Weekly News November 8, 2021

PAA announced that one can now reserve their hotel room for the annual meeting to take place April 6-9, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  It’s always good to book in advance – it’s easy to cancel or reduce.  https://www.populationassociation.org/paa2022/hotel-and-accommodations

I was asked if I knew of a fund to purchase tablets or phones that could be used to conduct surveys, and it occurred to me that it’s possible that one of our Weekly News readers may have devices purchased for research but no longer being used. If so, please contact me.  

When writing an NIH grant, be sure to incorporate in your approach an appropriate treatment of race and gender, so that the overall message is that the research is about all relevant people.  Critiques from reviewers have become more pronounced when they do not find adequate text in the proposal, and it will damage the score.  

Events and announcements follow.
Be well,


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.

Wednesday, November 10, 12-1 PM. “Educational inequalities in mortality in Europe,” Alyson van Raalte, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research| Zoom Meeting ID: 998 5935 0488 Password: DEMOG_BB. 

Monday, November 8, 2021, 2 – 3:30 p.m., “Black Americans’ Landholding and Economic Mobility after Emancipation” Marianne Wanamaker, University of Tennessee. Zoom meeting. Access Coordinator: Jacob Weber,  jacob_weber@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2pm. IRLE Labor Center Immigration Policy Panel, with Labor Center researchers Dr. Nari Rhee, Laurel Lucia, Pam Egan, and Enrique Lopezlira will share their work on immigration and immigration policy. Register here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Pacific Time. “Undocumented Immigrants’ Impatient Care in Los Angeles County” Annie Ro, Associate Professor, Program in Public Health, UC Irvine.  ZOOM Meeting Link: Meeting ID: 912 6941 2257, https://uci.zoom.us/j/91269412257 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00 – 1:30PM PST “Prediction in Social Science: A Tool to Study Inequality in Populations” Ian Lundberg, UCLA Zoom link: CCPR Seminar, Meeting ID: 990 1362 7981, Passcode: ccpr2021. 

November 11, 5 – 6:30pm EST.  Princeton University presents: State of the Nation – Part 3 – The State of Hispanic America. Speakers: Jose Antonio Vargas, Noreen Goldman, Douglas Massey, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Ali Valenzuela and Patricia Fernández-Kelly.- Register in advance https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_reER_WWiQae3EX6CTnyhqg

Monday, November 8th | 12:15 – 1:30 pm Central Time. Population Dynamics Branch: COVID Research and Data Barnraiser. Virtual Panel Discussion: From 12:15pm to 1:30pm join us virtually for a moderated panel discussion on “Population Causes and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” | Zoom Link with Mark Bellemare, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota; Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota; Alyssa Morris, Psychology, University of Southern California; Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sociology, University of Minnesota; and Moderator: Claire Kamp Dush, Sociology, University of Minnesota. Learn more and sign up on our website. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30pm Eastern. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Impact on Diverse Communities.” Virtual via Zoom. Agenda: Community Perspectives on Dementia; Overview of Aging, Memory Loss & Dementia; Health Disparities in Dementia. Register: https://tinyurl.com/Nov18Seminar.

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.

2021 NIH Rural Health Day Seminar: Structural-Level Determinants of Rural Health Disparities  Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Time: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET Location: NIH Videocast https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=43942. Registration is free, required, and open to the entire HHS community and the public: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-nih-rural-health-day-seminar-tickets-164036849633?aff=erelexpmlt. The seminar will provide an opportunity to engage and explore important issues of rural health by focusing on the following areas: – Sociocultural and economic determinants of health in rural populations. – Physical environmental determinants of health in rural populations. – Evaluation, measurements, and policy implications on rural health.  

Graduate Student to Postdoctoral Fellow – F99 to K00 NIA Grants:  NIA invites outstanding graduate students from a wide range of broad research areas who are interested in receiving aging-related postdoctoral training to apply for this award. At the Predoctoral stage, it provides a stipend, tuition, fees, travel according to NRSA specifications. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) fosters the development of research and clinician scientists in the following areas: genetic, biological, clinical, epidemiological, neuroscience, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging, both basic and translational. The purpose of the Transition to Aging Research Award for Predoctoral Students is to recruit and retain emerging investigators to aging research. This two-phase award will allow awardees to complete doctoral dissertation projects and provides a variety of training supports to facilitate the smooth transition of doctoral graduates into competitive, aging-focused postdoctoral positions. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-22-026.html Due Feb 3, 2022. 

