Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 7 Alert # 5 - July 30, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

College Graduates with Debt More Likely to Give Back
More than eight in ten college-educated Americans view the rising cost of higher education as a top issue in the 2020 election campaign, a report from educational fundraising platform GiveCampus finds.
Based on a survey of 1,000 college-educated adults, the report, 2019 Economics of Education Report: U.S. College Graduates' Views on Giving, Student Debt, and the Cost of Education, found that 91 percent of Gen Z (individuals between the ages of 18 and 29), 87 percent of millennials, 85 percent of Gen X, and 74 percent of boomer respondents said the rising cost of postsecondary education was "one of the most important issues" in the 2020 election. Conducted by Wakefield Research, the survey also found that the cohort which most cares about the issue are people who support their alma mater philanthropically, with 93 percent of respondents who supported their alma mater in the last twelve months saying the rising cost of college should be a top election issue.
According to the report, survey respondents were nearly three times more likely to donate to a charitable cause other than a school than to give to their alma mater (65 percent vs. 22 percent). And while 93 percent of those who gave to their colleges in the last twelve months also gave to a charitable cause, only 31 percent of those who gave to a charity also gave to their alma mater. The report also found that scholarship recipients were three times more likely than non-scholarship recipients to give to their alma mater (30 percent vs. 10 percent), even though they were more likely to be making monthly student loan payments (50 percent vs. 27 percent), while alumni with student loan debt were nearly three times more likely than those without debt to have given to their alma mater in the last twelve months (34 percent vs. 12 percent). Alumni donors with monthly student loan payments also were nearly twice as likely to give more than $1,000 in a year to their alma mater than those without student loan payments (44 percent vs. 23 percent).
In addition, four out of ten (44 percent) survey respondents believed that a gift had to be at least $1,000 to make an impact, while only 26 percent said that gifts under $100 mattered. Among those who gave to their colleges in the past year, 47 percent believed that only gifts of more than $1,000 made a difference and only 16 percent made gifts of less than $100. And 40 percent of all respondents who gave to their alma mater and 31 percent of the group with the strongest tendency to give — alumni with student debt — said they would be more likely to give, to give more frequently, or to give in larger amounts if they could do so quickly and easily via their mobile phones.
The report's recommendations for strengthening colleges' fundraising efforts include providing greater transparency and a broader choice of giving options; focusing on communicating impact; elevating small gifts; and enhancing mobile giving channels.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 7/16/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (U54 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of RFA-AT-15-001): RFA-AT-20-002 
SOURCE: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/22/19. Application: 11/22/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCCIH intends to commit $2,250,000 in FY 2020 to fund one award. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for a Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research to provide leadership in the study of natural product drug interactions. The ultimate goals of this program are to 1) clearly establish the clinical relevance of pharmacokinetic interactions from a select number of natural products, and 2) provide guidance and leadership to the broader research community on how best to research metabolism mediated drug interactions involving complex natural products. 
CFDA: 93.213
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-20-002.html
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Subject(s) medical research

Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) HEALTHY KIDS AI/AN: CMS-2D2-20-001 
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Not listed.
ELIGIBILITY: This Funding Opportunity is open to the following individual eligible entities, or coalitions headed by eligible entities: Indian Health Service (IHS) Providers’ Tribes and Tribal organizations operating a health program under a contract or compact with the Indian Health Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) (P.L. 93-638, as amended); and Urban Indian organizations operating a health program under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA)(P.L. 94-437, as amended).
PURPOSE: These grants will support innovative outreach strategies aimed at increasing the enrollment and retention of eligible AI/AN children in Medicaid and CHIP, emphasizing activities tailored to communities where AI/AN children and families reside, and enlisting tribal and other community leaders and tribal health and social services programs that serve eligible AI/AN children and families.
CFDA: 93.767
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318502&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, 7/24/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health promotion/wellness, minority health

Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-CA-17-033): RFA-CA-19-034 
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/18/19, 5/19/20, 9/18/20. Application: 10/18/19, 6/19/20, 10/18/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit (total costs) $5.2 million in FY2020 and $5.2 million in FY2021 to fund up to eight awards for both rounds.
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.
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for development of translational research programs that are focused upon investigating cancer health disparities. The P20 grants will support feasibility and planning activities to build comprehensive cancer health disparities research programs. It is the expectation that the research programs developed by the P20 awards should be competitive with other applications for a full Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE), addressing cancer health disparities as a cross-cutting research theme. 
All applications must propose translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of cancers found to disproportionately affect specific racial/ethnic minority populations. Furthermore, all research projects must be focused upon knowledge of human biology with a translational human endpoint proposed.
All the proposed P20 programs must include a minimum of two well-developed translational research projects, as well as contribute significantly to the development of specialized shared resources core facilities, improved research model systems, and collaborative research activities with other institutions, P20 awardees, and/or current SPORE grantees 
CFDA: 93.393; 93.394; 93.395
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-034.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 7/24/19icon 
Subject(s) cancer research, disparities

Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program: FR-6300-N-13
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/9/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $324 million for 70 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only cities, counties/parishes, and other units of local government, and certain states and Native American Tribes are eligible applicants. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant program is to maximize the number of children under the age of six years protected from lead poisoning by assisting states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned target housing.
CFDA: 14.900
CONTACT: Yolanda Brown, email: Yolanda.A.Brown@hud.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317480&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, 7/24/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health promotion/wellness

Microbiome and Aging: Impact on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AG-20-030 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/30/19. Application: 10/30/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $2.5 million in FY 2020 to fund five to seven 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 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites projects focused on defining the factors that influence microbiome composition and functional characteristics during aging, understanding how the aging microbiome relates to the causes and pathophysiology of age-related chronic diseases, and development and testing of targeted interventions through diet, drugs, or live organisms. This FOA will accept basic mechanistic, preclinical studies in animal models and human studies leveraging existing human longitudinal cohorts.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-030.html
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Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-AG-19-017): RFA-AG-20-010 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 10/22/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2020 to fund approximately seven to 10 awards for this RFA and its companion. Future year amounts are contingent upon annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early-stage physicians and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-010.html
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Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of RFA-AG-19-018): RFA-AG-20-011 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 10/22/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2020 to fund approximately seven to 10 awards for this RFA and its companion. Future year amounts are contingent upon annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early-stage physician and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-011.html
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Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

