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Behavioral Interventions Scholars Grant

Location/ Time: 
Grant Applications
Start Date of Event: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
End Date of Event: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Sponsor: 
Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
First Name: 
Kristin
Last Name: 
Abner
Agency/ Organization: 
ICF
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Virginia
Phone: 
5403129836
Description: 

NEW 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), recently published a funding opportunity announcement for grants to support dissertation research by doctoral students using behavioral economics/behavioral science approaches to study questions related to social services programs and policies. These grants are intended to complement OPRE’s ongoing behavioral science work by building 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.  Behavioral Interventions Scholars OpportunityUnder the Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) program, OPRE soliciting applications for grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using approaches grounded in behavioral economics to examine specific research questions of relevance to social service programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral science 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. Research topics of interest are outlined in the funding opportunity announcement: https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2018-ACF-OPRE-PD-1367_0.htm.  The maximum grant award is $25,000 per budget period, and applicants may choose whether to apply for a 12-month project and budget period or a 24-month project with two 12-month budget periods. Eligible entities may apply for the grant on behalf of a principal investigator who will serve as the mentor for the doctoral student undertaking the research. Letters of intent are due May 2, 2018 and applications are due June 1, 2018.  The BIS grants are a component of OPRE’s Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) portfolio of projects, which explore ways to apply insights from the behavioral sciences to improve the operations, implementation, and efficacy of the human services programs and policies administered by ACF. To learn more about work in this portfolio, visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/behavioral-interventions-to-advance-self-sufficiency-bias-research-portfolio. If you have any questions about the BIS funding opportunity, please email behavioralscholars@icfi.com or call (877) 350-5913. 

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