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nsf.gov - Funding - Linguistics - US National Science Foundation (NSF) - 0 views

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    The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

    The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):

    What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
    What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
    How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing?
    What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities?
    How does language develop in children?
    What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
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    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to solicit applications for Child Care Administrative Data Analysis Grants. These cooperative agreements would fund research and evaluation activities that primarily involve the analysis of child care administrative data.
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    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to award a cooperative agreement to operate Research Connections. Research Connections is a web-based, interactive database of research documents and public use data sets for conducting secondary analyses on topics related to early care and education. Research Connections houses an increasingly comprehensive collection of research reports, syntheses, and other critical information related to child care and early education, and in particular, children in low-income families; provides researchers access to data from major child care, Head Start, and early education research and evaluation studies; provides technical assistance to researchers and policy makers; provides collaboration and outreach that can strengthen dissemination and use of research by both the research and the policy maker communities, and provides support to the Child Care Policy Research Consortium.
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    The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors. Competitive applicants will 1) demonstrate a collaborative partnership with their program partners, and 2) pursue research questions that directly inform local, State, or Federal policy relevant to multiple early care and education contexts. Applicants should consider pursuing data collection across contexts, including child care, pre-k, home-visiting programs, Head Starts, Early Head Starts, and/or others. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an established partnership with their early care and education program partners that should be apparent throughout the research plan, from development and refinement of the research questions through the proposed data collection, interpretation, and dissemination.
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    This targeted 5-year cooperative agreement is to be awarded to create a national center of excellence to develop, implement and evaluate curriculum in child welfare agency settings that will: Support the child welfare workforce to better understand social and emotional needs of children and families involved in the child welfare system. Support the child welfare workforce to better screen and assess for social and emotional needs of children and families. Support the child welfare workforce to understand the effective interventions and active ingredients of those interventions and how to ensure children and families receive those interventions. Increase exposure to active ingredients and Evidence Based Practices for agency staff through enhanced curriculum and practicums. Provide professional development opportunities for agency staff by developing, delivering, and evaluating course offerings, continuing education, and certificate programs aimed at addressing the shortage of child welfare practitioners prepared to deliver evidence based child and family treatment. Provide curriculum aimed at assisting case managers to make excellent decisions about how to refer and evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided to the children and families in their care. Develop decision making tools for agency leadership that might assist them in assessing their current mental health service array. These tools would provide direction about the cost and effectiveness of the mental health services in their current service array, assist the administrator in evaluating if the current mental health services are achieving intended outcomes, and provide guidance on best practice in implementing evidence based treatment services.
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    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites exploratory pilot/feasibility study and small clinical trial (R21) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to test novel home or family based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood. Tested interventions can use behavioral (including dietary and physical activity), environmental, or other relevant approaches.
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Society for Research in Child Development Victoria S. Levin Grant - 0 views

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    Society for Research in Child Development Victoria S. Levin Grant

    The grant serves the promising pre-tenured, junior investigator by:

    1. Supporting release time from duties during which time the grantee writes and submits an application in the area of early childhood mental health to the NIH. This support compensates the grantee's unit/department for the work from which the grantee is released. Having adequate time to develop and submit a grant application is essential for early career success.

    2. Providing travel funds for a trip to NIH to meet program staff. This support helps the grantee develop meaningful contacts with NIH program staff who can guide the application preparation and revision (funding usually requires two application submissions).

    3.Providing a pre-review of the candidate's NIH application. This support allows the mentor and grantee to benefit from an external critique of the NIH application prior to its submission. In our experience, this pre-review heightens the chances of early success in the first round of review and the mentor is able to guide the grantee in responding to reviews.

    Aiming to heighten the chances of early success in achieving federal funding for developmentally-informed research that addresses the early foundations of children's mental health and well-being, the Victoria S. Levin Grant for Early Career Success in Young Children's Mental Health Research was created to honor and carry forward this focus of Victoria S. Levin's life work.
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Society for Research in Child Development Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant for Globa... - 0 views

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    Society for Research in Child Development Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant for Global Early Child Development
    The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The Grant includes US $5,000 to support dissertation research and a 2-year student membership to SRCD.

