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OPRE Grant Announcement: Family Strengthening Scholars

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services has recently published a discretionary research funding announcement. The full announcement for “Family Strengthening Scholars” is available online at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-OPRE-PD-0977. OPRE intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. Applicants may apply…

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Joint NIA-AGS Conference on Sleep: Application Now Available

“Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health, and Functioning” — the second in a three-part series of U13 Bedside-to-Bench Conferences — will be held October 4–6, 2015, in Bethesda, Maryland. Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society, the conference will provide attendees across multiple disciplines with opportunities to learn about cutting-edge research, participate in creating recommendations for future research, and connect with colleagues and leaders in the field. Click here for more information, and submit your application by June 1.

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38th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

January 3–6, 2016 TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Co-sponsored by: Association for Psychological Science University of South Florida Department of Psychology

Registration is limited to 375 participants; early registration is highly recommended. Poster session proposals should be received by October 1, 2015 to guarantee space in the program, although later submissions will be considered if poster space remains available. The conference program includes four morning workshops on the first day, three poster sessions, three participant idea exchanges, social hours, book and software displays, and 30 featured speakers, well-known for their excellence in teaching psychology. The conference registration fee is the same as the registration fee for the January 2015 NITOP for registrations received through November 15, 2015 (regular participant, $545) and after November 15, 2015, the regular participant registration fee will be $595. This fee includes admission to all conference sessions and events, buffet breakfasts and lunches,…

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ORI Announces Grants to Fund Conferences Promoting Research Integrity

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) seeks to support conferences to develop multidisciplinary networks to build upon existing evidence-based research and stimulate innovative approaches to preventing research misconduct and promoting research integrity. ORI is especially interested in supporting conferences that lead to extramural grant applications on research on research integrity and peer-reviewed publications. This program is intended to complement and promote ORI’s core education and research activities by providing a mechanism for those concerned with research integrity to meet to discuss theoretical, empirical, research design, educational, legal, procedural, ethical, and other issues related to preventing research misconduct and addressing issues that arise after an allegation of research misconduct is brought forward at an institution. These meetings should be designed to bring together experts from diverse areas of research, education, administration, law, and government to develop new tools for education and design programs to help prevent research misconduct and promote research…

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24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

The 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development will be held in Vilnius, capital city of Lithuania on 10–14 July, 2016. For more information, visit www.issbd2016.com/en/.

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8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain

The 8th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2016, to be held May 20–23 ) is a major biennial gathering of pain management specialists. Aimed at physicians, researchers, students and nurses, WIP 2016 will combine participant-friendly educational activities with hands-on courses. This combined theoretical and practical approach has already facilitated breakthroughs in pain management interventional techniques.

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XIV Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)

“Trauma in Changing Societies: Social Contexts and Clinical Practice” 10–13 June 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

About ESTSS

ESTSS 2015 is the annual Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, for the first time to be held in Northeastern Europe. Expected to attract around 600 academics and practitioners, it is going to be Europe’s largest event in the field of trauma psychology this year.

Under the theme of “Trauma in Changing Societies: Social Contexts and Clinical Practice,” the Conference aims to discuss the social context of trauma, including acknowledgement of trauma, social support, linking traumatic stress field among different professionals and educating society about trauma and recovery. It will also focus on clinical practice — its newest trends, issues and the most advanced know-how. A series of preconference workshops will also be of interest to field professionals, academics, students or anyone working with people affected by traumas.

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Psychonomic Society’s 56th Annual Meeting

Psychonomic Society’s 56th Annual Meeting November 19–22, 2015 Chicago, Illinois, USA www.psychonomic.org/annual-meeting Keynote Address: Asher Koriat, University of Haifa

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Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting

Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting November 17–20, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society May 5–8, 2016 Granada, Spain www.ps2016.org

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International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

ISTSS 31st Annual Conference

Back to Basics: Integrating Clinical and Scientific Knowledge to Advance the Field of Trauma November 5 -7, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana www.istss.org

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27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies

June 29–July 3, 2015 Oakland, California www.hnu.edu/ishs/ISHS2015

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6th FPR–UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference

A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior October 23-24, 2015 UCLA

This conference occurs at a critical juncture in sex/gender research in neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related disciplines. New theories are utilizing a conception of the brain as dynamic, plastic, and adaptable, and of sex/gender brain and behavioral differences as subject to the influence of a broad range of biological, cultural, and social or environmental factors.

