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

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

Two Posdoctoral Fellows

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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 

Department of Demography: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor needed 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

Hourly RA needed in the Department of Epidemiology

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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

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

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award

NSF - July 27th, 2020

This program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for faculty members beginning their independent careers. The intent of the program is to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers not only as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from eligible early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations, especially women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities.

Deadline for submission of full proposal: July 27th, 2020 5 pm Local Time

For more information see the announcement

Postdoctoral Scholar - Race/Ethnic Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death of Family Members: Consequences for Health

University of Texas Austin - Open until filled

The Population Research Center (PRC), a cross-campus center located at The University of Texas at Austin, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology, or a related discipline, to work with faculty and researchers on the NIA-supported project, “Race/Ethnic Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death: Consequences for Health.” The research team is led by Dr. Debra Umberson and includes Bob Hummer (UNC), Hui Liu (Michigan State), Belinda Needham (University of Michigan), Eileen Crimmins (USC), Bridget Goosby (University of Texas), and Mark Hayward (University of Texas). The postdoc will work with faculty and researchers to conduct analyses using Health & Retirement Study (HRS) and National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) data.

The overall project focuses on family member loss (i.e., child, parent, sibling, and spouse) and the consequences for mental and physical health, mortality risk, and dementia risk with attention to the significant racial/ethnic disparities in the probability of losing family members from childhood through later life in the U.S.

The postdoc will participate in the PRC seminars and data workshops, working groups, and collaborative research projects/articles. The postdoctoral fellowship is initially for one year, with the option to renew for an additional year(s) contingent on performance and funding. The salary for this position will be $50,000+, depending on qualifications and experience.

Please submit the following materials to umberson@prc.utexas.edu.

• Cover letter

• CV

• Three letters of recommendation

Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The degree of fit of research interests
  • Experience with HRS and/or Add Health data
  • Demonstrated record of expertise with quantitative data and longitudinal data analysis
  • How the postdoctoral training will help to further the scholar’s career trajectory
  • Strength of letters of support

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Professor or Associate Professor of Global Health at University of Georgia

University of Georgia - Open Until Filled

The Global Health Institute (GHI) within the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Public
Health (CPH) welcomes nominations and applications for a faculty position at the rank of
Professor or Associate Professor with tenure.

For the complete posting and to apply online visit http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/128243.
Nominations and requests for information should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr.
Mark Ebell, 706-542-1585 or ebell@uga.edu .

Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2020, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 2020. 

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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Training and job opportunities: National University of Singapore, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR)

CFPR - Starting April 10th, 2020, Multiple deadlines.

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), National University of Singapore, has the forthcoming events and job opportunities in the population field:

CFPR's Upcoming Research Methods Training Program (May-July 2020) Deadline for applications: April 10th, 2020; For more information see the announcement

Application for Postdoctoral Fellow for the research project on Southeast Asian Family Dynamic Study: For more information see the announcement

Application for Research Assistant for the Research Project on Lifelong Education for Aging Productively (LEAP) in Singapore (Deadline: July/August 2020): For more information see the announcement

Application for Research Associate for the Research Project on Lifelong Education for Aging Productively (LEAP) in Singapore (Deadline: July/August 2020): For more information see the announcement

Application for the position of Research Associate for the Research Project on Childless Aging in Singapore and Thailand (CAST) (Possible commencement: July/August 2020): For more information see the announcement

 


Wittgenstein

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Call for Papers: Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2020 on the Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences

IUSSP - July 31st, 2020

Call for Papers:

Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2020 on the Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences
Vienna, Austria, 30 November-1 December 2020

Deadline for submissions: July 31st 2020

COVID-19 is causing serious health, social and economic challenges, several of which are directly related to demographic factors. While the initial efforts focus on slowing the spread of the pandemic and mitigating its immediate impact, there are likely to be significant longer-term demography-related consequences.  To investigate into these highly important topics the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital is dedicating it’s annual conference to the COVID-19 pandemic and it‘s demographic aspects. The conference offers a scientific platform to explore the contribution of demography in providing important input to handle future societal challenges.

For more information see the announcement

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

Postdoc needed in George Washington University’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

GWU - Open Until Filled

GW’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is searching for a full-time Post-Doctoral Scientist for the research group of Associate Professor Dr. Ami Zota. Dr. Zota’s work seeks to secure environmental justice and improve health equity through advancements in science, policy, and clinical practice. 

This position is for a 1 year duration beginning August 2020. The position may be renewed for a 2nd year depending on satisfactory performance.

Applicants from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and gender identity and sexual orientation backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Our team thrives on insights that our diverse members bring to the design and interpretation of our data.

The position is open until filled.

For more information see the announcement

Special Call for Manuscripts – Population Data Science for COVID-19

International Journal of Population Data Science - July 31st, 2020

This special call covers all types of manuscript. With the array of issues to consider, some manuscripts might be about research studies, others might be methodological, some might address the ethical, legal and social issues, or be about policy implications and impacts, amongst other possibilities.

All manuscripts must be centred on Population Data Science, as per the scope of IJPDS.

