2021 Young Scholars Program – Jun 30
Posted by Foundation for Child Development on June 2, 2020
Foundation for Child Development Issues RFP for 2021 Young Scholars Program
The Foundation for Child Development works to connect research to changes that continuously improve policy and practice that benefit young children.
To that end, FCD currently is accepting LOIs for its 2021 Young Scholars Program (YSP). The YSP program funds implementation research that is policy and practice-relevant and examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and ongoing professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.
Award amounts are up to $225,000 for primary research and up to $180,000 for secondary data analysis.
All proposed research must attempt to answer primary questions that are relevant to the ECE workforce and support scientific inquiry into the implementation of specific early care and education programs, policies, or practices. Implementation research provides the opportunity to engage in meaningful exploration of what works (or not), for whom, and under what conditions. All supported research must have a clear connection to policies and practices that have the potential to result in a positive impact on the ECE workforce and on young children in YSP’s priority populations.
The foundation encourages applications from scholars who are from underrepresented groups that have historically experienced economic instability and social exclusion, including but not limited to researchers of color, first-generation college graduates, and low-income communities; and scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches.
To be eligible, researchers must have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., PhD, EdD, PsyD, JD, etc.) between January 1, 2011, and June 30, 2019. Physician applicants must have received their MD degrees between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2019. The affiliated private nonprofit organization must have a minimum operating budget of $2.5 million and a minimum three-year track record in conducting multiyear research projects (at least three over the last three years).
Letters of Intent are due June 30. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by October 26, 2020.
See the Foundation for Child Development website for additional information on research focus, eligibility criteria, application instructions, and timeline.
Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Letters of Intent)
Learn more and apply: https://www.fcd-us.org/about-us/young-scholars-program/
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