Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 10 Alert # 4 - October 23, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nonprofit CEO Compensation Nears Pre-Recession Levels for Second Year
Nonprofit CEOs received raises close to pre-recession levels for the second consecutive year in 2016, with women receiving larger median increases than men in all but the largest organizations — those with budgets of at least $25 million — a report from GuideStar finds.
Based on Internal Revenue Service data, the 2018 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report found that median compensation of female nonprofit CEOs continued to trail that of their male counterparts, although the gap has narrowed in recent years. In 2016, the gap ranged from 4 percent at organizations with budgets of $250,000 or less to 20 percent at those with budgets of more than $50 million and was smallest at midsize organizations with budgets between $2.5 million and $25 million.
According to the report, science and health organizations had the highest overall median salaries, while religion and animal welfare-related organizations had the lowest.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 10/2/18icon
 
Funder Collaboratives for Systems Change Gaining Momentum
For funders seeking to create change at the systems level, collaborations can be more effective than going it alone, a report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors argues.
Based on interviews with three dozen individuals who work with or in funder collaboratives or organizations focused on achieving the kind of scale needed to create systemic change, the report, Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems: Approaches for Impact, Approaches for Learning, highlights many of the practices that have gained traction. Among them, the study found that successful collaboratives tend to be launched with a small number of funders with existing relationships and that they grow organically, which keeps the emphasis on creating learning and impact rather than negotiating process details; that they identify and support strong leaders; that they are aligned with respect to theory of change; and that they are willing to embrace the complexity of systems change.
The case studies in the report also found that funder collaboratives are interested in delving more deeply into monitoring and evaluation processes for assessing systems-level progress and are seeking more guidance with respect to measurement, and that they face many of the same obstacles — including limitations on the duration of funding commitments, varying degrees of risk tolerance, different ideas about and approaches to what should be measured, and cumbersome reporting and relationship-building responsibilities.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 10/2/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Nurse Faculty Loan Program: HRSA-19-004 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/28/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $26.8 million for 90 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing. 
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The purpose of this 1-year funding opportunity is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty.
CFDA: 93.264
CONTACT: Deitra Scott, (301) 945-3113, email: dscott1@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309322&utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/17/18icon 
Subject(s) health professions training, nursing

Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP): HRSA-19-020
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/3/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $18,771,000 for 46 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: The State Office of Rural Hospitals (SORH) will be the official award recipient acting as fiscal intermediary for all hospitals within its state. Eligible applicants include states that are currently Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) recipients, as well as states with hospitals that meet eligibility requirements yet have not been previously funded. SHIP funds assist eligible small rural hospitals that are essential access points for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Eligible small rural hospitals are non-federal, short-term general acute care facilities that are located in a rural area of the U.S. and the territories, including faith-based hospitals. 
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). This program supports eligible hospitals in meeting value-based payment and care goals for their respective organizations, through purchases of hardware, software and training. SHIP also enables small rural hospitals: to become or join accountable care organizations (ACOs); to participate in shared savings programs; and to purchase health information technology (hardware and software), equipment, and/or training to comply with quality improvement activities, such as advancing patient care information, promoting interoperability, and payment bundling.
CFDA: 93.301
CONTACT: Jeanene Meyers, (301) 443-2482, email: jmeyers@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307884&utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/17/18icon 
Subject(s) health care facilities, health care services, rural health


Private Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Periodontology Accepting Applications for Innovation Grant
SOURCE: American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/18/18.
$ AVAILABLE: A $30,000 grant. In addition to the funds, the recipient will be invited to present his/her research at a future AAP annual meeting.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an AAP member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Periodontology is accepting applications for its SUNSTAR Innovation grant program.
Through the program, a $30,000 grant will be awarded in support of research that aims to identify novel and innovative evidence-based periodontal treatment approaches to patient care. Projects must address innovative treatments and serve to alleviate the high burden of periodontitis on the U.S. population; support interdisciplinary approaches that focus on preserving the patient’s natural dentition, particularly among patients at risk; and/or support novel approaches aimed at achieving patient compliance using modern, evidence-based diagnostics and modern patient education tools during and between dental visits.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.perio.org/members/grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) dental health, medical research

