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
Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) City of Stockton, CA

The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) initiative is led by Mayor Michael Tubbs and the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition to understand and elevate the experiences of families receiving a basic income.

SEED is interested in collaborating with independent academic research partners that:
•  Introduce research questions that complement and/or builds on existing research on unconditional cash transfers in the United States;
•  Value community engagement and participatory methodologies;
•  Promote co-learning and capacity building of all partners; and
•  Involve community and city partners in all aspects of the research process.

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LOI:

02/09/18

Time Use Across the Life Course


June 19&20, 2018

College Park, Maryland

Maryland Population Research Center


Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for papers that address any question related to the collection or analysis of time use data. Authors are asked to submit: 1) a brief abstract (150 words); and 2) a 2-3-page extended abstract that includes information about the research question, theoretical focus, data, research methods, and expected findings. The extended abstract must be sufficiently detailed to allow the organizing committee to judge the merits of the proposed paper.

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02/09/18

Use of Secondary and Open Source Data in Developmental Science


October 4–6, 2018

Phoenix, Arizona
Society for Research in Child Development

There is a wealth of data for understanding development but only a small number of developmental scientists have taken advantage of this data to study human development from cells to the environment. This meeting will provide a venue for scientists to learn and share research using these resources, but also training opportunities on using data archives and open source data that are well-suited for addressing questions of developmental scientists across multiple methods of data collection (survey, video, audio, neuroimaging, genetic testing, and evaluation, administrative), disciplines (psychology, sociology, economics, pediatrics, public health, anthropology, education), and cultures.

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02/15/18

Resilience Among Urban & Rural Families


April 27, 2018

Heartland Community College Normal, Illinois
Illinois Council on Family Relations

Proposals are sought from undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators, practitioners, social service providers, Family Life Educators, and members of the community. Presentation formats include papers, posters, panel discussions, and workshops.

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02/15/18

Families and Cultural Intersections in a Global Context: Innovations in Research, Practice, and Policies


November 7–10, 2018

San Diego, California
National Council on Family Relations

The 2018 conference theme allows for a wide variety of topics, debates, and policy analyses, including these examples:
•  The current state of empirical research on families of difference races and ethnicities
•  The intersection of social class, gender, ethnicity, and race from a global perspective
•  Reproductive technologies and new conceptualizations of motherhood and fatherhood
•  How families are responding to increasing racial and cultural diversity around the world
•  Families' increasing use of technology to maintain connections globally
•  The effect of immigration issues on families in Western and non-Western societies
•  Multiple-partner fertility and parenting

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03/01/18

Request for Information:


Establish priorities and coordinate research efforts across the Federal Statistical System to focus on improving federal statistics
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

The Chief Statistician of the United States and the Statistical and Science Policy Branch (SSP) in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seek to establish priorities and coordinate research efforts across the Federal Statistical System to focus on improving federal statistics. In particular, a priority has been placed on using new techniques and methodologies based on combining data from multiple sources. To support this effort, information is requested on: (1) Current and emerging techniques for linking and analyzing combined data; (2) on-going research on methods to describe the quality of statistical products that result from these techniques; (3) computational frameworks and systems for conducting such work; (4) privacy or confidentiality issues that may arise from combining such data; and (5) suggestions for additional research in those or related areas.

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03/09/18

APPAM International Conference


Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development


July 19 & 20, 2018

Mexico City
Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México, host and jointly organizing with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

This conference seeks to highlight the UN-Habitat III's adoption of the "New Urban Agenda" (NUA). Along with urban development, the NUA also incorporates the United Nations' 2015 sustainable development agenda which sets goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, embodied in 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Opportunity for a wide range of session paper and poster presentations relating primarily to sustainability in cities. We invite submissions with a metropolitan focus (albeit not exclusively so), with a "steer" towards larger cities, especially those with multi-jurisdictional governmental structures and governance challenges.

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02/07/18

Conference in Interdisciplinary Poverty Research: Space and Poverty


September 13-14, 2018


Salzburg, Austria

Center for Ethics and Poverty Research


University of Salzburg

Proposals for single papers and thematic panels on all questions related to poverty are welcomed, but particular attention will be given to those dealing with the focal theme of space and poverty.

