Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 4 Alert # 4 - April 23, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

DSHS Now Accepting Texas EMS Award Nominations
Texas EMS Award nominations are being accepted until September 27 by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). 
Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a person or organization that best exemplifies what the Texas EMS/Trauma system has to offer.
Winners are announced at the Texas EMS Conference Awards Luncheon in November. 
Visit https://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/conference.shtm for submission information.
From DSHS email, 4/17/19icon

Transparency of Development Organizations Improving
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), a global effort aimed at improving the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results, has announced that the number of organizations reporting their development and humanitarian spending jumped by more than 45 percent in 2018, and that those organizations have increased their spending by a total of $7 billion since 2017, to $152 billion.
In its annual report, IATI noted that at the end of 2018 more than 900 donor governments, development finance institutions, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and private sector organizations had reported their spending to IATI, which provides detailed information on resource flows, projects, and results achieved in developing countries.
According to the watchdog group, the increases were due to two factors: stepped-up humanitarian reporting, and NGO reporting requirements imposed by donors. In the former category, major donors and implementers, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the UN High Commission for Refugees, began reporting their aid to IATI in 2018, honoring the transparency commitments they made as part of the Grand Bargain Agreement at the UN World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. And in the reporting requirement category, the government of Belgium introduced mandatory rules requiring the aid organizations it funds to report their spending to IATI, following similar moves by the governments of the United Kingdom (in 2012) and the Netherlands (in 2016). The rules that took effect in April 2018 led to the publication of aid by Belgian NGOs on more than 400 projects across 44 countries.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News by Candid email, 4/9/19icon
 
CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide
The Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide has been updated on the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) website. To see what sections are affected in the March 2019 edition, refer to the version control page within the Guide.
The Guide is meant as a tool for grant applicants and grant recipients. It is important to remember that agency policy is set through the official rulemaking process, as required by state law. CPRIT’s administrative rules can be found in Chapters 701-703 of the Texas Administrative Code. If there are conflicting provisions, CPRIT’s administrative rules, statute, and contract supersede the Guide.
From CPRIT email, 4/12/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Accelerating Medicine Partnership in Parkinson’s Disease (AMP PD) Unbiased Proteomics Biofluid Analysis (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-NS-19-028 
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/29/19. Application: 5/29/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke intends to commit up to $3.4 million in FY19 to fund one award.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the announcement is to support unbiased proteomics analysis of matched longitudinal CSF and plasma samples from Accelerating Medicine Partnership in Parkinson's disease (AMP PD) cohorts using a data independent acquisition (DIA) mass spectrometry platform, with the ultimate goal of identifying PD biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and progression. 
CFDA: 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-028.html
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Subject(s) medical research

BRAIN Initiative: Secondary Analysis and Archiving of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-MH-20-120 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/6/19. Application: 9/6/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund eight awards in FY2020.
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 secondary analysis of the large amounts of existing data related to the BRAIN Initiative. The data do not need to be held in one of the funded BRAIN Initiative data archives, but the data must be held in a data archive that is readily accessible to the research community. Support will be provided for innovative analysis of relevant existing datasets using conventional or novel analytic methods, data science techniques, and machine learning approaches. Support may also be requested to prepare and submit existing data into any of the BRAIN Initiative data archives. Investigators should not underestimate the time and effort that may be necessary to curate or harmonize data.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.867, 93.866, 93.273, 93.286, 93.865, 93.173, 93.213, 93.279, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-120.html
From NIH web site, accessed 4/17/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-MH-18-505): RFA-MH-20-135 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/27/19 and 8/30/20. Application: 9/27/19 and 9/30/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund three to seven awards in FY2020.
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 Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate tools and resources to facilitate the detailed analysis of brain microconnectivity. Novel and augmented techniques are sought that will ultimately be broadly accessible to the neuroscience community for the interrogation of microconnectivity in healthy and diseased brains of model organisms and humans. Development of technologies that will significantly drive down the cost of connectomics would enable routine mapping of the microconnectivity on the same individuals that have been analyzed physiologically, or to compare normal and pathological tissues in substantial numbers of multiple individuals to assess variability. Advancements in both electron microscopy (EM) and super resolution light microscopic approaches are sought. Applications that propose to develop approaches that break through existing technical barriers to substantially improve current capabilities are highly encouraged. Proof-of-principle demonstrations and/or reference datasets enabling future development are welcome, as are improved approaches for automated segmentation and analysis strategies of neuronal structures in EM images.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.867, 93.866, 93.273, 93.286, 93.865, 93.173, 93.213, 93.279, 93.853 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-135.html
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Subject(s) medical research

