Weekly News, June 25, 2024

Abstract submissions for the 30th International Population Conference (IPC2025), which will be held in Brisbane, Australia from July 13-18, 2025, are now open. The IUSSP’s International Population Conference is the world’s largest international scientific conference on population issues and research, and takes place once every 4 years. 

Eight years will have passed since the world community of population scientists last congregated to share and discuss recent developments in the field of population. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet up with your colleagues from around the world! Consider adding some vacation time to explore Brisbane and the fantastic locations on the Sunshine Coast (visit the IPC2025 Conference website for more information) .

In addition to the scientific papers and posters, IPC2025 will include plenary sessions, debates, invited panel discussions, training workshops and side meetings before and during the Conference. IPC2025 welcomes research from a wide range of disciplines and thematic areas. 

Review the list of conference themes and member-organized session topics in the Call for Papers to identify the theme or session topics that most closely fit your paper topic and read the instructions to have all the required information for your submission prepared in advance.

IPC2025 submission website: https://ipc2025.popconf.org/ 

The language of the conference will be English and IUSSP encourages submissions in English – but will be flexible with submissions in French – especially from African colleagues.

Deadline to submit abstract: September 15 2024.

See further announcements and opportunities below.


Family Policy Hub: Graduate Student Call for Proposals. The Family Policy to Reduce Racial Inequities in Health HubFamily Policy Hub – is inviting research proposals from UC Berkeley graduate students related to its mission of evaluating family policy effects on reducing racial inequities in health. The Family Policy Hub focuses on the following policy areas affecting family incomes and well-being: food security programs, minimum wages, targeted tax credits, predictable work and scheduling laws, and paid family leave. They welcome proposals on these topics as well as other economic and related policies that enhance the incomes and well-being of low-wage working families (with a specific focus on understanding policies that could best ameliorate racial disparities). Graduate students pursuing research careers that will address racial inequities are invited to submit project proposals of $10,000 up to $30,000. They are particularly interested in applications from scholars with backgrounds providing expertise on populations underrepresented in policy research. The proposed research may be part of a thesis project or a separate mentored research project. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The next review date is Monday, July 1, 2024.

The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) has opened registration for mentors and mentees in its mentorship program. The IAPHS Mentoring Program matches individuals who could use advice and guidance on building their careers with more experienced population health scientists willing to lend a helping hand. Register by July 8th.


Economic Systems as a Structural Driver of Population Health—Narrative: A Workshop. The National Academies Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will host a hybrid public workshop on June 27 to review the research and narratives at the intersection of the economy and population health, consider new narratives, and discuss the opportunities for narrative shift about how economic systems can be leveraged to advance population health and health equity. This event follows a webinar on the topic held in March 2024. The Roundtable will be a day-long, hybrid (in-person and livestream) workshop that will focus on economic systems as a structural driver of health by exploring the narratives that inform public and policymakers’ beliefs and actions. The learning objectives of this workshop include 

  1. Review common and new narratives regarding the connections between the economy and population health.
  2. Consider the implications for action of alternative narratives–stimulate new conversations about possibilities.
  3. Learn from existing efforts to advance a new way of thinking /new narratives about how economic systems can be leveraged to advance population health and health equity.
  4. Propose an agenda for narrative change, including science, engagement and action.

Read more and register here.


Applications for the 2024-2025 NIH Climate and Health (CH) Scholars Program are now being accepted. The NIH CH Scholars Program seeks to bring climate and health scientists from outside the U.S. federal government to NIH to share their knowledge and expertise. The goal of the program is for climate and health scientists to support NIH institutes, centers, and offices in developing a stronger climate and health knowledge base in the areas of the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative’s Strategic Framework. Please review the announcement for more information about the program and the application process. Applications are due July 15, 2024.

For more information visit:  https://www.nih.gov/climateandhealth#scholars.  

Reach out to CHScholars@nih.gov with any questions. 

Register for the Upcoming NIH Connecting the Community Research Showcase/ We are excited to share information about an upcoming event hosted by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on July 11, 2024. We would be delighted to have you join the Connecting the Community Research Showcase, where representatives from eight community organizations taking part in NIH IMPROVE’s Connecting the Community for Maternal Health Challenge will deliver presentations about their current research findings and the state of maternal health within their local communities. Presenters will share the lessons learned throughout their research journey and will outline their next steps, prompting discussions on how to translate research into actionable solutions to positively impact maternal health outcomes.

  • Date: July 11, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
  • Location: Zoom Webinar

To join, please register using the following link: https://bit.ly/4dx8UPs. If you plan to attend, we also invite you to register as soon as possible to secure your spot. For additional information about the event, please visit: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/meetings/2024/071124 and https://calendar.nih.gov/event/view/45967.

Other NIH:

Additionally, NIH recently released a notice about upcoming changes to the application and review criteria for R and F grants and T32 reporting tables, among other things:

Overview of Grant Application and Review Changes for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2025.

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