Center/Program LOI

The ECPIHE Initiative is seeking to identify and fund Institutions of Higher Education that have capacity and interest to foster early childhood policy work via the Establishment of Centers of Programs within Institutions of Higher Education.

To that end, we are soliciting Letters of Intent from institutions that are interested in establishing entities (Centers/Programs) that create degrees and intellectual opportunities to advance the study and field of early childhood policy.

The first of a two-step process, Letters of Intent indicate serious interest in the effort. From the Letters of Intent received, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit full proposals. It is anticipated that two or three entities will ultimately be funded.

Deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent from prospective applicants is December 1, 2020.

Download the Center/Program LOI Request

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