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
New Developments in American Job Quality: Understanding the Recent Rise of Low-Wage Jobs and Nonstandard Work Arrangements RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

The question of job quality has emerged as a key challenge for researchers and policy-makers in the 21st century. The growing realization that the quality, not just the quantity, of jobs is central to addressing a myriad of social and economic problems—such as economic development, family formation and social integration, poverty and inequality, and individual well-being—has put this age-old topic on the front burner for social scientists.

This issue of RSF will focus on two important dimensions of the quality of jobs created in the past three decades in the United States. First, there has been an expansion of low-wage jobs, a phenomenon that has been documented by numerous studies, many of which have been sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Second, there has been a dramatic increase in nonstandard jobs such as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers.

This special issue will be edited by David R. Howell and Arne L. Kalleberg.

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12/20/17
Advances in Social Work Practice with Multicultural Communities The Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work

Contributions to this special issue should report on empirical research (including quantitative, qualitative, intervention, or community-based studies) on effective methods of responsive practice with diverse racial and ethnic communities, including: research on the effectiveness of practice interventions that integrates cultural elements in a range of fields and areas of practice (e.g.,  original research and meta-syntheses); studies on effective cultural adaptations of existing interventions; empirical analyses of client perceptions and experiences related to service access and delivery among ethno-racial groups; new research methodologies for the study of multicultural practice; and empirically-based innovative models of cross-cultural competence that can be applied to social work practice, including models that draw from other disciplines or incorporate other approaches (for example, patient-centered care, narrative medicine, and ethnoracial group-centered frameworks).

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12/15/17
Social Work and Racial Reconciliation Social Work and Christianity

Numerous civil rights advocates, scholars, theologians and political leaders have begun to explore if it is finally time for the United States to engage in a process of racial reconciliation to address the legacy of slavery, racism, and white supremacy and its impact on African-Americans and white Americans. This special issue asks how social work, and specifically social workers operating within Christian contexts, might become part of the process of racial reconciliation.

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01/31/18
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

ASPPH 2018 Annual Meeting: Call for posters


March 7-9, 2018

Arlington, VA
Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

This call is soliciting poster submissions in the following topic areas:
•  Academic Public Health Practice Partnerships
•  Implementation of the New CEPH criteria
•  Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Collaborations
•  Student Led Research
•  Other

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12/15/17

Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2018


March 9–11, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand
Tomorrow People Organization

Call for the following types of submissions:

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

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02/01/18
General Call for Papers Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics

The Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics® (JNPE) is the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on publishing original research in neuroeconomics, a field that resides at the interface of neuroscience, psychology, business and economic sciences. An interdisciplinary journal, JNPE serves as an appropriate outlet for neuroeconomics articles designed to be of interest to its broad audience of scholars and professionals.

Manuscripts that use scientific methods in psychology, neuroscience, or economics to better understand any topic of relevance to economics or business are appropriate for submission. Of special interest are studies aiming at the investigation of causal relationships, e.g., intervention studies.

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Open Call
GRANTS
Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States: Learning from the World Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we believe that everyone in America—no matter who that person is, how much money they have, or where they live—should have as much opportunity as possible to pursue a healthier life. We call that vision a Culture of Health and we work with people across the country to build a Culture of Health. Across the globe, countries are taking steps to improve health and well-being in their communities. RWJF is eager to learn from those countries. We are collaborating with people and organizations around the world to uncover insights that can inspire us all to imagine new possibilities and to surface practical solutions that can be adapted here in the United States.

With this call for proposals (CFP), RWJF is looking for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections, and well-being.

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12/21/17
Research to Inform Child Support Policies and Programs Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research to improve child support operations and policies, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Proposals are invited from Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career stages, from postdoctoral fellows to senior faculty, and from all disciplines. IRP anticipates funding four to eight projects, with total funding (including direct and indirect costs) ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 each. The award period is from March 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019.

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01/02/18
Future of Work Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers and their families. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers. We are especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.

