Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 10 Alert # 2 - October 13, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nine in Ten Nonprofits Worldwide Still Impacted by COVID, Survey Finds
More than nine in ten nonprofits worldwide continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a quarter not sure they can survive another twelve months, a report from the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) finds. Based on a survey conducted between August 25 and September 2 of more than four hundred charitable organizations in a hundred and fifty-six countries, the report, The Face of Charities During COVID-19 Worldwide (22 pages, PDF), found that 91 percent of nonprofits reported being negatively impacted by the pandemic, down from 96.5 percent in March but up slightly from 90.4 percent in June. According to the survey, 35.95 percent of respondents were providing a regular slate of programs/services, up from 28.45 percent in May; 53.16 percent were providing programs/services on a limited basis, up from 52.3 percent; and 57.22 percent were providing new programs/services in response to COVID-related needs, up from 54.31 percent. Organizations that had suspended programming or operations cited the incompatibility of their services with online delivery (73.17 percent) or a shortage of volunteers (34.15 percent), funds (26.83 percent) or the technology and infrastructure needed for remote operations (19.51 percent). The report can be found at the Charities Aid Foundation of America website https://www.cafamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/5_CV19_Report_9_22.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 6, 2020.

Rural Hospital Proposed Standard Dollar Amounts Realignment
Senate Bill 170, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, required the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to calculate a prospective reimbursement methodology for the payment of inpatient services to rural hospitals participating in Medicaid using the hospitals’ most recent cost information. This proposed realignment of rural hospital inpatient Standard Dollar Amounts is published for public comment for proposed rates to be effective on September 1, 2021. Written comments regarding the proposed rates will be accepted until 5 p.m. November 30, 2020. Written comments may be sent by U.S. mail to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, P.O. Box 149030, Austin, Texas 78714-9030; by fax to Rate Analysis at (512) 730-7475; or by e-mail to UCTools@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, written comments will be accepted by overnight mail or hand delivery to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Attention: Rate Analysis, Mail Code H-400, Brown-Heatly Building, 4900 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas 78751. The realignment plan is available for viewing on the Provider Finance Department website https://rad.hhs.texas.gov/sites/rad/files/09-01-2021-prospective-reimbursement-rural-hospitals-in-medicaid_0.pdf
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email Sept. 8, 2020.

Public Funding Opportunities

Community-Based Care Region 8B: HHS0009018
SOURCE: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: HHS and DFPS will award one contract under this Request for Applications (RFA). Funding information is based on legislative appropriations by Catchment area, which can be found in Exhibit C - Funding Matrix and Exhibit K - DFPS Statement of Work. Please consult the full RFA for more information.
ELIGIBILITY: Community-based nonprofit or governmental entities must have an organizational mission focused on child welfare services and must have experience in delivering residential child-care and treatment services to children and youth in foster care. By submitting an application and upon award of contract, applicant attests it will obtain and maintain the following licenses:
• A separate HHS Child Placing Agency (CPA) license for its Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) contract within the designated Catchment area, if awarded a contract.
• The SSCC must be licensed as a CPA to provide foster care services by HHS Residential Child Care Licensing and must not be on probation under its CPA license as of the application due date.
• The SSCC may be an in-state or out-of-state entity; however, the SSCC must be a HHS licensed CPA.
PURPOSE: Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has identified the need to provide Community-Based Care services in a Catchment area that includes support services to all children and families that support safety, permanency and well-being of children in its legal conservatorship. DFPS sees a service delivery model that fully engages communities in serving children, youth and families provided through a performance-based contract with Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) as the approach that can most effectively meet this need in a manner that achieves improved outcomes for children in its conservatorship. The SSCC must ensure the full continuum of Substitute Care (Foster and Kinship Care), Purchased Client Services, Case Management and Reunification services for Children and Youth in DFPS legal conservatorship from the designated geographic Catchment area, those placed in the Catchment area through the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) and through interregional 
agreements.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Ross Hoffpauir, CTCM, Grants Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 2020, Austin, TX 78756. Phone: 512-406-2479. Email: ross.hoffpauir01@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0009018/HHS0009018%20Community-Based%20Care%20Region%208B%20RFA.pdf.
From Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applications website, accessed Oct. 6, 2020.
Subject(s): youth services, human services, child welfare. 

