Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 2 Alert # 4 - February 26, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Four in Five Nonprofits Raised Same or More in 2018
A majority of nonprofits (54 percent) raised more money in 2018 than they did in 2017, while slightly more than a quarter (28 percent) raised about the same, an annual year-end survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals finds.
According to AFP's 2018 Year-End Fundraising Survey, only 18 percent of nonprofits reported a decline in revenues in 2018, while 78 percent of respondents said they raised the same or more in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.
Respondents to the survey were mixed on their feelings about the impact of the economy on their fundraising, with more than a third (36 percent) saying it had a positive impact on their fundraising, while a similar percentage (35 percent) indicated it had very little or no impact and a smaller percentage (29 percent) saying it negatively impacted their development efforts. In addition, many respondents reported receiving gifts from fewer donors in 2018, but with those who gave typically giving more. "We received distinctly fewer gifts in December compared to normal," said one respondent said. "This may be the combined effect of the tax changes and the stock market/economic news in December. The growth we achieved was mainly due to our launch of a new initiative."
The survey also asked about the impact of the comprehensive tax reform signed into law in December 2017, which, among other things, doubled the amount of the standard deduction. Approximately 54 percent of respondents said the tax changes had little or no impact on their fundraising, with 37 percent saying the changes had a negative impact and 9 percent saying the changes had a positive impact. A large majority (73 percent) of respondents also reported that very few or no donors expressed confusion or uncertainty about the tax changes, while 81 percent indicated that very few or no donors said they planned to delay their gift until 2019 or use a technique like gift "bundling" to maximize the benefit of the itemized charitable deduction.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 2/12/19icon

U.S. Colleges, Universities Raised $46.7 Billion in 2018
Contributions to U.S. colleges and universities reached a record $46.73 billion in fiscal year 2018, a 4.6 percent year-over-year increase on an inflation-adjusted basis, a report from the Voluntary Support of Education survey of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education finds.
Based on responses from 871 colleges and universities, the survey found that total estimated giving to U.S. institutions of higher education increased for the ninth consecutive year in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Since FY2009, charitable support of higher education institutions has increased 67.8 percent. Last year, contributions to colleges and universities were up in most donor categories, including alumni donations (4.3 percent, adjusted for inflation), non-alumni contributions (6.3 percent), foundation gifts (4.1 percent), and contributions from "other organizations" (10.7 percent) — which include donor-advised funds (DAFs), fundraising consortia, and religious organizations; corporate gifts fell slightly (0.5 percent), however. According to a sample of more than 400 institutions that provided data on contributions from donor-advised funds, total DAF dollars increased 65.8 percent, while the total number of contributions rose 18.8 percent and the average gift size was up 39.5 percent. The report's authors attribute the steep increase in DAF contributions in part to the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law halfway through the fiscal year, and in part to solid stock market gains in the first half of 2018. 
The report also found that giving to colleges and universities in FY18 increased across all institution types — including multiple campuses, research/doctoral, master's, baccalaureate, specialized, and associate's — as well as at both public and private institutions. For the third consecutive year, Harvard University ($1.418 billion) topped the list of the 20 institutions that raised the most — which collectively attracted 28 percent of the $46.7 billion total — followed by Stanford University ($1.097 billion); Columbia University ($1.009 billion); the University of California, Los Angeles ($786.65 million); the University of California, San Francisco ($730.27 million); and Johns Hopkins University ($723.6 million). Seven institutions reported gifts of at least $100 million, six of which also ranked among the top 20 institutions in terms of dollars raised.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 2/12/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Announcement of Availability of Funds for Replication of Programs Proven Effective through Rigorous Evaluation to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy, Behavioral Risk Factors Underlying Teenage Pregnancy, or Other Associated Risk Factors (Tier 1) Phase I: AH-TP1-19-001
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Unlisted amount for 30 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete list of eligible entities.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to replicate programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors.
CFDA: 93.297
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312883&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, 2/20/19icon 
Subject(s) adolescent health, prevention

