May 8, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: A Panel on Global & Interdisciplinary Insights on Gender and Empowerment

    When:  12:30-1:30 PM PT
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center or Online Here

Join CSDE this week for a panel on Global & Interdisciplinary Insights on Gender and Empowerment with Isabelle Cohen (Evans School of Public Policy and Governance), Arjee Restar (Epidemiology and Health Systems and Population Health), Emma Riley (Economics).

For this panel, three CSDE Affiliates and UW faculty offer their perspectives on how they frame their research agendas to understand better gender and empowerment in different contexts around the globe.  

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Martin Wins 2023 Michael Little Early Career Award for Human Biology

CSDE Affiliate Melanie Martin (Anthropology) has just won the Michael Little Early Career Award from the Human Biology Association. The award is only made to one early career scholar per year and Martin’s groundbreaking work on reproductive health and maternal health in the lab and the field has set her apart from the rest of her peers in the field.  Melanie’s current work is very broad reaching and includes scientific investigations in the area of human biology and population health

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Raftery and Co-Authors Publish New Book on Model-Based Clustering!

CSDE Affiliate Adrian Raftery and co-authors have published their new book “Model-Based Clustering, Classification, and Density Estimation Using mclust in R” by Chapman & Hall. The book provides a systematic statistical approach to clustering, classification, and density estimation via mixture modeling. The model-based framework allows the problems of choosing or developing an appropriate clustering or classification method to be understood within the context of statistical modeling. The mclust package for the statistical environment R is a widely adopted platform implementing these model-based strategies.

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Hill Receives Funding to Support New Study on Paid Family and Medical Leave

CSDE Affiliate Heather Hill received a budget proviso from the WA State Employment Security Department (ESD) to support a study at the Evans School to examine job protection for users of the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program.  Professor Hill will be the primary investigator of the study, which will involve administrative data analysis and interviews with workers across the state. 

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Gugerty Presents at West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference

The West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference was held at the University of Oregon last weekend, where CSDE Affiliate Mary Kay Gugerty presented a paper, “Nonprofit Participation in Racialized Policy Fields.” We are sure your presentation went great and look forward to the future paper!

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Isabelle Cohen Took Up CSDE’s Offer of a Mock Review Panel to Help Strengthen a Grant Application!

If you’re en route to a full draft of an application — to NIH, or NSF, or beyond — and you think a mock panel review could help you out, contact Development Core director Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu).  Recently, CSDE Affiliate Isabelle Cohen (Assistant Professor, Evans School) took advantage of a mock review panels for an NIH R21 proposal examining the long-term and indirect effects of a highly successful intervention to delay adolescent marriage in Northern Nigeria. Contributing their extensive insights to the review were Susan Graham (UW Global Health), Jennifer Glick (Penn State), and Joelle Abramowitz (Michigan). Says Dr. Cohen, “The panel was an exceptional opportunity for feedback. I’m grateful to all the panelists for their constructive comments and to CSDE for impeccable organization and facilitation. I’d recommend the process to anyone looking to strengthen an application.”

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CSDE Computational Demography Working Group (CDWG) Hosts Lizzy Pelletier on Using Tools from Data Science to Enhance Administrative Records (5/10/2023)

On May 10 from 3-4pm Lizzy Pelletier, a PhD candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and CSDE T32 Fellow (UW) will join CDWG to discuss the use of administrative data for demography and policy research and describe her work-in-progress on making administrative records more useful for researchers. She will describe her work assessing different methods of imputing demographic characteristics in Washington merged administrative records, her early work on converting residential address histories into household groupings, and concluding with some thoughts on the implications of this work for policy-relevant research.

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*New* CSDE Affiliates Shah and Balderas Guzman Seek ASEs for Research on Climate Maladaptation

CSDE Affiliates Sameer Shah and Celina Balderas Guzman seek two (2) graduate research assistants to support a systematic literature review of climate change maladaptation scholarship. This research will occur under the direction and supervision of Professors Sameer Shah and Celina Balderas Guzmán. The duties of the research assistants will primarily include closely reading and coding academic peer-reviewed articles. For more details read the job description here.

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CSDE’s Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) – Applications Open! (Deadline: 5/12/23)

This summer, CSDE is offering its Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) to assist scholars in preparing applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CSDE aims to demystify the grant-writing process and create a supportive environment that produces grant proposals ready for submission to the NIH within the coming year. We have a strong track record of successful funding for participants.

Participants will meet in person every other week for 10 weeks over the summer.

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs): Open for Applications

Population Research Planning Grants (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, we will consider funding many more small and large types of activities that will lead to research products (publications, grants, data access sites and data documentation, code repositories, etc.).