American Psychological Association Accepting Applications for Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowships
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/15/18.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support graduate research projects.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have completed their doctoral candidacy at the time of application (documentation required) and be able to demonstrate research competence and area commitment. In addition, if human participants are involved, IRB approval must be received from their host institution before funding can be awarded.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting applications to its Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program, which is designed to nurture young scholars interested in a career child psychology, including child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/koppitz.aspx?tab=2
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/18/18icon
Subject(s) dental health, medical research

CART Fund Invites LOIs for Alzheimer's Research
SOURCE: Rotary International
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 12/3/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 2/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applications may come from full-time faculty (or equivalent status) at U.S.-based public and private institutions, including universities, colleges, hospitals, or laboratories.
PURPOSE: Rotary International is accepting applications for its CART Fund, a program designed to encourage exploratory and developmental Alzheimer's disease research projects in the United States.
To advance its mission, the fund awards grants of up to $250,000 to support early and conceptual plans of projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. Unless they intend to extend previous discoveries into new directions or applications, projects should be new and distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cartfund.org/cart/applying-for-a-grant/ 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 10/12/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Accepting Pre-Proposals for Clinical Scientist Development Award
SOURCE: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposals must be received no later than 11/28/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 3/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have received an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree from an accredited institution; have a valid U.S. medical license at the time of application (although they do not have to be a citizen of the U.S.); work at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees and is able to receive an award as a 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service status; have a full-time faculty appointment as assistant professor at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees; and have been appointed to their first full-time assistant professor faculty position between December 1, 2014, and December 1, 2017.
In the event an award is made, applicants must also be guaranteed a minimum overall research time protection of 75 percent of full-time professional effort by the institution where they have an appointment. There is no explicit minimum percent effort that must be dedicated to the Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) project.
PURPOSE: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is seeking pre-proposal applications for its Clinical Scientist Development Award.
The CSDA program provides grants to junior physician scientists in any disease area to help facilitate their transition to an independent clinical research career. Competitive applicants are expected to have research experience and a publication record consistent with the rank of assistant professor. In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by the program.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.ddcf.org/what-we-fund/medical-research/goals-and-strategies/encourage-and-develop-clinical-research-careers/clinical-scientist-development-award/?id=1617
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Libraries and Autism Accepting Applications for Autism Welcome Here Grants
SOURCE: Libraries and Autism: We're Connected
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Any library in the United States or Canada is eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: Libraries and Autism: We're Connected promotes inclusion by connecting libraries and the autism community and works to raise awareness of the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
To that end, the organization is accepting applications for its Autism Welcome Here: Library Programs, Services and More grant program.
Through the annual program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of projects and services for any age group. Applicants may propose to initiate a new, creative program or service, bring an already-existing, successful program or service to their library for the first time, or enhance a program or service they already offer. All programs or services must benefit people with autism and/or their families, directly or indirectly. Funds may be used to hire a trainer to present a workshop, to buy program materials, to pay for staff, etc.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://librariesandautism.org/grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) health literacy

McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Seeks Applications for 2018 Technology Awards
SOURCE: McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 12/10/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 4/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2019, up to three grants will be awarded, each providing $100,000 per year for two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold a full-time appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher (e.g., associate professor or professor at institutions within the United States). Scientists holding other titles such as research professor, adjunct professor, professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible. Applicants may not be employees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute or scientists within the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health.
PURPOSE: The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is inviting Letters of Intent for the 2018 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards.
The program encourages and supports scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. The foundation is interested in how a new technology may be used to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. Technology may take any form, from biochemical tools to instruments to software and mathematical approaches. Because the program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences, research based primarily on existing techniques will not be considered.
A goal of the program is to foster collaboration between the neurosciences and other disciplines; therefore, proposals for collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are explicitly invited.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.mcknight.org/programs/the-mcknight-endowment-fund-for-neuroscience/technology-awards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, technology

