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CB discretionary grant forecast HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803

December 20, 2013

Fellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803

Most Recent Update: 12/20/2013 10:18:42 AM

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACF-ACYF-CA-0803

Forecast ID Number: ACF-2014-FCAST-0184

Fiscal Year: 2014

Funding Opportunity Title: Fellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment

CFDA Number: 93.670

Funding Activity Category:  Income Security and Social Services (ISS)

CFDA Number Description: Family and Child Welfare Services Specialized Family and Child Welfare Services

Funding Instrument Type Code(s): Grant

Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement:  No

Recovery Act:  No

Affordable Care Act (ACA):  No

Estimated Funding Information:
Estimated Funding: $800,000

Expected Number of Awards: 8

Estimated Award Ceiling: $100,000

Estimated Award Floor: $50,000

Estimated Milestone Dates:
Estimated Post Date: 03/18/2014

Estimated Application Due Date: 05/19/2014

Application Due Date Explanation: Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

Estimated Award Date: 09/30/2014

Estimated Start Date: 09/30/2014

Eligibility Category:

•State governments

•County governments

•City or township governments

•Special district governments

•Independent school districts

•Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

•Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

•Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

•Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

•Private institutions of higher education

•For profit organizations other than small businesses

•Small businesses

•Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Information:

Other eligible entity: Research Foundations. 

Note: Research foundations that apply must be affiliated with an Institution of Higher Learning.

Applications from individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship for-profit organizations are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.


This fellowship program is designed to identify, develop, and empower a new generation of scholars who will use their research to generate new knowledge in child maltreatment and will pursue careers in child abuse and neglect research and evaluation. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide support for doctoral candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of child maltreatment, and faculty who will conduct research on critical issues in child abuse prevention and treatment and provide mentorship to the emerging scholars. These fellowships serve to help cultivate the academic infrastructure and support the growth of university-based research capacities. The Children’s Bureau will award fellowships to applicants that utilize multi-method research designs for: economic evaluations of interventions to improve outcomes of children and families in or at risk of entering the child welfare system; studies that examine the relationship between neglect and poverty; studies that examine resiliency and protective factors for children experiencing or at-risk of child maltreatment; and secondary research on existing datasets. Doctoral candidates concentrating on child maltreatment issues in the fields of social work, social science, public health, medicine, and economics are the target of this support. The Children’s Bureau proposes to award funds for fellowships in blocks to eligible institutions.  Each block must consist of at least one faculty member and up to two students.

Federal Agency Contact Information:

Federal Agency:  Department of Health and Human Services

Name: Dori Sneddon

Email Address:

Phone: (202) 205-8024

OpDiv:  Administration for Children & Families

Sub OpDiv: Administration on Children, Youth and Families

Division: Children's Bureau



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