Poverty Studies Announcements

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) distributes this compilation of poverty-related opportunities as a service to the larger poverty research and policy community; it is not intended to serve as a comprehensive resource, nor does inclusion imply endorsement.

CALLS FOR PAPERS | GRANTS | FELLOWSHIPS | TRAINING | EMPLOYMENT


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Type/Subject Sponsors(s) Description Deadline
CALL FOR PAPERS

4th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference: Linking Social Determinants of Health to Health Disparities and Cultural Inclusion


04/26–27/2017

San Antonio, TX
University of Texas Health Science Center

The goals of this conference are to: Explain how expanding the diversity of healthcare professionals can better address the social issues related to access to care, including cultural practices, language barriers, and stigma.; describe research in health disparities, the development of strategies to reduce them and innovations in obtaining health and social services funding; describe public health strategies in eliminating health disparities and policies that can improve social determinants of health; understand how to advocate for social justice to address the inequities in the healthcare system as it relates to the social determinants of health.

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Poster Abstracts: 03/01/17

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Annual User Conference


09/14–15/17

Ann Arbor, MI
PSID

Call for proposals for annual conference on any topic, from researchers in any field, related to PSID that cover the study's history, place findings from PSID within their broader national and international context, document contributions of PSID's major supplements, review key research or policy contributions of PSID, or otherwise highlight the significance of PSID and studies based on the PSID data over the past half century. Submissions that include new data analyses are welcome, particularly if they illustrate the value of the breadth and duration of PSID.

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02/06/17

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

November 4–8, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Theme: Climate Change

Public Health Social Work Section, American Public Health Association

Abstracts for the 2014 conference are invited. Public Health Social Work focus areas include (but are not limited to):

•  Social Determinants of Health and Climate Change
•  Health, Health Equity, and Social Justice
•  Models of Public Health Social Work Prevention and Intervention

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02/22/17

American Indian Health


American Indian Health Summit
04/5–6/17

Sioux Falls, SD
Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health

Call for presentations on the following topics: Changes in American Indian health research over time; Vision for future opportunities and synergies in American Indian health research; Community based participatory research; Public health messaging; Social determinants of health; Environmental population health.

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02/28/17

Reduce Poverty, Increase Opportunity, and Improve Human Service Delivery


2017 NAWRS Workshop
07/30–08/2/17

Pittsburgh, PA
National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics

he 2017 NAWRS Workshop will bring together people, research, and ideas around state and local government innovations to improve service delivery, research, and policy as we look toward the future. The Program Committee is especially interested in proposals that contribute to the theme.

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03/01/17

American Economic Association 2018 Annual Meeting


01/5–7/18

Philadelphia, PA
AEA

AEA members wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the program for the meetings are invited to submit proposals electronically to Professor Olivier Blanchard via the American Economic Association website starting on March 1. While papers covering a wide array of topics in economics will be included on the 2018 program, Professor Blanchard especially encourages proposals on policy-relevant topics.

Read the Full Submissions Announcement

Session proposals: 02/01/17

AEA Open: 03/01/17

Paper proposals: 04/01/17
Full proposals:

04/15/17

"Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions"


2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference


11/2–4/17

Chicago, IL
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Call for papers that stress the importance of measurement in public policy analysis, discuss how data are used to evaluate policy and performance, and demonstrate how different data or measures affect results. We encourage papers that examine new data (e.g., "Big data"), new uses for current survey data, and the integration of both survey and administrative data. Symposia and roundtables will present unique data sets that have been used to evaluate policy, the importance of federal data and federal measurement of key indicators, and the results of the recent effort on evidence-based policy making. 04/05/17
Child and Family Maltreatment

Chadwick Center's San Diego International Conference

 

01/22–26/18

Call for papers for the 32nd annual conference, whose objective of the San Diego Conference is to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence as well as to enhance investigative and legal skills. Issues concerning support for families, prevention, leadership, policy making, and translating the latest research into action are also addressed.

