Poverty Studies Announcements

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) distributes this compilation of poverty-related opportunities as a service to the larger poverty research and policy community; it is not intended to serve as a comprehensive resource, nor does inclusion imply endorsement.

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Type/Subject Sponsors(s) Description Deadline
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Poverty States: Federalism, Rights, and State Anti-Poverty Efforts"


March 23–24, 2018 Washington, DC
American University Washington College of Law

This conference will focus on the interplay between federal, state, and local anti-poverty efforts and programs. This conference is a gathering for all whose work focuses on poverty and inequality. There are three main lines to the conference: (1) Federalism (the relationship between the federal and state governments), (2) State and Local Level Anti-Poverty Efforts (what is working and what is not working, including state constitutional rights, access to justice initiatives, supplemental state programs, etc.), and (3) General Poverty Law Works-in-Progress (subject matter not limited in any way).

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Extended deadline:

09/15/17
Special Issue: Genomics at the Frontiers of Social and Behavioral Science Research: Theory, Discovery, and Translation Social Science & Medicine

We seek to publish high impact research that considers the social contextual factors that influence the translation of genomic information through the lens of social science theory. Invited topics include, for example: frameworks that consider integration of genomic, contextual and neurological/biological data; application of health behavior theory to decisions to access and use genomic information; health communication around genomics in clinical and community settings; and diffusion of innovation in putting genomics to use. Original research articles (both empirical and theoretical), reviews, position papers and commentaries that fit within the call are encouraged.

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10/15/17

2018 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit


March 7, 2018
Arlington, VA

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2018 Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Summit, co-sponsored by ASPPH and Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Now in its seventh year, the Undergraduate Summit will bring together public health educators, professionals, and students involved or interested in undergraduate public health education, and will feature presenters representing academic institutions with undergraduate public health programs, CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health, and organizations working closely with undergraduate public health education initiatives.

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10/22/17

Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)


May 30–June 2, 2018

Washington, D.C.
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) convenes to present the latest findings from evaluations or programs, policies, and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. For nearly 20 years, the RECS has been a leading forum for researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners, and Federal officials and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies. The 2018 RECS will provide an opportunity to gather in D.C. and hear the latest findings from evaluations of social welfare programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and develop strategies for future evaluations.

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Proposals: 09/08/17

Shaping Justice and Sustainability … in Urbanizing Regions


April 4–7, 2018

Toronto, Canada
Urban Affairs Association

Annual conference to examine the role of innovative and/or insurgent social practices in an urbanizing region as global financial systems exert greater control over national, regional, and local economies. What are the most effective strategies to create environmentally and economically sustainable communities in a regional context? How will different factions of regional actors evolve given conventional relationships, increased social and cultural diversity, and the contradictions of competitiveness and solidarity? Topical categories include poverty, welfare, income inequality; education policy in urban contexts; health and urban communities; and labor, employment, wages, and training.

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Abstracts: 10/01/17
Special Issue: Genomics at the frontiers of social and behavioral science research: Theory, discovery, and translation Social Science & Medicine

This special issue of Social Science & Medicine solicits papers focusing on the application of social science theory to advance the study of genomic translation. With the advent of precision medicine and the integration of genomic discoveries into medical care comes the need for optimal translation of such discoveries within both clinical and community contexts.

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Abstract:

10/15/17

Rural Poverty Fifty Years After The People Left Behind
A Research Conference Looking Backward and Forward


March 21–22, 2018

Washington, D.C.
Rural Policy Research Institute

Abstracts are being accepted for a multidisciplinary social science conference on rural poverty in the United States on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 report of the President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty entitled The People Left Behind.

Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for papers that

•  examine the geography of U.S. poverty and opportunity;
•  explore the challenges that have affected the nation's progress in reducing rural poverty over the past half century;
•  examine the nation's policies and programs to reduce rural poverty, assessing the effectiveness of poverty-reducing strategies, policies and programs in rural areas; or
•  explore regional innovations in policy.

