Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 9 Alert # 4 - September 25, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Cash Gifts from Corporations Increased Five Percent in 2017
Total giving by some of the largest U.S. companies rose eight percent in 2017, with cash gifts up five percent, a survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy finds.
Based on data from 63 of the 300 largest U.S. companies in the Fortune 500, the Chronicle's list of the biggest corporate givers was topped by large pharmaceutical companies that make overseas donations of drugs, with Pfizer giving nearly $4.9 billion, including $4.7 million in products, followed by Merck, which gave $2.7 billion, including $2.6 billion in products. Rounding out the top five were Google ($1.75 billion total, 1.5 billion in products), Gilead Sciences ($1.6 billion, $1.2 billion), and Johnson & Johnson ($1.47 billion, $1.2 billion).
The areas receiving the most corporate dollars were community causes, K-12 education, and higher education, followed by the arts and the environment, which displaced health and children as the fourth and fifth most popular causes in the Chronicle's previous corporate-giving survey, conducted two years ago.
The growth in corporate giving could continue this year, thanks to a strengthening economy, strong corporate earnings, and a new tax law that slashed corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent, the Chronicle reports. The analysis also found that the median share of pre-tax profits contributed in 2017 was about one percent, leading some critics to argue that it's not enough. Curt Weeden, a former corporate grant maker and corporate philanthropy expert who runs the New Strategies Program at Georgetown University, told the Chronicle that giving by individuals has hovered around two percent of disposable income for years and noted that the new tax law allows companies to set aside 10 percent of pre-tax income for charitable giving.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 9/11/18icon

Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination Top Concern for Young Americans
The top issues of concern for young Americans are civil rights and racial discrimination, followed by gun safety, immigration, and climate change, a report from INFLUENCE SG, a part of the Cause and Social Influence initiative sponsored by the Case Foundation, finds.
Based on a survey of 1,100 Americans between the ages of 18 and 30, the report, Influencing Young America to Act, found that while civil rights and racial discrimination topped the list of concerns for all respondents as well as for African-American and Asian-American respondents, young white respondents were more concerned about healthcare reform, while Latino respondents cited immigration as their top concern. The survey also found that nearly half (48 percent) of respondents believe the United States has gone "off track" or "totally off track" since the 2016 presidential election, while 27 percent felt that the country was "on track" or "totally on track."
According to the survey, nearly 75 percent of young Americans view voting as a form of activism, while majorities of Latino (77 percent), Asian-American (73 percent), white (69 percent), and African-American (55 percent) respondents believe voting can lead to desired change, with two-thirds of respondents planning to vote in the November midterm elections (Latinos, 72 percent; whites, 67 percent; African Americans, 62 percent; and Asian Americans, 57 percent).
The survey also found that 57 percent of respondents were somewhat or extremely dissatisfied with Donald Trump's leadership, while a similar percentage said they trusted themselves and people like them most to make things right, followed by nonprofits, social movements, local government, federal government, and corporations. And while social media and the opinions of peers are often cited as the most important influences in the lives of young people, survey results indicated that television news is more important with respect to creating awareness of social issues among young Americans and inspiring them to act, and that social media plays a larger role in making respondents aware of social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter (34 percent), #MeToo (30 percent), #AllLivesMatter (30 percent), and the Women's March (27 percent).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 9/11/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Access and Mobility Partnership Grants
SOURCE: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/13/18.
$ AVAILABLE: There is no minimum or maximum grant award amount; however, FTA intends to fund as many meritorious projects as possible. Due to funding limitations, projects selected for funding may receive less than the amount requested. In those cases, applicants must be able to demonstrate that the proposed projects are still viable and can be completed with the amount awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are organizations that are eligible to be recipients and subrecipients of the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, (defined under 49 U.S.C. 5310): designated recipients, states and local governmental authorities, private nonprofit organizations, and operators of public transportation.
Proposals may contain projects to be implemented by the recipient or its subrecipients.
PURPOSE: Access and Mobility Partnership Grants seek to improve access to public transportation by building partnerships among health, transportation and other service providers. This program provides competitive funding to support innovative projects for the transportation disadvantaged that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services. 
CFDA: None listed.
CONTACT: Office of Program Management - Federal Transit Administration, (202) 366-2053. For more information see https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/grant-programs/access-and-mobility-partnership-grants 
From Federal Transit Administration email, 9/18/18icon
Subject(s) health care services, transportation

