Developmental Research Projects
A central aim of the CU Population Center is to provide early support for innovative, collaborative projects with the potential to substantially advance understanding in one of CUPC's central research themes: migration and population distribution, health and mortality, and/or environmental demography. This year, four outstanding projects were supported -- combined, they represent a variety of disciplinary perspectives and will make important contributions to science and human well-being.
- Jill Litt, Environmental Studies, "A Pilot RCT of Gardening as an Intervention to Reduce Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease"
- Robin Bernstein, Anthropology, "Milk: Nutrition and Health Shaped by Cultural Practices and the Environment"
- Stef Mollborn, Sociology, "Technology Use and Health Lifestyles in Children and Youth"
- Stefan Leyk, Geography, "Evaluating Fine-Resolution Spatial Settlement Layers for New Forms of Data-Intensive Demographic Research Under Uncertainty"
Each year CUPC awards approximately $50,000 in Developmental Grants, including Pilot Research Grants for amounts between $3,000 and $15,000 (Last year's call for Pilot CUPC proposals) and Rapid Response Small Grants (Last year's call for Small CUPC grants) that are limited to $3,000.
2012-2013 Pilot Projects
- Francisca Antman, "Incentives to Identify: Ethnic Identification and Affirmative Action in College Admissions"
- JD Daw, "Demographic Investigations of Kinship Patterns in Cause of Death, Household Integration, and Kinship Dynamics of College Selectivity"
- Lori Hunter, "A Meta-Analysis of the Demographic Scholarship on Migration-Environment Linkages"
- Stef Mollborn, "The Formation and Consequences of Children's Health Lifestyles"
- Fernando Riosmena, "The Role of 'Barrio' Effects on Foreign-Born Hispanic Health"
- Seth Spielman, "Improving the Neighborhood-Scale Demographic Estimates"
- Lori Hunter, Supplemental funding for Fall 2013 workshop on "Climate Change, Migration and Health"
2011-2012 Pilot Projects
- Fernando Riosmena, Geography, "Local Climatic Variability, Local Economic Conditions, and U.S.-Bound Migration from Rural Mexico across the Family Life Cycle."
- Elisabeth Root, Geography, "Temporal Dimensions of Neighborhood Effects on Childhood Health and Well- Being."
- Jill Williams, Institute of Behavioral Science, "HIV and the Sexual Behavior of Older Adults in Rural South Africa."
2011-2012 RAPID RESPONSE PROPOSALS
- Mara Goldman, Geography, "Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought: New Trends and Emerging Patterns among East African Pastoralists."
- Stefanie Mollborn, Sociology, "Resource Changes and Early Childhood Health and Development."
- Fred Pampel, Sociology, "Cohort Change, Diffusion, and Sexual Attitudes."
- Isaac Reed, Sociology, "Historical Demography and Imperial Instability."