Two new 2023 Funding Opportunities for Early Childhood Dissertation Research are now open!

For two decades, the Early Care and Education Research Scholars grants have supported doctoral dissertations researching issues related to Head Start and child care. This grant program offers funding for 1- or 2-year research projects that conduct rigorous qualitative, quantitative, or secondary research analyses and that have the capacity to inform policy and practice decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations.

We recommend that potential applicants subscribe to these Notices of Funding Opportunity on to receive notifications of updates. These grant programs are funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you have questions regarding these grant opportunities, please email or, respectively, or call (877) 350-5913.


Apply now for the #HeadStart and #ChildCare Research Dissertation Grants that will support:

  • Dissertation research on #ECE policy issues

  • Mentoring relationships w/ faculty and students.

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants
Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Dissertation Grants

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