Fellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 9, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 50,000 - $ 100,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligibility is limited to ACCREDITED public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of the faculty mentor and doctoral-level graduate students. Additionally, research foundations that are affiliated with an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible. Eligible U.S. institutions may apply on behalf of their own university faculty who will serve as a mentor and Principal Investigator for an international non-U.S. citizen who is an advanced graduate student enrolled in their program. To be eligible to administer the grant on behalf of the student, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional accrediting commissions recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF ACCREDITATION with their application (e.g., letter from the Higher Learning Commission or the Office of Post-Secondary Education ID (OPE ID) number, which can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.). Research institutions must submit this information for the institution of higher learning to which they are affiliated. Justification for limiting the competition to accredited public, private, and state-controlled universities and institutions of higher education and to faculty mentors with aforementioned academic credentials is based on the rationale that accredited universities and institutions of higher education provide the infrastructure to support doctoral-level student researchers. Applications from individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship for-profit organizations are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Program Description

This 24-month fellowship program is designed to identify, develop, and empower a new generation of scholars who will use their research to generate new knowledge in child maltreatment and will pursue careers in child abuse and neglect research and evaluation. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide funds for fellowships in blocks to eligible institutions to support doctoral candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of child maltreatment, and faculty who will conduct research on critical issues in child abuse prevention and treatment and provide mentorship to the emerging scholars. Each block must consist of one faculty member and up to two students. These fellowships serve to help cultivate the academic infrastructure and support the growth of university-based research capacities. The Children’s Bureau will fund proposals that utilize multi-method research designs for: economic evaluations of interventions to improve outcomes of children and families in or at risk of entering the child welfare system; studies that examine the relationship between neglect and poverty; studies that examine resiliency and protective factors for children experiencing or at-risk of child maltreatment; and secondary research on existing datasets. Doctoral candidates concentrating on child maltreatment issues in the fields of social work, social science, public health, medicine, and economics are the target of this support.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803
Funding Opportunity TitleFellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards8
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 8, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateJune 9, 2014 (Monday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateJuly 9, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 800,000
Award Amount$ 50,000 - $ 100,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.670 - Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Activities

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligibility is limited to ACCREDITED public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of the faculty mentor and doctoral-level graduate students. Additionally, research foundations that are affiliated with an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible. Eligible U.S. institutions may apply on behalf of their own university faculty who will serve as a mentor and Principal Investigator for an international non-U.S. citizen who is an advanced graduate student enrolled in their program. To be eligible to administer the grant on behalf of the student, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional accrediting commissions recognized by the Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF ACCREDITATION with their application (e.g., letter from the Higher Learning Commission or the Office of Post-Secondary Education ID (OPE ID) number, which can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.). Research institutions must submit this information for the institution of higher learning to which they are affiliated. Justification for limiting the competition to accredited public, private, and state-controlled universities and institutions of higher education and to faculty mentors with aforementioned academic credentials is based on the rationale that accredited universities and institutions of higher education provide the infrastructure to support doctoral-level student researchers. Applications from individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship for-profit organizations are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Websitehttp://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803
ContactOffice: Administration for Children and Families
Address: Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB
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