Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 9 Alert # 3 - September 18, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nonprofit Job Growth from 2007 to 2016 Outpaced For-Profit Job Growth
Data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the nonprofit sector continued to record steady job growth through 2016, significantly outpacing the rate in the for-profit sector, an analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds.
According to the analysis, between 2007 and 2016 nonprofit employment grew by nearly 17 percent, while for-profit employment grew by less than 5 percent. The analysis also found that nonprofit employment growth outpaced for-profit employment growth in every state except Rhode Island, the only state in which both the number of nonprofit and for-profit jobs fell over the decade, and North Dakota, where growth in the two sectors was essentially the same, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 
In addition, the data showed that the nonprofit sector accounted for the third largest employee payroll by industry, generating $638.1 billion in total wages in 2016, behind manufacturing ($797.42 billion) and professional, scientific, and technical services ($783.3 billion).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 9/4/18icon
 
Submit a Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Throughout the year, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) welcomes Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals that can help us anticipate the future and consider new and unconventional perspectives and approaches to building a Culture of Health.
The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.
While improving the status quo is vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans now, the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal opportunity reaches beyond incremental changes to explore the ideas and trends that will influence the trajectory and future of health. Ultimately, we support work that will help us learn what a Culture of Health can look like—and how we can get there.
I have a Pioneering Idea. How do I share it with you?
1. Visit the general FAQs about applying for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to understand basic requirements for receiving a grant and to learn more about the funding process.
2. Review this set of FAQs for Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal for more information on this specific funding opportunity and what happens once we receive your proposal.
3. Before you begin your application, you can preview a blank application to understand the kind of information and level of detail required at this stage.
4. All grant proposals submitted to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—including the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal—must be completed online. Begin the application process by submitting your brief proposal through the online application:
If you already have a MyRWJF profile, click here to log in. Once you log in, you will see the “Apply” button.
If you do not have a MyRWJF profile, get started by clicking here. Once you have created your profile and have logged in, you will see the “Apply” button.
In the "project summary" section of your proposal, be sure to note if you're submitting a general idea, or responding to one of our featured call for ideas topics (Reinventing Discovery or Future of Work).
For questions contact the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at (877) 843-7953.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 9/10/18icon

EMS Award Nominations Accepted Until September 28
Texas EMS Award nominations are being accepted until September 28. 
Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a person or organization that best exemplifies what the Texas EMS/Trauma system has to offer. Winners are announced at the Texas EMS Conference Awards Luncheon in November. 
Visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/conference.shtm for submission information.
From DSHS EMS program email, 9/14/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01): PA-17-041 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), N1ational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.399, 93.396, 93.273, 93.121, 93.279, 93.113 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-041.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/12/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research

Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R21): PA-17-042
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), N1ational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.399, 93.396, 93.273, 93.121, 93.279, 93.113 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-042.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/12/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-284 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), N1ational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.399, 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/PA-18-284.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/12/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research

Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-285 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), N1ational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.399, 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/PA-18-285.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 9/12/18icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research

Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center: Synergizing Career Development Toward Improved Care of Older Adults across Specialties and Disciplines (U24 - Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AG-19-024 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/4/19. Application: 2/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $1 million in FY19 to fund one award.
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 the development of a Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center that will organize activities and provide research resources for clinician-investigators across the United States who are focusing their careers on aging research. 
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-19-024.html
From NIH web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Communication and Decision Making for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-CA-19-001
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/9/18. Application: 1/9/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit approximately $5 million in FY 2019, contingent upon receiving scientifically meritorious applications. Up to five awards are anticipated.
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 (https://www.cancer.gov/research/key-initiatives/moonshot-cancer-initiative) that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to develop, test, and evaluate interventions and implementation approaches, or adapt existing approaches, to improve patient/provider/family risk communication and decision making for individuals and families with an inherited susceptibility to cancer.
CFDA: 93.399; 93.353 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-001.html
From NIH web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancers (FusOnC2) Consortium (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-CA-19-016 (Reissue of RFA-CA-17-049.)
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/7/18. Application: 12/7/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NCI intends to commit approximately $7 million total cost in FY 2019, contingent upon receiving scientifically meritorious applications. Up to three (3) awards are anticipated from this solicitation.
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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to promote research on the following area designated as a scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Recommendation E. Intensify research on the major drivers of childhood cancers: Improve our understanding of fusion oncoproteins in pediatric cancer and use new preclinical models to develop inhibitors that target them. The goal of this FOA is to establish a consortium of collaborating research teams to advance our understanding of the biology and mechanisms of action of fusion oncoproteins in pediatric cancers, and to apply this knowledge towards developing targeted therapeutic approaches. Increased attention to this important but understudied field can help overcome existing barriers to progress and pave the way to novel therapeutic approaches with increased efficacy and fewer side effects for patients than current options. 
CFDA: 93.394, 93.395, 93.396, 93.353 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-016.html
From NIH web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

