September 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.

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

(1) Grant to Establish a Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Program: This National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding opportunity will facilitate the education of students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research who will become knowledgeable about cancer, and available to focus on cancer later in their careers. Applications are due by October 28, 2021. 

(2) Grant to Study How Child and Adolescent Development is Impacted by Media: This Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funding opportunity will support integrated, multi-project research programs examining the pathways by which technology and digital media (TDM) exposure and usage impact developmental trajectories and health outcomes in early childhood (ages birth-8) and adolescence (ages 9-17). Applications are due by November 29, 2021. 

(3) Dissertation Award to Improve Mental Health Research Workforce Diversity: This National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funding opportunity will enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research. Applications are due by October 16, 2021.