Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 6 Alert # 1 - June 4, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Non-Degree Credentials Hold High Value for U.S. Adults
American adults who hold sub-baccalaureate certificates and certifications but no college degree report better employment and personal satisfaction than those with no college credentials, a report from the Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation finds.
Based on data from a survey of 50,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who do not hold a postsecondary degree and are not currently enrolled in college, the report, Certified Value: When do Adults without Degrees Benefit from Earning Certificates and Certifications?, found that those who had a certificate had higher rates of happiness, marketability, and employment as well as higher incomes than those without a credential. Full-time employment rates were 85 percent for those with a certificate versus 78 percent for those without, while self-reported annual median income for those with a certificate was $45,000 versus $30,000 for those without.
While economic benefits varied significantly based on occupation and gender, some occupations showed an annual premium as high as $25,000, although others provided little or no advantage. The survey also found that the income premium within the credentialed population was significantly larger for men than for women.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 5/21/19icon

Women's Foundations Focus on Local Nonprofits, Education
While women's foundations and funds that expressly award grants to programs and organizations benefiting women have grown in number over the past five decades, there are gaps in knowledge about these organizations and the work they do, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
Based on an analysis of more than 200 women's foundations and funds that award grants to programs and organizations benefiting women, the report, Women's Foundations and Funds: A Landscape Study, found that 71 percent were established between 1990 and 2010; 37 percent were standalone organizations while the rest were affiliates of a larger foundation or other organization; and only 8 percent were private foundations. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the study also found that 44 percent of the standalone women's foundations and funds in the sample saw their assets increase between 2014 and 2016, while 14 percent saw their assets decline, and that their annual grantmaking ranged from $12,000 to $10.5 million.
Although they vary in terms of geographic focus, asset size, average grant size, and grantmaking scope, a majority of the foundations and funds in the study had elements in common. More than three-quarters (76 percent) were focused on making grants to local nonprofits — in keeping with the idea that women's foundations and funds often strive to connect the well-being and success of women to the well-being and success of the communities in which they live. In addition, a majority of the foundations and funds surveyed listed education (63 percent) and economic empowerment, security, and self-sufficiency (61 percent) — a key strategy for achieving broader goals such as gender equality — as priority funding areas. And almost two-thirds (64 percent) provide support beyond the grant — including resources such as mentoring and technical assistance (32 percent); educational, engagement, networking, knowledge-sharing, and leadership conferences (30 percent); research (23 percent); women-focused programming (23 percent); partnerships and collaborations (21 percent); and advocacy (16 percent). 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 5/21/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Adipogenesis, Adipocyte Function and Obesity Following HIV Infection, Antiretroviral Therapy, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DK-19-008 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/7/19. Application: 11/7/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 2020 to fund two to three 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 prevalence of obesity is increasing in people with HIV (PWH), contributing to multiple complications associated with this condition. There is mounting evidence that unique mechanisms contribute to the development of obesity in PWH versus people without HIV. Alterations in fat tissue biology may be central to these differences. This FOA seeks applications to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of how HIV and antiretroviral drugs used for therapy or pre-exposure prophylaxis contribute to the development of obesity and alter adipocyte and adipose tissue function as well as the effects of these processes on metabolic and physiological processes within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-19-008.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, obesity

Company Relocation Product Development Awards: RFA C-20.1-RELCO
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/27/19 to 8/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage “start-up” and established companies in the development of innovative products, services, and infrastructure with significant potential impact on patient care. The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Companies must relocate to Texas upon receipt of award.
Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2006/rfa_c-201-relco.pdf
From Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas email, 5/16/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Seed Awards for Product Development Research: RFA C-20.1-SEED
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/27/19 to 8/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $3 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support projects that are too early in their development timeline to be eligible for CPRIT’s two other Product Development Awards, the Texas Company Award (TXCO) and the Company Relocation Award (RELCO). The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Company applicants must be headquartered in Texas or be willing to relocate to Texas upon receipt of award.
Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2008/rfa_c-201-seed.pdf
From Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas email, 5/16/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Service Area Competition: HRSA-20-015
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $364,407,468 for 85 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a domestic public or nonprofit private entity, as demonstrated through the submission of the Evidence of Non-profit/Public Center Status (Attachment 11), outlined in Section IV.2.vi.5 Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations. 