The conference is being organized and sponsored by the Rural Policy Research Institute at University of Iowa, the Institute for Research on Poverty at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research with major funding from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

For more information, contact Bruce Weber,

Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University (bruce.weber@oregonstate.edu)
Abstracts: 10/01/17
Special issue on Child Development: The Roles of Public Policies and the Family Labour Economics

The aim of this issue is to highlight frontier theoretical and empirical knowledge about the linkages between child development, public policies, and the family. We take a broad view on public policies but definitely encourage submissions that investigate policies or interventions aimed directly at the child as well as those targeted other family members or the family as a whole. We also encourage studies that analyze behavior within the family, including sibling spillovers. A broad selection of topics fit in this general framework, ranging from the importance of early family support, health care, and child care to the consequences of the quality of the family environment as such.

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11/01/17

Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2018


March 9–11, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand
Tomorrow People Organization

Call for the following types of submissions:

•  Research Papers: Completed research papers in any of the topic areas listed below or related areas.
•  Abstracts: Abstracts of completed or proposed research in any of the topic areas listed below, or related areas. The abstract for proposed research should include the research objectives, proposed methodology, and a discussion of expected outcomes.
•  Student Papers: Research done by students in any of the topic areas listed below, or related areas.
•  Case Studies: Case studies in any of the topic areas listed below, or related areas.
•  Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for Future Research: Incomplete research or ideas for future research in order to generate discussion and feedback in any of related areas.
•  Reports on Issues Related to the conference topics: Reports related to innovative techniques or research related to any of the topic areas listed below or related areas.

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02/01/18
General Call for Papers Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics

The Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics® (JNPE) is the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on publishing original research in neuroeconomics, a field that resides at the interface of neuroscience, psychology, business and economic sciences. An interdisciplinary journal, JNPE serves as an appropriate outlet for neuroeconomics articles designed to be of interest to its broad audience of scholars and professionals.

Manuscripts that use scientific methods in psychology, neuroscience, or economics to better understand any topic of relevance to economics or business are appropriate for submission. Of special interest are studies aiming at the investigation of causal relationships, e.g., intervention studies.

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Open Call
GRANTS
Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01) National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States.

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LOI: 09/20/17
Application:

10/20/17
Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) National Institutes of Health

This FOA is intended to increase the breadth and scope of topics that can be addressed with systems science methodologies. This FOA calls for research projects that are applied and/or basic in nature (including methodological and measurement development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and employ methodologies suited to addressing the complexity inherent in behavioral and social phenomena, referred to as systems science methodologies. Additionally, this FOA seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among health researchers and experts in computational approaches to further the development of modeling- and simulation-based systems science methodologies and their application to important public health challenges.

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10/05/17
Promoting Research in Basic Neuroscience (R01) National Institutes of Health

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research addressing fundamental questions in basic neuroscience. Proposed projects can address any area of neuroscience within the missions of the participating institutes and should focus on understanding the structure and/or function of the normal nervous system. While fundamental basic research often generates insights relevant to disorders of the nervous system, this FOA is not intended to stimulate research that is explicitly disease-related.

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10/05/17
Health Disparities and Alzheimer's Disease (R01) National Institutes of Health

This FOA invites applications proposing to study health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders. Health-disparities research related to AD should include the study of biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental factors that influence population level health differences. Research approaches of interest include 1) improving recruitment and retention of populations underrepresented in AD research, 2) identifying priority factors or locating pathways and mechanisms that create and sustain AD health disparities, 3) addressing the challenges faced by informal/family caregivers from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are associated with the growing population of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, and 4) understanding the disparities in access to and utilization of formal long-term supports and services for those with dementia.

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10/05/17
Emerging Directions for Addressing Health Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease (R03) National Institutes of Health

This FOA invites applications proposing to study health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders. Health disparities research related to AD should include the study of biological, behavioral, sociocultural and environmental factors that influence population level health differences. Research approaches of interest include 1) improving recruitment and retention of populations underrepresented in AD research, 2) identifying priority factors or locating pathways and mechanisms that create and sustain AD health disparities, 3) addressing the challenges faced by informal/family caregivers from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are associated with the growing population of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, and 4) understanding the disparities in access to and utilization of formal long-term supports and services for those with dementia.

