September 6, 2016

CSSRR Economics–September 6, 2016

Filed under: E. Funding Opportunity,Economics — admin @ 3:56 pm

Panel Study of Incom Dynamics (University of Michigan) Funding Opportunity: “Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data,” (September 2016, .pdf format, 4p.). Note: The deadline for applications is Nov. 1, 2016.


December 16, 2014

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–December 16, 2014

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Funding Opportunity: “Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data,” (December 2014, .pdf format, 4p.). Note: The deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.


October 18, 2012

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–October 18, 2012

Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality Request for Proposals: “The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), a National Poverty Research Center funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to support research that will expand our knowledge of key trends in poverty, inequality, and mobility among Hispanics in the United States. The CPI anticipates funding 5 proposals with a maximum award of $25,000 each. Priority will be given to “new scholars” (i.e., scholars who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than 2005) who will then work individually or collaboratively with one of the CPI’s Research Groups to carry out the proposed research project. More advanced scholars are also encouraged to apply. The principal investigators for the funded grants will participate in three meetings for the purpose of discussing, presenting, and improving their research. These meetings will be attended by top scholars in the field who will provide advice and assistance to the grantees as their research projects unfold.

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) is dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what’s driving those trends, and developing science-based policies on poverty and inequality. The Director of the Center is David B. Grusky of Stanford University. The CPI recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its research covering poverty, inequality, and mobility among Hispanics. We have formed five new research groups (RGs) that cover the following topics: (a) key trends in Hispanic poverty, inequality, and social service use, (b) generational differences in the social standing of Hispanics, (c) the social mobility of Hispanics, (d) the effects of immigration policy on labor market and other outcomes among Hispanic populations, and (e) the health of Hispanics. The new research groups will be led by a team of distinguished scholars (Douglas Massey, David Grusky, Tomas Jiminez, Jody Agius Vallejo, Brian Cadena, Roberto Gonzales, Fernando Riosmena) and joined by postdoctoral fellows appointed by the Center, scholars who are winners of the Center’s grant competitions, undergraduates at grantee institutions, and Stanford University graduate and undergraduate research fellows.

The proposed research should use new or existing data to analyze key trends related to one of the five domains listed above. The types of research that will be supported within each of the domains are described in more detail at:


(and applicants are strongly encouraged to read these research descriptions before formulating their proposals). The main questions of interest, as detailed in the website descriptions, are as follows:

What are the key trends among Hispanic populations in poverty, income inequality, and social service use?

How does the socioeconomic standing of Hispanic immigrants vary across first, second, and third generations?

How much economic and social mobility is there among different Hispanic populations and what are the main sources. Grant proposals must include plans to incorporate undergraduates in the research, and funding for undergraduate of such mobility?

What is the effect of immigration enforcement policy on poverty and labor force outcomes of Hispanics? What forces are influencing the changing and sometimes deteriorating health of Hispanic populations? The proposed projects may rely on either qualitative or quantitative data, or a combination of the two.

The main mechanism for interaction between RG leaders and grantees is three meetings during the grant year. The first meeting will be an intensive two-day workshop at Stanford University in mid-February, 2013 with the two directors and the five RG leaders. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and correct problems with the research plans, present preliminary research results, and otherwise ensure that the research is underway and headed in a fruitful direction.  The second meeting, which will occur in a single intensive day (May 28, 2013), will take place in Washington, D.C. in advance of the Welfare Evaluation and Research Conference (WREC) on May 29-31, 2013. (We expect that some grantees will choose to attend the WREC conference after our meeting.) At this pre-conference meeting, we will require preliminary results to be presented, although it will still be early enough for major revisions to occur. The final meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. in the late summer. At this meeting, grantees will present their research, which will at this point be group members between the three meetings to garner further feedback and advice. It is also possible that CPI graduate students or postdoctoral students can assist with some of the research (under arrangements that will be made at the first two-day workshop at Stanford University).


1. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent by December 31, 2012. Stanford University faculty and postdoctoral fellows are ineligible for funding.