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03/03/17
General Call for Papers Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics

The Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics® (JNPE) is the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on publishing original research in neuroeconomics, a field that resides at the interface of neuroscience, psychology, business and economic sciences. An interdisciplinary journal, JNPE serves as an appropriate outlet for neuroeconomics articles designed to be of interest to its broad audience of scholars and professionals.

Manuscripts that use scientific methods in psychology, neuroscience, or economics to better understand any topic of relevance to economics or business are appropriate for submission. Of special interest are studies aiming at the investigation of causal relationships, e.g., intervention studies.

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Open Call
GRANTS
Policies and Programs to Reduce Child Poverty and Its Effects Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research examining policies and programs with the potential to reduce child poverty and/or its effects, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Proposals are invited from U.S. Ph.D.-holding poverty scholars at all career stages, from postdoctoral fellows to senior faculty, and from all disciplines. IRP anticipates funding four to eight projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 each.

Read the RFP.

03/31/2017
5:00 p.m. CDT
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches

U.S. DHHS

Office of Minority Health

OMH announces the funding opportunity entitled MYVP II to support innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support project interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12–18 years at the start of the project). It requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, including at a minimum a public health agency (a public health department or community-based organization focused on public health), a local school (a primary school, a secondary school, or an alternative/non-traditional school) or school district, a state, county or local law enforcement agency or government agency that has demonstrated collaboration/partnership with law enforcement (e.g., mayor's office, county government, board of supervisors) and an institution of higher education or learning.

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04/04/17
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health(REACH)- financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding

U.S. DHHS

Centers for Disease Control

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, largely driven by preventable health behaviors. The purpose of this FOA is to provide communities the opportunity to improve poor health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease (i.e., hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity). The tools to accomplish this are culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors (tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity). In addition, this FOA provides the opportunity to engage community and clinical efforts to better address health risks that are particularly relevant at the local community level for racial and ethnic populations experiencing health disparities.

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05/23/17
Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes

U.S. DHHS

National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs.

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05/07/20
Intergenerational Mobility in the United States Small Grants Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of intergenerational mobility by using recently released statistics on mobility from the Equality of Opportunity Project. We encourage proposals that provide new analyses of on the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in economic mobility or the impacts of policies on economic mobility. Doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty who received their Ph.D. or other terminal degree on or after August 31, 2009 from all of the social sciences are encouraged to submit proposals utilizing this new data resource (possibly in combination with other data sources).

Read the Full Announcement for detailed information about the small grants competition and submitting an application.
03/01/17
Policies, Laws, and Regulations that Improve Health, Well-Being, and Equity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Two million dollars in research funding is now available through RWJF's "Policies for Action" call, including $500,000 for research on actionable policies that support children's healthy weight or reduce child obesity. RWJF seeks research in health care and mental health, public health, education, the workforce, housing, criminal justice, planning and transportation, energy and the environment, technology, and transportation to better understand how each of the different sectors impact health, well-being, and equity.

Learn More and Register for Info Webinar

Brief proposal: 03/10/17

Invited full proposal: 06/16/17

Notification: early to mid-August
Basic Mechanisms of Brain Development Mediating Substance Use and Dependence (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services


National Institutes of Health

Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications from investigators that propose to study the developing brain or brain areas that play significant roles in mediating emotional and motivated behavior and in substance use and dependence. All stages of brain development are of interest, but a new emphasis of the current reissue of this initiative is to support basic neuroscience research on fundamental mechanisms of brain development during prepuberty and the adolescent period in relation to the problems of substance abuse and co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders.

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02/05/17
06/05/17

10/05/17
Food Insecurity Research Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and USDA ERS/FNS

New Request for Proposals for food insecurity research using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Proposals are sought that explore links to food assistance programs, work, income, consumption, health, and wealth.

Release of new data from the 18-item PSID Household Food Security Module on the 1999, 2001, and 2003 PSID main family surveys, as well as the 1997 Child Development Supplement (CDS). Food Security Module questions were also included on the 2014 CDS and on the 2015 and 2017 main family surveys. The early release version of the 2014 CDS is now available, and the 2015 main family file is scheduled for release in Spring of 2017 offers the first opportunity to answer important scientific and policy questions related to food insecurity within and across generations. We are particularly interested in how changes in food security affect and are affected by income, consumption, wealth, and health measures.