Building Provider Capacity to Screen, Test, and Refer Disparate Populations with Prediabetes
SOURCE: American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/19/19.
$ AVAILABLE: ACPM and their collaborating partners on the project will provide technical assistance, resources and tools, and expertise to achieve the goals of the project. This is a multi-year funding opportunity contingent upon the availability of funds. It is anticipated to involve a 4-month start up period and continue for three years. Dedicated effort will be devoted to evaluation of the project for a defined time period following the end of the project.
ELIGIBILITY: In order to apply, a health care organization must:
* Already be a CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program provider or are referring patients to a community based provider that is recognized by CDC;
* Have an electronic medical record or another automated approach to support identifying patients with prediabetes and referring eligible patients;
* Have a patient population that includes African American and Hispanic women, the target population for this funding opportunity.
PURPOSE: The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has received funding from the Division of Diabetes Translation within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address prediabetes in vulnerable populations.
The purpose of this funding is to extend capacity building assistance to health care organizations to connect physicians/health professionals who are screening, testing and referring vulnerable populations at high risk to CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs supported by the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In addition, the health care organizations partnering with ACPM actively explore innovative approaches to improve program completion rates for these populations. The health care organizations will be asked to document and evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches used on participant retention and weight loss.
ACPM is collaborating with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) to enhance support for health care organizations to screen, test, and refer high-risk African American and Hispanic women within communities to a CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention program and strengthen community support to improve enrollment and retention in this lifestyle change program.
ACPM will provide up to three grants to health care organizations, over three years, to test and evaluate innovative approaches to:
* Screen and test patients from the targeted population at high-risk for prediabetes and refer these patients to a CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention program;
* Engage patients from the targeted population to enroll in the program and support the CDC-recognized organization in retaining participants for the duration of the program to achieve program goals;
* Address a social determinant of health that is an identified barrier to enrollment and retention in the program; and,
* Collect and report data on process and outcome measures relevant to experiences of the targeted population in achieving goals, and assess the impact of interventions taken.
ACPM and their collaborating partners on the project will provide technical assistance, resources and tools, and expertise to achieve the goals of the project. This is a multi-year funding opportunity contingent upon the availability of funds. It is anticipated to involve a 4-month start up period and continue for three years. Dedicated effort will be devoted to evaluation of the project for a defined time period following the end of the project.
CFDA: Not listed.
CONTACT: American College of Preventive Medicine, (202) 466-2044 x113, email: grants@acpm.org. For more information see https://www.acpm.org/page/dppawardproposals
From American College of Preventive Medicine email, 2/21/19icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-14-260): PAR-17-496
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 5/14/19 and 5/14/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. 
CFDA: 93.393, 93.273, 93.113, 93.242, 93.307; 93.279, 93.361, 93.121 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-496.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 2/20/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, minority health
 
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-14-260): PAR-17-464
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 5/14/19 and 5/14/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. 
CFDA: 93.393, 93.273, 93.113, 93.242, 93.307, 93.279, 93.121 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-464.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 2/20/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, minority health

OMH Hepatitis B Demonstration Grant Program: MP-CPI-19-001
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/13/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $500,000 for seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and nonprofit private entities and indigenous human resource providers in communities of color are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: Through this announcement, Office of Minority Health (OMH) seeks to develop Hepatitis B model programs that will end transmission of HBV (perinatal, children and adults) and reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to ongoing HBV infection. 
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308949&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, 2/20/19icon 
Subject(s) minority health, prevention

Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program: HRSA-19-096
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,335,000 for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for this NOFO must be states, political subdivisions of states, and Indian tribes and tribal organizations (for purposes of this section, as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)). Existing recipients or other entities within funded states will not be eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program is to promote behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs. 
CFDA: 93.110
CONTACT: Madhavi M. Reddy, (301) 443-0754, email: MReddy@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311864&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, 2/20/19icon 
Subject(s) adolescent health, mental health, telehealth

