Weekly News January 18, 2022

Hello Everybody,

As you have heard, I will be retiring on July 1 and am now working just part-time to ease the transition and helping our new Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Poulin, get oriented and trained into the position. I wanted to leave BPC in good hands, and Michelle is the right person and I know you will enjoy her and find her very helpful in the years to come. Helping to build BPC into a successful center, and developing processes that have become models both on campus and elsewhere, has been very personally and professionally satisfying. Working with our wonderful faculty, researchers and students has been enjoyable and rewarding. I will save my many thanks for later as I get closer to my actual retirement date. I will be available during the next six months for grant development so feel free to reach out.

This will be my last Weekly News and already this one was assembled by both Michelle and me.  Have a wonderful semester.

Message from Michelle:
Hi everyone. I’m excited to be here as the new Executive Director of the Berkeley Population Center. I received my PhD in Sociology from Boston University, did post-docs in Demography, and arrive at the BPC after having spent the last 8 years as a Social Scientist with the Gender Innovation Lab, Africa Region, at the World Bank. My research falls within family and social demography, and I use a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches. I am thrilled to be back in an academic setting, particularly at UC Berkeley, and especially at the Pop Center, as demography has always felt most home to me. My priority in this position as ED is to lead, support, and offer guidance to you all. This could be through the development of proposals, generating and supporting events, finding appropriate vendors, survey development, or in brainstorming on general research design. I aim to support the Center so that we continue to thrive, collaboratively, and hold a vanguard position within population studies. I very much look forward to meeting and working with you all. 

Leora and Michelle


NIH wants applicants to know that they don’t have to include COVID-19 contingency plans in their grant applications as it will not be part of the reviewer scoring criteria.  However, one can address less than hoped for productivity because of the pandemic in the Personal Statement in the biosketch. See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-046.html for more details. 

NIH is also operating under a Continuing Resolution (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-045.html) meaning that their budget has not been authorized for the current fiscal year. NIA has posted temporary paylines.

PAA Conference registration is open for Atlanta 2022.  If you plan to present, you must register. Add a Workshop to Your Registration. PAA is pleased to present workshops at PAA 2022. These workshops were developed by PAA Members to help you further your skills and understanding on a variety of topics. You can add workshops to your registration any time (except that they sometimes sell out).

We no longer have Cal-ADAR – the undergrad training program in demography of aging, but the next generation of demographic training is known as NextGenPop, a multi-campus collaboration to offer undergrads a hands-on summer training experience in demography. Please reach out to undergrads you know who would benefit from and enjoy this experience. The NextGenPop team is excited to share the website and application for this summer’s inaugural program hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Please help spread the word, particularly to students from underrepresented groups. Application deadline February 15. 

SPSS licenses for 2022 are now available for Berkeley Population Center affiliates (faculty, researchers, students). Go to https://software.berkeley.edu/spss. Be sure to indicate that your department is BPC.

As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Join us next year for the spring semester line-up of Demography Brown Bags.

The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html.
View past talks on our 
Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.


Wednesday, January 19 at 2:00pm ET PAA Presidential Address Topics: Where Are They Now? Volume 3. Join us on for the third in our series of webinar panels featuring three PAA Past Presidents. They will review the main points of their respective PAA Presidential addresses and comment on how demographic and social changes have evolved since then. Could they give essentially the same address today and have it still be true? Why or why not? Read more. Past PAA President panelists:
* Marta Tienda, Princeton University, PAA President in 2002: “Demography and the Social Contract”;
* Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin, PAA President in 2006: “Reproducing Inequalities: Luck, Wallets, and Enduring Effects of Childhood Health”;
* Kathleen Mullan Harris, University of North Carolina, PAA President in 2009: “An Integrative Approach to Health” 
Please register in advance.

Thursday, January 27, 2020, 12:00-1:15pm ET Paul Y. Change, Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will present “Intermarriage, Assimilation Theory, and the Acculturation of Global Marriage Migrants in South Korea,” in the Social Demography Seminar at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

Please register in advance.

NIH has released several opportunities to conduct research on Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian populations.  These include:
NOT-HL-23-001 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Epidemiologic studies in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PA-20-185 – NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
PAR-20-150 – NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program including secondary data analyses of existing datasets (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
PAR-21-275 – The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
PAR-21-080 – Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical trial not allowed)

NOT-MD-22-006 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake, and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities.  For research on strategies, and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the US and its territories. 

Social disconnection and Suicide Risk in Late Life (R21 Clinical Trial Optional).  To encourage research that addresses the link between social disconnection in late-life and late-life suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Of specific interest is research that identifies mechanisms by which social disconnection confers risk for, and social integration protects against, suicidal thoughts and behaviors in late life. Mechanisms to be considered exist at multiple levels of analysis, including but not limited to neurobiological, behavioral, and environmental https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-22-136.html.  There is a companion R01 application as well: RFA-MH-22-135

Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience 

Health Disparities: Advancing Health Care towards Health Equity (R01 – Clinical Trials Optional).  

