Weekly News, October 31, 2022

Please join us this Wednesday, November 2, for our next Brown Bag of the semester, as we host Mark Borgschulte. Dr. Borgschulte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a UC Berkeley alum. His talk, “Immigration and Inequality in the Next Generation,” will be in-person in the Seminar Room (310, Social Sciences Building) from 12pm-1:10pm, with an option to zoom. Event details are here.

Next, the University of California, Irvine’s Center for Population, Inequality and Policy will soon invite submissions for the inaugural All-UC Demography Conference. This meeting will highlight current demographic research happening within the UC system and provide a venue for making connections across UC campuses, with a keynote talk by Ron Lee, Distinguished Professor and founding director of our UC Berkeley Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging. This event is open to all University of California researchers performing demography research and affiliated with population and poverty centers. The conference will be held Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5 in person at University of California, Irvine. More details are forthcoming. To receive meeting updates and the call for papers, please register for the mailing list. The conference website is here.

 See additional announcements and opportunities below. 


All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

October 31 | 2-3:30pm | UC Berkeley Department of Sociology | Demar Lewis, PhD Candidate in Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University, will present, Unveiling the Trauma of the Routine: Illuminating Levels of Persisting Inequity in Conceptions of Community Safety.” Hybrid, 402 Social Sciences Building, and Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98068888315?pwd=c1o2U1Z3L2p2RUhGRTVmWFpGUjBXdz09 

Meeting ID: 980 6888 8315

Passcode: 213573

November 1 | 12:10-1pm | UC Berkeley School of Public Health | Berkeley Public Health Talks | Carisa Harris, PhD, CPE, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, and in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. “The Application of Wearable Devices for Biomechanical Exposure Assessment in Occupational Health: Progress and Pitfalls.” Virtual event – please pre-register: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/99555139850. Event contact: lhg@berkeley.edu.

November 2  | 12-1:10pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Mark Borgschulte, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present “Immigration and Inequality in the Next Generation.” This is a hybrid event. In person talk and available via Zoom. Social Science Building, Seminar Room 310, Zoom Meeting ID: 934 6654 8260 Password: DEMOG_BB. Event details.


International Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships NIH Virtual Event on November 9, 2022. The National Institutes of Health. (NOT-OD-23-009). Are you from a foreign organization looking to secure NIH funding? Are you a domestic researcher looking to partner with a foreign entity? Or are you a domestic institution partnering with a foreign collaborator? This free, virtual event is designed to provide each of these audiences with valuable tools and guidance on navigating NIH grants policies and processes. Make plans to spend time with NIH experts and your peers for engaging and informative presentations, case studies, and live Q&A. See the agenda, register, learn more, here.

Call for Abstracts – 2023 LMIC Mortality & Healthy Aging Workshop. You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2023 Workshop on Determinants of Adult Mortality, Morbidity, and Healthy Aging in LMICs. This workshop is jointly sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging at UC Berkeley and the Center for Biodemography and Population Health at USC. The workshop will be held virtually on February 24, 2023. Please find further information on the workshop in the attached call. One page abstracts should be submitted by November 15, 2022 to Maria Hernandez, mt_hernandez@berkeley.edu.

NIH Data management and sharing: NIH policy details and guidance: The Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing goes into effect Jan. 25, 2023. Learn more.


The due date for the Berkeley Population Center pilot grants has been extended to November 15. The goal of these seed grants is to fund high-risk, high-reward research in general alignment with the mission of the NICHD’s Population Dynamics Branch. Read about the pilot grant guidelines, and for how to apply, here.

PAA Annual Awards Call for Nominations

 Recognize a fellow demographer (or yourself!) who has contributed to the profession. Four awards will be presented in 2023 and consist of a plaque and a cash prize. See each link below for individual nomination criteria. The deadline for nominations is January 31. See Call Here.

  1. Robert J. Lapham Award. The Lapham Award recognizes a person who contributed to the population profession through the application of demographic knowledge to policy issues.
  2. Harriet B. Presser Award. The Presser Award honors a record of sustained research contributions to the study of gender and demography.
  3. Irene B. Taeuber Award. The Taeuber Award is presented in recognition of an unusually original or important contribution to the scientific study of population or for an accumulated record of exceptionally sound and innovative research.
  4. Dorothy S. Thomas Award. The Thomas Award is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables.