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10/16/17

BRAIN Initiative: Foundations of Non-Invasive Functional Human Brain Imaging and Recording - Bridging Scales and Modalities (R01)


Reissue of RFA-MH-16-750
National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), in support of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative®, aims to support transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function. Guided by the long-term scientific plan, "BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision," this FOA specifically seeks to support efforts that will revolutionize our understanding of the biological activity underlying, and bioinformatic content of, data collected using contemporary non-invasive functional brain imaging techniques. The hope is that these transformative discoveries will lead to breakthroughs in understanding the dynamic activity of the human brain.

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10/13/17
Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01) National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct innovative and feasible studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities. Applications that propose strategies with a focus on providers who care for clinical populations with excess burden of cardiovascular, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders, in concert with the health care delivery systems in which they practice, are strongly encouraged. Applications that test systems, infrastructures, and strategies to implement guideline-based care for NHLBI disorders in clinical care settings are also of high programmatic interest.

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10/20/17
CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50) National Institutes of Health

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field. The Center(s) will conduct innovative and high quality research including: 1) trials testing the efficacy and effectiveness of clinical interventions; 2) longitudinal prospective studies examining the long term effects of specific and understudied types of maltreatment including abusive head trauma, medical child abuse and neglect, chronic sexual abuse; 3) studies examining the neurobiology of abuse and neglect and implications for health outcomes; and 4) studies testing the development of screening tools and clinical assessment measures for early identification and treatment of specific types of abuse and neglect to decrease morbidity and mortality and to identify potential comorbidities. The Centers are also required to propose a community engagement core which will provide opportunities for students and faculty at all levels, to be exposed to cutting edge educational tools and technologies, research, and expertise within the field of child maltreatment.

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LOI: 10/27/17
Application:

11/27/17
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations.

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11/15/17
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate innovative exploratory and developmental human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in minority and health disparity populations.

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11/15/17
Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21) National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. These awards will support pilot and feasibility studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer disparities, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can expand available resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities. In addition, the FOA will further the development of scientific areas, providing support for early-stage exploratory projects that lead to future in-depth mechanistic studies (such as R01 projects) of the biology of cancer health disparities.

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11/17/17
Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01) National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biological/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. These research project grants (R01) will support innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer disparities, including those related to basic research in cancer biology or cancer prevention intervention strategies, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can expand available resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities.

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11/17/17

Funding Opportunities:
•  Social Inequality
•  Future of Work
•  Race, Ethnicity & Immigration

•  Behavioral Economics
Russell Sage Foundation

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below for details regarding funding priorities and application procedures. If you still have questions, substantive or otherwise, regarding the submission of letters of inquiry (LOI), please submit them no later than 30 days prior to the next LOI deadline. Please contact us at programs@rsage.org. We cannot guarantee a response to any questions submitted within 30 days of the LOI deadline.

Further Information (See column 1 links for program-specific information.)
LOI: 11/30/17
Non-Standard Employment Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation/Kellogg Foundation's Initiative on Non-Standard Employment seeks to support innovative social science research on the causes and consequences of the increased incidence of alternative work arrangements in the United States. We define alternative work arrangements as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers, and independent contractors or freelancers. We use the terms non-standard employment and alternative work arrangements interchangeably. This initiative falls under RSF's Future of Work Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader range of labor market issues.

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LOI: 11/30/17
Education: Kindergarten Readiness among Low-Income Children Joyce Foundation

Research shows low-income children often enter kindergarten dramatically behind their wealthier peers—academically, socially and emotionally. These children are most at risk because their parents often lack access to high-quality academic resources and because many of these children land in preschool classrooms with ineffective teachers. The Joyce Foundation supports research to help understand how to engage families in the educational process, and supports policy and advocacy to ensure our youngest learners have skilled educators.

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12/05/17
Employment: Expanding Economic Opportunity for Disadvantaged Workers in Great Lakes Region Joyce Foundation

Economic opportunity is a core American value. However, recent economic trends raise serious concerns, including the widening income gap and rise of involuntary part-time and contingent work, coupled with the evidence of weak economic mobility. The economy is changing rapidly and many Americans—especially disadvantaged workers with few skills—may face even more trouble accessing good job opportunities in the future. The Joyce Foundation seeks to expand economic opportunities for those individuals and promote competitiveness and economic vitality in the Great Lakes region.

