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  • February 06, 2024 5:50 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Request for Articles - Climate Hazards and their Social, Political, and Economic Consequences. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

    In this issue, the editors invite original research contributions pertaining to the social, political, and economic effects of climate-related hazards in the United States, inequalities exacerbated or created by hazards, and how federal, state, local and/or private mitigation,  recovery, and resilience policies affect inequalities. 

    Abstracts and supporting materials due April 2, 2024

    The complete call is on the RSF website

  • February 06, 2024 5:37 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Veterans’ Grandchildren Mortality Plus sample consists of the records of more than 35,700 total grandchildren: both male and female in nearly equal numbers; about 28,000 of whom survived to age 45; who were born after the war to 16,791 children of 2,825 veterans; and contains an oversample of ex-POW veterans.

    The primary purpose of the project was to explore how grandfathers’ trauma affects the longevity and overweight of descendants.

    The dataset contains birth and death dates of grandchildren, census information on their parents' household, select socioeconomic and education information from the 1930 and 1940 census, and height and weight information from WWII draft cards for the grandsons. This multigenerational dataset can be used for researching the intergenerational transmission of longevity, overweight and socioeconomic status and the sex-specific pathways of this transmission and for testing mechanical linkage algorithms.

    Complete information available at openICPSR

  • January 27, 2024 4:49 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

    Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Applications that propose projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.

    Application deadline: March 18, 2024

    Full information is available through the program page

  • January 20, 2024 5:11 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Center for Open Science will present a webinar on "Sharing Sensitive Qualitative Data" on February 15, 2024 at 11 am ET, led by Dr. Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State U. More information is online. An accompanying open-source journal article, "Open-Science Guidance for Qualitative Research" is also available.

    Blue background with headshot of Rebecca Campbell and text Sharing Sensitive Qualitative Data

  • January 17, 2024 5:15 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    As the Social Science Research Council enters its second century of work, they have been reflecting on how the Council can best support social and behavioral science aimed at solving important problems. The new SSRC website highlights its offerings of fellowships, research grants, convenings, online knowledge platforms and technical reports, and mentoring programs.

    View the SSRC website here

  • January 05, 2024 9:07 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is offering two professional development workshops for experienced faculty members.

    The Mid-Career Faculty Workshop (January 17) is intended for associate professors and full professors with 15 years plus remaining prior to retirement. The goal is to provide workshop attendees with tools and resources to navigate the mid-career stage including advancement to full and/or administrative pursuits. Full information is here.

    The Academic Leaders Workshop (January 18) is intended for individuals considering moving into leadership positions at the program, department, college, or university level. The goal is to provide workshop attendees with tools and resources to successfully navigate leadership positions including program coordinators, center directors, department chairs, dean, and others. Full information is here.

  • December 28, 2023 1:45 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Call for Conference Papers: “Disclosing Failure, Benefit or Hazard for STEM Women Faculty? Advancing An Equity and Inclusion Perspective.”
    June 11-13, 2024, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    NSF ADVANCE Grant # 2326704

    The value of disclosing scientific failures (teaching, mentoring research) has been well established. This conference seeks to transform national conversations and research inquiry by asking why, for whom and under what conditions disclosing failure is  discouraged or impeded. Welcoming participants from all STEM disciplines (The NSF definition of STEM includes the social and economic sciences), faculty ranks, and institution types. The term “women” includes cisgendered or transgendered persons who identify as women.

    Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2024

    Complete information in the attached file or by contacting failuredisclosure2024@gmail.com

  • December 19, 2023 4:59 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Temporal Dimensions of Structural Racism and Racial and Ethnic Inequities,
    June 13-14, 2024

    Time is a critical but under-researched aspect of racial and ethnic disparities in daily life, including social and public interactions, health and well-being. The focus of the 2024 University of Maryland Time Use Conference will be using time use and well-being data to investigate temporal dimensions of racial and ethnic inequities and structural racism.

    The deadline to submit is January 12, 2024. 

    Visit the conference website for more information.

    In addition, the Maryland Population Research Center is accepting applications for the 2024 Time Use Data for Health and Well-Being Summer Workshop to be held June 12, 2024, the day before the conference.

    The workshop aims to promote awareness of and expertise in the IPUMS Time Use data archive, particularly use of American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and Well-being Module data, to investigate ethnoracial, gender, and sexuality population-level health inequities across the life course. IPUMS Time Use (timeuse.ipums.org) offers free, harmonized time diary data from the U.S. and around the world. These data facilitate comparative research and analysis of individuals within family contexts.

    The workshop application form is due Monday, February 19, 2024, 11:59 PM EST.

  • December 19, 2023 4:49 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Prevention Collaborative is offering "Transforming Gender Norms for Violence Prevention: The What, Why, and How."

    Recently, development actors’ interest and investment in programs to shift norms have surged. Both donors and programmers are realizing the importance of understanding and addressing social norms as part of a comprehensive approach to prevent and reduce violence. This self-paced course will help you to demystify what social norms are and how to address them in programs to prevent violence against women and children (VAW/C).

    This course is designed for program managers and technical leads who develop or implement violence prevention programs. It’s also useful for donors and multilateral organizations who design terms of reference for these types of programs.

    The course is online, self-paced, and free. For more information and to apply, see the website.

  • December 15, 2023 9:57 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Sage has launched a tool to "empower researchers to discover the real-world impact of their work on policy. Sage Policy Profiles lets researchers easily see specific citations of their work in policy documents and then illustrate and share that work’s impact graphically. The tool is powered by Overton, which hosts an extensive repository of global policy documents, guidelines, think-tank publications, and working papers."

    [Ed. note: The tool is similar to other reference databases, such as Scopus and Google Scholar, but with the addition of policy documents not typically included in journal citation indices. It may work best if you have an updated ORCID profile.]

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