Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars

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Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is soliciting applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. For further information about prior awards made to Child Care Research Scholars, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/research/project/child-care-research-scholars. For further information about OPRE, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre. For information about the Office of Child Care (OCC) and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/occ/about/what-we-do. Child Care Research Scholars projects address issues of significance related to CCDF; inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved / understudied populations; and utilize the most rigorous research methodology for the selected research question. Applicants must consult with a CCDF administrator in the development of the proposal. For CCDF State agency contact information and links to State CCDF administration web sites, please visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/occ/resource/ccdf-grantee-state-and-territory-contacts. Funding is dependent on availability of funds and government interest.
Federal Grant Title: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Children and Families OPRE (HHS-ACF-OPRE)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YE-1208
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.575
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 12th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: June 12th, 2017
Posted Date: April 12th, 2017
Creation Date: April 12th, 2017
Archive Date: July 12th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 12th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
The dissertation mentor, who will serve as principle investigator, must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field and conduct research as a primary professional responsibility. Faculty mentors with doctoral training and research expertise will be able to provide proper supervision and quality control over the research project to help ensure a quality end product. The graduate student is expected to have an approved dissertation proposal by the application due date and must submit evidence with the application submission. If the research project involves data collection within a child care setting, the graduate student must have established collaborative partnership with the program(s) and must submit letters of support, as appropriate, from the CCDF state administrator or relevant personnel from state or local agencies from Head Start or Early Head Start program(s). The applicant organization has a history of research and budget oversight and has appropriate resources to support the student. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
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