National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations. The following are programs within the NICHD’s Center for Population Research that also provide funding for researchers:
Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch (DBS) Areas of supported research include fertility and family planning, HIV and sexually transmitted disease, family and household demography, mortality and health, and population composition, change, and movement.
National Institutes of HealthConducts and supports basic, applied, and clinical and health services research to understand the processes underlying human health and to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, diagnose, and treat human diseases and disabilities. Check out the following NIH program announcements and pertinent publications:
National Institute on AgingSupport and conduct high quality research on: aging processes, age-related diseases and special problems and needs of the aged. Check out the following NIA program announcement:
National Science Foundation (NSF)The National Science Foundation makes grants and awards for social, behavioral, and economic research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions. Most of this research is supported through the following programs:
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge focusing on human cognition, language, social behavior and culture, as well as research on the interactions between human societies and the physical environment.Centers for Disease Control CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Russell Sage FoundationThe Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Population ProgramProgram areas include, reproductive biology, social science research on population issues relevant to developing countries, population policy analysis, university-based applied research and training programs in the field of forced migration, applied research on selected topics related to forced migration.