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: HRSA/BPHC SAC Team, email: BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315887&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, 5/29/19icon 
Subject(s) health care services, underserved populations

Texas Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-20.1-TXCO
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/27/19 to 8/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage “start-up” and established companies in the development of innovative products, services, and infrastructure with significant potential impact on patient care. The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Companies must be headquartered in Texas.
Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2010/rfa_c-201-txco.pdf
From Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas email, 5/16/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research


Private Funding Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Invites Applications for Clinical Trials, Epidemiological Studies
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 7/12/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 8/9/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 over one year will be awarded for epidemiological analysis and grants of up to $3 million over a variable number of years will be awarded for clinical trials.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include researchers and clinicians at academic medical centers, universities, nonprofits, and biotechnology companies worldwide. Existing companies and new spinouts also are eligible, and industry partnerships are strongly encouraged.
PURPOSE: The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is inviting applications to its Prevention Beyond the Pipeline program. Through the program, awards will be made in support of comparative effectiveness research, prevention clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline.
Funding priorities identified by the foundation include:
Consortium of Cohorts for Alzheimer's Prevention Action (CAPA) — Epidemiological studies contribute unmatched information on whether the risk of dementia or cognitive decline may be influenced by long-term exposure to specific foods or supplements. However, high-powered studies are needed in order to translate epidemiological research into actionable interventions for testing. Through the CAPA Consortium, ADDF will support collaborative analyses on dementia prevention using a minimum of five longitudinal cohorts, either harmonized or analyzed through parallel analysis of cohorts using a shared analysis script.
Comparative Effectiveness Research — For many health conditions, physicians have a choice of clinically equivalent drugs. Some of these drugs are being investigated for repurposing to treat Alzheimer's or related dementias due to potential disease-modifying properties that go beyond the treatment of their approved disease indication. ADDF will consider funding research that generates an evidence base on whether choices in the routine clinical care of pre-existing conditions could protect individuals from dementia. Priority will be given to the comparison of drugs that are otherwise clinically equivalent for the pre-existing condition. Methods may include randomized trials or epidemiology.
Cognitive Decline and Cognitive Reserve — Cognitive decline through aging and health conditions has been linked to an increased risk of dementia. ADDF will consider funding programs to prevent and treat these conditions, including cognitive aging, menopause-related cognitive symptoms, postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive decline, mild and/or repetitive traumatic brain injury, and chemotherapy-induced decline. Methods may include clinical trials or epidemiology.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/prevention-beyond-the-pipeline
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Invites LOIs for Innovative Dementia Pharmacologic Interventions
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 7/12/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 8/9/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5 million. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include researchers and clinicians at academic medical centers, universities, nonprofits, and biotechnology companies anywhere in the world. Existing companies and startups are both eligible, and industry partnerships are strongly encouraged. 
PURPOSE: Through its Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation seeks to increase the number of innovative pharmacologic interventions tested in clinical studies for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 
To that end, grants of up to $5 million will be awarded in support of research on innovative pharmacologic interventions for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including clinical trials, regulatory studies for novel drugs (small molecules and biologics, including antibodies, peptides, gene therapies), repurposed drugs (existing drugs that are approved for other diseases and conditions), repositioned drugs (existing drugs that have entered clinical trials for other indications and have not yet been approved), and natural products.
Areas of research supported through this program include: 
Early-Stage Human Clinical Trials — Including phase 0 micro- or sub-therapeutic-dosing studies; phase 1 single ascending dose and multiple ascending dose studies; phase 2a biomarker-based proof-of-concept or proof-of-mechanism studies. These studies can validate novel molecular targets in humans and de-risk novel therapeutic approaches earlier in clinical development by assessing the potential efficacy of therapeutic interventions using pharmacodynamic outcomes.
Regulatory Studies — Including non-GLP and GLP pharmacology and toxicology studies and scale-up, pre-formulation, and GMP manufacture required for investigational new drug (IND) and clinical trial authorization (CTA), preclinical packages (funding is available for preparation of traditional and exploratory IND applications); long-term toxicology studies to enable longer-term dosing in phase 2 trials, if not completed prior to phase 1 studies; and GMP manufacture and testing of clinical grade drug required to move into phase 2 or phase 3 trials.