This initiative will support innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) from populations that experience health disparities. Projects would be expected to involve more than one component and/or more than one level of influence within existing or newly proposed health care models. The goal of this initiative is attainment of optimal treatment and health outcomes goals to advance health care towards health equity  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-092.html. PAR-22-092

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) Dissertation Research Grants, Application Deadline: March 1, 2022Webinar: February 1, 2022 (register here). RSF has established a dissertation research grants (DRG) program to support innovative and high-quality dissertation research projects that address questions relevant to RSF’s priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of WorkRace, Ethnicity and ImmigrationImmigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Proposed projects must be closely aligned with the funding priorities listed on the RSF website for any of these areas, contribute to RSF’s mission to improve social and living conditions in the U.S., and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures.

The Cultural Anthropology program in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) invites researchers holding existing NSF awards to request a Research Experience for Graduates (REG) or Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement.

The France-Berkeley Fund (FBF) is pleased to announce its 2022 call for proposals. The Fund invites applications for up to $12,000 in seed funding for new collaborations between faculty and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and their counterparts in France.
The FBF accepts single-discipline or interdisciplinary proposals in all fields (e.g. STEM, arts & humanities, social sciences, law, business, education, medicine / public health). 
Eligibility: FBF grants are open to all faculty and researchers who hold a permanent appointment and principal investigator status at UC Berkeley and/or the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Proposals must be submitted jointly with a colleague who holds a permanent appointment at a university or research center in France.
Duration: Grants will be awarded on July 1, 2022 and funded projects must be completed within 18 months (by December 1, 2023).
Application deadline: January 31, 2022, by midnight PST
For complete details and to apply, visit: https://fbf.berkeley.edu/apply

Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Family Level Interventions (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).
 The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by supporting research on family health and well-being and resilience. The NIMHD Research Framework recognizes family health, family well-being, and family resilience as critically important areas of research to decrease disparities and promote equity.  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-358.html 

Soros Equality Fellowship https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/soros-equality-fellowship. LOI due February 14, 2022. Open Society-U.S.’s Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support emerging midcareer professionals whom we believe will become long-term innovative leaders impacting racial justice. The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support individual leaders influencing and transforming the racial justice field. We understand the unique role an individual can play in rejecting old paradigms and presenting a new vision for the United States we hope to become. We invite applicants to be bold, innovative, and audacious in their submissions. The aim of the Fellowship is to be flexible and open—a space to incubate new ideas, promote risk-taking, and develop different ways of thinking that challenge and expand our existing assumptions. A successful project should identify a challenge and propose a critical intervention that will meaningfully address the systems that reinforce inequities and discrimination in the United States.

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for its State Policy Fellowship Program. This post-doctoral fellowship is a full-immersion experience, where fellows work as resident scholars in state executive branch agency offices. Fellows will receive support from a state supervisor and an academic mentor during the fellowship experience. Visit the SRCD website for application requirements and to access the application portal. The application deadline is January 24, 2022.

The American Philosophical Society is accepting new applications for the Phillips Fund for Native American Research. Information and application instructions can be accessed on the website. The deadline is March 1, 2022. Direct questions to Linda Musumeci, director of grants and fellowships.

2022 Psychology & Economics of Poverty Funding Competition: CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Funding Competition is requesting proposals for research aimed at understanding how poverty affects cognition, beliefs and decision-making with implications for a range of socioeconomic outcomes (including mental health, early childhood development, and economic welfare). We will award smaller grants ($1k – $15k) to PhD students and postdoctoral scholars and slightly larger grants ($15k – $35k) to faculty members based at CEGA-affiliatedinstitutions.* Deadline for Proposals: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time For more information and the full RFPhttps://cega.berkeley.edu/announcements/rfp-spring-2022-pep-funding-competition/

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) NOITP has been published. This NOITP announces the intention to publish Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that will utilize yearly Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) to invite applications for implementation research on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and marginalized Native American/Alaska Native populations in the United States. Please see here for more information:  https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TW-21-008.html

WT Grant Foundation & NSF Seek Proposals on How to Take Research Results About Youth & Apply to Policy and Program. The NSF and WT Grant Foundation are partnering to support research that evaluates how best to translate research results into policy and programs. Read the full call for proposals and grant descriptionHERE.Deadlines are May 4 and August 3, 2022.

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships. The 2022 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize is now open for applications. Entries for the 2022 competition must be received by March 1, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit racheltanurmemorialprize.org.

NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers new to the field of aging to gain insight about aging research. The program offers diverse perspectives and includes presentations, seminars, and small group discussions. Learn more about the program and how to apply on their website.

Call for 2022-2023 HAPF Applicants Now Open! Are you committed to improving health and aging? Are you interested in learning about policymaking to increase your impact? If so, we invite you to apply to join the next class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows! Click here to view the full Call for Applications. APPLICATION KEY DATES, Submission deadline: April 15, 2022, Notification of finalists to be interviewed: Mid-May , Interviews and selection of Fellows: Mid-June, Fellowship begins October 2022.

Apply Now to Be a Health and Aging Policy Fellow.  The program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health care of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide Fellows with the experience and skills necessary to help affect policy. For an overview of the fellowship, including program tracks and eligibility and selection criteria, click here. For information on how to apply, click here. Submission deadline: April 15, 2022.

