Announcements and News

(September 20, 2017) IRIS Call for Research Grant Proposals
The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) has a call for grant proposals using the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. These grants will fund researchers working on dissertations, postdoctoral and faculty seed grants. More information can be found in this IRIS announcement. Deadline is November 1, 2017. IRIS data includes information on awards, wage payments from awards to university research employees, vendor purchases, subcontracts, and the unit performing the funded research for 19 universities.

(September 7, 2017) Post-doctoral Resarch Scientists at Max Planck Institute
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is recruiting a couple post-doctoral research scientists to work on population health, labor demography or fertility and well-being. The positions are initially for 3 years, with the possibility of an extension. Starting date is flexible, with latest start fall 2018. For details, please visit this site.

(August 11, 2017) Understanding Social and Economic Data
Wisconsin Federal Statistical Research Data Center (WiscRDC) is coordinating and hosting remote participation in a free online course, "Understanding Social and Economic Data", taught by Warren Brown and Lars Vilhuber of Cornell University. It is designed to provide students a detailed overview of the US federal statistical system, where data comes from and how it can be used for research. The course also aims to teach students basic and advanced techniques for acquiring and transforming raw information into social and economic data. It also covers data infrastructure, security clearance, and disclosure review procedures associated required of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) researchers. It meets once per week for live video and Q&A sessions and offers additional "flipped" content for off-line learning. This course starts on Thursday, August 24, 2017. You should take this course if you are preparing to conduct research in WiscRDC, or if you want a structured initiation to the FSRDC system, and an opportunity to ask questions and work toward developing your own research proposal. View class summary.

(August 9, 2017) Utilizing the Gateway to Global Aging Data
Finalized Harmonized Data from Mexico (Mexican Health and Aging Study, MHAS), version A has just been released. It can be downloaded in Stata, SAS, and SPSS format under the Imputed/Harmonized tab at www.mhasweb.org/Data.aspx. The Harmonized MHAS can be easily used for conducting cross-country analysis. Two free webinars on using Harmonized aging data to conduct cross-national research. Several hands-on examples of cross-national analysis will be featured. They are on Wednesday, August 16th - 5pm LA / 8pm NY (online registration) and Thursday, August 17th - 8am Beijing / 9am Tokyo.

(August 8, 2017) Annual Colloquium on Aging
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging will present its 29th Annual Colloquium on Aging on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Gordon Dining & Event Center on the UW-Madison campus. It will showcase the latest research and resources on positive aging with speakers, a poster session and a health & resource fair. This event is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. To learn more about this event, please visit http://aging.wisc.edu/outreach/colloquium.php.

(July 18, 2017) Robert M. Hauser has been appointed Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society
Robert M. Hauser is the new Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society (APS). APS was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” It is the oldest scholarly society in the United States. www.amphilsoc.org/node/3841

(July 7, 2017) Biodemographic Research Website at UW-Madison
Biodemography is the integration of demographic and biological theory and methods. It provides an innovative way to study the impact of aging on health and longevity. A new website featuring biodemographic projects and publications at UW-Madison is now live. www.ssc.wisc.edu/biodemography.

(June 30, 2017) The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Pilot Grant
The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is accepting applications for its pilot grant funding program to enhance novel Alzheimer's disease (AD) related research throughout the University of Wisconsin and generate pilot data for larger peer-reviewed grants. Please see this flyer or visit adrc.wisc.edu/pilot-funding-available. Full applications are due on October 13th.

(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 apply.interfolio.com/39702.

(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 http://isr.umich.edu/nlchdd/Pilot_Solicitation_Year4_Final.pdf.

(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 http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/Post-DocPositionCDHA09-01-2017.pdf. 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 cupop.columbia.edu/career-opportunities/postdoctoral-research-scholar-child-poverty and http://cupop.columbia.edu/career-opportunities/postdoctoral-research-scholar-supplemental-poverty-measure. 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 www.rsfgenomicsschool.com/about. Application deadline is February 13, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time.

(November 17, 2016) Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in CHeSS at University of Chicago
The Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS) at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowship programs: Health Services Research Postdoctoral Training Program (AHRQ T32) and Demography and Economics of Aging Postdoctoral Program (NIA T32). For more information about these positions, visit AHRQ T32 and NIA T32. Both programs are currently accepting applications. Candidates are encouraged to apply early but are welcome to apply any time through Spring 2017.

(November 17, 2016) Journals of Gerontology Issues a Call for Abstracts
Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences has a call for abstracts for a special issue titiled, "Early-Life Influences on Later Life: Innovations and Explorations." Abstracts (250 words only) are due on January 15, 2017. Invitations for full papers will be issued by February 15. Visit bit.ly/earlylifecfp for details.

(November 17, 2016) RAND Summer Institute, 2017
The 24th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 10-13, 2017. The RSI consists of two conferences, each addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 10-11) and a workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 12-13). Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For an online application, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.

(October 25, 2016) Postdoc Training Grant Recruitment at USC, 2017
The University of Southern California is accepting applications for several Postdoctoral research fellowships in gerontology. These positions are funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging. Trainees may be in the Departments of Sociology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Preventive Medicine, Economics or in the research focus is on physical and mental health changes with aging. Due day for application is January 15, 2017. See this announcement for details.

(October 21, 2016) U Washington Call for Applications for Postdoctoral fellowship and Visiting Scholars
The University of Washington is accepting applications for one post-doctoral fellowship and up to six short-term visiting scholar positions in its Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF). Both positions require a doctoral research degree or foreign equivalent in demography, economics, sociology, health policy, or related social science field. Please check out this site for more information.

(October 12, 2016)Positions at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDP) has openings for a Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist and a Statistical Analyst in its Gender Gaps in Health and Survival research group. The Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Scientist will investigate gender differences in health and mortality by ethnic background, and examine the respective roles of social position, civil status and reproduction in driving these differences. The Statistical Analyst will perform statistical programming and analyze large datasets, particularly register datasets and population-based survey datasets. Applications are due on December 9, 2016. For more information, please check out these announcements: GGHS1.pdf and GGHS2.pdf.

(October 4, 2016)Call for Abstracts Comparative Workshop on Adult Mortality Determinants
This one day workshop is co-sponsored with the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health. It will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at UC-Berkeley. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 21, 2016. Check out this announcement for details.

(September 30, 2016) Max Planck Research Groups Call for Applications
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is accepting applications for leader positions in two independent Max Planck Research Groups. Please visit www.mpg.de/career/max-planck-research-groups/applications for more information. The deadline for application is October 26, 2016.

(September 30, 2016) Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is accepting applications for David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work. Deadline to apply is Monday, December 9, 2016. The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the field of population sciences. For details on the Bell Fellowship, please visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/bell-fellowship/. The Sloan Fellowship is new training program addressing the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation. To learn more about the Sloan Fellowship, please visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/111350048435-2/.

(September 28, 2016) RAND Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of Aging
RAND Corporation is acceptiong applications for its Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging. This program is open to new scholars and junior scholars in the field of demographic and aging research. RAND Fellows can sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda as they particpate in this training program. Appliation deadline is January 31, 2017. For details, please visit www.rand.org/labor/fellows/aging.html

(September 28, 2016) Postdoctoral Fellowships at Dartmouth
The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) at Dartmouth College is accepting applications for three postdoctoral fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year. QSS program integrates modern statistical, computational, and mathematical tools with social science questions. The fellow's research agenda should be grounded methodologically in statistics or other computational techniques. Applications will be reviewed starting on October 1, 2016. Announcement about this position can be found at qss.dartmouth.edu/news/postdoctoral-fellowships-positions-available.

(September 19, 2016) PSID Small Grant Competition
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) announces a small grant competition. 4 to 6 scholars will receive funding in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID data to conduct research on life course influences on late-life health and wellbeing. Papers from funded projects will be presented at a conference to be held on June 23, 2017 in Ann Arbor. To learn more about this competition, check out www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/PSIDLifecourse.pdf.

(September 19, 2016) Call for Proposals: Population-Level Trends in Dementia
TRENDS-Evaluating Trends in Old-Age Disability at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has issued a call for proposals for manuscripts assessing various aspects of population level trends in dementia. The authors will present their manuscripts at a conference in Washington DC in Spring of 2017. Authors of selected manuscripts will each receive a $3000 honorarium. Travel expenses associated with participation in the conference will also be covered. Please view this announcement www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/dementia.pdf for details. The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 18, 2016.

