FAM-NET, a research network devoted to studying family well-being across the lifespan and supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention, seeks to develop and advance new ideas and scalable approaches to contribute to the measurement and foundational knowledge of family well-being. Encompassing a lifespan perspective, eligible topics under this opportunity will range from childhood quality of life through and including older adults’ well-being, with an emphasis on family-focused metrics and analytic strategies.
FAMNET is requesting applications for their Research Scholar Corps and proposals for Pilot Projects that address their focal areas. Applications are reviewed on a 4-month cycle until all available annual funds are awarded. They expect to award funds over 4 years, beginning in February 2022.
Areas of particular interest include:
● Developing or advancing new ideas to contribute to the measurement and foundational
knowledge of family well-being
● Developing family-focused metrics and analytic strategies
● Improved methods of measuring family well-being
● Efforts to conceptualize family well-being
● Efforts to define what is included in family well-being
● Efforts to conceptualize family well-being specifically in families that include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
● Efforts to adapt/validate adult-designed measures of quality of life/subjective well-being in
● Efforts to address quality of life measurement in very young children, including identifying
lower age limits of age for QoL self-report
● Studies that address the above topics while focusing on key populations of interest:
o Populations with intellectual and developmental disabilities
o Pregnant and lactating women
o Children, adolescents, and the transition to adulthood
Awards will prioritize applications that address these areas but others that address the overall goal of FAM-NET to advance knowledge and specifically measurement of family well-being across the lifespan will be considered.