Funding, Study, Work Opportunities


Event date(s): 13 October 2024 - 16 October 2024

Pathways Europe 202: Scholarships Open

Scholarships are now open for the Pathways Europe 2024: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conference, which will be held 13-16 October 2024 in Córdoba, Spain. The general scholarship is open to anyone who:

•    demonstrates financial need
•    demonstrates how Pathways Europe 2024 will help them develop their career
•    demonstrates the ability to cover the remainder of their costs not covered by the scholarship (lodging, travel, incidentals, etc.)

In addition to these scholarship opportunities, we are offering a registration discount to all students, including graduate-level students.

All applicants must apply by 13 May 2024. Scholarship awards will be announced on May 25, 2024. More information on scholarship eligibility and applications can be found on our website.

For more information, see

Location: Spain
Event date(s): 10 June 2024 - 02 August 2024

Pitt Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program - Accepting Applications

The Public Health Undergraduate Scholars Program (PHUSP) is an eight-week residential program designed to encourage college students to consider careers in public health. The program focuses on health equity, environmental justice, climate and health, and maternal and child health. It will be held at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health from June 10 to August 2, 2024.

PHUSP offers internship placements, classroom instruction, group activities and mentorship. Scholars will also participate in a 2.5-day research poster showcase at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Scholars will receive a $3,200 stipend, round-trip transportation to Pittsburgh and financial support for meals. The cost of on-campus housing and travel to Atlanta for the research showcase is covered by PHUSP.

Applications are currently being accepted and are due by 31 January 2024. PHUSP is funded by the CDC through the John R. Lewis Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program.

Email with any questions.

Location: School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, , United States of America
Application deadline: 29 February 2024

PhD in Population Sciences “Interrelated perspectives on population issues”, Second edition

Four schools at the University of Lisbon (ULisboa) – Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território and Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão – have come together to offer a unique PhD programme on Population Sciences. After a successful first edition in 2023/24, applications are now open for the second edition - this first applications' period will close on the 29th of February.

A key feature of this programme is its interdisciplinary character, using mainly quantitative methods to study population issues. The programme recognizes that studying population and the causes and consequences of demographic events calls upon and contributes to diverse scientific fields.

The PhD in Population Sciences is a 4-year PhD programme designed for committed students and professionals from all backgrounds. Coming from a background in the Social Sciences, Health Sciences or Statistics, for example, you will receive solid training in demography and benefit from the international research environment. The programme, which is taught in English, will prepare you for top-level research in academic and non-academic environments.

The doctoral programme is based at ULisboa but connected to the world through partnerships with leading institutions.

Deadline for 'first applications': 29 February 2024

On January 29th, there will be an online Q&A session at 14:00 (Lisbon time). If you are interested in the PhD in Population Sciences at ULisboa and would like to find out more about it, register for free at the PhD's website to receive the link.

Location: University of Lisbon (ULisboa) , Portugal
Application deadline: 06 February 2024

Tenured researchers, Demography and associated disciplines

The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) is a public research organization. Its mission is to conduct research on all aspects of populations, to provide research training, and to report on the findings of its research to public authorities and the wider society. The research conducted at INED focuses on population questions, whether they relate to contemporary or historical issues. A wide variety of disciplinary approaches are employed in this research, drawing on the fields of demography, sociology, economics, history, geography, medicine, epidemiology, statistics, anthropology, etc.

INED will be hiring two tenured researchers in 2024.
Positions of Tenured Research Scientist (Chargé∙e de recherche de classe normale)
Qualification required: Doctorate/PhD
Location: INED, Campus Condorcet, 9 cours des Humanités, 93322 Aubervilliers, France
No age, gender or nationality restrictions
Competition opening date: 5 January 2024
Application submission deadline: 6 February 2024

Job description: the successful applicants will have tenured researcher status. They will develop their research within the context of the unit or units with which they are affiliated. They will be involved in promoting and leading research. They will also support research training through research.

Qualifications: applicants must have a doctorate in a subject relevant to population studies (demography, sociology, economics, history, geography, medicine, epidemiology, statistics, anthropology, etc.) as well as an excellent knowledge of quantitative methods applied to social sciences.

Desired experience: a broad range of experience (work with different research laboratories, work abroad, teaching, involvement in survey design, involvement in the organization of a scientific event, etc.) and a willingness to embrace multi-disciplinary and multi-method approaches (including using qualitative methods) would be desirable.

For any questions on the administrative part of the application, candidates can contact the researcher competitions office: , tel.: +33 (0)1 56 06 20 72

Location: French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France
16 January 2024

Senior Research Fellow: Spatiotemporal Population, Demographic, & Environmental Modeler

The Department of Geographic & Environmental Sciences at the University of Louisville is seeking to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for a newly funded NASA project, “Synthesis Study of Land Cover, Land Use, and Demographic Change under Multi-Dimensional Developments and Climate Pressures in Southeast Asia,” to supplement expertise in earth-observation processing, sociodemographic modeling and cloud computing integration and synthesize understanding of the dynamics and interactions of the complex changes in the biophysical and socioeconomic systems along the rural-urban continuum. The work will directly inform scientific support to the strategic development of proactive policies that are regionally relevant and effective in Southeast Asia. The position would be based in the Department of Geographic & Environmental Sciences but will involve substantial collaboration and engagement with partner institutions on the project. Remote, off-campus applicants may be considered if exceptionally qualified.

The position requires expertise in socio-ecological modeling and synthesis to integrate various Earth Observation layers with high resolution mapping of population distributions and demographics based on census, household survey and high-resolution covariate data layers. The work will involve collaborations with US-based partners at CUNY, NASA JPL, Columbia, and Western Michigan University, as well as international institutions to provide a consistent and responsible point-of-contact for across partners. By joining the vibrant and well-connected interdisciplinary team the candidate will have opportunities to lead career-changing, high-impact publications for the project, as well as conduct independent research that aligns with their own interests and background.

The project work to be undertaken by the candidate will involve:

(i) Modification and documentation of existing prototypes for statistical and programming interfaces for data processing and final product generation
(ii) Contributing to the design of population synthesis mapping methods with the integration of novel urban and built-area datasets and urban growth models along SE Asian rural urban continuums
(iii) Together with established colleagues at collaborating institutions be a primary facilitator for technical- and production-related exchanges between U.S., Asian, and European collaborators and stakeholders
Other job responsibilities will include extended travel to domestic partners and Southeast Asia for meetings and project coordination.

Given these tasks, strong experience in spatial statistical analysis, computer programming, social-ecological systems modeling, and/or demography is therefore a significant advantage. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a statistical/computational/quantitative discipline, or relevant industry experience. The current tools used by the project team include R, Python, Stan and its implementations, the Google Earth Engine API and ESRI platforms and applicants with experience in these environments will be preferred. The project work will be highly interdisciplinary and as such there is some flexibility to accommodate expertise from a range of cognate disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. geography, demography, statistics, computer science, ecology, epidemiology etc). Ability and willingness to travel overseas is also necessary.

The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Forrest Stevens and Dr. Andrea Gaughan at the University of Louisville trained in interdisciplinary, socio-environmental system thinking, and have the opportunity for continuing to develop independent research ideas. The position starting date is January 15, 2024 for a period of 1.75 years and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Informal enquiries may be made to either Dr. Forrest Stevens ( or Dr. Gaughan ( or Applications must be made online at for Job ID 33110. Application materials must be uploaded in a single document.

Location: Department of Geographic & Environmental Sciences, University of Louisville, United States of America