: 12 or 18 months

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible candidates include:
    • Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early investigators (within 5 years of first appointment), or
    • Later career candidates with a new focus in this area, or
    • Non-academics from non-profit and NGOs focused on labor and employment health and safety initiatives
  • Each applicant may submit only one proposal per funding cycle.
  • Students should be enrolled or affiliated with a US Institution (US citizenship not required).

Deadline March 1, 2023.

The California Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research (CPR3) recently issued a request for proposals for COVID-19 pandemic-related research within two priority topic areas. Grants will be $100K-$300K for 1-year. The two priority topic areas are: 

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents (including health and social determinants of health), and the role of intersecting social, structural, and economic factors at household and community levels
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, particularly among sub-populations at increased risk such as the elderly, children, people with pre-existing conditions, and communities with underlying social vulnerabilities

These awards are intended for individuals with Principal Investigator (PI) status at any University of California (UC) campus, and PIs must have a departmental mechanism to receive funding. PIs across research disciplines are welcome to apply, and collaboration with community and public health partners is encouraged. This is an open RFP for investigators from all UC campuses. Application details are available at: https://cpr3.ucsf.edu/funding-opportunities. Please email cpr3@ucsf.edu with any additional questions. Applications are due February 28, 2023, by 6pm PST.

Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is seeking evidence on policies and programs that improve access to nutritious food, nutrition security, and health outcomes. Up to $2.5 million is available for studies that focus on:

  • Federal nutrition-assistance programs;
  • Hunger-relief programs;
  • Community-powered food programs; and
  • Social and economic programs (nonfood policies).

Research can include strengthening existing programs, evaluating current policies, and testing new, innovative solutions that could have a real impact on improving nutrition equity and reducing disparities. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements. Apply by April 5, 2023. 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Climate Change and Human Health seed grant. The program aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who could change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Funding: Up to $50K. Deadline is April 12, 2023. 

The Mercury Project Call for Proposals.

The SSRC announces a new call for proposals for the Mercury Project. Proposals are invited to evaluate the causal impacts of online or offline interventions designed to increase demand for vaccinations consistent with national priorities, including childhood vaccines, HPV, polio, measles, and Covid-19 vaccinations, in low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Applicants are encouraged to consider the Mercury Project’s Research Framework in developing proposals. Preference will be given to projects that:

  1. evaluate the effects of interventions on behavioral outcomes, including vaccination uptake;
  2. evaluate interventions that are designed and delivered in collaboration with governmental, NGO, and/or corporate partners;
  3. have demonstrated potential to be cost-effective at scale;
  4. include researchers and research institutions located in the countries in which the study is being conducted.

Proposed projects may have a duration of up to 30 months. Proposals received after May 1, 2023 will not be reviewed. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to submit proposals earlier rather than later. Read more here.


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Improve Pre-Pregnancy Care and Enhance Healthy Birth Intervals (NOT-HD-23-003) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research on the processes that facilitate or hinder the achievement of healthy interbirth intervals and promote healthy birth outcomes. Because short interbirth intervals are associated with a range of risk factors and poor maternal and child health outcomes, reducing the proportion of pregnancies conceived within 18 months of a previous pregnancy is a Healthy People 2030 objective. These negative outcomes include a lack of preconception health care, delayed prenatal care, preeclampsia, prematurity, low birth weight, infant mortality, and maternal morbidity and mortality. Short interbirth intervals may also reduce the duration of breastfeeding; conversely, the continuation of breastfeeding can contribute to the lengthening of interbirth intervals. This NOSI is intended to encourage collaboration among researchers across the social, behavioral, biomedical, and public health sciences to elucidate understanding of the modifiable factors behind barriers to enhancing birth intervals. First available due date: June 05, 2023. Read the full NOSI here

Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional). This initiative will support intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities. The PAR is HERE. Due March 24, 2023; October 10, 2023.

NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute. August 7-11, 2023 in Bethesda, MD (in person). The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health/health disparities research scientists and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. Applications will only be accepted from individuals who meet NIH’s early-stage investigator (ESI) eligibility criteria. Apply by March 13, 2023, HERE.

NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 – Clinical Trial Optional)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-111.html. NIMHD invites applications to support short-term exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health and/or health disparities or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that can directly contribute to improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in the U.S. Applications are due June 16, October 16, 2023, see here.

Career Enhancement Award to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-107.html. This NIH Research Career Enhancement Award (K18) program invites applications from experienced investigators seeking to redirect or expand their research programs through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in the area of firearm mortality and injury prevention research, which is beyond and complementary to their current areas of expertise. The program will support research training and career development experiences and a small-scale research project that will provide experienced investigators with the scientific competencies required to conduct research relevant to firearm mortality and injury prevention research. Eligible candidates are independent investigators at any faculty rank or level. The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions. Due March 17, 2023.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Gender Measurement (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-OD-23-046).  The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research testing gender terminology (e.g., woman, man, nonbinary) for measuring current gender identity as part of the two-step method of data collection (sex assigned at birth and current gender identity).  Administrative supplements supported by this Notice of Special Interest will support research testing gender terminology (e.g., woman, man, nonbinary) for measuring current gender identity as part of the two-step method of data collection (sex assigned at birth and current gender identity). Supplements will support additional costs associated with incorporating, testing, validating, and/or refining a two-step method of gender ascertainment. Read the full Notice here.

Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-23-004.html. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. A distinguishing feature of an appropriate study is the need for rapid review and funding, substantially shorter than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle, for the research question to be addressed and swiftly implemented. The shortened time frame will be achieved by more frequent application due dates and expediting peer review, council concurrence and award issuance. The entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 4-6 months. Due February 27, 2023; April 3, 2023; June 1, 2023; August 1, 2023. 

Interested in research on casual pathways & mechanisms through which social connectedness & isolation are associated with healthy aging? See three funding opportunities on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness & Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, & Recovery. PAR-21-349 is an R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans. PAR-21-350 is an R01 where clinical trials are not allowed. PAR-21-352 is an R01 where clinical trials are required.

Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-022.html. This Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for NIH-defined New and Early Stage Investigators (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm) to pursue research programs that integrate engineering and the physical sciences with the life and/or biomedical sciences. A Trailblazer project may be exploratory, developmental, proof of concept, or high risk-high impact, and may be technology design-directed, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven. Importantly, applicants must propose research approaches for which there are minimal or no preliminary data. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-022.html. NIBIB, NIA, and NEI are participating. Due Feb 16, June 16, Oct 16, 2023.


Call for Papers for International Conference on Labour Migration and Sustainable Development in Asia. The South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM) at International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai announces its first International Conference on “Labour Migration and Sustainable Development in Asia: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward”. This conference is scheduled to be held during June 1-3, 2023 at IIPS, Mumbai. Call for papers open now. Deadline for abstract submission is February 13, 2023. Read more.

Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Submissions for a Special Issue. The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is seeking submissions for a Special Issue entitled “Population and Climate Change: The Defining Relationship of the 21st Century,” which will be guest edited by Roman Hoffmann, Liliana Andriano, Marion Borderon, Kathryn Grace, Tobias Rüttenauer and Erich Striessnig. This Special Issue will address the close reciprocal relationships between population and climate change and propose evidence-based policy solutions to building sustainable and resilient societies. Deadline March 31, 2023. Read more here.

Call for Papers: Advances in Life Course Research Special Issue on Young Adult Life Courses in the Global South.  This special issue uses a life course lens to study young adult work-family lives in low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2023. Read the full call here and here.



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