In organizing this conference, our aim is to bring the neuro- and social sciences together to consider three cross-cutting questions on sex/gender: Why now? what’s fixed/changing/changeable? what’s at stake?

Registration for our conference is Now Open.

EARLY Registration ENDS on June 30, 2015 • Afterwards, LATE registration, with higher registration fees.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION: ONLY FOR GENERAL PUBLIC

All others (Current Students/ University of California Faculty/ International Customers/ Conference Scholarships) must register by MAIL/FAX/IN PERSON to UCLA…

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International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology

The International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology will be held 2–5 August 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. For more information, visit icttp2016.com.

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45th Annual EABCT Congress

The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, on August 31–September 3, 2015. The Congress Topic is “CBT: A Road to Hope and Compassion for People in Conflict.” For more information, visit www.isas.co.il/eabct2015.

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22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute

22nd Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 6–9, 2015, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; and Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. Click for more information and the application form. Application deadline is March 16, 2015.

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Call for Papers: 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention

The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16–20, 2015. This biannual event, sponsored by the World Health Organization, is the world’s largest gathering of researchers, practitioners, helpline workers, program planners, graduate students and persons concerned with suicide bereavement. Over 700 persons from different disciplines around the world will meet to discuss new discoveries and technologies in suicide prevention. The official languages are English and French and there will be simultaneous translation for all plenary sessions and a selection of parallel sessions.

The congress theme, New discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention, highlights the innovative topics, but the congress will also cover a full range of research and interventions in suicide prevention, with multidisciplinary perspectives, from biology and genetics to psychology and anthropology and suicide in the cinema.

The 2nd announcement and call for papers, symposia, and workshops are…

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NSF Proposals for I/UCRCs in Areas Relevant to the Forensic Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have partnered as co-sponsors to welcome proposals for establishment of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers in areas relevant to the forensic sciences. With permission from the Principal Investigator (PI), NIJ will share in evaluation of forensics-related I/UCRC proposals, and may co-sponsor successful proposals.

The I/UCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF; their research is primarily funded by center members, with NSF playing a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. These sponsorship roles can be shared by NSF and NIJ for forensics-relevant I/UCRCs, providing additional valuable perspective.

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics relevant to the forensic sciences. Examples of center foci that would be considered relevant and of interest include but are not limited to: human judgment and decision making…

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Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Pilot Seeks Proposals

The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot seeks to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposalsthat are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research (IDR and PTR, respectively). Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose:

Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary. Lines of research promise transformational advances. Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or coreview.

Proposals meeting INSPIRE criteria will be considered for funding on any NSF-supported topic and may be submitted after August 1, 2014. Awards will generally support an individual principal investigation or a small…

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The Good Judgment Project Seeks Participants

The Good Judgment Project is a 4-year research study begun in mid-2011 and organized as part of a government-sponsored forecasting tournament. The GJP is looking for people around the world who might value participating in a massive forecasting tournament, either as question generators, as forecasters, or as both. To volunteer as a forecaster, click here. Those who would rather serve as subject matter experts and assist with identifying the key properties of forecasting questions can complete the survey here. The tournament will begin on August 20.

Forecasting Tournaments: Tools for Increasing Transparency and Improving the Quality of Debate Philip E. Tetlock, Barbara A. Mellers, Nick Rohrbaugh, and Eva Chen

 

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4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment

The 4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment will be held June 11–12, 2015, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.  Visit www.tmfi.nl/symptomvalidity for more information.

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2015 APS Annual Convention

The 2015 APS Annual Convention will be held May 21-24, 2015, in New York City. Watch the APS Convention website for more details.

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SARMAC 11th Annual Meeting

The Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 11th annual meeting will be held June 24–27, 2015, in Victoria, BC, Canada.  Visit www.sarmac.org/upcoming-conferences for more information. SARMAC welcomes submissions for papers, symposia, or posters in any area of applied research on memory and cognition (e.g., law, education, engineering, health/medicine, politics, marketing). Deadline for submissions is January 9, 2015. This is the photo of a dock in Victoria, British Columbia, along with the SARMAC logo.

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