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02/28/18

Called to Serve Faithfully in a Rapidly Changing World


October 25–8, 2018

Hartford, CT
North American Association of Christians in Social Work

All are encouraged to submit proposals for workshop and poster presentations sensitive to the ethical integration of spirituality, faith and social work. Presentation are encouraged that present model integration practices, report on research findings, and/or provide valuable information and insights relevant to the project of integrating spirituality, faith and social work practice.

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03/01/18
History of Public Health Public Health Reports

Public Health Reports (PHR) invites submitted articles on the general topic of the history of public health. This call for papers is part of the journal's celebration of its 140th anniversary (1878–2018). The journal plans to publish a series of papers on the history of public health beginning with its July – August 2018 issue and ending with its May – June 2019 issue. The journal invites articles that address key topics in the history of public health from the year of the journal's founding through the present day. Articles need not be about the history of the journal. However, if appropriate, authors may wish to mention key historical articles in the journal as part of their manuscripts.

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Unspecified
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

Lead of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Network: Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice Program


ED-GRANTS-012218-001
Institute of Education Sciences U.S. Department of Education

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) intends to award one grant under this program to fund the Lead of a CTE Network, which is to carry out the requirements under section 114(d)(4) of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to establish a national research center to carry out scientifically based research on career and technical education programs. The CTE Network will conduct research on CTE through projects funded by other Institute grant competitions.

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LOI: 02/15/18

Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools


CDC-RFA-DP18-1801

Centers for Disease Control

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is limited to state governments, specifically, State Education Agencies (SEAs). Approximately $7 million per year is available. The period of performance is 5 years with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated start date of June 30, 2018. The purpose of this project is to (1) Increase the number of students who consume nutritious food and beverages; (2) Increase the number of students who participate in daily physical education and physical activity; and (3) Increase the number of students who can effectively manage their chronic health conditions. There are two priority areas applicants can apply for under this NOFO: Priority 1: Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Health Conditions in Schools Priority 2: National Professional Development and Training to Improve Student Health and Academic Achievement

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03/05/18
Great Lakes Region: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Joyce Foundation

The Joyce Foundation is committed to improving public policy through its grant making program. We focus on initiatives that promise to have an impact on the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
•  We make grants to diverse organizations such as academic and research institutions, grassroots and advocacy groups, policy institutes, news media and others.
•  We support research to develop or test new policy ideas, advance them, assist in their implementation, evaluate how they are working and where improvements are needed.
•  We look for opportunities to support broad, systemic changes that affect the most people over the long run.

•  We do not generally support capital proposals, endowment campaigns, religious activities, commercial ventures, direct service programs, or scholarships. Read the Call
04/11/18

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)


FR-6100-N-35
Department of Housing and Urban Development

The goal of the YHDP is to support up to 11 communities, at least 5 of which will be rural, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness, and sharing that experience with and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end. The population to be served by this demonstration program is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth, where no member of the household is older than 24.

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04/17/18

Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R01, Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-569
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R01 grant applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the delivery of efficient, high-quality drug, tobacco, and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Examples of such research include: (1) clinical quality improvement; (2) quality improvement in services organization and management; (3) implementation research; (4) economic and cost studies; and (5) development or improvement of research methodology, analytic approaches, and measurement instrumentation used in the study of drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

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05/01/18

Programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes
and Strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.

William T. Grant Foundation

We seek research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence in these two areas. We intend for the research we support to inform change. While we do not expect that any one study will create that change, the research should contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people.

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LOI: 05/02/18

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

PAR-17-464


(Reissue of PAR-14-260)
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities.

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05/14/18

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


Reissue of PA-17-043

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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. In 2015, the immigrant population in the U.S. was 44.9 million and the immigrant wave is expected to reach around 78 million people (18% of the population) by 2065. Approximately 30% of immigrant families have incomes below the federal poverty level and 23% of today's new immigrants tend to be less educated and have not completed high school. Some immigrant populations suffer a significant burden of disease and healthcare systems face daunting challenges in addressing the health of these populations.

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02/05/18

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-169

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings.

