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Doctoral Dissertation Funding Announcement: Family Strengthening Scholars Grant

June 21, 2017

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 a discretionary research funding announcements titled “Family Strengthening Scholars.” If you have questions regarding this grant announcement, please email the OPRE grant review team at FSScholars@icfi.com or call 1-877-350-5913.

Family Strengthening Scholars

The full announcement for “Family Strengthening Scholars” is available online at: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PR-1209_0.htm.

OPRE intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage policy issues.  These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus on questions that have direct implications for the healthy marriage field, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), use rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research.

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.  Letters of intent are due by June 26, 2017 and applications are due by July 14, 2017.