- The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages scientists in the US and internationally to address research questions about family, child care, school, and child development through analyses of existing data sets from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. In particular, NICHD would like to see the data sets used by psychologists, sociologists, economists, statisticians, educators, policy makers, and physician scientists.
- NICHD is committed to facilitate the creation of a complex, multifaceted, and yet interconnected body of scientific knowledge that is based on data from the more than 1,000 families participating in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. Having such a scientific body of knowledge has the potential of leading to a deep and comprehensive understanding of variations in families, child care settings, and schools, and of how such variations are linked to the development of children from different walks of life. Moreover, new analyses of the data sets, from different scientific perspectives, will increase understanding of the ways in which the interconnections between the child-rearing environment and children's developmental outcomes unfold with maturation over time.
- Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.
- Mechanisms of support are the Small Research Grant (R03) and Research Project Grant (R01).
- Eligible applicants may be affiliated with for-profit or non-profit organizations, public or private institutions, units of state and local governments, eligible agencies of the Federal Government, domestic or foreign institutions/organizations, faith-based or community-based organizations. Individual members of the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, the research team that designed and implemented the study, are eligible to apply.
- The data sets from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development are available for qualified and interested scientists. Procedures for obtaining the data sets are specified on the study's web site at http://secc.rti.org. The web site also provides detailed information about the methods of the study. There is no limit on the number of scientifically different R03s and R01s an applicant may submit.
- A list of examples of papers based on secondary analyses can be found at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/PA/SecondaryDataAnalyses/ExamplePapers/Bibliography.htm.
- Application materials can be obtained at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html.
- Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088
Who can apply:
City Or Township Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research
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