Weekly News January 26, 2022

The NIH’s new Biosketch and Other Support requirements go into effect as of January 25, 2022. The following links, put together by a team of BRS and SPO representatives, inform how to understand and respond to these changes:
NIH Other Support: Summary of Changes
NIH Other Support RA/PI Guidance and Best Practices document
UC Berkeley FAQ NIH Other Support

For future reference, these links are now posted at the top of the NIH Other Support and Foreign Influence RAC website.

Reminder that the deadline for early-bird registration for the PAA 2022 Conference is February 15. This year’s meeting is now fully hybrid, allowing you to participate in-person, in Atlanta, or virtually. In addition to various workshops available, PAA committee members have developed a number of networking and mentoring events that you may additionally register for, such as “Emerging scholars: Connect with your peers and leaders in Hispanic research.” You may register for this event or others HERE

Finally, you may nominate a fellow demographer, or yourself, who has made outstanding contributions to the field for one of four awards (Early Achievement, Clifford C. Clogg, Mindel S. Sheps, and Dorothy S. Thomas), to be presented at the PAA 2022 Annual Meeting. The deadline for submission is January 31, and done so through the PAA website award page. Or, consider submitting an award nomination to the Population Section at the American Sociological Association; deadline for these latter awards is March 1. To read about these, and to submit a nomination, do so HERE.

All the best,


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

January 27, 4-5 p.m. Virtual Event Lecture: “Racial Resentment in the Political Mind.”In their new book, Racial Resentment in the Political Mind (University of Chicago Press), Goldman School Dean David C. Wilson and Notre Dame Professor of Political Science Darren Davis explore the concept of racial resentment. Find out more and watch HERE.

January 28. 12:10-1pm. Labor Lunch Seminar (Zoom): “How Biased Are Observational Methods in Practice? Accumulating Evidence Using Randomized Controlled Trials with Imperfect Compliance,” featuring David Rhys Bernard, PSE
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January 26, 12:30pm. Dr. Jennie Brand, UCLA’s California Center for Population Research, will join the University of Washington’s Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences seminar on present on sorting out the heterogeneity in college effects that is so frequently observed in education analyses. Details about her talk and how to attend can be found HERE.

January 27, 12–1:15 pm EST. Paul Y. Chang, PhD, associate professor of sociology, Harvard University, will present “Intermarriage, assimilation theory, and the acculturation of global marriage migrants in South Korea.” Please REGISTER

August 23-25, held virtually. The NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides powerful pathways to expand networks, advance grant writing skills, and gain a broader understanding of NIA science. Application deadline is April 15Read the full blog post.

February 1-3, 2022. The Population Association of America’s 2022 Applied Demography Conference, held virtually, will provide an opportunity for applied demographers to share their work and receive feedback from trusted and respected peers. The event will also serve as a gathering point for the applied demography community to connect with each other. Learn more about the conference HERE. And register HERE.

June 6-10, 2022. The Russell Sage Foundation’s deadline for its Summer Institute on Integrating Biology into the Social Sciences is Friday, January 28. The goal of the workshop is to train social scientists with an interest in biology, supporting this promising new area of research. The target audience is post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members in the social sciences, but RSF is open to applications from advanced graduate students. The workshop will be hosted by Northwestern University’s Cells to Society group and Institute for Policy Research (IPR), and held in-person in Evanston, IL. Travel and housing will be covered by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation. Click HERE to apply.

June 13-17, 2022, University of Michigan. The 6th annual Genomics for Social Scientists workshop, an NIA-sponsored workshop aimed to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide hands-on training to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. For more information and to apply, visit: https://hrs.isr.umich.edu/genomics-workshop. Applications are due February 24.

August 5-9, 2022, Los Angeles. The American Sociological Association 2022 Annual Meeting. The submission deadline is February 16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Submit your paper HERE.

September 20-23, 2022, Minneapolis. The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences will host its annual conference. It will continue to build on previous conference themes by focusing on interdisciplinary approaches aimed at understanding and addressing health inequities. Submission deadline is March 7. Guidelines and site HERE.

