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Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study Data Released

Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS)

This resource is great for getting started with exploring the FFCWS variables. Sort FFCWS variables by topic, wave, respondent, focal person, scales, survey, source, and/or variable type. This re-release includes new and improved data files for all FFCWS data from baseline through Year 15, along with improved accompanying documentation. Year 15 Weights are now also available.

For more information see the Metadata Explorer 

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Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

Binghamton University - Position open until filled

Binghamton University is calling for fellows that are expected to conduct original research appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, to publish scholarly work as a result of this effort, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record. Fellows will receive formal mentoring in research and teaching, as well as receive constructive feedback throughout the appointment in an effort to improve their candidacy for a tenure track appointment. 

Deadline: Open until filled

For more information see the announcement 

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Two Posdoctoral Fellows

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Postdoctoral Fellow on Role of Occupational Segregation

UCLA & OPR - Position open until filled

The Office of Population Research at Princeton University and the California Center for Population Research at the
University of California, Los Angeles are seeking one post-doctoral researcher for a new project on the role of occupational segregation by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. 
The main focus is on the higher rate of functional limitations by age among the native-born and immigrant Latino/Hispanic population. Candidates should apply only to one of the two universities (where they would prefer to be located). 

Deadline: Position open until filled 

For more information see the UCLA announcement 

For more information see the Princeton announcement 


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Professor on Urban Economics or Urban Demography

CUNY - Open until filled

The Department of Urban Studies at the CUNY School of Labor seeks a junior level (Assistant Professor) or a senior level (Associate or Full Professor) for tenure-track faculty position in Urban Economics and/or Urban Demography.

Position open until filled 

For more information see the announcement 

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Select Topics in International Censuses (STIC) for the 2020 round of censuses

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing the STIC series leading into the 2020 round of censuses. Notes in the series complement the U.N. Principles and Recommendations on Population and Housing Censuses by describing key topics in more detail. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the STIC series is designed to assist staff in national statistical offices address many of the most pressing issues in the 2020 round.

For more information please visit the website 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Policy Research on Neighborhoods and Health

UCSF - Open until filled

The University of California San Francisco's Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics is seeking an individual to conduct policy research to examine the effects of neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation on health. The fellow will also work with the principal investigator on other related projects, leveraging natural experiments to study the effects of social policies on health.The Neighborhood-Health Policy Research project involves analyzing large Danish register data to examine the effects of neighborhood deprivation on dementia and its vascular risk factors among a cohort of immigrants to Denmark.

Deadline: Open until filled 

For more information see the announcement

Grant Applications for PhD Candidates in Social Policy

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy - December 1, 2019

The Horowitz Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019 grants. These grants are among the largests offered to PhD students in social policy application on either a global or local level. 

Deadline: December 1, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

NSF Director issues letter to colleagues on foreign talent recruitment

Sees challenges to successful NSF research model

A letter from France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation, lays out a new policy in the wake of revelations of funded research being co-opted by a foreign power.

"Our science and engineering enterprise . . . is put at risk when other governments endeavor to benefit from the global research ecosystem without upholding the values of openness, transparency, and reciprocal collaboration. . . .

"[W]e are issuing a policy making it clear that NSF personnel and IPAs detailed to NSF cannot participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. There is a risk that participation in foreign government talent recruitment programs by NSF personnel and IPAs will compromise the ethical principles that bind us. Moreover, such participation poses significant risks of inappropriate foreign influence on NSF policies, programs, and priorities, including the integrity of NSF's merit review process—risks we simply cannot accept."

See the complete letter

Call to edit two special issues of CPoS

Comparative Population Studies - September 30, 2019

Editor: Nobert Schneider, Federal Institute for Population Research, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany Managing Editor (2019):
Philip Rees, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Send a Proposal (~800 words) for a Special Issue to , for the attention of the Managing Editor. The proposal should include: (1) the title of the Special Issue, (2) a summary of the Special Issue topic, (3) reasons why the topic is important and timely, (4) the value added by a Special Issue, (5) a list of title and potential authors of 4 to 6 papers per Special Issue and (6) what the Editorial Overview paper will contain.

