Funding Alert Vol. 28 No. 11 Alert # 1 - November 7, 2017

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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Library Adds New Books
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Information Center Library collection has added the following new titles.
* Grant Writing for Dummies, 6th ed., by Beverly A. Browning. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2016. HG 177 B885g 2016 FIC
This book provides useful information when you need to write a grant. It describes how to find funders, create a strategic plan, tap into online databases, learn what funders expect, and more.
* Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship by Soraya M. Coley. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2017. HV 41 C695p 2017 FIC
This is a step-by-step guide for students and professionals who need to write grant proposals. It focuses on the mechanics of developing and writing grants including understanding the funder; developing a good problem statement; writing goals, an implementation plan and an evaluation plan; creating a budget, and much more.
* Strategic Planning: As Simple as A B C by David R. McClean. Lulu Publishing Services, 2015. HD 30.28 M126 2015 FIC
This guide will help you conduct an organizational assessment to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. It explains how to select and lead strategic planning teams. It discusses how to communicate with colleagues and business partners and how to analyze and execute an effective implementation plan.
Please contact the Funding Information Center at fundctr@dshs.texas.gov for availability and the check-out process. 
The Funding Information Center is part of the DSHS Library and Information Services Program. 
From DSHS FIC Library, 11/1/17icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application Receipt: 11/20/17 to 2/21/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $1.5 million. Maximum duration of 36 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund projects that will deliver evidence-based cancer prevention and control clinical services. Priority will be given to projects that propose to address CPRIT areas of emphasis and serve areas of the state not well addressed by current CPRIT funded projects.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_182_ebp.pdf
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 11/1/17icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention

Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application Receipt: 11/20/17 to 2/21/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $3 million. Maximum duration of 36 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support the coordination and expansion of evidence based services to prevent cancer in underserved populations who do not have adequate access to cancer prevention interventions and health care, bringing together networks of public health and community partners to carry out programs tailored for their communities. Projects should identify cancers that cause the most burden in the community and use evidence based models shown to work in similar communities to prevent and control these cancers. Currently funded CPRIT projects should propose to expand their programs to include additional types of prevention clinical services and/or an expansion of current clinical services into additional counties. In either case, the expansion must include delivery of services to nonmetropolitan and medically underserved counties in the state.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_182_eps.pdf
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 11/1/17icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, rural health, underserved populations

Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20): RFA-CA-17-033 
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/18/17. Application: 1/18/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $3.9 million in FY 2018 to fund three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for development of translational research programs that are focused upon investigating cancer health disparities. The P20 grants will support feasibility and planning activities to build cancer health disparities research programs. It is the expectation that the research programs developed by the P20 awards should be competitive with other applications for a full Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE), addressing cancer health disparities as a cross-cutting research theme. 
CFDA: 93.393; 93.394; 93.395
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-17-033.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 11/1/17icon 
Subject(s) cancer research, health disparities, minority health

Minority Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Development and Trial Centers (M-PDTCs) (U54): RFA-CA-17-032 
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/18/17. Application: 1/18/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $2.5 million in FY 2018 to fund two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for Minority PDX (minority patient-derived xenografts) Development and Trial Centers (M-PDTCs). The M-PDTCs will join the PDTC Research Network (PDXNet) and be focused upon development and pre-clinical testing of models derived from racial/ethnic minority populations. The PDXNet is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) program established to coordinate collaborative, large-scale model development and pre-clinical testing of targeted therapeutic agents to advance the vision of cancer precision medicine. 
CFDA: 93.394, 93.395
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-17-032.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 11/1/17icon 
Subject(s) cancer research, minority health