Convener and Organizer of Activities and Engagements Focused on the Development of Medical Products and Related Processes, Surveillance, and Policies Relevant to Ongoing Public Health Activities. (U01) Clinical Trial Not Allowed: RFA-FD-19-013
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project and should not exceed the following in total costs (direct and indirect):
YR 01: $700,000
YR 02: $700,000
YR 03: $700,000
YR 04: $700,000
YR 05: $700,000 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This announcement, issued by the Office of Medical Policy (OMP), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, solicits grant applications from neutral, independent institutions and/or organizations to support meetings (e.g., conferences, workgroups, roundtables) that convene a broad range of multiple stakeholders, including those with relevant expertise, to explore and address issues related to medical products, policy, and surveillance methods and systems. Support includes but is not limited to preliminary research of identified topics, the design, planning, execution, synthesis, summary, and communication of findings from these forums to a broad range of organizations and individuals.
CFDA: 93.103
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-19-013.html
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Subject(s) conference support

Feasibility of Novel Diagnostics for TB in Endemic Countries (FEND for TB) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-19-030 
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/22/19. Application: 7/22/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of one to two awards, corresponding to a total of $4 million for fiscal year 2020. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the evaluation of early stage diagnostics and novel diagnostic strategies for Tuberculosis (TB) in the context of existing clinical algorithms in TB endemic countries. Evaluation studies should: 1) perform proof-of principle studies of novel diagnostic tests and strategies and 2) provide feedback to diagnostic developers on the performance of the technologies and most effective strategies for use of the diagnostic technologies in an endemic setting. 
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-19-030.html
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Subject(s) medical research

Late-Stage Implementation Research Addressing Hypertension in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Scaling Up Proven-Effective Interventions (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-HL-20-005 
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/8/19. Application: 7/8/19 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.
The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY {2020}:
* NHLBI: $2 million total costs to fund four awards.
* NINDS: $500,000 total costs to fund one award.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks grant applications to optimally and sustainably address late-stage implementation research questions to address scaling up evidence-based interventions at the population level for prevention and management of hypertension in low- and middle-income countries and small island developing states. 
CFDA: 93.233, 9 3.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.840, 93.853 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-20-005.html
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Subject(s) medical research

Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-ES-18-004): RFA-ES-19-007 
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/20/19. Application: 6/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $4 million in FY 2020 to fund four to five awards across this funding opportunity and its companion, RFA-ES-19-008.
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 NIEHS Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) program seeks to provide support for the majority of the independent research program for outstanding investigators in the Environmental Health Sciences, giving them intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support to pursue their research in novel directions in order to achieve greater impacts. The program seeks to identify individuals, regardless of career stage, with a potential for continued innovative and impactful research and combine their existing investigator-initiated research into a single award with a duration of up to eight years and direct costs of $600,000 and potentially up to $750,000 based on current NIEHS funding to be consolidated into the award.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-19-007.html
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Subject(s) environmental health, medical research

Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) (R35 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required): RFA-ES-19-008 
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/20/19. Application: 6/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $4 million in FY 2020 to fund four to five awards across this funding opportunity and its companion, RFA-ES-19-007.
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 NIEHS Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) program seeks to provide support for the majority of the independent research program for outstanding investigators in the Environmental Health Sciences, giving them intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support to pursue their research in novel directions in order to achieve greater impacts. The program seeks to identify individuals, regardless of career stage, with a potential for continued innovative and impactful research and combine their existing investigator-initiated research into a single award with a duration of up to 8 years and direct costs of $600,000 and potentially up to $750,000 based on current NIEHS funding to be consolidated into the award.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-19-008.html
From NIH web site, accessed 4/17/19icon
Subject(s) environmental health, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Accepting Applications for ‘A’ Awards
SOURCE: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $800,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must have an MD, PhD, or dual MD PhD (DO, MBBS, or equivalent) and be within five years of their first faculty appointment as an assistant professor. Applicants may have research grants from other funding sources during the ‘A’ Award period, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and budgetary overlap. Investigators cannot have a K99/R00 or an R01 that has been funded, or have been recommended for such funding (i.e., expect to be funded), at the time they apply.
PURPOSE: The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness of the causes of childhood cancer through research and empowerment. The foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of four-year-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who while fighting cancer herself wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination was inspirational, and when she passed away at the age of 8, Alex had helped raise $1 million. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for its “A” Award. Through the program, a grant of up to $800,000 over four years will be awarded to an independent early-career researcher seeking to establish a career in pediatric oncology research who has demonstrated a future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation and has institutional support for his/her career development. The ideal applicant should have original research that is not currently being funded, with the goal of advancing knowledge that will lead to new treatments and cures for children with cancer.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/2019_a-award_guidelines_final_0.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/12/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