North American Hair Research Society Accepting Applications for Mentorship Grants
SOURCE: North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/18
$ AVAILABLE: Grants up to $3,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, both the applicant and the mentor must be a NAHRS member.
PURPOSE: The North American Hair Research Society is accepting applications for its 2018 Mentorship Grant Program.
Through the program, grants up to $3,000 will be awarded to scientists-in-training, dermatology or pathology residents, dermatopathology fellows, or junior faculty to enable them to study with a research mentor. The purpose of the program is to enable young physicians and scientists to acquire additional academic or research skills that will 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 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation Invites Proposals for Innovative Educational Projects
SOURCE: Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/3/18.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation supports one-year projects with grants of up to $50,000; conferences and symposia are supported at a $15,000 maximum.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants should be affiliated with an academic institution, healthcare provider or organization, or a consumer advocate or organization. Grantee institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Project directors and fellows are not required to be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
PURPOSE: Paralyzed Veterans of America advocates for better health care and benefits for paralyzed veterans, aids them in the search for a truly satisfying career, and provides them with a path to adventure through adaptive sports. Through its charitable arm, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation, the organization supports educational projects that benefit, serve, and enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury/disease, their families, and caregivers. 
The foundation considers funding in six categories: consumer, caregiver, and community education; professional development and education; research utilization and dissemination; assistive technology; conferences and symposia; and consumer guides. Projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D healthcare professionals, and prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.
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 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) disabilities, veteran's services

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Invites LOIs for Patient-Centered Healthcare Research
SOURCE: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: LOIs must be received no later than 2/1/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application within 40 days of receiving the invitation.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000 over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by any private or public-sector organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization or any unit of local, state, or federal government. All applicant nonprofit organizations in the United States must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the U.S. and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system, and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown.
PURPOSE: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute helps people make informed healthcare decisions and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes by producing and promoting high-integrity evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.
PCORI currently is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. Through the program, the institute will award grants of up to $250,000 over two years to projects that encourage active integration of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/engagement-award-capacity-building
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Sigma Theta Tau International Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator(s) should be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with a current license and have at least a master's in nursing (or equivalent). Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau members.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1922, Sigma Theta Tau International supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses making a difference in global health.
To that end, the organization is inviting applications from registered nurses to its Small Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/sigma-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/17/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, nursing

Visualizing and Powering Healthy Lives - Powering Healthy Lives
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), The Urban Institute
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants should submit their ideas via email to email: USALEEP@urban.org on or before Friday, 11/16/18 by 3 pm EST.
$ AVAILABLE: $1 million for six to 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Visualizing Healthy Lives is a $1 million grant initiative that will select six to 10 projects committed to narrowing the gaps in life expectancy by effectively and powerfully visualizing USALEEP data for a wider audience. 
Please note that applicants can apply to either Visualizing Healthy Lives or Powering Healthy Lives, but not both.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://usaleep.urban.org/
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Visualizing and Powering Healthy Lives - Visualizing Healthy Lives
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), The Urban Institute
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants should submit their ideas via email to email: USALEEP@urban.org on or before Friday, 11/16/18 by 3 pm EST.
$ AVAILABLE: $1 million for three to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Visualizing Healthy Lives is a $1 million grant initiative that will select three to five projects committed to narrowing the gaps in life expectancy by effectively and powerfully visualizing USALEEP data for a wider audience. 
Please note that applicants can apply to either Visualizing Healthy Lives or Powering Healthy Lives, but not both.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://usaleep.urban.org/
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 10/11/18icon
Subject(s) health policy research


Events

Internal Controls and Policies 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: November 6, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to use internal controls and policies to prevent loss of funding, information and reputation.
This course will build your understanding of the ways in which policies, procedures and internal controls reduce the risk of a loss of funds and information by both employees and outsiders, and will help you identify when a loss may have taken place. Such losses can tarnish the reputation of an organization, affecting potential funding and staff and board recruitment. 
COST: $60. 
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Mastering Supervisory Skills 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: November 7, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to introduce new and existing managers/leaders to theory, tools, and tips to establish and retain open communications with employees, peers, and executives that will build high performance work teams. The discussion includes having the necessary conversations and plans needed to develop employees.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Advanced Grant Writing 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: November 27, 9 am to 3 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Learning Objectives:
* Read and interpret application guidelines;
* Identify data resources in developing compelling case statements;
* Conduct literature reviews and citations;
* Register and apply for federal and state funding via online submission;
* Develop a time line for grant submission;
* Understand and effectively write key elements of a federal proposal;
* Conduct a community needs assessment;
* Develop realistic budgets;
* Write project abstracts and narratives;
* Develop logic models
* Understand how federal grants are scored;
* Build your application online;
* Avoid pitfalls of federal grant writing.
COST: $125.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Grant Management Techniques 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: November 28, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will help you understand the entire grant cycle - from concept to closeout.
Successful grants management is one of the greatest challenges in the nonprofit world. In this workshop, you will learn tips on how to satisfy your funders as you accomplish your program objectives. The program will also review sample grant monitoring systems.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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