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.

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

8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit


06/6–8/17

Anchorage, Alaska
National Indian Health Board (NIHB)

Call for proposals for presentations highlighting evidenced based, best, wise, or promising practices developed in and for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. NIHB is particularly interested in presentations that provide tools along with information and research, so that participants may leave with the tools they need to make the knowledge they gain actionable. NIHB is also looking for presentations highlighting the various social determinants of health (i.e. socioeconomic status, access to education and employment, the physical environment, etc.) as they pertain to the issues discussed. This year, NIHB has two new conference tracks—one on environmental health and climate change, and the other dedicated to public health issues specific to Native Youth. This year's summit emphasizes sustaining public health as a national priority, so please consider topics and content that will focus on key skills related to this theme within one of the five summit tracks.

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03/17/17
Psychology's Contributions to Understanding and Alleviating Poverty and Economic Inequality

American Psychological Association:

American Psychologist

American Psychologist invites submissions for a special issue on psychology's contributions to understanding and alleviating poverty and economic inequality. The goal of this special issue is to showcase the breadth and depth of psychology's contributions to understanding and alleviating poverty and economic inequality.
Other central aims include synthesizing key findings from psychological research and related fields, identifying gaps in our knowledge and areas in which further work is needed, and informing the advancement of strategies, interventions, and policies that alleviate poverty and economic inequality.
Manuscripts from all areas of psychology and related fields are welcome.

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LOI: 04/01/17

Invited manuscripts:

08/01/17

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
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
Cultivating Health Communities Program Aetna Foundation

Call for proposals for research in any of a number of areas: physical activity, urban farms, local food, and projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.

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Stage One applications due 04/14/17
Food Insecurity Using Panel Study of Income Dynamics Data University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Call for research proposals on food security using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Research funded competitively under this announcement will focus on economic analyses of longitudinal household food insecurity and its links to food assistance program participation, work, income, consumption, health, and wealth.
It is anticipated that 5 grants at $40,000 each will be awarded.

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03/29/17

5:00 p.m.

2017–18 DOL Scholars Program: Well-Being of Wage Earners, Retirees, and Job Seekers U.S. Department of Labor Chief Evaluation Office

Competition to fund independent research during 2017–18, culminating in a high-quality working paper relevant to the Department's policymaking. Awards will be made in the range of $10,000–$50,000 for projects that would contribute to the Department's mission of fostering, promoting, and developing the well-being of wage earners, retirees, and job seekers. Awards will be made based on a combination of factors including the rigor and appropriateness of the proposed methodology, the extent of innovation and creativity in the choice of topic or method, and the potential to inform policy decisions and contribute to scholarly literature.

Application Materials | Past Awards
04/17/17
W.E.B. DuBois Program of Research on Race and Crime National Institute of Justice/Department of Justice

The W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars in Race and Crime Research - NIJ is pleased to provide this funding opportunity for scholars to make significant contributions to efforts that use research to reform the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system. The primary goal of this category is to support the work of advanced scholars who are conducting research on the intersections of race, offending, victimization, and the fair administration of justice. NIJ is soliciting proposals for advanced scholars to conduct bold, innovative, cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary, multi-method research studies that go beyond past research and stretch the boundaries of the study of race and crime. NIJ seeks proposals that will make significant theoretical, and/or methods contributions to an area of research in race and crime. The proposed research should advance the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice field and have the potential to substantially add to the knowledge base of the proposed line of inquiry. A secondary goal of the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Program is to grow the field of well-trained researchers studying race and crime.

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03/31/17
Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Applications invited for Administrative Supplements to active NIMH grants to foster research across the NIMH Strategic Objectives that target the reduction and elimination of mental health disparities by race and ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in the United States. This initiative aims to generate research within the scientific scope of the parent grant that identifies mechanisms underlying disparities or differences in mental health status and/or enhances optimal delivery of mental health interventions among diverse groups. This program will use the NIH Administrative Supplement award mechanism.

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04/01/17
Education Grants: Chicago, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis Joyce Foundation

By supporting research, innovative policies and advocacy, the Education Program works to ensure that all students—especially children of color and those who grow up in poverty—arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed and have high-quality educators throughout their preschool through 12th grade education.

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04/12/17
Employment Program, Great Lakes Region Joyce Foundation

Recent economic trends raise serious concerns, including the widening income gap and rise of involuntary part-time and contingent work, coupled with the evidence of weak economic mobility. The economy is changing rapidly and many Americans—especially disadvantaged workers with few skills—may face even more trouble accessing good job opportunities in the future. The Joyce Foundation seeks to expand economic opportunities for those individuals and promote competitiveness and economic vitality in the Great Lakes region.

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04/12/17
Policies and Practices That Affect the Lives of Young People Ages 5 to 25 in the United States W. T. Grant Foundation Research Grants

Call for letters of inquiry for research proposals that increase our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The application process for all research grants begins with a letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry are generally received three times a year, in January, May, and August.

Research grants on reducing inequality typically range from $100,000 to $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Improving the use of research evidence grants will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers' Research grants for both initiatives cover budgets up to $25,000. To learn more about our research grants, eligibility requirements, and application process, please see the materials and links listed below.

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LOI: 05/03/17
Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R01) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Applications invited for research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders. This program will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

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05/07/17
Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R21) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Applications invited for research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

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05/07/17
Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R03) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Applications invited for research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders. This FOA will use the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism.

