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*Letters of intent are due March 1, 2018 and applications are due April 2, 2018.
OPRE Grant Announcement
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has recently published two discretionary research funding announcements titled “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants” and “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars”, which are summarized below. If you have questions regarding these grant announcements, please email HSGraduateResearchReviews@icfi.com or ChildcareScholars@icfi.com, respectively, or call 1-877-350-5913. Potential applicants should sign up for updates on grants.gov to receive notifications and updates regarding these Funding Opportunity Announcements.
Head Start and Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants
The purpose of the Early Care and Education Scholars grants are to support doctoral dissertation research addressing issues related to Head Start and child care. Both funding announcements aim to support work that will inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/ understudied populations, utilizing the most rigorous research methodology, and promoting mentor-student relationships that support students’ independent lines of research.
The full announcement for “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants” is available at: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YR-1219
The full announcement for “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars” is available at: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YE-1208
What is the funding award limit and project period? Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period.
What types of research are supported? Proposed projects must address applied research questions that will inform and improve Head Start and/or Early Head Start (for the Head Start Grants) or child care and Child Care and Development Fund (for the Child Care Grants). For suggestions of topics that may be of interest to ACF, please see each full announcement. For information about previous Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants and Child Care Research Scholar Grants , see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/research/project/head-start-graduate-student-research-program-0 or http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/research/project/child-care-research-scholars-0, respectively.
When is the application deadline? Letters of intent are due March 1, 2018 and applications are due April 2, 2018. If you have questions regarding these grant announcements, please email HSGraduateResearchReviews@icfi.com, ChildCareScholars@icfi.com, or call 1-877-350-5913.