Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 10 Alert # 5 - October 30, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

2004-15 Funding for Nonprofit Infrastructure Totaled $1.94 Billion
U.S. foundation funding in support of nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure globally totaled $1.94 billion between 2004 and 2015, a report from Foundation Center finds.
Based on an analysis of the center's FC 1000 research data set, which includes all grants of $10,000 or more made by a thousand of the largest U.S. private and community foundations, the report, U.S. Foundation Funding for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Infrastructure 2004-2015, found that 881 funders awarded infrastructure grants to 511 nonprofits over the twelve-year period, with the number of funders contributing in any given year rising from 346 in 2004 to 430 in 2015, and total funding growing from a three-year average of $143 million in 2004–06 to $179 million in 2013–15.
Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the study also found that while overall giving by foundations in the data set grew 66 percent (35 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars) between 2004 and 2015, infrastructure-related giving grew only 25 percent (4 percent). Funding for infrastructure accounted for just 0.71 percent of total giving during the twelve-year period, falling from 0.86 percent of total giving in 2004 to 0.59 percent in 2015.
According to the report, twenty-seven foundations awarded an average of more than $1 million a year in infrastructure grants, accounting for about 60 percent of all infrastructure funding; that group includes the W.K. Kellogg, Ford, and Bill & Melinda Gates foundations, which accounted for 24 percent of average annual funding for infrastructure. The report also found that thirty-five infrastructure organizations received 48 percent of all infrastructure funding, with the top four recipients — Foundation Center, the Bridgespan Group, Independent Sector, and the Council on Foundations — each receiving an average of more than $5 million a year.
A follow-up to a 2015 report, the study found that funding for nonprofit-focused organizations and associations that provide services in support of the work of nonprofit organizations or the nonprofit sector in general increased 24 percent between 2013 and 2015, from an average of $71 million to $88 million, while funding for philanthropy-focused organizations and associations and multi-sector infrastructure organizations that provide services in support of the work of organizations in academia, government, and business both fell.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
 
Report Finds Gaps in Foundation Efforts to Strengthen Nonprofits
When it comes to strengthening the operational capacity of nonprofits, there is a gap between the support foundations tend to provide and the support nonprofits say they need, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.
Based on a survey of 170 nonprofit CEOs and a hundred and 87 foundation leaders who oversee their organization's programmatic work, the report, Strengthening Grantees: Foundation and Nonprofit Perspectives, found that although 87 percent of foundation officials said their organization was aware of their grantees' needs, 58 percent of nonprofit CEOs said none or few of their funders ask about their needs beyond funding. According to the survey, nonprofit CEOs said they most needed help with fundraising (42 percent), staffing (37 percent), and communications (26 percent), while foundation leaders viewed fundraising (51 percent), governance (39 percent), and financial management (33 percent) as most important.
"Most nonprofits do not have the capital or the incentives to invest in their people," Fund the People president and CEO Rusty Stahl told CEP. "Most funders focus on the financial and program strengths and needs of grantees, not on the staffing strengths and needs. This dearth of investment can produce an unjust workplace, weak recruitment, poor work conditions, burnout and turnover, and unhealthy executive transitions."
Funded in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the James Graham Brown Foundation, the survey found that nonprofit CEOs see general operating support as having the greatest impact in strengthening their organizations — more than capacity-building or organizational effectiveness grants or technical assistance beyond the grant. The most commonly cited benefits of general operating support were flexibility (37 percent) and being able to use it to pay for operational needs (34 percent).
The survey also found that nonprofits and foundations have a role to play in closing the gap between the support nonprofits need and the support foundations provide. When requesting organizational support, for example, 64 percent of nonprofit CEOs take into consideration what they think foundations prefer to fund — more than the share who consider their own organization's sustainability needs (40 percent) or the results of any assessment of its needs (36 percent). In addition, the most commonly cited factors that made nonprofit CEOs comfortable or uncomfortable telling funders what were their organization's needs were the strength of their relationship with the funder and the level of trust between them (32 percent), the degree of transparency their organization had with its funders or their organization's commitment to be transparent/honest (24 percent), and fear that their organization would be thought of as weak (18 percent). Challenges foundation leaders cited in providing support to strengthen grantees included lack of internal staff capacity and time (64 percent), difficulties in communication with or lack of interest on the part of grantees (37 percent), difficulties in incorporating this type of support into the foundation's broader strategies or initiatives (31 percent), and such support being less of a priority for the foundation (31 percent).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Coordinating Resource Center: HRSA-19-036
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/10/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for one awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include public and private entities, schools, and academic health science centers. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program provides targeted, multidisciplinary education and training for health care professionals to provide health care services to people living with HIV (PLWH).
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Sherrilyn Crooks, (301) 443-7662, email: scrooks@hrsa.gov.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 10/18/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-17-483 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 12/4/18 and 12/4/19.
$ 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
CFDA: 93.307; 93.399; 93.866; 93.273; 93.279; 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-483.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/24/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, minority health

