Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 6 Alert # 2 - June 11, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC Releases New Proposal to Stop HIV in U.S.
On June 5, 1981, CDC published an MMWR on the first cases of what we now know as AIDS. Video of a CDC event to discuss and remember the early days of the epidemic is available online.
Today, because of landmark biomedical and scientific research advances, there is an unprecedented opportunity to stop HIV in the United States. The newly proposed federal initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, (https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/ending-the-hiv-epidemic/overview?s_cid=ht_endinghivinternet0002), seeks to do just this by reducing the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 75 percent within five years and then by at least 90 percent within 10 years. Most new HIV infections in the United States are highly concentrated in certain jurisdictions, which is why the initiative calls for a rapid infusion of new resources, expertise, and technology into those parts of the country.
While remembering the past and reflecting on what still needs to be accomplished, there are short-term actions anyone can take right now.
* National HIV Testing Day is on June 27 and is a great opportunity to plan and register testing events.
* Throughout the year, partners use CDC’s research-based HIV campaigns to stop stigma and promote testing, prevention and treatment.
* CDC also maintains a database of effective interventions for on-the-ground activities.
More information on the history of HIV in America is also available from HIV.gov’s timeline of HIV and AIDS at https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/history/hiv-and-aids-timeline or NPIN’s HIV and AIDS Timeline at https://npin.cdc.gov/pages/hiv-and-aids-timeline. From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) email, 6/5/19icon

CPRIT Invites Public Comment on Proposed Rule Changes
During their meeting on May 15, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee approved release of proposed changes to current agency rules for public comment.
The proposed amendments affect Texas Administrative Code Chapter 703 related to Requests for Applications; a Principal Investigator, Program Director, or Company Representative’s temporary leave of absence; grantee no cost extension requests; and grantee budget transfers.
The proposed amendments were published in the May 31 edition of the Texas Register and are also available on the CPRIT web site as Proposed Changes to Texas Administrative Code Title 25, Chapter 703, which may be viewed at https://cprit.texas.gov/about-us/statute-rules-and-grant-policies-guide/.
Written comments about the proposed rule changes should be submitted to CPRIT no later than July 1, 2019. Written comments may be sent to Kristen Doyle, CPRIT’s general counsel, by email: kdoyle@cprit.texas.gov, by fax (512) 475-2563, or by mail addressed to the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, P.O. Box 12097, Attn: Rulemaking Project, Austin, Texas, 78711.
From CPRIT email, 6/6/19icon

One in Three U.S. Households Donated for Disaster Aid in 2017 and 2018
Roughly one in three U.S. households made a donation in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts in 2017 and 2018, a report from Candid, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
Based on a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. households, the report, U.S. Household Disaster Giving in 2017 and 2018, found that in 2017 and 2018 - years in which the country experienced 30 natural disasters that each caused more than $1 billion in damage - 22 percent of respondents made a disaster-related donation in both years, while 15 percent donated in one year or the other. In 2017, 14 percent of respondents donated to Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts, eight percent donated to Hurricane Maria relief and recovery efforts, and six percent donated to Hurricane Irma relief and recovery efforts, while in 2018, 11 percent donated to California wildfire relief and recovery efforts, nine percent donated to Hurricane Michael relief and recovery efforts, and eight percent donated to Hurricane Florence relief and recovery efforts.
The survey also found that household giving for disaster relief averaged $80 in 2017 and $83 in 2018, with 53 percent of respondents giving between $100 and $499 in each of the two years; that the top factors in disaster giving were the scale of the disaster and the number of people affected (27 percent), connection to an affected location (23 percent), media coverage (20 percent), and recipient organization's accountability and/or reputation (18 percent); and that households would have given more if someone they knew had been directly affected (46 percent), they could determine the effectiveness or impact of their gift (39 percent), or they had not already had other financial commitments (39 percent). According to the report, about 10 percent of households that made a disaster-related donation in 2017 and 2018 did so through crowdfunding platforms, while 54 percent reported being concerned about the transparency or accountability of disaster-related crowdfunding campaigns.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest by Candid email, 5/28/19icon