2. Grants should begin on or before January 15, 2013, and end no later than September 30th, 2013. A final report will be due to the CPI no later than October 30, 2013. No-cost extensions are not allowed.

3. The grant will be awarded either as a personal services contract to one or more researchers or through the applicant’s home institution. Due to the limited funds available, indirect costs will be limited to no more than 10 percent of the grant amount (if made through the applicant’s home institution).

4. Funds may only cover reasonable research expenses up to $25,000. These may include summer salary, research and project assistance, consultant payments, costs of purchasing data or software, and research-related travel. Applicants should include expenses in their budget to cover travel for a two-day conference at Stanford University for the RG meetings in February, 2013 and a one-day conference in Washington, D.C. in late September when final grant projects will be presented. The CPI will cover expenses in conjunction with attendance at the Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC) pre-conference meeting in late May, 2013.

5. Grant proposals must include plans to incorporate undergraduates in the research, and funding for undergraduate assistance, as needed, should be reflected in the budget.

6. Recipients must submit two short progress reports to the CPI, one by April 15th, 2013, and the second by July 15th, 2013.

Selection Criteria

The project’s two co-directors, David Grusky and Douglas Massey, and the RG leaders (Tomas Jiminez, Jody Agius Vallejo, Brian Cadena, Roberto Gonzales, Fernando Riosmena) will evaluate the proposals in collaboration with affiliated scholars and staff from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Proposals will be evaluated according to:

*  The quality and appropriateness of the research design, methodology, and data

*  The proposed study’s feasibility

*  The proposed study’s policy significance

*  How the study contributes to the principal investigator’s career development

The CPI will not fund a research project that has also been funded in the current year by a similar grant from the University of California-Davis or University of Wisconsin-Madison poverty centers. We expect researchers to notify us if, while their proposal is under review, their project receives additional funding from any source.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit their proposal electronically to:


Proposals must be received by 5 PM Pacific Standard Time on December 15, 2012. The proposal should be submitted as a single file and contain the following components in the order listed below:

1. A cover sheet that includes the title of the proposed research project, the investigator name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information, and a principal investigator (PI) for correspondence purposes.

2. A brief narrative (3-4 single-spaced pages, excluding figures and references) delineating: (a) the research question and the study’s aims, (b) a review of the literature informing the study, (c) the research design, methods, and data sources, (d) the likely policy significance of the proposed research, and (e) how undergraduates will be engaged in the research process.

3. An itemized budget and budget narrative explaining each line item.

4. A project timeline that is consistent with the conditions outlined in the “Terms” section above. This timeline should list the milestones necessary to complete the study in the allotted time.

5. C.V. for each investigator.

Please note that Human Subjects review approval (or a waiver in the case of secondary data analysis) is required before any funding may be disbursed.

Contact Information

Alice Chou
Administrative Associate Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
(650) 724-6912

March 26, 2012

CSSRR Health–March 26, 2012

Filed under: E. Funding Opportunity — admin @ 4:21 pm

US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity: “Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) Program [K12]” (RFA-HD-13-011, reissue of RFA-HD-12-189, application due date is Jun. 27, 2012, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). For more information see:


January 18, 2012

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–January 18, 2012

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series Award: “IPUMS Research Award 2011: Call for Nominations and Submissions. This is the fourth annual award competition for research using the IPUMS microdata collection. Papers or publications submitted should utilize IPUMS-USA, CPS or IPUMS-International, NAPP to study social, economic, and/or demographic processes.

Cash prizes will be awarded for:
– Best published work, and
– Best work by a graduate student, published or unpublished.

Deadline for nomination or submission: February 15, 2012. For more information see:


November 2, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–November 2, 2011

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities: “Screening of applications will begin on Jan. 13, 2012.” Appointments will begin around Sep. 1, 2012. For more information see:


September 7, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–September 7, 2011

US National Science Foundation Funding Opportunity: “Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences” (ICES)” (NSF 11-584, replaces NSF 10-583, submission window dates: Nov. 21-Dec. 6, 2011). For more information see:


September 6, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–September 6, 2011

US National Science Foundation Funding Opportunity Information, InfoBrief:

A. “Metadata for Long-standing Large-Scale Social Science Surveys (META-SSS)” (NSF 11-583, application deadline, Jan. 31, 2012). For more information see:


B. “U.S. Exports of Advanced Technology Products Declined Less Than Other U.S. Exports in 2009,” by Derek Hill (NSF 11-307, September 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).


