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Disability Research Mentorship Program for Black Graduate Students June 30th, 2020

The Disability Research Mentorship Program for Black Graduate Students will provide students with access to a large dataset to analyze, and will support and mentor the students as they navigate the research and peer-review publication process. By the end of this Mentorship Program, the aim is for students to have an accepted/in-press or under review peer-reviewed publication (sole or first author) which they can add to their CV. There will also be an opportunity for students to present their work publicly.

NSF GRFP Information Sessions for Applicants (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship) June 30th, 2020

Application cycle and information session details for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) in social science and STEM fields.

How Much: 3 years of funding that can be used in a 5 year time frame: includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees.

Who can apply: US citizens and permanent residents only; current graduate students who have not previously applied while enrolled in a graduate program;

IUSSP Webinar Series: Digital and Computational Approaches to Study Determinants and Consequences of the Spread of COVID-19 June 30th, 2020
When: 07/08/2020 15:30 - 17:00 Paris | 13:30 - 15:00 UTC 9:30 - 11:00 New York | 19:00 - 20:30 New Delhi

What can Digital and Computational approaches reveal about the relationships between mortality, fertility, mobility, and the spread of COVID-19? Through focused lighting talks, an expert panel of computational scientists tackles issues that include running Facebook surveys to study reproductive health, behavioral change and trust, as well as using digital trace data to understand misinformation, patterns of spatial mobility and their impact on infections and on mortality. This webinar is organized by the IUSSP Panel on Digital Demography.

AAGE “AGING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE” Slow Conference June 29th, 2020

The conference theme, “Aging and Social Justice,” invites work that addresses how age as a dimension of difference intersects with – and is illuminated by – questions concerning justice. Participants are encouraged to consider both terms broadly: “aging” may encompass work that addresses how age matters throughout the life course (not only in old age), and “social justice” may address different aspects of justice, at scales ranging from the interpersonal to the global, and including both basic social science and crossdisciplinary research and intervention science.

New Teaching & Curriculum Awards, Global Innovation Fund June 29th, 2020

A new teaching and curricular opportunity for faculty and staff on behalf of the Office of Global Affairs and the Global Innovation Fund (GIF) which focuses on expanding international research and learning at the UW. Reach out to Marianne Kim ( with any questions.

We are delighted to announce a new summer cycle of GIF Teaching & Curriculum Awards focused on enhancing and creating new curricular experiences for students during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Multiple Roles with King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) June 29th, 2020

King County – Affordable Housing Evaluator PPM II TLT 7.19.20
Full time evaluation role dedicated to studying affordable housing policy and housing stability programs. Candidates with strong technical skills (e.g. SQL, R) are preferred.

Positive Family Connections Program Manager PPM II TLT 7.19.20

For more information regarding these opportunities and the application process, please visit the King County job posting website at

Graduate Student Researcher in College of Built Environments June 29th, 2020

Graduate student, preferably with genetic algorithm experience for our below research project from PoP-health. We aim to develop a simple tool that can support generative design on office space layouts, based on visualized optimizations of topology and geometry.

For example The tool will be applied to a number of existing Seattle office buildings. The goals are (1) to determine optimized layouts and reduced occupancy levels given the COVID-19 physical distancing requirements;

Postdoctoral Researcher in ESADE Institute for Entrepreneurship June 29th, 2020

The ESADE Institute for Entrepreneurship is searching for a Postdoctoral Researcher. We offer one postdoctoral position, to be funded by a Horizon 2020 project titled “BLINDSPOT – Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams”. The postdoc researcher will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Professor David Stark, and the Co-PI, Matteo Prato. A description of the project can be found here:

We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative analytic skills.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Loyola Marymount University June 29th, 2020

We are looking to hire a post doc at the Psychology Applied Research Center at Loyola Marymount University. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy or other related fields are welcome. Please see the listing here:

Research Scientist, Climate Impacts Group (UW) June 29th, 2020

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington is hiring an entry-level research scientist to bring a social science or policy lens to our work co-producing climate adaptation science. We are seeking a candidate with a social science or policy background and project management experience.

The junior research scientist will be responsible for thinking critically about, and doing research to support, the creative application of a social science and/or a policy lens to projects led by the Climate Impacts Group’s senior research scientists.