February 20, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

The Global Aspirational Class and Its Demographic Fortunes

     When:  Friday, Feb 24, 2023 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center and Online Here

1-on-1 Signups with Dr. Desai can be found here

This week’s CSDE seminar is offered by Dr. Sonalde Desai, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland. Dr. Desai is the immediate past president of the Population Association of America and this is a preview of her 2023 PAA Presidential Address – “The Global Aspirational Class and Its Demographic Fortunes”.  Her talk examines how the global educational expansion and growth in middle-income households in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) have brought worldwide attention to the social transformation underway in many countries. Simultaneously, income inequalities within LMICs has also grown sharply, and employment opportunities have lagged behind the aspirational transformations. This seminar will examine the changes in education and employment opportunities in LMICs over the past three decades and explore changes in marriage, fertility and investments in children that have accompanied these economic changes.


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CSDE Research & Highlights

Crutchfield to be Featured on National Academies Panel re Gun Safety (2/21/23)

     When:  Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023

CSDE Affiliate Robert Crutchfield will join a NASEM panel of distinguished experts to discuss effective strategies for reducing and preventing gun violence.  The panel will be on February 21 at 2pm ET (11am PST).  For more information click on this link.


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New Research by DeWaard and Colleagues on Migration Out of Disaster Affected Areas in the United States

In a new paper, published in the most recent issue of Demography, entitled ”Migration as a Vector of Economic Losses From Disaster-Affected Areas in the United States”, CSDE External Affiliate Jack DeWaard and colleagues demonstrate how human migration is associated with the economic losses due to extreme weather disasters. Taking a comparative case study approach and using data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York/Equifax Consumer Credit Panel, the researchers document the size of economic losses attributable to migration from 23 disaster-affected areas in the United States before, during, and after some of the most costly hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires on record. 


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Patton Examines Trends in Children’s Behavioral Health in Pandemic Context

CSDE External Affiliate Deleena Patton and team recently released “The Well-Being of Washington State’s Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Behavioral Health Trends” a report for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This report uses Medicaid claims data to examine trends in children’s behavioral health diagnoses and services before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington State.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Workshop: Introduction to the UNIX/Linux Shell (2/23/23)

On February 23, join CSDE for a workshop on Unix/Linux with Instructor Phil Hurvitz!

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of interacting with the Unix operating system through the Unix shell, which is an interactive terminal that accepts interactive command-line or scripted input and produces printed or stored outputs. By the end of the workshop, students will learn about the overall organization of the Unix system, including a set of Unix commands and utilities, the structure of and use of the Unix file system, and some practical applications.

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Evans School Research Seminar to Host Eric Chyn for a Talk on Long Run Effects of Residential Desegregation Programs

Please join the Evans School Research Seminar on Wednesday February 22nd at 11:30am in PAR 360, where Eric Chyn from the Department of Economics at UT-Austin will be giving a talk is entitled, “The Long-Run Effects of Residential Racial Desegregation Programs: Evidence from Gautreaux.”

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*New* Administrative Supplement Grants to Improve Gender Measurement, NIH Notice of Special Interest

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) have issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) addressing Research on Gender Measurement (Administrative Supplement).  These administrative supplements will support research on the use of gender terminology (e.g., woman, man, nonbinary) for measuring current gender identity as part of the two-step method of data collection (sex assigned at birth and current gender identity) within the original scope of the parent grant.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

*New* NIH NOSI Call for Proposals To Study Mortality of Adolescents in the US

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HD-23-001.html to invite applications to identify mechanisms, causes, correlates, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends in mortality during adolescence and young adulthood. 

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NAtional Institutes of Health

*New* PRB Research-to-Media Pitch Challenge: Improving Public Information About Maternal and Child Health Through Media Engagement (Due 2/24/2023)

Through a series of virtual meetings and flexible, short assignments designed to respect the competing demands of academic life, the Research-to-Media Pitch Challenge (March-April 2023) will guide researchers through the foundational steps of positioning and pitching their work for media. We are inviting applications from researchers at Population Dynamics Research Centers funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Researchers planning to attend the PAA Conference in person are especially encouraged to apply.

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*NEW* NAM Funding Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards (Due: 2/27/23)

A funding opportunity unlike any other! The National Academy of Medicine’s Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards is accepting bold, new ideas to promote health throughout the lifespan. Two-page narrative applications accepted through February 27, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Individuals and teams from all disciplines and sectors, including Public Health with novel ideas to extend human health and well-being, at any stage of life, are invited to apply. The competition is simple—a 2-page narrative submission is all it takes to be considered for an award worth $50K

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Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods at UC Berkeley (Due 3/1/2023)

The 2023 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute is hosting its fifth summer institute.  Next summer it will focus on interviewing for migration research.  Several UW faculty and students have participated over the years and it has proven to be an important and productive program.  Here is a link to the program details.