The Population Reference Bureau is pleased to announce that the 2022-2023 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program is now open for applications.  Applications will close on February 28nd, 2022. The U.S. Policy Communication Training Program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to communicate their findings for policy change. The program is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media. Through the generous support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), PRB will be able to fund the participation of U.S. citizens and permanent residents studying demography, population health, and reproductive health in doctoral programs at U.S. academic institutions. Information about the training program on website.  If you have questions, please contact Marisa Peters at USPolicyTraining@prb.org

Call for Abstracts: Participate in the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Conference. The conference will be in Cleveland, OH this year. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 28, 2022.  This year, the conference theme Growing Up and Growing Older Across Societies: Harnessing the Power of Comparative Research intends to capture the impact of societal (countries, welfare regimes) and meso-level contexts (local territories, organisations, social networks) on the life trajectories of individuals, mixing comparative and longitudinal analyses and how contexts change when individuals’ life courses take different normative paths across periods of time. They welcome conference submissions from all areas of longitudinal and life course studies: sociology, demography, psychology, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methodology with contributions regarding processes and functioning within and across life course stages from infancy to old age. They encourage a mixture of contributions from different countries and institutions. Learn more.
On April 1st, 2022, CEGA’s fourth annual Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Convening will bring researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers together to share original work in this space.  The call for papers is now open until February 18th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST. Submissions are encouraged from psychology, economics, and related fields. We will accept full papers or extended abstracts, regardless of publication status. Interested speakers should submit a 100-300 word summary, along with an extended abstract or paper draft (if available). Call for papers and registration here.

The Journal of Elder Policy is issuing a call for papers that examine older adults’ access to health care and provider-patient interactions in later life. We welcome both empirical (qualitative and quantitative) and conceptual papers from diverse disciplines, with the theme of “Older Adults’ Access to Health Care and Provider-Patient Interactions in Later Life.” Issue 5, 2022. Editor-in-Chief: Eva Kahana PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University. Abstracts of 500 words are due by February 15, 2022, Full papers (8000 -10000 words) are due by May 1, 2022. For more information: https://www.journalofelderpolicy.org/call-for-papers.html 

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Special Issue: “Social Determinants, Behavioral and Lifestyle Choices, and Health Disparities of Older Adults”(Deadline: 8/31/2022)

USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health-CBPH (Eileen Crimmins, Teresa Seeman and Steve Cole) and the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA (William Dow) are sponsoring a seminar on Mortality in Low and Middle-Income Countries. The seminar will be held virtually on Feb 25, 2022, from 10am-12:30pm. For more info see https://populationsciences.berkeley.edu/conferences/. Please register through the following link to receive the zoom invitation. https://usc.zoom.us/j/97042677913?pwd=TXFLWC9zNXIvcHBHMDZIaHpsOGxmUT09 

The CEGA-managed Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its 10th Annual Meeting on February 10-11, 2022. This year’s keynote address will be given by 2021 Nobel Laureate David Card (UC Berkeley) on Feb. 10, who will discuss the credibility (r)evolution in economics.

Aging in Place in Rural America: Challenges, Opportunities, and Policy Initiatives. January 18, 2022, 10:00 AM/PT, 11:00 AM/MT, 12:00 PM/CT, 1:00 PM/ET.  Register HERE.

Did you know there is an NIH Grants YouTube Channel? Can’t get enough of NIH grants content? On our YouTube channel we have bingeable playlists all about grants! Whether you’re looking for an introduction to NIH fundamentals, insight into the peer review, information on NIH policy and compliance or applying for grant funding, or any of the grants administrative topics covered by our seminars and webinars, you can find it here. Read more about it HERE. 

More NIH Training on the Web:  If you are a trainee, graduate student, post-doc, or faculty in the early stages of your career, you might be interested in the recording of a presentation from the 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in which prominent NIH leaders offer a variety of tips for junior investigators and discuss funding targets for early state investigators, keeping our attention on at-risk investigators, getting that second R01, and more.

BIMI’s Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods 2022. Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative is delighted to host the Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM), to be held at the University of California, Berkeley campus from July 25-August 2, 2022. The Institute is organized and directed by Irene Bloemraad (UCB) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University). It is made possible by funding from the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Russell Sage Foundation. Details and Eligibility here.

D-Lab is registering for pre-semester intensives and other training. Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, dlab.berkeley.edu. D-Lab offers training, individual consulting and data services for the UC Berkeley community – faculty to undergrads.
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.

Migration Mailing List
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI.berkeley.edu) is a research center for the study of immigrants and immigration. BIMI has a mailing list which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and only some of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News. Sign up for it with this link

School of Public Health Mailing List

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.

The POPSCIENCES listserv is an announcements list for affiliates of the Berkeley Population Center, the Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, the Bixby Population Center and other interested parties. Archives are available by visiting the Group page (see below). Only the List Managers can post, but we accept submissions for possible publication. UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students should be able to subscribe via Google Groups. For any submissions, requests for subscribing or posts, questions, contact the list administrator, Leora Lawton, llawton@berkeley.edu.

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