Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 11 Alert # 2 - November 10, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nonprofit Jobs Slow to Recover from COVID-19
Employment in the nonprofit sector as of the end of September had yet to recover from the impact of COVID-19 an analysis from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds. Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the analysis found that the total number of nonprofit jobs rose 1.9 percent between August and September but was still down 7.6 percent (973,352 jobs) from February's pre-pandemic levels. Between March and September, the arts, entertainment and recreation sector was the hardest hit by job losses, down 34.7 percent, followed by education (-12.6 percent); "other services," which include religious, grantmaking, civic and professional organizations (-11.2 percent); social assistance (-10.1 percent); and health care (-4.3 percent). Although employment numbers improved between August and September for most nonprofit sectors, only social assistance saw a two-digit increase (12.8 percent), while the number of jobs in education fell 23.9 percent. Go to http://ccss.jhu.edu/september-jobs/ to view the analysis from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 4, 2020.

U.S. Charities Saw Jump in Gifts, Donations in First Half of Year
Charitable giving to large U.S. nonprofits in the first half of the year rose as donors stepped up their support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. The Chronicle's analysis of survey data from 107 charities accounting for roughly 10 percent of the nearly $450 billion donated in the U.S. last year found that gifts and donation of cash, stock and products from foundations, corporations and individuals jumped an estimated 21 percent on a year-over-year basis. For most of the organizations included in the analysis, the overall increase was driven by a spike in gifts and donations in the second quarter, with giving surging nearly 41 percent compared to the same period in 2019. Many nonprofits told the Chronicle that income from gifts and donations has remained healthy in the months since. The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s analysis can be found at https://www.philanthropy.com/article/how-big-charities-are-faring-in-their-fundraising-amid-covid
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 4, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Competing Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase IIB Grants for Brain and Behavior Tools (R44-Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-14-219): PA-18-567
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 5, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. 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: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. Please see URL for more details about eligibility for these awards.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to continue the process of developing complex instrumentation, clinical research tools or behavioral interventions for mental disorders. This FOA specifically invites applications for the competing renewal of previously funded Phase II SBIR grants.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-567.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 3, 2020. 
Subject(s): technology, mental health.

Elucidation of Mechanisms Underlying Complex Morbidities of SUD and Other Mental Illnesses in People Living with HIV/AIDS (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-21-012
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Both the letter of intent and application are due on Jan. 6, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $1.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund two 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support research that will elucidate neurobehavioral mechanisms underlying multi-morbidities involving substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in people living with HIV (PLWHIV).
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-21-012.html.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Oct. 22, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental illness.

Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES): HHS0008553
SOURCE: Department of Protective and Family Services (DFPS), Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 29, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funding anticipated annually for this grant opportunity is $14 million. DFPS anticipates making 15 to 20 awards. Anticipated annual awards may range between $100,000 and $3.4 million. The average amount currently funded for HOPES grants is $1 million annually. The minimum award for the four-year term of the grant is $400,000 and the maximum award is $13.6 million. To account for potential increases to available funding, this Request for Applications (RFA) is valued at up to $90 million for the entire period of performance. DFPS may not fully fund applications to ensure that funds are available for the broadest possible array of communities. Grants awarded from this RFA are on a cost reimbursement basis.
ELIGIBILITY: This RFA contains standardized requirements that all applicants must meet to be considered for a grant agreement under this RFA. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in disqualification of the application without further consideration. Each applicant is solely responsible for the preparation and submission of an application in accordance with instructions contained in the RFA. Information regarding DFPS and the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division is available online and can be accessed at: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/prevention_and_early_intervention/. To be awarded a grant from this RFA, an applicant must be a nonprofit entity as described by Texas Business Organization Code Chapter 22 or a governmental entity. Texas counties currently funded through HOPES I are not eligible. Please refer to the RFA for further details.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on behalf of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and pursuant to its Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) Program, seeks applications from qualified entities within the State of Texas to provide evidence-based or promising practice program services or services incorporating evidence-based strategies to strengthen families with children zero through five years of age in Texas counties. 
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Jennifer Kim, CTCD, CTCM, Contract Specialist V. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 2020, Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: jennifer.kim@hhsc.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0008553/HHS0008553-HOPES-RFA.pdf.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Nov. 3, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, child welfare, prevention.

