Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 4 Alert # 2 - April 9, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Study Finds Gender Differences in Giving Across Racial Groups
Gender differences in charitable giving patterns appear consistent across racial/ethnic groups, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
Based on data from the Philanthropy Panel Study and the U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy, the report, Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, found that for all racial/ethnic groups in the study — African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latin Americans, and white Americans — single women were more likely than single men, and married and cohabiting couples were more likely than either single men or single women, to give to charity. The gap between single men and single women was largest among Asian Americans (26.3 percent vs. 56.5 percent) and smallest among Hispanic/Latin Americans (25.4 percent vs. 28.7 percent).
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the study also found that while a majority of high-net-worth households across all racial/ethnic groups gave to charity, wealthy African Americans were more likely to give (91.6 percent) than were wealthy Asian (84 percent), Hispanic/Latin (87.7 percent), or white (89.8 percent) Americans. When factors that affect giving, including income, wealth, education, and household size, were taken into consideration, there was no statistically significant relationship between race/ethnicity and giving as a percentage of income. According to the report, households across all racial/ethnicity groups gave to similar causes, with religious organizations and basic needs as the top two issue areas, among both general-population households and high-net-worth households. 
The study did find racial/ethnic differences in formal volunteering rates, with white (37.7 percent) and Asian Americans (37.4 percent) in the general population more likely to volunteer than were African-American (26.2 percent) and Hispanic/Latin (25.2 percent). The report notes, however, that there are various reasons why people might volunteer informally instead of formally with a nonprofit organization. What's more, among the wealthy, Hispanic/Latin individuals (60.2 percent) were more likely to volunteer than were white Americans (48.3 percent), African Americans (45.4 percent), or Asian Americans (38.9 percent).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 3/26/19icon

Global Impact Investing Market Tops $500 Billion
The global impact investing market topped $500 billion in assets under management at the end of 2018, a report from the Global Impact Investing Network finds.
According to the report, Sizing the Impact Investing Market, more than thirteen hundred organizations currently hold impact investing assets worldwide, of which roughly a fifth (21 percent) are foundations — the second biggest segment after asset managers (64 percent). The remaining 15 percent includes banks and diversified financial institutions, family offices, pension funds and insurance companies, and nongovernmental organizations.
While the amount of impact investments held by organizations is relatively modest, with about half managing less than $29 million each, several organizations manage more than $1 billion each, with the average amount under management roughly $452 million. And when looking at assets under management by organization, foundations represent only 2 percent of the $502 billion in total.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 4/2/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Advancing Biomarker Discovery and Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Active TB Disease Detection in HIV-1 Infected and Exposed Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AI-19-036 
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/30/19. Application: 7/30/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $3.08 million in FY 2020 to fund four to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The objective of this announcement is to advance non-sputum-based tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics for use in HIV-1 infected and HIV-1 exposed uninfected children (HEU) for improved, simplified, rapid and decentralized diagnosis of TB disease. This opportunity will support discovery and validation of novel biomarkers useful for TB diagnosis or the development/optimization and early validation of novel TB diagnostic technologies.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-19-036.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 4/4/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-14-321): PAR-18-307
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for complete deadline information. Expires 11/16/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research aimed at developing multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socioecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. 
CFDA: 93.213; 93.273; 93.279; 93.393; 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-307.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/3/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research

Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-14-315): PAR-18-324
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for complete deadline information. Expires 11/5/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. 
CFDA: 93.213; 93.273; 93.279; 93.307; 93.393; 93.865; 93.866 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-324.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/3/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research

Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PA-18-010): PA-18-856 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted to this FOA may include development of: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including children and older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods/modeling to improve assessment and/or to correct for measurement errors or biases; methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors. 
CFDA: 93.847, 93.393, 93.399, 93.273, 93.213, 93.307 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-856.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/3/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research, nutrition/food service
 
Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PA-18-012): PA-18-857 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications submitted to this FOA may include development of: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups, including children and older adults; improved technology or applications of existing technology; statistical methods/modeling to improve assessment and/or to correct for measurement errors or biases; methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors. 
CFDA: 93.847, 93.393, 93.399, 93.273, 93.361, 93.307 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-857.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/3/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research, nutrition/food service
 
