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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 

PDF document icon Job-announcement.pdf — PDF document, 18 KB (19432 bytes)

PDF document icon JOB_DESCRIPTION_RA_SSHOC_2019.pdf — PDF document, 98 KB (101074 bytes)

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

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

PDF document icon JOS_Call_for_Papers_Population_Statistics.pdf — PDF document, 425 KB (435536 bytes)

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PDF document icon RSF letter - psych.pdf — PDF document, 383 KB (392450 bytes)

PDF document icon Postdoc on Older Adult Health.pdf — PDF document, 34 KB (34879 bytes)

PDF document icon Call-for-Papers-Housing-Miami.pdf — PDF document, 194 KB (198988 bytes)

Two Posdoctoral Fellows

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

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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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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 

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 

Hourly RA needed in the Department of Epidemiology

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PhD studentships

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Request for Proposals: Competition to Conduct Analysis of HUD’s Randomized Evaluation Data Moving to Opportunity and Family Options Studies

HUD - Ongoing

HUD is now accepting proposals for its annual competition for access to HUD randomized experiment data. Successful applicants will gain access to data from two of the most significant randomized social experiments ever conducted, the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing (MTO) demonstration and the Family Options Study (FOS). HUD has partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to make the experimental data more readily available to qualified researchers and more readily able to be linked with other administrative data.

Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. However, 10-20 submissions are expected for this award, and because of limited capacity to provide individualized services to research teams, researchers are encouraged to submit proposals early. Special attention will be given to applicants that take advantage of the experimental design of the studies and that propose to bring in outside data to be linked with Census and/or HUD data.

Please submit your proposal to ERD.DataLinkage@Census.gov.

HUD Contact: Christopher.J.Narducci@hud.gov

For more information see the announcement

INRS PROFESSOR

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Callforpapers_ALAP

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UPenn PostdocFellow

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RILSA_research staff

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ViennaYearbook

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MNHN-English

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MNHN-French

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Data Analysts at Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

IPUMS & University of Minnesota - Open Until Filled

IPUMS recruits candidates who are enthusiastic about creating data that fuels social science and health research around the world. We are seeking smart, technically-minded people to join our growing team of researchers and technical staff.

Our researchers are involved in all stages of data and metadata production, including the web dissemination system and outreach. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods, and we are looking for people who will approach these methods with initiative and creativity.

Current or recent job openings at IPUMS are listed below. Applications for current openings should be made via the University of Minnesota's online employment system. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at isrdi-jobs@umn.edu.

For the position on data analyst see the announcement

For the position on senior data analyst see the announcement

NUSPostdoc

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BSPS

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RostockRetreatCall

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HKUSTPHD

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job description

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job application

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Wittgenstein

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Call for Proposals: NSF on Coronavirus

NSF - Open till further notice

NSF Accepting Proposals on Coronavirus. In light of the emergence and spread of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.

For more information see the NSF full letter

Call for Papers on Sexual and Reproductive Health impacted by COVID-19 & SRHM Webinar on COVID-19 Video Recordings available

SRHM - March 27th, 2020

On Friday 27 March 2020, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) hosted a webinar on the implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the era of Covid-19.

Click here to watch the recordings

Also, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters seeks to bring to the fore the best and latest rights-based evidence and analysis on the implications of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health and rights from across the world. SRHM IS therefore inviting submissions to their journal in the form of commentaries, perspectives, original research and analytical reviews. They also encourage the submission of narratives from individuals with first-hand experiences and contributions from activists.

No deadline, submissions can be made at any time until further notice.

For more information see the announcement

NIA Funding Opportunities on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NIA - May 1st, 2021

NIA is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The mission of NIA is to support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging. This NOSI supports mission critical areas of research for NIA as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from April 6, 2020, through May 1, 2021, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization.

For more information see the announcement

NIDI PhD

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NIDI PostDoc

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RILSA_HEAD

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CLIMHB

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Call for Papers: Special Issue "Social Support and Social Networks in Long-Term Conditions"

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 30th, 2021

The literature on social support has experienced increasing interest during the recent decades, both theoretically and empirically. Therefore, this special issue focuses on the study of social support and social networks for individuals with long term conditions and their caregivers, and seeks papers on new research aimed at (a) increasing knowledge about the role of social support and social networks in the health of individuals living with long term conditions, and (b) proposing models of care that have been or could be successful and sustainable.

Deadline for manuscript submission: April 30th, 2021

For more information see the announcement

NIH Director's Awards

Six funding opportunities with deadlines from mid-August to late September

Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5) –

supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Up to 10 awards of up to $250,000 each annually for up to five years may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due Sept. 4.

See announcement for more information

Early Independence Awards (DP5) –

supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Up to 10 awards with a combined total of up to $4 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due Sept. 4.