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LOI:

11/30/17
Social Inequality Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

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LOI:

11/30/17
Behavioral Economics Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Behavioral Economics 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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LOI:

11/30/17
Non-Standard Employment Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation/Kellogg Foundation's Initiative on Non-Standard Employment seeks to support innovative social science research on the causes and consequences of the increased incidence of alternative work arrangements in the United States. We define alternative work arrangements as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers. We use the terms non-standard employment and alternative work arrangements interchangeably. This initiative falls under RSF's Future of Work Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader range of labor market issues.

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LOI:

11/30/17
Farm to School Grant USDA Food and Nutrition Service

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the HHFKA, $5 million is provided to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance, and the Federal administrative costs related to USDA's Farm to School Program. The USDA Farm to School Program is housed within the Food and Nutrition Services' (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS). This request for applications (RFA) provides additional details regarding the grants component of the USDA Farm to School Program.

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12/08/17
RFA-EB-17-005--BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers invite applications for new theories, computational models, and statistical tools to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data.  Proposed tools could include the creation of new theories, ideas, and conceptual frameworks to organize/unify data and infer general principles of brain function; new computational models to develop testable hypotheses and design/drive experiments; and new mathematical and statistical methods to support or refute a stated hypothesis about brain function, and/or assist in detecting dynamical features and patterns in complex brain data. 

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12/15/17
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

Sandell Grant Program


Retirement Income and Policy
Center for Retirement Research, Boston College

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Priority areas include:
•  Social Security
•  Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security
•  Wealth and retirement income
•  Program interactions
•  International research
•  Demographic research

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01/31/18
The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act Russell Sage Foundation

This Russell Sage Foundation initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. We are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children's outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. We are also interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection.

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LOI:

11/30/17
Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge (BioSS) Russell Sage Foundation

This Russell Sage Foundation initiative will support innovative social science research on social and economic outcomes that improves our understanding of the interactive mechanisms by which environmental influences affect biological mechanisms, and vice versa. This includes research that: (1) estimates how the structured nature of the social environment and intra- and intergenerational social inequalities affect biological processes, (2) identifies which indicators of biological processes interact with the social environment to affect different life domains and how, and (3) yields new conceptual frameworks that holistically characterize the complex relationships among biological, psychological and environmental factors to predict a range of behavioral and social outcomes.

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LOI:

11/30/17
Computational Social Science Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation's initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection.

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LOI:

11/30/17
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01) National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

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12/04/19
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21) National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

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12/04/19

Funding Opportunities:
•  Social Inequality
•  Future of Work
•  Race, Ethnicity & Immigration

•  Behavioral Economics
Russell Sage Foundation

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below for details regarding funding priorities and application procedures. If you still have questions, substantive or otherwise, regarding the submission of letters of inquiry (LOI), please submit them no later than 30 days prior to the next LOI deadline. Please contact us at programs@rsage.org. We cannot guarantee a response to any questions submitted within 30 days of the LOI deadline.

Further Information (See column 1 links for program-specific information.)
LOI: 11/30/17
Non-Standard Employment Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation/Kellogg Foundation's Initiative on Non-Standard Employment seeks to support innovative social science research on the causes and consequences of the increased incidence of alternative work arrangements in the United States. We define alternative work arrangements as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers. We use the terms non-standard employment and alternative work arrangements interchangeably. This initiative falls under RSF's Future of Work Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader range of labor market issues.

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LOI: 11/30/17
Education: Kindergarten Readiness among Low-Income Children Joyce Foundation

Research shows low-income children often enter kindergarten dramatically behind their wealthier peers—academically, socially and emotionally. These children are most at risk because their parents often lack access to high-quality academic resources and because many of these children land in preschool classrooms with ineffective teachers. The Joyce Foundation supports research to help understand how to engage families in the educational process, and supports policy and advocacy to ensure our youngest learners have skilled educators.

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12/05/17
Employment: Expanding Economic Opportunity for Disadvantaged Workers in Great Lakes Region Joyce Foundation

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

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12/05/17
Joint Fund for Education and Employment Joyce Foundation

The Joint Fund for Education and Employment bridges the Joyce Foundation's work in its Education and Employment programs to identify, document and scale programmatic and policy innovations to improve the education and employment outcomes of residents in the Great Lakes region.