Local Foods, Local Places 2018-2019 
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/22/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit institutions and organizations proposing to work in a neighborhood, town, or city of any size anywhere in the United States. Larger cities are encouraged to focus on a particular neighborhood rather than a citywide project. We expect that many of the communities we select will be economically challenged and in the early phases of their efforts to promote local foods and community revitalization.
PURPOSE: Local Foods, Local Places helps communities revitalize neighborhoods through development of local food systems.
The Local Foods, Local Places program will provide selected communities planning assistance that centers around a two-day community workshop. At the workshop, a team of experts will help community members develop an implementable action plan that promotes local food and neighborhood revitalization. 
CFDA: None listed.
CONTACT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, email: lflp@epa.gov. For more information see https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/local-foods-local-places-2018-2019-application
From U.S. Environmental Protection Agency email, 9/13/18icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food service

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: 12/10/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of seven awards in response to this announcement and the companion R21 announcement, 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 CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 9/13/18icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS 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: 12/10/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of seven awards in response to this announcement and the companion R01 announcement, 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 CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 9/13/18icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Screening and Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (R18): RFA-HS-18-002
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/4/18. Application: 1/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ anticipates investing up to $13.5 million over three years to support up to six awards. The number of awards is contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications and the availability of funds. Future year funding will depend on funding availability. 
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).
* 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.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and support practices in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. Applicants must propose a comprehensive plan that uses evidence-based strategies designed to improve the delivery of patient-centered approaches to identifying and managing unhealthy alcohol use among adults, including screening and brief intervention (SBI) and medication assisted therapy (MAT). 
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-18-002.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 9/14/18icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One $5,000 scholarship.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university and have demonstrated commitment to stigma issues.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship.
The annual program supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to increase understanding of and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The $5,000 scholarship is intended to support research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/franks.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/13/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

American Roentgen Ray Society Invites Applications for Research Scholarship
SOURCE: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/8/18.
$ AVAILABLE: One annual $140,000 scholarship. 
ELIGIBILITY: Medical schools, affiliated hospitals, and clinical research institutions with interests in training and research in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, the basic sciences, or professions fundamental to imaging techniques are invited to submit one nomination annually. All nominees must have earned an MD or DO (or equivalent) from an accredited institution and be an ARRS member at the time the application and for the duration of the award.
PURPOSE: The American Roentgen Ray Society is accepting applications for its AARS Scholarship.
The annual $140,000 scholarship supports study in a field selected by the scholar that will enable the scholar to attain his/her professional career goal with the possibility of changing the way radiology is practiced. By giving both recognition and financial support to the activities and studies of young radiologists, ARRS helps prepare them for positions of leadership in academic radiology. The ARRS Scholarship is funded through the Roentgen Fund of the ARRS.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.arrs.org/ARRSLIVE/ARRSPhilipsScholarship
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/19/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, scholarships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Seeks Applications for AARC Awards
SOURCE: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2018, ASHA will award up to 10 grants of $5,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants must have a research doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent); a full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty appointment in a CSD department in an academic institution in the United States; primary responsibilities that include teaching and conducting research; and fewer than six years of teaching/research experience or status below the level of associate professor.
PURPOSE: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.
ASHA's Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication sciences and disorders. The program funds projects that include both a teaching and a research component.
Recipients work in conjunction with mentors to develop mentored teaching and research plans tailored to the applicant's career stage. The plans — which propose specific teaching and research activities that will be completed under the guidance of the mentors during the eighteen-month funding period — are submitted as part of the AARC application. In support of ASHA's strategic objectives, applications that focus the mentored teaching and/or research component on the areas of clinical practice research, implementation science, and interprofessional education and interprofessional practice are encouraged.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Pre-K%E2%80%938-Preservice-Teacher-Action-Research-Grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/19/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Children's Tumor Foundation Issues RFP for NF1 Gene Editing Research
SOURCE: Children's Tumor Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 10/24/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 12/5/18.
$ AVAILABLE: The initiative will support proof of principle in vitro studies focused on the feasibility of genome editing techniques (including but not limited to those based on CRISPR-Cas9) to correct pathogenic mutations in NF1 gene. Funding for each study will be $240,000 total (inclusive of 10 percent indirect costs) over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should have an MD, PhD, or equivalent, with an established record of independent research, and must have full access to, or have identified, collaborators that require resources.
PURPOSE: The Children’s Tumor Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for research related to gene-based therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).
Experimental outcomes should include evidence indicating whether the editing reagents can correct the mutation(s) (and characterization of off-target effects); degree of success in delivering the reagents to Schwann cells; and a functional assay showing efficacy.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.ctf.org/research/gene-therapy-initiative
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/19/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Fellowship Awards
SOURCE: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The award provides a stipend of $231,000 over four years. The award may not be used for institutional overhead or indirect costs. Fellows also receive an annual $2,000 expense allowance for educational and scientific expenses.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, and/or DVM.
PURPOSE: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation seeks to accelerate breakthroughs in research by providing the best young scientists with funds to pursue innovative cancer research.
To that end, the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award is designed to provide early-career scientists with resources they need to hone their cancer research skills and explore their own ideas while working with mentors in top universities and cancer research centers. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a sponsor — a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the fellow under direct supervision of the sponsor.
The foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.
The proposed research must be conducted at a university, hospital, or research institution. Candidates who already have accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible. Candidates applying to work in foreign-based or United States government laboratories may be awarded a fellowship if they are considered to be especially meritorious or if the program represents an unusual opportunity for postdoctoral training. Foreign candidates may apply to do their research only in the U.S.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/fellowship
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/19/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Elaine Chapin Fund Accepting Applications for Scholarship Program
SOURCE: Elaine Chapin Fund 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The fund will begin accepting applications on 11/1/18. Deadline is 4/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The fund will award a minimum of eight $1,000 scholarships for the fall 2019 semester to deserving students. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a citizen of the United States who plans to enroll or is enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school in the United States. Applicants also must be carrying a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester in course work leading to a degree, license, or certificate.
PURPOSE: The Elaine Chapin Fund is accepting applications for the Elaine Chapin Scholarship Fund program.
The program supports the postsecondary education of students affected by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member. 
Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and the degree to which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.elainememorial.com/Home.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/13/18icon
Subject(s) scholarships

