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This page includes job openings as well as fellowship or grant opportunities that may be of interest to DCSS members. Please see the linked website or the designated contact for more information. These items are provided for information only and are not endorsed or administered by DCSS.

Opportunities

  • January 17, 2024 5:25 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. Interns may come from a variety of disciplines including public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, and the natural sciences. Their commonality is a strong background in research skills, an interest in extending their capacities to the field of evaluation, and a commitment to thinking deeply about culturally responsive evaluation practice. 

    Applications for the 2024-2025 Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program are now open and will close March 8, 2024.

    See complete information on the AEA website.

  • January 05, 2024 9:16 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is offering two fellowships with application deadline of January 31, 2024. (See separate links below for full information.)

    Fellowship 1: Science Research, Policy, and Data in Social and Economic Sciences (SES) and Public Access and Open Science. The Fellow will assist SES division leadership and program officers in analyses, communications, and related matters to assess a variety of outcomes. Activities include examinations of NSF’s merit review process, portfolio and participant balance for diversity, equity, and inclusion and accessibility and other important considerations. In addition, the Fellow will assist division leadership and program officers in a variety of public access and open science (PAOS) efforts, with a primary focus on the implementation of NSF’s 2023 Public Access Plan.

    Fellowship 2: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Innovation Fellow to provide scientific, research, and program management expertise to cross-cutting SBE directorate opportunities, such as the Centers for Research and Innovation in Science, the Environment, and Society (CRISES) program. These emerging opportunities focus on the contributions that an understanding and integrated application of the SBE sciences can make to intractable problems that confront society. The SBE Fellow will have the opportunity to take a collaborative role in the further development of such opportunities and initiatives, as well as engage with programs in the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities on matters of research program oversight. These programs focus on support for student and early-career scientists, minority- serving institutions, and the study of ethical and responsible research.

  • December 27, 2023 12:14 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Dartmouth College invites applications for the Thurgood Marshall Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship. They seek qualified applicants working in any geographies and disciplines and interdisciplinary spaces across African Diaspora, African American, African, or Africana Studies. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose work augments and complements current faculty in the Department of African and African American Studies. Applications from candidates who are underrepresented in their fields are especially welcome.

    This is a two-year residential fellowship in which the fellow is focused on their research and writing. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation at the end of their first year and then transition to a postdoctoral appointment for the second year.

    Review of applications will begin February 15, 2024. See the announcement online for complete information and to apply.

  • December 22, 2023 3:10 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Leadership and Education Advancement Program (LEAP) for Diverse Scholars is an evidence-informed mentoring and leadership development program for early career behavioral scientists from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations. These early career scientists perform research related to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases mission. LEAP prepares fellows to submit a high-quality National Institutes of Health or foundation grant application, supports their research and career development, and connects fellows to a network of senior researchers in a variety of academic settings and leadership positions. 

    Must be of an underrepresented racial/ethnic background (e.g., African American/Black, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Asian American). Must be a postdoctoral fellow or early career faculty.

    Applications, including essay and references, due March 17, 2024.

    Complete information is online.

  • December 19, 2023 4:55 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor. They  are particularly interested in candidates conducting research in one or more of these MCFH areas: life course health; infant, early, or middle childhood health; social determinants of health; global health; or another MCFH substantive topic. 

    Application best consideration date is January 29, 2024.

    For complete information and to apply, see the online position listing.

  • December 19, 2023 4:39 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The USC/UCLA CBPH invites interested investigators to submit proposals for twelve-month pilot research projects.  The CBPH is funded by the National Institute on Aging. Its aims include promoting research that

    1) integrates epidemiological, medical, and biological information into investigation of population health outcomes in order to better understand health differences across socioeconomic, race/ethnic, and demographic subgroups of the population and across international populations;

    2) develops models of population health outcomes that will clarify the effects of changes in risk factors and interventions on trends in population health. 

    Proposals are due March 1, 2024.

    For more information, see the complete RFP, view the website or contact Eileen Crimmins, Jennifer Ailshire, Teresa Seeman, or Steve Cole

  • December 15, 2023 12:57 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Wayne State University announces a multi-year cluster hire of 50 tenured or tenure-track faculty over a three-year period, and the establishment of the Detroit Center for Black Studies. "This faculty-led center will be multidisciplinary and inclusive of the breadth of scholars who work in African American, African, and African-diaspora studies with attention to U.S. and global histories, urban, cultural, social, economic, legal, and health systems."

    The current search is for an experienced Assistant/Associate/Full Professor for the Detroit Center for Black Studies at its Detroit campus location. For fullest consideration in the first phase, please submit your application by January 30th, 2024.

    Complete information is on the Wayne State careers website.

  • December 10, 2023 1:04 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), in keeping with its philosophy of active engagement with social problems, participation in social problem solutions, and advancement of knowledge through study, service and critical analysis, is now accepting applications for the 2024 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Online applications must be finalized no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 1, 2024. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2024. All applicants must be 2024 SSSP student members when applying.

    For complete details and application link, see the SSSP website.

  • December 02, 2023 2:47 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Research grants on reducing inequality fund research studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. The Foundation prioritizes studies that aim to reduce inequalities that exist along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

    Next Deadline: January 10, 2024 3:00 pm EST

    For complete information, see the website

  • November 29, 2023 5:32 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the IMPROVE initiative in 2019 in response to high rates of pregnancy-related complications and deaths, also called maternal morbidity and mortality, in the United States.

    The IMPROVE initiative supports research to reduce preventable causes of maternal deaths and improve health for women before, during, and after delivery. It includes a special emphasis on health disparities and populations that are disproportionately affected, such as racial and ethnic minorities, very young women and women of advanced maternal age, and people with disabilities.

    See Research & Funding Opportunities and other resources online.

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