Home Visiting Research and Development Platform

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems is accepting applications for a fiscal year (FY) 2017 Home Visiting Research and Development Platform through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The purpose of this competition is to support one transdisciplinary research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building for innovative home visiting research.

The goal of the Home Visiting R&D Platform is to plan for, develop, and sustain a R&D network of early childhood development and learning researchers and practitioners who will frame, implement, and report on innovative, transdisciplinary research related to precision interventions to improve meaningful outcomes for at-risk families and communities. The R&D platform will accelerate the translation of research into practice, and improve the precision of early childhood interventions. The results will be practicegenerated translational evidence that can be used to inform innovation in home visiting, with associated benefits for the early childhood field as a whole. 

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. 


  • Duke Internal Deadline: November 30, 2016
  • Sponsor Deadline: January 11, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include public and private nonprofit entities that engage in research activities related to early childhood home visiting programs.



Amount Description

Approximately $1,300,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) recipient. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,300,000 per year. The project period is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022 (five (5) years). 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

November 30, 2016

External Deadline

January 11, 2017