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*New* Grants for Research in Gun Violence Prevention (due 3/1/23)

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence seeks to support emerging scholars in gun violence prevention and to solicit research proposals for projects within Washington State.  Awards range from $15k-$75k.


Grandmothers Against Gun Violence seeks to support emerging scholars in gun violence prevention and to solicit research proposals for projects within Washington State.  Awards range from $15k-$75k.  Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Foundation (GAGVF) works to end gun violence in our communities by raising funds for research that informs public health and safety policies.

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*New* Funding Opportunity @ Responsible Computing Challenge (Due 3/1/23)

The Mozilla Foundation has launched the Responsible Computing Challenge to advance the redesign of undergraduate curricula and pedagogy to support a next generation of technologists. The challenge awards range from $100k to $150k.

The Responsible Computing Challenge – supported by the Mellon Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, USAID, Mozilla – fund academic teams that combine faculty and practitioners from Computing, Humanities, Library and Information Science, and Social Science fields in order to reimagine how the next generation of technologists will be educated.

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U.S. Policy Communication Training Program (Due 3/5/2023)

The training program has two main components. The week-long workshop in Washington, D.C. in June 2023 focuses on the role of research on the policy process and techniques for effective communication of research findings to decisionmakers, media, and nontechnical audiences. During the 2023-2024 academic year, participants will apply the lessons learned during the workshop in their preparation of two policy communication materials (for example, policy briefs, blogs, or op-eds) based on their dissertations or related research topics.

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The Office of Research Invites Applicants to Apply for the Royalty Research Fund Program for Spring 2023 (Due 3/6/2023)

The “Royalty” in RRF is the royalty and licensing fee income generated by the University’s technology transfer program. These funds are awarded as small grants to advance new directions in research, particularly:

  1. In disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or
  2. For faculty who are junior in rank, and/or
  3. In cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
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Course on Matrix Approaches to Modelling Kinship at MPIDR (3/17/2023)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) will be offering an open course on Matrix Approaches to Modelling Kinship (3-12 May 2023) and encourages qualified candidates to apply. Instructors are Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, Hal Caswell and Ivan Williams.

This two-part course presents the theory underlying new matrix approaches to the formal demography of kinship networks. The first part of the course introduces the matrix formulation of demographic analyses, while the second part focuses on matrix kinship models that describe the development of the network of kin around a focal individual as it ages from birth.

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Request for Information (RFI): Future Directions in Violence Against Women Research (Due 3/31/2023)

This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather public input on priority scientific directions in violence against women (VAW) research. This includes cisgender, transgender, and gender-diverse persons who identify as a woman or girl, as well as other individuals assigned female at birth but who may not identify as a woman or girl. Specifically, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD),

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*New* Gathering Collaborative & King County Announce $25m Grant Program to Address Racism is a Public Health Crisis (Due 3/26/2023)

The Gathering Collaborative along with King County government invites community and business partners across the region to join in continuing the critical work to undo the harms of systemic racism, which was declared a public health crisis by King County in 2020. Envisioned jointly by community members and King County in August 2021 and launched in March 2022, The Gathering Collaborative is a group of trusted community members who are involved to uplift Black and Indigenous people and their communities – those who are most directly harmed by racism.

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2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods (Beginning 06/19/2023)

Apply for the 2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods! They will be offering over 90 courses and lectures in research methods. Nearly all of which will be offered both in person and online live with recordings available. On campus housing is available for the 3-Week Sessions and Intersession! For more information, look here!

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CSDE Matching Support: applications open

CSDE is available to provide matching in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as PHI, EarthLab, or Urban@UW.

All projects must have a CSDE affiliate who is UW faculty and is listed as a PI or co-PI, with any number of other collaborators.

Note that we strongly suggest contacting either Development Core Director (Steven Goodreau) or CSDE Director (Sara Curran) to discuss possibilities for your specific proposal before submission.

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs): Applications Open

PRPGs are designed to provide in-kind support and/or funds of up to $25k* to support a wide array of activity types throughout the development of a research project. As part of our mission to complement rather than duplicate other campus opportunities such as the Population Health Initiative, seed grants we will consider funding things activities such as:

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Demography Events

Conferences & Calls for Papers


Request for Proposals! Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action Initiative (Open until filled)


Lecturer of Sociology – Purdue Liberal Arts West Lafayette, Indiana (Open until filled)

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