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02/16/18
Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States

Russell Sage Foundation
and William T. Grant Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) and the William T. Grant Foundation (W.T. Grant) request proposals for research projects that investigate educational opportunity and success in the U.S. by utilizing data on academic achievement from the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA). The archive, constructed by Sean Reardon (Stanford University) and colleagues, contains data on the results of over 300 million standardized achievement tests taken by about 40 million public school students from 2009 to 2015. This new data was made public on December 5, 2017. The New York Times mapped these test scores in two interactive charts that demonstrate the effectiveness of school districts nationwide.

Eligible applicants include doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows or non-tenured faculty who received their Ph.D. on or after August 31, 2010. We strongly encourage applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences.

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03/01/18

TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies-Coaching


HHS-2018-ACF-OFA-FJ-1280

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families - OFA

Call for applications to award cooperative agreements to participate in a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies (PAIES) project. The PAIES is a series of interactive engagement and technical assistance activities designed to help state TANF programs develop, plan, and implement comprehensive, innovative approaches to increase employment outcomes for TANF participants.

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03/09/18

Disparity in Vaccination Coverage


RFA-IP-18-003
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to disparities in vaccination coverage observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States for all recommended vaccines, with a special emphasis on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine; and 2) implement and evaluate an intervention(s) to improve vaccination coverage among adolescents living in rural areas.

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03/15/18

Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (R01)


RFA-CE-18-006

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA

Call for investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent overdose from prescription and illicit opioids by developing and piloting, or rigorously evaluating novel primary or secondary prevention interventions. The intent of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to: (1) build the scientific base for the primary or secondary prevention of opioid overdose, and (2) encourage collaboration of scientists from a spectrum of disciplines including public health, epidemiology, law enforcement, social work, economics, and criminal justice to perform research that can identify ways to prevent opioid overdose more effectively. Interventions can be strategies, programs, or policies.

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05/01/18

International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01, Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-568

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of special opportunities that exist outside the United States. Special opportunities include access to unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery. Projects should have relevance to the mission of NIDA and where feasible should address NIDA's international scientific priority areas (http://www.drugabuse.gov/international/research-priorities). While the priorities will change from year to year, in FY15 priority areas include: linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse; prevention, initiation, and treatment of nicotine and tobacco use (especially among vulnerable populations such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, and those with co-morbid disorders); the neuroscience of marijuana and cannabinoids; and the effect of changes in laws and policies on marijuana and its impact.

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05/07/18

Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01- Clinical Trial Required)


PAR-18-479

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.) This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.

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09/07/19

NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed


PAR-18-490

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of the NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) is to diversify the pool of independent neuroscience research investigators by providing junior faculty with research cost support, protected research time and career stage appropriate professional development mentorship in neuroscience research. Individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and are in the first 3 years of a faculty tenure track or equivalent position at the time of award.

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01/07/21

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-152

NIH:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non-traditional settings.

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02/05/18

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-355

NIH:

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), is intended to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity and/or participating in healthy relationships. Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural contexts, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media.

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02/05/18

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-385

NIH:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

To improve health and reduce disease burden, scientific research is best implemented at the biological, clinical and population level. The goal of this FOA is to promote research that aims to integrate individual factors with community and environmental factors. Population health studies focus on the "upstream" level determinants of health – those basic and primary social factors that are fundamental to group level differences in health outcomes. Population health interventions (PHI) provide a way to advance health by linking research at a variety of different levels and allows for the consideration of scale in accounting for human interaction and environmental factors simultaneously. This funding announcement promotes research that utilizes interventions targeting multiple levels, including the individual level (behavioral, familial) and clinical/community level (including the health care system at both the regional and national level).

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02/05/18

Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01) Clinical Trial Optional


PAR-18-387

NIH:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship. For this FOA, education refers to the comprehensive formal instruction that spans the human experience, from early childhood programs to pre-school, elementary and secondary schooling, college and adult learning programs. It includes the social and behavioral processes that are combined with formal instruction in educational environments. A better scientific understanding of the mechanisms linking education and health could lead to additional and improved prevention and therapeutic intervention strategies for important health problems. NOTE: This FOA is not directed at studies which limit their focus to the impact of specific health education courses or programs on health behaviors; rather, the focus is on the impact of more general education experiences.

