January 2021 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.

Highlights -

The January 2021 FFO lists over 100 funding opportunities for research, evaluation, and dissemination, including multiple highlighted funding opportunities.

(1) An Administration for Children and Families (ACF) funding opportunity to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Applications are due by February 23, 2021.

(2) A CDC funding opportunity for research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent violence that impacts children and youth, collectively referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, sexual violence, youth violence, and exposure to adult intimate partner violence. Applications are due by March 22, 2021.

(3) A CDC funding opportunity to conduct Special Interest Projects (SIPs) to design, test, evaluate, disseminate and translate effective applied public health prevention research on interventions (i.e. programs, practices, policies, or strategies) and tools developed in real-world settings to address the leading causes of illness, disabilities, and death in the United States. Applications are due by February 24, 2021.

(4) A NIH funding opportunity to create a consortium of research sites in service of the nationwide, multi-site, multi-modal, longitudinal cohort HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study to prospectively examine brain and behavioral development from birth through childhood, including an emphasis on understanding the impact of in utero substance exposure on outcomes. Applications are due by March 31, 2021.