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

(1) NIH: Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health.  The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. Applications are due by May 17, 2021. 

(2) U.S. Department of Education: Institutional Resilience and Expanded Postsecondary Opportunity Grants Program. The purpose of these grants, offered under the CARES Act and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is to provide financial support to institutions of higher education (IHEs) with the greatest unmet needs related to coronavirus to enable them to resume operations, serve the needs of students, reduce disease transmission, and develop more resilient instructional delivery models, such as distance learning, to continue educating students who cannot or choose not to attend classroom-based instruction due to coronavirus. Applications are due by October 20, 2020.

(3) NIH: Practice-Based Suicide Prevention Research Centers. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support integrated programs of high-impact, practice-based research with near-term potential to address NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) suicide prevention priorities and help achieve the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention goals of reducing the rate of suicide in the US. Applications are due by October 15, 2020.

(4) CDC: Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow up Studies. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement to support research that enhances knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including risk factors for ASD and the expression of ASD, from childhood through early adulthood, and to obtain information that can be used to improve the health and functioning of individuals with ASD as they mature.  Applications are due by November 10, 2020.