Apply for Dissertation Funding for Family Research by April 30

“Family Strengthening Scholars” Grants Available from OPRE


The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), in the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, will award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood (HM/RF) policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus on questions that have direct implications for the HM/RF field, 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 and understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), use rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research.

Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period. Letters of intent are due by April 30, 2018 and applications are due by May 29, 2018.

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