Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 1 Alert # 2 - January 16, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Top Ten Gifts in 2017 Topped $10 Billion
Three gifts of $1 billion or more were made during 2017, helping to make it the strongest year for giving in the past decade, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.
Contributions from three of the country's wealthiest tech entrepreneurs took the top spots in the Chronicle's annual list of the largest gifts, with the largest, $4.6 billion in Microsoft stock from Bill Gates, representing nearly half the combined value of the ten largest gifts ($10.2 billion) — a figure approximately $300 million larger than the total of the top ten gifts made in 2016. Four foundations — including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — four universities, and one conservation group received the largest gifts made in 2017.
The Gates’s' gift was followed by the nearly $1.9 billion contributed by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation, the 501(c)(3) arm of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited-liability company established by the couple in 2015 as a vehicle for their philanthropic and public advocacy activities, and $1 billion from Michael and Susan Dell to their foundation. At least 90 percent of the $800 million bequest from the late Henry Hillman will benefit Pittsburgh-area nonprofits through the Hillman Family Foundations, while Florence Irving directed $600 million in new funding (on top of $100 million in previously announced giving) to enable Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian to recruit scientists, physician-scientists, and clinicians dedicated to developing innovations in cancer patient care.
Rounding out the top ten were gifts of $500 million from the Helen Diller Foundation to the University of California, San Francisco; $250 million from P. Roy and Diana Vagelos to Columbia University; $219.5 million from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to the University of Maryland — one of several large gifts made by the foundation in 2017; $200 million from Susan and Henry Samueli to the University of California, Irvine; and a parcel of California coastal ranchland valued at $165 million from Giving Pledgers Jack and Laura Dangermond to the Nature Conservancy.
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 1/9/18icon 
 
Cancer Death Rate Falls but Racial Disparities Remain
Although the death rate from cancer in the United States has fallen steadily over the last two decades, racial/ethnic disparities in the rates of new cases and deaths persist, a report from the American Cancer Society finds.
According to the report, Cancer Statistics, 2018, in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the overall age-adjusted cancer death rate in 2015 was 159 per 100,000 people, down 26 percent from its peak in 1991 — mostly due to reductions in smoking and improvements in early detection and treatment. The report also attributed the decrease in the overall mortality rate to lower mortality rates for lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.
To see the report go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21442/full.
At the same time, the report found persistent racial/ethnic disparities in mortality rates, with, for example, the cancer death rate for African Americans 14 percent higher in 2015 than the rate for white Americans. And while the overall black-white gap has narrowed from 33 percent in 1993, it was 31 percent in 2015 for individuals under the age of 65, compared with 7 percent for those 65 or older — a difference the report attributes largely to the universal healthcare access enjoyed by all seniors through Medicare. The report also found that African-American men had the highest rates of both cancer incidence (560.9 per 100,000) and mortality (246.1 per 100,000), with the mortality rate for African-America men from prostate cancer more than double that of all other groups. Similarly, while African-American women had a breast cancer incidence slightly lower than that of white women (125.5 per 100,000 vs. 128.7 per 100,000), their mortality rate was significantly higher (29.5 per 100,000 vs. 20.8 per 100,000). American Indians and Alaska Natives had the highest rates of kidney cancer incidence and mortality, with the highest rates found among Native American men in the Great Plains region.
The report further suggests that racial/ethnic disparities are influenced by socioeconomic status. In 2016, for example, 22 percent of African Americans lived below the poverty line, compared with 9 percent of white Americans, while lower-income people in general are more likely to smoke and/or be obese, due in part to limited access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. The report also found that 11 percent of African Americans were uninsured, compared with 6 percent of white Americans, and notes that research has shown that racial/ethnic minorities tend to receive lower-quality health care than white Americans.
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 1/9/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3 UH3 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-NS-18-021
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/23/18, 5/21/18, 9/22/18, 1/21/19, 5/21/19, 9/21/19, 1/21/20, 5/22/20, 9/21/20. Application: 2/23/18, 6/21/18, 10/22/18, 2/21/19, 6/21/19, 10/21/19, 2/21/20, 6/22/20, 10/21/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIH anticipates providing $10 million per year to fund an estimated five to seven 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to pursue translational and clinical studies for recording and/or stimulating devices to treat nervous system disorders and better understand the human brain.
CFDA: 93.853; 93.865; 93.866; 93.286; 93.867; 93.173; 93.273; 93.279; 93.242; 93.213  
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-021.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/10/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-NS-18-022
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/23/18, 5/21/18, 9/22/18, 1/21/19, 5/21/19, 9/21/19, 1/21/20, 5/22/20, 9/21/20. Application: 2/23/18, 6/21/18, 10/22/18, 2/21/19, 6/21/19, 10/21/19, 2/21/20, 6/22/20, 10/21/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIH anticipates providing $10 million per year to fund an estimated five to seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to pursue translational and clinical studies for recording and/or stimulating devices to treat nervous system disorders and better understand the human brain.
CFDA: 93.853; 93.865; 93.866; 93.286; 93.273; 93.279; 93.213; 93.867; 93.242; 93.173  
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-022.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/10/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UH3 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-NS-18-023
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/23/18, 5/21/18, 9/22/18, 1/21/19, 5/21/19, 9/21/19, 1/21/20, 5/22/20, 9/21/20. Application: 2/23/18, 6/21/18, 10/22/18, 2/21/19, 6/21/19, 10/21/19, 2/21/20, 6/22/20, 10/21/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIH anticipates providing $10 million per year to fund an estimated five to seven 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage investigators to pursue a small clinical trial to obtain critical information necessary to advance recording and/or stimulating devices to treat central nervous system disorders and better understand the human brain (e.g., Early Feasibility Study). 
CFDA: 93.853; 93.865; 93.866; 93.286; 93.867; 93.173; 93.273; 93.279; 93.242; 93.213
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-023.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/10/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Collegiate Behavioral Health Prevention, Identification, and Intervention Grant Program: SM-18-003
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/20/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,847,000 for 18 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is statutorily limited to institutions of higher education. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive, collaborative, well-coordinated, and evidence-based approach to: (1) enhance services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders that can lead to school failure; (2) prevent mental and substance use disorders; (3) promote help-seeking behavior and reduce stigma; and (4) improve the identification and treatment of at-risk college students so they can successfully complete their studies. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Gwendolyn Simpson: (240) 276-1408, email: Gwendolyn.simpson@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298747&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/10/18icon 
Subject(s) mental health, prevention, school health, substance abuse education/prevention, substance abuse treatment

