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

NCFR Report:

Families with Differences
National Council on Family Relations

Call for articles for the Family Focus section of the winter 2017 NCFR Report that explore the following issues: A "family" of things is a group that belongs together, and we tend to focus on the things that families have in common. But what about the ways they vary? Some differences are introduced into families through marriage, adoption, or partnering that brings together people of contrasting innate characteristics like nationality, race, or religious heritage. Other differences are more fluid and can change over time such as political beliefs, income levels, faiths, and lifestyle choices. How do family members create and maintain relationships and identity in spite of their differences, and when do differences become too difficult to reconcile?

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LOI: 08/01/17

Deadline:

08/15/17

"Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health" Annual Meeting


Atlanta, GA

11/04–08/17
American Public Health Association

The APHA 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo is accepting abstracts in the following areas:

•  Epidemiology
•  Vision Care
•  Injury Control and Health Services

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06/30/17 (Ep. And Vision)


07/10/17 (Injury)
Special issue on Child Development: The Roles of Public Policies and the Family Labour Economics

The aim of this issue is to highlight frontier theoretical and empirical knowledge about the linkages between child development, public policies, and the family. We take a broad view on public policies but definitely encourage submissions that investigate policies or interventions aimed directly at the child as well as those targeted other family members or the family as a whole. We also encourage studies that analyze behavior within the family, including sibling spillovers. A broad selection of topics fit in this general framework, ranging from the importance of early family support, health care, and child care to the consequences of the quality of the family environment as such.

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11/01/17
"Welcoming the Sojourner: Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees" Social Work and Christianity

The editors of Social Work & Christianity are calling for papers for a special issue titled "Welcoming the Sojourner: Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees."

The special issue will examine a variety of issues around the church, immigration, and refugees.

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07/01/17
Special Issue on "Social Capital and Health" Social Science and Medicine

Special Editors are soliciting manuscripts for inclusion in a special issue of Social Science and Medicine titled, "Social capital and health: What have we learned in the last 20 years and where do we go from here?" They welcome conceptual studies wedded to qualitative and quantitative data that advance our understanding of social capital and its relationship with health. They are interested in manuscripts that bring new and innovative ideas, measures, and methods to advancing the empirical study of social capital and health, and fall into one or more of three themes:

1. Conceptual issues and debates: papers that focus on conceptual and measurement-related issues for advancing social capital in health research, including intersections with theories and concepts from health and non-health literatures.
2. Populations and settings: empirically-grounded examinations of the health impacts of social capital in specific contexts that have broader implications for advancing health research on social capital more broadly.
3. Interventions, policy, and practice: papers centered on the application of existing knowledge on social capital and health to address public and population health issues, including inequalities.

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Abstract: 07/01/17

Selected Papers: 10/01/17

Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2018


March 9–11, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand
Tomorrow People Organization

Call for the following types of submissions:

•  Research Papers: Completed research papers in any of the topic areas listed below or related areas.
•  Abstracts: Abstracts of completed or proposed research in any of the topic areas listed below, or related areas. The abstract for proposed research should include the research objectives, proposed methodology, and a discussion of expected outcomes.
•  Student Papers: Research done by students in any of the topic areas listed below, or related areas.
•  Case Studies: Case studies in any of the topic areas listed below, or related areas.
•  Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for Future Research: Incomplete research or ideas for future research in order to generate discussion and feedback in any of related areas.
•  Reports on Issues Related to the conference topics: Reports related to innovative techniques or research related to any of the topic areas listed below or related areas.

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02/01/18
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
Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

U.S. DHHS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to reduce disparities among diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The economic burden of health disparities in the U.S. has an estimated cost of 1.24 trillion dollars. As part of its Equity Plan, CMS OMH is working to "develop and disseminate promising approaches to reduce health disparities." This grant program seeks to: 1) support researchers at HSIs to pursue topics that impact Hispanic and Latino populations; 2) fund research to investigate health disparities and how they can be reduced; 3) foster the dissemination of best practices and innovations among grantees, within CMS and beyond; and 4) improve healthcare quality for CMS' minority beneficiaries.

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07/10/17
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

U.S. DHHS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to reduce disparities among diverse CMS beneficiary populations. This grant program seeks to: 1) support researchers at HBCUs to pursue topics that impact Black and African American populations; 2) fund research to investigate health disparities and how they can be reduced; 3) foster the dissemination of best practices and innovations among grantees, within CMS and beyond; and 4) improve healthcare quality for CMS's minority beneficiaries.