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12/05/17
Joint Fund for Education and Employment Joyce Foundation

The Joint Fund for Education and Employment bridges the Joyce Foundation's work in its Education and Employment programs to identify, document and scale programmatic and policy innovations to improve the education and employment outcomes of residents in the Great Lakes region.

In a fast-paced economy driven by changing technology and other forces, employers across the Great Lakes region need workers with a range of cognitive, technical and personal skills. But, far too many children and adults are emerging from school unprepared to successfully compete in this ever-changing job market. Becoming college and career ready is a process that starts early in life and continues into adulthood.

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12/05/17
Cognitive Neuroscience National Science Foundation

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the program include attention, learning, memory, decision-making, language, social cognition, and emotions. Proposals with animal models are appropriate only if they include a comparative element with human subjects.

Proposals focused on behavioral, clinical or molecular mechanisms will not be considered for this program. Additionally, proposals directed at understanding low-level sensorimotor processes or restricted to model-based simulations of neural data will not be considered, unless they are embedded in a cognitive question related to one of the central research topics listed above.

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02/12/18

Economics National Science Foundation

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research.

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01/18/18

Law and Social Sciences National Science Foundation

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

•  Crime, Violence and Punishment
•  Economic Issues
•  Governance
•  Legal Decision Making
•  Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
•  Litigation and the Legal Profession

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01/16/18

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics National Science Foundation

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

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08/31/17
Promise Neighborhoods Program CFDA Number 84.215N U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement

The Promise Neighborhoods program is newly authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. The program serves neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income individuals; multiple signs of distress, which may include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity, academic failure, and juvenile delinquency, adjudication, or incarceration; and schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the ESEA.

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09/05/17
State Systems Development Initiative Grant Program — Tier 1 (Jurisdictions) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration

The primary purpose of SSDI is to develop, enhance, and expand state and jurisdictional Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data capacity for its needs assessment and performance measure reporting in the Title V MCH Block Grant program. Such enhanced MCH data capacity will also assist states and jurisdictional MCH programs to engage in informed decision-making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for women, infants, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs. SSDI complements the Title V MCH Block Grant program by improving the availability, timeliness, and quality of MCH data in the 59 states and jurisdictions. Utilization of these data is central to state and jurisdictional reporting on their Title V MCH Block Grant program assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts, along with related investments, in the yearly Title V MCH Block Grant application/annual report.

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09/05/17
State Systems Development Initiative Grant Program — Tier 2 (States and DC) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration

The primary purpose of SSDI is to develop, enhance, and expand state and jurisdictional Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data capacity for its needs assessment and performance measure reporting in the Title V MCH Block Grant program. Such enhanced MCH data capacity will also assist states and jurisdictional MCH programs to engage in informed decision-making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for women, infants, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs. SSDI complements the Title V MCH Block Grant program by improving the availability, timeliness, and quality of MCH data in the 59 states and jurisdictions. Utilization of these data is central to state and jurisdictional reporting on their Title V MCH Block Grant program assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts, along with related investments, in the yearly Title V MCH Block Grant application/annual report. As with previous SSDI grant competitions, funding eligibility is limited to the 59 state and jurisdictional Title V MCH Block Grant awardees.

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09/05/17
Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) National Science Foundation

NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program in FY 2015. Four BD Hubs — Midwest, Northeast, South, and West — were established to foster multi-sector collaborations among academia, industry, and government, both nationally and internationally. This solicitation calls for new BD Spoke proposals to be awarded in FY 2018. Collaborating with BD Hubs, each BD Spoke will focus on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions. The set of activities managed by a BD Spoke will promote progress towards solutions in the chosen topic area. The regional BD Hub Steering Committee will provide general guidance to each BD Spoke and will assist the BD Spoke in coordinating with the national BD Hub network, with other BD Spokes, and with the broader innovation ecosystem.

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09/18/17
Restricted-Access Research Data Centers (RDCs) National Science Foundation

This solicitation invites proposals for the establishment of new Research Data Centers (RDCs). RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities within which external researchers are given access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements. NSF will provide start-up costs for new RDC facilities. Potential investigators first must contact Census regarding the feasibility of sponsoring an RDC prior to submitting a proposal to NSF.

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10/02/17
Sociology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI) National Science Foundation

The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes.

