Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 11 Alert # 1 - November 6, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Robert Wood Johnson Releases New Youth Obesity Rate Data
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released new national and state-by-state youth obesity rate data. The data come from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), along with analysis conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. An updated national data interactive, with information for every state, will be available at https://stateofobesity.org/children1017/
The NSCH collects information on the health of children in the United States who are 0-17 years old. Parents or caregivers are asked to report their child’s height and weight, which can be used to calculate body-mass index (BMI) for children 10-17 years. 
Because of changes to the survey methodology, the 2016 edition acts as the new baseline for any examination of trends. The data being released Wednesday are combined 2016-17 data, but they do allow for comparisons to 2016 data alone. RWJF will be conducting media outreach so you may see media coverage in your state. The StateofObesity.org site also provides a page for each state with obesity-related data and policy information, which you can find at: https://stateofobesity.org/states/
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 10/22/18icon

Funders Beginning to Embrace Participatory Grantmaking
A growing number of funders are responding to demands that they be more accountable, transparent, and collaborative through participatory grantmaking, a report from GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center, finds.
Funded by the Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundations, the report, Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking, illustrates why and how funders globally are engaging in the practice of ceding more decision-making power to the communities they aim to serve. According to the report, participatory grantmaking models range in geographic scale from local neighborhoods to global movements and work across many different focus areas, including disability rights, climate change, and youth opportunity.
Increasingly visible and of interest to a range of funders, the practice challenges traditional structures of philanthropy by redefining who qualifies as a "grantmaker" and questioning traditional power dynamics, which affect everything from who knows about grant opportunities to who gets those grants; shifting power about grantmaking decisions by involving the people most affected by an issue or problem; and empowering people who benefit from funding to determine the priorities in their lives.
"The bottom line: participatory grantmaking is a lever for disrupting and democratizing philanthropy," the report, written by Cynthia Gibson, argues.
Based on interviews with funders who have adopted the practice — including the Arcus, Brooklyn Community, Case, Liberty Hill, New York Women's, and NoVo foundations and the Disability Rights, Rawa, and Red Umbrella funds — the report outlines a consensus definition of participatory grantmaking as well as its core elements, theories of change, and benefits, which include a more thoughtful and informed grantmaking process; the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the grantmaking process and its outcomes; and opportunities to collaborate and strengthen larger movements. The report also notes that the practice can be resource-intensive, does not eliminate the potential for bias, and can be difficult to measure.
The GrantCraft site offers additional resources about participatory grantmaking, including a collection of publications on the practice as well as details related to the different approaches taken by individual foundations.
"This approach isn't just about more effective grantmaking, but it also creates a paradigm shift in how we work alongside communities as agents of change in their own context," said Katy Love, director of resources at the Wikimedia Foundation, an organization that has implemented a participatory approach to its grantmaking. "By sharing decision-making power about money, the participatory approach itself is part of the impact."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 10/9/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS, Second Wave) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) (This is a Reissue of RFA-CA-17-038): RFA-CA-19-018 
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/11/19. Application: 2/11/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of three to four awards, corresponding to a total of $3 million, for fiscal year 2019. 
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.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to promote research in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care in regions of the United States (U.S.) where screening rates are below national standards. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as a scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Prevention and Screening: Implementation of Evidence-based approaches.
CFDA: 93.353 93.394 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-018.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/2/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program: SM-19-001
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/21/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $14,130,226 for 14 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a serious mental illness (SMI), hereafter referred to as serious mental disorders. It is expected that this program will improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Diane Sondheimer, (240) 276-1922, email: Diane.sondheimer@samhsa.hhs.gov or Emily Lichvar, (240) 276-1859, email: Emily.lichvar@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309779&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, 10/31/18icon
Subject(s) health care services, mental health 

Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects (UG3 UH3 Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-CA-19-012
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/11/18. Application: 1/11/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $2 million in total costs in FY 2019 to fund two to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Recommendation B. Create a translational science network devoted exclusively to immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent adult cancers. The goal of the network is to foster collaborative team science approaches to accelerate the discovery of new immune targets and evaluate novel immune-based therapies and combination approaches that eliminate established cancers in adults or to prevent cancers before they occur. 
CFDA: 93.353, 93.393, 93.113, 93.853, 93.121 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-012.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Immuno-engineering to Improve Immunotherapy (i3) Centers (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-CA-19-013
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/11/19. Application: 2/11/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $4.5 million in total costs in FY 2019, and NIA and NIBIB have committed $1 million in total costs to fund or co-fund up 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.
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Recommendation B. Create a translational science network devoted exclusively to immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent adult cancers. 
The purpose of this FOA is to develop Immuno-engineering to Improve Immunotherapy (i3) Centers, as new components of the Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN). The i3 Centers will be comprised of multi-disciplinary teams focused on developing and employing engineered immunotherapy approaches to design more durable, widely accessible, and less toxic immunoprevention and immunotherapy strategies.
CFDA: 93.353, 93.393, 93.395, 93.286, 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-013.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-CA-19-014
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/11/19. Application: 2/11/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $3.4 million in total costs in FY 2019 to fund two to four awards. 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) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Recommendation B. Create a translational science network devoted exclusively to immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent adult cancers. 
The purpose of this specific FOA is to expand Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects as components of the Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN), which also includes Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects. The IOTN will form an integrated network of multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams with the overarching goals of accelerating translational research of innate and adaptive immune mechanisms that contribute to tumor initiation and progression, and evaluating new or improved immunopreventive and immunotherapeutic strategies (including combinations with standard or other therapies). Studies should be largely pre-clinical involving clinically-relevant models and endpoints, and have the potential for rapid translation into early-phase clinical applications. 
CFDA: 93.353, 93.113, 93.853, 93.121 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-014.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-CA-19-015
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/11/19. Application: 2/11/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
NCI intends to commit $7 million in total costs in FY2019 to fund eight to nine awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Recommendation B. Create a translational science network devoted exclusively to immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent adult cancers. 
The purpose of this FOA is to expand organ site-specific Cancer Immunotherapy Research Projects as components of the Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN). The IOTN will form an integrated network of multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams with the overarching goals of accelerating translational research of innate and adaptive immune mechanisms that contribute to tumor progression, and evaluating new or improved immunotherapeutic strategies (including combinations with standard or other therapies) that result in durable anti-cancer responses. Studies should be largely pre-clinical involving clinically-relevant models and endpoints.
CFDA: 93.353, 93.273, 93.855, 93.121, 93.113, 93.853  
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-015.html
From NIH web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research


Private Funding Opportunities

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure Accepting LOIs for PLGA Tumor Research
SOURCE: A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open for Letters of Intent. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amount is based on size, impact, and complexity of project. Funding can be awarded over a one-, two-, or three-year period.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators from all over the world are invited to submit an LOI at any time during the year. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Investigators in the early years of their careers are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: A Kids Brain Tumor Cure, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in 2007 by a group of dedicated parents, physicians, and friends working to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for children with brain tumors.
The number-one priority of the foundation is to help researchers worldwide turn their attention to the area of pediatric low-grade glioma (PLGA) brain tumor research and to award research grants for the most promising programs and studies. It is hoped that the funded research will lead to a better understanding of the causes of PLGA as well as the discovery of more effective treatments and a cure for the most common forms of children's brain tumors.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent related to basic and translational projects that can advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://akidsbraintumorcure.org/medical-research-on-childhood-brain-tumors/apply-for-a-plga-sponsored-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