(September 19, 2016) Postdoctoral Position at American University
The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow beginning January 1, 2017 and ending August 31, 2018. Please see this announcement for more information. Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016 and will continue untilthe position is filled.

(September 8, 2016) Annual Colloquium on Aging
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging will present its 28th Annual Colloquium on Aging on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Gordon Dining & Event Center on the UW-Madison campus. It will showcase the latest research and resources on positive aging with speakers, a poster session and a health resource fair. This event is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. To learn more about this event, please visit http://aging.wisc.edu/outreach/colloquium.php.

(August 8, 2016) NSHAP Extends Deadline for Paper Proposals
The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) has extended its deadline for paper proposals to August 15. This NSHAP data users conference hosted by NORC at the University of Chicago is scheduled on October 27-28, 2016. Please see this announcement for details.

(July 20, 2016) AERA Grants Program Call for Proposals
American Educational Research Association (AERA) is accepting applications for both Dissertation and Research Grants until August 25, 2016. The AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Details about these grants can be found at this site.

(July 20, 2016) Postdoc Opportunity at Brown University
The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University has an opening for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or soon after September 2016. This position will be funded, in part, by a five-year research grant from the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. In this research Brown's PSTC team is collaborating closely with colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Position announcement can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/35891.

(May 23, 2016) PSID Annual User Conference Call for Papers
Panel Study of Income Dynamics announces a call for papers for the first PSID Annual Data User Conference. Papers on any topic using data from PSID or one of its major supplements are welcomed. Between 15 and 25 papers and posters will be accepted for the conference. Travel and lodging expenses will be available for one author per accepted paper or poster. Meals will be provided for all participants. Conference will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on September 15-16, 2016. Submissions will be accepted until June 17, 2016 through the online application portal.

(May 4, 2016) International Seminar on Causal Mediation Analysis in Health and Work
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) invites applications to a seminar on pathway to health in Rostock, Germany on September 26-29, 2016. This seminar will bring together researchers working at the intersection of labour market participation, retirement, and health and will shed light on the life-course processes that influence labour market performance and older-age health. For more information on this seminar and application instructions please visit: tinyurl.com/mediation2016. Application and abstract submission are due on June 15, 2016.

(April 8, 2016) Navigating Addiction Genetics with a Map of the Human Genome
Joel Gelertner, Director of Division of Human Genetics in Yale School of Medicine will give this lecture in Waisman Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3 PM. Addictions (drug and alcohol, and also some related behaviors) are moderately heritable, but while a small number of risk genes were identified years ago based on their physiology (i.e., genes encoding alcohol-metabolizing enzymes), it is only now in the genomewide association study (GWAS) era that we have a systematic way to identify risk alleles. Here is the lecture poster. A second lecture will be given at Biotechnology Center Auditorium Room 1111 425 Henry Mallon on Thursday, April 14 at 1:30 PM.

(April 5, 2016) Postdoctoral Position at University of Zurich
University of Zurich is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position. The researcher will work in Professor Michael Shanahan's project in the Department of Sociology and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth at the University of Zurich. For details please review this announcement.

(March 17, 2016) Postdoctoral Position at UC Berkeley
A two-year postdoctoral position in the Berkeley Population Center will be available beginning July 1, 2016 in the group headed by Professor Claude Fischer. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the composition and dynamics of ego-centered social networks using a new panel survey, UCNets. More information abou this position is described in this announcement.

(March 17, 2016) Research Fellows in Demography at Stockholm University
Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) is hiring a two-year research fellow in demography. The position, with a focus on mortality research, is associated with two large-scale research projects (50 % each): (i) Tacking Inequalities in Time of Austerity (TITA) and (ii) Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research (SUNDEM). Please visit this site to learn the details about this position.

(March 15, 2016) Call for Papers
The Journals of Gerontology, Series B is accepting papers for a special issue on psycho-social influences of African Americans men's health. Editors of this special issue welcome original research (empirical and/or theoretical) and systematic reviews that will further broaden the understanding of the psychosocial determinants of African American men's health throughout the life course. Abstract for the proposed paper should be submitted via ScholarOne by June 1, 2016. Detalis about this call for papers can be found at oxfordjournals.org.

(March 3, 2016) Aging Centers on Social Media
Research done at fourteen Centers on the Demography of Aging at leading universities and policy organizations around the U.S. can be found on social media. These centers are supported by the National Institute on Aging. The purpose of the centers is to foster research in demography, economics and epidemiology of aging and to promote use of important datasets in the field. You can follow agingcenters.org via Facebook and twitter.

(February 29, 2015) Social Networks & Health Training Program
The Social Networks & Health Training Week will be held from May 16 to May 20, 2016, at Duke University's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). This week-long workshop is hosted by the Duke Network Analysis Center (DNAC) and the Duke Population Research Initiative (DuPRI). 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. For more information, please visit this site.

(February 15, 2016) NIH R21 Funding Opportunity for Basic Social/Behavioral Research
This FOA calls for exploratory/novel research projects on the basic behavioral, social and biopsychosocial mechanisms that empower or impede a person's management of one or more chronic conditions. Mechanisms and processes can include cognitive, cultural, emotional, physical, psychological, religious, sociological, and spiritual, and their individual and collective biopsychosocial effects on self-management. To learn more about this grant, visit grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-095.html. Grant proposal deadline is December 6, 2016.

(February 3, 2016) IGSS Conference Call for Papers
The 7th annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences (IGSS) Conference issues a call for papers. IGSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado October 21-22, 2015. This conference will showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. The two day conference will include a four hour advanced statistical genetics workshop. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about the conference can be found here. Paper submission is due on April 20, 2016.

(February 3, 2016) INED Post-docs Call for Applications
The Institut national d'átudes dámographiques (INED) and iPOPs Labex has a call for applications for two post-doctoral researchers. This is a two-year appointment. Researchers will work at INED (Paris, France). Application deadline is March 16, 2016. More information about this position can be found at this site.

(January 22, 2016) PRB U.S. Policy Communication Training Program
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program. This program is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media. It is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents pursuing doctoral programs at reputable U.S. academic institutions and who are affiliated with a population center (www.popcenters.org) and who are in their 3rd to 5th year of studies. Deadline for applying is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on February 28, 2016. Details about this program can be found at https://www.openconf.org/USPolicyTraining/openconf.php

(January 21, 2016) Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop in NYC - Call for Applications
The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 15-17, 2016, at the Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. The 2016 workshop will include special sections on the neighborhood data. The workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social science disciplines. Online application and additional information about this workshop are available at http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/workshop2016.asp. Application deadline is March 20, 2016.

(January 14, 2016) Call for Papers: VII Congress of the Latin American Population Association (ALAP)
The Latin American Association of Population Studies (ALAP) invites researchers from all countries to send contributions to the seventh continental conference. It will be held at the Bourbon Cataratas Convention Center in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, October 17-22, 2016. To learn more about this call for papers, please review this English announcement. Deadline for submission of short abstracts is March 7, 2016.

(January 11, 2016) IUSSP Call for Abstracts
The Panel on Big Data and Population Processes at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)invites contributions from colleagues interested in Computational Demography. This Social Media and Demographic Research: Applications and Implications workshop is a side event at the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-16), taking place in Cologne, Germany, 17-20 May 2016. To learn more about this workshop, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/smdrworkshop/. Deadline for submissions is March 18, 2016.

(December 30, 2015) Call for Papers: Evaluation of the Affordable Care Act
The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) invites the submission of manuscripts to be published in forthcoming issues on the "Evaluation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)". ACA has been law for five years and almost all of its provisions have been implemented. The overarching theme of the JPAM symposiums is to assess whether the ACA achieved its primary objectives of expanding health insurance coverage and improving the effectiveness of health care delivery. Details about this call for papers can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/zabtyjd. Submissions will be accepted immediately and will continue until August 31, 2016.

(December 30, 2015) RAND Summer Institute, 2016
The 23rd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 11-14, 2016. The RSI consists of two conferences, each addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 11-12) and a workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 13-14). Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For an online application, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html. Application deadline is March 15, 2016.

