February 2020 U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities

U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities (FFO) is a monthly resource that summarizes awards, grants, and fellowship opportunities issued by the U.S. government related to research, evaluation and dissemination. These funding opportunities are relevant to the field of child development and, more broadly, behavioral and social science research.

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The February 2020 FFO lists over 100 funding opportunities for research, evaluation, and dissemination, including four highlighted funding opportunities.

(1) NIJ: Graduate Research Fellowship. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding innovative doctoral dissertation research that is relevant to preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. This program furthers the Department’s mission by increasing the pool of researchers who are engaged in providing science-based solutions to problems relevant to criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice in the United States. Applications are due by April 15, 2020.

(2) NIJ: Research and Evaluation on School Safety. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding to conduct research and evaluation to enhance knowledge to improve the safety of schools and students. Specifically, applicants should propose research and evaluation projects that will study the root causes of school violence and/or the activities or purpose areas addressed by STOP School Violence Act projects. Applications are due by April 13, 2020.

(3) ACF: Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) plans to solicit applications for Secondary Analyses of Data on Early Care and Education grants. Analyzing existing data sets may provide researchers an efficient and cost-effective method for answering critical research questions. This funding opportunity aims to support researchers conducting secondary analyses of data to address key questions of relevance to the goals and outcomes of programs administered by ACF, in particular the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS). Applications are due by March 30, 2020.

(4) HHS: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP). The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Population Affairs announced three funding opportunities related to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. The TPP Program is designed to give youth the information and skills to promote optimal health and prevent teen pregnancy across the United States, especially among those who are most vulnerable, including those who have suffered historic disparities. Application deadlines vary.