Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 5 Alert # 2 - May 14, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Disabilities Not a Priority in Social Sector DEI Efforts
Most foundations and nonprofits are not doing enough to provide people with disabilities the access and accommodations they need to participate fully in programs and services, a report from RespectAbility finds.
Based on a survey of nearly 1,000 nonprofit and foundation staff, interviews with 14 executives at philanthropy-serving organizations, and focus group discussions, the report, Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A Study on the Inclusion and Exclusion of the 1-in-5 People Who Live with a Disability and What You Can Do to Make Things Better found that 66 percent of respondents' organizations serve people with disabilities, while 72 percent have made a public commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and have policies that prohibit denying equal participation opportunities to people with disabilities. But only 59 percent of the surveyed organizations always hold events in physically accessible spaces; only 30 percent enable people with disabilities to request accommodations such as sign language interpreters on event registration forms; and just 14 percent use video captions to ensure that people who are deaf or hard of hearing can use the content.
According to the report, the reason most commonly cited for the limited inclusion of people with disabilities was "overt or unconscious bias" (36 percent), followed by not being specifically asked "to include people with disabilities and make it a priority" (18 percent), "other, more urgent concerns" (16 percent), and the lack of training and/or resources (16 percent). The study found that among organizations with a publicly stated commitment to DEI, fewer specifically refer to disability (68 percent) than to race (93 percent), gender (87 percent), or sexual orientation (73 percent). 
The report also found that organizations with a DEI policy that explicitly names disability as an area of focus, as well as those with people with disabilities in board, leadership, and/or staff positions, are more likely to act to ensure equal opportunity. For example, 34 percent of organizations with DEI policies that include disability and 38 percent of those with board members, leaders, and/or staff with disabilities have made intentional efforts to recruit people with disabilities, compared with 26 percent among all organizations with a DEI policy and 15 percent of those with no policy. Organizations with DEI policies that include disability and those with board members, leaders, and/or staff with disabilities also are more likely to hold all events in physically accessible spaces (71 percent and 67 percent), compared with all organizations with DEI policies (63 percent) or those without a policy (49 percent), and to have websites set up for screen readers for people with low-vision (24 percent each, compared with 19 percent and 9 percent).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News by Candid email, 4/30/19icon