See announcement for more information

Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01) –

supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Multiple awards of negotiable amounts may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due Sept. 30.

See announcement for more information

New Innovator Award Program (DP2) –

supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. Up to 33 awards with a combined total of up to $80 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due Aug. 21.

See announcement for more information

Pioneer Award Program (DP1) –

supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. Up to seven awards with a combined total of up to $8 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due Sept. 11.

See announcement for more information

Transformative Research Awards (R01) –

supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Up to seven awards with a combined total of up to $8 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due Sept. 30.

See announcement for more information

Mid-Career Enhancement Awards to Integrate Basic Behavioral, Biomedical, and/or Social Scientific Processes

NIH K18 - March 17, 2021

The National Institutes of Health invites K18 applications to the Mid-Career Enhancement Awards to Integrate Basic Behavioral, Biomedical, and/or Social Scientific Processes supporting career development experiences and a small-scale research project that will provide experienced investigators with the scientific competencies required to conduct independent research projects that more thoroughly investigate interrelationships among behavioral, biological, endocrine, epigenetic, immune, inflammatory, neurological, psychological, and/or social processes. Multiple awards of negotiable amounts may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due March 17, 2021

See announcements for more information :

PAR-20-211
PAR-20-226 

Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems

National Science Foundation - November 16, 2020

The NSF invites applications to its Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems program supporting research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system. Up to 15 awards with a combined total of up to $18 million may be made. Eligibility is restricted to domestic institutions of higher education and nonprofit, non-academic organizations associated with educational or research activities.

Applications are due November 16, 2020

See the announcement for more information

Restricted-Access Research Data Centers

National Science Foundation - September 30, 2020

The NSF invites applications to establish new Restricted-Access Research Data Centers to securely provide external researchers with access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements. Up to three awards of up to $100,000 each annually for up to three years may be made. Eligibility is restricted to domestic institutions of higher education and nonprofit, non-academic organizations associated with educational or research activities.

Applications are due September 30, 2020

See announcement for more information

Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents program

NIH R01 - October 19, 2020

The National Institutes of Health invites R01 applications to its Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents program supporting (1) research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation and/or escalation of ENDS use among adolescents; and (2) research on the impact of tobacco control policies, including ENDS-specific policies, on adolescent ENDS use behavior. Up to six awards with a combined total of up to $2 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Deadline: October 19, 2020

See the announcement for more information 

The Reversibility Network Application for Pilot Funding

NIA - August 14, 2020

The NIA-funded Reversibility Network (PIs: Eric Loucks, Margaret Sheridan, Keith Godfrey) is designed to foster research to reverse/remediate the effects of early life adversity (e.g. abuse, neglect, poverty, racial discrimination, etc.) in mid- and later-life, and welcomes scientists to apply for pilot funding through the Reversibility Network program shown below.

Deadline: August 14, 2020, 4:30 p.m. ET

Details

Who we are. The Reversibility Network is a National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded network of researchers whose mission is to advance research around remediating the effects of early life adversities (ELA) in mid- and later life. This growing network of interdisciplinary ELA experts seeks to foster research that will fundamentally develop and prepare the field for greater scientific discoveries, with a particular focus on the interaction between ELA and interventions for population and patient benefits. Furthermore, we aim to raise awareness in the field about the importance of ELA, ELA measurement, ELA mechanisms, and effective interventions. Specific aims for this call for research proposal are in two themes: (1) ELA mechanisms and (2) ELA interventions. See below for additional detail.

A growing body of evidence, both animal and human, highlights the long-term liability that early life adversities (ELAs) – such as low socioeconomic status, adverse early experiences (e.g. abuse and neglect), and malnutrition – confer on mental and physical health outcomes in late life. In addition, novel behavioral interventions aimed at increasing health and wellbeing during adulthood are being developed, which may be effective when provided in mid- and later life for people who experienced ELA. However, midlife interventions which directly test whether interventions can modify the processes that account for the long-term impact of ELAs on later life health remain minimally researched, representing strong potential for discovery. Finally, newer methodologies (e.g., neuroimaging, gene expression, epigenetics, ecological momentary assessment) offer significantly greater opportunities to illuminate mechanisms linking ELA to adult outcomes. Increased understanding of mechanisms will improve our ability to develop more informed and effective interventions. In sum, this is a particularly ‘ripe’ time for deepening and extending an interdisciplinary research network on reversibility/remediation for early life adversity (ELA), an opportunity the Reversibility Network aims to foster.

The Reversibility Network will foster research that will fundamentally develop and prepare the field for greater scientific discoveries, with a particular focus on the interaction between ELA and interventions for population and patient benefits. Furthermore, we aim to raise awareness in the field about the importance of ELA, ELA measurement, and effective interventions. This is a call for research proposals on two themes:

ELA Mechanisms: Catalyze research on key mechanisms through which ELA influences health and aging outcomes (e.g. biological, behavioral, socioemotional) in midlife. Target mechanisms should be evaluated as to whether they are both malleable to interventions and influence aging outcomes, and projects should be designed to contribute to our understanding of causal pathways.

