Weekly News November 22, 2021

While I always encourage our faculty and research affiliates to contact me about developing grants, we do have many other resources on campus.  In the School of Public Health one can contact Dr. Lauren Goldstein. For all campus researchers, the Vice Chancellor of Research supports BRDO – The Berkeley Research and Development Office. I encourage you to check out their website to see what resources are there.  

Events and announcements follow.
I wish for everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  


We are hosting virtual and/or hybrid talks this semester. Assume virtual unless noted otherwise. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted. 

*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.

No Brown Bag this week.  

Monday November 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. “Demographics, Wealth, and Global Imbalances in the Twenty-First Century.” Matthew Rognlie, Northwestern. | 648 Evans Hall. Camille Fernandez, camillen@berkeley.edu

Monday November 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. “Intergenerational Mobility in India: New Methods and Estimates Across Time, Space, and Communities” Sam Asher, Johns Hopkins University. 648 Evans Hall. Access Coordinator: Madeline Duhon,  mduhon@berkeley.edu

American Sociological Association Call for submissions. The portal for the Annual Meeting is open for submissions. The deadline to submit is February 9, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. In addition to paper/extended abstractsubmissions, proposals will be accepted for coursesworkshopspreconferences, the Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium. Cecilia Menjívar, 2022 ASA President, has chosen the theme “Bureaucracies of Displacement.” ASA is carefully monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others regarding the COVID-19 situation as we begin planning to host the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. At present, we are planning for an in-person event, but we may revise plans for the health and well-being of our community. Annual Meeting attendees will be required to follow all health and safety protocols mandated at the time of the meeting. The 2022 Annual Meeting registration rates and policies have been posted. Registration will open in January.

Monday, December 6 at 1 PM PST “Introduction to NIH Grants.” Register HERE. Most encouraged for advanced graduate students, postdocs, assistant professors and other researchers.

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is seeking young scientists and researchers for a Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program (https://www.demogr.mpg.de/en/career_6122/jobs_fellowships_1910/population_and_social_data_science_summer_incubator_program_9946).
Russell Sage Foundation 2022 Summer Institutes. In Summer 2022, RSF will sponsor several intensive one or two-week summer institutes for doctoral students and early career scholars. Applications for the Biological Approaches in the Social Sciences Summer Institute will be due January 15, 2022. Applications for the Proposal Development Summer Institute and the Computational Social Science Summer Institute will be due February 11, 2022. Applications for the Migration Research Methods Summer Institute will be due March 1, 2022. The application deadline for the Behavioral Economics Summer Institute is to be announced. Read more and view application guidelines and deadlines.

Understanding Place-Based Health Inequalities in Mid-Life (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). This call is to support research that uncovers potential modifiable explanations about how “places” (e.g., countries, US Census regions, states, counties, neighborhoods, and locations across the urban-rural continuum) are related to morbidity and mortality among middle-aged adults in order to inform policy responses to address poor mid-life health and health disparities. Specifically, this FOA will support studies that: 1) clarify social, economic, behavioral, and institutional explanations for place-based health disparities (levels and trends), 2) examine intersections between place and sociodemographic characteristics (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity) to better understand and address processes driving other health disparities, and/or 3) include data collection and data enhancements to support 1 and 2.For more information, read:https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-23-004.html. Due date is March 3.  

The Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA) Pilot Grant:
  CAPRAis extending the application deadline for pilot award funding for early and established investigators in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). The new application deadline is Friday December 17th, 2021.  The CAPRA Pilot Core is seeking novel, population-based pilot projects that aim to reduce the health and financial burden of dementia and improve government and healthcare organization policy. In addition to financial support, the Pilot Core will provide technical assistance and project guidance to investigators transitioning into AD/ADRD research.CAPRA pilot awards of up to $40,000 will be made available to successful applicants from the University of Michigan and external institutions. To view examples of previously funded pilots, please see CAPRA’s Year 1 and Year 2 awardees on our website.  Applications should be submitted through the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research Competition Space portal. The new deadline for applications is Friday December 17th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CAPRA Project Manager Jason Mann at majason@med.umich.edu.

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. Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, dlab.berkeley.edu.

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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