(December 9, 2015) Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics
A new Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation will be held from June 19 to July 1 in 2016 at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This two-week workshop will introduce graduate students, postdocs, and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, and other disciplines to the analysis of genomic data in social science research. Applications must be received by Friday, February 12, 2pm Eastern Standard Time. Please view this announcement for more details.

(December 7, 2015) CDHA Requests for Pilot Proposals
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces a pilot grant competition for 2016-2017. Generally CDHA pilot funds can be used to support a research/project assistant or to provide limited summer support for faculty to develop a research topic that should lead to a future grant proposal to NIA. These pilots are allocated with the expectation that they will lead to the formulation of a larger project, and RO3, RO1 or other funding mechanisms. Please submit a 1-2 page proposal with a description of your research idea and what funding you are requesting by February 1, 2016. Details about CDHA pilot competition can be found at this announcement.

(December 3, 2015) PSID Small Grant Competition
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID's 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study are especially encouraged. Applications are due February 2, 2016. For details see this full announcement.

(November 24, 2015) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities at UW-Madison
The Center for Women's Health and Health Disparity Research at UW-Madsion is accepting applications for postdoctoral scholars in its T32 Health Disparity Research Scholars (HDRS) Training Program. This interdisciplinary research training program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Eunice Kennedy Shiver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. Applicants must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Visit http://www.obgyn.wisc.edu/CWHDR/HDRS/apply.aspx to learn more about this position.

(November 23, 2015) Post-doctoral Resarch Scientists at Max Planck Institute
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting two post-doctoral research scientists to work on labor demography. The project focuses on understanding the determinants and differences in the length and productivity of working and retirement lives, across and within populations. For details, please visit http://tinyurl.com/pvvt99j.

(November 19, 2015) 28th REVES Meeting Call for Abstracts
Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé (REVES) is an international organization that promotes the use of health expectancy as a key metric of population health. REVES has a call for abstracts for its 28th meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 8–10, 2015. This scientific meeting aims at developing a comprehensive picture of the factors decisive for human health and longevity. Papers will identify the key drivers of longer and healthier lives by explaining variations in various dimensions of health and in mortality. Deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1, 2016. For more information about this event, check out http://www.reves2016.at.

(November 11, 2015) Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is accepting applications for David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work. Deadline to apply is Monday, December 7, 2015. The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the field of population sciences. For details on the Bell Fellowship, please visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/bell-fellowship/. The Sloan Fellowship is new training program addressing the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation. To learn more about the Sloan Fellowship, please visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/111350048435-2/. Both fellowships are open to U.S. and Canadian candidates only.

(November 4, 2015) IDEM Research Training Courses 2016: Call for Applications
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) invites applications for advanced courses on Matrix Approaches to Health Demography (IDEM 134) and Comparative Approaches in Ecology and Evolution (IDEM 186). Both courses will be held at the MPIDR in Rostock, Germany. Candidates must apply for each course separately. For more information, please check out these course description pages: IDEM 134 and IDEM 186.

(November 2, 2015) Postdoctoral Position at UT-Austin
The Population Research Center (PRC) at the University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2016. Applications are being screened now. Interested applicans can send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to training@prc.utexas.edu. Announcement for this position can be viewed at this site.

(October 28, 2015) Posdoctoral Fellow at RAND
RAND Corporation is acceptiong applications for its Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging. This program is open to new scholars and junior scholars in the field of demographic and aging research. RAND Fellows can sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda as they particpate in this training program. Appliation deadline is February 22, 2016. For details, please visit www.rand.org/labor/fellows/aging.html

(October 13, 2015) 2016 Sandell Grant Program
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2016 Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for research on retirement income and policy. This program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines and senior scholars working in a new area to pursue projects on retirement income and policy. Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects. Submission deadline for grant proposals is January 31, 2016. For more information about this grant, please visit this website.

(October 8, 2015) Workshop on Adult Mortality Determinants Calls for Abstracts
Berkeley/UCLA/USC Joint Comparative Workshop on Adult Mortality Determinants sent out a call for abstracts. This workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality risk factors in low and middle income countries (LMIC). This one-day workshop will be held at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on Monday, February 8, 2016. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 15, 2015. Details about this annoucement is available at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/WorkshopAbstracts.pdf.

(September 22, 2015) Call for Papers: The Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
The Journal of Gerontology is accepting abstracts for a special issue on methodological innovations in psychosocial research on aging to be published in July or September 2017. Authors are encouraged to apply innovative methods and data resources to both emerging or core questions in social gerontology. A 250-word abstract (using the Series B structured abstract format) describing the paper's goals should be submitted to either Social Sciences or Psychological Sciences by January 1, 2016. For more information, please review this call for papers announcement.

(September 1, 2015) AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship at NCHS
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) invites applications for its AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship program. This program brings experts in health services research-related disciplines to the NCHS to conduct studies to address important issues in health policy. For more information, please visit AcademyHealth website. Application deadline is Monday, November 9, 2015.

(August 27, 2015) NECSI Call for Applicants
The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution. It is accepting applications for postdoctoral and student/predoctoral research positions. Please visit http://www.necsi.edu/education/positions.html#researcher for details.

(August 7, 2015) Doctoral Fellowships in Aging Research at the Max Planck Society
The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) offers up to 8 doctoral fellowships starting in February 2016 for a duration of 3 years. For details about these positions, see this announcement. Applications are due on September 13, 2015.

(June 23, 2015) Alp-Pop 2016 Call for Papers
A call for papers has been issued for the Alpine Population Conference in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland January 26-29, 2016. This conference has an emphasis on emirical rigor and innovation over population issues across demography, economics, epidemiology, political science, sociology, and psychology. Submissions are due on August 15, 2015. For details, please check out this announcement.

(June 19, 2015) Postdoctoral Position at Duke University
Biodemography of Aging Research Unit in the Social Sciences Research Institute at Duke University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position. This is for research in genetic association studies of human health, aging and lifespan. Applicants can submit their CVs, names of three references, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Alexander Kulminski, e-mail: kulmins@duke.edu. More information about this position can be viewed at this announcment.

(March 31, 2015) IGSS Conference Call for Papers
The 6th annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences Conference issues a call for papers. IGSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado October 22-23, 2015. This conference will showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about 2014 conference can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2014/. Paper submission is due on June 15th, 2015. A complete paper, a working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) in pdf file can be submitted to cuboulder.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eeAy498FNqlZO6N

(June 4, 2015, 2015) Call for Articles: Biosocial Pathways of Well-Being Across the Life Course
The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences has put out a call for articles for a special issue on biosocial pathways of well-being across the life course. This issue will showcase research in the social and behavioral sciences that examines complex pathways, and integrates theory, data, and methods from the social and biomedical sciences to advance our understanding of social and biological processes across the life course. Submission deadline is 5 PM EST on September 15, 2015. For more information about this call for papers, visit https://www.russellsage.org/publications/category/current_rfa_rsfjournal/biosocial-pathways.

(May 19, 2015) 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 addressing racial/ethnic disparities in US population health and mortality. Interested investigators should submit their pilot proposals by June 12, 2015. Details about this pilot funding opportunity is available at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/PilotNLCHDD2015.pdf.

(May 19, 2015) MPIDR Workshop Call for Papers
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) has issued a call for papers on Agent-based Modeling and Simulation for a workshop held from October 28 to October 30, 2015 in Rostock, Germany. Deadline for paper submission is July 15, 2015. Check out this call for papers announcement. This workshop is in a course called, "stochastic process approach to agent-based modeling and simulation". Information about this course is at this web site: tinyurl.com/goabm15.

(April 28, 2015) Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University of Oxford
The Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Officer. This Officer will be a team member in investigating the role of education in social mobility in Britain. For more information about this position, please visit http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/PostdoctoralResearchOfficerOxford.pdf. Applications are due on May 29, 2015.

(April 13, 2015) Summer Workshop on Formal Demography at UC-Berkeley
This workshop is funded by NICHD. It will feature 3 days of training in formal demographic methods for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, assistant professors and other early career researchers. Information about this workshop is at www.popcenter.berkeley.edu/events/formaldemog.shtml. Applications are due June 1, 2015.