ELA Interventions: Foster research on: (a) Midlife effects of early life interventions (e.g. preconception through adolescence) for those exposed to ELA; (b) Midlife interventions for those who recall ELA and/or were objectively exposed to ELA. Intervention studies should be designed to test mechanistic hypotheses about malleable targets, utilizing the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) mechanisms-focused approach.

Examples of possible research projects include: (1) collection of new data (e.g. performing midlife interventions, or contacting completed intervention study participants to ask about ELA or adult outcomes), (2) analyses of archival data, or (3) systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The approach to achieve these aims will be to extend an interdisciplinary, international Research Network on Interventions to Reverse Effects of Early Life Adversity (aka “Reversibility Network”) that was developed over the past five years. During the coming year, the Reversibility Network will focus on ELA research capacity and community building, which will cut across the two themes outline above.

One of the major initiatives is a call for Pilot Research Proposals ($10,000-$20,000 grants, from a pool of $50,000), with an emphasis on mid to later life interventions which take into account, and measure, the impact of ELA. These projects should advance the stated goals of this network, and have the potential to lay the foundation for a larger research grant application. Projects should support researchers with expertise in aging, intervention, or ELA, addressing the goal of increasing research into mid-later life reversibility of the impact of ELA on aging.

Proposals should be two pages long, with an NIH-formatted Specific Aims page, and a second page providing further detail on the Methods. In the Methods section, please give careful consideration to rigorous measurement of ELA measures, ELA mechanisms, design of the intervention, as well as statistical analysis and power considerations where appropriate. Successful applicants will participate in a virtual grantees meeting and be welcomed to join additional activities of the Reversibility Network.

Applications with fundable scores will be required demonstrate human subjects research compliance to NIH standards prior to receiving funding.

Please submit research proposals by Friday, August 14, 2020 by email to: Senior Project Coordinator, Frances_Saadeh@brown.edu.

Subject line should read: “Reversibility Network – 2020 Proposal submission – {PI Last Name}”

NIH National Research Service Award Program

NIH F-series - August 8

The National Institutes of Health invite applications for fellowship and researcher support grants under the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program. NRSA awards may support aggregate stipends, tuitions, fees and institutional allowance.

The earliest standard deadline for the F-series grant opportunities below is August 8.

  • PA-20-242 is for F32 award applications for NRSA individual postdoctoral fellowships to enable institutions to support promising candidates during their mentored postdoctoral training under the guidance of outstanding faculty sponsors. Eligibility is open to domestic and foreign institutions. More information is available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-242.html

See announcement (above) for detailed information.

Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health

NIH - R01, R21

The National Institutes of Health invite R01 and R21 applications to its Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health program supporting research that explores the premise that fertility status can be a marker for overall health. Multiple R01 awards of negotiable amounts may be made, and multiple R21 awards of up to $275,000 each may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted.

Applications are due October 19, 2020

See the announcement(s) for more information

R01

R21

NIH Notice of Special Interest: Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Research Data

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - October 5, 2020

Special funding for R01, R21 and R03 applications to support the secondary analyses of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of the following:

1) the patterns and trajectories of alcohol consumption,

2) the epidemiology and etiology, including genetics, of alcohol-related problems and disorders, and

3) alcohol-related health services and health systems, including access, quality, and efficiency.

This Notice encourages applications proposing innovative analyses of existing alcohol research data, answering novel research hypotheses and questions, and developing and testing advanced analytical methodologies applicable to alcohol related epidemiological, behavioral and genetics research.

For more information see the complete announcement

Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health

NIH R01, R21 - October 19, 2020

The purpose of this funding opportunity (FOA) is to support research that explores the premise that fertility status can be a marker for overall health. Chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity can impair fertility; however, less is known about the extent to which fertility status can impact or act as a marker for overall health. Data suggest that infertility is not necessarily a unique disease of the reproductive axis but is often physiologically or genetically linked with other diseases and conditions. Recent epidemiologic studies demonstrate links between fertility status in both males and females and various somatic diseases and disorders. Taken together, these data strongly suggest that fertility status can be a window into overall health. Advancing this premise will require substantive involvement of experts in reproductive health/fertility along with expert in another non-reproductive specialty appropriate to the area of overall health being investigated, for example, in other fields such as epidemiology, or the somatic disease in question. This FOA focuses on studies evaluating fertility as a marker for overall health, and therefore applications that look at the effects of the disease or disorder on fertility are outside of the scope of this program. Recruitment of new cohorts will not be supported by this FOA.