'Youth Disconnection' Rate Down but Challenges Remain
While the U.S. youth disconnection rate — the percentage of young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school — fell for the seventh consecutive year in 2017, progress is slowing, a report from Measure of America, a project of the Social Science Research Council, finds.
Based on employment and enrollment data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey, the report, Making the Connection: Transportation and Youth Disconnection, found that while the national youth disconnection rate was 11.5 percent, down slightly from 11.7 percent in 2016 and significantly from the post-recession high of 14.7 percent in 2010, the pace of improvement is slowing. Funded by the Schultz Family Foundation, the report also found that after steady declines since 2010 across racial/ethnic groups, the African-American youth disconnection rate ticked up to 17.9 percent rate in 2017, from 17.1 percent in 2016, with particularly high rates in Nevada (26.6 percent), Wisconsin (26 percent), and Arkansas (24.5 percent). Nationally, Native American youth had the highest disconnection rate, at 23.9 percent, followed by African Americans (17.9 percent), Latinos (13.2 percent), white Americans (9.4 percent), and Asian Americans (6.6 percent), albeit with variations among subgroups.
While the youth disconnection rate is slightly higher for men (11.8 percent) than for women (11.1 percent) overall, among Asian Americans, Latino, and Native Americans, women have a slightly higher rate, whereas African-American men (20.8 percent) are significantly more likely to be disconnected than African-American women (14.8 percent). According to the report, Minnesota has the lowest overall disconnection rate (6.2 percent), followed by Iowa (7 percent), Massachusetts (7.1 percent), and North Dakota (7.1 percent), while West Virginia has the highest rate (17 percent), followed by New Mexico (16.5 percent) and Mississippi (16.4 percent). Among metro areas, Memphis (which includes parts of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas) and Stockton-Lodi (California) had the highest rates (18 percent), followed by Augusta-Richmond County (Georgia and South Carolina, 17.6 percent) and Bakersfield (California, 17.3 percent). 
The report notes that current patterns of youth disconnection by place and race can be attributed in part to the history of redlining, residential segregation, and disinvestment in central cities, with disconnection in many metro areas closely linked to poor access to transportation, which in turn affects access to jobs and educational opportunities. Recent studies have found that youth unemployment is lower in cities with better public transportation, and that cities that improve public transit systems see greater reductions in youth unemployment.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News by Candid email, 4/30/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune-Mediated Diseases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-AI-14-012): RFA-AI-19-041
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/4/19. Application: 9/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2020 to fund five to seven awards (U01 and or U19): 
NIAID, $2.4 million (total costs);
NCI, $500,000 (total costs);
NINDS, $750,000 (total costs). 
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 solicit applications from investigators to participate in the HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune Mediated Diseases Consortium (HLARGC). This cooperative research group supports projects defining the association between variations in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), also known as the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and natural killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genetic regions and immune-mediated diseases, including outcomes following cell, tissue, and organ transplantation. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.399, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-19-041.html
From NIH web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune-Mediated Diseases (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-AI-14-013): RFA-AI-19-044
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/4/19. Application: 9/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2020 to fund five to seven awards (U01 and or U19): 
NIAID, $2.4 million (total costs);
NINDS, $750,000 (total costs). 
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 solicit applications from investigators to participate in the HLA and KIR Region Genomics in Immune Mediated Diseases Consortium (HLARGC). This cooperative research group supports projects defining the association between variations in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), also known as the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and natural killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genetic regions and immune-mediated diseases, including outcomes following cell, tissue, and organ transplantation. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-19-044.html
From NIH web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Lucidity in Dementia (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AG-20-016 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/3/20. Application: 2/3/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2020 to fund four to six awards for this and its companion.
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: Fluctuations in mental status occur commonly in dementia. Such fluctuations vary by dementia type and are most apparent in earlier stages of disease. However, even in late-stage dementia, patients have been reported to exhibit unexpected episodes of mental clarity or lucidity, characterized by spontaneous meaningful and relevant communication at a time when the capacity for coherent speech has presumably been lost.
This announcement is intended to advance scientific understanding of lucidity in dementia by supporting an initial set of retrospective and/or prospective studies that will lay the groundwork for further research on this topic. Studies supported by this announcement will use the R21 mechanism to support initial exploratory/developmental aims that will serve as the foundation for future studies.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-016.html
From NIH web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research
 
Lucidity in Dementia (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AG-20-017 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/3/20. Application: 2/3/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2020 to fund four to six awards for this and its companion.
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: Fluctuations in mental status occur commonly in dementia. Such fluctuations vary by dementia type and are most apparent in earlier stages of disease. However, even in late-stage dementia, patients have been reported to exhibit unexpected episodes of mental clarity or lucidity, characterized by spontaneous meaningful and relevant communication at a time when the capacity for coherent speech has presumably been lost.
This enouncement is intended to advance scientific understanding of lucidity in dementia by supporting an initial set of retrospective and/or prospective studies that will lay the groundwork for further research on this topic. Studies supported by this FOA will use the R21/R33 phased innovation mechanism to support initial exploratory/developmental aims during the R21 phase followed by further expanded aims during the R33 phase.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-017.html
From NIH web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Office of Urban Indian Health Programs 4-in-1 Grants, Second Opportunity: HHS-2019-IHS-UIHP2-0002
SOURCE: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $980,000 for nine awards.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this New and Competing Continuation Funding Opportunity, applicants must be an Urban Indian Organization (UIO) administering a contract or grant under 25 U.S.C. Section 1653.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this IHS grant announcement is to award funding to Urban Indian Organizations to ensure the highest possible health status for Urban Indians. Funding will be used to support the 4-in-1 health program objectives. Specifically, the four health programs are: (1) health promotion and disease prevention (HP/DP) services, (2) immunization services, (3) alcohol and substance abuse related services, and (4) mental health services. 
CFDA: 93.193
CONTACT: Paul E Gettys, (301) 443-2114. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315304&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, 5/8/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, minority health

Pediatric Critical Care Conferences Initiative (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HD-20-012
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/31/19. Application: 7/31/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit a total of $150,000 in FY 2020 to fund up to two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for multidisciplinary national conferences that will inform care and facilitate research for major issues in pediatric critical care medicine. 
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-20-012.html
From NIH web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) conference support, medical research