August 12, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–August 12, 2011

National Endowment for the Arts Funding Opportunities: “Conduct Research on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics,” (NEARFP11-22, applications deadline August 29, 2011).


August 11, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–August 11, 2011

US National Endowment for the Arts Funding Opportunity: “Conduct Research on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics” (NEARFP11-22, application deadline, Aug. 29, 2011). For more information see:


June 10, 2011

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–June 10, 2011

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Funding Opportunity: “Announcing Grants to Encourage Research and Scholarship” (application deadline: Jul. 14, 2011). For more information see:


September 21, 2010

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–September 21, 2010

US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity: “Limited Competition for the Global Research Initiative Program, Behavioral/Social Sciences (R01)” (PAR-10-280, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjuntion with several other agencies, multiple application deadlines). For more information see:


July 13, 2010

CSSRR Health/Economics–July 13, 2010

RAND Corporation Bing Center For Health Economics Funding Opportunity: “RAND’s Bing Center for Health Economics invites applications to its Visiting Scholars Program. Visiting scholars will spend a minimum of 1 and up to 4 weeks in residence at RAND in either Santa Monica or Washington D.C. During their stay, the scholar will present a seminar on a health economics topic. The Program will cover travel and housing expenses, and will provide an honorarium of $1,000 per week. It will also facilitate interactions between the scholar and health economists throughout the organization. The program is targeted towards economists at the associate and full professor levels but promising junior scholars are also encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the period of the stay will be decided in collaboration with accepted applicants. To apply, please submit a CV along with a cover letter that includes (a) a one paragraph description of the work that will be presented and (b) a proposed period of stay. Applications and related questions can be e-mailed to Nancee Inouye at


If you know of any economists who would be interested in this program, please encourage them to apply. For more details on the program, please e-mail Mireille Jacobson at


For more information on the Bing Center see:


March 18, 2010

CSSRR Economics–March 18, 2010

Filed under: E. Funding Opportunity,Economics — admin @ 2:10 pm

US Department of Agriculture, Economics Research Service Funding Opportunity: “Research Planning Grants To Support Application of Behavioral Economics in USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs: Request for Applications,” (Administrative Publication No. (AP-045), March 2010, .pdf format, 15p.).


February 16, 2010

CSSRR Economics–February 16, 2010

Filed under: E. Funding Opportunity,Economics — admin @ 11:32 am

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Funding Opportunity: “Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program, Fiscal 2010, Competitive Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program: Description and Application Process,” by David Smallwood and Victor Oliveira (Administrative Publication No. AP-044, February 2010, .pdf format, 21p.). Application deadline is: Apr. 12, 2010.


February 9, 2010

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–February 9, 2010

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) [Laxenburg, Austria] Funding Opportunity: “Application and Selection Process of the IIASA-Funded Postdoctoral Program.” “IIASA provides full funding for two postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA’s research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA’s agenda.” Closing date for applications is Feb. 28, 2010. For more information see:


January 13, 2010

CSSRR Economics/Health/Sociology–January 13, 2010

Institute of International Education Dissertation Fellowships: “The Institute of International Education and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. The two-year fellowships of 20,000 dollars per year are open to students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States, Canada, and sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of this fellowship program is to produce sound evidence on the role of population and reproductive health in economic development that could be incorporated into national and international economic planning and decision-making.” Deadline for application for students in the U.S. and Canada is Feb. 26, 2010. For more information see:


For students in Sub-Saharan Africa the deadline for application is Mar. 5, 2010. For more information see:


