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Deadline to apply: 31 May 2019
In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES encourages scholars at the beginning of their career to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2019 for Early Scholars. Deadline for next application: 31 May 2019. [...]
Deadline for nominations: 1 June 2019
Massimo Livi Bacci's long and outstanding scientific activity has addressed various aspects of Italian and world population, in terms of current development as well as historical perspectives. His work is characterized by frequent incursions into disciplinary fields different to his central demographic interests, in order to both better understand the issues addressed and, at the same time, offer extensive comparative analysis framed by the long run. Indeed, Massimo Livi Bacci has produced some large and intense "frescoes" on the history of population. [...]
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship available for MSc Gerontology
The University of Southampton is delighted to announce an opportunity to apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for the (face-to-face) MSc Gerontology programme in the Department of Gerontology and Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton in 2019-20. This opportunity is open to persons who are a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person with a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Bachelors Honours or equivalent degree in the Social Sciences or a field relevant to Gerontology and Ageing. [...]
In honor of International Women's Day (IWD), check out some of our publications about research on gender and gender equality. [...]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting takes place in Washington D.C. this February with exhibitors from across the world showcasing their research related to the theme of ‘Science Transcending Boundaries’.  [...]
Press Release: Alberto Palloni will coordinate a new ERC Advanced project at CSIC that will demonstrate the theories linking developmental biology, epigenetics and human health and mortality [...]
The winners of the Allianz European Demographer Award 2019 are Ridhi Kasyhap from Oxford University and Bruno Arpino from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. [...]
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Oxford University will set up a new Centre for Demographic Science with £10 million funding from the Leverhulme Trust. In their announcement, the Trust states: "Demographic research aids society, government and industry to prepare for demands related to population growth and shrinkage, climate change, migration, longevity and ageing, fertility and household change. Our aim is to build an internationally-recognised centre of research excellence that will disrupt, realign and raise the value of demography." [...]
The 8th Berlin Demography Forum (BDF) takes place from 21-22 January 2019 and focuses on the aspects of “Diversity – Social Equity – Cohesion. Perspectives for Germany and Europe”. It aims to bring together leading politicians, scientists, economists, and representatives of international organisations and civil society to debate possible routes towards sustainable development and conveys them to the public at large.  [...]
Wie werde ich aussehen, wenn ich richtig alt bin? Gibt es ein Geheimnis für ein langes, gesundes Leben? In der interaktiven Ausstellung „100 Jahre alt werden – aber wie?“ können Besucher auf spielerische und unterhaltsame Art herausfinden, was der viel zitierte „Demografische Wandel“ für das eigene Leben bedeutet. [...]

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