Systems-level Approach to Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-positive State Prison Inmates Released to the Community: CDC-RFA-PS19-1908
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/24/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,580,000 for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to States and, in consultation with the State health authority, political subdivisions of States that have the authority to conduct, and are directly funded by CDC to conduct, HIV surveillance. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this NOFO is to develop effective, sustainable, and replicable program models that support continuity of HIV medical care for people with HIV (PWH) released from state prisons into the community, with emphasis on linkage to and retention in community HIV medical care, adherence to HIV treatment, and suppression of HIV viral load.
CFDA: 93.941
CONTACT: Carolyn Leighton, email: CYG8@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311095&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, 2/20/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Association Accepting Applications for John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant
SOURCE: American Psychological Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must have a degree from an accredited university and be no more than 10 years postdoctoral.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association works to advance the role of psychological knowledge for the benefit of society by leveraging high-quality research, improving research standards and application, and disseminating knowledge through its networks.
To that end, the association currently is accepting applications from early-career psychologists who are researching serious emotional disturbance in children. In partnership with the John and Polly Sparks Foundation, the program seeks to advance science-based research in this area with the potential for broad-scale applicability nationwide. Through the program, APA will support research focused on early interventions as well as treatment.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career?tab=1
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Subject(s) medical research

Endometriosis Foundation of America Seeks Applications for Promising Research
SOURCE: Endometriosis Foundation of America 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers and scientists engaged in evidence-based endometriosis research leading to excellent clinical judgment and better outcomes for endometriosis patients.
PURPOSE: The Endometriosis Foundation of America (EndoFound) is dedicated to advancing disease recognition, advocacy, surgical training, and landmark endometriosis research. A critical educational resource for those impacted by endometriosis, it places particular emphasis on the crucial importance of early diagnosis and effective intervention.
Research is encouraged in the following areas: disease etiology, genetics, and pathology of the peritoneum; ovarian endometrioma, uterine adenomyosis, and deeply infiltrating endometriosis; epidemiology; defining risk populations with biomarkers; early diagnosis and adolescent endometriosis; co-morbidities; sub-fertility and infertility issues; excisional peritoneal surgery for tissue diagnosis and treatment; definitive surgery for deeply infiltrating endometriosis; psychosocial impact on quality of life; individual and societal economic impact; and prevention of prescription drug abuse.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.endofound.org/funding-opportunities
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Subject(s) medical research

International Union Against TB and Lung Disease Invites Applications for Public Health Prize
SOURCE: International Union Against TB and Lung Disease 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The award consists of a full fellowship to attend the Union World Conference on Lung Health (including full delegate badge, travel, accommodation, and per diem), a cash award of $2,000, and a certificate (presented at the conference). Honorees may request that the fellowship portion of the award be used for a delegate who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is accepting applications for the 2018 Karel Styblo Public Health Prize.
The annual prize honors the contributions of a health worker or a community organization to tuberculosis control over a period of 10 years or more.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.theunion.org/what-we-do/awards/the-karel-styblo-public-health-prize
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Subject(s) medical research

Kresge Foundation Accepting Applications for Climate Change, Health & Equity Initiative 
SOURCE: Kresge Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/19/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be awarded to as many as 15 community-based nonprofits working to implement solutions that address the links between climate change, health, and equity. To be eligible for a grant, programs must be rooted in racial equality and social justice.
PURPOSE: The Kresge Foundation works to expand opportunities for those living in America’s cities, including efforts to reduce the negative health consequences affiliated with climate change, which the foundation believes to be the greatest public health threat of the twenty-first century.
The initiative supports programs at the local, regional, and/or state level that have the potential to advance the adoption and implementation of climate mitigation, climate adaption, and climate resilience policies. Following a fourteen-month planning phase, up to 12 organizations will be invited to apply for multiyear implementation grants.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://kresge.org/library/request-proposals-community-based-climate-change-health-equity-strategy
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Subject(s) medical research

Muscular Dystrophy Association Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Program
SOURCE: Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for Letters of Intent is 4/1/19, with complete applications due by 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to three years in duration.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must be employed by an educational, medical, corporate, or research institution/organization and hold an MD, PhD, DSc, or equivalent degree. In addition, proposed trials and studies must be FDA-approved (if appropriate) and approved through an institutional review board. The foundation requests that interested candidates contact the appropriate scientific portfolio director prior to applying.
PURPOSE: Established in 1950 in Rye, New York, by a group of families deeply impacted by muscular dystrophy, the Muscular Dystrophy Association today works to drive scientific research and innovation in care to serve those impacted by neuromuscular disease.
In support of that mission, MDA is accepting applications for its clinical research program. Through the program, grants of up to three years in duration will be awarded to researchers focused on the understanding and treatment of neuromuscular disease, including natural history studies, clinical biomarker studies, outcome measure studies, non-interventional clinical research studies, and clinical trials of existing, approved, or repurposed drugs or non-drug interventions. The program also supports clinician-scientists in training, research networks, and travel costs to conferences.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.mda.org/science/funding-opportunities
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Subject(s) medical research

Neilsen Foundation Seeks Applications for Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Research - PSR Postdoctoral Fellowships 
SOURCE: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent must be received by 3/25/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 7/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree such as an MD, DVM, or PhD and be conducting research at a nonprofit academic and/or research institution or rehabilitation facility in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: Since 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of those impacted by spinal cord injuries. Inspired by its founder, Craig H. Neilsen, who suffered from a high-level spinal cord injury for more than twenty years (until his death in 2006), the foundation supports organizations that are driving creative scientific research, education, training, and innovative programing for those impacted by spinal cord injuries.
In support of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications through its Psychosocial Research portfolio. Dedicated to addressing the interlaced and complex biological, psychological, and social needs of those living with spinal cord injuries, the program encourages researchers to address the critical gaps of knowledge within the field in order to improve therapeutic interventions and disseminate best industry practices.
In the past, the foundation has emphasized research focused on improving the understanding of psychological and social factors that affect overall health and functioning; testing the capacity of rehabilitation interventions to address these factors; improving measurements of psychosocial risk factors, protective factors, processes and outcomes; and identifying critical gaps within this research area. The program supports both qualitative and quantitative research.
Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded to early-career researchers interested in specializing in spinal cord injuries. Applicants must have a mentor who is experienced in spinal cord injury-related psychosocial research and have attained a terminal degree within the past five years.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://chnfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PSR-2020-Application-Guide_Revised-FINAL.pdf
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Subject(s) medical research

Neilsen Foundation Seeks Applications for Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Research - PSR Pilot Grants 
SOURCE: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent must be received by 3/25/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 7/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree such as an MD, DVM, or PhD and be conducting research at a nonprofit academic and/or research institution or rehabilitation facility in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: Since 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of those impacted by spinal cord injuries. Inspired by its founder, Craig H. Neilsen, who suffered from a high-level spinal cord injury for more than twenty years (until his death in 2006), the foundation supports organizations that are driving creative scientific research, education, training, and innovative programing for those impacted by spinal cord injuries.
In support of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications through its Psychosocial Research portfolio. Dedicated to addressing the interlaced and complex biological, psychological, and social needs of those living with spinal cord injuries, the program encourages researchers to address the critical gaps of knowledge within the field in order to improve therapeutic interventions and disseminate best industry practices.
In the past, the foundation has emphasized research focused on improving the understanding of psychological and social factors that affect overall health and functioning; testing the capacity of rehabilitation interventions to address these factors; improving measurements of psychosocial risk factors, protective factors, processes and outcomes; and identifying critical gaps within this research area. The program supports both qualitative and quantitative research.
Grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded to pilot studies designed to test the feasibility of innovative methods, procedures, or data collection with the potential to lead to a larger-scale study.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://chnfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PSR-2020-Application-Guide_Revised-FINAL.pdf
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Subject(s) medical research

