Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 9 Alert # 2 - September 11, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Impact Investing Increasingly Popular Among Millennials
Impact investing is becoming increasingly popular, especially among millennials, although social impact remains at the bottom of the list of important factors in investment decisions, a report from American Century Investments finds.
Based on a survey of a thousand American adults, the firm's Impact Investing Research report found that 49 percent of respondents considered the idea of impact investing to be very or somewhat appealing, up from 38 percent in 2016. Millennials were the most likely to say impact investing was appealing (56 percent), followed by Gen Xers (52 percent) and baby boomers (44 percent), while men (52 percent) were more likely than women (47 percent) to say so. Similarly, 24 percent of respondents said they were very or somewhat familiar with the concept of impact investing, up from 20 percent in 2016, with more millennials (32 percent) and men (30 percent) familiar with the concept than women (19 percent), Gen Xers (26 percent), or baby boomers (17 percent).
According to the survey, only 54 percent of respondents said impact on society was a very or somewhat important factor in their investments decisions — up from 42 percent two years ago, but well below other factors such as return on investment (86 percent), fees (83 percent), risk (83 percent), and investment duration (81 percent). Women (57 percent) were more likely than men (51 percent) to consider impact on society an important decision factor, as were millennials (60 percent, compared with 51 percent of Gen Xers and 52 percent of baby boomers). In terms of issue area, health care and disease prevention and cures once again topped the list of causes that mattered most to respondents, except among millennials, who were split between health care (28 percent) and better education (29 percent).
"This research shows that interest in impact investing continues to grow across all age groups but particularly among the next generation of investors," said Guillaume Mascotto, vice president, head of ESG (environment, social, and governance) and investment stewardship at American Century Investments. "As an asset manager, we're committed to offering solutions for those seeking to have a positive impact on society by investing in companies whose business activities are focused on addressing global issues, notably the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 8/28/18icon
 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Global Reporting Initiative Launch Culture of Health for Business Initiative
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in partnership with the Amsterdam-based Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), has announced the launch of an initiative to improve the health and well-being of employees, families, and the communities in which they live.
A Culture of Health for Business was developed in response to the heightened awareness around social and human capital as a growing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concern and the growing adoption of ESG reporting as a means of tracking corporate performance and guiding related decision making.
To that end, GRI is consulting with stakeholders on ways to embed A Culture of Health in their business practices and as a guiding principle. Companies also can receive guidance with respect to reporting on their impact by using the GRI Global Sustainability Standards. Focused on health, well-being, and equity, the fifteen practices were developed after extensive research and with input from an advisory committee of experts consisting of representatives from health, academic, nonprofit, and corporate backgrounds. 
"We firmly believe that the private sector plays an integral role in the health and well-being of everyone in America, because we have seen how health and well-being can impact a company's performance," said RWJF senior program officer Victoria Brown. "The guiding principles and business practices outlined in A Culture of Health for Business can bolster the 'S' in ESG. We're thrilled to work with GRI on this effort, given their longstanding expertise in sustainability reporting and measurement. Our organizations see an opportunity for businesses and the corporate community to provide leadership for what it means to support healthy employees, their families, and communities."
"Companies wouldn't exist without their employees, making human capital management a priority for the long-term success of an organization. Investing in your workforce ensures greater productivity and therefore increased returns," said GRI chief executive Tim Mohin. "Around the world we work with companies large and small and want to continue empowering them to communicate their impact on critical issues, including human capital, so they can keep enabling positive change beyond the walls of the workplace. By working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we believe A Culture of Health for Business can drive an ongoing conversation around what healthy workforces and healthy communities look like."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 8/28/18icon

Innovations VI Conference Planned for Fall 2020
Innovations VI, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) prevention and research conference, is in the planning stages for late fall 2020. 
Holding the next conference in 2020 aligns it with the legislative cycle and increases the available hotel venue options. A “Save the Date” with details will be sent as soon as a venue is selected.
As with previous conferences, Innovations VI will be a two-day event with distinguished speakers, informative panels, and notable cancer research, prevention, and product development research sessions showcasing innovative CPRIT-funded projects.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 8/31/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-412 (Reissue of PA-17-021.)
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research to understand and mitigate health disparities in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of high priority to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Research is encouraged in the following high priority diseases: diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; obesity; nutrition-related disorders; hepatitis C; gallbladder disease; H. Pylori infection; complications of sickle cell disease within the NIDDK mission areas; kidney diseases; urologic diseases; metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV; and mechanistic research in hematologic diseases, including studies in abnormal hemoglobin synthesis.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-412.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) diabetes, health disparities, HIV/AIDS research, medical research, obesity

