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

2017 Conference: Substance Use-Related Research and Education Innovations


November 2–4, 2017

Washington, DC
Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)

AMERSA seeks abstract submissions of recent substance use-related research and education innovations. Abstracts for the 2017 AMERSA National Conference may be submitted to one of three categories:

•  Research – These abstracts report on original research and must include methods, data analyses, and results.
•  Curricula, Quality Improvement, and Program – These abstracts report on evaluations of education curricula, quality improvement, and/or innovative program initiatives and must include methods, data analyses, and results.
•  Clinical Case Presentations – These abstracts describe an illustrative case that reinforces specific learning objectives for substance use and education.

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Abstracts: 05/19/17
Ethnic and Racial Identity Development from an Interdisciplinary Perspective Special Issue of Emerging Adulthood

The purpose of this special issue is to provide a forum for understanding ethnic and racial identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Initial proposals consisting of a 300-500 word abstract, including author information and tentative title, are due by June 1, 2017. Authors should clearly articulate the disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, or interdisciplinary focus of the proposed manuscript.

More Information
06/01/17

Issue and Conference on Using Administrative Data for Social Science and Policy


Conference at Russell Sage Foundation, NYC

January 19, 2018
RSF: Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

This issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences seeks to highlight the promise of analyzing administrative data for understanding issues around social, political, and economic inequalities, showcasing the unique insights that such data can provide in understanding the causes and consequences of these inequalities, and the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at redressing these. Contributions from a wide-range of disciplines and perspectives using administrative data are invited, including (but not limited to) economics, education, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology.

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06/15/17
Women at Work in Criminal Justice Organizations Special Issue of Feminist Criminology

The aim of this special issue is to explore the feminist critique of the under-representation of women at work and the gendering of the division of labor in criminal justice professions. We are particularly interested in articles that highlight the processes that socially construct the requirements of work which favor the powerful, support organizational class hierarchies embedded with inequality, and bureaucratic decision making in which inequalities are reproduced.

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06/15/17

Student posters for NASW
State Conference


Galveston, Texas

October 5–7, 2017
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Texas Chapter

Topics should fall under one of the following practice areas: Aging & Disabilities; Behavioral & Mental Health; Child, Family & Schools; Community and Administration; Health & Medical; Professional & Career; Social Work Education.

Read the Full Call
06/23/17

Aging in America 2018 Conference


March 26–29, 2018

San Francisco, CA
American Society on Aging (ASA)

ASA is looking for a variety of cutting-edge presentations on topics across the aging spectrum. The 2018 conference will have a strong focus on technological innovation in addition to sessions featuring innovative policies, programs, practices, business models, and learning across the field of aging and related disciplines.

Read the Full Call
06/30/17

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.

Read the Full Call
02/01/18

International Conference on Social Sciences


Athens, Greece

July 24 & 25, 2017
Athens Institute for Education and Research

Call to submit a proposal for a presentation by email to atiner@atiner.com. If you need more information, please let us know and our administration will send it through to you. The language of the conference is English for both presentations and discussions. Abstracts should be 200–300 words in length and it should include names and contact details of all authors. All abstracts are blind reviewed according to ATINER's standards and policies. Acceptance decisions are sent within four weeks following submission. Papers should be submitted one month before the conference only if the paper is to be considered for publication at ATINER's series.

For More Information: atiner@atiner.com
05/22/17
Early Care and Education among Latino Families: Access, Utilization, and Impacts Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Early Childhood Research Quarterly invites manuscripts for a special issue focusing on research examining access, utilization and impacts of early care and education (ECE) programs for Latino children and their families. The goal of this special issue is to advance the research knowledge base and inform programmatic and policy decision making related to ECE for Latino children and their families.

Read the Full Call
06/01/17
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
Health Data for Action Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The HD4A program will fund innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from either the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) or athenahealth. Successful applicants will be provided with access to these data, which are described in greater detail below. The HCCI and athenahealth data provide a wealth of private claims data and rich detail on care delivery and patient obesity-related measures, respectively. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions.

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05/24/17
Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)

Call for applications for the Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, state, or federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education practices.

Read the Full Call
06/12/17
Child Care Research Scholars Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)

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.
The dissertation mentor, who will serve as principle investigator, must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field and conduct research as a primary professional responsibility. Faculty mentors with doctoral training and research expertise will be able to provide proper supervision and quality control over the research project to help ensure a quality end product.

