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Small Research Grant Award Program

The Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) is pleased to announce the Small Research Grant Award Program! 

The goal of this program is to help CHGD members, as well as their trainees and graduate students, to further their research related to children, adolescents, and their families by providing statistical analysis, behavioral coding or transcription services.

All services awarded will be performed by the CHGD Statistical Analysis Core and the CHGD Media Management and Behavioral Coding Core. Applicants may apply for one or both Core Services within the same application.

Due to the variability in project needs, no budget submission is required for this application. Applicants should simply indicate which CHGD core(s) they would like to use for their project. If the project is awarded, CHGD will share the value of the service with the award recipient.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of their award status within 4 weeks of application submission. Award recipients will have up to 12 months to utilize their award.

The CHGD Research Award program is open to CHGD members as well as their trainees and graduate students. If the applicant is a trainee or graduate student, a faculty mentor who is also a CHGD member must be identified in the application. Any interested individuals who are not yet CHGD members may apply for membership at any time here.

Applicants may submit more than one project for consideration but should submit separate applications for each project.

Review of Applications
Applications will be reviewed and funding determinations will be made by CHGD Leadership.

Criteria include:

  1. Significance to the mission of CHGD
  2. Clearly identified project goals, activities and deliverables
  3. Proposed next steps

If the proposal requires the use of human subjects, funding will not be released until documentation of IRB approval is provided.

Reporting Requirements
If funded, a brief final report is required at 13 months regarding outcomes of the award. Projects must also acknowledge the Center for Human Growth and Development on relevant presentations and publications.

Application Components
Proposals must be single spaced, with ½ inch margins, in 11 point Arial font, and no more than 1 page. References are not necessary, but if you wish to include them, they do not count towards the 1-page limit.

Proposals must:

  • Concisely state the goals of the proposed project.
  • Explain the significance of the problem that the proposed project will address and its relevance to child or adolescent behavior, health, or development.
  • Describe the methods.
  • Describe anticipated deliverables (e.g., number of participants to receive an intervention; pilot data collected; new prototype, tool, technology, assay or intervention developed).
  • Describe which CHGD Core service(s) you are applying to use and what you need the Core Service(s) to do for the study.

The application can be accessed here.


Does the work need be completed within 12 months of being awarded?
CHGD will award funds for 12 month periods, with the opportunity for a 1-year extension. This request must be submitted to and approved by CHGD.