Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants

The summary for the Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Children and Families OPRE, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to solicit applications for Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants. Funds support dissertation research by advanced graduate students working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. These grants focus on building capacity in the research field by: (1) addressing questions relevant to early childhood programs that serve children and families with low-income, (2) supporting applied experience with collaboration with participating program partners, and (3) fostering mentoring relationships between faculty members and doctoral students. OPRE is interested in research that directly informs local, state, or federal policies and is relevant to multiple early care and education settings. Applicants must demonstrate an established partnership with their Head Start program partner(s) (and other early care and education program partners if applicable) that should be apparent throughout the research plan, from development and refinement of the research questions through the proposed data collection or secondary analyses of data, interpretation, and dissemination of findings. Eligible Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and faith-based institutions of higher education are encouraged to apply. The applicant organization must have a history of research and federal funding oversight and must have appropriate research support resources to support the student. The faculty mentor who will serve as principal 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 must be able to provide proper supervision and quality control over the project and interactions with participating programs to help ensure successful completion of sound dissertation research that addresses critical questions of interest to program(s) and ACF. To be eligible for award, the graduate student must provide evidence of an approved dissertation proposal with their application. This is a change from previous years when applicants were given additional time to submit evidence of an approved dissertation proposal after the application due date. The 2023 application due date and the due date for the evidence of an approved dissertation proposal are the same and will be specified in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). For further information about previous Head Start Graduate Student Research Grant recipients, please refer to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/research/project/head-start-graduate-student-research-program. For more information about OPRE, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre. For information about the Office of Head Start and Head Start programs, see https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohs . Please subscribe to this forecast at grants.gov to receive notifications of any updates. SAM.gov System Alert - Entity Validation Delays: All applicants must be registered at SAM.gov and establish a Unique Entity Identifier. Due to high demand, SAM.gov is experiencing a considerable delay in processing entity legal business name and address validation tickets. As needed, please start the process early to avoid interruptions in application submissions. You can find SAM resources related to this process here - https://www.fsd.gov/gsafsd_sp?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0058422&sys_kb_id=7bb8810ddba05990060d5425f3961912&spa=1.
Federal Grant Title: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants
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-2023-ACF-OPRE-YR-0153
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.600
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 18th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: May 18th, 2023
Posted Date: March 16th, 2023
Creation Date: March 16th, 2023
Archive Date: June 26th, 2023
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: March 16th, 2023
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 - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applicant eligibility is unrestricted except as noted in this section. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity. Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.
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