This FOA has been modified. The header and language in Section VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements, referencing the Award Term and Condition for Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriage, has been removed.
NOTICE: The original Funding Opportunity Number for this announcement, HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PA-0804, has been revised to HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-PD-0804.
The Administration for Child and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for the Family Strengthening Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. For further information about the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/.