(April 13, 2015) L.A. FANS Data Users's Workshop
The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) is an important research tool for investigating the effects of neighborhood social and physical context for families, adults, and children. This workshop will be held in the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan July 20-24. Description of this workshop is at www.ccpr.ucla.edu/blog/?p=5986. A limited number of L.A.FANS workshop fellowships can be applied by May 1, 2015.

(April 7, 2015) CDHA Requests for Pilot Proposals
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces a pilot grant competition. Generally CDHA pilot funds can be used to support a research/project assistant or to provide limited summer support for faculty to develop a research topic that should lead to a future grant proposal to NIA. These pilots are allocated with the expectation that they will lead to the formulation of a larger project, and RO3, RO1 or other funding mechanisms. Please submit a 1-2 page proposal with a description of your research idea and what funding you are requesting by April 21, 2015. Details about this pilot competition can be found at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/CDHAPilotProjectProgramGuidelines.pdf.

(March 31, 2015) IGSS Conference Call for Papers
The 6th annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences Conference issues a call for papers. IGSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado October 22-23, 2015. This conference will showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about 2014 conference can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2014/. Paper submission is due on June 1st, 2015.

(March 6, 2015) New Data Portal: PERFAR
The Population Europe Resource Finder and Archive (PERFAR) links policies, data, and research for users to explore population developments. The PERFAR portal is online at http://www.perfar.eu. It is designed to meet the information needs of researchers, policy makers, civil society organizations and journalists. It includes detailed information on policies over time, a link catalog to socio-economic and demographic data, and an online repository of research outcomes. It covers countries outside of Europe as well.

(February 12, 2015) European Doctoral School of Demography Call for Applications
The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2015-2016. This is an eleven-month program with the goal to provide students in the first year of their doctoral studies with an appropriate high-level education in demography. The EDSD does not charge fees. Several European research institutes and universities provide full fellowships for all students accepted to the program. Application deadline is April 15, 2015. Visit http://www.eds-demography.org for more information on the EDSD curriculum and application instructions.

(January 27, 2015) NIH Science of Behavior Change Funding Opportunities
The Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) program at NIH announces four new funding opportunities. 1. Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Interpersonal and Social Processes Targets (UH2/UH3): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-018.html; 2. Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Stress Reactivity and Stress Resilience Targets (UH2/UH3): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-019.html; 3. Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Self-Regulation Targets (UH2/UH3): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-020.html and 4. NIH Science of Behavior Change Resource and Coordinating Center (U24): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-14-017.html

(January 26, 2015) Positions at the Max Planck Institute
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany is accepting applications for positions at their new laboratories: the Laboratory of Population Health and the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being. Please visit http://bit.ly/1AmDFeU for details about these new positions.

(January 26, 2015) New Research Grants: Improving the County Health Rankings
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) is accepting research proposals for County Health Rankings Research Grants. County Health Rankings and Roadmaps is a collaborative program between UWPHI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, It provides information, tools, and resources to help mobilize local communities, national partners, and leaders across multiple sectors to improve health. For more information and application form, visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org. Brief proposals are due February 18, 2015.

(January 26, 2015) IUSSP Call for Papers
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Populaion (IUSSP) issues a call for papers for an international seminar in Quebeck City, September 17-18, 2015. This seminar's theme is spatial analysis in historical Demography: micro and macro approaches. Details about this seminar is published at http://iussp.org/en/international-seminar-spatial-analysis-historical-demography. Abstracts are due on March 1, 2015.

(January 20, 2015) PSID Small Grant Competition
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. This competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $10,000-$20,000 each. Proposals may request support to analyze either PSID's 2013 Family Roster and Transfer Module or the 2009 / 2013 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) supplements or both. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented at a two-day conference to be held June 9-10, 2016. Applications are due March 2, 2015. For details see the full announcement: http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/misc/Call-for-PSID-proposals-2014.pdf.

(January 8, 2015) Understanding Society Scientific Conference Call for Abstracts
Understanding Society, a longitudinal study in the United Kingdom has issued a call for abstracts for a scientific conference. This scientific conference will focus on recent findings using longitudinal data, longitudinal research methods, and survey methodology. It will be held in University of Essex, Colchester campus on July 21-23, 2015. Abstracts are due on February 16, 2015. Details about this conference can be found at https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2014/12/08/call-for-abstracts-2015.

(December 30, 2014) PRB U.S. Policy Communication Training Program
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its new U.S. Policy Communication Training Program. This program is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media. Deadline for applying is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on February 22, 2015. Details about this program can be found at http://www.prb.org/About/ProgramsProjects/U,-d-,S,-d-,-Policy-Communication-Training.aspx

(December 30, 2014) Pilot Project Funding for Women's Health
The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities invites interested investigators to submit proposals on women's health. This new NIA supported research network promotes research dedicated to understanding health dynamics and disparities in the United States. This round of pilot project funding focuses on women's health. Projects must be completed by August 31st, 2015. Announcement for this funding opportunity can be viewed at http://micda.psc.isr.umich.edu/pdf/NLCHDD_Pilot_Solicitation.pdf. Proposals are due by January 19, 2015.

(December 17, 2014) Aging Families 2015 Conference Call for Abstracts
Aging Families, Changing Families: An International Conference will be hosted by Syracuse University June 3-6, 2015. It will provide a forum for scholarly papers on aging in the context of family life with an emphasis on social change and global perspectives. Researchers are invited to submit their abstracts at this site, http://asi.syr.edu/event/agingfamilies2015/ by December 31, 2014.

(December 8, 2014) ACS Content Review
The Census Bureau invites the public to comment the 2014 American Community Survey Content Review published at this Federal Register site. This review is conducted to examine which federal programs use the information collected by each question, the justification for each question, and assess how the Census Bureau might reduce respondent burden. Comments are due on December 30, 2014.

(November 21, 2014) LSE Fellow in Population Health
The Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is seeking to appoint a three-year Fellow in the areas of social epidemiology, ageing and demography. Position description can be viewed at www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJX386/lse-fellow-in-population-health/. Application is due on December 1, 2014.

(November 17, 2014) Request for Information on NIA's Strategic Directions for Research
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites researchers to send their feedbacks to its strategic directions for research in the next five years. A draft titled, "Aging Well in the 21st Century: Stategic Directions for Research on Aging" can be reviewd at http://www.nia.nih.gov/about/strategic-directions. Deadline for responses is December 15, 2014.

(November 12, 2014) Posdoctoral Fellow at RAND
RAND Corporation is acceptiong applications for its Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging. This program is open to new scholars and junior scholars in the field of demographic and aging research. RAND Fellows can sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda as they particpate in this training program. Appliation deadline is February 20, 2015. For details please visit www.rand.org/labor/fellows/aging.html

(November 11, 2014) NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University
The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, a list of publications and contact information for 3 references. To apply, please go to http://opr.princeton.edu/jobs. Screening of applicants will start on February 1, 2015 and continue until position is filled.

(October 29, 2014) PhDs, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientist at MPIDR
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany is recruiting researchers to work in a new research group with a focus on gender gaps in health and survival. Anna Oksuzyan will lead this group to examine how universal the male-female health-survival paradox is across different countries and what is the role of biological, demographic, and social factors in driving the paradox. Applications should be sent to Anna Oksuzyan (appl-mprg-gg@demogr.mpg.de) by December 31, 2014. More information about these positions can be found at this site.

(October 16, 2014) RAND Summer Institute, 2015
The 22nd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2015. The RSI consists of two conferences, each addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7) and a workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 8-9). Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For an online application, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html. Application deadline is March 16, 2015.

(October 8, 2014) Postdoctoral Position at USC's Roybal Institute on Aging
The Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the University of Southern California is accepting applications for a postdoctoral Scholar. This one year position starts in July of 2015. Recent PhDs in the fields of social work, gerontology, public health, sociology or other related social science discipline are invited to apply. Please send (1) application letter that includes a summary of completed, ongoing research awards, and future research plans; (2) curriculum vitae and no more than (3) relevant publications to Iris Aguilar iaguilar@usc.edu with the subject line "RI Postdoc application". More details about this position is described in this call for applications.

(September 12, 2014) David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellows at Harvard
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is accepting applications for David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellows. This program provides opportunities for interdisciplinary, population science research and leadership training in a two year non-degree program. For details on the program, please visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/bell-fellowship/. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2014. Two fellows will be chosen by March 13, 2015.

