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Bass Connections -- All Babies and Children Thrive (ABC Thrive): Request for Proposals for Interdisciplinary Seed Grants [Duke Internal Funding -- For Duke Faculty Only]
ABC Thrive invites seed grant proposals to support the early work of interdisciplinary teams exploring innovations in early childhood development (prenatal to age five). Through this RFP, grants of $20,000 to $40,000 will be awarded to three to four teams for a period of 16 months. At the end of a successful pilot project, seed grantees will be eligible to compete for a larger award of up to $300,000 over two years.
Teams should include Duke faculty from different disciplines/areas of expertise who are working on a common problem related to the goals of ABC Thrive, as described below. Proposals involving international populations must also articulate the implications of the research for prenatal and child well-being in the U.S.
We strongly encourage proposals that include: 1) teams that have not previously collaborated or that are working in an area new to the team; 2) projects that traverse two of the three priority areas listed below; and 3) teams that include community partners.
Letters of Intent (strongly encouraged): February 28, 2020
Proposal Deadline: March 30, 2020
Areas of Interest
We are especially interested in projects that address at least one of the following three goal areas:
1 – Prenatal and early childhood health and wellness
2 – Community outreach
3 – Applied technology to achieve scale