POLICY NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES AT SPSSI
Congressional Seminar on Criminal Justice Reform and Justice Reinvestment: In this April 2017 briefing, Dr. Rich Wiener and Judge John Colborn used the example of Nebraska to talk about how policy initiatives can spur advances in risk assessment, evidence-based practices, and lower recidivism rates among convicted offenders and probationers. Their collaborative work highlighted one way in which researchers and policymakers can work together to inform and improve criminal justice systems.
Register Now: SPSSI Methodology Webinar - An Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis - Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3 pm EDT (12 pm PDT): Long considered the gold standard for research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses form the basis for many practitioners' and policymakers' decisions. In this one-hour webinar organized by the SPSSI Graduate Student Committee, Robert Marx of Vanderbilt University will provide an introduction to conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis, walking participants through the search, screening, and coding processes.
Register Now: SPSSI's Policy Workshop in Albuquerque on June 22, 2017: In this year's workshop, presentations, panel discussions, and breakout activities will focus on the different ways in which students and scholars can create and foster collaborations not just across research/issue areas of interest, but also across different kinds of communities and policy settings, types of stakeholders (e.g., researchers, clinicians, community activists, civil servants), and generations of investigators (e.g., graduate students, early-career scholars, mid-career scholars, senior scholars). Registration is $25 for students and $50 for non-students.
Proposals Due May 1, 2017 for SPSSI Local- and State-Level Policy Work Grants: SPSSI is pleased to invite proposals for grants to local- and state-level research/policy groups. SPSSI will fund up to three groups, at up to $2000 each, for this spring award cycle. This initiative has three goals: 1) to influence policy at the local and state levels through applied research, 2) to increase the availability of policy opportunities for SPSSI members who are interested in applied research, and 3) to encourage younger scholars to become more involved in SPSSI.
Call for New SPSSI UN/NGO Representatives and Interns: SPSSI is now accepting applications for the SPSSI UN/NGO Committee, which advises the United Nations on a range of social issues. Representatives and Interns must live in or near New York City so that they can travel one or more times each month to UN Headquarters in Manhattan.
Watch Now: Recorded Webcast of SPSSI Co-Sponsored Psychology Day at the United Nations: The theme of this year's annual event was“Promoting Well-being in the 21st Century: Psychological Contributions for Social, Economic, and Environmental Challenges.”
Watch Now: Recorded SPSSI Webinar on "Science, Policy, and Controversy": On April 19, 2017, the SPSSI Graduate Student Committee hosted its first policy-focused webinar, which featured a presentation by Dr. Daniel Hicks, a philosopher and Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
SPSSI Marched for Science: Scientists and science lovers in 600 cities Marched for Science on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and SPSSI was there. Initial reports from our members indicate that SPSSI members marched in 35 cities in the United States and internationally. We want to hear about it! Email us your pictures and tell us a little about the experience. If you did not get a chance to respond to our earlier March for Science survey, tell us where you marched on Saturday.
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National Academy of Sciences Soliciting Proposals for Two $37,500 Awards to Support the Formation and Development of Collaborative Science Communication Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships - Applications Due June 1, 2017
USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (supports work on, for example, climate change mitigation and adaptation, workforce modernization) - Applications Due June 8, 2017
Why Social Science? Because Social Science is Necessary to Achieve Health Equity (WhySocialScience.com)