Request for Offer (RFO) for Texas Health Care Information Collection (THCIC) Program: RFO No. HHS0002949 
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/24/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (“System Agency”) is looking for an experienced and financially sound organization (“Contractor”) that owns and operates a claims data information system that is currently in operation and has been in operation for at least the three (3) previous years. The Contractor must have experience collecting and processing healthcare claims using federally approved claim file formats. The Contractor’s system must be able to receive these claim file formats through batch file or through a secure online data entry tool provided by the Contractor. The Contractor’s system must be able to identify file format errors and claim level errors. The Contractor’s information system must return information to the data submitters and providers for correction to errors. The Contractor’s system must provide the data in a way that enables each of over 1,200 different providers to certify the accuracy of their data. The Contractor shall have a dependable, qualified, and experienced staff that will monitor, maintain, backup, and modify the Contractor’s information system as needed. The Contractor’s system must be able to timely deliver the processed data to the System Agency staff in a secure manner compliant with applicable federal and state information security standards. The Contractor’s staff will assist health care services providers, data submitters, and System Agency staff as needed to accomplish the mandates of Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 108, including as amended during the effectiveness of the Contract. The System Agency intends for the Contract resulting from this Solicitation to result in the provision of accurate and complete information that will enable Texas consumers to make informed decisions regarding the utilization, charges, and quality of health care in Texas. 
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Brad Westbrook, (512) 406-2557, email: brad.westbrook@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see https://checkout.na1.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=14422867&c=852252&h=b89d6a30e7ced60fec90&_xt=.pdf
From ESBD web site, accessed 5/13/19icon
Subject(s) health information

Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants: TI-19-010
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $6.6 million for 11 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are existing USDA Cooperative Extensions grantees. 
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (Short Title: ROTA). The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities. 
CFDA: 93.788
CONTACT: Eileen Bermudez, (240) 276-1412, email: FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314648&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, 5/8/19icon 
Subject(s) minority health, opioid overdose epidemic

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MDSRC) (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-AR-18-001): RFA-NS-19-031 
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/31/19. Application: 10/31/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund up to three awards, corresponding to a total of $4.8 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to publicize a competition for Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MDSRCs). These Centers promote collaborative basic, translational and clinical research and provide important resources that can be used by the national muscular dystrophy research communities. 
CFDA: 93.846; 93.865; 93.837; 93.853 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-031.html
From NIH web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Association for Cancer Research Invites Applications for AACR-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grants
SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/19/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $1 million. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for grant funding, at least two but no more than three co-applicants from distinct institutions are required. Eligible teams must be directed by a lead principal investigator and include up to two additional co-PIs. PIs must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in the biomedical sciences or in a field applicable to health science research and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree. PIs also must be affiliated with an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world and be a member of AACR.
PURPOSE: The American Association for Cancer Research-Johnson & Johnson Lung Cancer Innovation Science Grants program is a joint effort to address the need for promoting and supporting collaborative cancer research in areas that include digital therapeutics and smoking cessation, as well as biomarkers/behavioral phenotyping that bolster understanding of how lung cancer can be successfully intercepted. 
To that end, a grant of $1 million over three years will be awarded to a multi-institutional team in support of a new idea and/or innovative approach that has direct application and relevance to lung cancer prevention and interception. The proposed research should be translational in nature and include a clinical component with an endpoint relevant to improving the detection or treatment of lung cancer.
Priority areas of interest include clinical trials that identify unique high-risk patients for lung cancer and demonstrate sustained efficacy through the measurement of both quit rates as well as disease-related biomarkers; and clinical trials that identify digital therapeutics focused on smoking avoidance for first-time smokers or for former smokers (these therapeutics may consider the impact of social engagement, gaming, and other content relevant for a population at a risk of starting or resuming the smoking habit). The inclusion of a strategic plan for clinical confirmation of the digital therapeutic study is recommended.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aacr.org/Funding/Pages/Funding-Detail.aspx?ItemID=71
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/3/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research 