Report Offers Insights into Managing 'Impact Data' Responsibly
Accurately measuring the social impact of nonprofit programs requires managing the collection, interpretation, and consumption of "impact data" responsibly, a report from Candid (formerly GuideStar and Foundation Center), the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, New Philanthropy Capital, and Salesforce.org, argues.
Designed to help the social sector measure its impact in a responsible manner, the report, Impacting Responsibly, gathers insights from thought leaders in the fields of philanthropy, measurement, and evaluation in nine areas - impact capacity building, impact frameworks and standards, constituent feedback, current reporting burden, resource inequities, impact data ownership, roles and responsibilities, collaboration, and limits of quantitative evidence. The contributions also address questions such as: How can organizations of all sizes and budgets use impact data? How can they better engage those they serve through impact data? How should they handle privacy and data protection? And how can they collaborate to maximize what they can learn from impact data?
"We believe the philanthropic sector is near a tipping point," said Candid executive vice president Jacob Harold. "Technological change, rising expectations, and new partnerships are driving the field toward a new orientation around impact."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest by Candid email, 5/28/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Biology of Aging in Reproductive Tissues (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AG-20-036 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/29/19. Application: 1/29/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $1.5 in FY 2020 to fund three to four 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research applications addressing cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate aging of the reproductive tissues, including the niche, in gonads, reproductive accessory organs, and the reproductive neuroendocrine system. This FOA will accept basic mechanistic studies in human subjects and vertebrate animals. Research supported by this initiative should enhance knowledge of mechanisms that regulate aging of the reproductive system.
CFDA: 93.866, 93.313
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-036.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Capacity Building for Sickle Cell Disease Surveillance: CDC-RFA-DD19-1906 
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $775,000 for seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Small businesses.
* Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Private institutions of higher education.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* State governments.
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
* Special district governments.
* Independent school districts.
* City or township governments.
* For profit organizations other than small businesses.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* County governments.
PURPOSE: Through this NOFO, CDC plans to fund up to seven recipients for a one-year period of performance to participate in a rigorous course of activities to build capacity for a state-wide SCD surveillance system. CDC plans to fund up to five recipients to engage stakeholders, participate in web-based learning sessions, assess database linkages and infrastructure, and report out on all required capacity building SCD surveillance activities (Component A). CDC also plans to fund up to two recipients to provide technical assistance (Component B). The technical assistance will be provided through a series of web-based learning sessions, in-person meetings, in-state and cross-state relationship building, and ongoing communications to create the partnerships, data sharing agreements, and data storage system needed to successfully implement an SCD surveillance system. Applicants can apply for only Component A or Component B. This NOFO will improve and expand the current SCDC efforts by building the capacity of additional states to implement the program. 
CFDA: 93.080
CONTACT: Mary Hulihan, email: IBX5@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315312&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, 6/5/19icon 
Subject(s) medical research

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Data Resource Center (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HL-20-017 
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/2/19. Application: 10/2/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to commit total costs of up to $1,497,000 per year in fiscal years 2020 to 2024 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 objective of this FOA is to support the development of the Data Resource Center for the basic science component of the NHLBI Bench to Bassinet (B2B) Program. The goal of the Data Resource Center is to accelerate discovery of genetic etiology and biologic pathways associated with cardiovascular development and congenital heart disease by facilitating access to and querying of annotated data from cardiovascular development studies.
CFDA: 93.837
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-20-017.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, technology

Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-AG-18-007): RFA-AG-20-019 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/2/19. Application: 10/2/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit approximately $6.6 million in FY 2020 to fund five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This announcement supports applications for Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs), centers of excellence in geriatrics research and research education, to increase scientific knowledge leading to better ways to maintain or restore independence in older persons. The OAIC awards are designed to develop or strengthen awardee institutions’ programs that focus on and sustain progress on a key area in aging research related to the mission of the OAIC program. 
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-019.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

FY 19 Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: OJJDP-2019-14988
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/29/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $4.9 million for 11 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to support the efforts of organizations to develop or enhance their mentoring capacity, facilitate outreach efforts, and increase the availability of direct services for child and youth victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking. Under this initiative, experienced organizations work with OJJDP's existing training and technical assistance provider to develop or enhance mentoring service models and mentor training based on best practices to focus on the needs of girls and boys, who are at risk or are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking.
CFDA: 16.726
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316430&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, 6/5/19icon 
Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health, sexual violence prevention
 