December 18, 2009

CSSRR Economics–December 18, 2009

Filed under: E. Data,E. Funding Opportunity,E. US Govt. Pub,Economics — admin @ 3:36 pm

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Funding Opportunity, Report, Data:

A. “Request for Applications for Competitive Grant Awards to Conduct Economic Research on the Joint Contributions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Unemployment Insurance to the Nation’s Social Safety Net,” by David Smallwood and John Kirlin (Administrative Publication No. AP-043, .pdf format, 20p., application deadline, Feb. 17, 2010). For more information see:


B. “Growth and Equity Effects of Agricultural Marketing Efficiency Gains in India,” by Maurice R. Landes and Mary E. Burfisher (Economic Research Report No. ERR-89, December 2009, .pdf format, 35p.).


C. “Meat Price Spreads” (latest update, December 2009, Microsoft Excel format). “This data set provides monthly average price values, and the differences among those values, at the farm, wholesale, and retail stages of the production and marketing chain for selected cuts of beef, pork, and broilers. In addition, retail prices are provided for beef and pork cuts, turkey, whole chickens, eggs, and dairy products.

Price spreads are reported for last 6 years, 12 quarters, and 24 months. The retail price file provides monthly estimates for the last 6 months. The historical file provides data since 1970.”


D. “Agricultural Outlook: Statistical Indicators” (November 2009, .pdf and .zip compressed and uncompressed Microsoft Excel format, 43p.).


November 3, 2009

CSSRR Economics–November 3, 2009

Filed under: E. Funding Opportunity,Economics — admin @ 10:55 am

National Poverty Center [University of Michigan] Funding Opportunity: “Survey Of Income And Program Participation (Sipp) Analytic Research Small Grants Competition,” (November 2009, .pdf format). Note: The deadline for application is December 4, 2009.


October 16, 2009

CSSRR Economics/Sociology–October 16, 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the European University Institute, Florence (Italy) Call for applications: The deadline for applications for the academic year 2010-2011 is Oct. 25, 2009.

Max Weber Fellowships The Max Weber Programme


funded by the European Commission (DG Education), is the largest postdoctoral programme for young researchers in the social sciences in the world. Max Weber Fellowships are for 1 or 2 years and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate in the social sciences (economics, law, political science, sociology, history and related fields) within the last 5 years. The Max Weber fellowships are designed for junior post-docs who want to advance in their research and academic training in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or who are already in the early stages of their academic careers. A first round of Max Weber Fellowships in Economics will be offered by mid-November, allowing successful candidates to postpone entering the tenure-track international job market. In the past all economics Fellows looking for an academic job have found suitable positions, having received support from the programme. Other candidates have found interesting tenure track positions but, having then been selected for a MWFellowship, postponed their starting date to spend a productive year as Max Weber Fellows. Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship. Each year circa 45 postdoctoral fellows are part of the programme. For more information on how to apply please see:


Jean Monnet Fellowships. Through its Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies offers fellowships to post-docs in an early stage of their academic career. During their stay at the RSCAS, fellows work on a research topic that fits well in the overall research profile of the RSCAS


and participate in the academic life of the Centre and of the EUI. Each fellow is assigned a professorial mentor. Jean Monnet Fellowships usually have a duration of 12 or 24 months and are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 7 years. The main criteria during the selection procedure are the CV, the overall scientific quality of the proposal, and the fit of the proposal with the research programme of the Centre. For more information please see


August 13, 2009

CSSRR Economics, Sociology–August 13, 2009

Think Tank Initiative [Ottawa, Canada] Funding Opportunity: “The Think Tank Initiative invites applications from independent organizations in Latin America and South Asia that are committed to using research to inform and influence social and economic policy. The Initiative will provide multi-year core funding and technical support to successful think tanks” (dealine for application is Sept. 21, 2009).


More information about the Initiative:


August 3, 2009

CSSRR Economics/Health–August 3, 2009

US Department of Health and Human Services News Release: “Grants.Gov Web Site Offers New Feature for Information on Applying for All ARRA Federal Grants” (Aug. 3, 2009).


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