You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2024 Workshop on Determinants of Adult Mortality, Morbidity, and Healthy Aging in LMICs, to be held virtually on February 23, 2024. The workshop is jointly sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging here at UC Berkeley and the Center for Biodemography and Population Health at the University of Southern California. Please find further information on the workshop in the attached call. One page abstracts should be submitted by November 1, 2023 to email@example.com.
Please join us Wednesday, September 27, at 12pm PST, for our next seminar of the Fall 2023 semester Demography Brown Bag Seminar Series, with Adam Leive, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy and new BPC Affiliate. Dr Leive will present his research on “New Evidence on the Relationship Between Consumption, Health, and Utility.” This is an in-person event, held in the Demography Seminar Room, 310 Social Sciences Building. Event details.
See further announcements and opportunities below.
September 25 | 2-3:30pm | UC Berkeley Sociology | Wai Kit Choi, Professor of Sociology at the California State University, Los Angeles, will present “Empire, Psychological Warfare, and the Allure of Behavioral Modification.” 402 Social Sciences Building and Zoom. Meeting ID: 913 5664 3637. Passcode: 564896
September 26 | 12:10-1:00pm | UC Berkeley School of Public Health | Latest in Public Health Research Series | Ashley Wolf, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Berkeley Public Health, will present “The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Protection against Infectious Disease.” More information is here.
September 27 | 12-1:05pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Adam Leive, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy. Dr Leive will present his research on “New Evidence on the Relationship Between Consumption, Health, and Utility.” This is an in-person event, held in the Demography Seminar Room, 310 Social Sciences Building. Meeting ID: 985 2901 0198. Password: DEMOG_BB. Event details.
September 28 | Register for this week’s CEGA‘s symposium, Evidence to Action (E2A): Realigning Tech for Social Impact. This symposium will explore the evidence on tech for social good. (RSVP here). We’ll hear from several CEGA researchers who are studying the role of technology as a mechanism for improving disease diagnosis, electric grid reliability, and the distribution of goods, as well as a tool for targeting, tracking, and measuring the impact of promising development solutions. We’ll also have a discussion with members of the donor and policy communities about challenges to the adoption of new technologies by LMIC decision-makers. Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Chief Innovation Officer at USAID, will keynote. Location: Oakstop / The Hive. 2323 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612. Time: 12:30pm-7pm. Read more on the event web page.
SAVE THE DATE: The Goldman School of Public Policy, the Othering and Belonging Institute, and the Berkeley Population Center invite you to join us on October 18th, 5pm, for a discussion with authors Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein on their new book, Just Action and the Color of Law, including courses of action that citizens may take to address state-enacted segregation. The event, held at Banatao Auditorium at 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, is free and open to the public. Event details are here.
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS
European Population Conference (EPC), 2024, in collaboration with the University of St. Andrews, will be held June 12-15th, in Edinburgh, Scotland. EPC 2024 is a general population conference with a special focus on the topic of Sustainable Populations; submissions on this topic are especially welcome. Deadline for submission is November 1, 2023. Read more about the call and submit your abstract here.
What is the Future of Behavioral Economics and Public Policy? Takeaways from Behavioral Economics: Policy Impact and Future Directions. Behavioral economics, which integrates insights from psychology and economics, has had a growing influence on research and policy. The National Academies’ recently released consensus report Behavioral Economics: Policy Impact and Future Directions offers an overview of the field’s history and core principles, evidence-based strategies for policy and practice, guidance for strengthening the field and supporting the implementation of tested ideas in real-world settings, and directions for future research.
Join this webinar on September 29 at 12:00pm ET, featuring Stefano DellaVigna (University of California, Berkeley, and member of the authoring committee for the report) sharing key takeaways from the report. This webinar will feature a 20 minute presentation from Stefano DellaVigna (University of California, Berkeley, and member of the authoring committee for the report) sharing key takeaways from the report. Following the presentation, Katy Milkman (University of Pennsylvania, and member of the National Academies’ Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences) will engage Stefano in a dialogue about his presentation and then will moderate 15 minutes of audience Q&A.