    Applicant Eligibility and Responsibility

    1. Dissertation research in global early child development with a one-year Grant for $5,000. The developmental focus of the research should include children, prenatal to 6 years of age living in low- or middle- income countries, as defined by the World Bank.  Potential topics could include (but not limited to):

    The effectiveness of different models of parenting support on early child development.

    Examination of how child care programs promote child development and family involvement.

    The effectiveness of 2-generation programs that provide maternal and child support.

    Innovative strategies to integrate programs that promote early child development with health or nutritional services for young children.

    Innovative strategies to integrate child development interventions with social protection services or programs to promote maternal mental health or education.

    Innovative strategies to involve fathers and other extended family members in early child development programs.

    Development of measurement strategies, indicators, and assessment tools for children and family interactions that can be implemented with reliability in low resource settings.

    Strategies for effective scale-up of demonstration programs.
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Call for Applications: CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Youn... - 0 views

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    CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) is now taking applications for its Young Scientist Research Fund Awards, a program to recognize new researchers making contributions to the understanding of ADHD.  CHADD will support two ADHD researchers with:

    ~ an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 each;

    ~ recognition at CHADD's Annual International Conference on ADHD

    ~ an allowance to cover most Conference-related expenses

    ~ a one-year CHADD professional membership.

    Applicants must be in the process of completing a doctoral degree or have completed one within the last three years with the doctoral degree awarded no earlier than January 2010. They must be involved in conducting research addressing an area of ADHD that will further understanding of the disorder. The research may address any area relevant to ADHD, including, but not limited to:

    ~ biological/genetic underpinnings of the disorder

    ~ treatment efficacy

    ~ impact on the individual or family

    ~ school or workplace accommodations

    ~ social stigma and discrimination

    ~ public health

    ~ epidemiology
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Grants.gov - Find Grant Opportunities - Opportunity Synopsis - 0 views

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    NIJ is seeking multidisciplinary research and evaluation proposals related to childhood exposure to violence. In particular, NIJ seeks applications that address polyvictimization, Internet harassment/electronic aggression (e.g, bullying through Facebook, harassing e-mails), resilience, or justice system responses to children identified as being exposed to violence. For the purposes of this solicitation, "Children Exposed to Violence (CEV)" encompasses a broad area that includes children as both direct victims and as bystanders or observers of various forms of violence in the home, school, or community (including, but not limited to, peer victimization/bullying/harassment, child maltreatment, domestic violence, and community violence). This solicitation may be used to address other types of violence to which children are exposed, with the exception of media violence (e.g., television and movie violence, music advocating aggression, and violent video games).
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    This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration.  The purpose of this grant program is to improve the healthy physical, social, and emotional development during infancy and early childhood; to eliminate disparities; and to increase access to needed early childhood services by engaging in systems development, integration activities and utilizing a collective impact approach to strengthen communities for families and young children and to improve the quality and availability of early childhood services at both the state and local levels. 
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Entertainment Software Association Foundation - Grant Application Information - 0 views

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    The ESA Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America's youth.  The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities.  We support geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions. 
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Kellogg Foundation Invites Applications for Programs that Engage Youth and Communities ... - 0 views

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    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations working to promote new ideas about how to engage children and youth in learning and ways to bring together community-based systems that promote learning. The foundation will consider grants in four priority areas: Educated Kids; Healthy Kids; Secure Families; and Civic Engagement.

    Educated Kids: To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a basis for independence and success, the foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight) leading to reading proficiency by third grade, graduation from high school, and pathways to meaningful employment.

    Healthy Kids: The foundation supports programs that work to ensure that all children grow and reach optimal well-being by having access to fresh, healthy food, physical activity, quality health care, and strong family supports.