Current drug target areas of interest include but are not limited to neuroprotection, inflammation, vascular function, mitochondria and metabolic function, proteostasis, ApoE, epigenetics, synaptic activity and neurotransmitters, and other aging targets (e.g., senescent cells).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/pact
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Invites Applications for Education Outreach Program for Child and Adolescent Residents
SOURCE: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A stipend of $1,000 for travel expenses to the annual AACAP meeting in Chicago, October 14-19, 2019.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a child and adolescent psychiatry resident at the time of the AACAP annual meeting, be enrolled in a residency program in the United States, and be a member of AACAP or have a membership application pending. Residents in their first or second year of child fellowship training are eligible; Triple Boarders at the PGY4 or PGY5 level are also eligible.
PURPOSE: The mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families and meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists over the course of their careers.
To advance this mission, the AACAP is accepting applications for its Educational Outreach Program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents. Through the program, child and adolescent psychiatry residents will receive a formal overview of the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, have an opportunity to work with child and adolescent psychiatrists as mentors, and receive various research and networking opportunities. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Resident_and_ECP_Awards/AACAP_Educational_Outreach_Program_for_CAP_Residents.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Episcopal Health Foundation Invites Applications Dedicated to Early Childhood Brain Development
SOURCE: Episcopal Health Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Inquiry are due 7/10/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete proposal by 9/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must provide services within the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants need not be affiliated with the Episcopal Church or any other faith community in order to be considered for funding.
PURPOSE: The vision of the Episcopal Health Foundation is a diocese where people, parishes, institutions, and communities are connected in service to creating healthy communities for all. According to the foundation, a strong, responsive caregiver-child relationship and the infant brain development that results from that relationship maximize a child’s physical development, communication, and social skills and strengthen his/her ability to mitigate the long-term effects of stressful life events and circumstances.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Build the Foundation for a Healthy Life by Investing in Early Childhood Brain Development initiative. Through the initiative, grants will be awarded to community-based clinics and organizations that embrace the importance of early childhood brain development and prioritize primary prevention work with vulnerable families, beginning before or at the birth of their children.
The foundation is particularly interested in programmatic approaches aimed at building key elements of the caregiver/child relationship, including those that lead with brain building science and share that knowledge with caregivers; are attentive to the importance of maternal health and timely prenatal care, especially as it relates to building a foundation for optimal infant brain development; offer and/or support opportunities for caregivers to practice new brain-building skills with the child or children in their care; are consistently informed by and influenced by clients of the programs; honor caregivers’ best knowledge of their child; leverage the provider/community-based organization’s trusting relationship with the caregiver; and have evidence of or attempt to measure change in caregiver/child relationship and/or interaction.
Examples of projects supported include but are not limited to those that increase caregiver knowledge of early childhood brain development needs, increase caregiver understanding of the brain development impacts of their interaction with their children and self-efficacy to change behavior accordingly, serve and return practices that characterize a responsive caregiver/child relationship, address caregiver behavioral health, and promote strong attachment between child and caregiver.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.episcopalhealth.org/en/grant-making/grant-making/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Organization for Research Disorders Invites Applications for Research on Rare Diseases
SOURCE: National Organization for Research Disorders (NORD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/18/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE Section.
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. and international researchers interested in studying one or more of these diseases are encouraged to apply. 
PURPOSE: The National Organization for Research Disorders (NORD) provides seed-money grants to qualified investigators for scientific and/or clinical research. The hope is that these studies ultimately will lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and/or cures for rare diseases. NORD’s program provides grants for the study of diseases for which there are few other sources of funding. Grants are made possible through the generosity of allies in the rare disease community and supporters who have donated into NORD’s research fund.
To that end, NORD’s Rare Disease Research Grant Program is accepting proposals for the study of the following eight rare diseases.
Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of the Pulmonary Veins (ACD/MPV) — A single grant of up to $50,000 U.S. 
Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) — Two grants of up to a combined total of $100,000. 
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 1 (APS-1) — A single grant of up to $100,000. 
Biliary Atresia — Two grants of up to a combined total of $190,500. 
Malonic Aciduria — A single grant of up to $52,000. 
Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia of Infancy (NEHI) — A single grant of up to $30,000. 
New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE) and Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES) — Two grants of up to a combined total of $100,000. 