Modeling HIV Neuropathology Using Microglia from Human iPSC and Cerebral Organoids (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DA-19-009 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/18/18. Application: 12/18/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of seven awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion R21 FOA, corresponding to a total of $2.5 million for fiscal year FY19. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
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 research grant applications to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms delineating the neuropathophysiology of HIV-associated neurological disorders (HAND) in the setting of long-term combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) conditions using induced microglia and cerebral organoids generated from patient derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-009.html
From NIH web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Modeling HIV Neuropathology Using Microglia from Human iPSC and Cerebral Organoids (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DA-19-010 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/18/18. Application: 12/18/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of seven awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion R01 FOA, corresponding to a total of $2.5 million for fiscal year FY19. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
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 research grant applications to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms delineating the neuropathophysiology of HIV-associated neurological disorders (HAND) in the setting of long-term combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) conditions using induced microglia and cerebral organoids generated from patient derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-010.html
From NIH web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Association of Birth Centers Foundation Invites LOIs for Research Projects
SOURCE: American Association of Birth Centers Foundation (AABC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 11/14/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by 1/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 in support of research on issues related to the birth center model of care. 
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to individuals or organizations, and nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship is not required. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate capacity and a plan to complete the research in accordance with the project's timeline. 
PURPOSE: The American Association of Birth Centers Foundation was established in 1994 to advance public knowledge and understanding of issues related to family-centered childbirth. The foundation raises funds to support advancement of the AABC birth center model as the standard to improve maternity and women's health care. Based on a wellness model of pregnancy and birth, the birth center is a homelike facility operating within a healthcare system. Birth centers are guided by the principles of prevention of complication, sensitivity to the needs of the individual family, safety for both mother and baby, appropriate use of medical intervention, and cost-effective care. Birth centers provide family-centered care for healthy women before, during, and after normal pregnancy, labor, and birth.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.aabcfoundation.org/research-grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Chemical Society Invites Nominations for Scarborough Medicinal Chemistry Award
SOURCE: American Chemical Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The awardees will be invited to present an award address at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society and will receive a commemorative plaque and $3,500 honorarium.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at an academic institution or private or government research foundation and have played a key role in and contribution to a research project with direct medicinal chemistry applications and relevance. Nominees are expected to have demonstrated creativity and insight in medicinal chemistry and/or biology and possess pragmatic, empirical problem-solving skills.
PURPOSE: The American Chemical Society is inviting nominations for its Robert M. Scarborough Graduate/Postgraduate Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry.
Awarded through the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, the annual award is intended to recognize two current graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers who have played a leading role in scientific discoveries that have enhanced the field of medicinal chemistry. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.acsmedchem.org/?nd=scarboroughgradexcellence
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Challenged Athletes Foundation Invites Applications for Access for Athletes Grants
SOURCE: Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/2/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts will average about $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, an athlete's physical disability must be recognized within the International Paralympic Committee classifications. (For more information, see the IPC website.) CAF does not discriminate based on age, gender, level of ability, or sport, but it does require applicants to demonstrate a clear financial need for their request.
PURPOSE: The Challenged Athletes Foundation provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances quality of life.
The foundation's Access for Athletes program is designed to reduce the financial impediments to participation in sports, ensuring that challenged athletes are not left on the sidelines because they can’t afford expensive equipment or training costs. Through the program, grants will be awarded to physically challenged athletes for the purchase of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis, and sports prosthetics and/or to help cover the costs of training and competition expenses. Grant amounts will average about $1,000.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.challengedathletes.org/programs/grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) disabilities

