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Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program

Grants to USA and Canada Researchers for Social,
Behavioral, Psychological, and Public Health Studies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation and The New York Community Trust

Deadline Date:

11/01/17 5:00 PM EST Receipt


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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and Canada faculty members at institutions of higher education, individuals affiliated with human service organizations, and post-doctoral students for research that seeks solutions to a range of social issues. Funding is intended for researchers on staff at colleges and universities, or at nonprofit human service organizations. Grant funds are to be used for the out-of-pocket research expenses of the project (e.g., data collection, data entry, data analysis) that are not already covered by the sponsoring organization or other sources of funding.

The Fund supports studies which aim to develop, evaluate, refine, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

The committee considers four criteria in evaluating each proposal:

1) The compatibility of the proposed work with the areas of funding listed above.

2) The significance, impact, and expected benefit of the study. This includes the scope of the problem addressed (how many people are potentially affected?); salience or severity of the problem addressed (is this an issue of major importance in the lives or of those affected?); and the certainty of the payoff (how likely is it that the study will have an impact on those affected by the problems addressed?).

3) The conceptual and technical merit of the proposed study. This includes the clarity and soundness of the logic of the study and the appropriateness of the methodology. The Fund welcomes both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as long as the approach taken is appropriate to the goals of the study. The Fund particularly encourages experimental designs, where appropriate.

4) The likelihood of successful and timely completion of the proposed work. This is based on an assessment of the applicant's education, experience, achievements, and ability, and on the feasibility of the proposed study.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179737

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $20,000 are available.

Term of Contract:

Projects may run for up to 2 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who May Apply:

- Faculty members of accredited colleges or universities or individuals affiliated with accredited nonprofit human service organizations in the United States or Canada are eligible to apply. The applicant organization must agree to accept administrative responsibility for the project and submit required financial forms and reports to the Fund.

- The principal investigator (PI) must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience. The PI must be in full control of the research and be the principal author of the final report.

Service Component of Proposed Research:

- If there is a service component of the proposed research, it must be provided by an organization or individual that has the appropriate accreditation, certification, or licensure.

Expenses Not Allowed:

- Fringe benefits, indirect costs, purchase of major equipment or furniture and conference attendance are not allowable expenses.

Salary for research assistants, consultants, interviewers, and transcribers is allowable, but salary for the PI, administrative manager, or the director of a service component is not.

Pre-Application Information:

Sponsoring institutions and candidates will be notified of the final decision approximately 3 months after the application deadline. If a grant is awarded, the check will be made payable to the applicant organization and sent to the attention and address of the Administrative Manager of the project unless otherwise advised.

Up to 10% of the funds requested may be charged by the sponsoring institution to administer the grant. (It is requested that the institution wave this charge, if possible). If charged, this amount must be included in the budget, which may not exceed a total of $20,000.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit project description to:

Mail application package to:

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
c/o The New York Community Trust
909 Third Avenue, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

James Herbert Williams, PhD., Chair of the National Advisory Committee for the Fund

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