ENTELLIGENCE Invites LOIs for Pulmonary Hypertension Research
SOURCE: ENTELLIGENCE
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 11/2/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 2/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2018, the program will award a one-year grant of up to $100,000 in support of a mentored project.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include junior faculty members (up to and including the rank of assistant professor), postdoctoral students, research assistants, doctoral candidates, and fellows in the United States and Canada.
PURPOSE: ENTELLIGENCE supports basic science, translational, and clinical research in the field of cardiopulmonary medicine. 
To that end, it is accepting applications for its thirteenth annual Young Investigator Program. Established in 2005, the program provides opportunities for promising young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research in the area of pulmonary hypertension, with a focus on expanding knowledge of pulmonary vascular pathobiology pathways.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://entelligencemd.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 9/14/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Seeks Applications for Translational Research Program
SOURCE: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/21/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $500,000 over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must be an independent researcher with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DO, PharmD, or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research. In addition, he/she must be affiliated with an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
There are no citizenship requirements, but the contact PI who is not a U.S. citizen must have a visa status that provides sufficient time to complete the project within the U.S.
PURPOSE: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is accepting applications for its 2019 Translational Research grant program.
Through the program, grants of up to $500,000 over two years will be awarded for high-priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps. For the purposes of this grant, translational research is defined according to the framework conceived by the Translational Research Working Group created under the auspices of the U.S. National Cancer Advisory Board. Specifically, the program supports research that follows fundamental discovery all the way through Phase I/II clinical trials.
Given its importance in driving the translational process, the project team should involve cross-disciplinary skills. Projects supported by these grants will benefit especially from collaborations between basic and clinical scientists. PCAN expects to award five Translational Research grants in 2019.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://media.pancan.org/rsa/2018/2019-TRG-Guideline-And-Application-Instructions-FINAL.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/19/18icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Sigma Theta Tau International Accepting Applications for Global Research Grants
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of up to $10,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator should be a registered nurse with a current license and at least a master's in nursing. Preference will be given to Sigma Theta Tau members.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1922, Sigma Theta Tau International supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses making a difference in global health.
To that end, the organization is inviting applications from registered nurses for its Global Nursing Research Grant program. Through the program, a single grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of the recipient's efforts to focus on responding to health disparities globally.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/global-nursing-research-grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 9/19/18icon
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, nursing