In a fast-paced economy driven by changing technology and other forces, employers across the Great Lakes region need workers with a range of cognitive, technical and personal skills. But, far too many children and adults are emerging from school unprepared to successfully compete in this ever-changing job market. Becoming college and career ready is a process that starts early in life and continues into adulthood.

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12/05/17
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

Economics National Science Foundation

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research.

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01/18/18

Law and Social Sciences National Science Foundation

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

•  Crime, Violence and Punishment
•  Economic Issues
•  Governance
•  Legal Decision Making
•  Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
•  Litigation and the Legal Profession

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01/16/18

Social Psychology National Science Foundation

The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. The scientific merit of a proposal depends on four important factors: (1) The problems investigated must be theoretically grounded. (2) The research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation. (3) The research design must be appropriate to the questions asked. (4) The proposed research must advance basic understanding of social behavior.

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01/16/18
Science of Learning National Science Foundation

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic scientific questions in learning. The possibility of developing connections between proposed research and specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges will be considered as valuable broader impacts, but are not necessarily central to the intellectual merit of proposed research. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences.

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01/17/18
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
Pediatric Health, Nutrition, Developmental Outcomes Gerber Foundation

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

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

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

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

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06/15/20
Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research National Institutes of Health

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

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

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

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09/30/18

Call for Proposals

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

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

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11/15/18

Call for Proposals

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

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

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11/15/18
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
NYU Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program New York University

The NYU Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a two year in-residence fellowship at NYU. The purpose of the program is to ensure diverse scholarly environments and to encourage individuals to enter the academic profession. The Fellowship Program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in fields for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree) are eligible to apply. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors/Faculty Fellows and receive up to $67,000 in funding.

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11/30/17
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
AAUW International Fellows: Female, non-citizen graduate students American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Through the annual program, fellowships of up to $30,000 are awarded to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In addition, a limited number of awards are available for study outside the United States (excluding an applicant's home country) for women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

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12/01/17
Dissertation Fellowship Program Center for Retirement Research, Boston College

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income research.  The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include:
• Social Security
• Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security
• Wealth and retirement income
• Program interactions
• International research
• Demographic research

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01/31/18
Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F32)

U.S. DHHS

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health services research, with a research interest in areas and priorities relevant to the mission of AHRQ.

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12/08/17
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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Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Outstanding doctoral students are invited to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations in child abuse and neglect prevention. These fellowships will be awarded to 15 exceptional doctoral students in various disciplines whose research focuses on enhancing child development and improving the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

The application period for the eighth cohort of fellows opens on August 1, 2017. Applications are due by December 1, 2017. The seventh cohort will begin in the summer of 2018. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and must have completed a substantial portion of the coursework required to have advanced to candidacy by the time the fellowship begins (summer of 2018). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. Students from a variety of academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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12/01/17
Mixed Methods Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan Mixed Methods and Scholarship Program

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

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TRAINING

2018 Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop


May 20–26, 2018
Howard University

Washington, DC
Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Center on Race and Wealth, Howard University

This call for applications is for the 2018 Summer Dissertation Proposal Workshop, which offers intensive training designed to address the achievement gap in advanced degrees in the social sciences by providing competitively selected students from underrepresented populations with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to prepare a dissertation proposal. The week-long workshop, held at Howard University and jointly organized by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and Howard University's Center on Race and Wealth (CRW), is supported by funding from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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12/31/17

Belfer Center Fellowships


Predoctoral and Postdoctoral

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard University

The Belfer Center at Harvard University offers both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Applications for fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the PhD or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have acquired appropriate professional experience. The Center seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The Center offers 10-month stipends of $20K-$34K.

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02/01/18

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
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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Until filled

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research on Evaluation and Developmental Systems Science (REDDS) Lab

Montclair State University, New Jersey

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

The position is open for two candidates.

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Until filled

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