(August 29, 2014) LAMBda Database Released

The Latin American Mortality Database (LAMBdA) was originally created to support the empirical study of the history of mortality trends in Latin American countries after independence. It now also supports the study of very recent mortality trends and is particularly suited for the study of old age mortality during the post-WWII period. The database covers the interval between 1848 and 2014, it includes population censuses, age-specific (five and single year age groups) total death counts (starting in 1900), and age-specific counts by causes of deaths (starting in 1945).
The database contains 495 adjusted and unadjusted life tables. Adjustments are of two types: (a) for relative completeness of death counts and (b) for adult age misstatement. The adjustment procedures were chosen from a battery of 10-12 techniques that proved to be optimal (in mean squared error reduction) in extensive simulations that reproduced known and suspected sources of errors in the data. Adjustments are applied consistently across countries and years of observation. The resulting data are optimized for intertemporal and intercountry comparability.
The database is being used to estimate new models of mortality for countries in the region, to generate country-specific time trends of life expectancy at birth and associated bounds of uncertainty, to estimate models linking early and adult mortality across cohorts, and to compute mortality patterns at older ages.
The database will continue to be updated and augmented with products that will enhance the continuous study of mortality in these countries. Through this website we seek to provide open and international access to the data and derived products.
Link to LAMBdA database web site: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/latinmortality/

(August 13, 2014) Postdoctoral Position at CDHA
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has an immediate opening 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. 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: Alberto Palloni, 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 palloni@ssc.wisc.edu). Details about this announcement can be found at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/Post-DocPositionCDHA10-1-2014.pdf.

(August 6, 2014)Postdoctoral Position at University of Amsterdam
The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) at the University of Amsterdam is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position. This position is in Mathematical Demography and Ecology. Application deadline is September 15, 2014. For details about this position and how to apply, please visit http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-258.html.

(August 6, 2014)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging will present its 26th Annual Colloquium on Aging on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Monona Terrace and Convention Center. It will showcases the latest research and resources on positive aging with speakers, a poster session and a health resource fair. Renown speakers will present their research findings on topics like, the day-to-day management of chronic illness, aging parents as caregivers to adult children with serious mental illness, the role of genes, behavior, environment and micorbiome in longevity and the caloric restriction paradigm. CDHA director, Alberto Palloni and affiliate, Jan Greenberg are featured speakers. This event is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. Visit http://aging.wisc.edu/outreach/colloquium.php to register.

(August 5, 2014)
A pre-conference workshop on cognitive health disparities research and national policy will be given on November 5, at 2014 GSA conference in Washington DC. President Obama signed the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) into law in January of 2011. NAPA requires the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address NAPA's goals. This workshop will present up to date findings and address research and translational priorities highlighting the importance of growing ethnic and racial diversity for NAPA. Schedule and registration for this workshop are available at http://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/gsa14.

(July 30, 2014) IDEM Winter Program 2014/2015
The International Advanced Studies in Demography (IDEM) program invites applications for its winter semester 2014/15 courses at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. IDEM program includes advanced, intensive courses on Agent-based Modeling and Simulation, Probabilistic Population Projections, Spatial Demography, and Integral Projection Models. Courses will be held from late October 2014 to the end of January 2015. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/idem2014 for more information about this program.

(July 28, 2014) Call for Abstracts IAGG-ER 8th Congress, Dublin, April 23-26, 2015
The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress has a call for abstracts for its 2015 conference. This conference will take place in Dublin, Irland April 23-16, 2015. IAGG-ER 2015 welcomes abstracts on these topics: unlocking the demographic dividend, policy, design and environment, biology of ageing, gerontechnology, cultural gerontology, social gerontology, health and social care and psychology of ageing. Submission due dates are posted at http://www.iaggdublin2015.org/callforabstracts.html.

(July 18, 2014) Nobles and Hamoudi's Article on Daughters and Divorce
Jenna Nobles and Amar Hamoudi's article published in Demography examines stress, pregnancy and family composition. This paper uses the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79) to explore the dynamics contribute to children's gender and their parents' marriage. They demonstrate that certain processes occuring before birth play a critical role in marriage outcome. Please visit http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13524-014-0305-x to access this article, if your campus has a subscription to Demography.

(June 11, 2014) Palloni and Souza's Paper Received Demographic Research Editor's Choice Award
Demographic Research gave an Editor's Choice Award to Alberto Palloni and Laeticia Souza's paper titled "The fragility of the future and the tug of the past: Longevity in Latin America and the Caribbean". This paper computes the bounds for the size of the effects on old-age mortality of changes in cohorts' composition by examining their exposure to adverse early conditions. It calculates estimates for countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region that span the entire range of the post-1950 mortality decline. This article can be downloaded at http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol29/21/.

(May 21, 2014) Postdoctoral Vacancy in Lima, Peru
CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow. Recent PhDs in the fields of Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Biostatistics, Global Mental Health, Health Communications or Health Systems are invited to apply for this two-year full-time position in Lima, Peru. Requirements and job description can be found at http://ow.ly/wi7fm and an application form is available at http://goo.gl/KTCrRl. Application is due on May 30, 2014 (18hrs Lima time).

(May 14, 2014) Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) Funding Opportunity
The National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities (NIMHD) announces a funding opportunity for R01. This grant solicits innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. NIMHD intends to commit an estimated $3.0 million for 7-9 awards in FY 2015. Application due date is August 28, 2014. For details about this funding opportunity, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-14-004.html.

(April 29, 2014) Mentoring Workshop in Child Well-Being
The International Society for Child Indicators is accepting applications for a Mentoring Workshop in child well-being for recent PhDs and PhD students. This workshop will take place September 3-4 at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. Workshop participants can discuss their PhD projects with international experts in the fields of qualitative and quantitative research about children's well-being. Participants will receive a $500 stipend and their travel expenses will be reimbursed. Please send an abstract of 500 words to Robert Goerge (rgoerge@chapinhall.org) by June 15. Details about this workshop can be found at this site.

(April 28, 2014) International Conference on Aging in the Americas Call for Abstracts
A call for abstracts for the International Conference on Aging in Americas (ICAA) has been announced. This conference will be held September 23-25 at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This conference will focus on the social and economic demography of Hispanic aging, migration, and immigrant adaptation and Latino integration. Abstract submission is due on May 31, 2014. For details, please see this call for abstract. There will be a workshop for the Mexican Health and Aging (MHAS) data users on September 23 before the ICAA conference.

(April 11, 2014) Postdoctoral Position at CDHA
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has an immediate opening 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. 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: Alberto Palloni, 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 palloni@ssc.wisc.edu). Details about this announcement can be found at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/Post-DocPositionCDHA10-1-2014.pdf.

(April 11, 2014) CDHA Pilot Grant Competition
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces a pilot grant competition. Generally CDHA pilot funds can be used to support a research/project assistant or to provide limited summer support for faculty to develop a research topic that should lead to a future grant proposal to NIA. These pilots are allocated with the expectation that they will lead to the formulation of a larger project, and RO3, RO1 or other funding mechanisms. Please submit a 1-2 page proposal with a description of your research idea and what funding you are requesting by May 15th, 2014. Details about this pilot competition can be found at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/pilots-april-2014.pdf.

(April 3, 2014) UW-Madison Dissertation Grant Opportunity
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program at UW-Madison is sponsoring a campus-wide competition for Population Health Dissertation Grants for the academic year 2014-2015. Eligible students must be enrolled in any UW-Madison Ph.D. program and be working on a topic in the study of health and society. This grant aims to to encourage dissertations that include components of population health broadly defined in multiple determinants of health (e.g., biological, medical, behavioral, social, economic and environmental) and their important interactions over the life course for their impact on population health outcomes. Proposals are due on May 1, 2014. Please see this document for application insturctions.

(March 20, 2014) Doctoral Positions at INED in Paris
The Institut national d'átudes dámographiques (INED) and iPOPs Labex are offering grants for 11 doctoral students, selected via a competitive examination, for a period of one to three years. Students of all origins are invited to apply regardless their nationality, university, degree of thesis advancement (1st to 4th year) and discipline (demograpy, economics, epidemiology, geography, history, political science, sociology, etc.) Application deadline is May 14, 2014. More information about this position can be found at this site.

