Weekly News February 9, 2022

We have extended our deadline for CEDA pilot grants to February 15th. Funded projects will begin in August, and will receive direct costs generally in the range of $15,000- $30,000 per year. See further details and how to apply HERE.

On the NIH front: Do you have questions about funding opportunities, developing an application, or managing a grant award? Unsure to whom you should reach out for help? Check out the NIH ‘All About Grants’ podcast to get a refresher on the ins and outs of what to do when seeking assistance from NIH extramural staff. https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2022/02/07/all-about-grants-podcast-how-to-find-help/. Or, ask Leora or me.

Finally, we remind you that if you are presenting at this year’s PAA, you must register by February 15th for your name to appear on the program.

All the best,



All events are Pacific Time unless otherwise indicated.

February 9 | 12-1pm | Demography Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont Ave., or via Zoom | Berkeley Population Center Brown Bag | Joshua Goldstein and Ron Lee will present “Life Expectancy Reversals in Low Mortality Populations.” This will be a hybrid event; you may attend in person in the Demography Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont Avenue, or via Zoom. Eating or drinking during the talk will not be permitted. Zoom Meeting ID: 917 3719 4316 Password: DEMOG_BB. Event detail

February 9 | 4:10-5:30pm | 648 Evans | Economics Departmental Seminar | “Suppliers and Demanders of Flexibility: The Demographics of Gig Work,” presented by Judy Chevalier, Yale University, (joint with M.Keith Chen, Peter Rossi, and Lindsey Currier). Zoom link. Meeting ID: 957 6578 9837 Passcode: 782261. A copy of this paper is included as an attachment. 

February 10 | 2:10-3:30pm | 648 Evans | Labor Economics Seminar | “Legal Representation in Disability Claims,” by Hillary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley. Event details.

February 10 | 4-5pm | Zoom | Panel Discussion | “On Trains: To All Migrants, Past, Present, and Future.”  A live podcast recording about trains, undocumented/unauthorized migration, and settler-colonialism. Radical Kinship Series: Scholars and Artists on Undocumented and Unauthorized MigrationEvent details

February 11 | 12:10-1pm | 648 Evans | Labor Lunch Seminar: “The Effects of Legal Representation on Tenant Outcomes in Housing Court: Evidence from New York City’s Universal Access Program” by Janet Currie, Princeton University. More info HERE.

February 11 | 11am-12pm | Zoom | Workshop | SURF Research Proposal Workshops for Social Science Projects. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) provides eligible undergraduate researchers with stipends of $5,000 to conduct research during the summer months. Event detail.


February 10, 12-1:15pm EST. Social Demography Seminar Series, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Shannon M. Monnat, Associate Professor of Sociology; Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion & Lerner Center Director; and the Co-Director of Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab, Syracuse University. Dr. Monnat will present “Rural Population Health in the Context of Drug Overdoses, COVID-19, and Longer-Term Mortality Trends.” Please REGISTER.

February 10, 3:30-5:00pm EST. Duke University’s Population Research Institute will host Maria G. Rendon, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, UC Irvine. Dr. Rendon will “Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second-Generation Latinos.” Read the abstract and obtain zoom info HERE.

February 10, 4:30-5:30pm. The University of Washington Data Science Seminar will host Xiaojiang Li, Assistant Professor of Geography & Urban Studies at Temple University, who will present “Understanding the Streetscape and Human Well-Being through Spatial Data Science.” Event detail and zoom link.

February 11, 12:30-1:30pm. Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, University of Washington Seminar Series. Emory University Associate Professor Ali Sewell will present, “All it Takes is One Block: The Legacy of Redlining in Lethally Surveilled Neighborhoods.” Register HERE.


February 24. Virtual Workshop: Learn How to Report Your NIH-funded Publications Using My Bibliography. If you’ve successfully received a grant from the NIH, you will now have to create and send in annual and final reports (RPPRs) on your progress.  Learn how to report your NIH-funded publications using My Bibliography workshop hosted by NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on February 24 for tips and tricks on using NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities. Learn more.