Behavioral economics, which integrates insights from psychology and economics, has had a growing influence on research and policy. Our recently released consensus report Behavioral Economics: Policy Impact and Future Directions offers an overview of the field’s history and core principles, evidence-based strategies for policy and practice, guidance for strengthening the field and supporting the implementation of tested ideas in real-world settings, and directions for future research. Learn more and register here.
Join the NIA this fall to help enhance dementia study diversity. Population and genetics studies can help us understand aging-related health disparities. But for these insights to benefit everyone, the research must reflect the diversity of today’s population. NIA will host a hybrid workshop, “The Future of Population-Based Studies in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Setting Future Scientific Priorities,” on October 31-November 1. Register by October 16 to join. Read the full announcement.
Russell Sage Foundation. The Pipeline Grants Competition seeks to support early- career scholars (Assistant Professors, Lecturers and Adjunct Assistant Professors) and promote diversity by prioritizing applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Deadline is November 1. Learn more and apply.
Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). The NIH Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) Program‘s overarching goal is to enhance the breadth and geographical location of research and research-related activities supported by NIH. The ReWARD program provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and who have no current NIH research project grant funding. The ReWARD program provides funding for both the scientific research and the DEIA activities of investigators. The grant will support scientific research in areas related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and ongoing DEIA activities focused on enhancing diversity in the biomedical research enterprise within the United States and territories. The next deadline is October 5, 2023.
Notice of Special Interest in Research on Family Support and Rejection in the Health and Well-Being of SGM Populations (Notice Number: NOT-OD-23-166). The mission of the NIH is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The NIH is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of health and well-being and lead to the development of effective evidence-based strategies, interventions, and services for people of all ages and backgrounds. NIH places a high priority on research with individuals and populations at increased risk for adverse health outcomes, and especially those who have received insufficient attention from the scientific research enterprise. To this end, and in response to Executive Order 14075 on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals, this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) announces an interest in research on the impact and consequences of family support and family rejection on the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM, defined for NIH purposes in NOT-OD-19-139) individuals across the life course. First available due date: September 25, 2023; expiration date, May 08, 2026.
Opportunities for HIV Cure Strategies at the Time of ART Initiation (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to identify cure strategies suitable for administration at the start of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and/or at cART restart after an analytical treatment interruption (ATI), with the ultimate goal of achieving sustained treatment-free remission. The earliest submission date is December 07, 2023.
Opportunities for HIV Cure Strategies at the Time of ART Initiation (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to identify cure strategies suitable for administration at the start of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and/or at cART restart after an analytical treatment interruption (ATI), with the ultimate goal of achieving sustained treatment-free remission. The earliest submission date is December 07, 2023.
NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 – Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-23-111.html. NIMHD invites applications to support short-term exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health and/or health disparities or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that can directly contribute to improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in the U.S. Applications are due June 16, October 16, 2023, see here.
Behavioral and Social Research on the Role of Immigration on Life Course Health and Aging, including AD/ADRD (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites innovative R21 applications that explore how structural, community, and interpersonal mechanisms operate over the life course among middle- and older aged racial and/or ethnic subgroups considered to be a minority in the US (see OMB Directive 15) to shape health outcomes, and any resulting in health disparities. This NOFO also invites innovative applications that explore data needs and methods when studying the effect of immigration on life-course health, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (ADRD). Applications with preliminary data are encouraged to apply to companion NOFO RFA-AG-24-028, which invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications. However, high-risk/high-payoff projects that lack preliminary data may be more appropriate for this NOFO. Due November 3, 2023.
PAR-21-252 Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOFO. The purpose is to provide research support and protected time (three to five years) to an early career research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) who holds a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution. This NOFO invites applications from LMIC scientists from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of their country under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors. NOFO details can be found here. There is also an equivalent NOFO (PAR-21-251) where clinical trials are allowed which can be found here. The next application due date is November 3, 2023.
Small Research Grant Program for the Next Generation of Researchers in AD/ADRD Research (R03 Clinical Trial Optional). This Small Research Grant (R03) program will support meritorious projects to provide needed scientific insight to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and/or care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). Specifically, this NOFO will support projects covering a wide range of topics related to AD/ADRD. The overall goal of this NOFO is (i) to encourage the next generation of researchers to pursue research and academic careers in AD/ADRD research; and (ii) to stimulate established researchers who have not had a major award in AD/ADRD research to perform pilot studies to develop new, innovative AD/ADRD research programs that leverage and build upon their existing expertise. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. Investigators who have not successfully competed for an award under this or prior versions of this announcement are specifically encouraged to apply. New submissions due October 16, 2023; February 16, 2024.
