Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants

Summary: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, State, or Federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education contexts. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting programs, Head Starts, Early Head Starts, and/or others. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an established partnership with their early care and education program partners that should be apparent throughout the research plan, from development and refinement of the research questions through the proposed data collection, interpretation, and dissemination.

For more information about OPRE, please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/index.html.

For further information about previous Head Start Graduate Student Research Grantees, please refer tohttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/hs/grad_student/index.html.

The *EXPIRED* Funding Opportunity Announcement for the prior Fiscal Year can be reviewed on the ACF Funding Opportunities web page through http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/prior under the link to Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE).

Eligible Applicants:

• Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
• Private institutions of higher education
• Accredited public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of doctoral-level graduate students are eligible applicants, including: (a) Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities, (b) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (c) Hispanic Serving Institutions, and (d) faith-based institutions of higher education. 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. Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Closing Date for Applications: May 14, 2012

Contacts:

Program Office Contact
Kelly Fisher
OPRE Head Start Graduate Student Research Grant Review
c/o ICF International
40 of 45
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-6050
Phone: (877) 350-4624
Fax: (703) 934-3740
Email: HSGraduateResearchReviews@icfi.com

Office of Grants Management Contact
David Kadan
OPRE Head Start Graduate Student Research Grant Review
c/o ICF International
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-6050
Phone: (877) 350-4624
Fax: (703) 934-3740
Email: HSGraduateResearchReviews@icfi.com

Full Text: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2012-ACF-OPRE-YR-0281

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