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02/05/18

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) Clinical Trials Optional


PAR-18-352

NIH:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite qualified researchers to submit grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, measurement, data collection and data analysis techniques.
The participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) encourage research that will improve the quality and scientific power of behavioral and social science data relevant to the IC missions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research Contact (see Section VII, Agency Contacts) of the IC that most closely matches their research focus to determine IC interest in the proposed research topic.

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02/05/18

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed


PA-18-356

NIH:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

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 (FOA) is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes. This funding announcement promotes research that utilizes interventions targeting multiple levels, including the individual level (behavioral, familial) and clinical/community level (including the health care system at both the regional and national level).

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02/05/18

Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-142

NIH:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes). These settings result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases; including lower respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and complex environmental exposures that may be exacerbated by non-chemical stressors encountered in community settings, physiological function of organs and systems of the fetus/child/adolescence, and lower respiratory disease. Risk identification and symptom management include prevention and behavior changes and actions to maintain health and prevent disease with an emphasis on the individual, family, and community which will advance nursing science.

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02/05/18

NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22 Clinical Trial Required)


PAR-18-367

NIH:

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The purpose of the NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity is to assist postdoctoral fellows or individuals in equivalent positions to transition to positions of assistant professor or equivalent and initiate a successful biomedical career as an independent research scientist.

To this end, the Diversity Training Branch (DTB), within the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) (http://crchd.cancer.gov/) invites applications from research scientists in postdoctoral positions or equivalent who are from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and/or social sciences. This award will provide "protected time" through salary and research support for 3 years beginning at the time when the candidate starts a tenure-track faculty position.

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02/12/18

The Role of the Microbiome in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


RFA-ES-18-005

NIH:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

This funding opportunity announcement seeks proposals aimed at investigating the potential role of the microbiome in mediating the latent effects of early life exposure. Applicants should propose innovative studies that seek to establish a causal link between early life exposures and later onset disease through changes in the microbiome.

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LOI:
02/14/18


Proposal:

03/14/18

Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-160

NIH:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes).These settings result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases; including lower respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and complex environmental exposures that may be exacerbated by non-chemical stressors encountered in community settings, physiological function of organs and systems of the fetus/child/adolescence, and lower respiratory disease.Risk identification and symptom management include prevention and behavior changes and actions to maintain health and prevent disease with an emphasis on the individual, family, and community which will advance nursing science.

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02/16/18

Pilot Studies to Detect and Prevent Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R34 Clinical Trial Required)


PAR-18-228

NIH:

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.) This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.

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02/16/18

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21)–Clinical Trial Not Allowed


PA-18-406

NIH:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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 (FOA) is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes. This funding announcement promotes research that utilizes interventions targeting multiple levels, including the individual level (behavioral, familial) and clinical/community level (including the health care system at both the regional and national level).

Read the Full Call
02/16/18

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-169

NIH:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.

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02/16/18

T2 Translational Research: Research Leading to New Health Care Practices, Community Programs and Policies Affecting Older Persons (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)


PAR-18-178

NIH:

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research projects on translational research (T2) directed towards development of health care practices, community programs and policies, including monitoring and quality improvement for pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for preventing and treating key health issues affecting the elderly. For the purposes of this FOA, T2 translational research on aging is defined as research to gather information needed to develop or evaluate methods of translating results from clinical studies into everyday clinical practice and health decision making (e.g., adapting an efficacious intervention for application in clinical practice and evaluating its effectiveness in different clinical settings). Methods for T2 translational research include but are not limited to intervention studies, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, outcomes research and implementation research.

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02/16/18
Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH:

National Institute of Nursing Research

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), is to encourage Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity and/or participating in healthy relationships.

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02/16/18

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21) - Clinical Trial Optional


PA-18-407

NIH:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

To improve health and reduce disease burden, scientific research is best implemented at the biological, clinical and population level. The goal of this FOA is to promote research that aims to integrate individual factors with community and environmental factors. Population health studies focus on the "upstream" level determinants of health – those basic and primary social factors that are fundamental to group level differences in health outcomes. Population health interventions (PHI) provide a way to advance health by linking research at a variety of different levels and allows for the consideration of scale in accounting for human interaction and environmental factors simultaneously. This funding announcement promotes research that utilizes interventions targeting multiple levels, including the individual level (behavioral, familial) and clinical/community level (including the health care system at both the regional and national level).