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-LM-19-001 (Reissue of RFA-LM-17-002.)
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/22/18. Application: 10/22/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NLM intends to commit $750,000 in FY 2019 to fund up to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.
CFDA: 93.879
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-19-001.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) health disparities, health information 

Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01): PAR-16-355 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/15/18. Application: 11/15/18 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. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. 
CFDA: 93.307; 93.399; 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-355.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, minority health

Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21): PAR-16-356 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/15/18. Application: 11/15/18 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. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. 
CFDA: 93.307; 93.399; 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-356.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, minority health


Private Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Accepting Applications for Visiting Scholar Education Grants
SOURCE: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, grants will be awarded to accredited U.S. periodontal programs to offset honoraria, travel, promotion, and seminars by speakers in periodontology. Grant funds must be matched by funds from each department or institution. 
ELIGIBILITY: All accredited U.S. periodontal programs are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is accepting applications for its Charles W. Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants program, which was established to honor the memory of Dr. Charles W. Finley and other great periodontal leaders of the past, present, and future.
Though the speakers will spend the majority of their time with in the periodontics department, the grant requires that the speaker present a formal program to faculty and students of the institution on a subject of interest to the entire institution.
CONTACT: Robert Vitas, (800) 282-4867, ext. 3256, email: bob@perio.org. For more information see http://www.periofoundation.org/awards/29-education-awards/16-charles-w-finley-visiting-scholar-education-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) health education