Healthy Eating Research (HER) Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers deadline: 10/3/18. Invited full proposals deadline: 11/28/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $2.1 million will be awarded under this Call for Proposals (CFP), resulting in the funding of about seven grants. Each grant will award up to $300,000 for up to 24 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.
PURPOSE: Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program, which supports research on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population-level. Specifically, HER aims to help all children achieve optimal nutrition and a healthy weight. HER issues calls for proposals (CFP) to solicit scientifically rigorous, solution-oriented proposals from investigators representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
Healthy Eating Research program goals are to:
* Establish a research base for PSE strategies that promote the health and well-being of children at the population level, primarily through achieving healthy dietary patterns without excess weight gain.
* Build a vibrant, multidisciplinary field of research and a diverse network of researchers.
* Ensure that findings are communicated effectively to inform the development of nutrition and obesity-related solutions in the form of PSE changes, with a particular focus on promoting health equity.
This CFP focuses exclusively on research that informs the development of policy and environmental strategies that: decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and/or 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 for poor nutrition and obesity.
CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (800) 578-8636, email: healthyeating@duke.edu. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/her-special-solicitation-on-beverage-consumption-in-early-childh.html?rid=0034400001rlpkgAAA&et_cid=1371511
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 9/9/18icon
Subject(s) children's health, health policy research, medical research, nutrition/food service, obesity

Hearing Health Foundation Invites Applications for Research Projects
SOURCE: Hearing Health Foundation (HHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, the foundation will award one-year grants of up to $30,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Early-career scientists working in the field of hearing and balance are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: Since its inception in 1958, the Hearing Health Foundation has supported hearing and balance research elucidating the etiology, diagnosis and treatment, genetics, normal and abnormal function, mechanisms, and development of animal models. As the largest nonprofit funder of hearing and balance research, HHF awards emerging researchers grants to stimulate research that leads to a continuing, independently fundable line of research.
As part of this mission, the foundation is seeking applications for new avenues in a number of areas of hearing and balance science, including central auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, Meniere's disease, stria, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome. HHF also encourages applications in the areas of general hearing health, including the physiology of hearing and balance; the epidemiology of auditory and vestibular disorders; human otopathology; the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing loss and balance disturbance; human genetics and mouse models of peripheral and central auditory/balance dysfunction; innovation in cellular and molecular therapies; and auditory and vestibular implants and hearing aids.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/emerging-research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/12/18icon
Subject(s) hearing/deafness, medical research

Technology, Infrastructure and Health Grants
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/17/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2.4 million to fund projects within the $200,000-$400,000 budget range and with a project term of between 12-36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Through this exploration we’re looking for projects that explore the relationship between technology, infrastructure, and health and examine how technology’s impact on infrastructure in the near future (5-10 years) could influence our efforts to improve health equity in the United States
Projects should be future-oriented, cultivating lessons that will hold relevance in the years to come, and can include, but are not limited to:
* Explorations of how data-driven infrastructure will enable or constrain access to healthy choices in everyday life.
* Frameworks for how we support design, decision-making and governance of infrastructures that will ensure more equitable health outcomes for all in America.
* Meta-analyses of how patterns of technology use influence decisions about the use and value of physical spaces.
* Projects that document the ways in which Internet of Things-based sensor networks and surveillance infrastructure are increasingly embedded in public spaces with varying impacts on health and well-being.
* Applied research projects that identify new ways to govern and regulate the development and application of data-driven technologies that have an impact on infrastructure and health.
* Historical analyses of the technology industry’s impact on health via infrastructure—translating these lessons into best practices for various stakeholders.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/submit-a-proposal.html?rid=0034400001rmJwfAAE&et_cid=1371822
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 9/10/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, technology


