Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 6 Alert # 4 - June 25, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Tax Law Could Reduce Giving by $19 Billion Annually
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2017, could reduce charitable giving by $19.1 billion per year through 2025, a study commissioned by Independent Sector (IS) finds.
To gain a better understanding of the potential impact of a range of policy proposals that extend charitable giving incentives to non-itemizers, IS commissioned the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, in partnership with the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, to conduct the research. Specifically, the study analyzed the estimated impact of five policy proposals that incentivize charitable giving among non-itemizers: a deduction identical to itemizers' tax incentive; a deduction with a cap in which gifts of more than $4,000 ($8,000 for married couples filing jointly) do not receive an incentive; a deduction with a modified 1 percent floor in which donors can deduct half the value of their gift if it is below one percent of their income and the full amount of the donation above one percent; a non-refundable 25 percent tax credit; and an enhanced deduction that provides additional incentives for low- and middle-income tax payers.
According to the study, Charitable Giving and Tax Incentives: Estimating changes in charitable dollars and number of donors resulting from five policy proposals, estimates of giving for 2018-2025 indicate that up to 2.6 million fewer households might donate each year and charitable giving could be as much as $19.1 billion less than if the 2017 tax code changes had not become law. At the same time, all five proposals could create more donor households, and four of the five proposals could bring in more charitable dollars than are likely to be lost due to the recent changes; the non-itemizer deduction with a $4,000/$8,000 cap was the only proposal that would bring in fewer additional charitable dollars than are likely to be lost as a result of TCJA. And four of the proposals would likely generate more giving than cost to the government (the exception being the non-itemizer charitable deduction).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/11/19icon

Nonprofit Leaders of Color Face Additional Challenges
While nonprofit executives often face work-related challenges unrelated to race, in many cases those pressures and frustrations are compounded by race/ethnicity and other aspects of identity, a report from the Building Movement Project finds.
Based on a subset of data from a 2016 Race to Lead survey and a 2018 follow-up survey, as well as focus groups and interviews with nonprofit CEOs and executive directors of color, the report, Nonprofit Executives and the Racial Leadership Gap: A Race to Lead Brief, found that executives of color reported leadership challenges and frustrations such as being called on to represent a community, inadequate compensation, lack of relationships with funding sources, lack of social capital, and lack of role models at higher rates than their white peers. In focus groups and interviews, leaders of color, especially women, also mentioned the pressures of their workload resulting in negative health outcomes.
According to the report, leaders of color, on average, had smaller budgets to work with and were more likely to report lack of access to and challenges securing financial support from a variety of funding sources than did white leaders, including fundraising by board members (72 percent vs. 64 percent), support from individual donors (63 percent vs. 49 percent), and support from foundations (51 percent vs. 41 percent). The follow-up survey also found that foundation grants were often the largest source of funding for nonprofits led by executives of color, whereas white-led organizations often benefited from more diversified funding sources, including government contracts, individual donors, and fees-for-service.
In addition, the report found that executives of color were more likely to agree "somewhat" or "strongly" than white respondents that "predominantly white boards often don't support the leadership potential of staff of color" (68 percent vs. 53 percent). While similar percentages of executives of color and their white peers said they believed their organizations paid attention to racial/ethnic diversity in developing and promoting staff, developing external communications strategies, planning and prioritizing program work, and recruiting board members and staff, both white staff members and those of color were less likely than executives to say so. And while similar percentages of leaders of color and white leaders reported incorporating topics such as implicit bias, structural racism, and white privilege into organizational trainings, 50 percent and 40 percent also agreed with the statement that "nonprofits trying to address race and race equity in their organizations often create tensions that they are not equipped to resolve."
The report further noted that executive leaders of color are concentrated in identity-based organizations and suggested that funders may need to change or expand the types of organizations they fund in order to support nonprofit leaders of color. "For the nonprofit sector to achieve more diverse leadership," the report's authors conclude, "it must not only commit to increasing the number of leaders of color, but also to more effectively supporting those who reach executive roles."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/11/19icon

