Announcements and News

Genomics for Social Scientists Workshop, Summer 2018 (November 17, 2017)
This NIA funded workshop is hosted by the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. It is designed for researchers who have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but can benefit from genetic or biological training. Researchers will work at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model. Details about this workshop are available at Applications due on January 12, 2018.

NBER Fellowship Opportunities (November 14, 2017)
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) are seeking applications to three fellowships at the post-doctoral and junior faculty level for 2018-2019 and beyond. Research areas are aging and health, disability policy and economics of an aging workforce. Applications are due on Decemer 3, 2017. For more information, please visit this NBER website. Questions about any of the fellowships can be emailed to Janet Stein, Program Administrator at Applications are due on December 3, 2017.

Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Programs Accept Applications (October 25, 2017)
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2018 Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Programs, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The submission deadline for both programs is January 31, 2018. Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior scholars or senior scholars in research on retirement income and policy. Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects. For more information about this grant, please visit this website. Dissertation Fellowships support doctoral candidates studying retirement income and policy. Up to three fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded. Proposal guidelines are available online. Both programs are open to scholars in all disciplines.

Postdoc Training Opportunities at Harvard (October 5, 2017)
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 8, 2017. 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 The Sloan Fellowship is a training program addressing the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation. To learn more about the Sloan Fellowship, please visit

(October 4, 2017) CDHA Postdoctoral Position Available September 1, 2018
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. Recent PhDs in sociology, economics, population health sciences, epidemiology and public health are invited to apply for this fellowship. Details about this announcement can be found at The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2018.

(September 21, 2017) RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in 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, 2018. For details, please visit