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Message ID: 8087
Date: 2009-03-19

Author:Kristen Shook Slack

Subject:Re: grants for child welfare research

In the mid-1990s, there was a mechanism for faculty PIs to receive a

grant that supported dissertation research for a group of doctoral

students doing research in the child welfare arena. This was a

tremendously valuable resource ---if I recall, John Schuerman's CB grant

supported 4 of us and we were able to use the money to support ourselves

and our research. The grant money did not support John's research per

se--he functioned as the PI in a training/mentoring role and we all

worked on very different student-generated projects. If this mechanism

were back in place, we would likely have a lot more researchers in the

pipes studying child maltreatment.



-kristi slack









Trudy Festinger wrote:

> Todd-

>

> Just a quick historical comment from an old kid on the block: Many

> years ago CB regularly issued requests for child welfare research

> proposals in various areas, including investigator generated research.

> The latter allowed investigators to request funding for whatever

> research ideas they had. I noticed that one year, and I cannot

> remember the year – perhaps the 1980’s - the CB funding appropriation

> for all such child welfare research was zero. When I inquired, I was

> told that CB had requested funding but there was no appropriation. I

> was never able to learn the reason for this. Even more recently I was

> also told by someone at CB (can’t recall who) that a decision to fund

> NSCAW funneled all extra dollars for child welfare research into that

> project. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the last statement, as it

> was simply someone’s opinion.

>

> Trudy

>

>

> on 3/12/09 5:39 PM, Todd McDonald at tmac5528@yahoo.com wrote:

>

> With all the money going to NIH for new grants it strikes me as

> odd that the childrens bureau has so little money for child

> welfare research. Why is that? Why is there so little federal

> money dedicated to child welfare issues? The CB grants always seem

> to be limited to resource centers and programming. Can someone

> shed light on this issue?

>

> Todd

>

>

>

>



--

Kristen Shook Slack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1350 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706



ph: 608-263-3671

fx: 608-263-3836







In the mid-1990s, there was a mechanism for faculty PIs to receive a

grant that supported dissertation research for a group of doctoral

students doing research in the child welfare arena. This was a

tremendously valuable resource ---if I recall, John Schuerman's CB grant

supported 4 of us and we were able to use the money to support ourselves

and our research. The grant money did not support John's research per

se--he functioned as the PI in a training/mentoring role and we all

worked on very different student-generated projects. If this mechanism

were back in place, we would likely have a lot more researchers in the

pipes studying child maltreatment.



-kristi slack









Trudy Festinger wrote:

> Todd-

>

> Just a quick historical comment from an old kid on the block: Many

> years ago CB regularly issued requests for child welfare research

> proposals in various areas, including investigator generated research.

> The latter allowed investigators to request funding for whatever

> research ideas they had. I noticed that one year, and I cannot

> remember the year – perhaps the 1980’s - the CB funding appropriation

> for all such child welfare research was zero. When I inquired, I was

> told that CB had requested funding but there was no appropriation. I

> was never able to learn the reason for this. Even more recently I was

> also told by someone at CB (can’t recall who) that a decision to fund

> NSCAW funneled all extra dollars for child welfare research into that

> project. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the last statement, as it

> was simply someone’s opinion.

>

> Trudy

>

>

> on 3/12/09 5:39 PM, Todd McDonald at tmac5528yahoo.com wrote:

>

> With all the money going to NIH for new grants it strikes me as

> odd that the childrens bureau has so little money for child

> welfare research. Why is that? Why is there so little federal

> money dedicated to child welfare issues? The CB grants always seem

> to be limited to resource centers and programming. Can someone

> shed light on this issue?

>

> Todd

>

>

>

>



--

Kristen Shook Slack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1350 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706



ph: 608-263-3671

fx: 608-263-3836