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02/16/18

Education and Health: New Frontiers (R21) Clinical Trial Optional


PAR-18-362

NIH:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship. For this FOA, education refers to the comprehensive formal instruction that spans the human experience, from early childhood programs to pre-school, elementary and secondary schooling, college and adult learning programs. It includes the social and behavioral processes that are combined with formal instruction in educational environments. A better scientific understanding of the mechanisms linking education and health could lead to additional and improved prevention and therapeutic intervention strategies for important health problems. NOTE: This FOA is not directed at studies which limit their focus to the impact of specific health education courses or programs on health behaviors; rather, the focus is on the impact of more general education experiences.

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02/16/18

Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)


PAR-18-378

NIH:
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite qualified researchers to submit grant applications aimed at improving and developing methodology in the behavioral and social sciences through innovations in research design, measurement, data collection and data analysis techniques.

The participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) encourage research that will improve the quality and scientific power of behavioral and social science data relevant to the IC missions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research Contact (see Section VII, Agency Contacts) of the IC that most closely matches their research focus to determine IC interest in the proposed research topic.

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02/16/18

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

PAR-18-102

NIH:

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The R21 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate the transition to research independence of New Investigators from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

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02/16/18

Ancillary Studies to Identify Behavioral and/or Psychological Phenotypes Contributing to Obesity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


PAR-18-105

NIH:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications to support the addition of measures of psychological and/or behavioral constructs or weight-related variables (e.g.; BMI, body composition) to existing or new research studies in humans with the goal of elucidating behavioral or psychological phenotypes that explain individual variability in weight trajectory or response to obesity prevention or treatment interventions. The intent is to support the addition of new measurement in domains other than those covered in the parent grant as a means of elucidating the behavioral and psychological factors that may explain individual differences in weight status. For the purposes of this FOA, behavioral factors related to energy intake include overt actions/behavior (e.g.; objective observation of eating event including measures such as quantity, selection/quality, and speed of intake) and underlying psychological processes related to self-regulation of intake such as cognitive control, affective response, learning, and motivation. The rationale is that an improved understanding of the individual characteristics and processes that explain energy intake patterns can lead to better matching of individuals to prevention or treatment approaches and identify novel targets for more efficacious individual and population level approaches to weight management.

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02/28/18

Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required)


PAR-18-107

NIH:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive routine medical care. Research applications should be designed to pilot test practical and sustainable strategies to improve processes of care and health outcomes for individuals with or at risk of diabetes and/or obesity. The goal is that, if the pilot study shows promising results, the data from the R34 will be used to support a full-scale trial focused on improving routine healthcare practice and informing healthcare policy for the prevention or management of diabetes and obesity.

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03/01/18

Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18 Clinical Trial Required)


PAR-18-106

NIH:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to test innovative approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment that are adapted for implementation in healthcare settings where individuals receive their routine medical care. Research applications should be designed to test practical and sustainable strategies to improve processes of care and health outcomes for individuals with or at risk of diabetes and/or obesity. The research should also focus on approaches that can be broadly disseminated outside the specific setting where it is being tested. The goal of the research is to obtain results that will improve routine healthcare practice and inform healthcare policy for the prevention or management of these conditions. Therefore, interventions must be integrated into the existing healthcare structure and/or processes; the healthcare setting may not be used solely as a venue for recruitment.

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03/01/18
Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.

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06/01/19
Cognitive Neuroscience National Science Foundation

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects.

Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program. Additionally, proposals directed at understanding low-level sensorimotor processes or restricted to model-based simulations of neural data will not be considered, unless they are embedded in a cognitive question related to one of the central research topics listed above.

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02/12/18

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
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
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
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.

More Information | Online Application
Continuous

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
National Poverty Study Summer Research Fellowships

Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI),

Stanford University

The CPI is seeking student fellows to conduct research on poverty in California this summer. As part of the National Poverty Study, fellows will interview low- and middle-income families to understand how Americans are making ends meet. Fellowships will be funded full-time for 10 weeks and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 1, 2018.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship on Population Health and Healthcare Effects of Policies and Programs Center for Population Health Sciences, and Stanford Health Policy and Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

Applications are now being accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University under the direct supervision of Dr. Sanjay Basu (Center for Population Health Sciences, and Stanford Health Policy), with additional support from Drs. David Grusky and David Rehkopf (Center on Poverty and Inequality). The position is funded by the National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award.