Events

Strategic Decision and Risk Management Classes – Leading Strategic Decision-Making
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Executive Education 
WHEN: October 22-24.
WHERE: The University of Texas at Austin, Rowling Hall, 300 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Achieve success by effectively diagnosing a decision situation, designing a clear approach, facilitating communication, and presenting compelling rationale to key stakeholders.
Complex decisions, often involving many parties in disagreement, need leaders who can guide a team to a timely, effective resolution. Decision leaders play a specific role, guiding and facilitating decision makers, decision support teams, and other stakeholders. Building on the concepts of Decision Quality and the Dialogue Decision Process (DDP), this class teaches you how to lead a group to a decision. 
COST: $3,495. For more information and registration go to https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed/take-a-class/strategic-decision-and-risk-management/leading-strategic-decision-making?utm_source=exact_target&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9.13.18%20-%20Product%20Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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Strategic Decision and Risk Management Classes – Biases in Decision-Making
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Executive Education 
WHEN: October 24-26.
WHERE: The University of Texas at Austin, Rowling Hall, 300 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Understand the ways in which your mind, personality, and social structures can degrade your decision-making.
The human mind isn’t wired to make high-quality decisions. Because of how our minds work, errors and pitfalls keep us and our colleagues from making decisions that add the most value. Understand how natural behavioral processes lead to biases, distortion and mistakes. Explore the preventive measures and techniques you can use to reduce these biases, improve individual decisions and enrich organizational decision processes. 
COST: $3,495. For more information and registration go to https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed/take-a-class/strategic-decision-and-risk-management/biases-in-decision-Making?utm_source=exact_target&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9.13.18%20-%20Product%20Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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Strategic Management
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Executive Education 
WHEN: October 25-26.
WHERE: The University of Texas at Austin, Rowling Hall, 300 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Enhance your ability to set and reach strategic and economic goals by equipping yourself with methods and frameworks proven to be successful.
Develop the skills and strategies to make strategic decisions and execute with confidence company-wide. Establish a solid foundation in managing strategically by reviewing current industry, corporate, divisional and product strategy frameworks. Apply these techniques through a series of in class simulations, case studies and current scenarios. Gain an in-depth knowledge of contemporary strategic frameworks and tools along with the skill to apply them immediately in your current work environment. 
COST: $2,950. For more information and registration go to https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed/take-a-class/strategy/strategic-management?utm_source=exact_target&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9.13.18%20-%20Product%20Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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Strategic Management
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Executive Education 
WHEN: May 9-10, 2019.
WHERE: The University of Texas at Austin, Rowling Hall, 300 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Enhance your ability to set and reach strategic and economic goals by equipping yourself with methods and frameworks proven to be successful.
Develop the skills and strategies to make strategic decisions and execute with confidence company-wide. Establish a solid foundation in managing strategically by reviewing current industry, corporate, divisional and product strategy frameworks. Apply these techniques through a series of in class simulations, case studies and current scenarios. Gain an in-depth knowledge of contemporary strategic frameworks and tools along with the skill to apply them immediately in your current work environment. 
COST: $2,950. For more information and registration go to https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/execed/take-a-class/strategy/strategic-management?utm_source=exact_target&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9.13.18%20-%20Product%20Email
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
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Webinar - Grant Funding for State and Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients and Contracts
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: October 4, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: When federal funding flows down to state and local governments, federal requirements for maintaining proper oversight of subgrantees and contractors do too.
Unfortunately, all-too-many state and local agency grantees still follow old rules. They have missed (or misunderstood) the myriad of changes the uniform guidance has made in what must—and must not—be done to stay in compliance. Without understanding what constitutes proper oversight of subrecipients, agencies risk violating requirements every time federal grant funds are used to procure goods and services.
Avoid violating requirements you may not even know exist. You will also examine where—and how—new requirements apply when funds are passed down to subgrantees and contractors. Plus, you will 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. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Grant-Funding-State-Local-Governments?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=5r1g4 
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, email: service@thompson.com.
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Last updated September 24, 2018