Weekly News, February 26, 2024

Be sure to join us Wednesday, February 2812pm, for our next BrownBag Talk of the semester with Emilio Zagheni, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The title of Dr. Zagheni’s talk is “Global Improvements in the Representation of Women in Science Have Stalled.” Emilio will present remotely, but we will gather, as usual, in 310 Social Sciences. Event details are here. See our Events Calendar for our spring semester schedule.

We’re now accepting applications to attend our 10th Annual Berkeley Workshop on Formal Demography, to be held Jun 3-7, 2024. This year’s workshop will cover classic topics in formal demography including the analysis of fertility and mortality as well as population dynamics. In addition, this year’s special emphasis topic will be on the demography of immigration, which encompasses the influence of migration on population growth and age-structure as well as the fertility and mortality of immigrant populations. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted applicants. This workshop is made possible with funding from the NICHD (R25HD083136). The deadline to apply is March 8, 2024Learn more and apply.

PAA Leadership Nominations may now be made, via this form. The positions available for nomination are:

  • President-Elect
    Three year term, serve as program co-chair for PAA 2026, then lead PAA as President and Past President.
  • Vice President-Elect
    Two-year term, serve as program co-chair for PAA 2026, assist in leadership with PAA President.
  • Member, Board of Directors
    Three year term, serve on PAA leadership body.
  • Member, Publications Committee
    Three year term, works with two other members to oversee Demography and other PAA publications.
  • Member, Nominating Committee
    One year term, works with two other elected members to propose a slate of candidates for the 2025 election.

The NIA Aging Centers Winter 2024 Newsletter is now available; it includes upcoming events, new publications, etc.  

See further announcements and opportunities below. 


February 27  | 12:40pm | UC Berkeley Health Policy Colloquium Series | Manisha Shah, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy. Berkeley Way West Building, 1st Floor, Room 1102. Event details are here

February 28  | 12-1:05pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Emilio Zagheni, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The title of Dr. Zagheni’s talk is “Global Improvements in the Representation of Women in Science Have Stalled.” Event details are here

Zoom ID: 985 2901 0198

Passcode DEMOG_BB


Research Centers Collaborative Network of the NIA announces a new webinar series, “A Guide to Applying for NIA K Career Development Awards.” The first, “Career Development Awards at the NIA/NIH,” is March 22, 2024, from 2-3pm EST. Learn about the entire series and register here.

Systems Science/Data Science Training to Advance Community Health Research. The application for the Modelers and Storytellers: Transdisciplinary Training to Advance Community Health Intervention Research is now open. This is a no-cost, two-week virtual training to prepare predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and early career researchers to apply systems and/or data science methods to community-engaged health disparities research. The priority deadline for applications is Monday, March 11, 2024 at 11:59 pm PTLearn more and apply. 

Advance your career and the future of dementia research. The Alzheimer’s Association® Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute (AA-ISRI) is an immersive, no-cost opportunity for early career researchers in psychosocial care and public health to further their knowledge of dementia science and accelerate breakthroughs in the field. Join us in Chicago, USA, August 19-23, 2024, where experts will offer diverse perspectives on groundbreaking research through group sessions and individual mentoring. Applications are due March 11, 2024. Twenty-four applicants will be selected for this exclusive experience. Attend AA-ISRI to:

  • Gain knowledge of basic clinical and biological aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Hone essential research skills and learn about emerging research designs and analytical methods.
  • Make connections with leaders and peers in the field.
  • Develop a research proposal for Association and NIH funding.

Psychosocial and public health postdoctoral students and early career researchers are eligible to attend, and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Submit your application here.

REMINDERWriting About Population Research for Non-scientists. Have you ever wondered how to get your research into the hands of policymakers, or wished your findings were known by a wider audience? PRB and APC are organizing a webinar to highlight ways to expand the reach of your research by distilling your findings into messages and formats tailored for nontechnical audiences, including policymakers and the media. Panelists from Syracuse University and PRB will describe how to write an effective research brief, common pitfalls in writing for nontechnical audiences, and using social media to communicate about your research.

Date: March 7, 2024 (2:00-3:00 PM ET)

Moderator: Diana Elliott, Vice President, U.S. Programs, PRB


  • Shannon Monnat, Director, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
  • Beth Jarosz, Senior Program Director, U.S. Programs, PRB
  • Paola Scommegna, Senior Writer, U.S. Programs, PRB
  • Mark Mather, Associate Vice President, U.S. Programs, PRB

Support for this event is provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Register here.

From the NIA-funded Clin-STAR Coordinating Centera national platform for transdisciplinary clinician-scientists focusing on aging research:

Clin-STAR Health Equity Research Scholars Program

  • Program for up to eight early-career, clinician-scientists across disciplines who are interested in health-equity focused research, leadership and mentorship.
  • The program includes virtual seminars and participation at the Clin-STAR Annual Meeting November 19-21, 2024.
  • Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.
  • See RFA for details.   

