Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*New* Spring Quarter Call for CSDE Seed Grants (due 04/15/2021)

Posted: 4/12/2021 (CSDE Awards and Funding)

CSDE affiliates are invited to apply for seed funding for grant application support. This call invites affiliates to put forward applications that are meant to lay the groundwork for subsequent extramural grants and research products – such as papers, conferences, book manuscripts, or other scientific outputs.  CSDE is especially interested in applications that fit into any of the many research programs of NIH’s Population Dynamics Bureau (PDB). These cover a wide range of areas of population science topics, including any of the following: 1) the role and function of adoption and kinship, 2) bio-psychosocial mechanisms, 3) data sharing, 4) demography of health, 5) family and intergenerational relations, 6) fertility and infertility, 7) life course health, 8) population composition, 9) population economics, 10) population mobility and spatial demography, 11) social and behavioral research on reproductive health.  For more information, visit CSDE’s seed grants page or contact Steven Goodreau CSDE Development Core Director. The application deadline for Tier 2 and 3 is April 15, 2021.  Tier 1 applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

CSDE is announcing another round of our seed grant support for our affiliates. More information and a link to the submission page can be found at: https://csde.washington.edu/research/csde-seed-grants/.

Please note: Seed grant applications must lay the groundwork for subsequent extramural grant applications, and the application must provide a clear explanation of how this is the case. They will ideally also contribute towards research products such as articles, conference papers, conferences, book manuscripts, or other scientific products. As usual, applications are divided into three tiers:

Tier 1: requests for only in-kind research services (above the standard level of a total of 40 hours provided to all affiliates). There are *many* examples of activities that can be included in a Tier 1 application – we include a rich (but not exhaustive list) at the end of this email.

Tier 2: requests for funds up to $10k (with or without in-kind research services), aimed at many different types of activities. There are many examples for which funds can be requested, e.g. support for an RA, course release time, conference fees, honoraria for an expert consultant to help with a grant submission, funding for a pilot project, etc.  Requests for funding that are matched with other unit support or funds are competitive (please provide an indication of that support), but matching funds are not required.

Tier 3: up to $25k (with or without in-kind services): research support tied closely to an upcoming extramural grant submission. We request that those considering a Tier 3 application contact Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu) first to discuss appropriateness and feasibility. Again, funds cam be requested for many different kinds of activities (e.g. funding for a pilot project, including support for an RA, course release time, etc). Requests for funding that are matched with other unit support or funds are competitive (please provide an indication of that support), but matching funds are not required.

 We are especially eager for applications that might lead to ongoing collaboration between affiliates and CSDE staff, and that bring staff members into grant applications to provide needed expertise that rounds out the research team. We also are eager for applications that include collaborations with CSDE graduate student trainees, proposing to support their trainee experience through RA opportunities or postdoctoral funding. And we are especially interested in applications that fit into any of the many research programs of NIH’s Population Dynamics Bureau (PDB). These cover a wide range of areas of population science topics, including any of the following: 1) the role and function of adoption and kinship, 2) bio-psychosocial mechanisms, 3) data sharing, 4) demography of health, 5) family and intergenerational relations, 6) fertility and infertility, 7) life course health, 8) population composition, 9) population economics, 10) population mobility and spatial demography, 11) social and behavioral research on reproductive health.

Review is competitive and awards that entail staff collaboration can be dependent on staff availability. If you have an idea and aren’t sure whether it’s something we can support — or you don’t know how to get started — please contact Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu), who is always happy to brainstorm about what may be possible. Again, the submission page can be found here.