Dissertation research funding opportunity from OPRE/ACF/HHS

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has published a funding opportunity announcement to support dissertation research by doctoral students using behavioral science approaches to study questions related to social services programs and policies. These grants are intended to build the capacity of the research field to apply a behavioral science lens to issues facing low-income families and other vulnerable groups in the United States. 

The grants are available to scholars who are engaged in behavioral science research of relevance to ACF programs and populations. The maximum grant award is $25,000 per budget period, for either a 12- or 24-month project period.  Letters of intent are due by June 7, 2017 with full applications due July 3, 2017.  Details on submission, as well as suggestions for potential research topics, may be found here.  Interested applications may also email behavioralscholars@icfi.com or call (877)-350-5913.