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CSDE Matching Support: Open for Applications

CSDE is available to provide matching in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as Earthlab, Population Health Initiative, Royalty Research Fund, or Urban@UW

All projects inquiring about matching funds, must have a CSDE affiliate who is a UW faculty and will be listed as a PI or co-PI.

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 Science Core – Upcoming Workshops



Each quarter, CSDE offers 3-5 workshops on data sources, statistical and biomarker methodology, introductions to analysis programs, and more, all given by CSDE staff and faculty affiliates. These workshops can include hands-on training in novel methods and programming, lectures on innovative data sources, and discussions of important issues in research and data collection. Over the course of the academic year, CSDE will offer a diverse and exciting set of workshops, some of which will be offered in person and others remotely via Zoom.

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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health Administrative Supplements (Due 5/9/23)


The over-arching intent of this solicitation is to: (1) enrich and expand the research community in CCH to include new researchers from multiple disciplines, both in the US and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) globally; and (2) conduct research that will create new knowledge to reduce or mitigate health threats attributable to climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience or develop adaptation mechanisms for individuals, communities, and nations around the world, especially among those at increased risk from,

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National Institutes of Health

West Coast Poverty Center Invites Applicants for Dissertation Fellowships for Summer or Fall 2023 (Due 5/15/23)

The West Coast Poverty Center invites applications from University of Washington-Seattle doctoral students for the 2023 West Coast Poverty Center Dissertation Research Fellowship competition. The purposes of these one-quarter awards are two-fold: (1) to encourage scholarship on poverty-related topics; and (2) to promote equity, inclusion, diversity and access to academic poverty research careers.

Applicants may apply for either: (1) dissertation proposal preparation support or (2) dissertation completion support.

Support may be requested for the Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 quarters.

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Social Networks and Health Workshop @Duke University Open for Registration (5/19/23)

Duke University is once again hosting its one week summer workshop program on social networks and health. The workshop offers comprehensive training in network methods for health scholars.  The workshop will be live and in-person this year from May 15-19 on Duke’s campus in Durham NC.  Thanks to generous support from the NICHD, they are offering this training at significantly subsidized cost; registration is $125 for the week and covers lunch & coffee each day.

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University of Washington Undergraduate Research Program Seeks Volunteers for Symposium! (5/19/23)

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking volunteers for this year’s UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 19, 2023. The volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium.

This year’s event will take place fully in person, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities taking place between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Brief descriptions of volunteer roles are available on the sign-up link below, or on the Symposium Volunteer Page. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts (as long as the times do not conflict).


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Join the Bridges Center Next Thursday (May 11th) to Learn More About the Washington State Labor Research Grant (WSLRG) (Due 5/22/23)

Please join the Bridges Center next Thursday (May 11th) to learn more about the Washington State Labor Research Grant (WSLRG). WSLRG application materials are due Monday, May 22nd. The meeting will include space for questions about the application process, examples of past WSLRG recipients’ projects, and more! If you have questions or want to discuss the WSLRG further and are not available next Thursday at 3:30 pm to join, please reach out to me to schedule a time to talk.

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*New* Announcing the 7th Annual UW GIS Symposium (5/25/23)

The GIS Symposium highlights and celebrates the transformational role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and data visualization technologies at the UW and beyond. The event will feature a keynote lecture (more details coming soon) followed by short talks from the UW GIS community. To submit a proposal, click here.

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*New* 17th Annual Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) (Due 6/7/23)

MIT will be hosting the 17th Annual Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) on November 2-4, 2023 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The GCC is an annual interdisciplinary climate conference run by graduate students, for graduate students featuring panel discussions, presentations, workshops, social events, and more. GCC highlights climate research from a variety of disciplines within the physical, natural, and social sciences and humanities, including: anthropology, atmospheric sciences, biology, communication, environmental sciences,

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Deadline Extension for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop! (6/12-6/16/23)

There is still time to apply to this year’s workshop on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Please see the information below and contact Noura Insolera (nehamid@umich.edu) with any questions.

Join the ICPSR waitlist: https://cvent.me/ZLQP91
Upload application materials (CV and cover letter): https://forms.gle/sG4h9Aoix79theY9A

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the core PSID interview, its special topics modules,

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2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods (Registration Due 06/19/23)

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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NSF Announces Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (Due 8/15/23)

The National Science Foundation recently providing guidelines for submitting Cultural Anthropology Senior Research Award proposals. The Cultural Anthropology Program supports research aimed at understanding patterns, causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation, including research that has implications for confronting anthropogenic problems.

See the guidelines in PDF format

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Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Accelerating Behavioral and Social Science through Ontology Development and Use (Due 9/30/23)

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), with other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to accelerate behavioral and social science through ontology development and use. Applications will be encouraged to develop new or expand existing ontologies for behavioral or social science research (BSSR). Applicants will be expected to form multi-disciplinary teams including subject matter experts in one or more BSSR fields,

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