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  • Courses | DuPRI
    health inequalities and public policy population change growth and decline fertility change and patterns population health and disease patterns mortality and causes of death population movements PUBPOL 590 Survey Methods Survey methods and practice draw on statistics psychology sociology computer science and economics This course introduces the student to principles of survey design and to practical issues in execution across different types of population PUBPOL 604 Policy Evaluation with Data This course reviews the basic statistical methods of inferring the causal impact of public policy initiatives on social outcomes Topics include randomized controlled trials instrumental variable analysis regression discontinuity designs difference in difference natural experiments and propensity score nearest neighbor matching methods SOCIOL 690S Ethnographic Field Methods This graduate level course explores the theory and the method of ethnography through critiques and class discussions of exemplar ethnographies The heart of the course is practice in learning how to do field work write good field notes and analyze data SOCIOL 726S Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis This course covers the life table and stationary population models method of estimation of life tables multiple decrement and increment decrement life tables the stable population model model age schedules for mortality nuptiality fertility and migration survival analysis and hazard regression models the random walk life table model and its extensions and applications of computer packages for demographic analysis Elective Courses ECON 881 Empirical Method in Development This one semester course discusses emerging issues in the micro economics of population and development The course draws on theoretical models to develop scientific hypotheses about important questions in the field and proceeds to discuss how one might subject those hypotheses to empirical testing ECON 901 International Population Health and Development This workshop covers emerging issues in international population health and development including individual and family behavior in developing countries poverty inequality human and financial capital and health of populations across the globe PUBPOL 527S Poverty Inequality and Public Policy in the U S This course examines the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States and reviews the major social policies used to combat poverty s ill effects The course will begin by acquainting students with the definition and extent of poverty in the United States situating the discussion in the larger context of American inequality PUBPOL 608S Economics of the Family At least as much as any other institution families can distribute resources among their members across time and space spread risk and foster cooperation In this seminar we will examine some of the ways that extended families function as economic institutions and how the institution of the family interacts with other more formal institutions to affect policy outcomes PUBPOL 633 Population Health and Policy This course covers the substantive findings and policies policy debates around key selected topics in population and health today in industrialized and developing societies Demographic models are used to understand frame define and evaluate these topics PUBPOL 644S Poverty Inequality and Health This seminar examines the impact of

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  • Research Development Workshops | DuPRI
    meets biweekly in the two months before NIH application deadlines and is led by Director Angela O Rand The workshop gathers the set of scholars submitting during a funding cycle and provides mechanisms for them to help each other while they are developing their own proposals The most important aspect of the workshop is the collective and multidisciplinary nature of the discussions During the workshop scholars bring proposals in development

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  • DuPRI Conference Support | DuPRI
    the 2016 meeting will be 650 DuPRI will provide an amount up to the MAN that is not provided by the Graduate School and the home department for students on the PAA Program for students attending but not on the program DuPRI will provide an amount up to 325 of the MAN that is not provided by the home department The following are conditions for DuPRI funding The purpose of this postdoctoral research training program sponsored by a T32 training grant from the National Institute on Aging is to provide rigorous training in the general fields of social medical and economic Demography of Aging The program focuses on five substantive areas If you qualify for Graduate School Travel Funding you must apply to use this 525 of funding to attend PAA in order to qualify for DuPRI funding Students who are on the conference program and who have passed qualifying exams qualify for Graduate School Travel Funding You must apply for Graduate School Funding prior to travel your application must be accompanied by a brief letter of intent and must be signed by your Director of Graduate Studies If you qualify for Departmental Funding you must apply to use this funding to attend PAA in order to qualify for DuPRI funding All departments provide 250 in funding for students who a receive Graduate School Travel Funding and b have not already received departmental funding earlier in the academic year Departments vary on whether they support students who do not qualify for Graduate School Travel Funding specifically whether they will pay for students who have not passed qualifiers or who are not on the program Check with your department for their travel funding policies You must regularly attend the weekly DuPRI Seminar Series to qualify for DuPRI conference support Here are