As part of its effort to encourage and support projects that explicitly integrate education and basic research, the Sociology Program provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities when the dissertation research is conducted in a scientifically sound manner and it offers strong potential for enhancing more general scientific knowledge. The Sociology Program funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student's home campus.

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10/16/17
Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services American Cancer Society

A call for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. New health public policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.

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10/16/17
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program National Science Foundation

The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

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10/25/17
CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field. The Center(s) will conduct innovative and high quality research including: 1) trials testing the efficacy and effectiveness of clinical interventions; 2) longitudinal prospective studies examining the long term effects of specific and understudied types of maltreatment including abusive head trauma, medical child abuse and neglect, chronic sexual abuse; 3) studies examining the neurobiology of abuse and neglect and implications for health outcomes; and 4) studies testing the development of screening tools and clinical assessment measures for early identification and treatment of specific types of abuse and neglect to decrease morbidity and mortality and to identify potential comorbidities.

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11/27/17
Social Psychology National Science Foundation

The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. The scientific merit of a proposal depends on four important factors: (1) The problems investigated must be theoretically grounded. (2) The research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation. (3) The research design must be appropriate to the questions asked. (4) The proposed research must advance basic understanding of social behavior.

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01/16/18
Science of Learning National Science Foundation

The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic scientific questions in learning. The possibility of developing connections between proposed research and specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges will be considered as valuable broader impacts, but are not necessarily central to the intellectual merit of proposed research. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences.

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01/17/18
Education Research Grants (FY 2018) Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications for research projects that will contribute to its Education Research Grants program (CFDA 84.305A). Through this program, the Institute seeks to improve the quality of education for all students -- prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education -- by advancing the understanding of and practices for teaching, learning, and organizing education systems. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, the goal of this research grant program is to improve education outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

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08/17/2017

 

Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) requests applications to its Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy grants program (Research Collaborations Program). The program is intended to support research that is carried out by research institutions and U.S. state and local education agencies working collaboratively on problems or issues that are a high priority for the education agencies. The research may focus on students within a wide range of education settings from prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education, and may focus on typically developing students and/or students with or at risk for disability. The goal of this research grant program is the improvement of education outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

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08/17/2017

 

Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services,

National Institutes of Health, and

National Institute on Aging

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States.

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LOI: 09/20/17
Proposal:

10/20/17
Announcement for Community Engagement and Program Coordination Center (U2C)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to address challenges in the generation and use of metabolomic data in order to continue to build the national capacity for metabolomics and support the development of resources that catalyze the effective use of metabolomics in basic and translational biomedical research. Common Fund will publish four distinct but integrated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that solicit applications for the second phase of the Common Fund Metabolomics Program.

Read the FOA Notice of Intent
10/01/17
Announcement for Metabolomic Data Analysis and Interpretation Tools (U01)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to address challenges in the generation and use of metabolomic data in order to continue to build the national capacity for metabolomics and support the development of resources that catalyze the effective use of metabolomics in basic and translational biomedical research. Common Fund will publish four distinct but integrated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that solicit applications for the second phase of the Common Fund Metabolomics Program.

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10/01/17
Reproductive Scientist Development Program (K12)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this FOA issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH is to announce the re-competition of the Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP). This program constitutes a national network of mentors and scholars, in contrast to K12 programs that are based solely at a single applicant institution. The purpose of the RSDP is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting. The overall goal of the Program is to strengthen the field of obstetrics and gynecology by encouraging the application of contemporary science advances to clinical practice and facilitating the transition to independence of physician-scientists in areas related to obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties.

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10/30/17
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services,

National Institutes of Health, and

NIMH/NCCIH/NUDA/NIMHD

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system records (e.g., suicide attempt events) to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned. Specifically, data are needed on the type, severity, and timing of suicide predictors in the U.S. In addition to improving our national knowledge of the burden of suicide, these data offer the hope of yielding essential benchmarks for both public and private care providers/insurers, who increasingly will be seeking improvements to reduce the frequency of suicide events in their systems. Projects supported by this FOA will help address gaps identified in the 2014 Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention.

