Grants to Investigate Head Start Best Practices

ACF logoAgency: Administration for Children and Families (HHS); Program: Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants (CFDA Number: 93.600) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACF-OPRE-YR-1219); Eligibility: Public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits (graduate students take the lead on these projects); Funding: $150,000 for six awards up to $25,000 each (no match required); Deadline: June 12.

Summary: Researchers will identify and examine possible expansion of promising Head Start approaches. Graduate students work in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will: (1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners; and (2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, state or federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education issues.

Info: Wendy DeCourcey, 202/260-2039; e-mail,; or for more information on the solicitation.

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