Head Start Graduate Student Research

These grants are authorized under Section 649 of the Head Start Act, as amended by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, codified at 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 984


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Related Programs

Head Start

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Administration for Children and Families


Estimated Funding: $250,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education in the U. S. applying on behalf of enrolled, doctoral-level students.

To be eligible to administer the grant on behalf of the student, the institution must be fully accredited by one of the regional accrediting commissions recognized by the Department of Education and the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation.

Eligible U. S. institutions may apply on behalf of their own university faculty who will serve as a mentor/principal investigator for an international non-U. S. citizen who is an advanced graduate student enrolled in their programs.

The PI/mentor must have a Ph.D.

or equivalent in the respective field, conduct research as a primary professional responsibility, and have published or have been accepted for publication in major peer-reviewed research journals as a first or second author.

Doctoral students must have completed their Master's Degree or equivalent in their field.

If not completed by the submission deadline, graduate students must submit to ACF formal notification from their institution regarding their eligibility to pursue dissertation work by August 1, 2009.

The graduate student must have established a collaborative partnership with Head Start or Early Head Start programs.

The evidence of this partnership should be apparent throughout the research proposal, and in the signed letters of support from the participating Head Start or Early Head Start program(s) and from the relevant Head Start or Early Head Start Policy Council.

Faith-based and community organizations are eligible to apply.

Foreign entities are not eligible under this announcement.

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