Alzheimer's Association Accepting Applications for Translational Research Funding
SOURCE: Alzheimer's Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent are due 5/23/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 7/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Four grants of up to $750,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include nonprofit and small for-profit agencies. Researchers with full-time staff or faculty appointments are encouraged to apply. Applications from postdoctoral candidates will not be accepted.
PURPOSE: The Alzheimer’s Association is accepting application for its Part the Cloud Translational Research Funding initiative.
While many academic investigators and companies have successfully discovered candidate therapeutics and have succeeded in the preclinical stages of development, moving to human testing can be a major stumbling block. Most government and nongovernment grant mechanisms support preclinical development or mid- to latter clinical trials testing drug efficacy in humans, but there are few mechanisms for supporting the critical earlier human phase studies. 
Through this call for proposals. the Alzheimer’s Association aims to fill the gap in Alzheimer’s disease drug development by providing support for early-phase studies of potential Alzheimer’s therapeutics, including the validation of biological markers of disease progression in the context of evaluating a potential therapy.
Through the initiative, AA expects to award four grants of up to $750,000 over two to three years to academic investigators and small companies with lead candidate therapeutic agents that require early stage testing prior (Phase 1) to Proof of Concept (POC) Phase 2 or 3 efficacy studies, or with lead therapeutic agents that have already established human safety data and require a small-scale pilot Proof of Mechanism (POM) study in humans. The award is intended to support Phase 1 studies or pilot small-scale Phase 2a studies for repurposed drugs in normal individuals or individuals with preclinical or symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (i.e., early human studies to set the stage for efficacy studies), including single and multiple dose studies to establish safety, brain penetration and/or target engagement and POM in preparation for larger proof of concept trials. In addition, proposals may be considered that are POC to validate biological marker(s) of disease progression in a clinical trial environment.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://alz.org/research/for_researchers/grants/types-of-grants/2016_part_the_cloud_translational_research_fundin
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/17/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Projects at Interface of Psychoanalysis and Society
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/14/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $6,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must have a demonstrated knowledge of psychoanalytic principles and may be a practicing psychoanalytic therapist, although this is not a requirement.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its Division 39 Grant.
According to the foundation, the future of psychoanalysis depends on countering the field’s insularity and increasing public awareness of the benefits of psychoanalytic treatments and the applications of psychoanalytic thought to organizational and social problems.
To that end, the 2019 Division 39 grant is designed to help build the psychoanalytic profession’s capacity in this area. Through the program, a single grant of $6,000 will be awarded for work that articulates for the general public the value of psychoanalytic principles and/or treatments.
The foundation is interested in work in the areas of education, research, and service that demonstrate the value of psychoanalytic principals and is especially committed to supporting the next generation of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically oriented psychologists and to improving the health and well-being of underserved populations.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/division-39?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/12/19icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research, underserved populations

Children's Cancer Research Fund Invites Applications for Emerging Scientist Award
SOURCE: Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants should hold a post-graduate doctoral degree in a field of medicine or scientific research specialty; be a faculty member at an accredited university; and be within the first seven years of their initial independent full faculty appointment at the time of the award. In addition, the researcher’s institution must be located in the United States.
PURPOSE: The story of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund begins in 1979, when thirteen-year old Katie Hageboeck was nearing the end of her sixteen-month battle with leukemia. Before her death, Katie requested that her savings for a new ten-speed bike be given instead to a little-known fund at the University of Minnesota called the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. At that time, the federal government was cutting back on funding for pediatric cancer research and to maintain potentially life-saving research progress, families with children being treated at the hospital would literally pass around a hat in the waiting room. Katie’s parents, Diana and Norm, vowed to support the research being conducted at the University of Minnesota. Two years after Katie’s untimely death, the Hageboecks organized a fundraising event called Dawn of a Dream, which has since become the signature gala of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Today, CCRF is a national nonprofit that supports groundbreaking research leading to better children’s cancer treatments and cures.
The fund is currently accepting applications for its Emerging Scientist Award. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of independent research by highly-qualified early-career investigators whose research projects have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer. Research may be conducted in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological science.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://childrenscancer.org/esa/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 4/17/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Accepting Applications for Resident Research
SOURCE: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/17/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include orthopedic surgery residents in ACGME-accredited orthopedic programs in the United States. 
PURPOSE: The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain, and restores mobility.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Resident Research Project Grant program. Through the program, a grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a resident who is conducting research on clinically relevant advancements that will improve outcomes for patients and help them enjoy more of life. Projects must be clearly achievable as a free-standing effort even when part of a larger work.
Funding may be used to cover research expenses but not salary or travel.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.oref.org/grants-and-awards/grant-programs/general-grants
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Subject(s) medical research