The fellowship is a 24-mo. appointment starting as early as June 2018, and carries a salary rate of $72,000 plus $6,000 for research expenses.

For further information and to apply, please provide a curriculum vitae, peer-reviewed publication reprint, and example of statistical code (in Stata, R, or Python) to basus@stanford.edu. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

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02/28/18

Health Disparities Research Scholars


Available September 1, 2018
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program is an interdisciplinary post-doctoral training program based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This program supports the training of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health.

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02/02/18

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Demography of Aging and the
Life Course


Available September 1, 2018

Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-

Madison

The CDHA program is intended to support and develop the research and professional skills of recent PhDs in sociology, economics, and complementary disciplines, including population health sciences, epidemiology and public health. The center aims to focus on significant theoretical, methodological, and policy issues in the demography of aging and the life course.

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02/15/18
2018 Dissertation Prize for Current Doctoral Students and Recent Graduates Human Capital & Economic Opportunity (HCEO)

HCEO is offering a $1,000 prize for the best doctoral dissertation on a topic related to one of HCEO's 6 networks—Early Childhood Interventions; Family Inequality; Health Inequality; Identity & Personality; Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation & Policy; Markets. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will be flown to the University of Chicago in June or July to present his or her work to the Center for the Economics of Human Development, HCEO directors, and University of Chicago faculty. Winning submissions will be selected by the HCEO directors from a pool created by representatives of the 6 networks.

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03/02/18
Health Policy Research Scholars Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health Policy Research Scholars is a national leadership development program for second-year doctoral students in any academic discipline who want to apply their research to help build healthier and more equitable communities.

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03/14/18

ICPSR
Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Scholarships
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

The ICPSR Summer Program offers several scholarships that provide registration (tuition) fee waivers for the 2018 four-week sessions. The scholarships are targeted toward specific substantive fields and academic disciplines.

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03/31/18
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Addiction Research Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position with an emphasis on adverse childhood experiences and substance abuse. The postdoctoral fellow will join a research team to take a project coordinator role in ongoing prevention research projects and collaborate on preparing manuscripts for leading journals and developing grant proposals. The position will entail some supervision and collaboration with graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate students in the lab. The postdoctoral fellowship is for 18-months, with the option to renew for an additional year contingent on performance and funding.

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Sociology Program: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

NSF:

Division of Social and Economic Sciences

As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, the Sociology Program provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities. The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed.

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02/28/18
CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Evaluation Fellows work under the leadership of CDC's Chief Evaluation Officer; they will be matched with CDC host programs in Atlanta to work on program evaluation activities for/with those programs for two years. Fellows are PhD or master's degree professionals with backgrounds in evaluation, behavioral and social sciences, public health, and other disciplines relevant to CDC's work. Successful applicants also typically have significant experience in applied evaluation projects. Fellows are typically based in Atlanta, although we have had some Fellows at CDC Centers in Washington, DC. Fellows receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

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04/13/18
Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Demography of Aging and the Life Course Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Funded by

National Institute on Aging

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging and available September 1, 2018. Recent PhDs in sociology, economics, population health sciences, epidemiology and public health are invited to apply for this fellowship. Please send curriculum vitae, a short description of a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to: James Raymo, Training Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 (or inquiries by e-mail to jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu).

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02/15/18
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Children and Adversity Boston College School of Social Work

The Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) is intended to support a recent PhD with expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies used in implementation science. The postdoctoral fellow will work in Sierra Leone overseeing implementation science aspects related to a scale-up study of cognitive behavioral therapy treatment groups (the YRI/Youth Readiness Intervention) for youth (males and females ages 15-24) exposed to violence and other forms of adversity.

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Until filled
Dissertator Mentorship Program: Use of Census Bureau Microdata

Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

CES wants 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.

