Weekly News October 4, 2021

Because of COVID, there are a number of flexibilities introduced into NIH grants and eligibility.  I can’t say as I’m on top of all the changes but I am here to try to figure them out with you if you think it applies (for example, an extended time as ‘early stage investigator’ which provides a more generous funding payline).

NIH’s era Commons will soon require two-factor authentication for users, which means you can’t just give your team your credentials in order to manage the grant.  But you can set them up as ‘delegates’ giving them access to various sections. To do so, log on to your era commons account, click on ADMIN then Delegates.  Delegates need an era commons id (available from spoawards@berkeley.edu).  Enter the ID, click on the roles, and they should have access. When the delegate then logs on to their own era commons account, and goes to the section where they have delegated authority (e.g., ‘status’ and ‘RPPR’) they will see a drop down button for the PIs for which they have been given authority).  

Reminder: the next deadline for Berkeley Pilot grants is November 15. For more information, visit https://populationsciences.berkeley.edu/population-center/pilot-grants/

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.
Wednesday, October 6, 12-1 PM.  Mathew Kiang “Colliding Crises: Widening racial/ethnic disparities in fatal overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic?”. | Zoom Meeting ID: 998 5935 0488 Password: DEMOG_BB. 

*View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Monday October 4 2-3:30 pm: “The Farm Woman’s Problem: Farm Crisis in the U.S. South and Migration to the City, 1920-1940” Jennifer Withrow, UC Census Bureau, https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/econ.html?event_ID=141897 11:30-12:40 PM October 5th, 2021: SPH Seminar: Morgan Philibin will be presenting: Shifting cannabis policies and the health of Black and Latinx youth and young adults in the United States: A mixed methods analysis. https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/events/category/events/brown-bag-talks/

Thursday, October 7, 2:10 – 3:30 p.m. “The Impact of Criminal Records on Employment, Earnings, and Tax Outcomes” with Alexandre Mas, Princeton. 648 Evans. https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/econ.html?event_ID=139616 

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12 Noon EDT. Harvard Population Center: “Can the digital revolution promote gender equality?” Ridhi Kashyap, DPhil, associate professor of social demography, University of Oxford, and professorial fellow, Nuffield College. REGISTER.

October 8th, 1:30-3:00 PM EST.  NLCHDD seminar given by Dr. James McNally, Director of NACDA Program on Aging and Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. His talk is titled “Aging in Context: NACDA and ICPSR support for gerontological research and emerging opportunities for geographic/spatial analysis.” Register in advance here: https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoceqorjojH9QvoGAjeEXXcWniSQaA18k3 

Thursday October 14, 12 noon EDT: Harvard Population Center “A critique of the Census Bureau’s justification for differential privacy.”Steven Ruggles, PhD, Regents Professor of History and Population Studies, and director, Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation, University of Minnesota. Please register for Zoom link

NIA Career Transition Award (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). (PAR-21-351)
National Institute on Aging. Application Receipt Date(s): February 12, 2022. “The purpose of the NIA Career Transition Award (CTA) is to facilitate the transition of mentored researchers to tenure-track faculty positions conducting research that advances the mission of NIA. This award will provide three years of protected time through salary and research support to conduct biomedical research at an extramural sponsoring institution/organization to which the individual has been recruited, been offered, and has accepted a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position (or equivalent).” LL: This award opportunity is new to me but it looks like it’s well-suited for someone in a postdoc or done ‘early’ with their dissertation (academic-search calendar wise), and who is likely to get a tenure-track. I hope to have some information next week on distinctions between various career development awards.

NSF: Coastlines and People (CoPe). The Coastlines and People program supports diverse, innovative, multi-institution awards that are focused on critically important coastlines and people research that is integrated with broadening participation goals. The objective of this solicitation is to support Coastal Research Hubs, structured using a convergent science approach, at the nexus between coastal sustainability, human dimensions, and coastal processes to transform understanding of interactions among natural, human-built, and social systems in coastal, populated environments. LL: There is a strong social science and population-based research aspect to this call.  

The France-Berkeley Fund (FBF) is pleased to announce its 2022 call for proposals.  The Fund invites applications for up to $12,000 in seed funding for new collaborations between faculty and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and their counterparts in France. The FBF accepts single-discipline or interdisciplinary proposals in all fields (e.g. STEM, arts & humanities, social sciences, law, business, education, medicine / public health). Eligibility: FBF grants are open to all faculty and researchers who hold a permanent appointment and principal investigator status at UC Berkeley and/or the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Proposals must be submitted jointly with a colleague who holds a permanent appointment at a university or research center in France. Duration: Grants will be awarded on July 1, 2022 and funded projects must be completed within 18 months (by December 1, 2023).  Application deadline: January 31, 2022, by midnight PST. For complete details and to apply, visit: https://fbf.berkeley.edu/apply

IAPHS – Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science Annual Meeting. “Racism, Power, and Justice: Achieving Population Health Equity” October 19 – 21, 2021 – Virtual Conference.  https://iaphs.org/conference/

“Population Dynamics and Social Policy” on October 7th, 2021 (KST). The webinar will be divided into two sessions and will be live-streamed on YouTube: Session I will take place on October 7, 2021, starting at 9:00 am (KST) and finishing at 10:10 (KST), and Session II will be held on October 7, 2021, starting at 4:00 pm (KST) and finishing at 5:30 pm (KST). Below is the schedule of the webinar. 
Session I (9:00-10:10AM) https://youtu.be/iZpuBIqbTHY
Session II (4:00-5:30PM) https://youtu.be/xqV0PU6xB20
For more information, visit: https://www.snuprc.com/post/population-dynamics-and-social-policy

Using IPUMS data in R with the ipumsr package. Oct 12, 2021, 10:00AM CT. Register for the Webinar

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) 
offers six to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research about US Indigenous or non-US cultures and societies. The IDRF program especially welcomes applications from underrepresented institutions. Sixty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/idrf-fellowship/ 

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Dissertation grants. The foundation supports projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level. https://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info 

NTA Newsletter, September 2021
, which contains information about the next National Transfers Accounts (NTA) Global Meeting (NTA 14). 

UCNets Public Use Samples.  The UCNets data – the UC Berkeley Social Networks Study – includes 3 waves of data collected between 2015-2018 (n=1100), a separate LGB subsample, and also a COVID-19 and Networks sample collected in the fall of 2020 (n=621).  The 3 main waves are available on ICPSR: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/ICPSR/studies/36975.  Graduate students and others are invited to use these data for theses and dissertations. Assistance with the data is available from Prof Claude Fischer, Dr. Stephanie Child and Dr. Leora Lawton. Visit ucnets.berkeley.edu for information about the study, questionnaires and more. Please contact Leora Lawton at ucnets@berkeley.edu for more information.

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS): If you want to learn more about the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), check out the how-to videos here: www.nhats.org/researcher/nhats/videos. And you can find summary statistics on aging in the U.S. using the NHATS data, with the option to export the graphics into powerpoint slides, etc., here: https://micda.isr.umich.edu/research/nhats-trends-dashboards. NHATS is now on twitter @NHATS_NSOC. 

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. 
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