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  • Jobs & Fellowships | DuPRI
    Sweeney Graduate Internship in Disability Policy provide talented students with a substantive learning experience by equipping them with the skills necessary to become contributors and future leaders in the field of social insurance Internship Details Time commitment Full time for 12 weeks beginning in May June to Aug Sept 2014 Exact start dates are flexible Application deadline March 1 2014 All application materials must be received by this date to be considered Location Washington DC Honorarium 3 500 stipend to offset living expenses Students can also receive academic credit For more information visit NASI s website www nasi org and our Student Opportunities page You can also contact us at internships nasi org or at 202 452 8097 Click here for the flyer 02 26 2014 Researchers at the Centre for Time Use Research Department of Sociology Application Deadline 02 26 2014 The Centre for Time Use Research Department of Sociology seeks enthusiastic researchers to work collecting and archiving national level time use diary surveys This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the study of time use at the University of Oxford Applications including a covering letter CV and the names of three referees should be submitted by 12 00 noon on 26 February 2014 Click here to go to the position description 02 24 2014 Director of Census Data Center and Open Rank Professor South Dakota State University Department of Sociology is looking for a Director of Census Data Center and Open Rank Professor For additional information on this position including how to apply visit the ASA Job Bank here Psychological or Behavioral Scientist The Individual Behavioral Processes Branch IBP in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research BSR of the National Institute on Aging NIA is recruiting a dynamic and experienced psychological or behavioral scientist with academic training and expertise related to behavioral medicine mechanisms of behavior change and the design and conduct of behavioral and or community interventions For more information contact Farheen Akbar A formal position announcement will be posted on www usajobs gov and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered Please check that website regularly through March for updated postings as positions are only open for 10 days 02 23 2014 Economist Demographer to Run Extramural Program Application Deadline 02 18 2014 NICHD Population Dynamics Branch Several NIH Institutes are hiring through this global announcement For the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch position expertise and experience in one or more of the following health health related research areas is required Economics Labor economics Population economics Demography Social demography If you plan to apply please notify PDB Branch Chief Rebecca Clark rclark mail nih gov by email no later than Tuesday February 18 2014 9 00am ET Information on the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch Information on NICHD Population Dynamics Branch http www nichd nih gov about org der branches pdb Pages overview aspx Information on Population Economics Program http www nichd nih gov about org der branches pdb programs Pages population economics aspx What is an NIH Program Official Program Officer PO A Program Official or Officer is the NIH official responsible for the programmatic scientific and or technical aspects of a grant http grants nih gov grants glossary htm Responsibilities of the Program Official o Manages scientific research portfolio of grants contracts and cooperative agreements o Identifies opportunities and needs of science specific to an Institute s mission o Stimulates interest in scientific areas of emphasis for each Institute o Communicates program priorities through Funding Opportunity Announcements FOAs such as Program Announcements PAs and Requests for Applications RFAs See Working with NIH Program Officials PreAward PostAward http grants nih gov grants regionalseminars WashingtonDC 2012 docs presentations Working 20with 20NIH 20Program 20Officials 20PreAward PostAward 20 20June 202012 pptx Staff details for NICHD Population Dynamics Branch Program Officials Regina Bures Roz King Susan Newcomer Other sources of information about Program Officials Role of the Program Director Program Officer Should I Contact a Program Officer Before I Apply http nexus od nih gov all 2011 06 29 should i contact a program officer before i apply Click here to go to the posting Health Science Administrator NICHD Office of Global Health OGH The NICHD Office of Global Health OGH position requires expertise and experience in one or more of the following health health related research areas Global health Infectious disease Maternal and child health Nutrition Family planning and reproductive health Social and behavioral sciences Family planning and reproductive health Developmental disabilities Human development and behavior Global health policy Interested individuals should contact the Director in the Office of Global Health Dr Vesna Kutlesic Click here to go to the job announcement NOTE The same job announcement NIH GR DE 14 1037970 is being used for both the OGH position and the NICHD Population Dynamics position in population economics The expertise required for the OGH and PDB positions differ but overlap Individuals interested in either position should apply through NIH GR DE 14 1037970 Only one application for NIH GR DE 14 1037970 is permitted but applicants may be considered for both positions if they qualify 02 15 2014 2014 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Princeton University The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral fellowship Candidates must have completed an MD or a PhD in demography sociology