Behavioral Interventions Scholars

Opportunity ID: 284799
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-PD-1201
Opportunity Title: Behavioral Interventions Scholars
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.647
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to accredited public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of doctoral-level graduate students. Such eligible institutions include but are not limited to: (a) Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities, (b) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (c) Hispanic Serving Institutions, and (d) faith-based institutions of higher education. For more information see ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organization at The faculty mentor who will serve as principal investigator must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field and conduct research as a primary professional responsibility. Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACF-OPRE
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families – OPRE
Posted Date: Jun 15, 2016
Last Updated Date: Jun 15, 2016
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jan 30, 2017
Fiscal Year: 2017
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $20,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: 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 behavioral science approaches 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 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 For information about related work ongoing within OPRE, please go to
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