American Federation for Aging Research Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Aging Research
SOURCE: American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: LOIs must be received no later than 1/21/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by mid-May 2019.
$ AVAILABLE: Focused on the development of translational aging research, the program provides up to seven two-year fellowships of $120,000, providing portable and flexible transitional funding for senior postdoctoral fellows as they develop and negotiate for junior faculty appointments and independent research programs. A supplemental award of up to $30,000 may be available if the candidate successfully transitions to an independent junior faculty position within two years of completing his/her Fellowship.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a postdoctoral fellow (MD and/or PhD or equivalent) who is within three to six years of starting postdoctoral training at the start date of the award (July 1, 2019.) Applicants who have received postdoctoral training more than six years ago (before July 1, 2013) must provide a justification for the additional training period. In addition, the proposed research must be conducted at a qualified not-for-profit setting in the United States.
PURPOSE: The American Federation for Aging Research is accepting Letters of Intent for its Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging Program.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.afar.org/research/funding/diamond-postdoc/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants
SOURCE: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $75,000 per year for two years will be awarded through the program.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an ASCRS member within five years of his/her first full-time faculty appointment in a U.S. or a Canadian government, public, or private nonprofit medical institution. In addition, applicants must not currently have or have previously received a career development award from another external funding source.
PURPOSE: The primary mission of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is to raise and award funds to support research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases. 
The goal of the foundation's Career Development Award is to provide young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. The CDA focuses on career development and mentorship of the individual rather than on the research proposal solely. The award is designed for academic investigators who demonstrate significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.fascrs.org/educational-grants-and-awards#CDG
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Center for Retirement Research Invites Applications for Fellowship Program
SOURCE: Center for Retirement Research 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $28,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements. 
PURPOSE: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is inviting applications to its 2019 Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income research. 
Through the program, grants of up to $28,000 will be awarded to doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include Social Security, macroeconomic analyses of Social Security, wealth and retirement income, program interactions, international research, and demographic research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/dissertation-fellowship-program-2/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund Invites Applications for Cancer Research Fellowships
SOURCE: Jane Coffin Childs (JCC) Memorial Fund for Medical Research 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The current fellowship stipend levels are $52,000 for year one; $52,500 for year two; and $53,000 for year three.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants should have no more than one year of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application deadline. In addition, his/her doctoral degree must not have been conferred more than eighteen months prior to the deadline date and the medical degree should not have been conferred more than three years before deadline date. Doctoral candidates that do not have their degree at time of application deadline (February 1) are eligible to apply. If awarded, the applicant's PhD degree must be conferred prior to the start of the fellowship.
PURPOSE: The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research was established in 1937 for the purpose of supporting research into the causes and treatment of cancer. The fund has taken a broad approach to the study of cell growth and development, emphasizing the study of the basic biology and chemistry of the underlying processes. It has increasingly focused its resources on the funding of three-year postdoctoral fellowships, supporting fellows selected from among the best young scientists at what is often a critical stage in their careers.
To advance this mission, the JCC Fund is accepting applications to its Cancer Research Fellowship program, which supports between 25 and 30 new cancer research fellowships a year. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.jccfund.org/about-fund/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

National Association of School Nurses Invites Applications for 2019 NASN/ANF Research Grants
SOURCE: National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of NASN in good standing.
PURPOSE: The National Association of School Nurses, in partnership with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), is accepting applications for the 2019 NASN/ANF Research Grant program.
Through the program, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 in support of research projects focused on school nurse impact on health disparities, students with chronic health conditions, and student safety; innovative models of school nursing practice; cost-benefit analysis of school nursing; and/or impact of school nurse activities related to social determinants of health on student health and educational outcomes.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nasn.org/nasn/research/research-grants/nasn-anf-grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) health policy research, nursing, school health

National Kidney Foundation Accepting Applications for Young Investigator Program
SOURCE: National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/8/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $35,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals who have completed the fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited training program and who hold a junior faculty position (instructor or assistant professor) at a university-affiliated medical center in the United States are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The National Kidney Foundation recognizes that future improvements in the treatment and prevention of kidney disease will rest largely on the accomplishments of individuals now commencing their investigative work. To that end, the foundation has established a Young Investigator Grant Program.
Through the program, NKF will award grants of up to $35,000 to individuals who have completed their fellowship training and who hold junior faculty positions at a university-affiliated medical center in the United States for research in the field of nephrology or a related discipline. Projects must be patient-oriented and may include but are not limited to the development of new technologies, mechanisms of human disease, educational or therapeutic interventions, epidemiological studies, health policy studies, and clinical trials.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.kidney.org/sites/default/files/2019%20YI%20Grant%20Eligibility%20%26%20Instructions_0.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

