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HHS: Bridging the Word Gap Research Network HRSA-16-040

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau's (MCHB), Office of Epidemiology and Research is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 Bridging the Word Gap Research Network program. 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.

USC may only submit only one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by April 4, 2016. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

HHS indicates that a letter of intent is NOT REQUIRED and a full proposal is due by May 09, 2016 . For more information:

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