For more information see the annoucement.

2020 FCSM Fall Conference

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology - September 21, 2020

The Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) and the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) are pleased to announce that the 2020 FCSM Fall Conference, September 21, 2020, is now open for registration! The entirety of this year’s conference will be held virtually.

See the preliminary program

Register at www.fcsm2020.org

Binational Science Foundation Research Grants Program

U.S. Israel BSF - November 18, 2020

The BSF Research Grants program is the main program of the BSF, and it funds both U.S. and Israeli scientists who wish to work together. In recent years the BSF has been receiving some 400 research grant applications annually, including start-up applications, approving about 100. At any given moment there are around 450 active grants in this program, and the total annual expenditure in this program is around $16 M.

Offers funding for partnerships in sociology, economics and other fields in ‘even’ years, and biological sciences in ‘odd’ years.

Deadline: November 18, 2020

For information, see the announcement

Topics in Digital and Computational Demography

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research - October 9, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) will be offering a five-day intensive online course and encourages qualified candidates to apply.

Instructors:

  • Diego Alburez-Gutierrez
  • Samin Aref
  • André Grow
  • Sophie Lohmann
  • Emilio Zagheni.

About: Rapid increases in computational power and the explosion of Internet, social media and mobile phone use have radically changed our lives, the way we interact with each other and our behavior, including demographic choices and constraints. The digitalization of our lives has also led to the so-called “data revolution” that is transforming the social sciences.

Dates: 9-13 November 2020

Application deadline is 9 October 2020

For more information and application instructions see the announcement

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize in Social Science and Public Policy

American Academy of Political and Social Sciences - October 16, 2020

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) is now accepting nominations for the annual Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize in Social Science and Public Policy. 

The Moynihan Prize recognizes social scientists, public officials and other leaders in the public arena who champion the use of informed judgment to improve public policy. The Prize is intended to honor those who have promoted the use of sound analysis and social science research in policy-making, while contributing to the civil discourse in society.

The Moynihan Prize was created to recognize social scientists, public officials, and civic leaders who champion the use of informed judgment to advance the public good. The winner is recognized at a formal event to be (tentatively) held in 2021 and receives a $20,000 prize.

Nomination deadline: October 16, 2020

See the announcement for nomination form and information.

Latest privacy-protected microdata file samples

U.S. Census Bureau - September 17, 2020

In an effort to keep our data users informed of the progress we are making on the Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) for the 2020 Census, we have released a new set of demonstration data for our data users to evaluate. The 2010 Demonstration Privacy-Protected Microdata Files 2020-09-17 (PPMFs) were generated by running the 2010 Census data through an updated version of the DAS that incorporates system improvements we have been developing and testing over the last several months.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Policy Anaysis and Management

Cornell University - October 1, 2020

The Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor working on race and public policy. This is conceived broadly to include research on racial inequality, for example, in income, education, social mobility, health, housing, policing, and incarceration. The position is 50% research and 50% teaching and advising. The successful candidate will be part of Cornell’s new School of Public Policy and will have the opportunity to be jointly appointed in a disciplinary home in the social sciences. We are seeking applications from candidates in sociology, economics, public policy, and related fields.

Review begins October 1, 2020

For more information, see the announcement - or write to

3 Postdoctoral positions - Full time Researcher in Demography / Sociology

Center for Demographic Studies, Bellaterra, Spain - November 1, 2020

The Centre for Demographic Studies (at the Autonomous University of Barcelona campus, Bellaterra, Spain) invites applications for two 3-year postdoctoral positions within the ERC-project "Sexual Minorities and Inequality of Opportunity” (HEALIN).

Full-time Researcher in Demography / Sociology (R3B)

Deadline: November 1, 2020

For more information, see the announcement (PDF)

Webinar: Boost Phone Survey Response Rates

IUSSP / IDinsight - September 30, 2020

Faced with COVID-19 restrictions, IDinsight, a global research and data analytics organization that helps development leaders maximize their social impact, turned to phone surveys to collect actionable data for policymakers. They’ve been deploying phone surveys to inform COVID-19 responses, testing approaches for adapting in-person surveys, and building systems and strategies to implement phone surveys at scale. From their recent work conducting large-scale phone surveys in India and Kenya, they’ve achieved higher response rates than the average, successfully receiving phone survey responses from 60% of their sample with low refusal rates.

See announcement and registration llnk 

16th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Oxford Brookes University - December 21, 2020, April 21, 2021

2021 Special Focus—The Opportunities of Crisis: Resilience and Change in World History

Call for Papers for the Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, UK, 21–23 July 2021.

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network is brought together by a common interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, within and across the various social sciences, and between the social, natural and applied sciences. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

This conference is being re-designed for flexible participation

Proposals due December 21, 2020 (early) or April 21, 2021 (regular)

For information see the announcement