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11/02/17
Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (U54)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development of infrastructure and other resources required for the conduct of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) in IDeA-eligible states. IDeA-CTR Centers are expected to provide added value to the biomedical research efforts in the participating institutions through support of activities that cannot easily be provided through standard research grant awards. The proposed activities will provide the infrastructure and resources that will enhance the competitiveness of the investigators to obtain additional funding for clinical and translational research. Applicants must establish a statewide network of collaborating and partnering institutions/organizations. Other institutions/organizations outside the state may be included if forming a network of wider reach. Since only one award will be made per IDeA-eligible state, only one application should be submitted per state.

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10/02/19
Pediatric Health, Nutrition, Developmental Outcomes Gerber Foundation

The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.

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12/01/17
U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services and

National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies. Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce health disparities in health outcomes thereby reducing the excess disease burden of tobacco use within these groups. Applicants submitting applications related to health economics are encouraged to consult NOT-OD-16-025 to ensure that applications align with NIH mission priorities in health economics research.

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06/15/20
Forecast 1: TANF Policy Academy for Innovative Employment Strategies U.S. DHHS Administration for Children and Families

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award cooperative agreements in accordance with Section 413(b) of the Social Security Act. Cooperative agreements awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support projects to state, county, and tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs to plan and develop a comprehensive approach for integrating innovative strategies in one of two select activities: (1) to increase the use of innovative client coaching to foster the success of TANF participants in securing and retaining work; or (2) to integrate career pathway, occupation-focused employment models into TANF programs.

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Est. Due Date: 10/10/17
Institutional Challenge Grant W. T. Grant Foundation

The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will need to build the capacity of researchers to produce relevant work and the capacity of agency and nonprofit partners to use research. Equally important, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to value collaborative research. Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development.

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09/12/17
Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research National Institutes of Health

This announcement calls for R03 grant applications for research that will employ rigorous scientific methods to test theoretically derived hypotheses to increase understanding of the science of drug use prevention within diverse populations and settings and across the lifespan. The FOA seeks applications that encompass investigations of cognitive, behavioral, and social processes as they relate to: 1) development of novel prevention approaches; 2) efficacy and effectiveness of prevention interventions or programs; 3) processes that optimize the selection, integration, implementation and sustainability of science-based prevention, including systems-level and health economic factors; and 4) methodologies appropriate for studying complex aspects of prevention science.

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01/07/18
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program (AFRI) USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects, and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details).

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09/30/18

Call for Proposals

Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS

Applications are invited to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. This FOA will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

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11/15/18

Call for Proposals

Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH/DHHS

Applications are invited to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

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11/15/18
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Applications invited to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. This FOA will use the NIH Research Project (R01) award mechanism.

Read the Full Announcement
10/15/17
Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Applications invited to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

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10/15/17
Basic Mechanisms of Brain Development Mediating Substance Use and Dependence (R01)

Department of Health and Human Services


National Institutes of Health

Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications from investigators that propose to study the developing brain or brain areas that play significant roles in mediating emotional and motivated behavior and in substance use and dependence. All stages of brain development are of interest, but a new emphasis of the current reissue of this initiative is to support basic neuroscience research on fundamental mechanisms of brain development during prepuberty and the adolescent period in relation to the problems of substance abuse and co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders.

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10/05/17

Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data National Institutes of Health

Call for research applications proposing the innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of drug using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drug) and related disorders, prevention of drug use and HIV, and health service utilization.

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10/05/17

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations National Institutes of Health

Call for proposals for innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. The goal of the Immigrant health initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations (particularly migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants) and address issues that promote health equity. For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term "1st generation" refers to people who were born in their native country and relocated to the U.S. The term "2nd generation" refers to the U.S. born children of 1st generation immigrants.

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10/05/17

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health National Institutes of Health

Funding opportunity announcement for research grant applications that will identify, develop, test, evaluate and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices (e.g. behavioral interventions; prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment and disease management interventions; quality improvement programs) into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged.

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10/05/17

Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations National Institutes of Health

Call for proposals for innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. The goal of the Immigrant Health Initiative is to support research to understand the risk/protective factors and challenges affecting the health of U.S. immigrant populations (particularly migrant workers, recent and 1st generation immigrants) and address issues that promote health equity. For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term "1st generation" refers to people who were born in their native country and relocated to the U.S. The term "2nd generation" refers to the U.S. born children of 1st generation immigrants.

