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

Evidence for Action:
Encouraging Innovation and Improvement


November 8–10, 2018

Washington, DC

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

(APPAM)

Proposals are now being accepted in 15 policy areas. We encourage submissions that discuss how to generate and capitalize on evidence to improve outcomes and inform decision making. We challenge applicants to consider questions like:

- How can we leverage innovative technologies and techniques, such as rapid cycle evaluation, program dashboards, and data analytics, to improve programs?
- What challenges do local organizations face while building and making use of evidence?
- What does effective evidence-based policy look like at different levels of government?
- How can researchers, policy makers, and program leaders better engage with each other?
We are soliciting abstracts for (1) individual papers to be integrated into panels, (2) panels made up of 3-4 papers, (3) roundtables, and (4) posters.

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04/11/18

Interdisciplinary Addiction Strategies: Prevent, Discover, Teach, Treat

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

AMERSA is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy. AMERSA seeks abstract submissions of recent substance use-related research and education innovations. The 42nd Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Annual National Conference.

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05/18/18
The Criminal Justice System as a Labor Market Institution RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

It has become increasingly clear that the criminal justice system is implicated not only in the reproduction of inequalities by race and class, but also in obscuring changes in the extent and nature of such inequalities over time. For this special issue, we invite new and innovative contributions to bodies of research on the relationship between criminal justice contact on the one hand and inequalities in labor market experiences and outcomes on the other.

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05/22/18
Structural Competence in Social Work Special Issue of The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

This special issue is dedicated to structural competence, as a conceptual framework for social work practice and education. Manuscripts of empirical, theoretical, and historical orientations will be considered.

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06/01/18
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
Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress Through Community-Research Partnerships Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Integrative Action for Resilience initiative is a two-phase opportunity for local community leaders—who are interested in designing and implementing rigorous resilience research to generate evidence that can inform their own decision-making about policies and projects needed to build resilience in their community, and for researchers—who are interested in partnering in new ways with community-based organizations to apply their analytic capabilities to community-identified challenges. This is a unique opportunity to connect community leaders and researchers who have not worked together before but may be interested and well-suited to pursue resilience research together.

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04/11/18

2018 Healthy Communities Grant Program


EPA-R1-HC-2018
Environmental Protection Agency

The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to support EPA's "Back-to- Basics" agenda to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:

*Target resources to benefit communities at risk
*Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.

*Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects.
*Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.
*Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience.
*Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.

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04/13/18

Time-Sensitive Research on Health Risk and Resilience after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands


RFA-MD18-006
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this initiative is to support time-sensitive research on risk and resilience factors related to short- and long-term health outcomes following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In order for research projects to address risk and resilience in the immediate aftermath and/or recovery period after the recent hurricanes, this initiative will use a shortened submission timeline with expedited peer review, council concurrence and award issuance. The entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 3-4 months.

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04/16/18

Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations An ORWH FY18 Administrative Supplement (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-676
National Institutes of Health

Administrative supplements to support interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research focused on the effect of sex/gender influences at the intersection of a number of social determinants, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, health literacy and other social determinants in human health and illness. This research includes preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies with the specific purpose to provide Administrative Supplements to active NIH parent grants for one year to address health disparities among women of populations in the US who are understudied, underrepresented and underreported in biomedical research.

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04/16/18

Strengthening the Nation's Public Health System Through a National Voluntary Accreditation Program
Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control

This project supports the operations and continuous improvement of a national accreditation program for state, tribal, local and territorial public health departments. The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is the only national accrediting body assessing public health services provided by state, tribal, local and territorial health departments. Through this project, CDC will support the awardee to 1) promote, communicate, and provide education regarding accreditation; 2) evolve, improve, and/or develop new products, services and tools to ensure a relevant, current, and smoothly functioning program; 3) strengthen strategic partnerships to support and advance accreditation; and 4) strengthen the evidence base for accreditation and the use of accreditation to advance public health practice.

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04/23/18

Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement
Department of Health and Human Services


CDC-RFA-OT18-1803
Centers for Disease Control

Call for new cooperative agreement (CoAg) proposals for eligible federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal nations and regional AI/AN tribally designated organizations to strengthen and improve the public health infrastructure and performance of tribal public health systems. The intent of this program is to assist in public health infrastructure improvement; workforce development; tribal data and information systems enhancement, including surveillance; and development and adaptation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions to increase the long-term sustainability of the collective tribal public health system.

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04/24/18

Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)


PA-18-068
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage pilot and preliminary research in preparation for larger-scale services research effectiveness trials. Relevant trials may test a wide range of approaches, including interventions, practices, and policies, designed to optimize access to, and the quality, effectiveness, affordability and utilization of drug, tobacco, or alcohol use disorder treatments and related services, as well as services for comorbid medical and mental disorder conditions. Relevant approaches may include both those that are novel, and those that are commonly used in practice but lack an evidence base. This FOA provides resources for assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of these approaches.

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05/07/18
Race, Ethnicity & Immigration Russell Sage Foundation

This program seeks investigator-initiated research proposals on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American. We are especially interested in innovative research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.

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05/24/18
Behavioral Economics Russell Sage Foundation

This program supports innovative research that uses behavioral insights from psychology and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the United States. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the social, economic and political consequences of real-life behaviors and decisions that deviate from the neoclassical economic standards of rationality. RSF is especially interested in behavioral economics research that contributes to our understanding of topics of interest under its other programs—Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social Inequality.

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05/24/18
Immigration and Immigrant Integration Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. This initiative falls under RSF's Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader set of issues.

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05/24/18
Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS) Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has long had the mission to improve social and living conditions in the United States. It pursues this goal by supporting outstanding research in the social sciences that explores how social, economic, and political factors affect the lives of Americans and their children. Support of such research remains the Foundation's core focus. RSF also has a long history of encouraging new scientific advances to strengthen the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences.

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05/24/18
Computational Social Science Russell Sage Foundation

Social science research on many topics has often been hampered by the limitations of survey data. However, the digital age has rapidly increased access to large and comprehensive data sources such as public and private administrative databases, and unique new sources of information from online transactions, social-media interactions, and internet searches. New computational tools also allow for the extraction, coding, and analysis of large volumes of text. Advances in analytical methods for exploiting and analyzing data have accompanied the rise of these data. The emergence of these new data also raises questions about access, privacy and confidentiality.

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05/24/18

U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities


PAR-18-675
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing cancer 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 cancer health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies.

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06/13/18
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

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
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
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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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


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
Visiting Researchers Fellowship Russell Sage Foundation

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

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05/01/18
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, has an opening for a full-time Berger Postdoctoral Fellow. This is a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship designed to support the development of a Fellow who wishes to become an independent investigator in the field of child maltreatment and child welfare.
Current research projects at Kempe Center focus on children who have experienced child maltreatment and/or other types of child trauma as well as youth-serving systems including child welfare, community mental health, and policy development.

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Ongoing
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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Rolling

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.

See List of Scholarships
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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Until filled
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 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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Rolling
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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Unspecified
TRAINING

Extended deadline:
Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop


July 11-13, 2018

Columbia University New York City
Columbia Population Research Center

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. Travel support will be available for out-of-town participants.

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03/16/18

Urban Health Summer Institute


June 18–24, 2018

Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

The Institute offers short courses in urban health research for students, researchers, public health and allied professionals. Courses provide participants with opportunities and tools to improve and understand health in cities.

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N/A

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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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

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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