The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit 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 the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre . The *EXPIRED* Funding Opportunity Announcement for the prior Fiscal Year can be reviewed at https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/index.cfm?switch=foa&fon=HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-YE-0775. For information about the Office of Child Care and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/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/programs/occ/resource/ccdf-grantee-state-and-territory-contacts. Funding is dependent on availability of funds and government interest.
|Information on Eligibility:||Accredited public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of doctoral-level graduate students are eligible applicants. In addition to other eligible institutions of higher education, 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 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. 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.|