Fundamental Science Research on Mind and Body Approaches (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-322 
SOURCE: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications (R01) to investigate the fundamental science of mind and body approaches, including mind/brain-focused practices (e.g., meditation, hypnosis), body-based approaches (e.g., acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation/mobilization), meditative exercise (e.g., yoga, tai chi, qi gong), art and music therapies, or integrative approaches combining several components. Studies of pharmacologic approaches exclusively are not included in the scope of this FOA.
CFDA: 93.213
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-322.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/3/19icon 
Subject(s) medical research

Fundamental Science Research on Mind and Body Approaches (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-323 
SOURCE: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications (R01) to investigate the fundamental science of mind and body approaches, including mind/brain-focused practices (e.g., meditation, hypnosis), body-based approaches (e.g., acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation/mobilization), meditative exercise (e.g., yoga, tai chi, qi gong), art and music therapies, or integrative approaches combining several components. Studies of pharmacologic approaches exclusively are not included in the scope of this FOA.
CFDA: 93.213
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-323.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/3/19icon 
Subject(s) medical research

Novel RNAs in Virology (including HIV) and Immune Regulation: Basic Science and Therapeutic Discovery (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-19-237 
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/22.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic science research, from early exploratory studies to therapeutic discovery and development, in novel biologically active viral and/or host RNAs involved in virology (including HIV biology) and immune regulation.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-237.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 4/4/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative): MP-CPI-19-002 
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: An unspecified amount for 14 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and nonprofit private entities and indigenous human resource providers in communities of color are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas. 
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314361&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health email, 4/4/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health promotion/wellness, minority health, nutrition/food service, underserved populations