FY18 The National Lupus Training, Outreach, and Clinical Trial Education Program (Lupus Program): MP-CPI-18-001
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/30/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $375,000 for six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments County governments Special district governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits with 501 (c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education) Private Institutions of higher education For-profit organizations (other than small business) Small, minority, and women-owned businesses.
PURPOSE: Lupus, in particular SLE, disproportionately affects minority populations, including African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians/Alaska Natives. Lupus is two to three times more common in African Americans. Other studies have demonstrated American Indian and Alaska Natives have similar or higher rates of SLE to African Americans. The onset of lupus may occur at any age including in young children or the elderly; however, women of child bearing age (between 15 to 44 years old) are at the highest risk of onset. Women are more likely to be affected by lupus than men at an estimated ratio of 12 to 1. The racial and ethnic health disparity in lupus is closely related to the disparity seen in minority participation in clinical trials associated with autoimmune disorders. For the past twenty-five years, national efforts have been made by researchers and healthcare providers to increase minority participation in clinical trials. Recent evidence suggests that some progress has been made in enrolling minorities in different phases of clinical trial research, but there is still room for improvement. There is strong evidence that previous misconduct in human medical research is associated with the low participation of minorities in current clinical trials. To increase participation in clinical trials, researchers have studied the barriers to participation in medical research but few have developed intervention strategies or models to address the lack of minorities in all phases of clinical trials. Several studies exploring barriers to recruitment and enrollment have concluded the following themes contribute to the lack of participation in minority communities patient mistrust of the medical and research community, lack of access to health care, the lack of participant understanding about clinical trials and the perceived direct or indirect benefits of medical research, and perceptions and biases of health providers about minority participation in clinical trials. Evidence from earlier studies indicated that patients from minority backgrounds, especially African Americans, have issues with trusting the medical community due to a history of exploitation of their community in medical research. A more recent study suggests that lack of access to transportation is a significant barrier for minority patients. Often the lack of access to affordable health care in minority populations contributes to the frequent use of emergency rooms or urgent care for medical treatment, this absence of continuity in care may contribute to the decreased likelihood of a patient being referred to a clinical trial. Patients with medical conditions may be unaware that they are eligible to enroll in clinical trials due to the lack of knowledge or awareness about trial participation. Many minority patients may also hold the belief that neither they nor their community will directly benefit from participating in a trial, and thus may decline enrollment. Others may find the presumed risks of participating in a trial not clearly outlined in recruitment or informed consent materials. Information about clinical trials should also be made available for those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), who are often not recruited due to the expense and difficulty with translating trial information and consent forms into multiple languages. Improving the knowledge and understanding about clinical trials and the importance of diverse participant populations in medical research may increase the participation rates of minority populations in clinical trials.
CFDA: 93.1327
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299881&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/10/18icon 
Subject(s) health care services, minority health

Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV AIDS Disparities in Women in the US (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MD-18-004
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/28/18. Application: 2/28/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $2 million in FY 2018 to fund three to four 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to support health services, intervention, and implementation research to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in US women. Projects may address HIV prevention, screening and diagnosis, and/or treatment. Projects may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing data.
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-004.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/10/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, women's health

Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01): PA-17-478 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex. 
CFDA: 93.865, 93.361, 93.172, 93.866, 93.307, 93.273, 93.399, 93.396, 93.395, 93.394, 93.393, 93.113, 93.121, 93.307, 93.313, 93.856, 93.855, 93.173, 93.213, 93.242 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-478.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/10/18icon 
Subject(s) medical research
 
Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21): PA-17-477 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex. 
CFDA: 93.865, 93.361, 93.172, 93.866, 93.307, 93.273, 93.399, 93.396, 93.395, 93.394, 93.393, 93.113, 93.121, 93.307, 93.313, 93.856, 93.855, 93.173, 93.213, 93.242 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-477.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/10/18icon 
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications to Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/15/18.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be an early-career psychologist (no more than ten years postdoctoral) and have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund.
A single grant of $10,000 will be awarded to an early-career psychologist whose research and demonstration activities promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement, with an emphasis on children in grades K-8.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/clark-fund.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Seeks Applications for Mental Health Research
SOURCE: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or an individual affiliated with an accredited human service organization that is considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.
PURPOSE: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications for behavioral or psychological research studies in the United States or Canada.
Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 to studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. The fund also will consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other countries.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.fahsbeckfund.org/pdf_files/Post_Doctoral_Guidelines.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

Health Effects Institute Accepting Applications for Air Pollution Research
SOURCE: Health Effects Institute (HEI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Preliminary applications must be received no later than 2/7/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 5/15/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Each award will grant up to $150,000 per year, with a maximum of $450,000 over three years in total costs in support of a research project. The funds can be used to provide salary support for the investigator and supporting junior personnel as well as operating costs, including supplies and equipment.
ELIGIBILITY: Scientists of any nationality holding a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, or DrPH degree or equivalent are eligible to apply. At the time of application, the candidate should have two to seven years of research experience after having obtained the highest degree in his/her field and must be in an assistant professor or equivalent position in an academic or research institution.
PURPOSE: The Health Effects Institute is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.
As part of its mission, HEI established the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award to provide funding to outstanding investigators who are beginning independent research. By providing financial support for investigators at an early point in their careers, the institute hopes to encourage highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.healtheffects.org/research/funding/rosenblith-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Sigma Theta Tau Invites Applications from RNs for Research Projects
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse with a current license who holds a master's or doctoral degree or is enrolled in a doctoral program. Preference will be given to STTI members, other qualifications being equal.
PURPOSE: The mission of Sigma Theta Tau International is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. To that end, STTI is accepting applications for its 2018 STTI/Doris Bloch Research Award.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research. Allocation of funds, which is provided by a gift from the Doris Bloch estate, is based on the quality of the proposed research, the future promise of the applicant, and the applicant's research budget. Applications from novice researchers who have received no other national research funds are encouraged and will receive preference for funding, other aspects being equal. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/doris-bloch-research-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/11/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, nursing


Events

Bored or Board Governance? Staph or Staff? Serious or all a Joke?
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: February 6, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Be you a volunteer leader or professional staff, join Barry Silverberg, CNS Director, known for his frank, irreverent and contrarian views on nonprofit practice, on a humorous exploration of some of the fundamental elements that challenge nonprofit boards. 
Building on Barry’s more than 40 years in the nonprofit arena, explore how to create a board environment and organizational culture that is productive, effective and enjoyable for all. 
Learn why it is critical to "engage" rather than "train" your board. Create conditions that allow each of your Board members to unleash their human potential and serve as true partners on creating your organization’s future.
Come ready to affirm your own "blinding flashes of the obvious" and starting applying those BFOs right away.
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Kate Tolliver, (512) 223-7080.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College web site, accessed 1/10/18icon

