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March 13, 2012

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CSDE Seminar Series on Spring Break Hiatus

The CSDE seminar series will return Spring Quarter.  Have a restful break!

CSDE Seminar Schedule

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Ruth Nduati - A Framework for the Elimination of Pediatric HIV

Washington Global Health Alliance presents
Ruth Nduati, Associate Professor in the Kenya Research Program
“A Framework for the Elimination of Pediatric HIV”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Genome Sciences Building, Foege Auditorium

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Gareth Roberts - Inference for Epidemics in Progress: Incorporating Contact Tracing Information

CSSS Seminar
Gareth Roberts
“Inference for Epidemics in Progress: Incorporating Contact Tracing Information”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
12:30 pm
Savery 409

For the abstract, please go here.

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S. Andrew Schroeder - The Normativity in DALYs (And What to Do About It)

IMHE Seminar
S. Andrew Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College
“The Normativity in DALYs (And What to Do About It)”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
4:00 pm
IMHE office in Belltown
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600

For the abstract, please go here.

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Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys

NSF 12-545
National Science Foundation
Proposal Deadline(s): June 06, 2012, January 15, 2013

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States. It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of objective, statistical data related to the science and engineering enterprise in the United States and other nations that is relevant and useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public. NCSES uses this information to prepare a number of statistical data reports as well as analytical reports including the National Science Board's biennial report, Science and Engineering (S&E) Indicators, and Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering.

The Center would like to enhance its efforts to support analytic and methodological research in support of its surveys, and to engage in the education and training of researchers in the use of large-scale nationally representative datasets. NCSES welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of S&T activities and resources, and strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. To that end, NCSES invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects under its program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 7 to 12

Anticipated Funding Amount: $750,000 subject to the availability of funds

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Statistical and Research Methodology in Education

CFDA 84.305D
The Institute of Education Sciences

Letter of Intent Due Date: April 19, 2012
Application Due Date: June 21, 2012

Through the grant program on Statistical and Research Methodology in Education (Methods), the Institute supports research to advance education research methods and statistical analyses. The long-term outcome of this research program will be a wide range of methodological and statistical tools that will better enable education scientists to conduct rigorous education research.

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Implementation of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a policy memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies on April 21, 2010, establishing the uniform RPPR for use by agencies supporting research and research-related activities.  The uniform RPPR will replace other interim performance reporting formats used by agencies.

PHS Implementation

NIH will implement the RPPR as a new module in the eRA Commons.  NIH implementation also includes the following PHS agencies that use existing progress reports maintained by NIH:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Implementation of the RPPR will replace the:
PHS Non-competing Continuation Progress Report (PHS 2590)
eSNAP module in the eRA Commons
NIH and AHRQ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support (PHS 416-9).


Pilot testing of the RPPR for NIH awards will begin in late April 2012 with a limited number of institutions, and will include most awards not requiring submission of an annual detailed budget.  NIH anticipates expanding this pilot to all Federal Demonstration Partnership institutions during the summer of 2012.  Full implementation for fellowships and all awards issued under the Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) is scheduled for awards made in Calendar Year 2013.  Implementation for complex mechanisms and non-SNAP awards has not been determined and further guidance will be provided at a later date.

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Statistics and Monitoring Officer – UNICEF, New York

UNICEF is recruiting for a junior position in the Statistics and Monitoring Section. For the full announcement and application details, please go here.

The application deadline is March 15, 2012.

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Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop

The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held July 11-13, 2012, at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, especially the nine-year follow-up data. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from various social and biomedical science disciplines, including doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. About 25-30 applicants will be selected.

Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available here.

For the he online application and further information about the workshop, please go here.

Application deadline is March 18, 2012.

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2012 Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health

From July 16 to August 10, 2012, The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute and the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health are hosting a Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Institute will provide participants with foundational training in interdisciplinary theory, knowledge and methods for conducting population research in sexual and gender minority health. Current doctoral or Masters’ students and recent doctoral program graduates are eligible to apply for one of 18 spots in the program.

For more information and application details, please go here.

Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2012.

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Socio-Environmental Research Fellowships for Social Scientists – Annapolis, Maryland

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) is the newest national synthesis center funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Maryland.
SESYNC will providepostdoctoral scholars an annual stipend for up to 2 years, full University of Maryland employee fringe benefits, and an annual allowance to attend meetings or collaborate.   Postdoctoral scholars will be in residence at the center in Annapolis.

For more information, please go here.

The application deadline is April 20, 2012.

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Census Bureau News - Household Income Inequality within U.S. Counties: 2006-2010

This report presents measures of household income inequality for counties in the United States based on data pooled from five years (2006 to 2010) of American Community Survey data. The full report is available here.

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Census Bureau News - 2011 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics

These statistics provide vacancy rates, home ownership rates and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the U.S., regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan areas. The full report is available here.

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