FAMNET Funding Opportunity: Applications Open


The Family Well-being Research Network (FAMNET) announces a request for applications (RFA) for the current funding cycle, open until April 3, 2023. FAMNET is funded by NICHD and other institutes within NIH to support and advance research on the measurement of family well-being and pediatric quality of life. The project is led by CHDS faculty Eve Wittenberg as a principal investigator alongside Lisa Prosser and Janel Hanmer.

The eligible topics under this opportunity will advance knowledge and specifically measurement of family well-being across the lifespan from childhood quality of life through and including older adults’ well-being, with an emphasis on family-focused metrics and analytic strategies. Focal areas of interest include:

  • Developing or advancing new ideas to contribute to the measurement and foundational knowledge of family well-being;
  • Efforts to identify the components of family well-being including operationalizing how to measure these components;
  • Improved methods of measuring quality of life among children including adapting/validating adult-designed measures of quality of life/subjective well-being in children or measurement among very young children;
  • Studies that address the above topics while focusing on key populations of interest:
    • Populations with intellectual and developmental disabilities,
    • Pregnant and lactating women,
    • Children, adolescents, and the transition to adulthood.

Two types of awards are available through this opportunity: Pilot Project grants and the Research Scholars Corps. Pilot Project grants provide seed funding to advance the science of measuring family well-being, and include the opportunity to network, receive training, and disseminate research. Awards will be made up to $25,000 in direct costs. Research Scholars are year-long, mentored projects for trainees and junior faculty and include a stipend of up to $12,000. FAMNET has awarded nine grants since inception over five funding cycles. Read more about awarded Pilot Grantees and Research Scholar projects.

Learn more: Apply for funding and see all award criteria here.

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