Deadline : September 30, 2019

For details refer to the CPoS announcement 

Special Issue on research related to Migration and Housing Markets

Journal of Housing Economics - January 15, 2020

This special issue will feature research that sheds light on the intersection between housing markets and household or population mobility, two topics that are intrinsically linked. For example, the decision of whether and where to move is heavily influenced by housing market conditions—the levels of rents and house prices, the availability of the desired type and location of housing, and even the cost and availability of mortgage credit. At the same time, conditions in rental and housing markets are affected by the magnitudes of migrant flows into and out of the market.

Deadline : Before January 15, 2020 (early submissions will be considered promptly)

For information see the announcement

US Children with Perinatal HIV who were Born Internationally

NICHD R01 - November 14, 2019

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites R01 applications for its US Children with Perinatal HIV who were Born Internationally project to stimulate research on an area of emerging public health significance and improve understanding of the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of HIV and co-morbid conditions among US children who were born internationally and acquired HIV from their mothers.

Deadline : November 14, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Call for papers: Changes in the Sexual Behaviors of Young People

GENUS Journal of Population Sciences - November 30, 2019

Genus welcomes submissions for the thematic series: “Changes in the sexual behavior of young people”.

This thematic series will assess recent changes in the sexual behavior of young people particularly from a life course perspective, or that consider gender dynamics, at-risk behaviors, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual satisfaction, sexual harassment, sexuality and peers, sexuality and parenting and age norms, non-heterosexual orientation and behaviors, or methods to collect and verify data on youth sexual behavior, both in developed and developing countries.

This call is also open to submissions that go beyond the previously listed themes as long as they address recent changes in the sexual behavior of young people and the methodologies used to study various facets of this phenomenon.

Submission deadline: 30 November 2019

For more information see the announcement

Human Planet Forum 2019 - Understanding Human Presence on Planet Earth

Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) - September 30, 2019

The Human Planet Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to harness new data sources, technologies and analytic approaches to address key needs for improved understanding and modeling and for better tools for decision making in support of sustainable development.

The second Human Planet Forum provides a unique venue for expert groups working on key topics include: monitoring and prediction of urbanization, population movement, rural development, and related changes in the Human Planet.

Duration: September 30 2019 9:00 AM to October 2 2019 5:00 PM

Forum will take place at Lamont Campus, Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades NY, USA

For more information see the announcement

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence

The University of Texas at San Antonio - Ongoing

The position would be in either the department of Demography, Sociology or Kinesiology.

The position would focus on applying predictive analytics techniques or AI techniques to demographic and health data. The area of specialization is pretty open, with a preference for someone with strong analytics skills or experience with artificial intelligence.

Position open until filled.

For more information see the UTSA announcement

2020 JSM Student Travel Award Application

The Washington Statistical Society (WSS)-December 31, 2019

The Washington Statistical Society (WSS) is offering a Student Travel Award for a local area student in a degree program (bachelors, masters, or doctoral) in the areas of statistics, survey methodology, or allied survey research disciplines. Support is offered for students to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 1st to 6th 2020.  

Deadline: December 31, 2019


For more information see the announcement

PhD student positions

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)-December 1st, 2019.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated students for PhD student positions in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography.

The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography, headed by MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni, is looking for candidates with a background in Demography, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science/Informatics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Geography, Public Health, or related disciplines.

Deadline: December 1st, 2019.

For more information see the announcement

Hourly RA needed in the Department of Epidemiology

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Summer Research Visits

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)-December 1st, 2019.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated PhD students for a Summer Research Visit in the Lab of Digital and Computational Demography.

The Lab of Digital and Computational Demography, headed by MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni, is looking for PhD candidates who would like to spend 3 months at MPIDR (June 1st-August 31st 2020) to work on a collaborative research paper under the supervision of one or more experienced scientists at MPIDR.

Deadline: December 1st, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Call for Papers and Proposals: 23rd Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences conference

University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)-February 24-25, 2020

The 23rd Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) conference is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Liberal Arts.  The conference will be held on February 24-25, 2020 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $69 per night (plus tax & fees). 

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 20th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements. All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Behavioral & Social Sciences (www.jbssjournal.organd all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.

Deadline: November 20th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Hourly RA needed for a Research Project Decision Support Navigation Trial to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Sunmin Lee, Professor in Epidemiology, is looking for highly motivated and detail-oriented team player
who can join our team to conduct an NIH-funded R01 study. We are conducting Randomized Controlled Trial to increase colorectal cancer screening among Chinese- and Korean Americans residing in Washington DC metropolitan area. The study uses shared decision making approach to work with primary care physicians.