Private Funding Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Invites Proposals to Advance Digital Biomarkers for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the ADDF Funding Portal by 5 pm on 6/7/19. Full proposals (invitation only) are due 8/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE Section. 
ELIGIBILITY: The RFP is open to researchers and clinicians worldwide at academic medical centers, universities, nonprofits, and biotechnology companies. Existing companies and new spinouts are both eligible, and industry partnerships are strongly encouraged. 
PURPOSE: As part of its Diagnostics Accelerator program, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has announced a new initiative that aims to fast-track the development of digital biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
The Diagnostics Accelerator program was created in July 2018 with initial funding commitments totaling nearly $35 million from a variety of partners, including ADDF co-founder Leonard Lauder, Bill Gates, the Dolby family, and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. Since its inception, the program has welcomed additional funders, including the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and, most recently, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, bringing current program funding to nearly $50 million.
Through this RFP, ADDF seeks proposals for the development and validation of digital biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Digital biomarkers are defined as objective, quantifiable physiological and behavioral data that are collected, measured, and analyzed by means of digital devices such as portables, wearables, or ambient sensors. They can range from computerized or app-based versions of traditional neurocognitive tests to novel technology platforms that combine multiple complex data sources into a phenotypic signature.
Proposals addressing a range of potential clinical uses are of interest, especially technologies for early assessment and those aiding in diagnosis and monitoring treatment response or rate of disease progression. Creative approaches that leverage new and existing software and hardware are encouraged. The use of the digital technology should be driven by 1) an unmet patient or scientific need for a better assessment; and/or 2) providing a more cost-effective, efficient, and less burdensome approach to diagnosis and monitoring in clinical practice and clinical trials.
Symptom domains of interest include but are not limited to cognition (e.g., memory, processing speed, executive function, or geolocation); speech and language (e.g., written text or vocal features); activities of daily living (instrumental basic activities or higher-order activities); motor function (e.g., gait, body motion, or fine motor skills, including tapping, swiping, and tracing on touchscreens); sensory acuity (e.g., hearing, smell); affect (e.g., mood, facial expression); sleep patterns and characteristics; occulomotor (e.g., eye movement); pain assessment; and/or autonomic nervous function (e.g., heart rate, galvanic skin response).
Three project stages will be supported through this RFP:
Exploratory awards — Awards of awarded up to $250,000 (based on stage and scope of research) will support pilot studies that aim to test the utility of an existing digital technology for the first time in Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia population. Projects should already have preliminary human data from another disease indication. Only proposals with evidence demonstrating that the technology or prototype can reliably capture, process, store, and transfer data from a clinical population will be considered. A limited number of awards will be considered in this category.
Proof-of-principle awards — Awards of up to $500,000 (based on stage and scope of research) will support projects that demonstrate feasibility and/or verify that a certain approach has potential for use in Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. Preliminary data from human subjects with the proposed indication is expected and must demonstrate that the technology or prototype is capable of the reliable capture, processing, storage, and transfer of valid data to test in the clinical population.
Validation awards — These awards will support projects that require testing at a larger scale as well as access to patients of varying demographic diversity to demonstrate clinical relevance. The technology must be verified and validated, and data quantifying the accuracy, precision, consistency, and uniformity of the technology must be provided. Applicants will be required to address scalability considerations, clinical integration plans, and anticipated regulatory considerations and commercialization. Data sharing policies and standards, intellectual property restrictions, and standard operating procedures should be well defined. Validation studies should prioritize comparisons using existing gold standard approaches to diagnose and monitor such as neuroimaging and/or CSF measurements, as well as clinical tests such as cognition, but this is dependent on the context of use. These studies will require a comprehensive experimental plan with larger sample size (e.g. 500-1000+ subjects based on power analyses). Award amounts will be based on the stage and scope of the research.
All proposals will be evaluated on scientific and technical merit, level of innovation, and investigator and organizational capabilities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/digital-biomarkers
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Nurses Foundation Accepting Applications for 2019 Nursing Research Grants
SOURCE: American Nurses Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: In all categories, the principal investigator must be a licensed registered nurse who has obtained at least one degree in nursing at the baccalaureate level or higher. Co-investigators and other team members may be non-nurses as long as the proposal is a nursing research project. Non-U.S. nurses are eligible to serve as principal investigator; however, if the study involves human subjects, IRB approval from a U.S. university, agency, or country of origin, as well as from each site where the study or portions of the study will be conducted, is required.
PURPOSE: The American Nurses Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Research Grants program.
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded to beginning and experienced nurse researchers in support of studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient outcomes. The foundation encourages qualitative or quantitative research that address topics in the areas of nursing leadership, the evaluation of impacts, nursing roles, and opportunities. The foundation also welcomes proposals for research related to nurses’ self-care, resiliency, quality of life, nutrition, and activity.
The foundation defines a beginning nurse researcher as one who has had no more than $15,000 in extramural funding in a research area, and an experienced nurse researcher as one who has received more than $15,000 as a principal investigator since his or her last degree.
There are numerous award categories in which applications will be considered.
A non-refundable fee of $100 is required to apply.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://nrg.confex.com/nrg/2019/cfp.cgi
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research, nursing

