Announcements and News

(April 10, 2017) IGSS Conference Call for Papers
The 8th annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences (IGSS) Conference issues a call for papers. IGSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado October 19-20, 2017. This conference showcases behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. It includes a 3-4 hour workshop on new advances in statistical genetics. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Visit this site to register for the conference and submit your proposal. Paper submission is due on May 15, 2017. Information about the conference can be found here.

(February 9, 2017) Postdoc Opportunity at Brown University
The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University has an opening for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or around July 1 2017. Postdoctoral Research Associates must have a PhD in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline. Position announcement can be found at

(January 18, 2017) PSID Second Annual User Conference Call for Papers
Panel Study of Income Dynamics PSID) has a call for papers for its second annual Data User Conference. This conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PSID. Travel and lodging expenses will be available for one author per accepted paper or poster. Conference will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on September 14-15, 2017. Please view this call for papers for details. Submissions are due on February 6, 2017 through the online application portal.

(January 12, 2017) Request for Pilot Proposals from the Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities
The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America is supported by NIA. It is accepting pilot proposals for research on potential explanations, especially related to social disparities in health, of the worsening of America's population health, both relative to other comparable nations, and even absolutely. Interested investigators should submit their pilot proposals by February 28, 2017. Details about this pilot funding opportunity is available at

(January 6, 2017) Seattle Health Organization Seeking Grant Proposals on Social Science Projects
The Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF) in Seattle is accepting proposals for social science projects examining social, economic, and health disparities among aging populations in various countries. These pilot projects will evaluate health disparities on state or provincial (subnational) levels. Funding is provided by the U.S. National Institute of Aging (NIA) and will range from US $15,000 to US$75,000 for each project. Applications are due on January 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). Please see this announcement for additional information.

(December 22, 2016) Social Networks & Health Training Program
The Social Networks & Health Training Week will be held from May 22 to May 26, 2017, at Duke University's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). This week-long workshop is hosted by the Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC). The program is open to any university affiliated researchers, who are interested in learning social network methods. A limited number of Social Networks & Health Fellowships will receive full funding to the workshops, plus additional funding to support travel related to the research. Last year's prgram are available at this site. The 2017 workshop will contain a substantial lab component on how to use the R statistical computing language to analyze networks.

(December 21, 2016) CDHA Postdoctoral Position Available September 1, 2017
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. Recent PhDs in sociology, economics, population health sciences, epidemiology and public health are invited to apply for this fellowship. Details about this announcement can be found at The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2017.

(December 20, 2016) Postdoctoral Fellow at Swedish Institute for Social Research
Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University is recruting a postdoctoral fellow in sociology with an emphasis on research on inequality. Job description is posted at this link. Applications are due on February 17, 2017.

(December 15, 2016) Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Columbia Population Research Center are recruiting two postdoctoral research scholars. Job descriptions and application details can be found at and The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017.

(December 15, 2016) Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics
The Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor its second Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics from June 11 to June 23, 2017. The workshop will be held at the Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara, California. This two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics. More information and application instructions are available at Application deadline is February 13, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time.