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07/10/17
Dissertation Research Grants: Healthy Marriage Policy Issues Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families

OPRE intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HM policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research.

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Letter of intent:
06/26/17

Application:

07/14/17
Education Research Grants (FY 2018) Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications for research projects that will contribute to its Education Research Grants program (CFDA 84.305A). Through this program, the Institute seeks to improve the quality of education for all students -- prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education -- by advancing the understanding of and practices for teaching, learning, and organizing education systems. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, the goal of this research grant program is to improve education outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

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08/17/2017

 

Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications to its Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy grants program (Research Collaborations Program). The program is intended to support research that is carried out by research institutions and U.S. state and local education agencies working collaboratively on problems or issues that are a high priority for the education agencies. The research may focus on students within a wide range of education settings from prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education, and may focus on typically developing students and/or students with or at risk for disability. The goal of this research grant program is the improvement of education outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

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08/17/2017

 

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications for its Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions (Low-Cost Evaluation) grant program. The program is designed to support rigorous evaluations of education interventions that state or local education agencies expect to produce meaningful improvements in student education outcomes within a short period (for example, within a single semester or academic year). These evaluations are to be conducted for $250,000 or less and completed within two years. The program will be carried out by research institutions and state or local education agencies working together as partners. The evaluations will use randomized controlled trials or regression discontinuity designs to determine the impact of interventions on student education outcomes, and will rely on administrative data or other sources of secondary data to provide measures of these student outcomes.

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08/03/2017

 

 

Special Education Research Grants Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications for research projects that will contribute to its Special Education Research Grants program (CFDA 84.324A). Through this program, the Institute seeks to expand the knowledge base and understanding of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through advancing the understanding of and practices for teaching, learning, and organizing education systems.

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08/17/2017

 

Research Training Programs in Special Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications for the Research Training Programs in Special Education (Research Training) funded through the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER). For FY 2018, the Institute is accepting applications for the Research Training Programs under three topics: (1) Postdoctoral Research Training in Special Education and Early Intervention (Postdoctoral Training), (2) Early Career Development and Mentoring (Early Career), and (3) Methods Training Using Sequential, Multiple Assignment, Randomized Trial (SMART) Designs for Adaptive Interventions in Education (SMART Design Training).  

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08/17/2017

 

Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications for its Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions (Low-Cost Evaluation) grant program. The program is designed to support rigorous evaluations of interventions that state and/or local education agencies (or other state or local agencies that oversee early intervention services; see Part I.C. Applicant Requirements) expect to produce meaningful improvements in education outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with or at risk for a disability within a short period (for example, within a single semester or academic year). These evaluations are to be conducted for $250,000 or less and completed within two years. The program will be carried out by research institutions and state or local agencies working together as partners. The evaluations will use randomized controlled trials, regression discontinuity designs, or single-case experimental designs to determine the impact of interventions on education outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth, and will rely on administrative data or other sources of secondary data to provide measures of these outcomes.

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08/03/2017

 

Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications to form Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education (Networks). The purpose of the Networks program is to focus resources and attention on high-priority issues in special education and to create both a structure and process for researchers who are working on these issues to share ideas, build new knowledge, and strengthen their research and dissemination capacity. The ultimate objectives of the Networks program are to advance the field's understanding of an issuebeyond what an individual research project or team is able to do on its own and to assist policymakers and practitioners in using this information to strengthen education policies and programs and improve student education outcomes for students with or at risk for disabilities.

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LOI: 07/13/2017

Application: 09/21/2017

 

Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services,

National Institutes of Health, and

National Institute on Aging

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States.

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LOI: 09/20/17
Proposal:

10/20/17
Announcement for Community Engagement and Program Coordination Center (U2C)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to address challenges in the generation and use of metabolomic data in order to continue to build the national capacity for metabolomics and support the development of resources that catalyze the effective use of metabolomics in basic and translational biomedical research. Common Fund will publish four distinct but integrated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that solicit applications for the second phase of the Common Fund Metabolomics Program.