Implementing the Most Successful Interventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in U.S. Communities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-17-491
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. 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: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to translate and adapt the most successful global, evidence-based HIV-related service provision strategies to marginalized populations in the United States (U.S.) with a substantial risk of HIV-infection and AIDS. The ultimate goal is to produce improvements in HIV-related health outcomes in these key populations through strategies that successfully and durably reach them with timely HIV testing, prevention and treatment technologies that lead to the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 benchmarks: by 2020, 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-491.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 3, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention.

NIDDK Catalyst Award (DP1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DK-20-024
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 6, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 6, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $4.25 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 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.
PURPOSE: The NIDDK Catalyst Award is designed to complement NIDDK's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists who propose pioneering and transformational studies in topic areas of interest to NIDDK's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and to NIDDK's Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. Applications should be focused on major scientific challenges and have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on diseases and conditions that are central to the mission of these two divisions within NIDDK. To be considered responsive to this initiative, the proposed research should reflect new and novel scientific directions that are distinct from concepts and approaches being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-20-024.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 2, 2020. 
Subject(s): diabetes, nutrition, medical research.

PrEP Choice: Increasing the Use of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in an Era of Choices: RFA-PS-21-003
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 30, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $31.2 million for 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.
• Bona fide agents.
• Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to: a) implement evidence-based provider and patient education and support tools in clinical settings to increase screening for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) indications, PrEP counseling, PrEP initiation and PrEP adherence and persistence by men who have sex with men (MSM) and b) to understand PrEP use and reasons for selection of a PrEP formulation and switching patterns associated with the use of daily, 2-1-1 and injectable PrEP. Implementation science methods will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the provider education module and support tools. The recipient will also collect data to describe real-world PrEP use among MSM in an era of multiple PrEP options.
CFDA: 93.941, 93.943
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328319.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Oct. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Program: HRSA-21-028
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Dec. 21, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include domestic public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, hospitals and state and local governments.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Technical Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to:
• Identify key policy issues and knowledge gaps among RHCs about topics including regulatory and program compliance, billing and reimbursement, quality improvement, best practices around disease management and care coordination and RHC policy priorities.
• Identify tools, resources and strategies to address policy issues, knowledge gaps and other challenges faced by RHCs.
• Inform RHCs and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues that affect, or have the potential to affect, care delivery.
 The health care delivery system is evolving, with an emphasis on finding new approaches to improve health outcomes, control costs and improve population health. Financial incentives are moving from volume-based to value-based services, with a focus on quality of care in all settings and improving transitions of care as patients move between care settings. Within this environment, RHCs provide care to millions of rural residents, often serving as the sole health care provider in a community and serving as the de facto safety net for rural residents. Many RHCs are small organizations with limited resources. These RHCs require support to effectively participate in the changing health care environment and to prepare for related policy and regulatory changes. The Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Program provides technical assistance (TA) including tools, resources and strategies that are easily accessible to geographically dispersed RHCs and could be used to inform rural health care providers and other federal, state and local stakeholders. The TA may also include topics related to public health priorities such as ending the opioid epidemic and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CFDA: 93.155
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=4238daf1-dcca-45c1-bde3-317f65df9ec1.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 4, 2020. 
Subject(s): rural health, health policy research, public health, health centers.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01) (Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-17-334): PAR-18-434
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. 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 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct research to advance the understanding and application of synthetic biology for human health. It will support the development of innovative tools and technologies in synthetic biology and their application in biomedical research and human health. An integrative research plan based on collaborations of synthetic biologists with computational scientists, cell biologists, engineers or physician scientists is strongly recommended. Early stage investigators in synthetic biology are especially encouraged to apply.
CFDA: 93.213, 93.286, 93.394
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-434.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 3, 2020. 
Subject(s): technology, medical research.


Private Funding Opportunities

2021 Youth Garden Grant
SOURCE: KidsGardening
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 18, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: A total of 30 programs will receive awards. Twenty-five programs will receive an award package of gardening supplies, including a hand tool package, spray nozzle, a tubtrug, a paper pot press, gardening gloves, seed package, a big bag bed, a countertop gardening system, organic fertilizer and KidsGardening curriculum books along with a $250 cash prize. The top five programs will receive all the items listed above, as well as a twin shut-off valve from Dramm Corporation and a $1,000 customizable garden tool package from Corona Tools.  
ELIGIBILITY: The Youth Garden Grant is open to any nonprofit organization, public or private school or youth program in the United States or U.S. territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one. Programs that serve at least 15 children between the ages of three and 18 are encouraged to apply. Previous Youth Garden Grant winners who wish to reapply must wait one year after receiving the award and must prove that their garden programs have been significantly expanded.
PURPOSE: The 2021 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated need, program impact and sustainability. Preference will be given to programs supporting under-resourced communities. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://kidsgardening.org/2021-youth-garden-grant/.
From DSHS Texas School Health Program Friday Beat email, Oct. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): children, nutrition/food services.

The American Psychological Foundation Welcomes Nominations for the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: A single recipient will receive a $2,000 award, a plaque and an all-expense-paid round trip to the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, where the award is presented. Awardees are also invited to give a special address.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE section.
PURPOSE: The award recognizes the significant career contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology, including the development of innovative curricula and courses, effective teaching methods or materials and evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/brewer?tab=3.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): mental health, conference support.

Fit for Life Foundation Welcomes Proposals That Address Healthy Aging
SOURCE: Fit for Life Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 23, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Every year, the Fit for Life Foundation awards grants of $100,000 to three nonprofit organizations or social enterprises that are pioneering projects aimed at promoting lifelong fitness and health.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for a Fit for Life award, applicants must be legally registered as a nonprofit or social enterprise in its country/countries of operations. The Foundation will not consider applications from research institutes, government/public-sector institutes, political organizations or organizations that discriminate in their leadership, staffing or service provision on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation, religious belief or sexual orientation. Applications from organizations anywhere in the world will be considered.
PURPOSE: The mission and activities of the organization or initiative must directly address healthy aging for older (65+ years) or middle-aged people (45+ years). The Foundation welcomes solutions related to physical fitness, exercise and sport, mental well-being, mobility, nutrition, at-home care, community support for older people, prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or other forms of preventative health support.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.fitforlife.foundation/awards-application.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, health promotion/wellness.

Medical Library Association Invites Applications for Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant
SOURCE: Medical Library Association (MLA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the MLA and be a citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada. The applicant may be a recent graduate or a librarian with significant experience in health sciences libraries and a member of the Latinx under-represented group or have an interest in providing Latinx community information services.
PURPOSE: With the aim of enhancing health care, education and research around the world, the Medical Library Association has worked since 1898 to foster excellence in the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information services. To help advance that mission, the association welcomes applications for the Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant. Endowed by MLA past-president Naomi C. Broering on the occasion of her more than forty-plus years as a member of the MLA, the award provides $1,000 to a person of Latinx ethnicity or a person who has an interest in Latinx community information services. Librarians who want to pursue a professional activity in the latest medical information services using the latest technical formats are encouraged to apply.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=306.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): health literacy, scholarships.  

Misophonia Research Fund Announces 2021 Request for Proposals
SOURCE: Misophonia Research Fund, REAM Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: Dec. 11, 2020. Select applicants will be invited to submit a formal proposal by Jan. 8, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $400,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a grant, applicant organizations must be a domestic or non-U.S. nonprofit academic or research institution (including colleges, universities, medical schools and other related academic research institutions) or a qualified government agency with an active biomedical research program. All proposed research projects must be led by a principal investigator (PI) who holds a doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Psy.D., Au.D.) or related research doctorate degree. PIs must be either an independent investigator or a postdoctoral fellow. PIs must be selected by and identified by the applicant organization.
PURPOSE: Misophonia is a condition where individuals experience strong negative emotions in response to specific sensory stimuli such as the sounds of a person chewing. Some studies have found that as many as one in five individuals report strong feelings of disgust, rage or anxiety in response to specific sounds. Many of those suffering from misophonia report being unable to participate in important activities such as attending school or participating in family gatherings. The field sits at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience and audiology and the program hopes to attract novel proposals across these fields in its third year of funding. Proposals must address one or more of the following three broad areas in human, animal or relevant research models: 1) research focused on characterizing misophonia, including exploring its underlying mechanisms, expression, natural history or development; 2) development of diagnostic tools to facilitate rapid, physiologically-relevant assessment; 3) clinical or model studies of specific interventions, including studies investigating comparative effectiveness, novel treatments and controlled trials of promising treatments.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://misophoniaresearchfund.org/
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): hearing/deafness, mental health, medical research, brain and nervous system disorders. 

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program
SOURCE: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 14, 2021 by 3 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to 12 awards for $60,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have no more than 36 months of postdoctoral research experience (in a research laboratory) at the time of application and not be more than five years from their Ph.D.s; be nominated by a qualified mentor at the degree-granting institution where the applicant will conduct the postdoctoral/fellowship training; be approved by an official responsible for sponsored programs (generally from the grants office, office of research or office of sponsored programs) at the degree-granting institution; have secured a postdoctoral position with funding (including support by the mentor’s existing research grants) at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada and begin the postdoctoral position on or by the designated award commencement date; be underrepresented minorities (i.e. American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander); be citizens of the United States or Canada (at the time of application); and devote at least 75 percent of their time to research.
PURPOSE: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/diversity-science/postdoctoral-enrichment-program
From Burroughs Wellcome Fund website, accessed Nov. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.

Request for Proposals Addressing Access to Care
SOURCE: Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 10, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The Foundation expects to make up to two grant awards. Each award will be in the amount of $50,000 per year over a two-year period for a total of $100,000 per grant.
ELIGIBILITY: Academic researchers from universities or research institutions that provide mental and behavioral health programs for children and adolescents are eligible. Investigators can be at any stage in their career but must have collected enough pilot data to inform the development of the proposed research project and must be well enough established to lead an effort such as this. For investigators who are relatively early in their career, the Foundation recommends partnering with a more senior academic researcher who has expertise in program development and dissemination.
PURPOSE: In 2016, the KTGF embarked on an initiative to improve access to mental health care for children and adolescents, especially those from families with limited supports and resources. The principal objective of this initiative has been to fund academic research in the development of innovative models of service delivery such as those that leverage technology, non-traditional treatment settings, and professional and paraprofessional treatment providers or others (e.g. teachers, parents, primary care physicians). With COVID-19, access to mental health care has become even more challenging, especially for children of low-income families. As a result, the Foundation is reissuing the Request for Proposals Addressing Access to Care.
CONTACT: Email: info@klingenstein.org. For more information, go to https://klingenstein.org/klingenstein-third-generation-foundation/other-grants/applying/.
From Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation website accessed Nov. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health. 


Events

Webinar - Taking Stock: Using the Needs Assessment Framework to Level Up Professionally with Lacy Alana
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College (ACC)
WHEN: Nov 17, noon-1 p.m. CST. 
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Needs assessments have been completed by businesses for years to clarify what is – and isn’t – working within their companies. In the nonprofit world, it isn’t always possible for an organization to pause everything and complete a full assessment. Nonprofits often rely on systems created quickly to meet a need or extinguish a crisis. Because of this, conducting your own professional needs assessment, looking at your professional roles, systems and contributions can go a long way. This live, hands-on, active workshop is open to all. Come prepared to interact and consider using a device that allows you to use video. This is part three of a four-part workshop series. Each workshop can be progressive and add onto the last but can also be taken alone.
COST: $5-$30. For more information, go to https://www.nonprofitaustin.org/event/taking-stock-using-the-needs-assessment-to-level-up-professionally-2/
CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College. Phone: 512-223-7111. For registration and payment questions: Anh Pham. Email: anh.pham@austincc.edu. For questions about course content: Lacy Alana. Email: yesandbrain@gmail.com.
From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College website, accessed Nov. 4, 2020.

Webinar - Managing Up
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: Nov. 19, 9-11 a.m. CST. 
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This training is intended for middle managers, board members or anyone who frequently interacts with higher levels of leadership. Attendees will: 
• Assess their own comfort in dealing with authority figures.
• Learn to use straightforward tools to help them break through the clutter surrounding busy bosses.
• Learn how to elicit the support of critical colleagues.
COST: $75. For more information, go to https://saafdn.org/event/managing-up/.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation. Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: Learning@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation website, accessed Nov. 4, 2020.


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