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M.A. in Sociology Program in Germany

University of Mannheim

The M.A. Sociology degree program at the School of Social Sciences offers a two-year research-oriented education in an internationally renowned research university environment. The program builds on the school's strength in empirical-analytical approaches, particularly in quantitative methods and comparative research. The curriculum emphasizes training in empirical analysis that is firmly grounded in both theory and rigorous methods. Substantive areas of concentration include Family, Education & Work, Migration & Integration, Economy & Social Welfare State, and Social Inequality.

All classes are taught in English.

Deadline: Applications close April 30, 2018

See the announcement on the University of Mannheim website

Health, Morbidity and Mortality in Europe

European Association for Population Studies - September 4-6, 2019

On behalf of the European Association for Population Studies Working Group on Health, Morbidity and Mortality; ISA RC41 (Sociology of Population) and the local organizing committee in Hanover, we are pleased to announce a workshop on "Health, Morbidity and Mortality in Europe – and Beyond”, to be held Wednesday, 4th September – Friday, 6th September 2019, at the Medical Sociology Unit, Hanover Medical School in Germany. 

For more information see the announcement 

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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NIH Operational During Partial Federal Government Shutdown

National Institute of Health (NIH)

NIH would like to remind the extramural research community that both the NIH and Grants.gov remain operational during the current partial federal government shutdown.

For more information see the announcement 

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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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PDF document icon Flyer for NIH Special seminar.pdf — PDF document, 438 KB (448627 bytes)

Call for Papers Journal of Official Statistics

Journal of Official Statistics - September 30, 2019

The Journal of Official Statistics is calling for papers to their Special Issue: Population statistics for the 21st century. The aim of the special issue is to present cutting-edge innovations in the methodology and applications relevant for official population statistics, in order to help the users of statistical products better address the challenges of the 21st century.

Deadline for submission: September 30, 2019

For more information see the announcement flyer 

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The 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood

Toronto Canada - October 10-12, 2019

The 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood will be held at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel, Canada on October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019. 

Registration is Open. 

For more information visit the conference website 

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program (MMS)

NSF - August 29, 2019

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. 

Deadline: August 29, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Two Posdoctoral Fellows

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Social Research Projects Focused on Social Change and Policy

SIF - August 16, 2019

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation (SIF) invites applications to support social research projects focused on social change and policy. Research should address improving services and systems and increasing positive social and physical conditions through policy development, placement and shaping of the policy agenda, policy adoption or implementation, policy blocking, increasing advocacy capacity and political influence, shaping public sentiment, and addressing challenges related to language and literacy. 

Deadline: August 16, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

PDF document icon Community Engaged Research Flyer_PAA 2019.pdf — PDF document, 1.76 MB (1841840 bytes)

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 


The Social Science History Association Annual Conference

SSHA - November 21-24, 2019

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association will take place November 21-24, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. 

For more information visit the SSHA website. 

PSID Data User Training Workshop

University of Michigan - June 10-14, 2019

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files.

This Workshop will take place in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 10-14, 2019. 

There are stipends available for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows. 

Deadline to apply: April 12, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Network Modeling for Epidemics Short Course

NME - August 12 -16, 2019

Network Modeling for Epidemics (NME) is a 5-day short course at the University of Washington that provides an introduction to stochastic network models for infectious disease transmission dynamics, with a focus on empirically based modeling of HIV transmission. 

Date: Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 at the University of Washington in Seattle

Application dates:

Fee-waiver application deadline: April 1, 2019

General application deadline: May 1, 2019

For more information on registration see the announcement 

Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2019

CEGA - May 17, 2019

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) - Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative invites faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics to share research that advances the understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.

Conference Date: May 17, 2019 - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

For more information see the announcement   

 

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Call for papers: Changes in the sexual behavior of young people

Journal of Population Sciences - September 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, and is particularly interested in contributions that address the topic 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.