The American Sociological Association Population Section Call for Nominations

  1. Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population (Published Article Award) Deadline for Nominating: March 1, 2023. The section is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population Award. The award recognizes an outstanding published article in demography or population studies. To be eligible, articles must have a 2021, 2022, or 2023 publication date. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations should include the author’s name(s), title, date of publication, and a brief statement explaining the significance of the work and its contribution to the sociology of population. Please email an electronic copy of the nominating letter(s) and article to members of the selection committee by March 1, 2023. Committee members: Karen Guzzo (chair) (Karen.Guzzo@unc.edu); Jacob Faber (Jacob.faber@nyu.edu); Joe LaBriola (labriola@umich.edu).
  2. Otis Dudley Duncan Award (Book Award). Deadline for Nominating:  March 1, 2023. The Sociology of Population section is now soliciting nominations for the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award. The Otis Dudley Duncan Award will be presented to the author(s) of a recent book that has made significant contributions to social demography. Books published in the last three calendar years (2020, 2021, 2022) will be considered. Self-nominations are accepted. Please send a letter of nomination with a brief description of the book and its contribution to the sociology of population by email to the committee chair, with copies to all committee members. Please also be sure that all committee members receive a copy of the book (these may be requested from the publisher). Nominations and books should be sent by March 1, 2023. Committee members: Christine Percheski (Chair) Email: c-percheski@northwestern.edu; Emily Merchant. Email: ekmerchant@ucdavis.edu; Tomas Jimenez. Email: tjimenez@stanford.edu.
  3. Student Paper Award. Deadline for Nominating:  March 1, 2023. The section is accepting nominations for the best student paper in social demography. This award consists of a certificate and support for travel expenses to attend the 2023 ASA meeting. The submission criteria are: 
  • The paper can be published or unpublished and should be article-length (approximately 40 pages including tables and figures). 
  • Submissions must be blinded, i.e., the cover page of the paper should include a title and abstract but no other identifying information. A separate cover page containing the author’s name, affiliation, address, and acknowledgements should be included.
  • Papers can be sole-authored or have multiple student authors. All authors must be currently enrolled in graduate school or have completed their Ph.D. degrees on or after January 1, 2022. No faculty co-authors are allowed.
  • The paper must use a sociological perspective to address an issue of relevance to contemporary demography, broadly defined. Purely technical papers are not eligible.
  • Membership in the Population Section of the ASA is not a requirement for the award but is encouraged.

The paper should be submitted to committee members via email by March 1, 2023. Committee members: Sarah Hayford (Chair) (Hayford.10@osu.edu), Mari Amorim (mariana.amorim@wsu.edu), Yifan Shen (yifan_shen@brown.edu).

UC Berkeley Assistant- and Associate-level Professors: Apply to be a 2023-2024 Faculty Fellow. Assistant- and Associate-level faculty in the UC Berkeley Division of Social Sciences are invited to apply for the 2023-2024 Matrix Faculty Fellows program. Matrix Faculty Fellows receive a course release (i.e., a reduced teaching obligation) to allow them to pursue work on publications and/or a book manuscript. The professors will also participate in Matrix programs, for example by contributing a website feature, participating in a panel discussion, or holding a workshop on a topic related to their research. The deadline is November 15, 2022. Learn more.


NOT-AG-22-030: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Small Research Grants for Innovations in Healthy Longevity Research. This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) R03 invites applications for small research grants that align with the goals of the National Academy of Medicine’s Healthy Longevity Grand Challenge, as well as the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) interests in supporting research to promote a long healthspan and functional independence in both aging and Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). First available due date is February 16, 2023, with an expiration date of May 8, 2023. Read the full NOSI here.

Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH Population Development Branch. Deadline is January 7, 2023.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) Deadline is January 31, 2023.

Russell Sage Foundation:  Behavioral Science and Decision-Making in Context. This program encourages perspectives from multiple disciplines to further our understanding of economic, social, political, and psychological decision-making processes, attitudes, behaviors, and institutional practices in public and private contexts such as policing/criminal legal systems, employment, housing, politics, racial/ethnic relations, and immigration. Funding: Up to $175K. Deadline: November 9, 2022. Further information is here.

Russell Sage Foundation: Future of Work. The program supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for low- and moderately paid workers and their families in the U.S. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on employment, earnings, and job quality. We are especially interested in proposals that address questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers. Funding: Up to $175K. Deadline: November 9, 2022. Learn more and apply here.



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.

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