Preclinical Screening for Natural Product Drug Interactions (Clinical Trial Not Allowed, R21): RFA-AT-20-001 
SOURCE: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/1/19. Application: 11/1/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCCIH intends to commit $1.5 million in FY 2020 to fund five 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications that seek to identify natural products with the potential to inhibit or induce Phase I and Phase II drug metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters, thereby possibly contributing to pharmacokinetic interactions with other medications. 
CFDA: 93.213
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-20-001.html
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Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invites Applications for Standard Research Innovation Grants
SOURCE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, PIs must be affiliated with not-for-profit institution or organization in the U.S. or abroad. Applications from the Veterans Administration also are eligible. 
PURPOSE: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
To advance this mission, AFSP is inviting applications for its Standard Research Innovation Grants program. Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of new directions or initiatives in suicide research from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, and health services administration. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.
While prior research on suicide is not required, applicants are expected to show evidence of prior research or research training in a related field.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://afsp.org/our-work/research/grant-information/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation Invites Proposals for Research on Microbial Links to Alzheimer's
SOURCE: Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSAF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will consider funding requests of up to $100,000 over a calendar year. A detailed budget in line with the scope of the project must be included with every application.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation strongly encourages applications by women, people of color, underrepresented populations, and those who have experienced varied and non-traditional career trajectories. International applications also are welcome.
PURPOSE: Through a partnership with Alzheimer's Quest, Inc. and the Benter Foundation, the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation (IDSA Foundation) has issued a call for research focused on identifying a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. 
The primary objectives of the program are to obtain evidence that an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer's disease; and to promote novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer's disease. To be considered for funding, proposals must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer's disease.
The program supports basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches to Alzheimer's research and is open to established investigators, academic, and health professionals in all disciplines and health-related professions, as well as non-members of IDSA. Multiple investigators working on the project at the time of application are allowed but there may only be one principal investigator. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.idsafoundation.org/curing-alzheimers-disease/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Eczema Foundation Invites Applications for Eczema Champion Research Grants
SOURCE: National Eczema Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of up to $100,000 each. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include associate professors and above who have or have had national-level funding as a principal investigator (or co-PI) within the past three years on an R01 grant or its equivalent (e.g., VA Merit Award, NSF grant, NIH program project or cooperative grant). Applicants need not be a U.S. citizen and the research need not take place in the United States.
PURPOSE: The National Eczema Association acts as a voice, resource, and hub for the millions of Americans who are living with eczema.
To advance its mission, the organization is inviting applications for its Eczema Champion Research Grant program. Through the program, two grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded to experienced researchers in support of innovative, cutting-edge investigations related to eczema. Grants are intended to facilitate trail-blazing research by established investigators who have built a life-long career in eczema research, as well as by thought leaders from other areas of study able to bring additional perspectives to the forefront. The awards also serve as a bridge for previous NEA Catalyst Research Award recipients by providing a funding mechanism enabling them to stay in the field and strengthen their research program and commitment to advancing understanding of this serious disease.
The organization has identified the following research priorities: cutting-edge basic and translational science; eczema heterogeneity: novel insights; innovations in clinical practice and care; understanding and alleviating disease burden; and eczema prevention.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://nationaleczema.org/research/research-we-fund/for-researchers/eczema-champion-research-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National MS Society Accepting Proposals for Collaborative MS Center Awards 
SOURCE: National MS Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-applications: 8/28/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society offers special funding for Collaborative MS Research Centers to help stimulate collaboration and interaction in MS research among independent investigators, strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research, and stimulate recruitment of researchers from other fields into MS research. Funding awarded through this call is intended to leverage already available research support.
To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the society's research mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.
NOTE: After the September deadline, NMMS will no longer be accepting applications for Collaborative MS Center awards; the program is being suspended in its current form but may be reconfigured to meet future research needs.
To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register on the society’s online portal (https://nmss.fluxx.io/) and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to the organization’s goals.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Collaborative-MS-Research-Centers
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National MS Society Requests Proposals for Pilot Research Award 
SOURCE: National MS Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-applications: 9/9/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society has announced a new Pilot Research Award in support of research on the effects of aging on multiple sclerosis. This request for applications is being supported by a collaboration with EMD Serono through its MS-Leadership and Innovation Network (MS-LINK™), an initiative that brings together a community of MS stakeholders, including industry, academia and advocacy groups, to form a top-tier scientific research network for sustainable transformation of MS care, with the shared goal of improving patient outcomes.
The goal of this RFA is to advance understanding of how aging contributes to the pathogenesis and natural history of MS progression and to use that knowledge to reveal potential targets and develop strategies that slow down or stop disability progression.
Areas of high impact for this program include but are not limited to approaches directed at removing barriers to OPC maturation and improve remyelination and/or neuroprotection (including stimulation of endogenous repair and cell-based approaches); therapeutic regulation of senescence to enhance regenerative capacity of neural progenitor cells; the impact of senescence on microglial/macrophage functions such as clearance of myelin debris; evaluating T and B cell senescence and its contribution to the transition of MS from an inflammatory to neurodegenerative condition; assessing astrocyte-endothelial integrity and maintenance of the blood-brain barrier; determining the contribution of senescent neurons/glial cells to neurodegenerative processes that lead to brain atrophy and disability progression; understanding mechanisms whereby juvenile MS patients experience secondary progressive MS sooner than adult patients, potentially indicating an accelerated aging process and premature biological aging; and elucidating the effectiveness of disease modifying therapy in MS during aging.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Research/National_MS_Society_EMD_RfA_2019.pdf
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Subject(s) medical research