March 17-24, Thursdays. The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) and the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center will host a virtual workshop, Using the Census and American Community Survey in Undergraduate Courses. Workshop participants should come prepared to develop one or more class modules to enrich a course they already teach. During the workshop, virtual participants will be introduced to the resources of SSDAN and work with SSDAN staff to develop easy-to-use classroom exercises specific to their own courses. Application deadline is February 21Learn more

June 2- July 22. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The Population Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and with funding from the National Science Foundation, is pleased to announce the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The REU program offers talented undergraduates the opportunity for classroom training and hands-on research experience during an 8-week session on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Application is due February 28. More information about the program and the applicationprocess is HERE.

June 12-15. Michigan Integrative Well-Being and Inequality (MIWI) Training Program. Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan. The MIWI Training Program is a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary methods training program that prepares participating scholars to investigate the intersection of mental and physical health, with an emphasis on how this intersection relates to health disparities. The training encompasses conceptual frameworks, study designs, data collection needs, and analytic approaches necessary to conduct this innovative research. The program includes an intensive 3-day summer institute in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by ongoing collaboration with a mentorship team. The application deadline is March 1.  See training program details. If you have any questions about the application process, please email miwitraining@umich.edu

July 4–29. The Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD), based at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelonaoffers a four-week course in R. The course is divided into four modules – one per week – covering three major strengths of R: statistical and demographic analysis, data visualization and spatial analysis. Each module consists of 20 hours of teaching, combining theoretical lectures and practical exercises. Participants are welcome to apply for the entire course or any of the individual modules. This year we offer a hybrid modality of participation. Priority will be given to early-career researchers (Master and PhD students), but applicants from more advanced stages are also welcome. Participants are expected to bring and use their own laptops with R and RStudio installed as well as to pay their own transportation and living costs while staying in Barcelona. Lectures will be taught in English. Deadline for application: March 31st. For further information, please contactbssd@ced.cat. See further details and apply HERE.

July 25- August 2. Call for Applications. Berkeley Summer Institute in Migration Research 2022. Location: University of California, Berkeley. The UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative is delighted to host the Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM), to be held at the UC Berkeley campus from July 25-August 2. The 10-day workshop will train up to 28 graduate students, early-career researchers and beginning faculty in best-practices and in methodologies especially relevant to the study of immigration and migrant populations. The 2022 program will focus on understanding and modelling migrant flows, with particular attention to forced and climate migration, as well as their intersections with health and development. Participants are expected to have some training in quantitative methods, which will be the primary focus, but we also encourage applications from qualitative researcher who are or plan to work on team projects with quantitative social scientists or STEM colleagues and want further training. Deadline for applying is March 2. Read more about the Institute HERE


May 24. Call for papers. Digital Technologies and Migration Regimes. Online Event. The University of Oxford’s Migration and Mobility Network (MMN), the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the Centre for the Study of Migration (QMUL) invite academics, including early career researchers, to present original research during a one-day closed workshop entitled “Digital Technologies and Migration Regimes,” to take place online on May 24th at the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford). All participants will be expected to submit draft papers, read and comment on the draft papers of others. The aim of the workshop is to have an in-depth discussion with a view to exchange ideas and give constructive feedback for each paper. Submission deadline for abstracts: February 25; for draft papers: April 29. Read the full call and submit HERE.

March 29. Social Sciences Advocacy Day, 2022. Join the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), a nonprofit advocacy organization working to promote and advance the social and behavioral sciences in federal policymaking, on March 29 to be part of the only annual, coordinated advocacy day in support of all of the social and behavioral sciences. Social Science Advocacy Day brings together social scientists and other science advocates from across the country to engage with policymakers. For the third year in a row, COSSA’s Advocacy Day will be conducted virtually, giving participants the ability to safely and conveniently engage with their elected officials from home. More information HERE.

June 9-10. Call for Papers. Measuring Migration: How? When? Why? The University of Oxford’s Migration and Mobility Network (MMN) and Nuffield College invite academics, early career researchers, postgraduate students, policy experts, activists, artists, practitioners, and other stakeholders to present original research during the conference “Measuring Migration: How? When? Why?”. The conference will take place in person and online (hybrid model) at Nuffield College (University of Oxford). The organizers particularly welcome submissions from early career researchers, postgraduate students, non-academics, and all that are typically underrepresented in academic conferences. Submission deadline: 15 February, 5pm GMT via this Microsoft form. See attachment in this email for full details.

August 15-19. Alzheimer’s Association Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute (AA-ISRI): Location: Chicago, USA. Twenty-four applicants will be selected for this immersive, no-cost opportunity for early career researchers in psychosocial care and public health to launch a career in dementia science and accelerate breakthroughs in the field. 