Job Summary
Under direct supervision of principal investigator (Dr. Lee) and project manager, the research assistant will
assist with Chinese and Korean American colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention research project. The research assistant will involve the full range of the CRC prevention research project, including educational and study material development and data collection at community setting. The training relevant to the research project will be provided to the research assistant at the beginning of the research project. The research assistant will work up to 20 hours per week (this can be arranged based on availability). The research assistant will be paid hourly based on the Department of Epidemiology standard hourly rates for educational background and student status.
This position does not provide the tuition remission.

Graduate students who are interested in this position should send their CV/resume to Young Suk Oh email
ohjoy@umd.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Young Suk Oh at 240-484-6032.

For more information see the announcement

Postdoc Scholar for the National Poverty Fellows Program

National Poverty Fellows Program-December 1, 2019

The National Poverty Fellows Program offers talented postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to participate in a federal government-university partnership for the 2020-2021 fellowship year. The fellowship is open to all postdoctoral scholars who are within six years of their degree. We are now accepting applications with positions beginning summer or fall of 2019.

Fellows will be in residence at ACF-OPRE at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC, and will receive mentorship from IRP faculty and researchers, conference support, the opportunity to come to IRP in Madison, WI as visiting scholars, and will be allotted time to continue their own research.

The program is only open to U.S. citizens.
Deadline: December 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University on Family Science, Health Behaviors, Immigration, Poverty and Inequality

Cornell Population Center Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowship - December 2nd, 2019

Postdoctoral Associate of the Cornell Population Center (CPC) at Cornell University: CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The position starts August 15, 2020 and will continue for 2 years, subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation.  Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate who will serve as mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main areas: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. CPC offers an exciting intellectual environment for postdoctoral training in demography, with over 150 affiliated faculty, graduate students, and postdocs. See http://www.cpc.cornell.edu/ for more information about CPC.

Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or another related social science discipline by August 15, 2020. 

Deadline for application: December 2, 2019.

For more information see the announcement

The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease

NIH Department of Health and Human Services R01 - November 25, 2019

The Intersection of Sex and Gender Influences on Health and Disease Funding (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) will be open for submission on October 25, 2019.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite R01 applications on the influence and intersection of sex and gender in health and disease including:  (1) research applications that examine sex and gender factors and their intersection in understanding health and disease; and (2) research that addresses one of the five objectives from Strategic Goal 1 of the new 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research "Advancing Science for the Health of Women." The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH ICs using funds that have been made available through the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the scientific partnering Institutes and Centers across NIH.

Deadline for submission: November 25, 2019; November 25, 2020, November 26, 2021.

Earliest Start Date: July 2020; July 2021; July 2022.

Expiration Date: November 27, 2021.

For more information see the announcement

Call for Papers: 2nd IUSSP Population, Poverty and Inequality Research Conference

IUSSP - December 16, 2019

The 2nd IUSSP Population, Poverty, and Inequality conference will be jointly organized with Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a leading institution that funds, supports and accelerates the transitions to a fairer and more sustainable world. 

The Panel invites submissions from scholars using secondary source data analysis, natural experiments, and encourages those who have primary data collection for baseline data analysis, policy and program evaluations, mixed methods, and big data, to bring a range of data analysis methods to spark the advancement of science addressing old problems and present emerging topics. 

The conference is a friendly and inclusive forum, and the format will enable scholars and policy makers from around the world to engage and collaborate. As such, we ask that participants attend the 2.5 to 3 days of the conference. 

Deadline for submission: December 16th, 2019

Deadline for making online revisions to papers: May 25th, 2020

Conference: June 22 to June 24 2020

For more information see the announcement

Call for Submissions for the Annual International Conference of the German Economic Association Research Group on Development Economics

GIGA - February 15th, 2020

The Annual International Conference of the German Economic Association, Research Group on Development Economics, which will be held June 25-26 2020 in Hamburg, Germany.

Keynote-speakers are Anandi Mani (Oxford University) and Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)

Interested contributors are invited to fill a submission form on www.entwicklungsoekonomischer-ausschuss.de and upload their full paper.

Deadline for submission: February 15th, 2020.

For more information see the announcement

Senior Research Associate in Housing & Homelessness

Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center - Ongoing

The Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center is seeking a talented senior research associate who can lead teams and work collaboratively with researchers across Urban.