Neilsen Foundation Seeks Applications for Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial Research - PSR Studies and Demonstration Projects 
SOURCE: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent must be received by 3/25/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 7/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree such as an MD, DVM, or PhD and be conducting research at a nonprofit academic and/or research institution or rehabilitation facility in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: Since 2002, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of those impacted by spinal cord injuries. Inspired by its founder, Craig H. Neilsen, who suffered from a high-level spinal cord injury for more than twenty years (until his death in 2006), the foundation supports organizations that are driving creative scientific research, education, training, and innovative programing for those impacted by spinal cord injuries.
In support of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications through its Psychosocial Research portfolio. Dedicated to addressing the interlaced and complex biological, psychological, and social needs of those living with spinal cord injuries, the program encourages researchers to address the critical gaps of knowledge within the field in order to improve therapeutic interventions and disseminate best industry practices.
In the past, the foundation has emphasized research focused on improving the understanding of psychological and social factors that affect overall health and functioning; testing the capacity of rehabilitation interventions to address these factors; improving measurements of psychosocial risk factors, protective factors, processes and outcomes; and identifying critical gaps within this research area. The program supports both qualitative and quantitative research.
Grants of up to $400,000 over three years will be awarded to substantive studies that facilitate, expand, or improve practices that impact those living with spinal cord injuries, including studies that fill critical gaps, open new areas of research, or develop or evaluate interventions.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://chnfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/PSR-2020-Application-Guide_Revised-FINAL.pdf
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Subject(s) medical research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Applications for Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/19/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award as many as 10 awards of up to $420,000 comprising an annual stipend of $75,000 and an annual grant of $30,000 in support of the recipient’s research activities.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a physician, dentist, or nurse from an historically disadvantaged background (ethnic, financial or educational); be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and have completed or be in the process of completing their formal clinical training. Preference will be given to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training.
PURPOSE: The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who can serve as a model for others from similar backgrounds. The program defines the term "historically disadvantaged" to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and similar factors.
Through the program, the foundation will make four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to advancing their careers and achieving senior rank in their field; fostering the development of future leaders within their field; improving the health of underserved populations; and/or working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.amfdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CFA_MFD19_FINAL.pdf
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Subject(s) medical research


Events

Conflict Management
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: March 7, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This course is based on the last twenty years of psychological research on conflict management. We have incorporated this evidence-based research on effective conflict management behaviors into role-plays that challenge participants to identify and apply effective behaviors so that they can manage both types (e.g. approach-approach, avoidance-avoidance, and approach-avoidance) and sources (e.g. task, relationship, and process) of the eight most common conflicts at work (Hart, 2002). These are: conflicting resources, conflicting styles, conflicting perceptions, conflicting goals, conflicting pressures, conflicting roles, different personal values, and unpredictable policies. 
The conflict management behaviors taught and reinforced during this course are those that psychological research indicates are most effective for maintaining behavioral health and performance in the workplace and a version of this training has been used to train every astronaut candidate (e.g. scientists, physicians, engineers, pilots, and educators) from NASA, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, and the European Space Agency for the last decade.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636875460000000000/eventid/594/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Board Principles I - Effective Governance
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: March 19, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The “Effective Governance” session will cover 13 principles related to the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively. 
The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector and supported by BoardSource, developed “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice” in 2007. They identified 33 principles designed to guide board members and staff professionals of charitable organizations as they work to improve their own operations. The San Antonio Area Foundation is presenting these 33 principles over four sessions to be held quarterly throughout the year. The “Effective Governance” session will cover 13 principles related to the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively. Issues including board duties, structure, diversity, evaluation, strategic oversight and others will be reviewed. 
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636885828000000000/eventid/595/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Resource Information Lunch N'Learn
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: March 21, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a lunch n'learn to hear about the benefits and services the Area Foundation offers to nonprofits.
Bring your questions - and your lunch - and join us for an information session to learn about all the tools and resources the San Antonio Area Foundation offers to nonprofit organizations. From grant opportunities, to workshops, certifications and meeting space, we hope to answer all your questions and help your nonprofit organization become better equipped to fulfill your mission.
COST: Free - please bring your lunch. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636887646000000000/eventid/630/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Internal Controls 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: March 26, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This course will build your understanding of the ways in which policies, procedures and internal controls reduce risk in your organization.
This course will build your understanding of the ways in which policies, procedures and internal controls reduce the risk of a loss of funds and information by both employees and outsiders, and will help you identify when a loss may have taken place. Such losses can tarnish the reputation of an organization, affecting potential funding and staff and board recruitment.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636891876000000000/eventid/617/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243. 
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Last updated February 26, 2019