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LOI: 02/22/17
Proposal:

03/29/17
Dissertation Prize

Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group


Center for Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago

Call for new HCEO dissertation prize. The $1,000 prize will be awarded for the best dissertation on a topic related to one of HCEO's 6 networks. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will be flown to the University of Chicago to present their work to the Center for the Economics of Human Development, HCEO directors, and University of Chicago faculty. The winning submission will be selected by HCEO's directors from a pool created by representatives from our 6 networks. Current Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates may apply. To be eligible, a candidate must have a graduation date between May 2016 and May 2017.

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03/01/17

RSF Regular Programs, in four areas:

-Social Inequality
-Future of Work
-Race, Ethnicity & Immigration

-Behavioral Economics
Russell Sage Foundation

Call for letters of interest for projects that further RSF's mission. RSF provides support primarily for analyzing data and writing up results. However, for projects that address questions of particular importance to the foundation and in which existing data are insufficient, they will consider providing support for new data collection. They are particularly interested in innovative projects that collect or analyze new data to illuminate issues that are highly relevant to the foundation's program goals. They also encourage projects that are interdisciplinary and combine both quantitative and qualitative research.

Read the FAQ on Project Awards | Eligibility Guidelines

LOI: 05/31/17

Invited proposal: 08/15/17
Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data National Institutes of Health

Call for research applications proposing the innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug) and related disorders, prevention of drug use and HIV, and health service utilization.

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02/05/17
06/05/17

10/05/17
Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations National Institutes of Health

Call for proposals for innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. The goal of the Immigrant health initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations (particularly migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants) and address issues that promote health equity. For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term "1st generation" refers to people who were born in their native country and relocated to the U.S. The term "2nd generation" refers to the U.S. born children of 1st generation immigrants.

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02/05/17
06/05/17

10/05/17
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health National Institutes of Health

Funding opportunity announcement for research grant applications that will identify, develop, test, evaluate and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

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02/05/17
06/05/17

10/05/17
Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations National Institutes of Health

Call for proposals for innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. The goal of the Immigrant Health Initiative is to support research to understand the risk/protective factors and challenges affecting the health of U.S. immigrant populations (particularly migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants) and address issues that promote health equity. For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term "1st generation" refers to people who were born in their native country and relocated to the U.S. The term "2nd generation" refers to the U.S. born children of 1st generation immigrants.

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02/05/17
06/05/17

10/05/17
Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence National Institutes of Health

Call for research proposals to improve health and reduce the burden of disease, scientific research needs to be implemented at the population level in addition to the biological and clinical levels. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes.

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02/16/17
06/16/17

10/16/17
Intergenerational Mobility in the United States Russell Sage Foundation

Call for applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of intergenerational mobility by using recently released statistics on mobility from the Equality of Opportunity Project. In this call, we encourage proposals that provide new analyses of the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in economic mobility or the impacts of policies on economic mobility. Applicants can be doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows or faculty who received their Ph.D. or other terminal degree on or after August 31, 2009. Accepted proposals will receive up to $20,000 in funding for a faculty project and up to $7,000 for a graduate student project.

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03/01/17
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Administration for Community Living

Call for proposals to the DRRP Program for research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

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03/07/17
Preventing Violence and Violence-Related Injury Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Call for proposals to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) for investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies to address specific gaps in the prevention of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and youth violence. This initiative is intended to support primary prevention strategies, programs or policies that target universal or selected high-risk populations (i.e., populations that have one or more risk factors that place them at heightened risk for initial perpetration of violence).

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03/10/17
Child Care Research Scholars Dissertation Grants

Administration for Children and Families


Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation

Call for applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. For further information about prior awards made to Child Care Research Scholars, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/research/project/child-care-research-scholars.