Clin-STAR Aging Research Development and Training Awards

  • Redesigned award with a greater emphasis on research career development and training.
  • Three grants will be awarded in 2024 (up to $50,000 in direct cost/up to 8% for indirect cost).
  • A mentor with aging research expertise is required. Clin-STAR can assist with mentor matches if needed.
  • Deadline Letter of intent: May 1, 2024.
  • An informational overview of RFA with Q&A, March 14, 2024, 12:00-12:45pm ET – Register here.
  • See RFA for more details.

Other initiatives that may be of interest include:


A couple of weeks ago I posted a list of Active PDB awards. This week I post a list of other active funding announcements. If you’d like support in submitting a grant in any capacity, do not hesitate to reach out to me, Michelle Poulin. [Notice of Special Interest = NOSI.] 

PAR-23-166 – Native American Research Centers for Health [NARCH] https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-166.html

NOT-OD-23-039 – NOSI: Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention Research  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-039.html

NOT-OD-22-167 – NOSI: Research on Addressing Violence to Improve Health Outcomes https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-167.html

NOT-HD-21-026 – NOSI: Research on the Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic and Risks for Abuse and Injury Among Vulnerable Children and Youth https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-21-026.html

PAR-24-059 – Understanding the Impact of Healthcare System and Clinician Factors on Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-059.html

NOT-HD-22-043 – NOSI: Implementation Science to Advance Maternal Health and Maternal Health Equity for the IMPROVE initiative https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-22-043.html

NOT-GM-22-005 – NOSI: Administrative Supplements for Research on Women’s Health in the IDeA States https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-22-005.html

NOT-HD-23-021 – NOSI: The Road to Prevention of Stillbirth https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-021.html

NOT-MD-22-012 – NOSI: Research on the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority [SGM] Populations https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MD-22-012.html

PAR-23-122 – Research with Activities Related to Diversity [ReWARD] https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-122.htmlhttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-024.html

PA-23-189 – Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-23-189.html

PA-21-345 – Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-345.html

NOT-HD-22-003 – NOSI – Administrative Supplements for Research of Emerging and Existing Issues of COVID-19 Related to the Health and Well-Being of Women, Children and Individuals with Physical and/or Intellectual Disabilities https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-22-003.html

NOT-HD-22-002 – NOSI – Emerging and Existing Issues of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Research Related to the Health and Well-Being of Women, Children and Individuals with Physical and/or Intellectual Disabilities https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-22-002.html

NOT-MH-21-330 – NOSI: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-21-330.html

NOT-HD-21-026 – NOSI: Research on the Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic and Risks for Abuse and Injury Among Vulnerable Children and Youth https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-21-026.html

NOT-HD-21-026 – NOSI: Research on the Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic and Risks for Abuse and Injury Among Vulnerable Children and Youth https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-21-026.html

PAR-23-309 – Health and Health Care Disparities Among Persons Living with Disabilities https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-309.html

NOT-OD-24-038 – Health Influences of Gender as a Social and Structural Variable https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-24-038.html

PAR-23-318 – Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-318.html

PAR-24-073 – Career Enhancement Award to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-24-073.html

NOT-OD-24-026 – NOSI: Advance Data Science Approaches Through Secondary Data Analysis to Reveal Scientific Insights of COVID-19 Testing Technologies https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-24-026.html


The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences calls for articles on “Climate Hazards and their Social, Political, and Economic Consequences.” 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 April 2, 2024. Read the full call here.

Understanding Marriage in the Twenty-First Century,” a special issue of Social Sciences  (ISSN 2076-0760). Deadline for proposal submissions: April 15, 2024In many countries, including virtually all OECD countries, marriage rates have declined over the past few decades. For example, in Portugal, the Netherlands, and Japan, the number of marriages per 1000 individuals fell from about 10 in 1970 to three, four, and five, respectively, in 2019. Yet, marital decline is not the only story to tell about the current state of marriage. In fact, despite recent trends, millions of people continue to get married each year. And many others tell researchers that they want to get married someday. While marriage may never again be as popular as it was at its peak in the mid-twentieth century, the institution has not exactly become obsolete. Instead, marriage remains a way of life, albeit one of many, for people around the world.

This Special Issue seeks contributions from social scientists who are interested in understanding what marriage means today, how it operates, what difference being married makes in family and personal lives, and why the institution still appeals to so many people at a time when marriages are becoming less common and alternatives to marriage are proliferating. Contributors are encouraged to submit original research, reviews of the literature, and theoretical papers. We especially welcome work that challenges or complicates declinist narratives about the state of marriage in the twenty-first century. Please submit your proposals and any questions to Prof. Dr. Chris Wienke (cwienke@siu.eduby April 15, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 1, 2024. Final papers are due on August 15, 2024 for peer review. Proposals should be one page in length and include a title, an abstract explaining its relevance to the Special Issue topic, a description of the population, and the methods used (if applicable). Also include author names and affiliations.

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