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10/05/17

Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence National Institutes of Health

Call for research proposals to improve health and reduce the burden of disease, scientific research needs to be implemented at the population level in addition to the biological and clinical levels. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes.

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10/16/17

Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Evidence for Action Program

Call for research proposals that expand the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health by conducting rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. There is special interest in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. As of July 2016, RWJF had awarded 10 grants ranging in size from $46,000 to $500,000, for a total of just over $2.4 million in grant awards. Grant periods may be for durations of up to 36 months.

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Racial Gaps and Inequities in Early Childhood W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Call for proposals to heal racial gaps and inequities. In WKKF's words: We believe in supporting and building upon the mindsets, methods and modes of change that hold promise to advance children's best interests generally, and those of vulnerable children in particular. Concentrating our resources on early childhood (prenatal to age 8), within the context of families and communities, offers the best opportunity to dramatically reduce the vulnerability caused by poverty and racial inequity over time.

More Information | Online Application
Continuous

Call for Proposals


Research, Theory, and Practice to Support Well-Being of Families
National Council on Family Relations

Call for proposals for innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to research, theory, and practice to support the well-being of families. The grant initiative represents NCFRs investment in facilitating the NCFR Global Ends, which include: - To provide opportunities for professional development and knowledge development in the areas of family research, theory, education, policy and practice. - To support the dissemination and application of research- and theory-based information about the well-being of families. - To represent professionals in the field of family science.

Read the Announcement
09/01/17

Call for Proposals


Health Promotion among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males
National Institutes of Health

Call for applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

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01/08/20

Call for R01 Proposals


Application of Big Data Analytics to Substance Abuse and Addiction Processes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Call for proposals for the application of Big Data analytics to reveal deeper or novel insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance abuse and addiction. Applications for this FOA should develop and/or utilize computational approaches for analyzing large, complex datasets acquired from drug addiction research.

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Read the Full FOA

Earliest submission: 05/05/16

Expiration: 05/07/19
FELLOWSHIPS
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016.  This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to 30 NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded. Additional guidelines and the fellowship application form are available on our website.

Read the Full Announcement
11/02/17
Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year, up to 600 applications are anticipated and up to 35 fellowships will be awarded.

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10/05/17
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Children and Adversity Boston College School of Social Work

The Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) is intended to support a recent PhD with expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies used in implementation science. The postdoctoral fellow will work in Sierra Leone overseeing implementation science aspects related to a scale-up study of cognitive behavioral therapy treatment groups (the YRI/Youth Readiness Intervention) for youth (males and females ages 15-24) exposed to violence and other forms of adversity.

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Until filled

American Association of University Women American Fellowships:

•  Dissertation Fellowships
•  Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships

•  Summer/Short-Term Research Public Grants
American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

Read the Full Announcement
11/15/17
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The goals of the Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Training Program are to foster training opportunities for the next generation of investigators within health disparities research. The fellowship program has been supported since 2005 by an institutional training grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) program provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines across the social, behavioral, biological, and health sciences are encouraged to apply.

Read the Full Call for Applications
09/22/17
Dissertator Mentorship Program: Use of Census Bureau Microdata

Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

CES wants to assist doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center.

Program participants receive two principal benefits:

•  One or more CES staff economists are assigned as mentors and advise the participant on the use of Census Bureau microdata.

•  A visit to CES where they meet with staff economists and present research in progress. Trip expenses (airfare, hotel, and meals) will be paid for by CES.

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Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Outstanding doctoral students are invited to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations in child abuse and neglect prevention. These fellowships will be awarded to 15 exceptional doctoral students in various disciplines whose research focuses on enhancing child development and improving the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

The application period for the eighth cohort of fellows opens on August 1, 2017. Applications are due by December 1, 2017. The seventh cohort will begin in the summer of 2018. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and must have completed a substantial portion of the coursework required to have advanced to candidacy by the time the fellowship begins (summer of 2018). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. Students from a variety of academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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12/01/17
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) National Science Foundation

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.

Read the Full Announcement
10/09/17
Graduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

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10/26/17
Early Career Fellowship Program Work and Family Researchers Network

The Work and Family Researchers Network is committed to mentoring the next generation of work and family scholars. The Early Career Fellowship Program (formerly called the Early Career Scholars Program) provides support for recent doctoral recipients to advance their research, teaching, and long-term career prospects.