The International Conference on Computational Social Science has a call for abstracts, with a deadline of February 25. Submissions on any topic in the field of computational social science are welcome. Further information and submission guidelines are HERE.


USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health. Invites interested investigators to submit proposals by March 1. The pilots are to support projects for 12 months beginning July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. Research should be relevant to health outcomes that are important to the aging process but is not limited to research on only older samples. See attachment in this email for further information

Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, an NSF-funded initiative, currently has a call for applications for their Special Competition Using Targeted Samples. Investigators propose survey experiments to be fielded using a nationally representative U.S. adults sample via NORC at the University of Chicago’s probability-based AmeriSpeak® Panel. Most TESS studies involve general population samples. Here is a Special Opportunity for researchers to propose survey experiments to be conducted on targeted populations of adults – that is, subgroups of the US population that include only people who share specific characteristics. Deadline for applying is March 15. Find out more HERE.

The William T. Grant Foundation has an application opening soon for Research Grants to Improve the Use of Research Evidence; it’s next deadline is May 4.

The Russell Sage Foundation has established a dissertation research grant (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 Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality.  Read more about the grant, including submission guidelines, and a webinar HEREDeadline is March 1; webinar tutorial held on February 1

NIA Diversity Supplement
The NIA accepts diversity supplement applications to support high-school students, undergraduates, postbaccalaureate, masters, PhD, postdoctoral, and eligible new investigator candidates who are developing their independent research careers. Consistent with the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity (NOT-OD-20-031), eligibility for this program includes candidates from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, such as, individuals from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, with a disability, or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Established investigators who are or become disabled are eligible to apply for a diversity supplement to support reasonable accommodation as described in the in PA-21-071. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For potential candidates for Fall 2022 at CEDA or the BPC, applications need to be submitted to NIA by June 1, and to SPO by May 15. The diversity candidates may be at an institution that is not UC Berkeley.  There are a number of resources to support the writing of this application, including a webinar recording and a blog; see NIATrianing@mail.nih.gov Additional information is available at: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/diversity-supplements For questions and inquiries, email mt_hernandez@berkeley.edu.

The NIA has announced new funding opportunities, such as the new NIA K22 award. Read about these development updates HERE as well as HERE.


NIH: Social disconnection and Suicide Risk in Late Life (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) Application dates: March 15, October 15.

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Standard R03 application dates apply: February 16, June 16, October 16.

NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Standard R21 application dates apply: February 16, June 16, October 16

NIH: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Application is due April 7

NIH: Advancing communication strategies to support future HIV vaccine use (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Earliest submission date is April 10. Letter of intent due 30 days prior to application due date.

NIH: Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). The purpose of this funding opportunity (FOA) is to support research that explores the premise that fertility status can be a marker for overall health. Chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity can impair fertility; however, less is known about the extent to which fertility status can impact or act as a marker for overall health. Data suggest that infertility is not necessarily a unique disease of the reproductive axis but is often physiologically or genetically linked with other diseases and conditions. Recent epidemiologic studies demonstrate links between fertility status in both males and females and various somatic diseases and disorders. Taken together, these data strongly suggest that fertility status can be a window into overall health. Application due dates: February 19, 2022; October 19, 2022; June 19, 2023.


Do you do research on how the COVID19 pandemic is affecting fertility? The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Population Council has a call for papers for a Special Issue in the Population and Development Review. Deadline for submission is March 17. More details are found HERE.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue in The Journal of Population and Sustainability, “Vulnerable populations: The role of population dynamics in climate change resilience and adaptation.” Deadline for submission is March 31. For more information see HERE.

Health Policy Research Scholars, 2022 Call for Applications, due March 16. Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines in which policy is a key driver of change (e.g., urban planning; political science; economics; anthropology; education; social work; sociology; engineering; geography; and lab/bench sciences). HPRS is designed for students who want to improve health, well-being, and equity; challenge long-standing, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; collaborate across disciplines and sectors; and bolster their leadership skills. Up to 40 scholars will be selected for the 2022 cohort. For more information visit HERE.

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.

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