Interpersonal Processes in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Clinical Interactions and Care Partnerships (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AG-20-006 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/23/19. Application: 10/23/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $3 million in FY 2020 to fund four to six 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications focused on interpersonal processes in the context of triadic interactions in clinical contexts involving caregivers, individuals with Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease related dementias (AD/ADRD), and health care practitioners and the impact of those processes on patient outcomes. The goal of this initiative is to support research that can lead to the development of interventions for optimizing communication among patients, caregivers, and healthcare practitioners and for preserving strong and supportive caregiving relationships throughout disease progression along the continuum of care for people with AD/ADRD. To these ends, basic research and translational research is solicited in two high-priority areas: (1) effective communications and relationships among patients, healthcare practitioners, and caregivers; and (2) associations between close relationship processes and health in caregiving relationships.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-006.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-HL-15-012): RFA-HL-20-015 
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/2/19. Application: 10/2/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to commit total costs of up to $1,870,000 per year in fiscal years 2020 to 2024 to fund up to four awards. Protocol funds are contingent on availability of funds at the time of 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 this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate as a Research Center in the Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium (PCGC). The PCGC’s mission is to identify genetic causes of human congenital heart disease (CHD) and to relate genetic variants in patients with CHD to clinical outcomes through collaborative, multi-center studies. The PCGC fosters investigation along the translational spectrum of CHD research through interactions with Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Data Resource Center (CDDRC, previously the Cardiovascular Development Consortium) and the Pediatric Heart Network (PHN). Together, they constitute the Bench to Bassinet Program (B2B). Sites not currently part of the PCGC are encouraged to apply and propose new directions for the consortium.
CFDA: 93.837
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-20-015.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, children's health, technology


Private Funding Opportunities

American Diabetes Association Invites Applications for Junior Faculty Development Awards
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $138,000 per year plus optional student loan repayment of $10,000 per year will be awarded over two to four years to minority early investigators to help them establish their independence in diabetes research.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include any full-time faculty up to and including assistant professor or equivalent with less than ten years of research experience. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States or one of its territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: The American Diabetes Association's Core Research Program funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes. 
To that end, the association invites applications for its Junior Faculty Development (JFD) and Minority Junior Faculty Development (JDFM) Awards.
Through the Junior Faculty Development (JDF) program, grants of $138,000 per year plus optional student loan repayment ($10,000 per year) will be awarded over two to four years to help early investigators establish their independence in diabetes research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://professional.diabetes.org/meetings/core-program#custom-collapse-3-minoritypostdoctoral-fellowship-pmf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research