Association for Surgical Education Foundation Invites Applications for Research Projects
SOURCE: Association for Surgical Education (ASE) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/3/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be an active member of ASE or a member of another national surgical association; members of ASE will be given preference. Non-member investigators must work in collaboration with, or have their project endorsed by, an ASE member.
PURPOSE: The Association for Surgical Education Foundation was established in 1993 to raise and disseminate funds for innovative research and education projects and programs that advance surgical education in North America.
Through its Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research, and Training (CESERT), the foundation is currently accepting applications for research projects focused on improvements in surgical practices. Grants of up to $25,000 over one or two years will be awarded to research broadly focused on the surgical profession and its many specialties.
Grantmaking priorities identified by the foundation include:
Innovations in Surgical Education That Improve Patient Care — Research that aims to develop and test content methods that yield improvements in patient care in surgery.
Innovations in Performance Evaluation and Assessment — Research that aims to develop and validate new methods of performance assessment across competency domains required for quality patient care.
Innovations in Student Programs — Research that aims to develop and improve surgical education programs for medical students.
Innovations in Resident and Faculty Development — Research that aims to develop and enhance professional development, retention, and reward of faculty and residents who teach and mentor learners in surgery.
Innovations in Educational Administration — Research that aims to develop and test new methods, resources, and programs for improving performance and accountability relevant to the administration of surgical education.
Innovations in Robotic Assisted Surgical Education — Research that aims to develop robotic assisted surgical education
Studies may include teaching techniques, performance evaluation methods, instructional and curriculum design, and educational program design.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://surgicaleducation.com/cesert-grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research 

Autism Science Foundation Invites Applications for Research Accelerator Grant
SOURCE: Autism Science Foundation (ASF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/14/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all projects must have prior IRB approval. If the PI of the accelerator grant is not the PI on the parent grant, the applicant is required to include a letter of commitment from the PI on the parent grant acknowledging use of his/her data or resources.
PURPOSE: In addition to providing information about autism to the general public and supporting the needs of individuals with autism and their families, the Autism Science Foundation provides funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research on the causes of autism and better treatments for the disorder.
To that end, ASF is accepting applications for its Research Accelerator Grants. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to enhance, expand, and enrich grants currently funded by other sources (including ASF). Grants awarded through the program are not meant to fully support a project but instead are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress, or improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://autismsciencefoundation.org/what-we-fund/apply-for-a-research-accelerator-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research 

Brander Beacons Cancer Research Invites Applications for Breast, Prostate Cancer Research
SOURCE: Brander Beacons Cancer Research (BBCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging between $5,000 and $25,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: BBCR is accepting applications from organizations doing breakthrough research focused on the prevention, treatment, and cures for breast and prostate cancer.
PURPOSE: The Brander Beacons Cancer Research awards grants in the memory of Christopher E. Brander, the inventor of the LOCalizer from Health Beacons, a medical device that revolutionized the standard of care for marking breast lesions for surgical removal.
BBCR works to advance its mission in four principal ways: supporting academic research institutions as they research tools and techniques that can increase the accuracy of and improve outcomes in biopsies and tumor removal procedures; identifying ways to improve patient outcomes and access; investing in emerging research and researchers; and serving as an active contributor to the culture of access and innovation in cancer care.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://branderbeacons.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer education/prevention, cancer research 

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Invites Proposals for Pilot Grant Program
SOURCE: Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/14/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $150,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, investigators must be affiliated with a nonprofit academic or research institution and must fall into one of the following categories: students and fellows; young and mid-career investigators with less than ten years’ experience since initial faculty appointment; non-tenure track researchers, staff scientists, and clinicians (any number years of experience). Proposals from investigators at U.S.-based and international institutions are eligible apply, regardless of residency/citizenship status.
PURPOSE: The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's pilot grant program provides funding for innovative research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lung cancer.
Grants of up to $150,000 over two years will be awarded in support of projects in one or more of the following areas of lung cancer research: lung cancer biology; prevention and screening for early detection; identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies; development of more effective and less toxic therapies; supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families; and quality of care and outcomes research.
Through the program, basic, translational, and clinical research will be supported.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org/research/funding-opportunities/lcrf-pilot-grant-program
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Accepting Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-applications are due 7/31/19. Upon determination that the research plan is appropriate and relevant to NMSS goals, selected candidates will be invited to submit a full application by 8/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered, all projects must show relevance to the society’s research priorities.
PURPOSE: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports fundamental as well as applied studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.
To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Research grants program. Priorities under the program include research aimed at defining the contribution of genetics, risk factors, and their modifiers to the risk for developing MS and its course; investigating the relationship between initial immune activity and progressive neurodegeneration and how innate immunity participates in the progressive phase of MS; understanding and treating MS progression; identifying strategies for neuroprotection and nervous system repair; and elucidating the cause of MS symptoms, the impact of comorbidities, and identifying rehabilitation, wellness behaviors and lifestyle approaches that impact disease course, symptoms, and overall health.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Research-Grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/3/19icon
Subject(s) medical research 

