Program Summary

Program Summary

This cooperative agreement opportunity will establish and maintain a national interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the gap in exposure to language among children from low-SES families, as compared to children from higher-SES families, also known as the “word gap”. The research network will foster scientific collaboration, with a focus on research designed to develop and test interventions to improve early language exposure, vocabulary acquisition, and language development for children from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds, including Dual Language Learners (DLLs). The Network should include researchers across a range of disciplines reflecting attention to the health and development of the child and family. 

Application Limits

Application Limits

Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. A Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-PI) on an existing MCHB-funded research network cannot serve as PI or Co-PI on more than one MCHB-funded network at a time.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
March 22, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
May 9, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.