2020 Young Scholars Program – Jun 10

Posted by Foundation for Child Development on May 28, 2019

Foundation for Child Development Issues RFP for 2020 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 proposals for its 2020 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.

Research grants awarded through the program 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. In addition, 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.

Applicants need not be nominated to apply. The foundation regards diversity as an asset for building a strong and productive society and is committed to diversity and equity in scholarship and through its grantees. To increase the diversity of research perspectives, 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 researchers from low-income communities; and scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches.

Interested applicants must have received their doctoral degrees within one to nine years of the grant conferral date (and between one to eleven years for applicants with a doctor of medicine degree.)

The deadline for Letters of Intent is June 10, 2019, at 3:00pm EST.

See the FCD website, for additional information on research focus, eligibility criteria, and application instructions and timeline.

Deadline: June 10, 2019 (Letters of Intent)


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