(March 12, 2014) NIA Butler-Williams Scholar Program
The 2014 Butler-Williams Scholars Program formerly known as Summer Institute on Aging Research will be held August 4-8 on NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. This program includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions. It is designed for investigators new to aging research with a focus on current issues, research methodologies, and funding opportunities. Applications are due on March 28, 2014. Please visit this website for more information.

(March 11, 2014) Post Doctoral Positions at Lund University in Sweden
The Center for Economic Demography (www.ed.lu.se) at Lund University is an interdisciplinary research unit in the School of Economics and Management. Most of its research is based on individual life-course histories linked to change and variation in social and economic policies and life circumstances. Applicants must have a completed (conditional at the time of employment) PhD in Demography, Economic History, Economics, Social Medicine, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics or in a related discipline. Application instructions are at this link. Application is due on April 15, 2014.

(February 18, 2014) Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research
The 22nd Annual Summer Training Course provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for 15-20 research scientists. This course is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle on June 14-19, 2014. Travel, accommodations, and meals are sponsored with funds from NIA and the Glenn Foundation. Application deadline is March 14, 2014. Details about this course are available at http://www.uwaging.org/STC.

(February 14, 2014) Demography in the Digital Age Conference Call for Proposals
Facebook will sponsor a conference on data collection in the digital age on August 15th, 2014. It is planned for the day before the American Sociological Association meetings in San Francesco. This conference aims to bring together faculty, graduate students, and industry professionals to share techniques related to data collection with the advent of social media and increased interconnectivity across the world. There are two formats of talks: presentations (20 minutes) and lightning talks (for 5 minutes). Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis from Friday, February 28th by a panel of industry and academic experts. Details about this call for proposals can be viewed at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/DemographyDigitalAge.pdf.

(February 6, 2014) Summer Research Fellowship on Hispanic Children and Families
In 2013, Child Trends and Abt Associates created the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center). Researches are conducted to improve the lives of Hispanics across three priority areas: (1) poverty reduction and self-sufficiency, (2) healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and (3) early care and education. The center is accepting applications for its inaugural summer research fellowship program in 2014. This 12-week program is open to those currently enrolled in an advanced graduate program (Master's, Ph.D., or ABD-all but dissertation) and will provide graduate students with the opportunity to carry out policy-research in an applied setting, and in ways that can impact both policy and programs serving Hispanic children and families. Applications are due on March 7th, 2014. More information about this fellowship is available at http://www.childtrends.org/careers/.

(January 23, 2014) IGSS Conference Call for Papers
The 5th annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences Conference issues a call for papers. IGSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado October 9-10, 2014. This conference will showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about the conference can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2014/. Paper submission is due on June 1st, 2014.

(January 14, 2014) Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Lausanne, Switzerland
University of Lausanne in Switzerland has an opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in 2014-2015. This position is in the field of comparative analysis of longitudinal data or in survey methodology in the Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences. Applicants should hold an academic degree in social sciences (Dr., Ph.D. or equivalent). They are expected to have survey and/or methodology research experience and a scientific publication record in the field. Applications are due on March 3, 2014. Details about this position is available at www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/UnilPostdocFellowship2014_15.pdf

(January 3, 2014) NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University
The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, a list of publications and contact information for 3 references. To apply, please go to http://jobs.princeton.edu. Screening of applicants will start on February 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

(January 3, 2014) Health Disparities Research Scholars Training Program at UW-Madison
The Center for Women's Health and Health Disparity Research at UW-Madsion is accepting applications for five postdoctoral scholars in its T32 Health Disparity Research Scholars (HDRS) Training Program. This interdisciplinary research training program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Eunice Kennedy Shiver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development. Application deadline is March 1, 2014. Visit http://obgyn.wisc.edu/CWHDR/HDRS/default.aspx to learn more about this position.

(January 3, 2014) SIPP Training Workshops at the University of Michigan
Two workshops on the Survey of Income and Program Particpation (SIPP) are scheculde on June 23-27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The introductory workshop will teach participants how to use the micro-data from SIPP and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SIPP-based research projects. An advanced workshop will introduce participants to the use of SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SSB-based research. The SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) is a Census Bureau data product that integrates person-level micro-data from a SIPP household survey with W-2 earnings and OASDI benefits data. Census has synthesized the data to preserve the underlying covariate relationships between variables while protecting respondent confidentiality. Unlike the original, administrative data, the SSB is publicly available. More inforamtion about these two workshops can be found at these two announcemnets: introductory workshop and SSB workshop.

(December 10, 2013) Postdoctoral Position at UT-Austin
The Population Research Center (PRC) at the University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2014. Applications will be screened starting on January 27, 2014. Interested applicans can send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to training@prc.utexas.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to training@prc.utexas.edu. All documents must be submitted electronically. Announcement for this position can be viewed at this site.

(December 6, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowship at NORC
The Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago are accepting appliations for two postdoctoral fellowships. The goal of these postdoctoral fellowships is to train recent doctoral recipients interested in the demographic and economic analysis of aging through the development of basic methodological tools, applied research, policy-making and analysis, and professional development. All application materials must be submitted by Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Please review this announcement flyer for application details.

(December 4, 2013) NBER Aging Program Fellowship Opportunities
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) are seeking applications to its aging program fellowships at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and junior faculty level for 2014-2015. Applications for post-doctoral positions are currently posted and are due on January 10, 2014. For more information, please visit this NBER website. Questions about any of the fellowships can be emailed to Janet Stein, Program Administrator at jbstein@nber.org.

(December 4, 2013) Stanford Workshop on Formal Demography
The Stanford Centers for Population Research and the Demography and Economics of Health & Aging will host a workshop on Formal Demography, March 24-25, 2014. The focus will be on formal demographic methods with applications to aging including mortality change and disparity, and probabilistic forecasts of mortality, fertility and population forecasts. To apply for the workshop, please email your CV and a one paragraph statement of research interest to Neesha Joseph at neesha.joseph@stanford.edu by Friday, January 10, 2014. An announcement flyer is available at this link.

(November 22, 2013) Postdoctoral Position at Penn State
The Population Research Institute (PRI) at the Pennsylvania State University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow in the NICHD-supported Family Demography and Individual Development training program, starting around August 15, 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, family studies, or a related social science discipline by the starting date. A strong background in quantitative analysis of social science data is desirable. A letter of application should include 1) a three-four page statement describing a) research interests and career plan, b) planned research during the postdoctoral period, c) proposed postdoctoral faculty mentor(s) at Penn State, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) examples of written work. An application letter and three letters of recommendation need to be separately sent to Angela Jordan (akj3@psu.edu). Announcement for this position can be viewed at this link. Information about the Population Research Institute research and training programs is available at www.pop.psu.edu.

(November 7, 2013) GSA Post-conference Workshop on Global Aging
A post-conference workshop on global aging is schecudle on Sunday, November 24 from 11:45 AM to 5 PM after GSA 2013 annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. This half day workshop focuses on transnational research and educational efforts conerning global aging and health. Topics include methodological issues in international research, funding opportunities for global aging reseach, examplars in cross-cultural education and using international datasets. Plese see this flyer for details.

(November 5, 2013) Postdoctoral Positions at Brown University
Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University has openings for postdoctoral positions starting on July 1, 2014. One position is for a Postdoctoral Research Associate and the other is for an NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow. Candidates for these positions must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline. NICHD-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow candidates must be United States Citizens, Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time of application. For more information, visit http://www.brown.edu/academics/population-studies/news/2013-10/postdoctoral-positions-available-pstc. Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

(October 18, 2013) RAND Summer Institute, 2014
The 21st annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 7-10, 2014. The RSI consists of two conferences, each addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 7-8) and a workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 9-10). Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For an online application, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html. Application deadline is March 21, 2014.

(October 15, 2013) Microbiome Meets Big Social Science
CDHA hosted an one-day microbiome workshop on September 20. A number of biologists and social scientists from UW-Madison represented at the workshop. Demographers and biologists can collaborate and explore the protenial in the intersection of population health and the human microbiome. The University of Wiconsin News recenlty published a nice story about this successful workshop. Webcasts from workshop presenters can be watched at http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite6/Catalog/Full/5e041f7db1654480a990568c000d79e121.