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03/22/17
Mentored Neuroscience Research Training for Graduate Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds National Institutes of Health

Call for proposals for the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award or D-SPAN (F99/K00), whose purpose is to enhance the pool of well-trained diverse neuroscientists who will pursue academic/research careers. The D-SPAN will support mentored research training for late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research who have demonstrated interest and potential in pursuing careers as independent researchers.

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04/09/17
Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

Administration for Children and Families


Family and Youth Services Bureau

Call for cooperative agreement proposals to the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), which supports a national Training and Technical Assistance effort designed to enhance and promote the continuous evidence based quality improvement of services with a focus on the social and emotional well being of children, youth and families served by FYSB funded runaway and homeless youth grantees. The Bureau expects to award one cooperative agreement to enhance the programmatic and administrative capacities of public and private agencies to provide services to the targeted populations. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of their ability to provide services to all grantees of the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) Federal geographic regional locations. Applicants must serve all ten ACF Federal Regions and may include subcontractors to provide services that will cover the regional multi-State areas. This funding opportunity is a 36 month project with five 12-month budget periods.

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06/13/17
Special Initiative on Computational Social Science Russell Sage Foundation

Call for letters of inquiry to the Russell Sage Foundation's initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS), which supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection.

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LOI: 08/21/17
Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Russell Sage Foundation

and

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Call for proposals Russell Sage Foundation initiative in support of innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act, with special interest in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children's outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project. Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 (no overhead allowed) are also available.

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LOI: 08/21/17
Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Evidence for Action Program

Call for research proposals that expand the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health by conducting rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. There is special interest in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. As of July 2016, RWJF had awarded 10 grants ranging in size from $46,000 to $500,000, for a total of just over $2.4 million in grant awards. Grant periods may be for durations of up to 36 months.

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Open
Racial Gaps and Inequities in Early Childhood W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Call for proposals to heal racial gaps and inequities. In WKKF's words: We believe in supporting and building upon the mindsets, methods and modes of change that hold promise to advance children's best interests generally, and those of vulnerable children in particular. Concentrating our resources on early childhood (prenatal to age 8), within the context of families and communities, offers the best opportunity to dramatically reduce the vulnerability caused by poverty and racial inequity over time.

More Information | Online Application
Continuous

Call for Applications


Graduate Students from Diverse Backgrounds Underrepresented in Neuroscience
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.

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04/08/17

Call for Proposals


Short-Term Research Education Program


Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research
National Institutes of Health (R25)

The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the NIH funded biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce. The NIH expects efforts to diversify the workforce to lead to the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all groups, improve the quality of the educational and training environment, balance and broaden the perspective in setting research priorities, improve the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical research protocols, and improve the Nations capacity to address and eliminate health disparities.

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02/18/17

Call for Proposals


Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (R01)

Although scientific and technological discoveries have improved the health of the U.S. population overall, racial/ethnic minority populations, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease and other adverse health conditions. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage system-level health services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities in health care settings.

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04/11/17

Call for Proposals


Research, Theory, and Practice to Support Well-Being of Families
National Council on Family Relations

Call for proposals for innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to research, theory, and practice to support the well-being of families. The grant initiative represents NCFRs investment in facilitating the NCFR Global Ends, which include: - To provide opportunities for professional development and knowledge development in the areas of family research, theory, education, policy and practice. - To support the dissemination and application of research- and theory-based information about the well-being of families. - To represent professionals in the field of family science.

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09/01/17

Call for Proposals


Health Promotion among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males
National Institutes of Health

Call for applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

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01/08/20

Call for Proposals


Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data
National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse

Call for applications proposing the innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug) and related disorders, prevention of drug use and HIV, and health service utilization.

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Expires 05/08/19

Doctoral Student Opportunity:


Call for Proposals


Family/Couple Dynamics/Multigenerational Processes

American Psychological Foundation


Randy Gerson Memorial Grant

Call for applications from graduate students for projects in family and/or couple dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment or clinical practice in these areas shall be considered eligible. Preference will be given to projects using or contributing to the development of Bowen family systems. Grants of $6,000 will be awarded.