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10/01/17
Announcement for Metabolomic Data Analysis and Interpretation Tools (U01)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to address challenges in the generation and use of metabolomic data in order to continue to build the national capacity for metabolomics and support the development of resources that catalyze the effective use of metabolomics in basic and translational biomedical research. Common Fund will publish four distinct but integrated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that solicit applications for the second phase of the Common Fund Metabolomics Program.

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10/01/17
Reproductive Scientist Development Program (K12)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH is to announce the re-competition of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP). This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars, in contrast to K12 programs that are based solely at a single applicant institution. The purpose of the RSDP is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting. The overall goal of the Program is to strengthen the field of obstetrics and gynecology by encouraging the application of contemporary science advances to clinical practice and facilitating the transition to independence of physician-scientists in areas related to obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties.

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10/30/17
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services,

National Institutes of Health, and

NIMH/NCCIH/NUDA/NIMHD

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system records (e.g., suicide attempt events) to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned. Specifically, data are needed on the type, severity, and timing of suicide predictors in the U.S. In addition to improving our national knowledge of the burden of suicide, these data offer the hope of yielding essential benchmarks for both public and private care providers/insurers, who increasingly will be seeking improvements to reduce the frequency of suicide events in their systems. Projects supported by this FOA will help address gaps identified in the 2014 Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention.

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11/02/17
Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (U54)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development of infrastructure and other resources required for the conduct of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) in IDeA-eligible states. IDeA-CTR Centers are expected to provide added value to the biomedical research efforts in the participating institutions through support of activities that cannot easily be provided through standard research grant awards. The proposed activities will provide the infrastructure and resources that will enhance the competitiveness of the investigators to obtain additional funding for clinical and translational research. Applicants must establish a statewide network of collaborating and partnering institutions/organizations. Other institutions/organizations outside the state may be included if forming a network of wider reach. Since only one award will be made per IDeA-eligible state, only one application should be submitted per state.

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10/02/19
Pediatric Health, Nutrition, Developmental Outcomes Gerber Foundation

The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.

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12/01/17
U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies. Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce health disparities in health outcomes thereby reducing the excess disease burden of tobacco use within these groups. Applicants submitting applications related to health economics are encouraged to consult NOT-OD-16-025 to ensure that applications align with NIH mission priorities in health economics research.

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06/15/20
Investigator-Initiated Research Grants to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. The 2017-2018 round of grant making for this program is now underway. NIHCM Foundation is making approximately $300,000 available and expects to fund 5 to 6 studies from this amount.

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07/10/17
"Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation" U.S. DHHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with academic research centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, and Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents.

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07/31/17
Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R21) National Institutes of Health

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to efficiently use the existing cancer registry infrastructure by augmenting data already collected with additional information needed to understand health disparities among people diagnosed with cancer. Specifically, this FOA will support the study of factors influencing observed health disparities within the framework of population-based cancer registries by the inclusion of data not routinely collected by or linked to the registries.

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LOI: 08/16/17

Proposal: 09/16/17
Forecast 1: TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies U.S. DHHS Administration for Children and Families

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award cooperative agreements in accordance with Section 413(b) of the Social Security Act. Cooperative agreements awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support projects to state, county, and tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs to plan and develop a comprehensive approach for integrating innovative strategies in one of two select activities: (1) to increase the use of innovative client coaching to foster the success of TANF participants in securing and retaining work; or (2) to integrate career pathway, occupation-focused employment models into TANF programs.

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Est. Due Date: 10/10/17
Offender Behavioral Change National Institutes of Corrections

This competitive solicitation will fund the development of a research agenda to further the research around the effective use of behavioral interventions to support offender pro-social self-change. The objectives are to

•  Identify current evidence-based practices and best practices with the application of sanctions and incentives utilized by the community corrections field that promote offender pro-social self-change.
•  Further the research by developing a research agenda that will address the knowledge and
•  Address the literature gap around the application of sanctions and incentives as an evidence-based approach to support offender behavior modification.
Read the Full Call

07/03/17

Improving the Use of Research Evidence in Ways that Benefit Youth
or

Programs, Policies, and Practices that Reduce Inequality in Youth Outcomes
W. T. Grant Foundation Scholars Awards

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration.