PhRMA Foundation Accepting Applications for Health Outcomes Program
SOURCE: PhRMA Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of up to $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and dentistry are eligible to apply. The program is not intended for individuals in postdoctoral training. However, those enrolled in postdoctoral training programs scheduled to conclude by July 1, 2019, and who will hold an academic appointment by that time may apply. Those holding the academic rank of instructor or assistant professor and investigators at the doctoral level with equivalent positions are eligible to apply — provided the proposed research is neither directly nor indirectly subsidized to any significant degree by an extramural support mechanism. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
PURPOSE: The PhRMA Foundation is accepting applications to its Health Outcomes program. Health Outcomes research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to healthcare delivery, from studies evaluating the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical intervention to the impact of reimbursement policies on outcomes of care. It also ranges from the development and use of tools to perform patient-based assessments to analyses of ways in which results of outcomes research are disseminated to providers or consumers to encourage behavior change.
Through the program, one-year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to assist individuals beginning an independent research career in health outcomes at the faculty level.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2018-awards/research-starter-grants/health-outcomes%E2%80%A2-informatics/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Seeks New Clinical Sites for Autism Research Network
SOURCE: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Selected sites will be awarded annual grants of up to $200,000, including 20 percent indirect costs (see the foundation's policies).
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants and key collaborators must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research institute. Applications may be submitted by domestic nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, and units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government. There are no citizenship or national residence requirements for applicants. If the proposal includes investigators at more than one site, all investigators should have demonstrated prior success in similar collaborations.
PURPOSE: The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative has issued a call for applications for its 2019 SPARK Clinical Site Network.
SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) is a SFARI initiative to recruit, engage, and retain a community of fifty thousand individuals with autism, and their family members, in the United States. The research cohort is designed to include children and adults who span the full autism spectrum and individuals of all socio-demographic backgrounds.
Launched in 2016, the initiative recruits participants who provide clinical information online and submit a DNA sample for analysis. SPARK participants contribute medical and behavioral information online, collect and mail in saliva samples for DNA analysis, and have the opportunity to participate in additional research studies through the study’s research match program. Individuals who enroll in SPARK will receive up to $50 in gift cards, have access to both aggregate and individual behavioral results from their participation, and can elect to receive genetic results should a genetic cause of their autism be identified. SPARK also publishes timely articles on the latest in autism research and hosts monthly interactive webinars or Facebook live events.
SPARK recruits participants using a range of outreach methods, including clinical sites, digital and traditional media, and partnerships with national advocacy organizations. The primary source of participants is SFARI's network of twenty-five clinical sites across the United States. Data from each site’s participants are shared with the site to enrich its local research efforts or research registry. Clinical site investigators are also given expedited access to SPARK participants via the research match program.
SFARI is seeking to add additional clinical sites to its existing network for the purposes of recruiting SPARK participants. Selected sites will receive funding on an annual basis for up to three years, subject to periodic performance review. Support for a clinical site will include the following allowable costs: principal investigator salary — up to 10 percent effort for a PI or PI(s); site coordinator(s) salary — up to two full-time coordinators or the equivalent; funds for conducting community outreach in catchment area (excludes direct payment to participants); funds for recruitment and retention materials and supplies such as tablets to assist families with online registration; and, if applicable, funds to support return of genetic and behavioral results.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.sfari.org/grant/spark-2019-clinical-network-rfa/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/1/18icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Webinar - Resolving Audit Findings: A Briefing for Grant Recipients and Subrecipients 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: November 14, noon to 1 pm. 
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: For both grantors and grantees, the uniform guidance significantly changed what you’re required to do if an audit identifies findings. 
It is critical to understand these new responsibilities. It’s equally important to know new approaches that can be used to resolve issues so programs move forward productively, and cost disallowances can be avoided. 
Here’s the proactive perspective to do both.
This 90-minute webinar looks at how the uniform guidance has reshaped post-audit responsibilities for both grantors and grantees. Drawing on decades of experience with financial statement and regulatory compliance audits, Jack Reagan—an audit partner at UHY LLP—explains these responsibilities and mitigation strategies. 
Reduce the risk of disallowed costs. You will get fully up to speed on follow-up responsibilities. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply a proactive approach in resolving issues to help reduce the chance that findings will result in disallowed costs. You’ll also 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, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Grants email, 11/2/18icon