Mobile and Connected Health Interventions to Improve Care Continuum and Health Outcomes among Youth with HIV (R34): RFA-MH-18-605 
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/9/17. Application: 1/9/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal year 2018. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
NIDA intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards corresponding to a total of $2 million for FY2018.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to develop and test the next generation of interventions delivered through mobile health (mHealth) technology to improve diagnosis, linkage to care, retention in care, and viral suppression among youth living with human immunodeficiency virus (YLWH). 
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-605.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/2/17icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Mobile and Connected Health Interventions to Improve Care Continuum and Health Outcomes among Youth with HIV (R01): RFA-MH-18-606 
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/9/17. Application: 1/9/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal year 2018. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
NIDA intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards corresponding to a total of $2 million for FY2018.
NIMHD intends to commit $1 million in FY2018 to fund approximately two to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to develop and test the next generation of interventions delivered through mobile health (mHealth) technology to improve diagnosis, linkage to care, retention in care, and viral suppression among youth living with human immunodeficiency virus (YLWH). 
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279, 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-18-606.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/2/17icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application Receipt: 11/20/17 to 2/21/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $3 million. Maximum duration of 36 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund programs on tobacco prevention and cessation, as well as screening for early detection of lung cancer. Through release of this RFA, CPRIT’s goal is to stimulate more programs across the state, thereby providing greater access for underserved populations and reducing the incidence and mortality rates of tobacco-related cancers. This RFA seeks to promote and deliver evidence-based programming designed to significantly increase tobacco cessation among adults and/or prevent tobacco use by youth.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_182_tcl.pdf
From Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas email, 11/1/17icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, smoking/tobacco


Private Funding Opportunities

American Gastroenterological Association Invites Applications for Pilot Research Award
SOURCE: American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/12/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of $25,000 each. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at an accredited institution in North America.
PURPOSE: The American Gastroenterological Association is accepting applications for its AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award.
Through the program, two grants of $25,000 each will be awarded to investigators for pilot research projects in a gastroenterology- or hepatology-related area. The objective of the award is to help early-career investigators establish a research careers and/or to support projects that represent a new direction for an established investigator.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.gastro.org/grants/aga-elsevier-pilot-research-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/2/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Hair Research Society Accepting Applications for Mentorship Grants
SOURCE: North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $3,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, both the applicant and the mentor be a North American Hair Research Society members.
PURPOSE: The North American Hair Research Society is accepting applications for its 2018 Mentorship Grant Program.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to scientists-in-training, dermatology or pathology residents, dermatopathology fellows, or junior faculty to enable study with a hair research mentor. The purpose of the program is to enable young physicians and scientists to acquire additional academic or research skills that can further their careers as leaders in hair research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://registrationreports.com/grants/nahrs/mentorship2018/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/2/17icon
Subject(s) medical research

Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States: Learning from the World
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/21/17 at 2 pm.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2.5 million will be available for this funding opportunity. Projects may be up to three years in duration.
ELIGIBILITY: RWJF is looking for applicants who represent organizations from a wide range of fields and disciplines—both within and outside the health sector. We encourage proposals from both U.S.-based applicants to adapt an overseas idea, and from international applicants with ideas that could work in the United States. We encourage submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members. We seek to attract diversity of thought, professional background, race, ethnicity, and cultural perspective in our applicant pool. Building a Culture of Health means integrating health into all aspects of society, so we encourage multisector partnerships and collaboration. 
Proposals must fit with the topic and populations described, integrate global ideas into the project, and must highlight the connections to the Culture of Health Action Framework.
PURPOSE: At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we believe that everyone in America—no matter who that person is, how much money they have, or where they live—should have as much opportunity as possible to pursue a healthier life. We call that vision a Culture of Health and we work with people across the country to build a Culture of Health. Across the globe, countries are taking steps to improve health and well-being in their communities. RWJF is eager to learn from those countries. We are collaborating with people and organizations around the world to uncover insights that can inspire us all to imagine new possibilities and to surface practical solutions that can be adapted here in the United States.
With this call for proposals (CFP), RWJF is looking for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections, and well-being.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/developing-solutions-for-social-isolation-in-the-us--learning-from-the-world.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 10/31/17icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Invites Proposals for Access to Care Grants
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/15/17.
$ AVAILABLE: Single-year grants of up to $20,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a United States-based nonprofit organization or local government agency that provides dental services to children in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. Projects also should have pediatric dentist involvement. If a pediatric dentist is not participating, a general dentist must be involved.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry established Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children in 1987 with the aim of providing dental care for all children nationwide. Since 2010, HSHC has awarded more than $4.6 million in grants and commitments to 81 organizations in 32 states and the District of Columbia, while HSHC grantees have helped provide Dental Homes to more than 320,000 children.
In support of its mission, the HSHC is accepting proposals from pediatric dental care organizations for its Access to Care Grants program.
Through the program, HSHC will award single-year grants of up to $20,000 in support of community-based initiatives that provide dental care to underserved children. Priority will be given to initiatives that support age-one dental visits; emphasize care to patients from birth to age 5; provide care to special-needs patients; address the needs of specific underserved demographic groups; and/or incorporate systemic health (i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc.).
Funds may be applied to cover the costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to dentists, and/or other activity with clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.healthysmileshealthychildren.org/what-we-do-apply/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/2/17icon
Subject(s) children's health, dental health