Limited Competition: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Program (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-CA-14-503): RFA-CA-20-045
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Dec. 16, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The NCI intends to commit $900,878 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 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: This limited competition Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits the renewal application for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Hazards to Humans. The IARC Monographs program, which is supported in part by the NCI, critically evaluates the published scientific evidence on carcinogenic hazards to humans. Monograph volumes are considered critical references that inform health policy and cancer research worldwide about carcinogenic hazards to reduce cancer burden globally.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.396, 93.399
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-045.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Functional Neural Circuits of Interoception (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-MH-19-242
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 18, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 18, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Institutes intend to commit approximately $3.6 million in total costs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund six to eight 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 NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a collaborative framework through which 14 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices jointly support neuroscience related research, with the aim of accelerating discoveries and reducing the burden of nervous system disorders. For further information, go to http://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/.
CFDA: 93.213; 93.350; 93.867; 93.866; 93.273; 93.286; 93.865; 93.279; 93.121; 93.113; 93.242; 93.361; 93.853
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-21-003.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, brain and nervous systems disorders.

NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-350
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. 
$ 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: The NIMH Exploratory/Developmental Grant program supports exploratory and high-risk research projects that fall within the NIMH mission by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methods, measures, models, or strategies, or to the generation of pilot or feasibility data. The preliminary work from these studies could lead to a major impact on biomedical, behavioral, or clinical mental health research or on the delivery of mental health care.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-350.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020. 
Subject(s): mental health, behavioral health, medical research.

State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program (U60) (Reissue of PAR-14-275): PAR-20-312
SOURCE: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 30, 2020, Aug. 10, 2021, Aug. 10, 2022. Due Date: Dec. 16, 2020, Sept. 14, 2021, Sept. 14, 2022. Applications must be submitted to and validated successfully by Grants.gov/eRA Commons no later than 4 p.m. CST on the due date. 
$ AVAILABLE: NIOSH intends to commit over a 5-year period about $40 million in total costs (direct and indirect) to fund about 30 applications. In 2021, NIOSH seeks to fund up to eight Fundamental, 13 Fundamental-Plus and nine Expanded Programs. Please consult the full announcement for the definitions of these categories.
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: NIOSH has established surveillance programs intended to assess the extent and severity of workplace illnesses, injuries, exposures and fatalities; identify workers and occupations at greatest risk; set program priorities for follow-up activities, including more in-depth data surveillance and outreach, prevention or intervention programs and policies to address state priorities and emerging issues; develop a broad network of partners who can assist in identifying occupational safety and health (OSH) surveillance data and best ways to disseminate results to stakeholders; communicate audience-specific educational materials and other resources for optimizing their uptake and adoption for protecting workers; and measure the effectiveness of prevention activities. OSH surveillance includes population/group- and case-based approaches and activities. Funded programs are expected to be resourceful and proactive in identifying and accessing untapped data sources for OSH surveillance, which may include creating linkages between data sources. 
CFDA: 93.262
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-312.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020. 
Subject(s): occupational safety/health.

Testing Lifespan-Healthspan-Extension Interventions in the Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD/ADRD) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-18-514
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 5, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity (FOA) encourages small business-based (STTR) research and development of commercial pharmaceutical interventions to extend lifespan or health span, to prevent, treat or slow the progression of symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Alzheimer's disease related dementia (ADRD) in human cells or tissue, in-vitro models or non-human animals.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-514.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020. 
Subject(s): Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, aged/seniors, medical research.

Thalassemia Program: HRSA-21-035
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 21, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $525,000 for three awards for the Thalassemia Regional Program and $75,000 for one award for the Thalassemia National Coordinating Program.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include domestic public or private entities, including Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. § 450b). See 42 CFR § 51a.3(a). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the FY 2021 Thalassemia Program. This program is comprised of two projects – Project 1 is the Thalassemia Regional Program and Project 2 is the Thalassemia National Coordinating Program. The purpose of Project 1 is to have three recipients support a regional infrastructure to increase the number of providers treating or co-managing individuals with thalassemia in their communities. The purpose of Project 2 is to coordinate tele-mentoring and educational initiatives across the regions and to improve knowledge of thalassemia and evidence-informed treatment recommendations among patients and families.
CFDA: 93.110
CONTACT: For business, administrative or fiscal questions: LaToya Ferguson, Grants Management Specialist. Phone: 301-443-1440. Email: lferguson@hrsa.gov. For programmatic or technical assistance questions: Hakim Fobia, Project Officer, Thalassemia Program, Genetic Services Branch, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs. Phone: 301-945-9842. Email: hfobia@hrsa.gov.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=b560b9cf-29d8-4eb5-a1ab-75196a530488.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 6, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, health, children with special health care needs.

Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-HD-20-020): RFA-HD-21-030
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 10, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 10, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $1 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund up to 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to address the needs of the maternal and pediatric HIV scientific community for research data translation and sharing. This initiative will support secondary data analyses using archived HIV/AIDS data and specimens to generate new research questions and findings relevant to the scientific mission and priorities of the NICHD, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch (MPIDB) and Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The goal of this initiative is to encourage the scientific community to utilize HIV/AIDS archived data sets and specimen collections to answer important questions about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, clinical manifestations and HIV-associated co-infections in maternal, pediatric and adolescent populations.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-21-030.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 6, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, women’s health, children’s health.