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02/01/17

Call for R01 Proposals


Application of Big Data Analytics to Substance Abuse and Addiction Processes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Call for proposals for the application of Big Data analytics to reveal deeper or novel insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance abuse and addiction. Applications for this FOA should develop and/or utilize computational approaches for analyzing large, complex datasets acquired from drug addiction research.

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

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Earliest submission: 05/05/16

Expiration: 05/07/19
FELLOWSHIPS
Millennial Public Policy Fellowship at New America New America®

This 11-month fellowship is designed to create opportunities for new and diverse voices to contribute to future public policy discussions. New America seeks to invest in some of the most promising young minds in the country; to deepen exposure to contemporary public policy and areas; to create valuable professional development experiences that will support their growth as a future leader, critical thinker, and policy entrepreneur; and to incubate and advance ideas that are capable of transforming policy systems for the better. The 11-month fellowship is slated to begin on August 28, 2017. Fellows cannot be older than 24 when the program starts.

Read the Full Call

04/03/17

Postdoctoral Fellow: Demography of Aging and the Life Course


Available September 1, 2017
Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Call for applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. Recent PhDs in sociology, economics, population health sciences, epidemiology and public health are invited to apply for this fellowship. Please send curriculum vitae, a short description of a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to: James Raymo, Training Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 (or inquiries by e-mail to jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu).

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02/15/17
Supplemental Poverty Measure

Center on Poverty and Social Policy, School of Social Work, and Columbia Population Research Center


Columbia University

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Columbia Population Research Center are seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology, or a related discipline, for a project on the costs, benefits and distributional consequences of alternative policy packages to halve U.S. child poverty. The postdoc will work with faculty and staff to develop a micro-simulation model to simulate the distributional consequences of the alternative packages, including the taxes required to finance the benefits. The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew for a second year contingent on performance and funding.

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03/01/17
Child Poverty

Center on Poverty and Social Policy, School of Social Work, and Columbia Population Research Center


Columbia University

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Columbia Population Research Center are seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, demography, social work, sociology, or a related discipline, for a project on the costs, benefits and distributional consequences of alternative policy packages to halve U.S. child poverty. The postdoc will work with faculty and staff to develop a micro-simulation model to simulate the distributional consequences of the alternative packages, including the taxes required to finance the benefits. The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew for a second year contingent on performance and funding.

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03/01/17
Health Policy Doctoral Fellowship Program University of New Mexico

Call for applications to the Health Policy Doctoral Fellowship Program for Ph.D. students with educational and research interests that include health and health policy analysis and research. The University of New Mexico seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., Hispanic, Native American, Black, etc.) in the nation in the development, implementation, and analysis of health policy. At the core of the University's mission is the education of a new generation of leaders in health and health policy studies, leaders whose diversity reflects the full diversity of the U.S. population.

Students who are applying to, or who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a social science department at UNM are eligible for this award. Priority is given to applicants from Economics, Political Science and Sociology.

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02/10/17
TRAINING

Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop


May 21–27, 2017, Washington, D.C.

Center on Race and Wealth, Howard University and Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Howard University's Center on Race and Wealth and the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seek applications for the first annual Summer Dissertation Proposal Writing Workshop. This week-long workshop held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., is aimed at pre-proposal doctoral students in the social sciences from underrepresented populations who are studying topics related to poverty or inequality. The workshop is designed to help provide students the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to prepare a draft dissertation proposal.

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03/01/2017
Harold Amos Minority Medical Faculty Development Program Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Applications are now open for the 2017 cohort of Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholars. This program works to increase diversity among medical, nursing, and dentistry faculty. Up to 10 selected program scholars are eligible for:
•   A four-year postdoctoral award of up to $420,000
•   An annual stipend of $75,000
•   An annual grant of $30,000 to support research
•   Additional awards available through partnership organizations
The Harold Amos program acts on the belief that an ever-changing health care landscape requires capable, diverse leadership. We strongly encourage applicants from "historically disadvantaged backgrounds," which refers to challenges individuals may have faced because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical, learning or other disability, or who are first-generation college graduates.

Read the Full Announcement | 2017 Timetable
03/15/17

Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics


06/11–23/2017

Santa Barbara, CA
Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the second Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics in June 2017 in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences.

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02/13/17

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science


6/18–7/1/2017

Princeton University
Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the first summer institute in Computational Social Science in June 2017 at Princeton University. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science—the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The intensive program will involve lectures, group problem sets, and student-led research projects—topics covered will include text as data, website scraping, digital field experiments, non-probability sampling, mass collaboration, and ethics. There will also be outside speakers with relevant expertise from academia, industry, and government.

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02/17/17

Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop


May 18–19, 2017

Columbia University

Columbia Population Research Center and

Center on Poverty and Social Policy

Call for applications the first Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop, which will be held May 18-19, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the CPRC's New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-being, a repeated panel study tracking the dynamics of poverty, hardship, and well-being among representative samples of New York City residents.

The 2017 workshop will include an introduction to the Poverty Tracker data, hands-on sessions for scholars to work with the data, introduction to sensitive data elements and associated data access policies, and other topics. The workshop is targeted toward early- and mid-career scholars from social science disciplines. Underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. Approximately 25-30 applicants will be selected. Accepted out-of-town candidates will receive travel support.

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02/21/17

National Leadership Development Program:
-Culture of Health Leaders

-Clinical Scholars

-Health Policy Research Scholars

-Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Call for applications for the 2017 cohort in four national leadership development programs designed to create the next generation of leaders committed to equity and better health. Whether you're a community advocate, academic researcher, clinician, or simply someone who is passionate about improving the well-being of your community, you are one step closer to finding a leadership development program relevant to your career.

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02/15/17

Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics


06/11/17–06/23/17

Santa Barbara, California
Russell Sage Foundation

Call for applications from graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines for a two-week workshop to introduce the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences.

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02/13/17

Scholar-in-Residence,

2017–2018

Institute for Research on Poverty, UW–Madison, CPC

As the National Poverty Research Center supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HHS/ASPE), the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at UW–Madison, coordinates a scholar-in-residence program for U.S.-based scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations. Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career levels are eligible to participate. Applicants may choose to visit IRP or any one of its U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC) partners for one week, to interact with its resident faculty, present a poverty-related seminar of their choosing, and become acquainted with staff and resources. Visitors will confer with a faculty host, who will arrange for interchange with others. Junior scholars will be matched with a mentor and integrated into the Center's mentorship and training activities for emerging scholars. IRP will cover transportation, lodging, and meals.

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The U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers includes:

    • Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison
    • Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University
    • Center on Race and Wealth, Howard University
    • Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine
    • Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan
    • Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University
    • University of California, Davis, Center for Poverty Research
    • University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research
    • West Coast Poverty Center, University of Washington
02/28/17

Visiting Researcher


2–3 months residency between 09/01/17 & 06/30/18
Russell Sage Foundation

On an occasional basis, the Foundation has one or two available office spaces and considers applications for short-term fellowships by scholars who are conducting research relevant to the Foundation's priority areas. These positions do not come with any Foundation financial support and are available for visits of two to three months as space permits.

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05/01/17

Graduate Certificate


Race and Social Justice Interdisciplinary
University of New Mexico

This 15-credit transcripted "Race & Social Justice Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate" is designed as an area of specialization for students pursuing a master's degree or a doctorate in disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, or the professional schools at the University of New Mexico.

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03/17/17
Dissertation Mentorship Program Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

Call for applications for program to assist doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center.

Program participants receive two principal benefits One or more CES staff economists are assigned as mentors and advise the participant on the use of Census Bureau microdata; a visit to CES where they meet with staff economists and present research in progress. Trip expenses (airfare, hotel, and meals) will be paid for by CES.

Eligible candidates must be actively working on a Ph.D. thesis in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center; and a U.S. citizen.

To apply, email the following to Randy Becker (randy.a.becker@census.gov):
Contact information, name(s) of faculty advisor, and expected completion date, or a CV with that information; and

Title and abstract of RDC-based dissertation research, including a description of the microdata being used.
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