Weekly News September 20, 2021

One of the resources supported by Population Sciences at Berkeley is the Full Count Census Project.  Our campus has a license from IPUMS and the University of Minnesota to provide access to these rich data. While the data without names are available through IPUMS, we can provide access to the restricted data. These data can be linked to other data sources.  For example, our NIA-funded CenSoc project links the 1940 Census data to the Social Security Death records.  A number of professors and graduate students have received approval for the Full Count data for their projects. While we accept applications almost any time, there is a break between November 15-January 31 where we put applications on hold until the annual renewal agreement with IPUMS is finalized. Learn more about the Full Count project here and how to apply for these data visit: https://populationsciences.berkeley.edu/population-center/historical-full-count-census-project/

Also, 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,

PS: I’ll be on vacation this month on the following days: Mon-Wed Sept 20-29, although checking email occasionally and responding to some issues.  


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

No Demography Brown Bag this week due to a COVID-related cancellation. 
*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.

Monday September 20, 2021, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Katherine Eriksson, UC Davis “Marriage and the Intergenerational Mobility of Women: Evidence from Massachusetts Marriage Certificates, 1850-1910” Evans 597. 

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST. Keletso Makofane, PhD, FXB Health & Human Rights Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present “Networked resources, causal inference and health: Evidence from population-based studies in South Africa.” Please REGISTER,

11:40-1:00 PM. Tuesday September 28, 2021: Leonard Rubenstein, JD, Johns Hopkins University, “Violence against Healthcare in Conflict and what can be done about it.” https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/event/violence-against-healthcare-in-conflict-and-what-can-be-done-about-it/.  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97177006484

The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging – 
Requests Proposals for 2022 Academic Research Grants. Legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals are invited to submit research proposals to The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging. The objective of the Academic Research Grants Program is to further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for older adults, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by language, culture, disability, lack of education, or other barriers. Up to four grants of a maximum of $20,000 each will be awarded. The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to older adults; or, anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elder populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. It is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate academic journal. A detailed Request For Proposals and on-line application can be accessed on the Center’s website, www.borchardcla.org. Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2021. Selections will be made on or about December 15, 2021. Funded projects must begin no later than June 1, 2022 and be completed within 12 months. For more information, contact Mary Jane Ciccarello, Director, Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging, mjc@borchardcenter.org.

CITRIS Seed Funding Call for Proposals – Due by October 25, 2021. The CITRIS Seed Funding program issues short-term, targeted awards to further the institute’s research priorities for societal benefit, catalyze early results that can lead to significant funding and strengthen connections across UC campuses. Proposals are invited from principal investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Awardees embody the university’s public mission and the innovative spirit of California. Projects must address the following Grand Challenges in Information Technology:
* Climate Resilience
* Digital Health Innovation
* Next-Generation Technology Policy
* Automation and the Workforce
There will be an informational webinar on September 28th. More info here

Amazon Science Research Awards. Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to the principal investigator’s academic institution or organization. There are currently eight priority funding areas listed on their Call for Proposals page. The area of most relevance to population science is Data for Social Sustainability “The Sustainability Science and Innovation (SSI) team at Amazon advances sustainability through mapping, modelling, measuring, and developing insights into the environmental and social impacts of Amazon, both today and into the future. Our north star is to create science-based and data-informed decision tools that have the greatest long-term impact for Amazon and our customers.” Award Amount: Unrestricted (average grant up to $80K). Deadline: Proposals due October 8, 2021. https://www.amazon.science/research-awards/call-for-proposals.

NIA’s IMPACT Collaboratory will hold the second annual Training Workshop on January 26-27, 2022 entitled Building Skills to Conduct Embedded Pragmatic Clinical Trials (ePCTs) among People Living with Dementia (PLWD) and their Care Partners. This virtual 1.5-day workshop will provide a foundation in practical aspects of designing and conducting ePCTs in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) through a combination of activities including: panel discussions, small group sessions, and networking opportunities with experts in the field. Applications are due on October 8, 2021 – more detailed information and instructions on how to apply are below. Please feel free to pass this along to others who you think may be interested as well. More information, including a working agenda for the workshop, are on our website at impactcollaboratory.org/training-workshop. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please email IMPACTcollaboratory@hsl.harvard.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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