Requests for Proposals

New Grant Funding Opportunity 

The FRPN issued our third request for proposals (RFP) in June 2016. This RFP is intended to support exploratory and descriptive research that will provide insights into previously unstudied or understudied areas.  We expect to make three to five awards of approximately $20,000 to $50,000 in mid-December.
Proposed studies should consider innovative programs or interventions related to coparenting, employment and economic security, and/or father engagement and effective parenting for low-income fathers. Such studies might include, but would not be limited to:
  • How fatherhood programming can operate effectively and efficiently in rural settings;
  • The use of cognitive behavioral therapy approaches in fatherhood programming;
  • How to engage mothers for coparenting interventions;
  • Interventions to strengthen parenting time with never-married populations;
  • The use of smartphones or other technology for data collection;
  • Text messages to promote positive father engagement/behaviors;
  • Fatherhood programming for specific populations, including Latinos, Native Americans, teen fathers, immigrant fathers and others; or 
  • Integrating fatherhood programming into batterer treatment or integrating violence education and prevention into fatherhood programming.
Eligible applicants include:
  • Researchers, fatherhood practitioners or researcher-practitioner teams.
  • Researchers and practitioners from underrepresented racial, ethnic and cultural groups are encouraged to apply.  
  • Early career investigators with requisite evaluation skills are also welcome to apply.
Next steps:
• Download the FRPN RFP here
• Letters of interest were due by September 30, 2016.
• If selected, applications will be asked to submit a full proposal (12 pages) by November 18, 2016.
• Funded projects begin January 2, 2017 and last up to 18 months.

Year Two Funding 

The second group of FRPN grantees includes five projects led by researcher/practitioner teams that involve the collection of data from program participants and/or staff at pre- and post-program time points to assess changes in father-child relationships and/or coparenting. Learn more about these projects here


Year One Funding 

In 2014, the FRPN awarded a total $350,000 to four projects to evaluate fatherhood programs. These projects include RCTs; are led by researcher/practitioner teams; and involve the collection of data from program participants and/or staff at pre and post-program time points to assess changes in father-child relationships and coparenting. Learn more about these projects here.

Any questions about current or future FRPN funding opportunities should be directed to Rebecca Kaufman, FRPN senior research coordinator, at



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