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05/07/17
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers

Applications invited for innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

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04/11/17
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers

Applications invited for innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings. This FOA will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

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04/11/17
Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers

Applications invited 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. This FOA will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

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05/07/17
Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R21) National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers

Applications invited 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. This FOA will use the NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant award mechanism.

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05/07/17
Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (R01) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Applications invited for research projects to enhance our understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups. This FOA strongly encourages applications that reflect the breadth of epidemiology research by addressing multiple levels of risk, resilience, and causation across scientific disciplines; by applying novel methods to advance knowledge of the interplay among genetic, environmental, and developmental factors and between social environments and associated health and disease outcomes; and by building on the research investments of NIH and sister HHS agencies to harness existing data on the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse to improve public health prevention and treatment programs.

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05/07/17
Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (R21) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Applications invited for research projects to enhance our understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups. This FOA strongly encourages applications that reflect the breadth of epidemiology research by addressing multiple levels of risk, resilience, and causation across scientific disciplines; by applying novel methods to advance knowledge of the interplay among genetic, environmental, and developmental factors and between social environments and associated health and disease outcomes; and by building on the research investments of NIH and sister HHS agencies to harness existing data on the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse to improve public health prevention and treatment programs.

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05/07/17
Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (R03) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Applications invited for research projects to enhance our understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups. This FOA strongly encourages applications that reflect the breadth of epidemiology research by addressing multiple levels of risk, resilience, and causation across scientific disciplines; by applying novel methods to advance knowledge of the interplay among genetic, environmental, and developmental factors and between social environments and associated health and disease outcomes; and by building on the research investments of NIH and sister HHS agencies to harness existing data on the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse to improve public health prevention and treatment programs.

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05/07/17
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Applications invited to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. This FOA will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

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10/15/17
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Applications invited to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

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10/15/17
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
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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06/05/17

10/05/17

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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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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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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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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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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06/16/17

10/16/17
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


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

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.

Read the Full FOA

Earliest submission: 05/05/16

Expiration: 05/07/19
FELLOWSHIPS
Child maltreatment or children and families more broadly Wayne State University

Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program, a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by encouraging and supporting promising scholars to launch their academic careers at our institution. WSU is seeking recent or upcoming Ph.D. graduates as postdoctoral fellows for three-year appointments beginning Sept. 1, 2017 (students who will complete their dissertations by Sept. 1, 2017 are welcome to apply). Fellows receive stipends 20 percent above National Research Service Award levels, plus excellent benefits. They will work with faculty mentors, participate in learning communities, and receive funding for two national conferences for every appointment year.  The application period begins April 1, 2017. Applicants from any background and discipline are eligible.

Potentially interested applicants with interests in child maltreatment, or children and families more broadly, are encouraged to contact Dr. Steve Ondersma at s.ondersma@wayne.edu
Application period begins 04/01/17
Visiting Fellowship Program: Research Fellows and Policy Fellows National Institute of Justice

Applications invited to bring leading researchers and others into residency at NIJ to make important scholarly contributions in their chosen fields of criminology or criminal justice research and to work with the NIJ Director and staff to help shape the direction of NIJ's research programs. NIJ will recruit Research Fellows, who have worked mainly in academic or other research settings, and Policy Fellows, who have worked mainly in a criminal justice policy or practice setting.

NIJ is particularly interested in supporting "pracademics" — criminal justice practitioners with a strong foundation in applied research and evidence-building.

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03/27/17
W.E.B. DuBois Program of Research on Race and Crime Fellowship National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice

The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race and Crime provides talented researchers with an opportunity to elevate independently generated research and ideas to the level of national discussion. Prospective fellows may apply directly as qualified individuals or through an entity. Prospective fellows from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply. Prospective fellows should: 1. Possess a terminal degree in their respective field, and 2. Not have been awarded tenure by December 30, 2017.

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03/31/17
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.

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04/03/17
TRAINING

Poverty Tracker Data Training Workshop


05/18–19/17

New York City

Columbia Population Research Center and Center on Poverty and Social Policy,

Columbia University

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) and the Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) are pleased to announce 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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03/21/17

PSID Data User Training Workshop


06/12–16/17

Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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

A limited number of stipends are available to graduate students and junior researchers who apply by April 14, 2017 to help with travel and lodging costs. All applications received by April 14 will be given priority for enrollment.

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Priority consideration:

04/14/17

The Global Economy: Searching for a New Equilibrium


06/17–24/17
Iseo, Italy

ISEO: Institute of Economic Studies and Employment

The I.S.E.O Summer School is an international summer course focused on the most topical economic discussion. The 14th edition of this prestigious course will be focused on "The global economy: searching for a new equilibrium" : this macro theme will be analyzed by each lecturer using his particular approach and studies.
As from the very first edition in 2004, the course will gather a large number of graduate students in Economics coming from the most important faculties in the world to participate to this multicultural debate. That's one of the most appreciated peculiarity of the course: the unique multiethnic background.

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04/28/17

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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EMPLOYMENT

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research on Evaluation and Developmental Systems Science (REDDS) Lab

Montclair State University, New Jersey

Call for applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher who will conduct independent research under the supervision of co-Directors Dr. Jennifer Urban & Dr. Miriam Linver. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on the Inspiring Purpose Project (a program evaluation of a character development program currently being implemented throughout secondary schools in Scotland) and/or the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Adult Volunteer Training and Development Project (examining the training of adult volunteers, and the character outcomes for youth).

The position is open for two candidates.

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Until filled

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