(September 30, 2013) PAA Executive Branch Policy Fellowship
The Population Association of America is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 term of Executive Branch Policy Fellowship. The goals of the fellowship are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientic knowledge about population in the formation of public policy; (2) to educate the scientic community about the development of public policy; and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between population scientists and federal policymakers. This fellowship provides researchers an exciting opportunity for using population science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy and work in a federal agency in Washington, DC. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2013. Visit this site, http://www.populationassociation.org/government-affairs/paa-fellowship/ for more information.

(September 12, 2013) Postdoctoral Positions at INED and SAGE in France
The call for application for the Fernand Braudel post-doc programme is now open. Among the different grants that are offered, two are proposed within the framework of the iPOPs project, which brings together the French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and its main partners in demography in France. More informaiton can be found at www.msh-paris.fr/recherche/bourses-de-recherche-post-doctorales/bourses-fernand-braudel-ifer/appel-septembre-2013/ and ipops.site.ined.fr/fr/formation_et_recrutement/post_doctorants.

(September 10, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard Population Center
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (Harvard Pop Ctr) announces calls for applications for three postdoctoral fellowship programs all to begin in 2014. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars can be applied at https://www.hsscholars.org/. Its applicaton due date is September 20, 2013. The David E. Bell Fellowship provides opportunities for research and leadership training in the field of population and development. For information and application procedures, visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/bell-fellowship/. The Mortimer Spiegelman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Demographic Studies is open to researchers and practitioners in the field of demography and population studies. Program and application details can be found at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/training/mortimer-spiegelman-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-demographic-studies/. Application deadline for Bell and Spiegelman fellowships is Monday, December 2, 2013.

(September 10, 2013) Pre-conference Workshop on Minority Aging Research at GSA
A pre-conference workshop on minority aging research will be given on Novermber 20, 2013 at 2013 GSA conference in New Orleans, LA. Participants can learn NIH-NIA training priorities, programs and funding opportunities, community-based approaches to minority aging research and best practices to engage communities in minority health disparities research. To register for this workshop, visit http://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/gsa13

(August 12, 2013) Exploring the Microbiome in Population Health and Social Research
CDHA will host an one-day microbiome workshop in Room 8417 Sewell Social Science Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on September 20. Microbiota play a significant, yet largely unexplored, role in human physiology, development and growth, and individual and social behavior. Current microbiome research primarily uses animal models and small samples to examine the coevolution of microbiota and hosts, mechanisms through which the microbiota influence host immunity, the interrelation of microbiota and hormonal regulation, interactions between microbiota, gene expression and environment and, importantly, the effects of composition and changes in microbiota early in life on health status and risks across the life course. Despite its potentially large effects on health outcomes and health related behaviors, demographers and epidemiologists engaged in research on population health remain on the sidelines. This workshop is designed to offer an opportunity to a small group of biologists, epidemiologists, and population and social scientists to learn about the status of current microbiome research, to assess the most promising avenues of future research, to explore the potential of current and future population based studies as vehicles to collect information on the microbiome, and to explore research collaborations across disciplines. Speakers and topics for this workshop can be viewed in this agenda.

(August 7, 2013) SOEP Workshop
The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) workshop will be held on September 17 and 18, 2013, at the University of Bamberg. Participants will gain a broad, well-grounded understanding of how to work with the SOEP data. In addition to providing an overview of the structure and possibilities for analysis offered by the SOEP, the workshop will focus on questions about the sample and weighting, international comparisons based on the SOEP, and intergenerational analysis. Participation is free of charge. For more information, please visit .

(August 7, 2013) 238 Integrated Census Sampleas Available at IPUMS International
238 integrated census samples representing 74 countries and totaling over 500 million person records are now available at no cost to IUSSP members and other researchers at http://www.ipums.org/international. These integrated samples facilitate comparative research on the demographic, economic, and social characteristics of individuals in their household context.

(August 2, 2013) NIH Transformative Research Project Grant (R01)
Through the NIH Common Fund, the National Institutes of Health invite transformative Research Project Grant (R01) applications from scientists or group of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. Details about this funding can be found at this site, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-008.html. A Letter of Intent is due on September 4, 2013 and Application is due on October 4, 2013.

(August 2, 2013)NICHD Program Project Grant (P01)
This funding opportunity issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program project grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health or functioning of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations. For more information about this grant, please visit this site, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-257.html.

(August 2, 2013)NIA Program Project Applications (P01)
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for Program Project Grant (P01) awards in areas of genetic, biological, neuroscientific, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. For more information about this grant, please visit this site, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-258.html.

(August 1, 2013) Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) Funding Opportunity
The National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities announces a funding opportunity for R01. This grant solicits innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. A letter of intent is due on October 19 and application due date is November 19, 2013. For details about this funding opportunity, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-13-006.html.

(July 26, 2013) WLS Pilot Grant Workshop
WLS pilot grant workshop will be held on August 1st and 2nd in Room 8417 William H. Sewell Social Science Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The workshop on August 1st provides an overview of the WLS and attendees can learn how to use the WLS data. If you are interested in attending the workshop on August 1st, please email Carol Roan (roan@ssc.wisc.edu). The presentations on August 2nd are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the WLS and its current research projects. Topics and speakers for this workshop can be found at this agenda.

(July 12, 2013) ICAA Conference in Austin TX
The 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA) will be held at the University of Texas in Austin September 17-19. Online registration for ICAA is now open at http://caa-icaa.org/. ICAA aims at utilizing research to augment knowledge about dimensions of healthful aging for people of Hispanic and Latin American descent and fostering emerging scholars in the field as this topic rapidly develops as a major policy and national budget issue.

(July 5, 2013) National Academies Policy Fellowship Call for Applications
The National Academies are accepting applications for the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. This program provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Applications for the January 2014 session are now available. Deadline for applications is September 5, 2013. For more information, please visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm.

(June 28, 2013) NIH Grants on Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (R01)
Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are widely believed to impose great economic costs on society, but the magnitude of those costs is unclear. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation. For details about this grant, please visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-255.html.

(May 29, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Queensland, Australia
The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is inviting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships, starting in 2014. Applicants in the disciplines of Criminology, Demography, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology and Statistics and with experience and expertise in survey methods, social statistics, analysis of longitudinal and/or multilevel data, randomized field experiments or research translation are encouraged to apply. Details about this position is available at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/PostDocatQueensland.pdf. Application is due on June 12, 2013.

(May 21, 2013) Proposal Invitation for NSHAP W2 Early Results Conference
The National Social Life Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) invites researchers to submit papers using NSHAP data for a conference on September 11 and 12. This conference is funded by NIA. Submission deadline is June 17, 2013. NSHAP data is available from the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging.Data access requires human subjects approval. For proposal format and submission requirements, please contact Henning-Sara@norc.org. Announcement for proposal invitation can ve viewed at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/NSHAP.pdf

(May 10, 2013) Fellowship Opportunities at the University of Chicago
The Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago offers postdoctoral fellowships, predoctoral fellowships and predoctoral affiliate positions in 2013-2014. These positions are supported by the National Institute of Aging (P30 AG012857) grant. Application deadline is May 28, 2013. For more information, please check out these announcments: CoA-NIA-Postdoc-Flyer-2013-2014.pdf, CoA-NIA-Predoc-Flyer-2013-2014.pdf and CoA-NIA-Affiliate-Flyer-2013-2014.pdf. Application materials should be sent to:
Jennifer Hanis-Martin (Hanis-Jen@norc.org)
Assistant Director of Training
Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging
THe University of Chicago
1155 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

(May 8, 2013) Summer Institute on Ageing in Venice
The Venice International University is hosting its first Summer Institute on Ageing. It will take place on June 7-13 in San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy. Deadline for registration is May 28. Information about this summer institute is available at www.univiu.org/shss/seminars-summer-schools/ageing-institute

(May 7, 2013) 2013 NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference
This 8th NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference will be held October 6-8, 2013 on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH will invite ninety advanced graduate students (individuals who received or will receive their doctoral degrees between March 2013 and the end of October 2014) of any nationality who are currently studying in the U.S. to this two-day conference. They will be introduced to the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) to share their science and meet with NIH scientists. More information about this conference is at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ngsrc. Interested graduate students must apply online to be considered for participation. Deadline for receipt of applications is June 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm (EDT). Letters of recommendation must be received by June 22.