Greenwall Foundation Issues RFP for Making a Difference in Bioethics Program
SOURCE: Greenwall Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 7/1/19. Upon review selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Successful teams identified by the foundation commonly involve a bioethics scholar and persons with on-the-ground experience with the dilemma. Such collaborations can specify the bioethics problems that clinicians, researchers, policy makers, public health officials, and others face in their daily work and facilitate practical resolutions to these problems. Applicants also are encouraged to engage with relevant lay or community stakeholders throughout their project.
PURPOSE: The Greenwall Foundation has issued an RFP for the fall 2019 funding cycle of Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics, its bioethics grants program. Through this RFP, the foundation will support research aimed at resolving an important emerging or unanswered bioethics problem in clinical, biomedical, or public health decision-making, policy, or practice.
The foundation welcomes innovative proposals with the potential to have real-world impact but is particularly interested in proposals that address the ethical and policy issues raised by the following priority topics: developments in artificial intelligence; responses to the opioid epidemic; bias and discrimination in clinical care against patients or clinicians based on a broad range of characteristics; advances in biomedical and clinical research and their translation into clinical practice; and healthcare access, costs, and resource allocation. Projects may be empirical, conceptual, or normative.
Mentored projects in which a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty member works closely with an experienced bioethics scholar will be supported. The foundation also will consider pilot or feasibility projects that evaluate an innovative intervention aimed at resolving a bioethics dilemma with the goal of obtaining funding from other sources for a larger evaluation or demonstration project. Some highly promising projects may be funded for an initial phase, with additional funding contingent on achieving clear milestones.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://greenwall.org/making-a-difference-current-request-for-proposals.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Invites Applications for Third Round of Inclusive Excellence Competition
SOURCE: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: To apply for an Inclusive Excellence grant, schools must first submit an LOI by 7/31/19. Eligible schools will be invited to submit a pre-proposal by 1/14/20. HHMI will select and send invitations for finalist proposals in late spring of 2020, and finalists will be invited to participate in a workshop at HHMI, where they will work in groups to discuss one another's ideas, in August. Final proposals will be due 12/1/20, with awards to be announced in 9/21.
$ AVAILABLE: HHMI expects to award grants to up to 30 more schools, with $1 million provided to each over five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland, is inviting applications for the third round of its Inclusive Excellence Initiative (IE3), which is designed to promote diversity and inclusion in science education.
The program challenges colleges and universities to work with faculty to examine and change campus cultures so that a diverse group of students feel included in science. More than 1,400 institutions are eligible to compete, and HHMI expects to award grants to up to 30 more schools, with $1 million provided to each over five years.
Through the initiative, HHMI awarded its first grants in 2017 to 24 schools. A year later, it selected an additional 33 schools for the program. The 57 grantee schools have each embarked on their own experiments and are taking different approaches to dismantling barriers to inclusion on campus. All have committed, however, to becoming part of a learning community that engages in the process of inclusive excellence — a process that includes self-reflection, experimentation, knowledge sharing, and listening to and supporting one another.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.hhmi.org/science-education/programs/inclusive-excellence
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) diversity

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Seeks Collaborative Research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease
SOURCE: Kenneth Rainin Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Proposals must be submitted online and are due by 9/16/19 at 5 pm (PDT). Awards will be announced in January 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: All nonprofit institutions included as part of a proposal must provide evidence of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and be classified as “not a private foundation” under section 509(a)(3). For institutions outside the United States, NGOSource will conduct an Equivalency Determination. For-profit institutions must demonstrate that their proposed project furthers the foundation’s charitable mission of promoting scientific and medical research. The foundation may on occasion make grants to government and public agencies, as well as to independent projects that have a qualified tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.
PURPOSE: The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is inviting applications for its Synergy Award program, a funding opportunity designed to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and improve patient outcomes.
The spirit of the award is to help scientists forge partnerships in the field of IBD, and collaboration is a key requirement of the program. It is essential, therefore, that applicants are able to demonstrate that the end product of the proposed research could not be achieved without collaboration.
Providing samples and data will be necessary throughout the grant period. In addition, a clear and essential contribution from each of the groups involved must be clearly explained in terms of percentage contribution, materials shared, quality of science achieved as a collaboration that is not attainable individually, quantification of milestones upon which the project will be measured after one year, and potential benefit to the IBD patient as a result of the collaborative efforts.
Proposals may have up to three investigators at the same or different institutions. Grants will be awarded to a single lead institution that will need to generate a sub-award(s). Researchers from any scientific discipline are eligible for funding. Typically, the researchers must hold an advanced degree (MD, PhD, or the equivalent) and an academic position at a university, medical center, or research institution.
The foundation does not provide direct assistance for individuals or individual sponsorships; sports, athletic events or league sponsorships; advertising or promotional sponsorships; deficits or retroactive funding; fraternal organizations; or organizations that discriminate based on religion, race, sexual orientation or gender.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://krfoundation.org/health/grants/synergy-award/guidelines/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