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Invites Proposals for Projects with Multicultural Focus
SOURCE: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/3/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded through the program, with the average award for individuals ranging between $7,000 and $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include clinical and/or school-based speech, language, and hearing programs; university programs; state speech, language, and hearing associations; and related professional organizations. In addition, an ASHA member must serve as director of the project.
PURPOSE: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recognizes the importance of acknowledging and appropriately responding to cultural and linguistic influences across the speech-language-hearing discipline.
To advance that mission, the association is currently accepting proposals with a multicultural focus that address cultural and linguistic diversity issues related to professionals and persons with communications disorders and differences. Multicultural focus, as defined by the association, includes issues dealing with race, ethnicity, language, gender or gender identification, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and ability. The association has a particular interest in proposals that respond to one of the two objectives laid out by its Strategic Pathway to Excellence: 1) increase the diversity of the membership, 2) and/or increase ASHA members’ cultural competence.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.asha.org/practice/multicultural/funding/rfp/#fund
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Invites Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/13/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $125,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an independent investigator. Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are welcome to apply. International applicants and institutions are required to submit additional information in accordance with the USA Patriot Act and the U.S. Department of Treasury Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is to find a cure for cystic fibrosis and provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.
In support of its mission, CFF is accepting applications for basic science research grants. Through the program, grants of up to $125,000 per year (plus 8 percent for indirect costs) for up to two years will be awarded in support of research dedicated to uncovering new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis. Consideration also will be given to projects that provide insight that may contribute to the advancement of new cystic fibrosis prevention and treatment strategies.
Proposals must be hypothesis driven and include enough preliminary data to justify support from the foundation.
Research priorities include the molecular characterization of CFTR mutations other than F508del; direct and indirect influences of CFTR modulation on the airway milieu, including resident pathogens, inflammation and inflammatory cell function, mucin structure (tethered and secreted), airway surface liquid (ASL), and mucociliary clearance (MCC); novel means for restoring CFTR function, mechanisms associated with nonsense mutations, and means to overcome them, specifically mRNA stability and translational regulation; biological mechanisms involved in lung allograft dysfunction/rejection and transplant immunology; improved understanding of acquisition, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and treatment approaches for difficult to treat CF infections (i.e., NTM, MDR Pseudomonas, MRSA, Aspergillus); approaches to understanding and treating CF-related GI complications and the impact of nutritional deficiencies; and the effects of endocrine system dysfunction in CF, including Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.cff.org/Research/Researcher-Resources/Awards-and-Grants/Research-Awards/Research-Grants-Policies-and-Guidelines.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Gerber Foundation Accepting Applications for Research Awards
SOURCE: Gerber Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers are due by 5/15/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal by 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Novice researchers follow the same process as regular grants and are limited to no more than $20,000 in total. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. (Public universities are included in this definition.) With few exceptions, organizations must have their principal operations in the United States.
PURPOSE: The Gerber Foundation is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for infants and young children, with a focus on children under the age of three.
Of particular interest to the foundation are projects offering substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad and general applicability.
Research focus areas identified by the foundation include:
Pediatric Health — Projects that promote health and/or the prevention or treatment of disease. Of particular interest to the foundation are applied research projects focused on reducing the incidence of neonatal and early childhood illnesses, or those aimed at improving the cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development.
Pediatric Nutrition — Projects that ensure adequate nutrition for infants and young children, including applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes.
Environmental Hazards (nutrient competitors) — Projects that document the impact of, or ameliorate the effects of, environmental hazards on the growth and development of infants and young children.
The foundation's Research program supports new diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, or less invasive; new treatment regimens that are novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, and/or provide optimal dosing; preventative measures; the assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.); and risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.
Through the program, the foundation supports projects that will result in "new" information, treatments, or tools with the potential to effect a change in practice. The foundation rarely funds projects focused on sharing current information with parents or caregivers.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.gerberfoundation.org/how-to-apply/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Hillman Foundation Seeks Proposals for Innovative Nursing-Driven Interventions
SOURCE: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 4/29/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 7/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates include organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not classified as a private foundation; international organizations that are equivalent to a 501(c)(3) and that are submitting a project focused on the U.S.; government entities; and faith-based organizations that welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief.
PURPOSE: With the goal of improving patient care in hospitals, clinics, homes, and communities, the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation supports nurse-led healthcare innovation and research. Drawing on its knowledge of the unique and important role played by nurses, the foundation believes it has valuable insights with respect to relevant modes of research and alternative models that can lead to more equitable patient-centered health care.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Emergent Innovation Program, which seeks to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions targeting the needs of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, and those experiencing homelessness. Through the program, grants of $50,000 will be awarded in support of early stage (untested or minimal-evidence) innovations that address health and healthcare problems in new ways.
Priority will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following: the engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and/or community organizations; inter-professional or multidisciplinary collaboration; institutional and community partnerships; the provision of care in non-hospital settings; and measurable goals and outcomes.
The foundation believes that transformative ideas are as likely to come from small community care settings as they are from major academic research centers and thus supports innovations from a range of institutions, care settings, and practitioners (including postdocs, adjunct faculty, and interdisciplinary faculty).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.rahf.org/documents/website/2019_HEI_RFP_20190315.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research, nursing