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for Trauma Research
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the annual program, a single grant of up to $3,500 will be awarded in support of innovative work to alleviate trauma.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an early-career psychologist (no more than ten years postdoctoral); be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; have a demonstrated knowledge of trauma and trauma research; have demonstrated the competence and capacity to execute the proposed work; and, if human participants are involved, have IRB approval from his/her host institution before funding can be awarded.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential, both today and for generations to come.
As part of this mission, APF is accepting applications for its APF Trauma Psychology Grant. 
CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation, (202) 336-5843. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/trauma-psychology-grant.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Seeks Proposals for Preterm Birth Research
SOURCE: Burroughs Wellcome Fund 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/4/18.
$ AVAILABLE: The fund has committed $3 million for the initiative and anticipates awarding five grants of up to $500,000 over a four-year period ($125,000 per year).
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must have a faculty appointment at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Researchers working at research institutes, national laboratories, within the federal government, or outside of North America may be partners or collaborators but all funding must be channeled through the U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institution of the principal investigator.
PURPOSE: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund created the Preterm Birth Initiative to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth.
The program is designed to bring together diverse interdisciplinary groups with expertise in genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, and proteomics along with the more traditional areas of parturition research to address scientific issues related to preterm birth. 
Proposals should address the biomedical causes and mechanisms underlying (preterm) parturition, including but not limited to peri-implantational events, placentation, fetal determinants, fetal-maternal immune responses, biological basis for racial-ethnic disparities, mechanisms relating preterm birth to other adverse pregnancy outcomes, biology of normal labor, etc. Proposals seeking to identify biomarkers predicting preterm birth are welcome.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts information. For more information see https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/reproductive-sciences/preterm-birth-initiative
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/6/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Accepting Applications for Mid-Career Research Grant
SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include any physiatrist or faculty member in a division or department of physical medicine and rehabilitation who is at least five and not more than 20 years post-completion of a terminal degree and subsequent training program. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a history of successful research experience.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is accepting applications for its Mid-Career Research Grant.
Through the program, a single grant of $20,000 will be awarded to a research project in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation by an established investigator with a track record of success. The annual award aims to allow the researcher to extend his/her work in a new direction.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that meet the foundation’s goal of driving the evidence base for cost-effective, results-oriented rehabilitative care.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts information. For more information see http://foundationforpmr.org/mid-career-research-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/7/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Organization for Autism Research Inviting Applications for Graduate Research Projects
SOURCE: Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OAR will begin accepting applications on 9/17/18. Deadline is 2/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum grant awards are $2,000 for doctoral or postdoctoral candidates and $1,000 for master’s candidates.
ELIGIBILITY: Priority will be given to studies likely to produce practical and clearly objective results that may aid parents, families, professionals, and people with autism to make more fully informed choices that lead to healthier and happier lives. International students are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Organization for Autism Research is inviting applications for its Graduate Research Grant program.
Established in 2004, the grant program is intended to encourage and support students conducting research pursuant to graduate and postgraduate studies in disciplines related to assessment, intervention, and support of learners with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to projects related to the analysis, evaluation, or comparison of assessment models, treatment models, or service systems; applied aspects of early and/or school-based education, behavioral, or communication intervention; adult issues such as containing education, employment, housing models and later intervention; and/or issues related to family support, social and community integration, and assessment and intervention with challenging behavior.
CONTACT: Organization for Autism Research, (703) 243-3466, email: research@researchautism.org. For more information see https://www.tourette.org/research-medical/grant-cycle-information/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Rivkin Center Accepting Applications for Pilot Studies in Ovarian Cancer Research
SOURCE: Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/3/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to 10 grants of $75,000 each. 
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research provides funding for innovative research pilot studies, scholar grants to up-and-coming investigators in ovarian cancer research, early detection screening for ovarian cancer, and nationally and internationally attended research symposia on ovarian cancer.
The center currently is accepting applications for pilot study projects.
Through the center's Pilot Study Program, up to 10 grants of $75,000 each will be awarded to investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research, as well as projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials. Priority will be given to proposals that are innovative, multidisciplinary, likely to lead to the submission of grant applications for independently funded investigations, and have translational research potential.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.rivkin.org/research/grants/pilot-study-awards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/7/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/7/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2019. Fellowship funds of up to $104,000 may be used for the residential stay (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020. The continuation of fringe benefits at levels corresponding to the level of stipend support being requested may be covered with the award, and sponsoring institutions may supplement fellowship funds. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals and behavioral/social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1431&cfpOverviewId=
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 9/7/18icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood
SOURCE: Healthy Eating Research - a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept Papers are due 10/3/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $2.1 Million will be awarded under this CFP, resulting in the funding of about seven grants. Each grant will award up to $300,000 for up to 24 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Healthy Eating Research has released a Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood. This call for proposals (CFP) focuses exclusively on research that informs the development of policy and environmental strategies that:
1. Decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and/or
2. Increase access to and consumption of safe water among 0- to 5-year-olds in the United States, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity.
CONTACT: Healthy Eating Research, (800) 578-8636, email: healthyeating@duke.edu. For more information see https://healthyeatingresearch.org/funding/current-call-for-proposals/?utm_source=2018+ECSS+CFP&utm_campaign=ECSS+CFP&utm_medium=email
From Healthy Eating Research email, 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research, obesity