Primary Orthostatic Tremor — A single grant of up to $42,500. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://rarediseases.org/for-clinicians-and-researchers/research-opportunities/requests-proposals/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation Announces 2019 Neuroendocrine Cancer Research Funding Opportunities - Innovative Research 
SOURCE: Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online by 6/17/19. From that pool, investigators with the most promising and transformative ideas will be invited to submit a full proposal. Grant awardees will be notified in late 2019.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging from $100,000 to $1.2 million will support projects over one to four years in the areas of basic, translational, or clinical research.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are open to researchers anywhere in the world.
PURPOSE: The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is the largest private funder of NET research. Since 2005, NETRF has funded $22 million in scientific research to expand the molecular understanding of NETs and help drive personalized treatment options for patients. 
To that end, NETRF has issued a 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) for innovative research that increases our basic understanding of these uncommon tumors and leads to the development of more effective therapies. 
NETRF welcomes proposals addressing gastrointestinal and pancreatic NETs and continues to have a special interest in lung NETs. 
In 2018, NETRF funded 15 research studies with a combined value of $4.4 million. Awards were granted to investigators in the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and Switzerland.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://netrf.org/for-researchers/funding-for-researchers/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/24/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation Announces 2019 Neuroendocrine Cancer Research Funding Opportunities - Mentored Award 
SOURCE: Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested applicants must submit a Letter of Intent online by 6/17/19. From that pool, investigators with the most promising and transformative ideas will be invited to submit a full proposal. Grant awardees will be notified in late 2019.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are open to researchers anywhere in the world.
PURPOSE: The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is the largest private funder of NET research. Since 2005, NETRF has funded $22 million in scientific research to expand the molecular understanding of NETs and help drive personalized treatment options for patients. 
In 2019, NETRF also will offer a Mentored Award, a two-year grant for early-career researchers who are completing postdoctoral, residency, or fellowship positions. The grant is designed to recruit young talented scientists to the NET field at a pivotal point in their careers.
NETRF welcomes proposals addressing gastrointestinal and pancreatic NETs and continues to have a special interest in lung NETs. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://netrf.org/for-researchers/funding-for-researchers/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/24/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Rheumatology Research Foundation Invites Career Development Bridge Funding Award
SOURCE: Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $50,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded through the program.
ELIGIBILITY: ACR members must meet the following criteria: be an NIH K08, K23, K25, VA CD, or equivalent four- or five-year award recipient; be in years two, three, or four of their award at the time of application; and have earned a DO, MD, MD/PhD, or DO/PhD degree, or be currently enrolled in an ACGME accredited clinical training program.
ARP members must meet the following criteria: be an NIH K01, K08, K23, K25, VA CD, or equivalent four- or five-year award recipient; be in years two, three or four of their award at the time of application; and have earned a PhD, DSc, or equivalent doctoral degree.
To be eligible, all applicants must be an ACR or ARHP member at the time of application and be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or in lawful possession of a permanent resident card.
PURPOSE: The Rheumatology Research Foundation is inviting applications for its Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement.
The NIH K Series and VA CDA awards provide limited resources to cover research costs such as laboratory supplies or salary support for a research technician, database assistant, or statistician that are crucial to the successful transition of junior investigators in becoming independent investigators. To that end, the RRF Career Development Bridge Funding Award is designed to address the needs of junior investigators and serve as a supplement to the NIH individual K series, VA CDA, or equivalent four- or five-year award mechanism.
Applicants should propose a new project or expansion of their career development award that demonstrates growth in the aims of the initial award and an independent direction for the investigator leading to the submission of an R award or equivalent.
CONTACT: STTI is accepting applications for its 2019 Joan K. Stout, RN Research Grant, which is named in honor of Hugoton Foundation president Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN, in recognition of her support of the role of simulation and technology by nurses incorporating evidence-based patient care. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of ongoing evidence-based study by nurse researchers on the impact of the practice of nurse-led simulation in improving quality of care in clinical and/or academic settings with potential for further funding and ongoing research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp9974-rheumatology-research-foundation-invites-career-development-bridge-funding-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Sigma Theta Tau International Invites Applications for Nurse-Led Research
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse (or country equivalent) with a current license and at least a master’s in nursing (or country equivalent).