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07/06/17
Improving the Use of Research Evidence in Ways that Benefit Youth W. T. Grant Foundation Research Grants

Call for letters of inquiry for research proposals that increase our understanding critical gaps that exist between research, decision making, and youth outcomes. Too often, research is absent from deliberations about programs and practices for youth. And the information needs of decision makers working on behalf of youth too rarely shape research agendas. These gaps persist despite increased calls for research-informed programs, policies, and practices, and sizable investments to generate stronger research evidence. In addition, we lack a strong evidence base to demonstrate the value of social science research when it is used. We see a need for new knowledge about how to improve the use of research evidence.

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LOI: 08/02/17
Programs, Policies, and Practices that Reduce Inequality in Youth Outcomes 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: 08/02/17
Institutional Challenge Grant W. T. Grant Foundation

The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will need to build the capacity of researchers to produce relevant work and the capacity of agency and nonprofit partners to use research. Equally important, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to value collaborative research. Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development.

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09/12/17
Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research National Institutes of Health

This announcement calls for R03 grant applications for research that will employ rigorous scientific methods to test theoretically derived hypotheses to increase understanding of the science of drug use prevention within diverse populations and settings and across the lifespan. The FOA seeks applications that encompass investigations of cognitive, behavioral, and social processes as they relate to: 1) development of novel prevention approaches; 2) efficacy and effectiveness of prevention interventions or programs; 3) processes that optimize the selection, integration, implementation and sustainability of science-based prevention, including systems-level and health economic factors; and 4) methodologies appropriate for studying complex aspects of prevention science.

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01/07/18
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program (AFRI) USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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09/30/18

Call for Proposals

Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS

Applications are 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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11/15/18

Call for Proposals

Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS

Applications are 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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11/15/18
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
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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10/05/17

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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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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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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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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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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10/16/17

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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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.

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Continuous

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 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
Early Career Fellowship Program Work and Family Researchers Network

The Work and Family Researchers Network is committed to mentoring the next generation of work and family scholars. The Early Career Fellowship Program (formerly called the Early Career Scholars Program) provides support for recent doctoral recipients to advance their research, teaching, and long-term career prospects.

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09/15/17
Mixed Methods Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan Mixed Methods and Scholarship Program

A postdoctoral position is available with the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program (MMMRSP) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. The goal of this post-doctoral training position is to prepare future mixed methods research leaders. This 2-year position will involve working closely with Dr. Michael Fetters, Dr. John W. Creswell and faculty and staff in the MMMRSP. The MMMRSP has three aims: 1) to provide consultation to faculty who seek to use mixed methods research and evaluation; 2) to provide training in mixed methods research (MMR) through national and international MMR workshops; 3) to provide MMR and evaluation methodology consultations to scholars and researchers. Projected start date: September 01, 2017.

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Dissertation Research Grants:


Behavioral science lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to use behavioral science approaches to examine specific research questions of relevance to social service programs and policies, and to foster mentoring relationships between high-quality doctoral students and faculty members or other experienced researchers.

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LOI: 06/07/17

Application: 07/03/17
TRAINING

Conducting Research Using the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Workshop

September 18–21, 2017, Washington, DC
Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan; Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan; and ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Applications to participate in a four-day workshop September 18-21, 2017, are invited. The workshop will be the first to introduce participants to the use of microdata from the reengineered 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SIPP-based research project. SIPP experts from the Census Bureau will lead the workshop. The Survey Research Center will pay travel, lodging, and meal costs for a limited number of participants.

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07/31/17
Career Development in Research that Improves Youth Outcomes William T. Grant Foundation

Call for applications for funds that support career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration. W. T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases understanding in one of two focus areas:

•  programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and
•  strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
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07/06/17

2017 ICPSR Biennial Meeting


Building for a Data-Driven Future


October 11–13, 2017

Ann Arbor, MI
ICPSR

Combining Official Representative (OR) and user feedback with all that ICPSR has learned through its data management system remodel makes for a meeting program that is focused on professional development and practical tips for delivering data services to your institutions. With over 17 workshops and sessions, this biennial meeting will highlight ICPSR's core functions including current data collections and data-related tools and exciting new data projects. The meeting will also impart practical approaches and strategies to discover and access research data, work with data producers to share data, write data management plans, and locate tools and resources to assist in curating, preserving, and managing research data.

Participation in the ICPSR meeting is limited to individuals from ICPSR Member Institutions and invited presenters and guests. There are no registration fees for this meeting.

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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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