Applications are due March 11Learn more

September 14-16. Does Culture Matter for Integration? Empirical Patterns and Regulation of Difference. The Berlin Social Science Center is hosting its 8th Annual Conference on Migration and Diversity. Description: Increasing global migration flows have brought about a parallel increase in cultural and religious diversity in receiving societies. As a result, conflict actually and allegedly arising from cultural differences, including religious differences, between immigrant minority and native majority populations has become one of the most controversial issues in the political discourse of the receiving societies. The research area “Migration and Diversity” invites submissions for a multi-disciplinary conference on the role of culture in integration processes. The conference seeks to advance the analytical understanding of the role of culture and religion in shaping integration trajectories of immigrants and their descendants, the degree and the determinants of cultural assimilation, and the role of receiving and sending society institutions in regulating cultural diversity arising from immigration. Please submit an abstract (up to 400 words) and CV (up to 3 pages) to mad2022-conference@wzb.eu (as one PDF file) no later than March 15. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 30. Selected speakers are expected to submit a paper by September 1. More information can be found HERE.

November 17-19. Advancing Policy Research with Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Location: Washington Hilton, Washington D.C. The 2022 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference (44th year) will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. This year’s conference theme is Advancing Policy Research with Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. The conference is comprised of special events, super sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants. All submissions must be completed no later than April 8Submit your proposal.


2022 US NAM Catalyst Award Competition. The Catalyst Awards—part of the broader Healthy Longevity Global Competition—reward bold, new, potentially transformative ideas to improve the physical, mental, or social well-being and health of people as they age, in a measurable and equitable way. The National Academy of Medicine (“NAM”), with support from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Bia-Echo Foundation, and the Yun Family Foundation, will issue up to 25 Catalyst Awards per year in 2020-2022 to US-based innovators. Each Catalyst Award includes a $50,000 cash prize as well as travel costs to attend an annual Global Innovator Summit. The NAM is currently seeking innovative ideas that aim to extend the human healthspan (i.e., the number of years lived in good health), especially approaches that challenge existing paradigms or propose new methodologies or concepts. High-risk ideas that could potentially yield high rewards and, in turn, dramatically change the field of healthy longevity are encouraged. Ideas may focus on any stage of life, as long as they ultimately promote health as people age. Applications may also originate from any field or combination of fields (e.g., biology, chemistry, medicine, engineering, behavioral and social sciences, technology, data science, and policy). Deadline to apply: February 28Learn more.


NIH NOSI Infectious Diseases and Economic Factors and Outcomes (Notice of Special Interest in receiving grant applications addressing a specific topic). NIH is seeking applications that address economic aspects of infectious disease. While most applications are for training or career development grants, it also is available for parent R01s. Purpose: “The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused on infectious disease modeling research that incorporates economic factors. The Institute is particularly interested in mathematical and computational modeling studies of infectious disease spread and evolution, and of the effects of possible intervention strategies, that include consideration of economic influences and feedback.”  See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-22-021.html

Feedback Sought on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan Framework for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. The NIH is pleased to announce that the framework for the NIH-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) strategic plan was released earlier this week (NOT-OD-22-061). Your input on the framework is welcomed as the plan is developed, which will help us ensure that DEIA principles continue to be embraced and integrated across NIH going forward. Read more about the framework and offer comments by April 3rd HERE

Request for Information (RFI): Research Challenges and Needs in the Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Aggression. OBSSR, in partnership with NIAAA, NICHD, NIMH and NCCIH, recently released a RFI (NOT-OD-22-041) requesting information on the challenges and research gaps and opportunities that can best be addressed through a concerted and coordinated effort to enhance research on the biobehavioral contributions to aggressive behavior and its impact across the lifespan. Respondents are asked to provide input on the gaps and opportunities, in, for instance, (1) in our fundamental understanding of biobehavioral mechanisms of aggression in humans and animals; (2) in the development and use of methods, tools, technology, or other research resources to enable better characterization of the biological, psychological, and environmental mechanisms underlying aggressive behaviors and the biobehavioral impact of those experiencing aggression; etc. For a full description of the RFI see HERE. To offer comments, submit through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TLMC8BPThe new deadline for comments is March 1, 2022. 

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