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HHS-2019-ACF-OPRE-PD-1570 

Behavioral Interventions Scholars

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families - OPRE

 

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) anticipates soliciting applications for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using approaches grounded in behavioral science or behavioral economics to examine specific research questions of relevance to social services programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral science or behavioral economics lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the applicability of their research to practice or policy serving low-income children, adults, and families, especially those that seek to improve their well-being. Specific topics of interest may be delineated in the full funding opportunity announcement. For information about OPRE, please go to https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre. For information about related work ongoing within OPRE, please go to https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/behavioral-interventions-to-advance-self-sufficiency-bias-research-portfolio.

 

Closing Date for Applications: Apr 14, 2019  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

Award Floor: $20,000

Award Ceiling: $25,000

Apply: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310483

 

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HHS-2019-ACL-AOD-AD-0323 

Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Training and Technical Assistance

Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Community Living

 

The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) in the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funds authorized under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Pub. Law 107-252, Title II, Subtitle D, Part 5, section 291 (42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 15461). Provisions under this section provide for the award of grants for Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) to assist Protection and Advocacy Systems (P & As) in promoting full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places; developing proficiency in the use of voting systems and technologies as they affect individuals with disabilities; demonstrating and evaluating the use of such systems and technologies by individuals with disabilities (including blindness) in order to assess the availability and use of such systems and technologies for such individuals; and providing T/TA for non-visual access. (At least one recipient must provide T/TA assistance in this area.) Help America Vote Act (HAVA) programs are designed to establish and improve participation in the election process for individuals with a full range of disabilities. In each eligible state and territory, seven percent of HAVA funds are set aside for Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the voting process. After receiving technical assistance, P&As may inform others on the availability of accessible voting equipment and its use. The funds should be used to provide Training and Technical Assistance to the P&As in their promotion of full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places.

 

Closing Date for Applications: May 10, 2019  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

Award Floor: $127,000

Award Ceiling: $220,410

Apply: https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310372

 

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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

September 30. Supports projects that have the potential to improve student learning in STEM through development of new curricular materials and methods of instruction, and development of new assessment tools to measure student learning. In addition to innovative work at the frontier of STEM education, this program also encourages replications of research studies at different types of institutions and with different student bodies to produce deeper knowledge about the effectiveness and transferability of findings. IUSE: EHR also seeks to support projects that have high potential for broader societal impacts, including improved diversity of students and instructors participating in STEM education, professional development for instructors to ensure adoption of new and effective pedagogical techniques that meet the changing needs of students, and projects that promote institutional partnerships for collaborative research and development.

Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Award Floor: $300,000

 Apply: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf17590

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Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) 

Open until January 8, 2020. This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings

Award Ceiling: Approx. $200,000

Award Floor:

Apply: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-169.html

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Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Open until January 8, 2020. This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Award Floor:

Apply: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-162.html

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