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06/12/17
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Process and Technology Improvement USDA Food and Nutrition Service

The purpose of this grant competition is to support efforts by state agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement: Simple SNAP application and eligibility determination systems; or Measures to improve access to SNAP benefits by eligible applicants. This RFA seeks diverse proposals that would make the entire process easier and more efficient for SNAP applicants and participants. Grant proposals should focus on improving the quality and efficiency of operations and processes within the SNAP office.

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06/19/17
Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Foundation's new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. The 2017 RTHS CFP will focus on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage.

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06/23/17
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.

Read the Announcement
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.

Read the Announcement
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).

Read the Full Announcement
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.

Read the Full Announcement
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.

Read the Full Announcement
11/15/18

New Connections:

Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming" supports research grants and career development opportunities for a network of more than 920 researchers from diverse, underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds. New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results. Grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded through this program. Grants will be 12 months in duration.

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05/16/17
Hearing Health Care for Adults: Improving Access and Affordability National Institutes of Health

Call for applications for research on hearing health care in adults in support of improving access and affordability. Further research is needed to strengthen the evidence base with a goal of delivering better hearing health care outcomes in adults.

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05/25/17
Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes National Institutes of Health

Call for applications that propose to examine associations between nutrition and alcohol-related health outcomes in humans and animal models. The goal of this program announcement is to stimulate a broad range of research on the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes including alcohol use disorder and chronic disease.

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05/25/17
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.

Read the Full Announcement
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.

Read the Full Announcement
10/15/17
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
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.

Read the Full Announcement

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.

Read the Full Call

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.

Read the Full Call

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
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.

Read the Full Announcement
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 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.

Read the Announcement
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.

Read the Full Announcement
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.

Read the Full FOA

Earliest submission: 05/05/16

Expiration: 05/07/19
FELLOWSHIPS

Predoctoral Summer Internship:

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

The internship will be a full-time immersion experience for a graduate student in developmental science for the months of July and August, 2017 (with the possibility of starting during June) and will provide a stipend. An immersion in the work of OBSSR over the summer will provide the intern with an outstanding opportunity to learn about behavioral and social science research related to health at NIH and how this work is linked with human development. Throughout the intern's assigned projects, there will be a particular focus on the health of children and adolescents.

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05/15/17
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Work on Family Policies at OECD Economics Department, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Call for experienced postdoctoral researchers to apply jointly with the Economics Department for the European Commission's Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship. The purpose of the Marie Curie project would be to gain a better understanding of context on policy effectiveness. Research proposals would address one or several of the following features:
•  Develop new evidence on the impact of different family policies on employment, labor force participation, fertility or distribution of household work among partners as well as potentially on child birth weight.
•  Explore the role of context, such as individual or average family income at the country or regional level, the incidence of unstable or low-paid work relationships or cultural variations.
•  Explore recent policy initiatives with interesting features.

Read the Full Call
Letter of Interest: 06/02/17
TRAINING
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.
Read the Full Call

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.

Read the Program and Register
N/A

Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES)

 

Ann Arbor, MI:
July 24 & 25, 2017

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Call for applications for a free data workshop (travel stipends available) on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014), a nationally representative descriptive study of Head Start programs, classrooms, and children that provides information about program performance, including improvement efforts, quality, and outcomes for children and families. This training will focus on the child, parent, classroom, and program Core data from fall 2014 and spring 2015 as well as the Family Engagement Plus study conducted in spring 2015. FACES 2014 project leads from Mathematica Policy Research will instruct this two-day data training, introducing researchers to the study's purposes, history, new design, methods, instruments, and data structure; and special analytic issues such as identifying dual language learners and conducting cross-cohort analyses. There will be significant hands-on time with the data.

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05/22/17
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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Research Analyst Advanced: KidStat Analyst Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Opening for Research Analyst Advanced (KidStat Analyst) in the Bureau of Performance Management at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Under the general supervision of the Research Section Chief in the Bureau of Performance Management, this research analyst is a technical expert who designs, develops, and performs complex research and program evaluation that requires statistical and analytic skills. The position works independently to ensure the fulfillment of the department's mission and goals to promote the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin's children and families.

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05/25/17

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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