Monthly Archive for October, 2008

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Policy Fellowships from The Society for Research in Child Development 2009-2010

SRCD is seeking applications for the upcoming Policy Fellowships for the 2009-2010 term. There are currently two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both Fellowships provide exciting opportunities for researchers to come to Washington, DC and use developmental science outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. These fellowships are open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to child development, and both early and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply. The goals of the fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about child development in the formation of public policy ; (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy; and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between developmental scientists and the Federal policy-making mechanisms.

Research Fellowships from the American Statistical Association

The ASA/NSF/Federal Statistics Fellowship program is jointly supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Bureau of the Census (Census), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).. The general objective of the program is to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts that will continue to stimulate the development and advancement of methodology and social science research relevant to issues on which Federal statistical agencies seek to provide information. The program accomplishes this purpose by bringing academic researchers to work with statisticians and social scientists in the three Federal agencies for up to one year.

NIH Grants

Archiving and Development of Socialbehavioral Datasets in Aging Related Studies (R03)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications to stimulate and facilitate data archiving and development related to cognitive psychology, behavioral interventions in the context of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), demography, economics, epidemiology, behavioral genetics and other behavioral research on aging for secondary analysis.
Innovative Computational and Statistical Methodologies for the Design and Analysis of Multilevel Studies on Childhood Obesity (R01)
This FOA, issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI),and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR),National Institutes of Health, solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop, refine, and apply innovative statistical or computational methods for the analysis of multilevel determinants of childhood obesity or for the design of multilevel interventions. Multilevel observational and intervention studies include those that consider the range of biological, family, community, socio-cultural, environmental, policy, and macro-level economic factors that influence diet and physical activity in children. This FOA aims to encourage the development and application of novel methodologies, using secondary or simulated data, that can simultaneously examine factors of energy balance that span more than 3 levels of influence in children.
Functioning of People with Mental Disorders (R01)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is the application of biobehavioral science methods and approaches to: a) develop and refine definitions and measures of function, disability, and daily participation relevant to those with mental disorders; b) understand the ecological mechanisms, independent of symptom severity, that contribute to functioning and disability in this population; and c) develop and test novel interventions that specifically and directly target functional capacity and performance deficits of this population. Emphasis will be on the application of basic behavioral processes (e.g., cognition, affect, knowledge, attitudes, motivation, learning, decision-making, interpersonal processes), and environmental parameters (e.g., social support, structural adaptations, community involvement) that influence functional outcome.
Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health IT. These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; secondary data analysis of health IT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of health IT implementation and use. Through economic analyses estimates of health IT implementation and use costs and benefits will be generated.
Related: Utilizing Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality (R18)
Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21)