December 2, 2021

CSDE Seminar Series

The Importance of Community-Generated Data for Urban Resilience: Reflecting on Water Stories from Cape Town, South Africa

     When:  Friday, Dec 3, 2021 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

This week, we will host Gina Ziervogel, Associate Professor of Environmental and Geographical Science at University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Ziervogel will present on a transdisciplinary project undertaken by academics, an NGO and a social movement, aimed at finding a way to integrate  community-generated data on the City of Cape Town's water services and infrastructure into the government's Water Strategy.

You can register for the seminar HERE, and check out all the upcoming topics and register for future seminars on our website.

This seminar is co-sponsored with the Population Health Initiative and the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE).

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Population Health Initiative Re-Launches Pilot Grant Program

The Population Health Initiative has relaunched its interdisciplinary pilot grant program with expanded granting capacity in 2022 and 2023. The relaunched program now features three different tiers of grants with varying foci and awards ranging in size from $25,000 to $200,000.

Information sessions for individuals interested in learning more about the relaunched pilot program will be held via Zoom on the following days and times:

CSDE is happy to provide a letter of support indicating matching support for you application. Please contact Steve Goodreau with a request for that matching support (goodreau@uw.edu). 

  • Matching support can include, but is not limited to: staff support for program coordination for your project, outside expert consultations (travel and honoraria), a population research planning grant (RGPG), one or more consultants' time dedicated to your project provided by CSDE scientific staff, the purchase of data sets, secure server and computing support, and other resources.  

As always, if CSDE's teams can be of additional help with your research planning or an application, please let us know. You can submit your interest and plans to the proposal planning form or contact Steve Goodreau with a request for advice (goodreau@uw.edu).

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Call for CSDE Proposals: Population Research Planning Grants

CSDE has funds available to provide a variety of forms of support for affiliates submitting grants from now through this summer. This might include funding for hiring an RA (quarterly or hourly), hosting or hiring consultants from inside or outside UW, hiring CSDE scientific staff, acquiring data sets, organizing a mini-workshop or writing retreat, or many other possibilities!  One key restriction, however, is that funds cannot be used for faculty salary support or course buyout.

Applications are rolling, and CSDE's core leadership will review proposals every two weeks until the funds are exhausted. Early applications are encouraged!

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Computational Demography Working Group Meeting: Final Meeting of the Quarter with presentation by Zack Almquist

     When:  Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 (2:00-3:00 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

This will be the final meeting of CDWG for this quarter. We will review speaker ideas for next quarter and the format of the working group. Zack Almquist , Department of Sociology at the University of Washington will present work on estimating demographics of people experiencing homelessness from egocentric network samples in Nashville, TN. Preliminary work on using these estimates to estimate statistical network models will be discussed. More information is available HERE

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Don’t Miss CSDE’s Fall 2020 Lightning Talks and Poster Session!

Mark your calendars for December 10th, 2021 at 12:30 PM for CSDE’s Fall 2020 Lightning Talks and Poster Session. Six graduate students from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Geography, Health Metrics Sciences, Statistics, and Sociology are eager to present their research discuss their work with you during poster presentations. The session will take place on Zoom. You are sure to learn something new from the these very interesting presentations, which will cover a wide range of key topics in population science.

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