This position will be expected to support ongoing work, contribute to business development to further build the research portfolio, and serve as project director, principal investigator, or task lead for future studies.

Expertise in predictive analytics or cost studies is a plus.

Deadline: Ongoing

For more information see the announcement

Tenure-Track Professorship in Digital Geography

University of Vienna - November 20th, 2019

Candidates for the tenure-track professorship should have an excellent international track record of research on the implications of digitalization for sustainable development as well as strong methodological and analytical competences in analyzing big data for digital Geography. Special foci may be on societal change, human-environment relations, socio-ecological and socio-economic resilience or ‘smart’ policy. The interaction with existing working groups, as well as the willingness to cooperate – also beyond the special field – is explicitly desired.

Deadline: November 20th 2019

For more information see the announcement

Tenure-Track Professorship in Demography and Sustainable Development

University of Vienna, Austria - November 20th, 2019

On 1 October 2019 the University of Vienna has opened a new Department of Demography in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Headed by Wolfgang Lutz, this new department will be a strong university-based pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital which also includes IIASA’s World Population Program and the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

In 2020 it plans to start the Vienna Doctoral School in Demography and in due course an English language Masters program with a focus on population and sustainable development. Over the coming months 2-3 professorships and several post-doc and pre-doc positions will be announced.

Deadline:  November 20th 2019.

For more information see the announcement

Call for Applications at the 27th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)

The National Institute on Aging and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health - March 16th. 2020

RAND is pleased to announce the 27th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2020.

The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 8-9). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.

Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for travel and accommodations. For additional information, please contact Cary Greif (cgreif@rand.org).

Deadline for application: March 16th, 2020.

For more information see the announcement

Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) HHS-2020-ACF-OPRE-PR-1565 - November 25th, 2019

The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to award up to ten cooperative agreements to fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived data, specifically the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Parents and Children Together (PACT) datasets. These datasets are from large-scale federal evaluation impact studies, which addressed questions related to healthy marriage and/or responsible fatherhood. 

Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents, as well as promote economic stability. Topics of interest include, but may not be limited to the following: mediators of healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs; measurement issues related to healthy marriage, relationship education, and/or fatherhood programs with low-income families; or father involvement in low-income families.

Deadline for application: November 25th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) and the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)- December 3rd, 2019

RSF expects to fund between 10-15 one-year projects by assistant and associate professors. The proposal deadline is on December 3, 2019, for funding starting in Summer 2020. The funded researchers will be invited to submit their findings at a conference at the Russell Sage Foundation the following year, with investigators, mentors, advisory committee members, and other experts in attendance.

RSF are particularly interested in research focused on diagnosing and addressing structural barriers to economic mobility in this country. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. RSF has a long-standing goal of encouraging methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. 

Questions should be sent to programs@rsage.org.

Deadline for proposal: December 3rd, 2019

For more information see the announcement

ESRC-funded PhD Scholarships in Demography or Reproductive and Sexual Health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - January 6th, 2020

The Demography pathway welcomes any topic in the fields of demography or reproductive and sexual health. Full ESRC awards (tuition fees + stipend) are available to UK residents; other EU nationals may receive awards which cover tuition fees only.

However, all nationalities, including international students, are eligible for full awards (tuition + stipend) if they use Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM). In the first instance, please contact a potential supervisor, including a CV and a description of research interests. The websites of the Population Studies Group (https://psg.lshtm.ac.uk/) and MARCH (Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health: http://march.lshtm.ac.uk/) have lists of staff who could potentially supervise projects. 

Deadline for application: January 6th, 2020

For more information see the announcement

Call for Submissions: 2nd Current Innovations in Probability-based Household Internet Panel Research (CIPHER)

USC Center for Economic and Social Research - December 30th, 2019

USC Center for Economic and Social Research is thrilled to announce the second CIPHER conference, on February 26-27, 2020. The conference will take place on the 7th floor in the City View Room of the Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW in Washington D.C.

Submit abstracts by December 30, 2019  Abstracts of 500 words or less are currently being accepted. Please click here to submit your abstract. Applicants will be notified by January 15, 2020. Travel expenses will be covered for accepted speakers Registration is free, but required, as space is limited. Register here .

This conference has been made possible through funding from a grant partnership between the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, with additional financial contributions from the FINRA Investor Educational Foundation. Feel free to contact us at cesr@usc.edu for more information.