PAR-22-104 Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43 Clinical Trial Optional). The purpose of this NOFO is to encourage applications for institutional research training programs in low-and middle-income countries focused on NCDs. Applications may be for collaborations between institutions in the U.S and an eligible LMIC or may involve just LMIC institutions in some cases. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the NCD research capacity of the LMIC institutions. Details can be found here. The next application due date is July 15, 2024.
NOT-AG-23-027 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Small Research Grants for Innovations in Healthy Longevity Research. This NOSI invites applications for small research grants (R03) 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). Projects should inform the overall mission of the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge and include bold, new, and innovative ideas to extend health and function as people age. The NOSI, which includes examples of topic areas, can be found here. Submit applications for this initiative using the following notice of funding opportunity (NOFO): PA-20-200 NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Application due dates are October 15, 2023 and February 16, 2024.
NEW RESOURCES, AGING
Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) data from China, India, and Mexico: Summary Statistics. NIA BSR has posted tables are based on descriptive cross-national analyses of the HCAP data from China, India, and Mexico, including information about the characteristics of the sample, average self-rated health score, Activity of Daily Living (ADLs), receipt of informal care, and average scores on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The tables are here. More tables using HCAP data will be posted soon.
NIA BSR Global Aging pages update. NIA BSR has made substantial updates to our Global Aging webpages with input from pilot testers from the US and several LMICs. The latest content can help researchers around the world learn more about How to apply for a global aging research project and Frequently Asked Questions for Global Aging Applications in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, which are particularly tailored to international scientists who are new to NIH.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of Demographic Research on how COVID mitigation policies shaped and determined fundamental demographic outcomes, deadline December 15. We invite authors to submit papers that explore how COVID mitigation policies shaped and determined fundamental demographic outcomes for possible inclusion in a special collection of Demographic Research. This collection will focus on relationship formation and dissolution, quality of family life, planned and realized fertility. Preference will be given to papers that use longitudinal data from household-based panel surveys that exploit the strengths of pre-COVID longitudinal observations to describe richer patterns of responses and, when possible, identify causal effects of COVID mitigation policies including, but not limited to, work-from-home, school closures, travel restrictions, and lockdowns.
Papers should be submitted directly to the Guest Editor Dr. Yu Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2023 for an initial screening. The papers selected in this initial stage will be sent out for review and evaluated like other submissions to Demographic Research.
The next annual Rosenkranz Symposium, hosted by Stanford Health Policy, will be held next spring on May 21, 2024. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 17, 11:59 PM PST. Please find the attached Call for Papers for more details.
The PAA 2024 Applied Demography Conference will be held virtually February 6 – 8, 2024. We are excited to provide applied demographers with a unique opportunity to participate in a conference designed to showcase applied demography, strengthen professional networks, and bring the applied demography community together. The deadline to submit is November 3, 2023. See the Call for Papers; Submission System.
Symposium on Black Immigration and Public Policy. The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin will be organizing a Spring 2024 symposium on Black Immigration and Public Policy. The symposium will be held at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas on April 3, 2024. It will provide a forum for scholars, practitioners, and other participants to examine the social, economic, and political dimensions of these movements as well as their implications for public policy.
The institute invites submissions from authors exploring various aspects of the relationship between Black immigration and public policy. These could include, but are not limited to, submissions that address (a) immigration-related issues such as specific immigration policies, undocumented status, and refugee movements, as well as (b) the social incorporation of Black immigrants as reflected in their labor market outcomes, home ownership and residential attainment patterns, health outcomes, political participation, education, and community organizations.
The deadline for receiving submissions is October 31, 2023. Authors will be notified of papers accepted by December 1, 2023. Funds are available to cover the travel of a limited number of junior scholars whose papers are accepted for presentation. Submissions are now being accepted at sites.utexas.edu/iupra . Please also use this website to register if you just plan to attend the event.
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, email@example.com.