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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

Doctoral Dissertation Grant: An Ethnography of Chronic Disease Risk and Pre-Diabetes

This project examines how risk is made into an object of biomedical intervention. It will explore how biomedical risk practices and discourses are transforming contemporary social life. To illuminate these processes, the investigators will study the phenomenon of pre-diabetes in an urban environment. Pre-diabetes is a new and rapidly expanding diagnostic category. The use of the term speaks to new methods of surveillance and management of glucose in the bloodstream. It is creating a wide and growing at risk population that is situated between ill and healthy.

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

Rice Family Fellowship in Bioethics and the Humanities

Each year there is a theme; this time it's “The Gift and Weight of Genomic Knowledge.”

Deadline: 

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Minerva Research Initiative

The 2017 Interest Areas are situated within DOD strategic priorities that reflect the general, department-wide interests and those more specific to each Service. There is, of course, overlap and collaboration between the respective interest areas, but in framing their proposals researchers are encouraged to consider both the area of interest and the general context of needs it represents:
General Interest Area: Sociality, Security, and Interconnectivity
Special Interest Area 1: Understanding the Social Impact of Autonomy

Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 7, 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 and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence

Violence Against Women research and evaluation is one of the major foci of National Institute of Justice’s Violence and Victimization Research Division. The goals of the Violence Against Women program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence,
stalking, and sexual violence. NIJ strives to support objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women and girls, and promote justice for victims of crime.

Deadline: 

Monday, March 20, 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.

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A) was created to help build the evidence base for policies that can help build a Culture of Health.

Deadline: 

Friday, March 10, 2017

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