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09/15/17
Mixed Methods Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan Mixed Methods and Scholarship Program

A postdoctoral position is available with the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program (MMMRSP) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. The goal of this post-doctoral training position is to prepare future mixed methods research leaders. This 2-year position will involve working closely with Dr. Michael Fetters, Dr. John W. Creswell and faculty and staff in the MMMRSP. The MMMRSP has three aims: 1) to provide consultation to faculty who seek to use mixed methods research and evaluation; 2) to provide training in mixed methods research (MMR) through national and international MMR workshops; 3) to provide MMR and evaluation methodology consultations to scholars and researchers. Projected start date: September 01, 2017.

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TRAINING

2017 ICPSR Biennial Meeting


Building for a Data-Driven Future


October 11–13, 2017

Ann Arbor, MI
ICPSR

Combining Official Representative (OR) and user feedback with all that ICPSR has learned through its data management system remodel makes for a meeting program that is focused on professional development and practical tips for delivering data services to your institutions. With over 17 workshops and sessions, this biennial meeting will highlight ICPSR's core functions including current data collections and data-related tools and exciting new data projects. The meeting will also impart practical approaches and strategies to discover and access research data, work with data producers to share data, write data management plans, and locate tools and resources to assist in curating, preserving, and managing research data.

Participation in the ICPSR meeting is limited to individuals from ICPSR Member Institutions and invited presenters and guests. There are no registration fees for this meeting.

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Dissertation Mentorship Program Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

Call for applications for program to assist doctoral candidates who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center.

Program participants receive two principal benefits One or more CES staff economists are assigned as mentors and advise the participant on the use of Census Bureau microdata; a visit to CES where they meet with staff economists and present research in progress. Trip expenses (airfare, hotel, and meals) will be paid for by CES.

Eligible candidates must be actively working on a Ph.D. thesis in economics or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center; and a U.S. citizen.

To apply, email the following to Randy Becker (randy.a.becker@census.gov):
Contact information, name(s) of faculty advisor, and expected completion date, or a CV with that information; and

Title and abstract of RDC-based dissertation research, including a description of the microdata being used.
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EMPLOYMENT
Project Manager

Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), Stanford Center for Education and Policy Analysis

The Project Manager will manage the ongoing construction and expansion of SEDA, will develop data sharing and linking agreements with other organizations, and will develop and implement a communication and dissemination strategy for SEDA. The Project Manager will work closely with Professor Reardon on all aspects of the project. The Project Manager may also collaborate with Professor Reardon and the SEDA research team on empirical research using SEDA data.

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Research Data Analyst

Stanford Education Data Archive, Stanford Center for Education and Policy Analysis

The Research Data Analyst will work exclusively with the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), led by Professor Sean Reardon. The Research Data Analyst will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day processing of new and revised data sets for SEDA. This requires close collaboration with faculty, students, and other research staff.

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Until filled
Internship Program: Undergraduate and Graduate Students Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which specializes in research and analysis oriented toward practical policy decisions and produces solid analytic reports on a timely basis that are accessible to public officials at national, state and local levels, to nonprofit organizations and to the media, offers a one-semester internship program. The Center seeks highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students (including law), as well as recent graduates, in the following areas for full-and occasionally part-time paid internships: Media; Fundraising and Development; Federal Fiscal Policy; Federal Legislative Affairs; Food Assistance; Health Policy; Housing Policy; Outreach Campaigns; State Fiscal Project; Family Income Support Division; DC Fiscal Policy Institute; and State Priorities Partnership Opportunities. The positions are designed to reflect an intern's interests in conjunction with the Center's needs and the legislative climate.

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10/01/17

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research on Evaluation and Developmental Systems Science (REDDS) Lab

Montclair State University, New Jersey

Call for applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher who will conduct independent research under the supervision of co-Directors Dr. Jennifer Urban & Dr. Miriam Linver. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on the Inspiring Purpose Project (a program evaluation of a character development program currently being implemented throughout secondary schools in Scotland) and/or the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Adult Volunteer Training and Development Project (examining the training of adult volunteers, and the character outcomes for youth).

The position is open for two candidates.

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