Policy Research to Advance the Inclusion of Immigrant Families and Children
*Applications close on February 16th at 3 pm ET.*
Policies for Action has issued a call for proposals (CFP) focused on research about policies that can contribute to the full social, economic, and civic inclusion of immigrant families in American society. It intentionally centers immigrant children and families and the essential support and caregiving that happens within families and their communities. P4A seeks to understand how immigrants and their families can be valued and included most fully in all dimensions of life in the United States and how policies can drive systemic change that broadens public acceptance and support of all families, especially immigrant children and families.
The research funded under this CFP should:
Focus on one or more policies at the federal, state, or local level;
Be intentional about applying an equity lens, especially a racial equity lens, to the policy research question, methods, and process, centering the experiences and priorities of immigrant communities most distant from power and justice; and
Include immigrant community groups and/or members, especially those most marginalized, as leaders or partners in all stages of the research.
Award Details and Eligibility
Up to $1.5 million will be awarded through this CFP for up to six grants. Though there is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests, we recommend applicants request the amount of funding they will need to complete the proposed project and translate and disseminate results. The duration of awards is typically 24 months, and grants cannot exceed 36 months. Eligible applicant organizations include but are not limited to academic institutions; public entities; nonprofit organizations; tribal, state, and local government agencies; and for-profit organizations. Applicants may also represent partnerships between service providers, practitioners, and researchers. Projects must be based in the United States.
We strongly encourage applications that include researchers from groups underrepresented in policy research and/or who are affiliated with institutions that serve underrepresented groups, as well as applications from community-led research teams.
If you are interested in our assistance facilitating partnerships between organizations implementing community-level initiatives (e.g., non-profits, community-based organizations, social service, or government agencies, etc.), and researchers to design and conduct rigorous research, please email the P4A inbox at email@example.com.
An informational webinar will be held on December 15, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET for interested researchers to learn more about this special funding opportunity and ask questions. Registration is required using this link. This webinar will be recorded and can be accessed on this page shortly after.
How to Apply
Proposals for this solicitation must be submitted through the RWJF online system. Visit here and click “apply online.” If you have not already done so, you will be required to register before you begin the proposal process.
We encourage community led or community-partnered research teams to apply. If you are interested in our assistance facilitating partnerships between organizations implementing community-level initiatives (e.g., non-profits, community-based organizations, social service, or government agencies, etc.) and researchers to design and conduct research, please email the P4A inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Letters of intent are due by February 16, 2024, at 3 p.m. ET.
2. Candidates who are selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in early May 2024.
3. Full proposals from selected candidates will be accepted through July 23, 2024, 3 p.m. ET.
4. Finalists will be notified in early September 2024.
5. Grants will begin November 1, 2024.
Resources on family and economic inclusion:
- This Is My Family
- Parentage Report by MAP
- RWJF Economic Inclusion Library
- Center for Economic Inclusion
Resources on community engaged methods:
- Best practices in community-based participatory practice 2018
- Leveraging Community Expertise to Advance Health Equity: Principles and Strategies for Community Engagement
- The Urban Institute’s Community Engagement Resource Center (CERC) provides an overview of community engaged policy-research and offers tools you can use to apply to your work: