Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 1 Alert # 4 - January 29, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

2019 U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs 
Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to update the poverty guidelines at least annually, adjusting them on the basis of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The poverty guidelines are used as an eligibility criterion by Medicaid and a number of other Federal programs. The poverty guidelines issued here are a simplified version of the poverty thresholds that the Census Bureau uses to prepare its estimates of the number of individuals and families in poverty.
As required by law, this update is accomplished by increasing the latest published Census Bureau poverty thresholds by the relevant percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The guidelines in this 2019 notice reflect the 2.1 percent price increase between calendar years 2017 and 2018. After this inflation adjustment, the guidelines are rounded and adjusted to standardize the differences between family sizes. In rare circumstances, the rounding and standardizing adjustments in the formula result in small decreases in the poverty guidelines for some household sizes even when the inflation factor is not negative. In cases where the year-to-year change in inflation is not negative and the rounding and standardizing adjustments in the formula result in reductions to the guidelines from the previous year for some household sizes, the guidelines for the affected household sizes are fixed at the prior year's guidelines. As in prior years, these 2019 guidelines are roughly equal to the poverty thresholds for calendar year 2018 which the Census Bureau expects to publish in final form in September 2019.
The poverty guidelines continue to be derived from the Census Bureau's current official poverty thresholds; they are not derived from the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).

Poverty Guidelines for 2019
Persons in Family or Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii 
    
1$12,490$15,600$14,380 
2$16,910$21,130$19,460
3$21,330 $26,660$24,540 
4$25,750$32,190$29,620 
5$30,170$37,720$34,700 
6$34,590$43,250$39,780 
7$39,010$48,780$44,860 
8$43,430$54,310$49,940 
    
For each additional person, add$4,420 $5,530$5,080


Federal Register notice forthcoming. Publication is delayed due to temporary closure of federal offices.
For more information see https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation web site, accessed 1/23/19icon

U.S. Taxpayers Claimed $236 Billion in Charitable Deductions in 2016
Deductions for charitable giving claimed by more than 37 million U.S. taxpayers in 2016 totaled some $236 billion, or an average of $6,349, an analysis by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation finds. 
Based on Internal Revenue Service data, the organization also reported that the average charitable deduction in four states — Wyoming ($12,991), Arkansas ($10,935), Utah ($10,165), and South Dakota ($10,019) — exceeded $10,000, while the state with the lowest average deduction was Rhode Island, at $3,354, followed by Maine ($3,642), Hawai'i ($4,111), and New Jersey ($4,325). 
The organization estimates that as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017, which among other things doubled the value of the standard deduction, nearly thirty million households will be better off taking the standard deduction instead of itemizing their deductions. Lower marginal tax rates under the new law also mean that for those still taking itemized deductions, their charitable giving will be subsidized to a lesser extent.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News, 1/8/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Innovations in Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program: HRSA-19-061
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/8/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,860,000 for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible entities include any domestic public or private entity. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Innovations in Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities (DD) Program. The purpose of this program is to build on past HRSA programs (HRSA-16-048 and HRSA-13-207) to improve access to coordinated and integrated care for children with, or at risk for, ASD/DD and their families in medically underserved areas and populations.
CFDA: 93.877
CONTACT: Leticia Manning, (301) 443-8335, email: LManning@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307911&utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/23/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, disabilities, health care services, underserved populations

New Access Points: HRSA-19-080 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $50 million for 75 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Your organization must be a domestic public or private, nonprofit entity, as demonstrated in Attachment 11: Evidence of Nonprofit or Public Center Status. Tribes, tribal organizations, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 New Access Points (NAP) funding under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this funding is to provide operational support for new service delivery sites to improve the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by expanding access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost effective primary health care services. 
CFDA: 93.527
CONTACT: Allison Arnone, (301) 594-4300, email: bphcnap@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311957&utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/23/19icon 
Subject(s) health care services, underserved populations

Provocative Questions (PQs) in Cancer with an Underlying HIV Infection (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-CA-15-012): RFA-CA-19-032
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/1/19 and 7/3/20. Application: 8/1/19 and 8/3/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $4 million in FY 2021 to fund six to eight 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying HIV infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). These PQs are not intended to represent the full range of NCI's priorities in HIV/AIDS-related cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems and paradoxes in key areas of AIDS-related cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.
CFDA: 93.395; 93.393 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-032.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer research, HIV/STD research, HIV/STD services

Virtual Reality Tools to Enhance Evidence Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (R41/R42 - Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-19-032 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/20/19. Application: 3/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $1 million in FY 2019 to fund three to four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop and evaluate Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced technologies that will support SUD treatment and recovery, provide treatment alternatives for chronic pain, or serve as next generation Clinical Research Tools which leverage data from the VR experience and identify digital markers that model SUD and comorbid mental illness disorders. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-032.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research, technology
 
Virtual Reality Tools to Enhance Evidence Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-19-033 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/20/19. Application: 3/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2019 to fund six to eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop and evaluate Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced technologies that will support SUD treatment and recovery, provide treatment alternatives for chronic pain, or serve as next generation Clinical Research Tools which leverage data from the VR experience and identify digital markers that model SUD and comorbid mental illness disorders. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-033.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research, technology
 
Women’s HIV Epidemiology Cohort Studies (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-HD-18-018): RFA-HD-19-024
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/4/19. Application: 5/14/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2019: NICHD, $3.5 Million total costs, to support one to two awards; NIDCR, $500,000 total costs to support the same one to two 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: NICHD plans to establish new epidemiology cohort(s) of least 2000 participants to stimulate research on a wide range of HIV research hypotheses pertinent to reproductive age women. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support new and innovative epidemiology research in reproductive age women living with HIV. 
CFDA: 93.865, 93.121 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-19-024.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 1/17/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/STD research, women's health


Private Funding Opportunities

A Little Hope Offering Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants
SOURCE: A Little Hope 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Introductory e-mails are accepted year round. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant award amounts are based on the scope and budget of the project.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, applicants must e-mail (no telephone calls) the name of their program, website address, names of executive director and program director, and the location of the program. No other information is needed or will be processed. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community trained volunteers.
PURPOSE: A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.alittlehope.org/granting
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health, health promotion/wellness

Alport Syndrome Foundation Issues 2019 Request for Proposals
SOURCE: Alport Syndrome Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 2/8/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the RFP, two grants of up to $125,000 will be awarded in support of projects that aim to identity and investigate target pathways in disease progression and/or the development of means to improve early-stage, predictive diagnosis for Alport syndrome.
In addition, a grant of up to $100,000 will be awarded to a single project to re-purpose an FDA-approved drug to improve the current standard of care.
ELIGIBILITY: Early-stage investigators are encouraged to apply. There are no geographical limitations for this funding.
PURPOSE: Alport Syndrome is an inherited disease of the kidney that can also affect the inner ear (cochlea) and eye. It is caused by genetic mutations that affect the type IV collagen family of proteins. Type IV collagen is a major part of important tissue structures called basement membranes present in all tissues, including the kidney, inner ear, and eye.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://alportsyndrome.org/2019-request-proposals/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Psychiatric Association Invites Applications for Kempf Fund Award for Research in Psychobiological Psychiatry
SOURCE: American Psychiatric Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A $1,500 award will be made to the senior researcher, while $20,000 will support the research career development of a young research psychiatrist working in a mentor-trainee relationship with the award winner.
ELIGIBILITY: The annual award recognizes a senior researcher who has made a significant contribution to research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia as both a researcher and mentor.
PURPOSE: The American Psychiatric Association is inviting applications for its Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/awards-leadership-opportunities/awards/kempf-fund-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 1/18/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Psychological Association Accepting Applications for Pearsall Grant Program
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $10,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university and have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting applications for its Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant program.
Through the program, a single grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a graduate student or early-career psychologist whose work increases public understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy.
The program is designed to encourage a talented student to orient his/her career to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with visible disabilities; develop strategies to improve public understanding of the psychological pain and stigma felt by individuals with visible physical disability in order to reduce harmful misconceptions; and encourage dissemination of his/her findings to the public, expressly through media.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearsall.aspx?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Barclay-Giel Seed Grants
SOURCE: U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Officers Foundation (COF) for the Advancement of Public Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum grant amount is $10,000. The typical grant amount will be about $5,000. COF may elect to provide less than the full amount requested. All the grant-awarded funds must be used by 6/30/20, and there is no opportunity for additional or continuation grant funds for the same grant.
ELIGIBILITY: Any nonprofit entity whose primary mission is addressing one or more public health issues.
PURPOSE: The grants are open to all areas of public health. However, areas of prime interest for this grant cycle are the Surgeon General's Priorities. These include Opioids and Addiction, Tobacco, Community Health and Economic Prosperity, Health and National Security, Oral Health, and Emerging Public Health Threats. Some funds will be set aside for these areas of prime interest. Funds may be used for any type of public health project and may include such things as community initiatives, strategic public health plans, or "proof of concept" intervention projects. We encourage applicants to consider how projects may support Healthy People 2020 Topics and Objectives.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.phscof.org/seed-grants.html?utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/23/19icon 
Subject(s) public health

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Announces Funding Opportunity for Psychosocial Research 
SOURCE: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The foundation will accept LOIs from 2/119 to 3/25/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 7/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Award amounts will range between $150,000 and $400,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization which conducts research that addresses psychological and social factors affecting health, functioning, and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries.
PURPOSE: Established in 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has evolved into the largest private funder of spinal cord injury research, rehabilitation, and clinical training in the United States. The foundation funds scientific research (preclinical, translational, clinical, and psychosocial); opportunity and independence programs; scholarships for students with SCI; postdoctoral and SCI medicine fellowships; and other projects designed to support the SCI community in the United States and Canada.
To advance this mission, the foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Psychosocial Research grants program. A goal of the program is to identify and prioritize critical gaps in the psychosocial field and help develop interventions that improve the health of and quality of life for individuals with SCI across the lifespan. Funding categories range from postdoctoral fellowships to pilot and demonstration project grants.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://chnfoundation.org/psychosocial-research/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 1/18/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Health Effects Institute Accepting Applications for Air Pollution Research
SOURCE: Health Effects Institute 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Preliminary applications must be received no later than 4/15/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Each award will be up to $150,000 per year, with a maximum of $450,000 over three years. The funds can be used to provide salary support for the investigator and supporting junior personnel as well as operating costs, including supplies and equipment.
ELIGIBILITY: Scientists of any nationality holding a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, or DrPH degree or equivalent are eligible to apply. At the time of application, the candidate should have two to seven years of research experience after obtaining the highest degree and must be in an assistant professor or equivalent position in an academic or research institution.
PURPOSE: The Health Effects Institute is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.
As part of its mission, HEI established the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award to provide funding for outstanding investigators who are beginning their independent research careers. By providing financial support for investigators at an early point in their careers, the institute hopes to encourage highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.healtheffects.org/research/funding/rosenblith-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 1/18/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Applications for Clinical Scholars Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/13/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The total award to the grantee organization will be up to $105,000 per team member for the three-year fellowship program. Teams may be between two and five individuals. For example, the award for a three-member team would be for a total of up to $315,000. The size of the team may not increase during the grant term. This amount includes grant funds to support the ongoing participation for all team members for all three years, including salary support, project funding, and project travel.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an organization based in the United States or its territories. In addition, applicant organizations must assemble an interprofessional team of two to five members representing different health professions. Teams may consist of members from within the same or across different organizations. Teams may have a history of working together or be newly formed to address the wicked problem impact project.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for its Clinical Scholars program, a three-year leadership program for clinically active healthcare providers and practitioners.
The program aims to provide participants with the opportunity to build and develop the unique skills they need to lead communities and organizations toward a Culture of Health. Strong applicants include a team that will bring a knowledge of and experience in the art and science of health care services, a unique perspective as providers in health and health care systems, and understand the special professional status and relationship with patients and communities.
CONTACT: Melissa Green, (919) 843-3304, email: clinical.scholars@unc.edu. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/clinical-scholars.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/13/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $350,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must apply to the IRL program as a team. Each team must be consist of three individuals, including two researchers and one community partner. Researchers are people with a terminal degree in their field (e.g., PhD) or who have extensive research or evaluation experience. Researchers from diverse disciplinary and demographic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The IRL program encourages researchers from fields that traditionally do not study health, or researchers who do not have prior direct experience in health research, to apply.
Community partners are defined as individuals with close ties to a community of interest. These individuals must have the potential to take action on the issue themselves or have relationships with entities that can.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for it 2019 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program.
Through the program, grants of up to $350,000 will be awarded to teams of researchers and community members who are committed to working together to produce community-relevant action-oriented research that leads to improvements in health and well-being.
The broad goal of the IRL program is to produce diverse interdisciplinary leaders who conduct and apply high-quality, equity-focused health research in order to drive improvements in the health of communities. Accordingly, the program will recruit and select a diverse cohort of mid-career researchers and community members to become IRL program fellows.
Each cohort of fellows will participate in a three-year program. During that time, fellows will receive leadership training, the opportunity for cutting-edge research method exploration, mentoring, networking opportunities, and fellowship and research funds so that they may better effect change and become the next generation of leaders in population health and health-equity research. 
CONTACT: Mandy LaBreche, (844) 210-9072, email: ResearchLeaders@umn.edu. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/interdisciplinary-research-leaders.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/24/19icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Executive Sessions 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: February 7, 2 to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit executives face enormous challenges—internally and externally—and finding peers for counsel, solace, and support can be difficult.
Enter Executive Sessions, a monthly workshop of nonprofit Executive Directors offering a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability, and support in a group setting to sharpen your skills and support your leadership. Our focus is on your success.
Together, Barry Silverberg and Tara Levy have more than 60 years of experience as nonprofit leaders, practitioners, and educators, and will lead and mentor participants throughout the 9-month program. Executive Sessions helps you with creative ideas, problem solving, and wise decision-making.
In each session, we will learn about best practices and trends in nonprofit management, using participants’ success stories and challenges as real-time case studies. Triumphs are applauded (loudly!), and problems are tackled (compassionately!) through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking, guided by the group facilitators.
The content of each two-hour session will run the gamut from working with staff, board, and volunteers to budgeting and financial management, and specific topics will be incorporated based on a pre-class assessment of participants. This assessment will also serve as a benchmark for personal growth, as each participant will meet independently with Barry or Tara at three points during the series to prioritize individual’s growth plans.
The group requires commitment, confidentiality, and the willingness to support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion.
COST: $1,500. For more information and registration go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event/executive-sessions/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College web site, accessed 1/25/19icon

Grant Writing Certificate 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: February 25 - March 1, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
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: $750. For more information and registration go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event/grant-writing-certificate/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College web site, accessed 1/25/19icon

Cultural Effectiveness 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: March 29, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: “Diversity” has become something of a dirty word in the USA due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious training practices. This practical, interactive workshop will help both willing and skeptical participants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about and why they are so important in the nonprofit environment, for their organization, for their internal and external counterparts and for themselves. They will then learn why and how people work and communicate in different ways and begin practicing how to relate to others more effectively in future.
Participants will:
* Learn what it means to be diverse, inclusive and culturally competent in the nonprofit environment and why it is important for our community, our organizations and us as individuals.
* Understand how their and others’ personal values, behaviors and communication styles are determined by a mixture of different cultural factors.
* Begin practicing how to work and communicate with people from other cultures more effectively in future.
COST: Please see URL for cost information. For more information and registration go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event/cultural-effectiveness/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: March 29, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: We live in fractured times in which many people have trouble even having civil conversations with others, whether it is across the political divide or work colleagues or family members or even noisy neighbors.
This practical, interactive half-day workshop, led by ACC adjunct faculty member and communications expert, Jeremy Solomons, will help participants to:
* Reconnect with their own deep values and their sense of what is important, fair and right. 
* Learn some pragmatic models for having meaningful conversations and resolving conflict with others.
* Begin practicing new skills via small group role play with immediate peer feedback.
COST: Please see URL for cost information. For more information and registration go to http://sites.austincc.edu/npo/event/difficult-conversations-during-difficult-times/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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