Weekly News, October 3, 2022

We are happy to have Runjiu Lui with us this Wednesday, October 5th, from 12pm-1pm, for our next Brown Bag Lunch of the semester. Runjiu, a 5th year PhD student in Economics here at UC Berkeley, will present her research on “Education, Son Preferences, and Missing Women.” Join us in the Seminar Room (310) in the Demography Department, Social Sciences Building. Event details.

All the best, Michelle


All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

October 3 | 2-3:30pm | UC Berkeley Department of Sociology | Alicia Riley, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty in Global and Community Health at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will give a talk entitled, “How To Tell a True Story About COVID-19 Inequities.” 402 Social Sciences Building & Zoom. Zoom Meeting: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/93037962403?pwd=QXQ5Y1prOVEyZ1RzTHJzK1Q2WE1HUT09

Meeting ID: 930 3796 2403. Passcode: 559364

October 5 | 12-1pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag | Runjiu Lui, a 5th year PhD student in the Economics Department at UC Berkeley. Runjiu will present her research on “Education, Son Preferences, and Missing Women.” Social Sciences Building Seminar Room 310 and streamed via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 934 6654 8260. Password: DEMOG_BB. Event details

Oct 5th, 6th | 4:10 pm | Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures |  Chris Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. “Metrics in Action: Lessons Learned from 30 Years of the Global Burden of Disease Study,” (the 5th) and

21st Century Global Health Priorities,” (the 6th). In person, UC Berkeley Campus (International House, Chevron Auditorium) and Livestream. Event details. See also Hitchcock Lectures.


Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship. Applications due November 20, 2022. The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program is a 12-month mentored global health research training fellowship at select institutions in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC). The GHES program was established in 2012 and is comprised of four US partner institutions – the University of California at Berkeley, Yale University, Stanford University, and the University of Arizona – that together have collaborations with 25 partner LMIC sites, located across 21 countries inAfrica, Latin America, the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Oceania. The fellowship is designed for US postdoctoral or predoctoral trainees, as well as selected LMIC applicants from partner LMIC institutions. Over the past 10 years, 99% of the GHES alumni have developed careers incorporating global health research, either entirely, or while balancing domestic research, teaching, or clinical work. More information is available at: https://medicine.yale.edu/yigh/ghes/. UC Berkeley applicants are encouraged to contact the program manager Maria T. Hernandez at mt_hernandez@berkeley.edu to confirm eligibility and review the application components. See attached announcement.


NIH Loan Repayment Programs Technical Assistance Webinar. You’re invited to join the Division of Loan Repayment (DLR) Director, Matthew Lockhart, and DLR information center staff on Monday, October 3 at 3 PM ET for an LRP Technical Assistance Webinar. This LIVE webinar will provide applicants with an in-depth look at the application process. All participants must register to view the webinar. Read more here.

Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of November 14 – 17, 2022. Registration opens on Thursday, October 13 at 12 pm EST. We anticipate the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. In the meantime, feel free to check nsfpolicyoutreach.com for the most up-to-date information and view recordings of sessions from previous conferences. You may also view the Spring 2022 Virtual Grants Conference recordings on our YouTube page. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on our website and our YouTube page. If you have any logistical questions about this virtual conference, please contact us at: grants_conference@nsf.gov.

Campus Workshops on NIH Data Management Plans

To support campus researchers, the Library Data Services Program and Research Data Management Program have several resources available to assist you, including suggested language to help write up a plan using the recommended NIH template. We encourage use of the DMPTool, which is free for UC Berkeley users and supported by the Library Data Services Program, to walk you through the NIH requirements and assist with completing a data management and sharing plan to include as part of your NIH grant application(s) moving forward. Four drop-in workshops (9/12; 10/10; 11/14; 12/12) are offered, designed to provide researchers with information about the policy as well as answer questions. Please refer to the Library Workshops calendar to register for an upcoming workshop. You can also view a previously recorded workshop about this new policy here.


As announced over the summer, NIH requires the use of updated application forms (FORMS-H) for due dates on or after January 25, 2023. We will begin adding FORMS-H application packages to active funding opportunity announcements and FORMS-H application form instructions to the How to Apply – Application Guide page as early as October 25 to prepare for the transition. The intended due date for your application determines the correct form version to use. Learn more here.

Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Reissue of PAR-16-149. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the archiving and documentation of existing data sets within the scientific mission of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in order to enable secondary analysis of these data by the scientific community. The highest priority is to archive original data collected with NICHD funding. Details here.

Reminder: Fall 2022 Loan Repayment Program Applications. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs can help doctoral degree holders conducting qualified health research to repay up to $50,000 in education-related debt. Read more about the Loan Repayment Programs. Applications open: Sept. 1, 2022, to Nov. 17, 2022.


The NIH Common Fund is soliciting applications from community organizations in support of the goals of the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program’s Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative. The new research opportunity OTA-22-007 will support the development, implementation, assessment, and dissemination of community-led, health equity structural interventions, co-created in partnership with research organizations, that intervene upon structural factors that produce and perpetuate health disparities. Please note this is not a Transformative Health Disparities Research Initiative opportunity. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent by November 18, 2022, 11:59 PM ET. Applicants will be selected from the LOIs to submit full applications, which will be due by January 23, 2023. For more details, read the full Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) at: https://commonfund.nih.gov/sites/default/files/OTA-22-007.pdf.

On October 17th, the NICHD is celebrating 60 years of NICHD research at the 60th anniversary virtual symposium. Tune in for reflections from NICHD leadership, panel discussions with researchers and health advocates, and more. Register to attend: https://web.cvent.com/event/d23ccb32-83c3-49e3-8cb1-a7c726f19e0b/summary.

NIH Request for Information (RFI) on the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) Strategic Plan 2023-2028. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to inform the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in finalizing their 2023 – 2028 Strategic Plan priorities and strategic objectives for behavioral and social science research (BSSR) at NIH. OBSSR seeks feedback on the- scientific priorities and cross-cutting themes that are proposed for its next strategic plan. These were developed based on an evaluation of the previous strategic plan, a previous RFI, and listening sessions with multiple groups internal and external to the NIH. Please note, the themes and priorities are intentionally not specific to any given diseases or conditions, as NIH’s Institutes and Centers serve as the best place for disease or condition specific research. As a Coordinating Office, OBSSR’s efforts best serve to emphasize efforts in addressing important cross-cutting gaps, and to accelerate important areas of new research. Release Date: September 16, 2022. Response Date: November 14, 2022. Read more: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-211.html


Call for papers is now OPEN for the 2023 Applied Demography Conference, in Annapolis, Maryland, February 7-9: http://ow.ly/J0o850KQB0K

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