    Secure Families: The foundation supports programs that build economic security for vulnerable children and their families through sustained income and asset accumulation.

    Civic Engagement: The foundation partners with organizations committed to inclusion, impact, and innovation in solving public problems and meeting the needs of children and families who are most vulnerable.
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The RGK Foundation - 0 views

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    RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.


    The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education.


    Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The Foundation supports a variety of Community Improvement programs including those that enhance non-profit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism. Youth development programs supported by the Foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of mathematics, science, and technology.


    The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.
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Call for Nominations: 2013 World of Children Awards - 0 views

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    Nominate a hero helping children in real need.

    We are now accepting nominations for our 2013 World of Children Awards. The deadline to nominate a hero you know is April 1, 2013. Please review our Award Requirements and Award Categories below.

    World of Children Award Humanitarian2013 WORLD OF CHILDREN HUMANITARIAN AWARD MINIMUM GRANT OF $50,000

    The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the areas of social services, education or humanitarian services. Nominee must have created, managed or otherwise supported a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to children's opportunities to BE SAFE, TO LEARN and TO GROW.

    World of Children Award Health 2013 WORLD OF CHILDREN HEALTH AWARD MINIMUM GRANT OF
    $50,000

    The Health Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences.

    Nominee must have created, managed or otherwise supported a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to the IMPROVED HEALTH of children.

    World of Children Award Youth
    2013 WORLD OF CHILDREN YOUTH AWARD MINIMUM GRANT OF $25,000

    The Award recognizes youth that are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.
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Grants.gov - Find Grant Opportunities - Opportunity Synopsis - 0 views

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    HRSA is pleased to provide this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Targeted Issues Demonstration Projects.  Support is available from the Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Health (DCAFH), part of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Please read the entire FOA carefully before completing the application. The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program works to ensure that critically ill and injured children receive optimal pediatric emergency care.  This FOA for the Targeted Issues grants is intended to invite applications that will improve the care provided by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for critically ill and injured children.  Applicants should address specific needs in the field of prehospital pediatric emergency care that transcend State boundaries.
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Raechel & Jackie Foundation Offers Support for Programs to Enrich the Lives of Youth in... - 0 views

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    The Raechel & Jackie Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to inspire and enrich the lives of youth in Central America through recreation, the arts, and innovative educational experiences, is accepting grant applications for its 2013 funding cycle.

    Grant applications are invited from charitable organizations working to provide children in Central America with innovative educational experiences that align with the RJF mission. The foundation seeks to partner with community-based organizations and community-driven projects in Central America that provide resources to educate and provide opportunities that enable youth to address environmental concerns, foster personal growth, and encourage positive lasting change in their communities.

    Applicant organizations should provide services that meet the needs of children; provide holistic support for children's development that nurtures their voice, leadership capabilities, and active participation in decisions that affect their lives; have a history of effective actions spanning at least three years; demonstrate consistency in their mission, goals, and strategy; propose feasible and innovative projects that closely align with RJF's mission; and demonstrate community interest in implementing the project/program.
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nsf.gov - Funding - Developmental and Learning Sciences - US National Science Foundatio... - 0 views

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    DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning.  Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to take productive roles as workers and as citizens.

    Among the many research topics supported by DLS are: developmental cognitive neuroscience; development of higher-order cognitive processes; transfer of knowledge from one domain or situation to another; use of molecular genetics to study continuities and discontinuities in development; development of peer relations and family interactions; multiple influences on development, including the impact of family, school, community, social institutions, and the media; adolescents' preparation for entry into the workforce; cross-cultural research on development and learning; and the role of cultural influences and demographic characteristics on development. Additional priorities include research that: incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods, models, and theories for studying learning and development; and integrates different processes (e.g., learning, memory, emotion), levels of analysis (e.g., behavioral, social, neural), and time scales (e.g. infancy, middle childhood, adolescence).
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