Society for Neuroscience Invites Applications for Young Investigator Award
SOURCE: Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/24/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The recipients will receive a $15,000 award as well as complementary registration, transportation, and hotel accommodations for the SFN annual meeting.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be actively engaged in research at the time the award is bestowed and have received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within the past ten years. (Time taken off for child-rearing does not count in the total, and part-time work and other special circumstances will be evaluated at the discretion of the committee.) Self-nominations are not accepted.
PURPOSE: The Society for Neuroscience works to advance understanding of the brain and nervous system, support scientific exchange and the neuroscience community, educate and engage the public, and advocate for the field.
To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Young Investigator Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of a young neuroscientist who demonstrates scholarly independence. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.sfn.org/Careers/Awards/Early-Career/Young-Investigator-Award
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Subject(s) medical research


Events

Leadership EQ
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: April 30, 9 am. 
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Leadership EQ is a leadership development workshop that is centered on Emotional Intelligence and Neuroscience, while incorporating important leadership models. LEADERSHIP EQ pulls learnings from the likes of Simon Sinek, Travis Bradberry, Daniel Goleman, John Maxwell, Brene’ Brown, and McChesney, Covey & Huling’s The Four Disciplines of Execution, in an introspective look at how leaders succeed. 
By understanding how neuroscience impacts our emotions and, thus, our ability to lead and follow others, is paramount to developing a leadership style that truly motivates others to excel. In addition, identifying the leadership qualities we are drawn to will help shape our path and motivate us to dig deeper and improve the professional and personal relationships in our lives. Vulnerability becomes a central piece to this process. The more genuinely vulnerable we are, the more authentic our leadership will be. Being more present and mindful defines our awareness of how we further influence others to be the best they can be.
COST: $49. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-eq-tickets-55581065463
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Leading with Love: How to Be a Better Supervisor by Being Human
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: April 30, 9 am. 
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Leading people and teams is challenging! However, like any workplace skill, you can learn to be a better leader and supervisor.
In this session, participants will learn to improve their skills by acknowledging and encouraging the humanity of our workplace relationships. This goes beyond emotional intelligence to building a culture of open-mindedness, warmth, and understanding. Many of us were trained to dissociate our feelings completely from how we act in the workplace, leading to poor individual performance, awkward and frustrating supervisory relationships, and ineffective organizations. We will explore common myths and mistakes, and a question and answer session at the end will help participants leave with tips for workplace success.
COST: $49. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-with-love-how-to-be-a-better-supervisor-by-being-human-tickets-57444768850
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Twitter for Beginners
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: May 3, noon. 
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Take the mystery out of twitter. Though we’ll cover how your nonprofit organization can use twitter to support your mission, the class is also great for individual tweeters. We’ll cover the basics: following and followers; conversations and proclamations; hashtags and handles. Participants will not only learn how twitter can support your outreach strategy, we’ll also connect attendees on twitter – taking your community to the next level. This class will take place in a computer lab, so please come ready to log in to your (or your organization’s) twitter account for exercises. 
COST: $20. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twitter-for-beginners-tickets-58292181484
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Show me the Money: Creating a Fundraising Culture 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: May 21, 1 pm. 
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: This workshop helps boards understand their special role in fundraising and describes the five fundraising principles every board member should understand in order to raise funds for their organization. Fundraising is not an easy task, but it is a primary responsibility of every board of directors. This workshop will help board members feel more at ease with this daunting duty, and is ideal for board/staff leadership teams that are looking to expand the board’s role in fundraising and understand specific steps and processes for success.
COST: $49. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/show-me-the-money-creating-a-fundraising-culture-tickets-55286329901
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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