(March 14, 2013) Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host its 31st Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Baltimore, Maryland, June 10-28, 2013. Forty five courses in epidemiology and biostatistics are offered to help researchers develop an understanding of the principles, methodologic strategies and practical aspects of epidemiological research. Details about these courses and fees are available at this site: http://bit.ly/10Owi42.

(March 12, 2013) Postdoctoral Research Fellows at MPIDR
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work on agent-based modeling (ABM) of international migration. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. A letter outlining research agenda in the upcoming two years, a CV, a list of publications, and the contact details of 3 persons who can be contacted for references should be sent to Dr. Frans Willekens at migrationabm@demogr.mpg.de by April 22. 2013. More information about these positions can be found at this site.

(March 12, 2013) NHATS Sensitive Data Available
The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) Round 1 Sensitive Data files are available for download. Information on how to apply for access to these sensitive data can be found at http://www.nhatsdata.org/ResDataFiles.aspx NHATS Sensitive Data files include the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC), Sample Person (SP) Sensitive Demographic Round 1 file, and Other Person (OP) Sensitive Demographic Round 1 file. Data are available in both SAS and STATA formats. NHATS is a new national study of functioning in later life. NHATS, http://www.nhats.org/ provides a basis for understanding trends and trajectories in late-life functioning, how these differ for various population subgroups, and the economic and social consequences of aging and disability for individuals, families, and society.

(March 4, 2013) IGSS Conference Call for Papers
The 4th annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences Conference issues a call for papers. IGSS will be held in Boulder, Colorado, October 10-12, 2013. This conference will showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about the conference can be found here: http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2013/. Paper submission is due on June 1st, 2013.

(February 28, 2013) Stanford Workshop in Biodemography
This invitation-only workshop on biodemography will be held from May 6 to May 8, 2013 at Stanford University. Topics are mortality disparity (patterns, causes, change); genes and aging (expression data, GWAS and SNPS, EWAS); quantitative traits, environments, and variation; and evolutionary data and theory. Advanced students/postdocs/junior faculty are invited to apply for this workshop. Please send a one-page CV and short statement explaining your interests, no later than March 22, 2013, via email to neesha.joseph@stanford.edu. For more information, please visit this site, https://iriss.stanford.edu/scpr/activities.

(February 27, 2013) Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop
The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held July 8-10, 2013, at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City . The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. The 2013 workshop will include a specialized panel on how the data can be used to examine the effects of the Great Recession on urban families. The online application and additional information about this workshop are available at http://cupop.columbia.edu/research/signature-research-areas/fragile-families-data-workshops.Application deadline is March 22, 2013.

(February 26, 2013) LAHDD Workshop in Ann Arbor Michigan
Longitudinal Analysis of Historical Demographic Data Workshop is supported by an NICHD Science Education Partnership Award and the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. This 4-week course will be held from July 22-August 16, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Travel grants of from $500 to $2,000 will be awarded to most participants. Applications are due on May 3. For more information, visit this website, http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/historical-demography.jsp.

(February 15, 2013) RAND Summer Institute, 2013
The 20th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 8-11, 2013. The RSI consists of two conferences, each addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 8-9) and a workshop on the Demography, Economics , psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 10-11). Check out this announcement. For an online application, visit http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi/. Application deadline is March 22, 2013.

(February 14, 2013) Post-doctoral Position at INED
A postdoctoral position for research on population issues is available at the French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) in Paris. Application deadline is March 15, 2013. More information about this position can be found at this site, http://www.ined.fr/en/current_research/junior_reseachers/call_applications/.

(January 22, 2013) Health Disparity Postdoc at UW-Madison
Mentored post-doctoral training program in health disparities research is funded through the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training Grant (T32). This post-doctoral program provides year-long support for training in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority mothers, infants, children and their families. For details about this training program, visit http://obgyn.wisc.edu/CWHDR/. Application deadline is April 1, 2013.

(January 18, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowship at CDHA
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has an immediate opening 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. 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: Alberto Palloni, Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 or e-mail to palloni@ssc.wisc.edu. Details about this announcement is at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha-preview/docs/post-doc-ad-october-2012.pdf.

(January 18, 2013) Luxembourg Income Study Introductory Summer Workshop
The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop will be held in Luxembourg from June 30 to July 7, 2013 at the University of Luxembourg campus. Researchers in the social sciences will be introduced to comparative research in income distribution, employment and social policy using the LIS database. LIS is the largest available database of harmonised income microdata collected over decades. Information about this workshop is available at this website, http://www.lisdatacenter.org/news-and-events/lis-introductory-summer-workshop/. Application deadline is March 15, 2013.

(January 15, 2013) Postdoctoral Positions in Trento, Italy
The Bruno Kessler Foundation, Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies in Trento, Italy has two postdoctoral positions: one in the evaluation of welfare policies and one in the evaluation of labor policies. To apply for the post, please send detailed CV in pdf format including a list of publications, statement of research interests and the names of two referees to jobs@fbk.eu. Emails should have reference code IRVAPP_2013ewp for evaluation on welfare policies and IRVAPP_2013elp for evaluation of labor policies. Due date for appliations is February 14, 2013. For more information about these two positions, check out these two documents: Call_IRVAPP_2013_R_ewp.pdf and Call_IRVAPP_2013_R_elp.pdf.

(January 15, 2013) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is accepting applications for its one year postdoctoral fellowships in the economics and demography of aging. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in a related discipline (or expect to receive a Ph.D. by September 2013). Experience of field work is desirable. Interested applicants should submit complete applications including a cover letter, a statement of their personal research plans, a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (with course work grades), and a sample of published or unpublished work (journal length article) to Maria Joy (mjoy@hsph.harvard.edu). More information about these fellowships can be found at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/pgda/funding/2009postdoc.html. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.

(January 10, 2013) U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
CDHA Director, Alberto Palloni served in a panel of experts and their work was recently published in the study, "U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health". This study has received extensive media coverage in The New York Times, USA Today, and National Public Radio among other outlets. Alberto Palloni and graduate student Jay Yonker gathered and analyzed the information in Chapter 2 and wrote sections on health status across the life cycle. This study can be downloaded at this National Academy Press site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CPOP/US_Health_in_International_Perspective/index.htm.

(January 7, 2013)Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University
This position is to provide rigorous training in population sciences. This program focuses on five areas: social, medical, and economic demography of aging; population health and health disparities; child and human development; family demography; and social and economic inequality. There is no requirement that applicants be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and samples of research writings electronically to Administrative Director, Heather Tipaldos (heather.tipaldos@duke.edu). For details about this position, please see this announcement, http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/dukepostdoc2013.pdf. Applications are due on February 10, 2013.

(January 3, 2013) IPUMS Research Award
Minnesota Population Center is accepting entries for its fifth annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA/CPS, IPUMS-International, or IHIS to study social, economic, and/or demographic processes. Cash prizes will be awarded for best published work and best work by a graduate student, published or unpublished. Deadline for nomination or submission is February 15, 2013. Please go to: http://award.pop.umn.edu/2012 to submit your work.

(December 19, 2012) Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Michigan
The Population Studies Center (PSC) of the University of Michigan has openings for postdoctoral fellows sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. These Positions will start on or about September 1, 2013. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. before fellowship support can begin. Screening of applications will begin on January 14, 2013 and will continue until positions are filled. Please visit this site, http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/training/postdoc.html for more information.

(December 14, 2012) Postdoctoral Position at UT-Austin
The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin has one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2013. Interested applicants, please send a letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals, CV, examples of written work and three letters of recommendation to training@prc.utexas.edu. Details about this position is at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/training-and-fellowships/postdoctoral.php

(December 14, 2012) Brown International Advanced Research Institute
Brown University (in Providence, RI, USA) will host an international residential institute from June 8-22, 2013. This summer institute is designed to enhance the scholarship, research, methodological skills, training, and networks of early-career social scientists from less developed countries. To apply for BIARI 2013, please visit https://secure.brown.edu/biari/home.