Webinar - The Best Boardroom Practices
SPONSOR: CD Publications 
WHEN: December 6, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Learn the best-practice tips (meetings, info, agendas, committees, structure, etc.) that boards around the world use to do a better job in less time in this webinar by industry expert Ralph Ward. Ward will show you how boards can improve their structure, meetings, information, and format, and get oversight tools to do their job more effectively. You will learn how to organize your board effectively; create board committee structures that achieve more; and create board agendas that use every minute productively. Ward will reveal why the information most boards receive actually makes their tasks more difficult; how smart boards make best use of company secretaries, corporate counsel, and other staff; and also disclose the technology tools that can turbocharge your company's board meetings.
After attending this session, you'll be able to view your board meetings through fresh eyes, see countless ways to be more efficient, better informed, better organized and more productive. Your board agendas will go from being a rote checklist to become a governance power tool. You'll cut boredom and wasted time, and learn how to focus on what your board must do. Plus, you'll spend less time on irrelevant processes, and gain more time for board strategic discussion.
COST: $129.
CONTACT: CD Publications, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
From CD Publications email, 11/1/18icon

Webinar - Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference Sessions Live Streaming
SPONSOR: Thompson Information Services 
WHEN: November 9.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: For those of you who cannot make it to Chicago for GPA’s Annual Conference, we are excited to announce that we will be live streaming four conference sessions on Friday, November 9, 2018. Check out this great opportunity to “attend” a few sessions at a low price.
Sessions include:
* Top 10 Audit Findings and What to Avoid by Karen Norris 
* Grants and the Capital Campaign by Cheryl Kester, CFRE, GPC 
* Inside the Grantmaker’s Black Box: What Really Happens AFTER You Push SUBMIT! by Maryn Boess
* Pet Peeves of Funders by Lydia Howie, GPC 
COST: Register for a one-day pass for only $100 and watch four sessions as they happen live.
CONTACT: Thompson Information Services, email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Information Services email, 10/31/18icon


Awards in Texas

Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has announced a $50 million commitment from local philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith. The gift will support Legacy Tower, the hospital's new home for cardiac care and surgery, as well as patient care and research at its cancer center. 
From Foundation Center Health Funding Watch email, 10/17/18icon

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is awarding up to $2 million in grant funds to four nonprofit organizations and one Local Mental Health Authority in Texas. Funding will go to increase access to targeted case management and psychiatric rehabilitative services for high-needs children in the foster care system.
The following awardees were selected to receive funding and will begin providing services in the proposed DFPS regions pending execution of contracts.
* Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. - Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston
* Metrocare Services - Dallas
* Covenant Kids - Arlington
* Southwest Key Programs - Austin
* Spindletop Center - Beaumont
From HHSC News Clips, 10/10/18icon

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has received $2.6 million in federal funds to expand the state’s public health response to opioids over the next year.
The funds come through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will help local health departments and health care providers prevent overdose deaths and enhance the available data on opioid use in Texas, as well as expand the prescriber network for medication assisted treatment.
From HHSC News Clips, 10/10/18icon

Texas A&M University has been chosen as the sole recipient of a five-year, $4 million grant to help rural hospitals and health care networks throughout the country through the creation of the Center for Optimizing Rural Health, a technical advisory center based out of the A&M Rural and Community Health Institute.
The grant, which will send A&M $800,000 a year for five years from the Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program, is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The center will actively help rural communities maintain their hospital or create other means of access to care after hospitals close.
From HHSC News Clips, 10/10/18icon


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