Deadline for submission: December 30th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Call for Submissions: The 2020 Federal Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection (FedCASIC) Workshops

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau - December 20th, 2019

This year's conference will be held on April 28 and 29, 2020 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Building at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

Topics of interest include but are not limited to survey design, online data collection, use of administrative, 3rd party data, paradata, and/or big data; survey software development, data visualization, the accompanying organizational and field operation challenges with the use of technology, and the influence of these technological advances on respondent perceptions of privacy and confidentiality.

The maximum abstract length is 1200 characters and no special formatting is required. Contact the FedCASIC planning committee with any questions – FedCASIC@bls.gov.

Deadline for submissions: December 20th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Call for Papers: Housing Studies - November 20th, 2019

Housing Studies - November 20th, 2019

The Journal of Housing Studies calls for paper submissions on '"The Affordable Housing Crisis." Comparative papers and those that explore the drivers of the current housing affordability crisis are of particular interest. All authors will be expected to situate their paper within broader international and interdisciplinary debates in housing studies.

Offers of proposed papers should be emailed to Vincent Reina at vreina@upenn.edu by November 20, 2019.  They should include the institutional affiliation and contact details of the author(s); a title and an abstract of no more than 500 words.

Deadline for submissions: November 20th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Call for Poster Presentations: National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers.

NIH - November 15th, 2019

This Summit, which will occur on March 24-25, 2020 on the NIH campus Natcher Conference Center, Building 45
Bethesda, Maryland
, will be an opportunity for all interested parties to discuss how NIA can best support the development of more effective, dementia-friendly care and services for people living with the disease and their caregivers. 

There will be plenary talks, research presentations, discussion panels, and a poster presentation session at this two-day event. If you are interested in being an active part of the summit, we encourage you to submit a scientific or informational poster presentation abstract for consideration.

Deadline for submissions: November 15th, 2019

For more information see the announcement


PhD studentships

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PhD Studentships in Demography/Population Studies at the London School of Economics

London School of Economics - January 10th, 2020

The Population Studies group at LSE is now welcoming applications for studentships in Demography/Population Studies for entry in September 2020.

Deadline for applications: January 10th, 2020

For more information see the announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow at The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University

Brown University - Open Until Filled

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University invites applications for a two-
year Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or around July 1, 2020. This position is sponsored by the NIH and is contingent on continued funding. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance.

Screening of applications will begin on December 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Tom Alarie (thomas_alarie@brown.edu) with any questions.

For more information see the announcement


Limited Competition: Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research [P50 Clinical Trial Optional]

NIH P50 - November 22nd, 2019

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from eligible institutions of higher education for specialized center grants to support multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities, defined as inequities in population health mediated by disproportionate adverse exposures associated with the physical, chemical, social and built environments.

Deadline for submission: November 22nd, 2019

For more information see the announcement

2019-2020 Qualitative Research Interest Group (QRIG) Faculty Seed Grants

CRGE MPRC - December 17th, 2019

This seed grant provides $1,500-$5,000 to early career faculty to develop a study that primarily uses qualitative research methods (including: participant-observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, life histories, or ethnographies with human subjects) or mixed methods. The investigator may request funds to begin new data collection for a qualitative study, to collect qualitative data to complement and interpret prior survey study, or to write up the results of qualitative data research previously collected.

Deadline for submission: December 17th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

2 Postdoc Positions in Population Health at Syracuse University

Syracuse University - January 14th, 2020

The Aging Studies Institute (ASI) in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Demography and Economics of Aging, with a specialization in Population Health. The Aging Studies Postdoctoral Scholar will work with Professor Montez and other ASI Faculty Associates on health disparities research projects. Preference will be given to candidates who are interested in social determinants of health; the early-life origins of health in mid-to-late life; and/or macro-level structural factors shaping health inequalities. As a member of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab, the postdoctoral scholar will work with others to conduct analyses of secondary data, assist with the construction of a state-level policy database, coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

Best consideration date: January 14th, 2020

For more information see the announcement

Call for Pilot Proposals: Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America

National Institute on Aging - January 10th, 2020

The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD),
funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot
proposals that have the potential to better understand how health and mortality outcomes
across the adult life course are shaped by US state contexts.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit proposals as a single PDF file to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu.

