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New Grant Funding Opportunity Available from the FRPN

Posted by Ryan Sanders

The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network (FRPN) has issued the third request for proposals (RFP). This RFP is intended to support exploratory and descriptive research that will provide insights into previously unstudied or understudied areas. It's expected to make three to six awards of approximately $20,000 to $50,000. 


NFI President Christopher A. Brown sits on FRPN's advisory committee. Proposed studies should consider innovative programs or interventions related to coparenting, employment and economic security, and/or father engagement and effective parenting for low-income fathers. 

Such studies might include, but would not be limited to:

  • How fatherhood programming can operate effectively and efficiently in rural settings;
  • The use of cognitive behavioral therapy approaches in fatherhood programming;
  • How to engage mothers for coparenting interventions;
  • Interventions to strengthen parenting time with never-married populations;
  • The use of smartphones or other technology for data collection;
  • Text messages to promote positive father engagement/behaviors;
  • Fatherhood programming for specific populations, including Latinos, Native Americans, teen fathers, immigrant fathers and others; or
  • Integrating fatherhood programming into batterer treatment or integrating violence education and prevention into fatherhood programming.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Researchers, fatherhood practitioners, or researcher-practitioner teams.
  • Researchers and practitioners from underrepresented racial, ethnic and cultural groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Early career investigators with requisite evaluation skills are also welcome to apply.

Next steps:

  • Download the FRPN RFP here.
  • Submit a two-page letter of interest by September 30, 2016.
  • If selected, submit a full proposal (12 pages) by November 18, 2016.
  • Funded projects begin January 2, 2017 and last up to 18 months.

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