Study Finds Wide Disparities in Salaries of 'Key' Nonprofit Staff
Average annual compensation for top employees of nonprofits varies widely by issue area and organization type, an analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy finds. 
Based on data from the tax filings of 860 nonprofits that raise at least $35 million annually from private funders, the study found that the more than 10,000 "key" employees and officials who made at least $150,000 were paid an average of $492,180. The highest paid were key employees at hospitals and medical centers - many of them doctors who have private practices as part of their employment arrangements - averaging $750,550 a year, with nearly 20 percent of them earning more than $1 million. Nonprofit experts told the Chronicle that high salaries weren't unusual at nonprofit hospitals and medical centers because they have to compete with for-profit institutions for talent and expertise.
The next highest paid were key employees at private colleges and universities - including medical doctors and men's football and basketball coaches - who earned an average of $696,730, 41 percent above the overall average and 84 percent more than their peers at public institutions, who were paid an average of $377,970. Average annual pay among the rest of the issue areas examined were clustered more closely: key staff at health nonprofits earned an average of $354,666, followed by those working in arts and culture organizations ($351,495), public broadcasting ($339,682), and museums and libraries ($328,827). The lowest paid key employees were those at religious nonprofits ($232,671), community foundations ($234,358), United Ways ($235,962), donor-advised funds ($236,280), and social service nonprofits ($250,139). 
The analysis found a similar trend for CEO compensation, with a slight reordering at the top. Private colleges and universities paid an average of $1.8 million to individuals with "CEO" in their title and $991,570 to "presidents," while hospital and medical center CEOs were paid an average of $1.7 million, followed by CEOs in arts and culture ($872,955), public broadcasting ($710,487), and health ($625,815) organizations. 
The Chronicle notes that nonprofit pay levels increasingly have been a topic of conversation among policy makers. The tax law enacted at the end of 2017 includes a provision that levies a 21 percent tax on nonprofits that pay workers more than $1 million — including two hundred and twenty-six organizations in the Chronicle's database identified in an earlier report.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/11/19icon

Public Funding Opportunities

Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program: HRSA-20-009
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/23/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $305 million for 60 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: There are two categories of children’s hospitals that may be eligible for CHGME payments in FY 2020, depending on the funding appropriated to the program – “Currently Eligible Hospitals” and “Newly Qualified Hospitals”. Hospitals that are applying for the first time for the CHGME Payment Program may be hospitals that are eligible as a “Newly Qualified Hospital” or hospitals that are new to the CHGME Payment Program but qualify under the “Currently Eligible Hospitals” requirements.
PURPOSE: Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and goes to full service teaching hospitals that serve primarily adult patients. Freestanding children’s hospitals receive little to no GME funding from Medicare because children’s hospitals have a low Medicare caseload. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal GME funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. 
CFDA: 93.255
CONTACT: Lisa Flach-Fulcher, (301) 443-0365, email: aflach-fulcher@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316377&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, 6/12/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health education

Drug Development Tools Research Grants (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-FD-19-028 
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: FDA/CDER intends to fund up to $7,000,000, for fiscal year 2019 in support of this grant program. 
It is anticipated that up to 30 awards will be made, not to exceed $200,000 - $250,000 in total costs (direct plus indirect), per 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).
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to continue the development of drug development tools that have an accepted Letter of Intent within CDER's Drug Development Tool Qualification Program.
The grants will be used to further the development of tools that, once qualified, will be made publicly available to fill unmet needs in drug development.
CFDA: 93.103
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-19-028.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/13/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-16-428): PA-18-144
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/5/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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 initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-144.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 6/12/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research, minority health
 
Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-16-432): PA-18-162
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/16/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 
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 initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.
CFDA: 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-162.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 6/12/19icon 
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, medical research, minority health
 
HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Project budget shall not exceed $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Provides support to organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community and their caregivers.
CFDA: Not listed.
CONTACT: Angela Hawn, (865) 576-3050, email: Angela.Hawn@orau.org. For more information see https://www.orau.gov/hsc/nlm/aciop/?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, 6/12/19icon 
Subject(s) health information, HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Mechanistic Basis of Diffuse White Matter Disease in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-18-413): RFA-NS-19-039 
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/14/19. Application: 8/14/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NINDS intends to commit up to $3,750,000 in FY 2020 to fund up 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-testing research to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie diffuse white matter disease and small vessel disease in the brain and how they may contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia.
CFDA: 93.853, 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-039.html
From NIH web site, accessed 6/14/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Association Invites Nominations for AIDS Leadership Awards - Distinguished Leader
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: As defined by the association, emerging leaders are psychologists who have received their doctorate within the past ten years, have made substantial contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS, and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked for ten years or more after receiving their doctorate. Applicants should have a longstanding influence on HIV/AIDS issues and should be recognized leaders in the field. All nominees must be must be a member of APA.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for its annual Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award.
Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of policy/advocacy, research, service provision, and/or teaching/mentoring as defined below:
Policy/Advocacy — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in policy/advocacy-related activities that improve the welfare of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or improves the delivery of prevention services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Research — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the conduct, dissemination, and translation of high-quality research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care, and/or policy.
Service Provision — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the delivery of psychological services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or the delivery of technical or support services to community agencies that provide a range of HIV/AIDS-related services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Teaching/Mentoring — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in educating psychologists or students in psychology about HIV/AIDS practice, research, and/or policy. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/about/awards/copa-leadership?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/17/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

American Psychological Association Invites Nominations for AIDS Leadership Awards - Emerging Leader 
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: As defined by the association, emerging leaders are psychologists who have received their doctorate within the past ten years, have made substantial contributions to the field of HIV/AIDS, and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked for ten years or more after receiving their doctorate. Applicants should have a longstanding influence on HIV/AIDS issues and should be recognized leaders in the field. All nominees must be must be a member of APA.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for its annual Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award.
Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of policy/advocacy, research, service provision, and/or teaching/mentoring as defined below:
Policy/Advocacy — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in policy/advocacy-related activities that improve the welfare of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or improves the delivery of prevention services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Research — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the conduct, dissemination, and translation of high-quality research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment/care, and/or policy.
Service Provision — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the delivery of psychological services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or the delivery of technical or support services to community agencies that provide a range of HIV/AIDS-related services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Teaching/Mentoring — Individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in educating psychologists or students in psychology about HIV/AIDS practice, research, and/or policy. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/about/awards/copa-leadership?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/17/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Invites Applications for Fellowship Award
SOURCE: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may apply at any time prior to their initial assistant professorship appointment (or equivalent); postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and clinical instructors are eligible to apply. Candidates holding or awarded NIH K awards at the time of application are not eligible to apply. Candidates holding institutional K12 awards may apply but must turn back K12 funding if they are awarded a Runyon Fellowship.
PURPOSE: Offered by the Damon Cancer Research Foundation, the Damon Runyon Fellowship Award supports theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.
Through the program, awards will be made to institutions for the support of a fellow under direct supervision of a sponsor, a scientist (tenured, tenure-track, or equivalent) capable of providing mentorship to the fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution, and supervision of the proposed research, the sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. Fellowships are granted for a four-year term, with second-, third-, and fourth-year funding contingent on satisfactory progress reports. In addition, fellows in their first and third years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.
The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)
To receive level-one support, basic and physician-scientists must have received their degrees no more than eighteen months prior to the application deadline date, have not been in their sponsors' labs for more than a year prior to the application deadline date, and commit to spend 100 percent of their time on Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
To receive level-two support, physician-scientist applicants (MD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM, or the equivalent) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be board-eligible in the United States at the start date of the fellowship, and be able to devote at least 80 percent of their time to Damon Runyon-supported research activities.
CONTACT: lease see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/fellowship
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/17/19icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer education/prevention, cancer research

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project – including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the Grantee section of our website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/grantees.
ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants that are either institutes of higher education, 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. Other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are also eligible to apply. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible, but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.
PURPOSE: Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.
CONTACT: Erin Hagan, email: evidenceforaction@ucsf.edu. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/evidence-for-action-investigator-initiated-research-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 6/9/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research, health promotion/wellness

Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Accepting LOIs for Community-Based HIV/AIDS Efforts
SOURCE: Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 7/26/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 9/21/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations in the areas of care and direct services, education, and research. Grants are awarded semi-annually in support of new or established programs of direct benefit to clients and/or target audiences, and requests from anywhere in the United States will be considered.
Priority will be given to requests from smaller communities, rural areas, and other locations with a scarcity of available funding; requests for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures; and/or innovative ideas for meeting basic needs.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.krhofmann.org/application
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/17/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, rural health

Migraine Research Foundation Issues Request for Proposals
SOURCE: Migraine Research Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/2/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Seed grants of up to $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Migraine Research Foundation, in partnership with the Association of Migraine Disorders, has issued a Request for Proposals for migraine research projects.
Seed grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to basic and clinical projects that may lead to better treatment and quality of life for sufferers of migraine disorders. MRF is committed to discovering the causes of migraine disease and improving its treatments, and AMD has a particular interest in better understanding migraine variants. Through the RFP, the two organizations are seeking projects that will help sufferers by advancing the ability to understand and treat migraine. Grant funds must be used exclusively for research or directly related to research equipment. Capital expenditures, administrative costs (including IRB approval), institutional overhead, publication expenses, and travel costs will not be funded.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://migraineresearchfoundation.org/for-researchers/rfp-and-grant-application/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/17/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Invites Applications for Clinical Care Physician Fellowship
SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-applications are due 7/31/19. Upon review, formal applications will be due 8/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A stipend of $75,000 will be awarded to the fellow’s institution in support of the program activities.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD or DO degree (or equivalent) and be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Residents who have or will have received training in neurology or psychiatry in the United States and who are in the PGY3 or PGY4 stage (or beyond) are eligible to apply. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites applications for its Clinical Care Physician Fellowship.
The program offers a one-year post-residency program designed to train a board eligible/certified neurologist or psychiatrist in specialized MS clinical care, including the opportunity to perform new patient consultations and follow-up evaluations under the supervision of an MS specialist physician. The fellow also will participate in multidisciplinary team activities, lectures, and professional meetings.
A stipend of $75,000 will be awarded to the fellow’s institution in support of the program activities.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange the proposed training with an appropriate mentor/institution. Applicant and mentor teams are expected to propose a program that largely involves direct, supervised MS patient care along with other activities that expose the applicant to a multidisciplinary healthcare team and didactic activities. The focus of the fellowship is clinical care (not research).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Clinical-Care/Resources-for-You-and-Your-Practice/Clinical-Fellowships-and-Grants/MS-Clinical-Care-Physican-Fellowship
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/17/19icon
Subject(s) health education

Rheumatology Research Foundation Invites Applications for Research Experiences
SOURCE: Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $4,000 will be awarded for eight-week research or clinical preceptorship to be completed within twelve months of the award start date, while grants of 2,000 will be awarded for at least a four-week clinical preceptorship. Grant recipients also will receive up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the ACR/ARP annual meeting.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a LCME or AOA COCA-accredited medical school and be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or in lawful possession of a permanent resident card. Undergraduate students who have been accepted into medical school, students enrolled in an accredited graduate school, or undergraduate students who have been accepted into graduate school are eligible to apply. The preceptor must be an ACR member or ARP member at the time of submission and for the duration of the award, though student researchers are not required to be members.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Rheumatology Research Foundation mission is to advance training and research focused on improving the health of people with rheumatic diseases.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Medical and Graduate Student Preceptorship program.
The foundation seeks to attract promising physician-scientists to the field of rheumatology and introduce residents to the specialty of rheumatology by supporting a full-time clinical or research experience in the broad area of rheumatic disease.
The preceptorship is not designed to replace a clinical clerkship in rheumatology. Programs should be designed as a "shadow" experience, with the student observing the preceptor and not expected to perform independent patient management. Examples of such experiences would primarily include observing patient contact in the clinical office, accompanying the preceptor on rehabilitation facility visits, hospital rounds, and/or conferences at the preceptor's institution.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.rheumresearch.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/13/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Rural Leadership Pathways Learning Initiative
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Deadline for receipt of brief proposals: 7/8/19.
$ AVAILABLE: There will be one award for up to $500,000 for 12 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Collaborations of multiple partners or consultants are welcome. If applying as a collaboration, only one organization may represent the collaboration and be the lead contact in the application process.
PURPOSE: While people in rural places are supporting leadership development in ways that work for their context, national funders and players often don't know what those solutions are, aren’t always connected to them, and don't know how to best support them. In order to better partner with, support and connect rural leaders to advance social and economic opportunity that in turn lead to better health and well-being in their communities, RWJF is seeking a partner to design and implement a Rural Leadership Pathways learning initiative, to elucidate and make meaning of the unique leadership pathways, experiences and contexts in rural communities. Through this initiative, funders and, more broadly, the field of stakeholder’s interest in helping rural places thrive, will have opportunities to learn what is already working in rural places to develop, strengthen and advance rural leadership; what people are struggling to figure out; what they see as needs and gaps; and what the role of national players and funders could be.
CONTACT: Monica Hall, email: mhall@rwjf.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/rural-leadership-pathways-learning-initiative.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 6/9/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research, rural health