Events

Part I - The Process of Collaboration Three-Day Seminar 
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. - Network for Collaboration
WHEN: October 16-18, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  
WHERE: A 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 partial scholarships available).
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., 205 East Commerce, #205, Jacksonville, TX 75766, (903) 541-0013.
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. email, 9/12/18icon

Webinar - An Overview of CPRIT Grantee Reporting Requirements 
SPONSOR: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
WHEN: October 10, 1:30to 3:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join CPRIT for a webinar designed to support current grantees in successfully navigating compliance and reporting requirements. The training will include an overview of required reporting, recent administrative rule changes, common reporting errors, and a Q&A with staff.
CPRIT’s administrative rule 703.22 requires all grantees to complete an annual compliance training by November 1 of each year. The Authorized Signing Official (ASO) and at least one other individual from each organization must attend the annual compliance training; however, we encourage all staff who use CPRIT’s grants management system to participate in this training. Attendance at this webinar will satisfy the training requirement for 2018. 
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, (512) 463-3190, email: cprit@cprit.state.tx.us.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 9/6/18icon

Webinar - How to Meet and Exceed Expectations on Corporate Partnerships 
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: October 25, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Get all the prerequisites for building a strong alliance with a supporting business.
Corporate-nonprofit pairings can bring good things to both groups: positive publicity, higher profiles, access to new audiences, and more revenue. 
Yet differing mindsets, cultures, and ways of operating can make it difficult for potential partners to bridge their divides.
How can you speak the language of corporate decision makers to demonstrate your impact and attract support? 
You'll get strategies for understanding a company's giving priorities, meeting a partner's business goals, and managing expectations for long-term success.
COST: $79 before October 18. $99 after October 18. For more information and registration go to https://www.philanthropy.com/webinars/detail/1189?CID=WEBINARS1189E1
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, email: events@philanthropy.com
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy email, 9/7/18icon

Webinar - Listen Up! How Feedback Can Accelerate Nonprofit Growth and Impact 
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review
WHEN: October 3, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: 
This SSIR Live! program will explore:   
* The importance of listening to and acting upon feedback from the people your organization serves. 
* How your organization can accelerate growth, customer satisfaction, and impact through gathering user feedback and prioritizing this critical source of insight. 
* Practical examples of how feedback data can lead to innovation, cost effectiveness, and improvements in constituent experience. 
* Best practices, tips, and tools to collect feedback systemically from your clients, customers, and/or program participants. 
A growing chorus of social sector players are advocating for a greater emphasis on “listening” — engaging customers or beneficiaries to better identify areas for improvement in programs or services. Gathering feedback not only provides a valuable stream of insight on program effectiveness, but also gives dignity and respect to constituents. Many feedback tools can be introduced to an organization’s existing measurement processes with nominal effort and minimal cost, making it not only the right thing to do, but also smart and feasible to add to your organization’s program evaluation operations. 
COST: Register for free for this webinar, sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation. For more information and registration go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/listen_up?utm_source=Event_Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Live&utm_medium=Email
CONTACT: For webinar inquiries, please send an email to webinars@ssir.org.
From Stanford Social Innovation Review email, 9/10/18icon

Webinar - Uniform Guidance – Back to Basics 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: September 25, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Knowing the regulations as explained in the uniform guidance is vital, but it’s not enough to mitigate the risk of audit findings.
You must also understand the practical impact these regulations have on your real-world grants management. That means knowing how to properly apply those rules to every phase of grants management, from pre-award through post-award and closeout.
This webinar is designed to amplify your regulatory knowledge with practical perspective so you can strengthen control systems and decision-making throughout the grants lifecycle, while providing you with a basic understanding of OMB's uniform guidance.
COST: Live: $249. On demand: $249. Live and on demand: $349. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Uniform-Guidance-Back-to-Basics?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=V2Sf4 
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Grants email, 9/14/18icon


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