Pfizer Invites Proposals for Psoriatic Arthritis Educational Projects
SOURCE: Pfizer 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/10/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement. If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions /organizations/associations, all institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project.
PURPOSE: Through its Global Medical Grants program, Pfizer supports independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, education) focused on improving patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with the company’s medical and/or scientific strategies.
To that end, Pfizer is accepting proposals for educational programs aimed at HCPs, including rheumatologists, dermatologists, and primary care practitioners, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who treat psoriatic arthritis.
Through the program, grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded in support of educational projects focused on improving the overall care and diagnosis of patients with PsA by increasing healthcare provider knowledge and management of the disease state, including an understanding of comorbidities as well as unmet needs in the treatment of PsA. Programs should also highlight how advances in treatment goals and measures can be used to monitor disease activity, as well as education around the latest guidelines.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.pfizer.com/sites/default/files/GMG_2019PSA01_PsA_UnitedStates.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research 


Events

Basic Grant Writing
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: June 6, 9 am to 3 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are you learning to write grant proposals and unsure how to start or what's involved? Do you represent a new nonprofit organization and need to learn the process of responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP)? Come to this session and learn the basics of writing successful proposals. Learn what funders expect to see in a well thought-out proposal and tips on organizing the information needed to begin the writing process.
COST: $80. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636954084000000000/eventid/599/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243.
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Social Media Audits
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: May 21, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: In this session, attendees will learn how to go through a social media audit, competitor audit, mapping, and calendaring.
Attendees of this course will learn about the ins and outs of performing a routine social media audit and then put the practice to use by working through their own accounts. Attendees should come prepared with a computer, smartphone, or tablet as we will work together to get as far into their first audit as possible.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636940260000000000/eventid/618/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243.
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Ethics
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: May 30, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Every organization has principals and standards by which it operates and has an expectation that its employees will behave within those principles and standards. Managers and other leaders are usually tasked with setting an ethical example for others to follow. However, ethics are not only the responsibility of its leaders, but everyone with a role in the organization because everyone is affected by them. Ethics are more than values stated on a website, but are best demonstrated through fairness, compassion, integrity, honor and responsibility.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636948036000000000/eventid/647/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243.
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Problem Identification: Root Cause Analysis 
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: June 4, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Have you ever thought a problem was solved, and then it keeps popping back into the work? You may have been solving the symptoms of the problem instead of the root causes. This introductory workshop will give you the tools needed to identify and address root causes so that you can solve a problem the first time around, rather than addressing only part of it and having the problem reoccur.
Participants will receive tools to identify root causes and learn how to facilitate the tools. They will be introduced to action plans, communication management, and change management to address the root causes.
COST: $60. For more information and registration go to http://www.saafdn.org/Nonprofits/WorkshopsLearning/EventsCalendar/tabid/174/modId/
618/key/EventDetail/start/636952356000000000/eventid/649/Default.aspx

CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243.
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Webinar - Subrecipients in Grant Projects: Avoid Common Pitfalls and Maximize the Partnership to Achieve Outcomes 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: May 21, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: If you’re partnering on a grant project, can you find potential risks hidden in the subrecipient agreement? Can you negotiate changes to the agreement to protect yourself and the role you seek to play? And once implementation begins, what happens if the prime recipient overreaches into your activities and requirements? Will you know how to solve and—even better—avoid problems throughout the grant lifecycle? Now, here are the answers you need to play a meaningful, vital role in achieving grant outcomes.
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=m0a55
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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