Events

Webinar - Data-Driven Fundraising: Engaging Donors
SPONSOR: The Foundation Center
WHEN: December 7, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Is your nonprofit data-driven? In a world full of big data, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence it can be a little intimidating to answer this question. Yet, when you take a step back and focus on the basics it’s refreshing to see that being “data-driven” isn’t as difficult as it may seem. 
During this one-hour session we’ll focus on data-driven fundraising concepts, specifically segmentation techniques you should be using to identify donors to engage with at the end of the year. We’ll discuss strategies and tactics aimed at helping you focus your attention on the right donors at the right time and ultimately maximize your capacity to raise money. 
COST: $49 before November 30. $69 after November 30. To register go to http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Data-Driven-Fundraising-Engaging-Donors-12-7-2017?utm_medium=marketing&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=FC+Training+-+12.7+Webinar 
CONTACT: The Foundation Center, (800) 424-9836.
From The Foundation Center email, 11/2/17icon

Webinar - Get Ready for 2018 Donor Engagement
SPONSOR: The Foundation Center
WHEN: November 16, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: What's your plan for engaging with your donors as we start a new year of fundraising? Veteran nonprofit digital strategist Michael Stein shares strategies for communicating with each type of donor who gave during your end-of-year campaigns: first time donors, monthly donors, and those who increased their giving. Get ready to hit the ground running in January.
COST: $49 before November 8. $69 after November 8. To register go to http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Start-the-New-Year-Right-with-Year-Round-Donor-Engagement-11-16-2017?utm_medium=marketing&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=FC+Training+-+11.16+webinar
CONTACT: The Foundation Center, (800) 424-9836.
From The Foundation Center email, 10/30/17icon

Webinar - No More Excuses: Making Substantial Progress Towards Achieving Grant Objectives
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: November 16, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Are you making “substantial progress” achieving the objectives mapped out in your approved federal grant award?  If not, your awarding agency could hold you accountable for low performance.
Uniform Grant Guidance shifted your obligations. Instead of simply demonstrating ultimate achievement of your objectives you must now be able to report steady, tangible progress every step of the way. As agencies intensify their monitoring, grantees need new ways to ensure their grants management can withstand the toughest scrutiny.
Now, a leading grants compliance officer shows you how to use policies, milestones, draw-downs, and grant-reporting practices to demonstrate the progress your awarding agency expects to see.
COST: Live: $249. On demand: $249. Live and on demand: $349. To register go to http://grants.thompson.com/No-More-Excuses-Making-Substantial-Progress-Towards-Achieving-Grant-Objectives?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=eDi74 
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789.
From Thompson Grants email, 10/30/17icon


Awards in Texas

Houston Methodist Hospital has announced a gift of $101 million from billionaire oilman Joseph C. "Rusty" Walter, his wife, Paula, and the Walter Oil & Gas Corporation to accelerate neuroscience research efforts at the hospital.
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 10/17/17icon



Last updated November 6, 2017