NFL Foundation Grassroots Program Invites Proposals for Field Improvement Projects
SOURCE: NFL Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The program provides grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects.
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible for a grant, projects must be sponsored by a nonprofit community-based organization registered as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or be a middle or high school. In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located within an NFL target market and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets.
PURPOSE: The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation, which provides funding for the program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the program.
The goal of the program is to provide nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance that enables them to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
To that end, the program provides grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects.
Strong preference will be given to proposals that (1) seek funds to upgrade existing facilities that are in poor condition or otherwise underutilized; (2) demonstrate active use of the fields; (3) attract matching funding that exceeds the minimum required match of 1:1; (4) involve local partnerships with nonprofit community partners (e.g., USA Football, Parks and Recreation Departments, YMCA branches, etc.) to promote youth sports safety and community programming on the fields; (5) provide for continuing maintenance and field safety; and (6) involve youth football programs that are currently registered and compliant with USA Football’s Heads Up Football player safety program. As noted above, grants are given only for capital expenditures.
The NFL requests that proposals be emailed as a PDF attachment to SportsAndRec@lisc.org.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.nflfoundation.org/applications/programs/view/grassroots
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, youth services

Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 7/2/19. 
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $1.5 million will be available under this CFP.
Project funding will range from $150,000 to $250,000 per project to accommodate studies of 12 to 24 months.
We expect that applicants proposing descriptive studies examining implementation issues would request funding of up to $150,000 for projects of up to 12 months.
For projects that go beyond implementation to assess the impact of managed care payment and contracting strategies, we expect applicants may request funding of up to $250,000 for projects lasting between 12–24 months.
Six to eight studies will be funded.
We expect to fund a diverse range of studies with varying budgets and time lines.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations.
Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields.
The Foundation may give preference to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
PURPOSE: The 2019 Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund research studies that examine how state Medicaid programs are using managed care payment and contracting strategies to address enrollees’ social needs; the ways MCOs are responding; and the effect of these activities on enrollees, plans, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. We strongly encourage applicants to consider how these activities affect health equity, meaning that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate timely evidence on the experiences of states, MCOs, Medicaid enrollees, and community-based organizations to inform future decision-making by state and federal policymakers and other key stakeholders.
CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email: transformhealth@rwjf.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/research-in-transforming-health-and-health-care-systems.html?rid=0034400001rlpkgAAA&et_cid=1742132
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 5/31/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Simons Foundation Invites Applications for Autism Research
SOURCE: Simons Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent and recommendation are due 8/8/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal on a rolling basis between 12/1/19 and 12/1/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $495,000 over three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Although eligible applicants currently must be in a postdoc training position, the award itself is not a training fellowship but instead is a research grant to newly appointed faculty. The program's selection process is uniquely designed to enhance a BTI awardee's job prospects by providing a letter that specifies SFARI financial commitment to the research project once the awardee has secured a suitable faculty position.
Applications are encouraged from postdoctoral fellows working on autism-related projects, but the award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but are interested in starting research projects in this area and who have expertise that could positively impact research on this complex disorder.
PURPOSE: The New York City-based Simons Foundation works to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications to its annual Bridge to Independence Award Program. Created in 2015, the program promotes talented early-career scientists by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. Through the program, grants of $495,000 over three years will be awarded to senior postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek a tenure-track faculty position during the upcoming academic year. The award will be activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.sfari.org/grant/bridge-to-independence-award-request-for-applications/?tab=overview
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Invites Applications for Pediatric Oncology Fellows
SOURCE: St. Baldrick’s Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 7/12/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 8/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $75,000 per year for up to two years, with an additional 30 percent for fringe benefits.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants should hold an MD or DO degree by the date the grant becomes effective and may not hold an appointment at the level of assistant professor or above. Applicants also must have a fellowship mentor who provides supervision, facilities, and research support at an American Board of Pediatrics-approved fellowship program in pediatric hematology/oncology. Principal investigators affiliated with U.S.-based academic, medical, or nonprofit institutions are eligible to apply, though applicants need not be citizen of the U.S.
PURPOSE: The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer- and donor-powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research aimed at finding cures for childhood cancers and allowing survivors to long and healthy lives.
In support of this mission, St. Baldrick’s is inviting applications for its Fellowship Awards. Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 per year for up to two years, with an additional 30 percent for fringe benefits (total yearly maximum of $97,500), will be awarded in support of pediatric oncology research. (There is an opportunity for one additional year of funding based on need and demonstrated accomplishment.) Fellows must have completed at least two years of training prior to becoming a St. Baldrick’s Fellow.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.stbaldricks.org/file/website_content/see_the_impact/2020-SBF-Fellowship-Guidelines.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/7/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health


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