Announcements and News

(March 19, 2018) Harmonized HRS Data Released
The Health and Retirment Study (HRS) has recently released a harmonized version A dataset using data from Wave 1 through Wave 12. It includes demographic, health, physical measurement, and functional limitations variables. The Harmonized HRS is available for direct download in Stata, SAS, and SPSS format. Visit HRS Data Products page to access this dataset. Users first need to register at HRS website and agree to the Conditions of Use before they can access HRS public release data.

(February 26, 2018) 2018 Butler-Williams Scholars Program
The Butler-Williams Scholars Program will be held in Bethesda, Maryland from July 30 to August 3. It provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers to gain insight about research on aging. Qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.). Only applicants working in the field of aging or actively considering this research field will be considered. Please complete and submit this application form by March 23, 2018.

(February 8, 2018) 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 2018-2019. CDHA seeks to vary priorities across funding cycles to ensure that funding is channeled in a balanced way to CDHA core areas: aging and the life course, determinants of disparities, comparative international studies of population aging, social and economic aspects of aging, and biodemography. Please submit a 1-2 page proposal with a description of your research idea and what funding you are requesting to Janet Clear ( by March 1, 2018. Details about CDHA pilot competition can be found at this announcement.

(January 12, 2018) PRB U.S. Policy Communication Training Program
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its 2018-2019 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 the U.S. academic institutions. Deadline for applying is February 16, 2018. Details about this program can be found on this site.

DEVSEC 2018 call for Submission (January 8, 2018)
DEVSEC: Conference on the Use of Secondary and Open Source Data in Developmental Science will be held in Phoenix, Azirona October 4-6. This conference will highlight research using secondary sources of data and provide an opportunity for researchers to address their own developmental questions. For details about this conference, visit Submission deadline is February 15, 2018.