Private Funding Opportunities

American Association of University Women: Career Development Grants
SOURCE: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $2,000-$12,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2013. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care. 
PURPOSE: Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce in health and medical sciences, education or social sciences. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants support course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.
CONTACT: Email: aauw@applyists.com. For more information, go to https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/career-development/
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 5, 2020.
Subject(s): scholarships, health professions training, health care training.

American Association of University Women: Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science
SOURCE: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $10,000-$35,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Grants are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).
• Members of the AAUW Board of Directors, committees, panels, task forces and staff, including current interns, are not eligible to apply for AAUW’s fellowships and grants. A person holding a current award is eligible for election or appointment to boards, committees, panels and task forces.
• Grants are open to scholars who identify as women and who are conducting basic research in engineering, medicine or physical or biological sciences. AAUW follows the National Science Foundation’s definition of basic research: “activity aimed at acquiring new knowledge or understanding without specific immediate commercial application or use.”
• The grantee must plan to publish this research in a scholarly scientific publication within six months of the end of the grant year and be listed as the sole author, senior author, first author or an author of equivalent significance.
• Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in engineering, medicine or the physical or biological sciences.
• Tenured professors are not eligible.
• The grants are for tenure track, part-time and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.
• Applicants may not apply for another AAUW national fellowship or grant in the same year.
PURPOSE: Having a strong publication record is a key to receiving promotions and tenure in engineering, medicine and science. Yet persistent gender stereotypes and bias in these fields can make it difficult for women to find the time and institutional support needed to publish their research. These grants help women overcome these barriers by funding research projects that will culminate in scholarly publications.
CONTACT: Email: aauw@applyists.com. For more information, go to https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/research-publication-grants/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 5, 2020.
Subject(s): scholarships.

American Psychological Association Invites Nominations for AIDS Leadership Awards
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Two awards. Money is not attached to the awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Two awards are granted each year, one in the category of Emerging Leader and one in the category of Distinguished Leader. All nominees must be a member of APA. 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 a recognized leader in the field.
PURPOSE: This award serves to actively demonstrate the commitment of the American Psychological Association (APA) Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA) to ensure issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of policy/advocacy, research, service provision 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 or improve 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 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 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 or policy. 
CONTACT: Cherie Mitchell. Email: AIDS@apa.org. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, go to https://www.apa.org/about/awards/copa-leadership?tab=2.
From Philanthropy Digest website, accessed Oct. 7, 2012.
Subject(s): mental health, HIV/AIDS. 

Cancer Research Institute: Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP)
SOURCE: Cancer Research Institute (CRI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 1, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 1, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: CLIP grants provide up to $200,000 over a two-year period.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates for a CLIP Grant must hold a faculty appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor (or higher rank) at the time of award activation. If not, documentation from their institution must accompany the Letter of Intent indicating they will hold the position of assistant professor (or higher rank) by the time of award activation. CRI has no citizenship restrictions. Research supported by the award may be conducted at medical schools and research centers in the United States or abroad. Please note that CLIP Grants do not support research at for-profit institutions.
PURPOSE: The Cancer Research Institute Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) supports pre-clinical and translational research that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic. CLIP grants are awarded to qualified scientists exploring clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. The grant will support pre-clinical and translational research, which will provide information that can be directly applied to optimizing cancer immunotherapy in the clinic.
CONTACT: Email: grants@cancerresearch.org. For more information, go to https://www.cancerresearch.org/scientists/fellowships-grants/translational-research-grants. To access the application and guidelines, go to https://www.cancerresearch.org/scientists/fellowships-grants/translational-research-grants/clip-application-guidelines.
From Cancer Research Institute website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Cullen Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Cullen Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grant applications are accepted online throughout the year for review by the Board of Directors. The process generally takes several months. Applicants should plan accordingly if funding is desired by a certain date. 
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant requests will be considered only from (i) a tax exempt organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) and further classified as a public charity, that is, an organization which is not a “Private Foundation” within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code or (ii) a governmental unit described in Section 170 of the Code. Grants are restricted to organizations located in Texas for programs in Texas with a strong preference for initiatives in the greater Houston area.
PURPOSE: The Foundation supports a variety of charitable activities including health care, public service programs and education. 
CONTACT: Gina McEvily, Grant Administrator. Phone: 713-651-8837. Contact Ms. McEvily by using their form https://cullenfdn.org/contact-us/. For the application form and the grant guidelines, go to https://cullenfdn.org/grant-guidelines/. For more information, go to https://cullenfdn.org/
From Cullen Foundation website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020.
Subject(s): health care, health, community health services, education, human services.

Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Invites Applications for Spinal Bracing Research
SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (FPM&R)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, at least one member of the research team (Principal Investigator or co-investigator) must be a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). 
PURPOSE: The mission of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to elevate physiatry in service to others and enhance health, function and quality of life for individuals with disability through education and research. To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Aspen Spinal Bracing Research Grants program. Through the program, a single grant of $10,000 will be awarded for physiatric research on the use of spinal bracing in rehabilitation. Preference will be given to projects that address FPMR research priorities, which include chronic pain, spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Special consideration will be given to proposals that meet the foundation’s goal of driving the evidence base for cost-effective, results-oriented rehabilitative care. 
CONTACT: Email: panderson@foundationforpmr.org. For more information, go to https://foundationforpmr.submittable.com/submit/168325/aspen-spinal-bracing-research-grant.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 6, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, rehabilitation.

Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program
SOURCE: Family Caregiver Alliance, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 30, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: One award of $20,000 will be given for each of the three categories.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations include:
• Nonprofit organizations.
• Government agencies.
• Universities.
PURPOSE: The Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program offers monetary awards to programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. One award will be given in each of three categories:
Creative expression: For programs that use imaginative and creative approaches, such as art, music, theater and multimedia.
Diverse/multicultural communities: For programs that fill a gap in services, support or other types of outreach to family/informal caregivers in rural, low-income, diverse ethnic, diverse age or LGBTQ communities.
Public policy: For programs that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family/informal caregivers or care recipients.
CONTACT: Email: awards@caregiver.org.
From RhiHub This Week email, Oct. 7, 2020.
Subject(s): Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, aged/seniors, caregiver assistance. 

Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research
SOURCE: The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Register before Oct. 30, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST. Letter of Intent: Nov. 5, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 for two years starting Feb. 1, 2021. The grantee institution is required to provide funds or in-kind support to enhance the career development of the fellow (CFAR development funds, mentoring program, reduced-rate use of core facilities and such). The institution must provide support for attendance at an NIH grant-writing workshop or a similar training activity approved in advance by amfAR.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:
• Hold a research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to October 7, 2020.
• Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than July 2023.
• Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals.
• Propose a line of research sufficiently distinct from the mentor’s own research that it indicates future independence.
• Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings.
• Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world.
• Be mentored by an experienced investigator at the same institution who: (a) is qualified to oversee the proposed research; (b) has successfully supervised postdoctoral fellows; and (c) is at the associate professor level or higher.
PURPOSE: The goal of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research is to facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher’s transition to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic or non-profit institution.
CONTACT: Email: grantapps@amfar.org. For more information, go to https://www.amfar.org/Krim-RFP-10720/.
From amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research email, Oct. 7, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Events

Webinar - Empowered Women Empower Women
SPONSOR: Women United
WHEN: Oct. 20, 10-11 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Women United is a diverse, vibrant donor network supporting United Way. Join Women United for a virtual event celebrating their collective passion for community and connection. In addition to learning how Women United is making a difference for children and families in Austin, attendees will hear from an inspiring panel of representative female leaders in the community, moderated by United Way Board member and President of Elizabeth Christian Public Relations, Kristin Marcum.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to https://www.unitedwayaustin.org/upcoming-events/.
CONTACT: Phone: 512-472-6267. Email: WomenUnited@uwatx.org.
From United Way for Greater Austin website, accessed Oct. 7, 2020.

Webinar - What Coronavirus Relief Fund Subrecipients Need to Know About Federal Grant Requirements
SPONSOR: Federal Fund Management Advisor
WHEN: Oct. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This webinar offers a close look at what to expect from upcoming oversight of the unprecedented funding from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act from a subrecipient perspective. Attendees will learn about:
• Subrecipient award versus procurement contract.
• Federal requirements for subaward agreement terms and conditions.
• Pass-through entity prerogatives.
• Eligible activities and cost allowability.
• Payment procedures.
• Imposition of management systems.
• Indirect cost recognition.
• Back-up documentation and records requirements.
• Financial and performance reporting.
• Single audit compliance.
COST: Live webinar: $249. On demand recording: $249 (Available for viewing until Oct. 27, 2021). Live webinar plus on demand recording: $349. For more information and registration, go to https://www.federalfundmanagement.com/What-Coronavirus-Relief-Fund-2020.
CONTACT: Phone: 888-265-0600. Email: service@federalfundmanagement.com.

From Federal Fund Management Advisor email, Oct. 6, 2020.


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