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-17-484 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 12/4/18 and 12/4/19.
$ 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
CFDA: 93.307; 93.399; 93.866; 93.273; 93.279; 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-484.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 10/24/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, minority health

Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crisis Response: CDC-RFA-TP18-1802
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $345 million for 69 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: The eligible applicants to receive funding are limited to governmental public health departments that are constitutionally empowered to protect the health and welfare of their respective communities.
* State governments
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
* County governments
* City or township governments
PURPOSE: CDC seeks to enhance the Nation’s ability to rapidly mobilize and respond to specific public health emergencies, which may include infectious disease outbreaks, pandemics, and other public health emergencies that exceed the capacity of jurisdictional public health resources. From experience through previous emergency events, CDC recognizes the impact that initial funding and immediate response can have in mitigating negative health outcomes. Thus, CDC is creating this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to rapidly fund pre-approved applicants to address immediate and time-sensitive needs that are integral to specific public health responses. This NOFO is intended to fund jurisdictional public health departments for response to HHS Secretarial declared and nondeclared public health emergencies and other public health emergencies which CDC deems in accordance with the purpose of the NOFO.
CFDA: 93.354
CONTACT: Celia Toles, email: crt3@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297939&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, 10/24/18icon 
Subject(s) emergency medicine, public health

Exploratory Grant for NINDS Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center Without Walls (P20 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-NS-18-027 
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/4/18. Application: 1/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NINDS intends to fund up to four awards in FY2019, corresponding to a total of $1 million in direct costs. 
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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests Exploratory Grant (P20) applications for the planning and initiation of collaborative activities to advance Parkinson's Disease (PD) research. The goal of this FOA is to convene new transdisciplinary research consortia and formalize the multi-institutional organizational and investigational structure necessary to resolve an essential challenge in Parkinson's disease (PD) through a subsequent NINDS Udall Center without Walls (CWOW) approach. 
CFDA: 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-027.html
From NIH web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) - Reissue of RFA-NS-18-002: RFA-NS-18-026 
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/4/18. Application: 1/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NINDS intends to commit up to $3,750,000 total costs in fiscal year (FY) 2019 for support of up to two awards. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of sufficiently 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research program. The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD). A more immediate goal for each Center is to rapidly advance synergistic, interdisciplinary research programs while serving as national leaders in PD research. 
CFDA: 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-18-026.html
From NIH web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers: HRSA-19-035
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/10/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $29.1 million for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private entities, schools, and academic health science centers. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: Funding under this announcement will support a network of eight (8) regional AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC). Each regional AETC will increase the number of health care providers who are trained and intend to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage people living with HIV (PLWH) and help prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission. 
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Sherrilyn Crooks, (301) 443-7662, email: scrooks@hrsa.gov.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 10/18/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