Deadline: September 30, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

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PDF document icon RFP - Faculty Seed Grant 2019 - Deadline Extended.pdf — PDF document, 153 KB (156926 bytes)

PDF document icon RFP - Faculty Seed Grant 2019 - Deadline Extended.pdf — PDF document, 153 KB (156926 bytes)

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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 

NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5)

NIH - September 13, 2019

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research.

Deadline to apply: September 13, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Accomplishments of the Behavioral and Social Sciences – Let’s Generate a Comprehensive List

A message from the Director of OBSSR - July 31, 2019

From OBSSR Director's Blog: Between now and midnight ET on July 31, 2019, we want everyone in the behavioral and social sciences research community to submit an accomplishment, add information to a submitted accomplishment, and/or vote on the ones that have had a substantial health impact and for which behavioral and social sciences research was critical to achieving.

Deadline: July 31, 2019

The website for submitting accomplishments 

PDF document icon RFI - ME Analyst-GAVI-RFI-2019-015 (1).pdf — PDF document, 199 KB (204181 bytes)

M&E Analyst at Gavi Secretariat

Gavi Secretariat - May 13, 2019

The Gavi secretariat is seeking an Analyst who will support Corporate and CPMM teams with quantitative data analyses and will: Product key country- and corporate-level analyses, maintain key databases, contribute towards producing communication materials, including data visualization.

Deadline: May 13, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Call for Papers: International Seminar on Family Demography and Family Law

IUSSP Montreal, Canada - July 31, 2019

The purpose of the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Family Demography and Family Law is to foster the study of the connection between changes in family law and changes in family structure and family dynamics while assuming as little as possible about the specifics of the connection. The IUSSP Panel on Family Demography and Family Law invites researchers in the field to submit online a short 200-word abstract and upload an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full paper, which must be unpublished.

The International Seminar will take place 27-29 April, 2020 in Montreal, Canada. 

Deadline: July 31, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Call for Papers: 41st IATUR Conference

European Population Conference 2020 - November 1, 2019

The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) is a unique, international and interdisciplinary forum for population studies with a special focus on Europe. EAPS is an independent scientific association of individual members and affiliated institutions, founded in 1983. EAPS is calling for papers for their upcoming conference in 2020. 

Deadline: November 1, 2019

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

Associate Research Scientist

Columbia University - Open until filled

The Associate Research Scientist will serve as a Senior Project Director for CHASE, which a 4-year NIDA- funded trial develop and test a County-system Hub and Spoke Empowerment model (“CHASE”) to reduce incidence of fatal overdoses in 15 heavily impacted counties in New York State. 

Deadline: Position open until filled

For more information see the announcement 

Equity Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Access to Early Care & Education for Low-Income Families

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - July 25, 2019

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families. We define ECE as formal and informal nonparental care for children birth to age 5. Families have access to ECE when they are able to find affordable ECE that supports their child’s development and meets the families’ needs.

Deadline : Preliminary application, July 25, 2019; Full application, October 10, 2019

For more information see the RWJF announcement

Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science Conference

Seattle, Washington - October 1-4, 2018

Theme: Local, national, global impacts on population health

IAPHS conferences feature the latest in population health science from diverse disciplines and promote exchanges about population health issues between scientists and stakeholders from policy and practice fields. The 2019 conference will feature scientific paper and poster sessions, plenary panels, roundtable discussions, and plenty of time for networking with a diverse set of people who share a commitment to population health science. Plan to join us in October for this exciting event.

Early registration deadline: July 1, 2019

Conference dates: October 1-4, 2019

For more information, see the conference website

National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center

National Institute on Drug Abuse - August 14, 2019

The National Institute on Drug Abuse invites U01 applications to establish and sustain a National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center to support novel data acquisition strategies, data harmonization, analysis and dissemination activities on emerging and current drug abuse trends across the United States.