Public Speaking with Confidence 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: February 7, 9 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will discuss putting together a presentation at short notice, channeling nervous energy constructively to give impact to your presentation, making a connection with your audience, and selling your ideas with persuasive power. Participants will gain the tools to be more comfortable and confident speaking to any audience.
COST: $79.
CONTACT: Kate Tolliver, (512) 223-7080.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College web site, accessed 1/10/18icon

Webinar - The Art and Science of Single Tasking 
SPONSOR: Lorman
WHEN: February 15, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: In a world of multitasking, discover the lost art and science of single tasking.
Like many work environments today, your organization is fast-paced, full of distractions and employees face never-ending demands. You can see how working in a multitasking environment is impacting people's overview, their productivity and sense of wellbeing. But how do you break the endless cycle of distractedness in an information-overloaded world and introduce the idea of 'single tasking' as a solution to drive better focus, calm and ultimately enhance workplace performance? In this topic, Dana Pulley of Potential Project will share lessons learned from implementing mindfulness programs as a science-backed method to combat multitasking at hundreds of elite organizations over the past ten years. 
She will begin by exploring how multitasking impairs our focus and clarity neurologically, introducing the most recent science on the impact of multitasking and the evidence of how mindfulness can be introduced and used as an organizational tool to support single tasking. You will be given practical methods and tools for managing focus and awareness better, including introducing a simple 2 x 2 matrix to enhance mental effectiveness that leaders and employees can use to plan how to effectively manage different tasks effectively throughout the workday. You will be left with your own personalized action plan for introducing single tasking into your organization.
COST: $99. To register go to http://www.lorman.com/training/general-business/the-art-and-science-of-single-tasking?c=2&p=8207075342&md=753942:10:ZG91Zy5qdW1wZXJAZHNocy5zdGF0ZS50eC51czoxODAxMTA6OTEyNjMzNzA2NyAg
CONTACT: Lorman, (866) 352-9539.
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Webinar - Email Etiquette: Tips and Techniques for Success
SPONSOR: Lorman
WHEN: On demand webinar.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Today’s administrative professionals live in a cyber world. The vast majority of communication is now done electronically. With over 2 billion emails being sent and received in the U.S. each day, it’s easy for administrative professionals to get buried in an avalanche of messages, respond in haste, or overlook the personal aspect of electronic communication. This on demand webinar helps an administrative professional develop communication savvy and acumen that will not only enhance their professional reputation, but that of their managers and organization. Loaded with tips and suggestions, this program, will also provide practical methods for saving time and increasing productivity. The cost of one lost or misinterpreted email may be too high.
COST: $99. To register go to https://www.lorman.com/shop/
CONTACT: Lorman, (866) 352-9539.
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Webinar - Microsoft Outlook: Tips for Keeping Your Inbox Clean and Organized 
SPONSOR: Lorman
WHEN: February 16, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Learn valuable tips and tricks to clean and organize your Microsoft® Outlook® email inbox to be more productive and get results.
Email often devours the work day. Do you or your employees spend up to 1/3 or even 1/2 of their day in their inbox? This topic will teach you to process emails faster and write emails that get opened, read and returned. Said another way, this topic will help you cut down the time you spend in your inbox and still get results. 
Email is a tough issue because it provides the foundation for all communication in your company. It is the hub through which information flows including trouble shooting on projects, meeting agendas and notes, sales calls and sales contracts, customer service information and replies, in addition to a host of miscellaneous questions and answers.
Get rescued from the avalanche of email while learning to produce real results when processing your inbox. Benefit from increasing levels of professionalism and email stress decreases.
COST: $99. To register go to http://www.lorman.com/training/administrative-assistants/microsoft-outlook-tips-for-keeping-your-inbox-clean-and-organized?c=2&p=8209471960&md=752470:5:ZG91Zy5qdW1wZXJAZHNocy5zdGF0ZS50eC51czoxODAxMDk6OTA5NTkyNTExOCAg
CONTACT: Lorman, (866) 352-9539.
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