Ryan White HIV AIDS Program (RWHAP) Access, Care, and Engagement Technical Assistance Center (ACE TA Center): HRSA-19-030
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $375,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations include national organizations; state, local, and Indian tribal governments; institutions of higher education; other nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and academic health science centers. 
PURPOSE: This cooperative agreement will build the capacity of RWHAP recipients and subrecipients to ensure people living with HIV (PLWH) understand and use the range of health care coverage options available to facilitate access to and maintain engagement in care. 
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Rene Sterling, (301) 443-9017, email: RSterling@hrsa.gov.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 10/18/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services

Ryan White HIV IDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement: HRSA-19-029
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/17/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $500,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations may include national organizations; state, territorial, local, and Indian tribal governments; institutions of higher education; other nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and academic health science centers. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide tools, training and technical assistance to RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and their planning bodies. RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and planning bodies submit Integrated Plans/ Statewide Coordinated Statements of Need (SCSN) to HRSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to legislative and programmatic requirements. Recipients and planning bodies must use Integrated Plans/SCSN to better inform and coordinate HIV prevention and care program planning, priority setting, resource allocation, and continuous quality improvement efforts to meet the HIV service delivery needs within their jurisdictions. 
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Rene Sterling, (301) 443-9017, email: RSterling@hrsa.gov.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 10/18/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services


Private Funding Opportunities

American Liver Foundation Seeks Applications for 2019 Research and Fellowship Awards
SOURCE: American Liver Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/14/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The American Liver Foundation promotes and supports education and research related to the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. Since 1979, the foundation's Research Awards Program has provided more than $26 million in research funding.
The program offers grants in three categories, including Liver Scholar awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards.
1) Liver Scholar Award: Three-year grants of up to $225,000 will be awarded in support of basic science research projects. The goal is to provide young scientists with support at an early stage of their careers and help bridge the gap between completion of their research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. While applications on all liver-related research topics will be considered, preference will be given to projects related to biliary atresia and primary biliary cirrhosis.
2) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award: One-year grants of up to $12,500 will be awarded to support MD, PhD, and MD/PhD postdoctoral fellows in their first or second year of appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow or trainee and who seek professional development, additional training, and experience in liver research. The foundation encourages projects related to transplantation, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, biliary atresia, and primary biliary cirrhosis.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://liverfoundation.org/medical-professionals/alf-research-awards-program/#2019-liver-scholar-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Lung Association Accepting Applications for Research Grant
SOURCE: American Lung Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/13/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants should be on track to pursue a career in lung health research with a mentor who has a demonstrated history of lung disease research and mentorship. At the time of application, candidates must be a citizen of the United States or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card); exchange visitor (J-1); temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B); Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN); Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3); or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). At the time of application and throughout the award period, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution.
At the time of application, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space) in a recognized academic or not-for-profit institution. Fellows and PhD postdocs are eligible to apply only if their department chair can assure a promotion to faculty status by the start of the award. MD applicants must have completed two years of postdoctoral research training by the start of the award.
PURPOSE: The American Lung Association is accepting applications for its mentored Dalsemer Research Grant.
Through the program, grants of $50,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded to junior investigators on the path to independence for research on the mechanisms and biology of interstitial lung disease. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.lung.org/assets/documents/research/2019-dalsemer-award.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Psychological Foundation Seeks Applications from Early-Career Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance in Children
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/19/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $20,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications from early-career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award a single grant of $20,000 to enable an early-career psychologist to produce scientifically based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country. The grant is meant to encourage an early-career psychologist to devote his/her career to methods of intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
Although APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, recipients may use the grant to cover direct administrative costs associated with the proposed project.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Human Animal Bond Research Institute Issues RFP for Human-Animal Bond Research
SOURCE: Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In the past, HABRI has awarded an average of five grants a year with an average award amount of $45,000 and an average study period of 16 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The vision of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute is for the human-animal bond to be universally embraced as an essential element of human wellness. To that end, HABRI works to establish the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
HABRI has issued a Request for Proposals for projects that investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. The organization is interested in projects that involve a variety of companion animals (e.g., small animals, dogs, cats, fish, and horses). Proposals should have a strong theoretical framework and focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans within the following broad categories: child health and development; healthy aging; and mental health and wellness.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://habri.org/grants/funding-opportunities/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Klingenstein Fund Invites Applications for Neuroscience Fellowships
SOURCE: Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Payable over three years, the $225,000 awards may be used for salary support, research assistants, equipment, or any other purpose that promotes the scientific activities of the Klingenstein Fellow.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, investigators must hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have completed their research training, including their postdoctoral training. In addition, the applicant must be an independent investigator within four years (between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2019) of receiving his/her first tenure track appointment at a university or medical institution.
PURPOSE: The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has announced the opening of its 2019 competition for research fellowships in the neurosciences.
Previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences, this year's awards are the second from the joint initiative. The awards are presented to highly promising early-career scientists at a point in their careers when funding can be a challenge and are designed to promote higher-risk, and potentially higher-reward, projects.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.klingfund.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/25/18icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