Deadlines: Letter of Intent, July 13, 2019; complete application, August 14, 2019

For more information, see the announcement

Maryland Federal Statistical Research Data Center Administrator

U.S. Census Bureau / University of Maryland - open until filled

The UMD Federal Statistical Research Data Center (UMD RDC) is seeking an Administrator with a research background and experience in managing projects.

The UMD RDC lab, located in the Smith School of Business on campus, provides a secure environment where qualified researchers conduct approved statistical research using restricted micro-level data collected by the Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other federal agencies.

The UMD RDC is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network administered by the Center for Enterprise Dissemination at the US Census Bureau. Further details on the network, data available, and research conducted in FSRDCs can be found here: https://www.census.gov/fsrdc.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • a) Assisting researchers from many disciplines, including economics, geography, health services, epidemiology, sociology, demography, social work, urban planning, business, environmental science and data science in developing successful proposals and conducting research at the UMD RDC;
  • b) Reviewing researcher output produced at the UMD RDC for compliance with Census disclosure standards;
  • c) Overseeing daily operations of the UMD RDC lab;
  • d) Serving as a liaison between the Census and the UMD RDC;
  • e) Assisting the Executive Director in marketing the center to the research community at UMD RDC and beyond.

 

The UMD RDC administrator will be a part- or full-time U.S. Census Bureau employee who will receive federal benefits. The ideal candidate will have a PhD (or is currently enrolled in the PhD program) in economics, social science, public policy or related areas who has background in statistical methods and strong organizational skills. The position requires US citizenship.

Deadline: Ongoing

For information, contact , Executive Director of the UMD RDC.

Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health

NIH (R21) - March 8, 2021

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites R21 applications for its Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health project proposing the innovative analysis of existing (publicly available) nationally representative U.S. cross-sectional and longitudinal data, to investigate novel scientific ideas and/or to generate new models, systems, tools, methods, or technologies. 

Deadline: March 8, 2021

For more information see the announcement 

National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) Support Services Grant

BLS and NLS - August 1, 2019

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) invites applications for its National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) Support Services Contract to provide data collection and dissemination services for the NLS Program in order to allow BLS to conduct work on Round 29 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) and Rounds 19 and 20 of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97).

Deadline: August 1, 2019

For more information see the announcement 

Research position at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in Wiesbaden, Germany

BiB - August 2, 2019

The Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in Wiesbaden, Germany, seeks a candidate for a full-time position in global population studies for a period of 4 years with the possibility of receiving tenure.

The appointment will be made in the research group "Demographic Change and World Population".

Deadline: August 2, 2019

For more information see the announcement (for legal reasons in German language only): 

Post-Doctoral Position at the National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore - August 30, 2019

The National University of Singapore is seeking an enthusiastic and capable full-time Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on the Southeast Asian Family Dynamic Study at the Centre for Family and Population Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

For more information contact the Centre for Family and Population Research via email: cfpr@nus.edu.sg to Ms. Sascha Ng, with the subject title “Southeast Asian Family Dynamic Study”

Research Scholarships for PhD Candidates

National University of Singapore - November 1, 2019

Two Research Scholarships are available for PhD candidates interested in completing research on family and demographic research for the Academic Year 2020 intake (August 2020 onwards). Selected students may be based in any of the Departments/Programmes at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

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 

Call for Papers: International Seminar: Looking backward, looking forward: African demography in historical perspective

IUSSP - September 30, 2019

This seminar is organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography and will be held at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. Submissions are open on historical or long-term, interdisciplinary, perspectives on demographic change in Africa. The aims of the seminar are to review the state of the field of African population history, to consider the role of the past for understanding the present, and to facilitate partnerships and future comparative work on African historical demography.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 30, 2019

Seminar will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, 2-3 April 2020

For more information see the announcement 

Assistant Professor of Societal Aspects of Sexual Violence - Cluster Hire

University of Wisconsin-Madison - October 1, 2019

The Department of Sociology and School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests in the societal aspects of sexual violence. Job duties for faculty positions include research, teaching, and service. 

Deadline: October 1, 2019

For more information see the announcement