statistics or other relevant field prior to the start of the appointment Applicants for this NIH fellowship must be U S citizens or permanent residents Appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding and a start date of September 2014 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 Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations Postdoctoral Research Associates at Brown University Brown University announces a likely opening for one or more Postdoctoral Research Associates that may be of interest to social demographers and human geographers The starting date is flexible but could be as early as June 1 2014 The initial appointment will be for a one year term that may be renewed for a second year Candidates with a Ph D in hand are preferred but those near completion of their dissertation may be considered The initial deadline for applications is February 15 2014 but will remain open after that until the position is filled 02 04 2014 NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at NORC at the University of Chicago With support from the National Institute of Aging P30 AG012857 the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at NORC at University of Chicago offers 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 Deadline to Apply February 4 2014 Read Brochure Here 02 01 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship Cornell Population Center Description The Cornell Population Center CPC invites applicants for the Frank H T Rhodes Post doctoral Fellowship The start date for the position will be August 15 2014 and will be funded for 2 years subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation Selection will be based on scholarly potential ability to work in multi disciplinary settings and the support of a faculty mentor and CPC affiliate at Cornell who will work closely with the post doctoral associate Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC s four main foci families children health behaviors disparities poverty inequality and immigration diversity Especially encouraged are applications from candidates whose research has significance for those countries on which the fellowship s funder focuses the United States the Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland Vietnam South Africa and Bermuda The Frank H T Rhodes Fellowships stand as a testament to the profound difference Frank Rhodes has made at Cornell by furthering scholarship and research in areas related to poverty alleviation support for the elderly and disadvantaged children and youth public health and human rights The postdoctoral program is designed to provide support through collaborations with faculty and to assist new scholars in launching their own programs of research Postdoctoral Associates devote most of their time to independent research but are expected to be involved in CPC institution building activities as well The postdoctoral associate will have access to the full range of university resources and receive an annual salary of 50 000 plus benefits and a modest research travel account Applications must include a letter of application b curriculum vita c a statement proposing both an individual research project and how the candidate will engage with a CPC faculty affiliate s on going research d examples of written work e a letter from a CPC faculty affiliate agreeing to mentor the candidate and d three letters of recommendation These materials must be submitted online by clicking here For questions contact Erin Oates Qualifications Applicants must have a Ph D in economics sociology public health public policy or another related social science discipline by August 15 2014 Screening of applications begins February 1 2014 and will continue until the position is filled 01 17 2014 Scholar The Migration and Ethnic Relations to the University of Western Ontario in Canada The Migration and Ethnic Relations to the University of Western Ontario in Canada is recruiting a scholar within 10 years of Ph D and the Faculty of Social Science at Western University invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations Please refer to the CRC website for detailed information about the Program Review of applications will commence on January 17 2014 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled Please contact Andrew Nelson for questions regarding application 01 15 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow in the NICHD supported Family Demography and Individual Development Training Program The Population Research Institute PRI at The Pennsylvania State University anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the NICHD supported Family Demography and Individual Development training program starting on or about August 15 2014 Screening of applications will begin on January 15 2014 and continue until the position is filled Contact Angela Jordan for more information RAND Summer Associates Program SOCIOLOGY DEMOGRAPHY The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis For over 65 years decision makers in the public and private sectors have turned to RAND for objective analysis and effective solutions that address the issues that matter most such as health education national security international affairs law and business and the environment Our research is commissioned by a global clientele that includes government agencies foundations and private sector firms Headquartered in Santa Monica California RAND has approximately 1 700 people from more than 50 countries working in offices in North America Europe and the Middle East with research organized across ten units and annual revenues of more than 250 million Position Description RAND s Summer Associate Program introduces outstanding graduate students in sociology and demography or related fields to the RAND Corporation an institution that conducts research on a wide