Weekly News, May 6, 2024

Please note that suggestions for sessions (topics) are now open for PAA 2025; make them by completing this form. Deadline is May 15.


Matrix Events

Held in-person at 820 Social Sciences Building on the UC Berkeley campus. Events are free and open to the public. All times listed are for the Pacific Time Zone (PT).

May 8, 2pm-3pm. 

​​Global Economic Developments: A View from the IMF. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us on May 8, 2024 from 2:00pm-3:00pm for a town hall meeting with Gita Gopinath, the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. The event will feature an interview of Dr Gopinath conducted by current UC Berkeley students on topics ranging from debt sustainability to economic fragmentation and the role of the dollar in the global economy, followed by an open question period. Please note that this event is limited to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. Attendees will be asked to present Cal ID upon arrival. Register here.


International Conference on Aging in the Americas Call for Submissions: The ICAA 2024 Emerging Scholars Abstract Submission is now open. ICAA will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on September 25-27. The conference will feature research presentations and discussions on the Challenges of Dementia and Healthful Aging in the Americas. We particularly encourage students, postdocs, and early career faculty to submit their abstracts. We are accepting submissions broadly in the area of aging and health among Latino and/or Latin American populations. 

Submit your abstracts here. (Abstracts should be 300 words or less) Abstracts are due by May 31, 2024.  Decisions will be sent out by June 30, 2024. Contact Adriana Reyes (a.reyes@cornell.edu) with questions. 

For more details about the conference, see: https://sites.utexas.edu/caa/


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Promoting Data Reuse for Health Research (NOT-OD-24-096). This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) solicits competitive revision applications that focus on data reuse and secondary data analysis in NIH-funded data repositories and knowledge bases to advance scientific inquiry and address health research questions. National Institutes of Health (NIH) acknowledges the significant role of data in the current health research landscape. The NIH’s Strategic Plan for Data Science highlights enhancing the data science infrastructure and fostering a data ecosystem that encourages discovery, use, and reuse of data. With this NOSI, NIH hopes to encourage data reuse research activities and enrich NIH’s data resource infrastructure potentially through the data reuse experiences of funded investigators. The primary goal is to promote data reuse and secondary data analysis to drive advancements in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or health-related research. First available due date: July 3, 2024.

Understanding the Intersection of Social Inequities to Optimize Health and Reduce Health Disparities: The Axes Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Research shows that intersecting systems of privilege and oppression produce and sustain wide and unjust variations in health. The Axes Initiative will support research to understand health at the intersections of social statuses such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and ability, by examining contributions of social and other determinants of health. This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation. Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn. Due dates are July 5, 2024; February 14, 2025.

Society of Family Planning 2024 Changemakers in Family Planning Grant. The aim of the Changemakers in Family Planning grant is to respond to institutionalized racism in the field of family planning by providing dedicated support for awardees to expand research skills and expertise. Awardees will have the opportunity to spend 18 months honing research skills and interests. The expected deliverable at the end of the award period is the completion of career development activities. Awardees will not be expected to conduct original research as part of this grant; rather, awardees will be granted support related to research interests, skills development, mentorship, and networking. Salary support with a total cap of $60,000 for the 18-month award period with the condition that protected time supported by the award must exceed 10% effort. Indirect costs are permitted up to 20% of the amount requested for salary support, but the sum of both salary support and indirect costs may not exceed the total cap of $60,000 for the 18-month award period. Up to $10,000 to pay expenses directly related to participation in research skills development opportunities (eg, program fees, travel expenses). Mentorship $6,000 to support mentorship contracts (scope of work defined by the mentee) with two mentors ($3,000 each), one scholar-identified (background in family planning not required) and one matched to the scholar by Society staff. In addition, Society staff will provide support to define these scopes of work and administer the mentorship contracts. Due May 20, 2024

Inter-American Foundation Research Fellowship Program. The Inter-American Foundation (IAF), in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), welcomes applicants for its new Research Fellowship Program to advance rigorous field-based research on actionable questions about community-led development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF will award up to ten Fellowships in 2025. Each of the ten fellowships includes a stipend of $20,000 to support an individual researcher working over the course of twelve months in one or more of the countries in the region where the IAF works (see IAF.gov/Where we work), participation in a three-day in-person orientation workshop, and engagement with the network of IAF Fellows. Countries in the Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. For FY2024, these Latin American countries include Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. Due December 3, 2024.

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