Events

Crucial Conversations for Nonprofits
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College 
WHEN: July 25-26, 9 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 411.0, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Whenever you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, it’s likely a crucial conversation is keeping you stuck. Whether it’s a problem with poor quality, declining organizational support, or a strained relationship—whatever the issue—if you can’t talk honestly with nearly anybody about almost anything, you can expect poor results.
Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your nonprofit organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
COST: $285. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crucial-conversations-for-nonprofits-tickets-55994010593
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Grant Writing Certificate
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: September 9-13, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: The Grant Writing Certificate Program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. Instructor Jack Smith is an accomplished grant writer with an easygoing style who packs each day with a vast amount of content and expertise. In addition, you’ll receive an extensive package of materials to use both during the week and for future grant writing projects. The Grant Writing Certificate Program is a hands-on workshop, not just a series of lectures. Class size is intentionally small in order to provide personalized attention while you build a real, usable work product.
This certificate program is composed of four sessions held over five days for a total of 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs):
* Introduction to Grant Writing (6 hours)
* Hands-on Grant-Writing Workshop (12 hours)
* Grant Research: Targeting Funds for Nonprofits Online (6 hours)
* Coordinating Grant Writing with Development (6 hours)
Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. Grant Writers need to stay on top of the latest trends that include more online grant applications, requirements for better-designed evaluations and new social policies that determine grant opportunities. Participants that have completed our Grant Writing Certificate Program will have increased his/her chances of winning competitive grants through a better understanding of the entire grant process. A laptop computer is required for 3 days of the program and familiarity with the personal computer environment is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this program.
COST: $750. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-writing-certificate-tickets-55520587572
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Leadership EQ
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: September 18, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 410.0, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Leadership EQ is a leadership development workshop that is centered on Emotional Intelligence and Neuroscience, while incorporating important leadership models. LEADERSHIP EQ pulls learnings from the likes of Simon Sinek, Travis Bradberry, Daniel Goleman, John Maxwell, Brene’ Brown, and McChesney, Covey & Huling’s The Four Disciplines of Execution, in an introspective look at how leaders succeed. 
COST: $49. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-eq-tickets-61602845770
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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Grant Writing 101
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
WHEN: September 24, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Studies, ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 411.0, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn how to write a successful grant to support any type of initiative, and this session will be especially helpful for those seeking financial support for scientific and environmental programs.

Intended primarily for beginners and novices, topics covered will include grant research, the different types of grantors (government, private, corporate), planning and executing a grant proposal, getting help, evaluation, and many tips and best practices for success. A question and answer session at the end will help participants leave with specific advice for future grant-writing endeavors. 
COST: $29-$49. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-writing-101-tickets-61999804083
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College, (512) 223-7080, email: katelyn.tolliver@austincc.edu.
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