range of domestic and international social policy issues as well as national security problems To learn more about economics at RAND visit http www rand org sociology Multiple positions open Summer Associates experience the following at RAND Typically work at RAND for a 12 week period during the summer Receive a stipend during their tenure with RAND Conduct research that can be completed during their time at RAND and present the results of this research to the RAND community via a 60 minute briefing at the end of their three month tenure Are closely mentored by one to two established RAND researchers May be located in Santa Monica CA Washington D C Pittsburgh PA or Boston MA depending on the match with mentors Are encouraged to network and interact with other researchers outside of their primary mentorship team and area of expertise Are invited to attend a number of seminars from researchers both within and outside of RAND Qualifications The position is designed for full time doctoral students in sociology demography or a related field who 1 have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate or professional degree e g law or medical degree and 2 are within two years of completion of this doctorate or degree A keen interest in working on applied policy oriented research questions is necessary Applicants are strongly encouraged to explore RAND s website www rand org for details on RAND s ongoing research portfolio Unfortunately we do not know in advance which projects may require Summer Associates Additional qualifications required Excellent analytic skills Proven ability in quantitative and or qualitative research methods Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English both orally and in writing Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi disciplinary team Strong commitment to RAND s core values of quality and objectivity Proof of legal right to work in the United States is required upon hire U S Citizenship is not necessary except for positions that require a U S government security clearance The program is not open to 1 undergraduates 2 students graduating prior to the summer of employment 3 post doctoral fellows or 4 master s degree students Specializations of Interest Child development Demography Family sociology Human resources and training Immigration Labor relations and markets Medical sociology Military sociology Organizational behavior Poverty and welfare Sociology of education Social inequality and stratification Particular methodological areas of interest include network analysis and multi level modeling Competitive candidates should have training in and experience with mixed quantitative and qualitative methods and be familiar with systematic data collection and analysis techniques Experience with software such as STATA SAS SPSS HLM Mplus ATLAS ti or Nvivo is also useful Location Santa Monica CA Washington D C Pittsburgh PA Boston MA Applications received by January 15 2014 will be given full consideration See also RAND Summer Associates programs in Statistics Psychology Economics and Policy Research Visit http www rand org jobs html Survey Statistician Social Scientist or Health Scientist for a Health Disparities Service Fellowship Application Deadline 01 15 2014 The CDC National Center for Health Statistics NCHS located in Hyattsville Maryland in conjunction with the DHHS Office of Minority Health OMH seeks a Survey Statistician Social Scientist or Health Scientist for a Health Disparities Service Fellowship in the Office of the Center Director NCHS Applications will be accepted through January 15 2014 See website for application information Inquiries or questions regarding this Fellowship can be directed to Dr Virginia S Cain or 301 458 4500 http www cdc gov nchs 01 13 2014 Director of Census Data Center and Open Rank Professor South Dakota State University Department of Sociology is looking for a DIRECTOR OF CENSUS DATA CENTER AND OPEN RANK PROFESSOR For additional information on this position including how to apply visit the ASA Job Bank Research Fellows Research Associates to Work on the Terra Populus and Historical Census Projects The Minnesota Population Center has multiple job openings including Research Fellows Research Associates to work on the Terra Populus and Historical Census projects To obtain more information and download position announcements please visit our website Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwarerstand in South Africa Needed Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwarerstand in South Africa The Programme seeks to appoint a senior lecturer or lecturer depending on qualifications and experience for 3 years in the first instance beginning in January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter Enquiries to Clifford Odimegwu OR Shahid Vawda Application Full CV certified copies of all academic transcripts letter of motivation two writing samples three confidential referee reports submitted directly by referees Submit electronic or hard copies to Julia Mamabolo 01 01 2014 Advanced Assistant to Associate Level Professor University of Texas Medical Branch The Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch is recruiting an advanced Assistant to Associate level Professor to play an active role in teaching and mentoring doctoral students and post doctoral fellows conducting and publishing health services and population health science research and obtaining external funding for research or training programs A review of applications will begin January 1 2014 with an anticipated start date of September 1 2014 2013 12 15 2013 Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor UCLA Department of Sociology for Fall 2014 The UCLA Department of Sociology invites applications for two positions at either the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure starting in Fall 2014 These