Two new 2022 funding opportunities for early childhood dissertation research are now open! The Early Care and Education Research Scholars grants support doctoral dissertations researching issues related to Head Start and child care. Both grant programs support work that informs policy and practice decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/ understudied populations, and that uses the most rigorous research methodology.

See the full announcements for Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants and for Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Dissertation Grants for details.

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

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