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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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TRAINING

New Directions in Basic Income Workshop


May 18-20, 2018, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Poverty Solutions, Univ. of Michigan, and Stanford Basic Income Studies Lab

The workshop will be the first to take an in-depth look at basic income as a poverty alleviation strategy and spur the next generation of research on basic income studies. The workshop will provide opportunities to learn about basic income projects and shape the long-term research agenda. Participants will discuss and debate about basic income. What are the arguments for and against? What is the evidence that cash is the way to confront these social challenges, versus employment or human capital interventions? What are the major questions experts are grappling with about basic income, and where can junior scholars fit in? This workshop will seek to equip junior scholars interested in pursuing research on basic income with the tools to take the next step in their research agenda.

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02/16/18

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) CPS 2018 Summer Data Workshop

 

June 4–6, 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota
IPUMS CPS

IPUMS CPS is accepting applications for its summer workshop, designed to familiarize researchers with the under-utilized panel component of the CPS. The workshop is targeted towards graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career faculty from social science disciplines.
The workshop will include:
•  presentations from the research team that developed IPUMS CPS and experienced CPS researchers
•  lab sessions with hands-on experience using CPS longitudinally
•  small-group sessions to discuss CPS research ideas with others who have similar interests

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03/02/18

Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists


July 9&10, 2018

Santa Monica, California
RAND Summer Institute

The Mini-Medical School, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, is an invitational series of lectures about biomedical issues relating to aging. The Mini-Medical School program should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars whose research relates to the aging process and the medical treatment of elderly.

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03/05/18

Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging


July 11&12, 2018
Santa Monica, California

RAND Summer Institute

The conference aims to serve as a vehicle to provide additional training to researchers new to the field of aging, and is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

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03/05/18

Pushing the Boundaries of Population Health Science:
Social Inequalities, Biological Processes, and Policy
Implications


October 3–5, 2018

Washington, DC
Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science

Starting with birth and continuing throughout the life course, there continues to be disparities in key measures of population health by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, immigrant status, gender, and sexual orientation in the US. While some of these differentials have become smaller over time, others have widened in recent decades.

The Program Committee encourages submissions that highlight the promise of interdisciplinary population health science and action that can improve population health across the life course. Submissions from postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, clinical students and trainees are especially encouraged.

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03/15/18

Add Health Users Conference


July 23&24, 2018

Bethesda, Maryland
Add Health (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)

Any papers using Add Health data are welcome. Papers on both substantive and methodological topics are invited. We especially encourage papers that use a multilevel longitudinal design linking adolescence and adulthood, including:

•  Submissions using Wave V data
•  The use of biomarker data with longitudinal social, behavioral, and environmental data
•  Research on genetic and environmental influences on health and behavior
•  The effects of adolescent environments on health, family, educational, and work trajectories into adulthood

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03/31/18

2018 Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality


July 9–12, 2018

Bonn, Germany
Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group

The 2018 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group Summer Schools on Socioeconomic Inequality will provide a state-of-the-art overview on the study of inequality and human flourishing. Participants will learn about the integration between psychological and sociological insights into the foundations of human behavior and conventional economic models. Through rigorous lectures students will be trained on various tools needed to study the issue of inequality.

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04/09/18

Fourth Annual Berkeley Formal Demography Workshop:
Mortality


June 4–8, 2018

Berkeley, California
Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) and the Berkeley Population Center

The Fourth Annual Workshop on Formal Demography will take place on June 4-8, 2018, here at the UC Berkeley Campus. Funded by NICHD R25HD083136 and co-sponsored by the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) and the Berkeley Population Center, this annual workshop consists of two parts. The first part is a 3-day workshop on formal demographic methods. Trainees will learn a variety of methods and applications with a hands-on active-learning approach. The next two days, Thursday and Friday, is a conference, with presentations by leading demographers.

Note: The Fourth Annual Formal Demography Workshop, is in the planning stages. Check back for updates. Registration is now open. The special emphasis topic will be mortality.

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TBA
Teaching Poverty 101 Workshop Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Teaching Poverty 101 is a workshop that offers strategies and resources for instructors developing college-level courses and lessons on poverty and inequality. The workshop brings together college faculty and instructors from across the United States to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus for several days of intensive, collaborative work during which they will share their own teaching expertise and develop a model course syllabus. It is open to all college faculty and instructors in any postsecondary institution—university, college, or community college.