The first target deadline for the special issue is July 31st, 2020, but the call is open and we will endeavour to expedite the review process and to publish articles in this special issue as a priority.

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

Emergency Awards: RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center

NIH - August 7, 2020

NIH is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency cooperative agreement funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides an expedited funding mechanism as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a consortium of community-engaged research projects to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on the underserved and/or vulnerable populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. This FOA seeks to fund a single Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) as an integral part of the consortium. The funding for this initiative is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

Earliest application, July 8, 2020; Deadline, August 7, 2020

See announcement RFA-OD-20-013 for more information

Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder Research

NIH-NIDA - August 13, 2020

The National Institute on Drug Abuse invites DP1 applications to its Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder Research supporting exceptionally creative scientists, who propose high-impact and highly innovative research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research in the context of Substance Use Disorders and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in people who use drugs. Up to three awards with a combined total of up to $700,000 may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted.

Applications are due August 13, 2020

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 

Alternative Methods For Calculating Fair Market Rents (FMRs) in Rental Markets With Rapidly Rising Rents

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - August 4, 2020

The Department of Housing and Urban Development invites applications to its Alternative Methods For Calculating Fair Market Rents (FMRs) in Rental Markets With Rapidly Rising Rents project to identify better methods for calculating FMRs for markets in disequilibrium where rents are rising rapidly and FMRs calculated using current methods coupled with current payment standard authority are insufficient to enable Housing Choice Voucher families to find and lease suitable units within the search time allowed. Up to three awards with a combined total of up to $500,000 may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted.

Applications are due August 4, 2020

See announcement for more information

Call for Papers: Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital - July 31, 2020

Conference Dates: Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2020, Vienna, Austria

As circulated before, the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital is dedicating its annual conference to the “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”. The conference will take place from 30 November to 1 December 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

Deadline: July 31, 2020

For more information, see the updated Call for Papers

Given that the pandemic is still ongoing, submissions of papers which plan to use data that may not yet be available are also welcome. However, a clear research plan should be presented in the abstract.

Preferably it should be an on-site conference as in the past. Nevertheless, the options for a (partly) online conference is considered as well.


Nominations for Census Advisory Committees

U.S. Census Bureau - through August 1

Through August 1, the Census Bureau is accepting nominations to fill three vacancies on its Census Scientific Advisory Committee (which was renewed on May 28) and eight vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations.

Douglas Massey: The New Reality at the Mexico-U.S. Border

Penn State 15th De Jong Lecture - September 17, 2020

The New Reality at the Mexico-U.S. Border, will be presented by Dr. Douglas Massey at Penn State's 15th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography on Sept. 17, 2020 at 9:00 am on the University Park campus. Dr. Massey is Director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Discussants include Dr. Amy Hsin, Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College, City University of New York and Dr. Kevin Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies at Penn State.

Free registration is available through the Penn State website

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV

NIH R01, R21 - September 4, 2020

The National Institutes of Health invite R01 and R21 applications to the Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV program supporting research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the U.S. and to systematically test existing evidence-based smoking cessation interventions (e.g., combination of behavioral and pharmacological). Research must be conducted with PLWH and inform efforts to reduce the incidence of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality among PLWH. Research may also address the behavioral and sociocultural factors and conditions that are associated with cigarette smoking among PLWH. Up to three R01 awards with a combined total of up to $3 million may be made, and up to three R21 awards with a combined total of up to $1 million may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Applications are due September 4, 2020

See announcements for more information:

R01- RFA-CA-20-035
R21 - RFA-CA-20-036

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

Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity From Around the Globe

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - August 26, 2020

Despite tremendous progress toward gender equity in the United States, bias and discrimination, harmful social norms, and practices and policies at all levels have created deep-rooted barriers to good health for women, girls, and other groups marginalized based on gender or sexual identity, and hold back society as a whole.

Through this special call for proposals (CFP), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action (E4A) program and Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team seek to learn from programs, policies, and practices that are advancing gender equity around the world to understand how they can be adapted to improve health and well-being in the United States, and build a national Culture of Health.

Applicant webinar available; deadline August 26, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET

See the announcement for more information

Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations

NIH R01 - August 28, 2020

The National Institutes of Health invites R01 applications to its Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations program to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups. Multiple awards of up to $500,000 each annually for up to five years may be made. Eligibility is unrestricted domestically.

Deadline: August 28

See the announcement for  more information  

Census Bureau Research and Methodology Directorate Cooperative Agreements program

Dept of Commerce - July 20, 2020

The Department of Commerce invites applications to its Census Bureau Research and Methodology Directorate Cooperative Agreements program to conduct research projects in the following topics: (1) formal privacy research, development, and outreach for sample surveys; (2) analyses of how social media data and open source data may provide greater insight into public attitudes and perceptions; and (3) address- and probability-based online panel recruitment and maintenance. Up to 12 awards with a combined total of up to $1.05 million may be made. Eligibility is restricted to domestic institutions of higher education.

Deadline July 20, 2020

See the 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

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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}”