documents and information will be accepted via the UC Recruit website beginning November 15 2013 Reviews of submitted applications will commence December 15 2013 continuing until the position is filled PAA is Now Accepting Fellowship Applications for the 2014 2015 Term Application Deadline 12 15 2013 The deadline to apply is December 15 2013 This fellowship is open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to population research Both early and mid career professionals are encouraged to apply Please email any questions to Juliane Baron 12 02 2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Application Deadline 12 02 2013 The David E Bell Fellowship provides opportunities for research and leadership training in a flexible 1 or 2 year non degree program for researchers and practitioners in the field of population and development Two Bell Fellows will be selected for 2014 For information and application procedures visit here The application deadline is Monday December 2 2013 The Mortimer Spiegelman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Demographic Studies is open to researchers and practitioners in the

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  • Brady Education Foundation - Research & Program Evaluations in Early Education | DuPRI
    Events In the Media Announcements Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Resources Funding Opportunities Brady Education Foundation Research Program Evaluations in Early Education Brady Education Foundation Research Program Evaluations in Early Education Submitted by drupaladmin on May 29 2015 3 39pm Deadlines Aug 15 2015 Dec 15 2015 Apr 15 2016 Numerical value 400 000 The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the achievement gap for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty The Foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of research and program evaluations in education The Foundation funds two types of projects 1 Evaluations of existing model programs 2 Innovative research on model development including both efficacy and effectiveness studies The Foundation favors 1 Projects that bring researchers and service providers together to prove and improve the effectiveness of early care and education environments for children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty 2 Projects that leverage other funds 3 Projects with the potential to inform or guide policy of funding decisions 4 Projects that structure time for researchers

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  • William T. Grant Foundation - Research Grants | DuPRI
    by drupaladmin on May 29 2015 3 39pm Through Investigator Initiated Grants the William T Grant Foundation supports high quality research that addresses our Current Research Interests enhancing our understanding of how youth settings work how they affect youth development and how they can be improved and when how and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth and how its use can be

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  • William T. Grant Foundation Seeks Letters of Intent for Distinguished Fellows Program | DuPRI
    May 29 2015 3 39pm The William T Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2015 Distinguished Fellows program an annual program designed to increase the supply of demand for and use of high quality research to improve the lives of youth During the fellowship researchers immerse themselves in policy or practice settings while policy makers and practitioners work in research settings Research projects must be focused on youth between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States and aim to increase understanding of the programs policies and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes Through the program fellowships of up to 175 000 will be awarded to allow mid career policy makers practitioners and researchers to work in settings that are outside their traditional roles Fellowships may range between six months and two years and must amount to a minimum of a half year at the fellowship site s over the duration of the project The foundation also will provide small grants of up to 25 000 to the fellowship site s to defray the costs associated with hosting a fellow Mid career policy makers practitioners and researchers who are influential within their setting and

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  • NIH - Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) | DuPRI
    Duke News Events News Events In the Media Announcements Conferences and Workshops Duke Events Calendar Contact Fulltext search Home Resources Funding Opportunities NIH Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science T32 NIH Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science T32 Submitted by drupaladmin on May 29 2015 3 39pm The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement FOA is to solicit applications for graduate training programs in Big Data Science for the expressed purpose of training the next generation of scientists who will develop computational and quantitative approaches and tools needed by the biomedical research community to work with biomedical Big Data in the biomedical sciences This proposed training initiative should prepare qualified individuals for careers in developing new technologies and methods that will allow biomedical researchers to maximize the value of the growing volume and complexity of biomedical data Applicants are encouraged to utilize all appropriate expertise for the purpose of training Big Data scientists whether that expertise lies within one or more institutions or within the industrial or public sectors Applicants are also encouraged to consider whether other BD2K training FOAs such as RFA HG 14 005 and RFA HG 14 006 for supplements to T32 and T15 programs

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