The Process of Collaboration - Part 1 
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. - Network for Collaboration
WHEN: November 6-8, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Linking Leadership, Community Organizing, Program Development and Grant Writing. This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs.
COST: $800. Limited scholarships are available.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., (903) 541-0013, email: circleof10@circleof10.org.  
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. email, 10/23/18icon

The Next Step - Part 2 
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. - Network for Collaboration
WHEN: December 11-13, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Part 1 required to attend Part 2. Picks up where the first workshop left off, with four real grants worked on. A team can work on your grant idea or you can learn from being on someone else’s team.
COST: $800. Limited scholarships are available.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., (903) 541-0013, email: circleof10@circleof10.org.  
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. email, 10/23/18icon

Webinar - 2018 Yellow Book Revisions: What You Need to Know
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: November 7, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The General Accounting Office’s Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) have been revised for the first time since 2011. For auditors performing Single Audits, these Yellow Book standards present new requirements and expand activities that can call auditors’ independence into question. 
From peer reviews to waste and abuse, changes are significant. Auditors must also understand how to document and defuse nonaudit services that could pose threats to their independence—or decline the engagement. 
No wonder the GAO is strongly recommending continuing professional education on GAGAS. Here’s where to start.
In this 90-minute webinar, veteran auditor Troy Rector shares his expertise on when and how the newly revised Yellow Book will affect federal funding audits and those who perform them. From ethics and reporting to quality control, you’ll know what has changed—all in time to make sure you’re ready for the start of the new audit period in July. 
Protect your independence. You’ll learn how to start preparing for the new standards now, including how to protect against non-audit services that can now pose threats to auditor independence. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.
COST: Live: $249. On demand: $249. Live and on demand: $349.
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Grants email, 10/24/18icon

Webinar - How to Build Best-in-Class Executive Teams in the Nonprofit Sector 
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Live
WHEN: November 8, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: At most nonprofit organizations and foundations achieving breakthrough results is a team effort. Executive teams play a critical role in shaping organization-wide decisions and share responsibility for execution in order to achieve the organization’s aspirations. However, shaping a high-performing executive team is no easy task!
A new primary research report by The Bridgespan Group reveals that most nonprofits falter when it comes to executive team effectiveness. The survey of 362 executives showed that only 25 percent of respondents “strongly agreed” that their CEO effectively addresses team dynamics and performance challenges. Only 19 percent strongly agreed that their team focuses on the right work, and just 17 percent strongly agreed that they use their executive team meeting time well! 
Join us for this SSIR Live! webinar to learn more about the root causes of executive team challenges and the five steps that nonprofit executive teams can take to significantly improve their effectiveness. These insights are based on the first comprehensive study of effective executive teams in the nonprofit sector. They draw on survey data, the best thinking from the for-profit sector, dozens of interviews with nonprofit leaders, leadership experts, and executive coaches, and Bridgespan’s prior work with executive teams. Collectively, these insights into raising executive team performance promise to support greater impact, continuous improvement, talent development, and a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive organizational culture.
COST: $59.
CONTACT: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Live, email: webinars@ssir.org.
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Last updated July 25, 2019