UT5 Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet)

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 UT5 Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet). The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multisite, collaborative research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. This Research Network will provide national leadership in research to advance the evidence base in the developmental, behavioral, and psychosocial aspects of pediatric care to improve clinical services and health and related outcomes for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

Deadline: Feb. 2, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including research centers or networks. Domestic faithbased and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are allowable. In order to diversify the HRSA/MCHB research award portfolio, an individual cannot serve as the project director/principal investigator (PD/PI) on more than one active HRSA MCH Research Network. New to this competition, the PD/PI is expected to commit a minimum percent effort of 20 percent on this project to justify their commitments to the project. To foster interdisciplinary collaboration and increase opportunities for mentorship for emerging MCH researchers, a PD/PI on an active HRSA MCH research grant is encouraged to commit no more than 10 percent effort as a co-investigator on an existing HRSA MCH research grant. HRSA allows one PD/PI to be named on the cover page of the SF-424 R&R application, who will serve as the key point of contact. The application can include co-investigators as key personnel on the project.



Amount Description

HRSA estimates approximately $275,000 to be available annually to fund one recipient. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2021 federal appropriation. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $275,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. The FY 2021 President’s Budget does not request funding for this program. This program notice is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, HRSA can process applications and award funds appropriately. The period of performance is September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2026 (5 years).

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 2, 2021