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Ford awards grants in many categories: civic engagement and government; equitable development; youth opportunity and learning; internet freedom; inclusive economies; creativity and free expression; and gender, racial and ethnic justice.

Policies and Programs to Reduce Child Poverty and Its Effects

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research examining policies and programs with the potential to reduce child poverty and/or its effects, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

Deadline: 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Health Economics Research Funding

To stimulate innovative research that will deepen our understanding of health and health care markets and how they relate to the overall economy, the Becker Friedman Institute's health economics research initiative awards funding to emerging scholars each year.

Fellows awarded this funding will conduct and collaborate in research on the economics of health and health care and interact with a large network of other economics scholars at the institute and throughout the University of Chicago.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of intergenerational mobility by using recently released statistics on mobility from the Equality of Opportunity Project.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Research and Evaluation on Domestic Radicalization to Violent Extremism

This solicitation seeks to build knowledge and research-informed evidence related to strategies for effective prevention and intervention of domestic radicalization and violent extremism in the U.S. This funding will support both programmatic evaluations and foundational research to better understand causes and contributing factors to radicalization. Areas of focus will include (but are not limited to): risk factors and risk assessment tools; development of instruments, procedures, and practices; and comparative/multi-site programmatic evaluations and analyses.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Elderly Individuals

The goals of the Elder Mistreatment program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. NIJ strives to provide objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against elderly individuals, and promote healing and justice for victims. The objectives of this solicitation are to fund high-quality research projects in the area of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities

The goal in funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Determinants of Life Expectancy by Income and Geography, and Implications for Social Security Policy

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting and disseminating economic research, seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in the relationship between income and life expectancy in the United States, by using recently released statistics from the Health Inequality Project.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes exploratory/developmental research grant (R21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This FOA is intended to support innovative research to examine policy effects that have the potential to lead to meaningful changes in public health.

Deadline: 

Friday, June 16, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, February 16, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Monday, February 17, 2020

Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes small grant program (R03)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This FOA is intended to support innovative research to examine policy effects that have the potential to lead to meaningful changes in public health.

Deadline: 

Friday, June 16, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, February 16, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Monday, February 17, 2020

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