Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/8/2022

CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50) (Clinical Trial Optional)

This Request for Applications (RFA) is being re-issued to continue to stimulate collaborative research on all forms of child abuse and neglect and to foster dissemination and outreach efforts that bridge research, clinical practice and policy.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field.  The Center(s) will conduct innovative and high quality research including: 1) trials testing the efficacy and effectiveness of clinical interventions;  2) longitudinal prospective studies examining the long term effects of specific and understudied types of maltreatment including abusive head trauma, medical child abuse and neglect, chronic sexual abuse; 3) studies examining the neurobiology of abuse and neglect and implications for health outcomes; and 4) studies testing the development of screening tools and clinical assessment measures for early identification and treatment of specific types of abuse and neglect to decrease morbidity and mortality and to identify potential comorbidities.  The Centers are also required to propose a dissemination and outreach core which will provide opportunities for students and faculty at all levels, to be exposed to cutting edge educational tools and technologies, research, and expertise within the field of child maltreatment. A central goal of this core will be to engage the scientific and lay professional communities in participatory activities such as technical assistance, evidence-based practice, participation in grand rounds, conferences and seminars, or webinars based on information emanating from the other cores.  The format for the community engagement activities will be tailored to the expertise of the Center and the needs of the community.  


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): June 27, 2022

  • Application Due Date: July 27, 2022

RFA-HD-23-007 Expiration Date July 28, 2022

Amount Description

An application for a Center may request a budget of up to $1.1 million dollars in Direct Costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

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