Deadline for submission: January 10th, 2020

For more information see the announcement

Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NINR - December 13th, 2019

NINR invites applications for a recently published funding opportunity, Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). This announcement encourages research to promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by rural population groups for the development (or adoption/adaptation) of evidence-based interventions that can reduce health risks faced by rural Americans. 

Applications are due December 13, 2019 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

For more information see the announcement

Postdocs for Environmental Demography at University of Colorado Population Center (Boulder, Colorado)

CU - December 31st, 2019

CU Population Center (CUPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently recruiting two postdoctoral fellows with expertise in population-environment research, to start August 2020. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is possible, subject to performance evaluation.

Deadline for application: December 31st, 2019

For more information see the announcement

2 University Assistant positions (prae doc) at the Department of Demography, University of Vienna (Austria)

University of Vienna (Austria) - November 11th, 2019

On 1 October 2019, the University of Vienna has opened a new Department of Demography in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Headed by Wolfgang Lutz, this new department will be a strong university-based pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, which also includes IIASA’s World Population Program and the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2020 it plans to start the Vienna Doctoral School in Demography and in due course an English language Masters program with a focus on population and sustainable development.

Over the coming months 2-3 professorships and several post-doc and prae-doc positions will be announced, beginning with the announcement for two University Assistants (prae-doc) at the Department of Demography.

Deadline for application: November 11th, 2019

For more information see the announcement

Post-doctoral Researcher in Cross-national Demography of Family Structure and Health in Penn State University

Penn State University - January 10th, 2020

The Population Research Institute in the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State (University Park) seeks a qualified candidate to collaborate with Dr. Ashton Verdery, Dr. Rachel Margolis (University of Western Ontario), and other colleagues on a National Institute of Aging funded research grant. This position will be devoted to research related to patterns of family structure and population health in aging populations around the world.

Please submit a brief cover letter describing relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, current position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address) for three professional references electronically. This is a one year fixed-term appointment with high likelihood of an additional year of funding. The position start date is flexible but is expected to begin between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020. Applicants who wish to work remotely will be considered.

Review of applications begins on January 10th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information see the announcement

Grand Challenge: Voices for Economic Opportunity

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - November 13th, 2019

Grand ChallengesVoices for Economic Opportunity seeks to elevate new and diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues underlying economic mobility in the United States and generate deeper awareness and actionable understanding. Application is open to U.S.-based investigators. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Application deadline is Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 11:30 am PST.

For more information see the announcement

Grand Challenge Explorations: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - November 13th, 2019

Grand Challenges ExplorationsInnovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Application deadline is Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:30 am PST.

For more information see the announcement

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Population Studies at the University of Michigan

University of Michigan - January 6th, 2020

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Institute for Social Research expects to have up to three openings for Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on or about September 1, 2020.

Two fellowship openings will be sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and up to one fellowship will be sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). NIA and NICHD are divisions of the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH).

As such, only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for these fellowships, and applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Deadline for application: January 6th, 2020

For more information see the announcement

Postdoc in Data Science/Computational Demography at Cornell University

Cornell University - Open Until Filled

The Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) at Cornell University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Big Data/Data Science. The position starts in July/August 2020 and will continue for two years, subject to a satisfactory first-year evaluation. Successful candidates will have demonstrated strengths in applying data science or computational approaches to applied questions in economics, demography, sociology, or policy, with expertise in areas such as machine learning, digital trace data collection, text analysis, or other techniques.

Screening of applications begins December 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information see the announcement

Postdoc Opportunities in Aging/Labor Force and Population Science at the The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS)

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) - December 2nd, 2019

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) is currently accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowship programs: The Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work and the David E. Bell Fellowship. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work

The Sloan Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program that seeks to address the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation in the U.S. Fellows conduct self-directed research under the guidance of Harvard faculty mentors. Expectations are that the research derived from the fellowship will be used to support improved workplace policies at various institutions as well as increase the public’s understanding of aging and labor force challenges. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in seminars, leadership skill building, and communications & media skills training.

 The David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the fields of population sciences and/or population health. Through self-directed research, selected candidates examine a broad range of critical issues, most from within the HCPDS’s focal areas: 1) social and environmental determinants of population health; 2) aging societies; 3) workplace & well-being; and 4) social/family demography. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly seminars, leadership skill building seminars, and communications & media skills training.

For more information see the announcement