The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. For further information about prior awards made to Child Care Research Scholars, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/ccr_scholars/index.html.
For further information about the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/. The *EXPIRED* Funding Opportunity Announcement for the prior Fiscal Year can be reviewed at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants /open /foa /view /HHS-2013-ACF-OPRE-YE-0577.
For information about the Office of Child Care and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/about/what-we-do.
Child Care Research Scholars projects address issues of significance related to CCDF; inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved / understudied populations; and utilize the most rigorous research methodology for the selected research question. Applicants must consult with a CCDF administrator in the development of the proposal. For CCDF State agency contact information and links to State CCDF administration web sites, please visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/resource/ccdf-grantee-state-and-territory-contacts.
Funding is dependent on availability of funds and government interest.