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NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant in Population Dynamics and Child Development

Posted: 4/24/2017 (Funding)

The NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Grant program supports exploratory and developmental research projects that fall within the NICHD mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

The Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) mission is to support research and data collection in three areas: demography—the scientific statistical study of human populations; population health—research on human health, productivity, behavior, and development at the population level, using population representative samples or policy or natural experiments; and behavioral and social science research on reproductive health.

The Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB) mission is to support research focused on neurobiological, genetic, environmental, or social factors impacting developmental processes associated with behavior, cognition, learning (including reading, math and science learning and related disabilities), language, motor or social-emotional functioning or health status of infants, children, and young adults.

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