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.
Head Start and Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants
The full announcement for “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants” is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/
The full announcement for “Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants” is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/
The purpose of the Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants is to support research addressing issues related to Head Start and Early Head Start. The purpose of the Child Care Student Research Grants is to support research addressing issues related to child care and CCDF.
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.
Who is eligible to apply? Funds for Head Start and Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants are available to accredited public, State-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of a doctoral-level graduate student. All eligible applicants must have a faculty mentor, who has a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field, and conducts research as a primary professional responsibility in their university/institution. Eligible U.S. institutions may apply on behalf of their own university faculty who will serve as Principal Investigator for an international non-U.S. citizen who is an advanced graduate student enrolled in their program.
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 CCDF (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 and Child Care Graduate Student Research Grants, seehttp://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.