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Dissertation Fellowship Program: Dissertation Fellowships support doctoral candidates studying retirement or disability policy. Up to three fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded.
Sandell Grant Program: Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior or non-tenured scholars to pursue research on retirement or disability policy. Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects. 
The application deadline for both programs is January 31, 2022. Individuals from historically underserved or underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. The Dissertation Fellowships and Sandell Grants are funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Call for Proposals – Sunbelt 2022. The Sunbelt 2022 Conference will be held 12-16 July in Cairns, Australia. Sunbelt in 2022 will be a hybrid conference that accommodates in-person and virtual attendees and include organized sessions on various network topics, as in previous years. We invite you to highlight emerging research and facilitate discussion of your preferred social network topic by proposing an organized session. You can also share your network expertise, network software, or technical knowledge by teaching a workshop. Sunbelt 2022 also has a special theme of “Social Networks, Disaster Recovery and Environmental Governance in the Face of Climate Change”. This special theme will have a dedicated day of regular presentations that fit within the theme (generated by a call for abstracts which will be announced soon) and will also include a special plenary and a panel discussion. An Organized Session is a set of paper presentations centred on a specific theme, for which participants can submit abstracts during the regular abstract submission period. Organized sessions consist of 4-6 paper presentations. Please submit any Organized Session proposal before 21 November 2021 (23:59. AoE (Anywhere on Earth)).  To submit a proposal, an EasyChair account will be required.  Please include the following required information in your proposal:
– A short descriptive title for your session
– A brief description of your session (max. 150 words)
– Contact information for a session organizer (name, institution, email)
Decisions on Sessions will be communicated to the corresponding organizer by 13 December 2021. Submit a Session Proposal here: https://easychair.org/account/signin?l=0t6CAySuJdtON4Dmcs1Wya# [You will need to create an EasyChair account if you don’t yet have one.]

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is accepting submissions for our 72nd Annual Meeting, to be held August 5-7, 2022, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. The program theme selected by President Noreen M. Sugrue is The Sociological Reimagination: From Moments to Momentum. Papers or extended abstracts for presentations must be submitted via our online submission process no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2022 in order to be considered. For more information contact sssp@utk.edu.

Please share these with your undergraduates.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships , known as “SURF”, provides $5,000 stipends to students to carry out indepth research over the summer. There are a variety of program tracks within SURF, and each of them has different eligibility requirements. Some of the tracks are for students completing a senior thesis under faculty supervision (SURF L&S, Rose Hills Independent) while others are for students doing research in support of graduate students (SURF-SMART) or faculty (Rose Hills Experience). If you are interested in SURF, please attend an upcoming info session via Zoom. The deadline for the program is March 1, 2022 so now is the time to begin developing your application.

Haas Scholars Program: Every year, the Haas Scholars Program funds 20 students for up to $13,800 to carry out a capstone project in the summer preceding and during their final year on campus.  Haas Scholars also receive guidance from faculty mentors (who also receive a stipend) and from a full-time staff member, membership in a close-knit interdisciplinary community of scholars, and connections to an alumni network of almost 500 members.  Eligibility:  3.45+ UCB gpa, Graduating F ’22 or Spr ’23, and financial need (EFC <$26,000); undocumented and international students are eligible if they demonstrate the required level of need. Deadline 2/16/22; interested students should attend an upcoming info session and contact the Program Manager for an appointment.

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize: The Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports recent Cal graduates to undertake a public service, creative, or community-based research project in the year following graduation (fall 21, spring and summer 22 graduates eligible). Recipients are awarded up to $25,000 for projects that serve the public good and heighten awareness of social issues.  Application deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  The dates and times of upcoming information sessions will be posted on the website. Interested students are highly encouraged to make an appointment with the program manager to discuss their project ideas. 

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

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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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