PURPOSE: To that end, STTI is accepting applications for its 2019 Joan K. Stout, RN Research Grant, which is named in honor of Hugoton Foundation president Joan K. Stout, RN, FAAN, in recognition of her support of the role of simulation and technology by nurses incorporating evidence-based patient care. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of ongoing evidence-based study by nurse researchers on the impact of the practice of nurse-led simulation in improving quality of care in clinical and/or academic settings with potential for further funding and ongoing research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/joan-k-stout-rn-research-grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 5/30/19icon
Subject(s) medical research, nursing


Events

Practices of High-Performing Boards: What Good Boards Do
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: June 12, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 301.2 (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed for boards that are eager to take their leadership to the next level of performance. It is especially appropriate for boards that understand governance basics and want to accelerate their performance for mission impact.
COST: $59. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practices-of-high-performing-boards-what-good-boards-do-tickets-55285967818
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 5/28/19icon

Creative Ways to Deal with Conflict in Workplace Communications
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: June 21, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 301.7 (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Is there a person on your team or in your office you want to avoid because of the rude way they communicate? Perhaps they have irritating habits - such as chewing gum in a way that makes irritating noises - which prevents you from being able to concentrate on completing your work assignment. Even if you wanted to tell the person about their unconsciously rude behavior but didn't know how to approach them because they don't appear to be approachable. What do you do? Especially if that person is the boss!
If you have experienced challenges in workplace communications, or want to get ahead of the game and learn strategies so you will be prepared if it happens in the future, or you know a person who currently works in the type of environment described make sure to register for this class. 
In this workshop, you will learn strategies on how to have conversations that may make you uncomfortable but need to take place in order to increase your ability to be productive on the job - with less stress.
COST: $49. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-ways-to-deal-with-conflict-in-workplace-communications-tickets-61887923445
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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The Power of Questions
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: June 25, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 301.0 (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: We all seek to be action-oriented. Action should be based on intentional decisions. Decisions should be based on solid information. 
Solid information is best gleaned from well-phrased, effective questions.
In this session, C.C. Mullen, the collaboration architect, will lead participants in a highly interactive exploration of The Power of Questions – how you can harness them and use them to reach clear outcomes for yourself and your team.
Make these tools a natural part of your skill set. Bring your curiosity to this practical learning opportunity.
COST: $0 to $20. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-questions-tickets-61244941268
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Get that Grant! Writing Grant Applications for Nonprofits
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: June 26, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 214.0 (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Yes, there is a formula for crafting winning grant applications! This class will share the framework with you using a combination of presentation, discussion, and exercises. We’ll also reveal many secrets of grant application success – including: it is more important to be a good strategist than a good writer. Get ready to look at grant writing in a new way – and energize your fundraising efforts! 
We’ll cover the basics of applications that support nonprofit organizations; and join us if your level is anywhere from beginner up to intermediate. 
COST: $79. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-that-grant-writing-grant-applications-for-nonprofits-tickets-60816379428
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Awards in Texas

The Fondren Foundation of Houston has made a $15 million commitment to Houston Methodist to support the Food and Health Alliance, the Immunology Center and to create the Fondren Inflammation Collaborative, a new multidisciplinary program that will provide hope for people with complex allergy, immunologic, autoimmune and GI conditions. 
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The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has awarded $800,000 each to 10 local stakeholder groups and $3.5 million to a national partner that will coordinate the initiative, aimed at strengthening efforts at the community level. The focus will be children and families of color.
The 10 grantees are AccessHealth, the Asian American Health Coalition of the Greater Houston Area, the Christus Foundation for HealthCare, the Family Service Center of Galveston County, First3Years, Houston Parks Board, the Light and Salt Association, Mental Health America of Greater Houston, My Connect Community, and Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corp.
Prevention Institute
, a national nonprofit with offices in Houston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Oakland, is the coordinator.
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The North Texas Community Foundation in Fort Worth has announced grants totaling nearly $380,000 through its ToolBox Grants Program, which awards three-year capacity-building grants each spring. 
This year's grants were focused on nonprofits serving neighborhoods in Tarrant County with high levels of poverty, including Western Hills (Las Vegas Trail), Como, Diamond Hill-Jarvis/Northside, Butler Place/Historic Southside/Morningside, East Seminary/Wichita Street, Stop Six, and East-Central Arlington
The grants, which range from $1,000 to $15,000, are intended to be transformative one-time investments that strengthen services and improve the lives of local families.
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Last updated June 3, 2019