Events

Get Hands-On with Outcomes: Data Preparation and Analysis Workshop
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: August 7, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Dallas, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Once you have your data entry forms created and have been entering data, the next steps are to make sure your organization’s data are ready for analysis (i.e. data cleaning) and then actually analyzing the data. During this workshop, participants will work one-on-one with CNM Outcomes and Evaluation Consultants to clean their data and prepare it for analysis. Participants can also receive assistance analyzing data using the Microsoft Excel Analysis ToolPak.
Required Materials: Please bring a laptop computer with Excel or Google Sheets. You should bring existing data entry templates that you would like to edit, data that has been entered and needs cleaning, or preparation for analysis, and/or data files that are ready for data analysis. WiFi access will be available.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members. For more information and registration go to https://thecnm.org/event/get-hands-on-with-outcomes-data-preparation-and-analysis-workshop/
CONTACT: CNM Dallas, (214) 826-3470. 
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Supervisor’s Guide to EEO Fundamentals
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: August 8, 12:30 to 3:30 pm.
WHERE: CNM Dallas, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Learn the basics of EEO that all supervisors should know, but often don’t. You will learn how illegal workplace discrimination is proven, and you will hear practical tips for staying in compliance with the law when hiring, promoting, disciplining or discharging an employee. The session will cover workplace harassment and the responsibilities all managers have to protect their employees. The session will also cover illegal retaliation and offer tips for how to effectively manage an employee who has made a protected complaint of workplace discrimination. And you will hear about unconscious bias and how it impacts many of the employment decisions we make. This course is a must for anyone who manages employees.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members. For more information and registration go to https://thecnm.org/event/supervisors-guide-to-eeo-fundamentals/
CONTACT: CNM Dallas, (214) 826-3470. 
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Social Media: Risk & Reward 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: August 14, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Dallas, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Social Media allows nonprofits to communicate with stakeholders in ways we never imagined just a few years ago! If used strategically, it can advance our mission and reach audiences that have previously been inaccessible. However, there are serious risks and potential legal pitfalls and if used improperly, social media can hurt your organization and even threaten your 501(c)(3) status.
Do you know your legal obligations and rights? Does your organization have effective and appropriate internal, external and personal use policies and control?
Are you using the different social media platforms strategically? Are you advancing your mission? Are you reaching your goals? How do you know?
This training session will provide valuable information and tools for those who want to take their social media use to the next level while keeping their organization out of legal hot water.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members. For more information and registration go to https://thecnm.org/event/social-media-risk-reward/
CONTACT: CNM Dallas, (214) 826-3470. 
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Public Speaking
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: August 20, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Dallas, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Whether for two minutes or 42 minutes, we must be able to communicate our message effectively. All of us participate in some form of public speaking. Whether it be speaking to your boss about a new product line, pitching your business to a group of investors or just trying to get your team on the same page, you should be able to communicate your message effectively. You want to engage and inspire your audience. You want to be able to persuade and influence those around you.
This workshop will cover the three phases of public speaking with tips and techniques to push you outside of your comfort zone and into the spotlight. All the strategies work whether you are in a one-on-one meeting or presenting to a large group. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with others in a safe and fun environment to learn how to be a more dynamic speaker.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members. For more information and registration go to https://thecnm.org/event/public-speaking-2/
CONTACT: CNM Dallas, (214) 826-3470. 
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Get Hands on With Outcomes: Incorporating Evaluation into Grant Proposals Workshop 
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: August 21, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM Dallas, 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Foundations, corporations and other funders are becoming increasingly interested in the impacts their grantees are having solving issues in the community. Grant proposals often require organizations to describe how their programs are being evaluated and the expected outcomes of those programs. In today’s increasingly competitive market for philanthropic dollars, it is critical for nonprofit organizations to be able to include evaluation methodology information. This workshop will provide insight about writing the evaluation section of grant proposals including how to describe your evaluation process and how to frame the evaluations that will be conducted. Participants will work alongside CNM Outcomes and Evaluation Consultants to develop their own program evaluation narratives they can include in future grant proposals.
Required Materials: Please bring copies of any grant applications for which you plan to apply. Also, bring any program evaluation materials that may be beneficial in preparing your evaluation descriptions. This could include logic models, goals, key program indicators (KPI), surveys, or program evaluation plans. You can bring hard copies of materials and/or you can bring a laptop computer. WiFi access will be available.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members. For more information and registration go to https://thecnm.org/event/get-hands-on-with-outcomes-incorporating-evaluation-in-grant-proposals-workshops/
CONTACT: CNM Dallas, (214) 826-3470. 
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