Kresge Foundation Launches New Funding Opportunity to Improve Housing Affordability, Health Outcomes in U.S. Cities
SOURCE: Kresge Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested applicants must register through Kresge’s online application system (Fluxx) by 4/29/19. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on 5/7/19. Applications will only be accepted through the Fluxx portal.
$ AVAILABLE: Project support includes one-year planning grants of $100,000 or two-year implementation grants of $400,000 ($200,000 per year). General operating support includes two-year implementation grants of $400,000 ($200,000 per year).
ELIGIBILITY: To be competitive, proposals should address social determinants of health; have a strong community and equity focus; include partners from the health and housing fields (and ideally partners from additional sectors); and incorporate community-level engagement and decision-making at the policy and/or practice level focused on solutions to one or more health and housing issues.
PURPOSE: With the aim of supporting innovative, community-generated, multi-sectoral solutions that improve health outcomes and housing affordability and quality in communities across the country, the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program has announced a new $2 million funding opportunity to advance health equity through housing. 
Under this RFP, the foundation seeks to identify and accelerate community-led policy and system changes that reduce displacement, segregation, and gentrification; support innovative funding strategies that better connect housing and health sectors; and recognize multi-sectoral partnerships that preserve and increase the supply of stable housing as a crucial way to improve health, well-being, and health equity in low-income communities.
Applicants may apply for either project support or general operating support.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://kresge.org/library/request-proposals-advancing-health-equity-through-housing
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, housing/homeless

Lalor Foundation Accepting Applications for Reproductive Health Programs
SOURCE: Lalor Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept papers are due by 5/1/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. The online portal will open one month prior to the concept paper deadline.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants awarded through the program typically range between $10,000 and $35,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While projects may take place outside the U.S., only organizations based in the U.S. are eligible to receive a grant.
PURPOSE: Through its Anna Lalor Burdick Program, the Lalor Foundation seeks to empower young women and enhance their opportunities in life through education about healthy reproduction.
The program supports organizations that offer comprehensive, innovative, and unbiased sexual and reproductive health education to young women. The foundation is particularly interested in programs serving young women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors with potential to lead to inadequate sexual and reproductive health.
Priority will be given to new programs, initiatives, or innovations within already-successful programs. Programs at new or grassroots organizations capable of giving excellent services also will be considered.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://lalorfound.org/anna-lalor-burdick-program/application-guidelines/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research, women's health


Events

Webinar - Subrecipients in Grant Projects: Avoid Common Pitfalls and Maximize the Partnership to Achieve Outcomes
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: April 18, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: When you agree to join a grant project as a subrecipient, your vision is to play a meaningful, vital role in achieving the grant outcomes. Too often, however, subrecipients enter into an agreement without realizing what obligations, expectations and pitfalls exist. They fail to recognize red flags in the agreement that signal possible problems with the prime recipient, including overreach. Why risk your success? Let an expert show you how to get ahead of potential issues and build the productive relationship necessary for achieving the outcome you envision.
Identify potential issues before you enter an agreement. You’ll learn how to clarify your obligations and spot (and correct) issues such as possible misdirection and overreach before you’re locked in to an agreement. Plus, you’ll 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/Subrecipients-in-Grant-Projects-Avoid-Common-Pitfalls-2019?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=gfa15 
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789.
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Webinar - Data Mining for Grants 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: April 16, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: How will you justify that superbly written grant proposal? How can you substantiate significant progress? Evidence plays a critical role in today’s performance-focused grants environment. Unfortunately, gathering that evidence can mean slogging through internet dead ends, outdated information, sales pitches disguised as facts and sites that are just a pure waste of time. But what if finding compelling information weren’t so hard? What if you could assess a website’s validity before you use its content? And what if you could cut hours from mining timely, relevant and compelling data for your next grant proposal or progress report? Here's how. 
Avoid dead-end searches and less-than-credible sites. You’ll learn how to cut hours from research time by connecting with the respected demographic, socioeconomic, best practice, health, education, workforce or other information. Plus, you’ll 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/Data-Mining-for-Grants-2019?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=Eor05
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789.
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