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

 (1) NEA: NEA Research Labs. The National Endowment for the Arts’ five-year research agenda aims to build public knowledge about the arts’ contributions to individuals and society. Through NEA Research Labs, we extend this agenda and its impact by cultivating a series of transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and also for non-arts sectors such as healthcare, education, and business or management. Applications are due by March 30, 2020.

(2) NEA: Research Grants in the Arts. Research Grants in the Arts support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Research Grants in the Arts provides an opportunity to engage with the National Endowment for the Arts’ five-year agenda for 2017-2021. The research agenda offers guidance on the types of study questions and topics that to appeal to the agency’s long-term research goals. Applications are due by March 20, 2020.

(3) HRSA: Children’s Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program. The purpose of this program is to build state capacity around maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition by increasing the MCH nutrition competency of the state Title V workforce and optimizing MCH nutrition-related data sources to contribute to data-driven programs and activities related to assessment, policy development, and assurance. The specific objective of the Children’s Healthy Weight State Capacity Building Program is to develop three state models in MCH nutrition integration, which can then be implemented and replicated in states nationwide. Applications are due by April 16, 2020.

(4) NIH: International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA). The purpose of the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (applicants must be at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), as defined by the World Bank, leading to an independently-funded research career focused on global health. Applications are due by March 6, 2020.