Tourette Association of America Invites Proposals for Young Investigator Award
SOURCE: Tourette Association of America 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposals must be received no later than 11/1/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 2/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The Young Investigator Award provides up to $80,000 per year for a total of two years (maximum of $160,000).
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to postdoctoral fellows and independent clinical/research faculty members within five years of their first independent faculty appointment at the time of pre-proposal application submission. To be eligible, investigators are required to have an advanced degree such as a PhD, MD, or equivalent.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America (formerly the Tourette Syndrome Association) has emerged as the premier national nonprofit organization working to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and tic disorders. The association advances its work by raising public awareness and fostering social acceptance; working to advance scientific understanding, treatment options, and care; educating professionals to better serve the needs of children, adults and families challenged by Tourette and tic disorders; advocating for public policies and services that promote positive school, work, and social environments; providing help, hope, and a supportive community across the nation; and empowering its community to deal with the complexities of this spectrum of disorders.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Young Investigator Award program, which is designed to encourage early-career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing our biological understanding of Tourette syndrome, pursuing clinical research aimed at improving patient care, and developing and testing new therapies.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.tourette.org/research-medical/grant-cycle-information/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/5/18icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Grant Writing Certificate
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: September 17-21, 9 am to 4:30 pm each day.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: The Grant Writing Certificate Program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. Instructor Jack Smith is an accomplished grant writer with an easygoing style who packs each day with a vast amount of content and expertise. In addition, you’ll receive an extensive package of materials to use both during the week and for future grant writing projects. The Grant Writing Certificate Program is a hands-on workshop, not just a series of lectures. Class size is intentionally small in order to provide personalized attention while you build a real, usable work product.
This certificate program is composed of four sessions held over five days for a total of 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs):
* Introduction to Grant Writing (6 hours)
* Hands-on Grant-Writing Workshop (12 hours)
* Grant Research: Targeting Funds for Nonprofits Online (6 hours)
* Coordinating Grant Writing with Development (6 hours)
Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. Grant writers need to stay on top of the latest trends that include more online grant applications, requirements for better-designed evaluations and new social policies that determine grant opportunities. Participants that have completed our Grant Writing Certificate Program will have increased his/her chances of winning competitive grants through a better understanding of the entire grant process. A laptop computer is required for 3 days of the program and familiarity with the personal computer environment is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this program.
COST: $650. You must register at http://continue.austincc.edu/schedule/courses?name=Grant%20Writing&program=CCBNO%20Cert%20in%20Volunteer%20Mgmt&student=
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080. For more information see http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event/grant-writing-certificate/
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College web site, accessed 9/5/18icon

ALIGN: Marketing Strategy Development and Implementation 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: September 18, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Today’s nonprofits succeed by making strategy, innovation, and implementation a fundamental part of their strategy.
With the threat of disruption becoming the new normal, and as the pace of creativity, change, and constant evolving markets continue to increase, nonprofits need to have a focused and effective approach to strategy, innovation, and implementation to get their message heard. Strategy development and delivery doesn’t just happen automatically once it is designed. You invest substantial resources, creative time, and energy in designing the right strategy for our nonprofit. You need to give equal priority and attention to delivering it — before you move on to something else.
In this workshop, you’ll examine the frameworks that market-leading nonprofits use to build strategy, innovation, and implementation into their approach. Through hands-on group exercises and real-world examples, you’ll learn how to drive strategy, innovation, and implementation, and develop winning strategies for your organization. The program emphasizes tangible, practical content which can be immediately deployed in your organization.
What the workshop will entail:
* Identify strategies and tactics that are immediately actionable and will actually help you ‘move the needle’ in your organization and start seeing immediate movement.
* Choose the right marketing model(s) that’s aligned with the organization, your message and your core beliefs.
* Identify key areas to leverage where your organization can grow into (new opportunities for income generation). 
* Identify ways to reverse engineer how you are building your influence – this impacts the growth of your organization.
* Craft how you can cut through the “noise” so that you stand out with your audience.
COST: $79.  
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College web site, accessed 9/5/18icon

Webinar - What to Watch for: Key Risk Areas and Pitfalls for Federal Grantees 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: September 26, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Federal grants have always been highly regulated and subject to oversight. But now, uniform grant guidance makes compliance even more complicated. In fact, the consolidation of so many OMB circulars combined with the emphasis on performance is creating new challenges, confusion and risks for new and seasoned grants professionals alike. 
Unless you understand the new risk areas associated with federal grants, you could make mistakes that lead to long and costly government audits, investigations and litigation. That’s why it’s critical to know—now—where these key risk areas are, how the government investigates fraud and misconduct and, if problems are found, what remedies the government can apply.
Here’s where to get this vital perspective—in time to steer clear of these new grant-performance danger zones.
In this 90-minute webinar, Wiley Rein attorneys John Prairie and Brian Walsh draw on their expertise representing federal grantees in litigation to explain new compliance and enforcement pitfalls and how to avoid them. From the key players overseeing federal grant performance, to case studies highlighting how mistakes are made, you’ll get vital insights for “risk-proofing” your own programs.
COST: $249 live. $249 on demand. $349 live and on demand. To register and more information go to http://grants.thompson.com/What-to-Watch-For-Key-Risk-Areas-Pitfalls-for-Federal-Grantees?src=RU&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=NMJe4
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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Last updated November 16, 2018