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02/15/18
Poverty Studies Scholar-in-Residence Program Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison

As the National Poverty Research Center supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, IRP invites applications from U.S.-based scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations to apply for its Scholar-in-Residence Program for the 2018–2019 academic year. Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career levels are eligible. Applicants may choose to visit IRP or any one of its CPC partners (see text box) for one week, to interact with its resident faculty, present a poverty-related seminar of their choosing, and become acquainted with staff and resources.

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02/28/18

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science


Duke University

June 17–30, 2018
Russell Sage Foundation

From the evening of Sunday, June 17 to the morning of Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the second Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, to be held at Duke University. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and beginning faculty interested in computational social science – the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The program will highlight issues about access, privacy, and confidentiality that are raised by the emergence of computational data and methods. The institute will also introduce participants to a network of scholars across disciplines with similar interests in these new data and methods. The co-organizers and principal faculty of the Summer Institute are Christopher Bail (Duke University) and Matthew Salganik (Princeton University).

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02/19/18

Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods


University of California Berkeley

June 17–28, 2018
Russell Sage Foundation

From the evening of Sunday, June 17 to the morning of Thursday, June 28, 2018, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the first Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods, to be held at University of California Berkeley. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to train a new generation of U.S. migration researchers to leverage existing datasets and learn best-practices for rigorous, new data-collection projects, as well as to provide instruction in cutting edge methodologies particularly relevant to the study of mobile populations. The Summer Institute welcomes applicants from all of the social sciences. The co-organizers and principal faculty of the Summer Institute are Irene Bloemraad (University of California Berkeley) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University).

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02/23/18

Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics

Waterville Valley,

New Hampshire

June 25–July 7, 2018
Russell Sage Foundation

From the evening of Monday June 25 to the morning of Saturday July 7, 2018, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the thirteenth Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics, to be held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics and related disciplines to the findings and methods of behavioral economics—the application of psychological theory and research to economics. The program will include topics on psychological foundations such as decision-making under risk and uncertainty, intertemporal choice, biases in judgment, mental accounting, and social preferences, as well as the implications of these foundations for savings behavior, labor markets, development economics, finance, public policy, and other economic topics.

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03/09/18

Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists


Russell Sage Foundation, New York City

July 11–13, 2018
Russell Sage Foundation

From the morning of Wednesday, July 11 to the afternoon of Friday, July 13, 2018, the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) will sponsor its second Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists. The three-day workshop will be held at RSF. The co-organizers and principal faculty of the Institute are Nicholas Lemann and Tali Woodward (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). The institute will teach journalists how to locate the best available social science research on their topics quickly, how to identify and interact fruitfully with leading experts, and how to read academic publications for their journalistic relevance.

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03/30/18

Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop


July 11–13, 2018

New York City
Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University

The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing.

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03/01/18

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
Research Analyst in Child Welfare Child Trends

Child Trends invites applications for a Research Analyst position for quantitative aspects of research projects involving vulnerable families, including families with experience in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The analyst will take part in the creation and development of new projects, prepare research designs and protocols; oversee and participate in data collection activities; and take a lead role in analysis and writing. The analyst will join the Child Welfare area, which focuses on issues such as prevention of maltreatment, reunification, child protection, court oversight, foster care, kinship care, adoption, and youth leaving foster care.

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Economist/Senior Economist Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for an Economist or Senior Economist. We are looking for someone who is widely experienced in a range of fields, and who has in-depth expertise in areas such as at least one the following areas: labor economics, innovation and growth, income distribution, public economics, or industrial organization, or macroeconomics. This person will conduct research, help in conducting the necessary quality control for work of colleagues at the Center, consult on commissioned work, and serve as a spokesperson on broader economic issues.

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Project Manager

Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), Stanford Center for Education and Policy Analysis

The Project Manager will manage the ongoing construction and expansion of SEDA, will develop data sharing and linking agreements with other organizations, and will develop and implement a communication and dissemination strategy for SEDA. The Project Manager will work closely with Professor Reardon on all aspects of the project. The Project Manager may also collaborate with Professor Reardon and the SEDA research team on empirical research using SEDA data.

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Research Data Analyst

Stanford Education Data Archive, Stanford Center for Education and Policy Analysis

The Research Data Analyst will work exclusively with the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), led by Professor Sean Reardon. The Research Data Analyst will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day processing of new and revised data sets for SEDA. This requires close collaboration with faculty, students, and other research staff.

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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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