Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 12 Alert # 1 - December 1, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

DSHS to Hold HIV-STD Conference Coinciding with World AIDS Day
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is holding its 2020 Texas HIV-STD Conference from Dec. 1–3. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually this year. With the theme “Ending the Epidemics on HIV, HCV and STDs: Think Global, Act Local,” the conference aims to educate and inform the public and health professionals serving Texans who have or are affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Attendance is free and open to the public. Those interested can register at the conference’s webpage https://www.dshs.texas.gov/hivstd/conference/2020/. The three-day virtual conference coincides with World AIDS Day, which takes place Dec. 1 every year and is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease caused by HIV infection. 
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020.

2020 Crises Catalyzing Change in Foundation Practices, Study Finds
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate longstanding structural inequities based on race, many foundation leaders are making significant changes to their organization's policies and practices, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds. The report, Foundations Respond to Crisis: A Moment of Transformation? (28 pages, PDF), examined how foundations are responding to this year's linked COVID-19 and racial justice crises. According to the report, the most common changes enacted by foundations include the loosening or elimination of grant restrictions (66 percent), the loosening of grantee requirements (64 percent), converting as many new grants as possible into unrestricted funding (57 percent), and contributing to emergency funds (52 percent) — changes that many foundations said they were planning to implement pre-pandemic but have moved forward on an accelerated basis as a result of the virus. The survey also found that, as of July and August, 72 percent of survey respondents said they had increased or would increase their 2020 grantmaking above what they had previously budgeted, with 41 percent of them saying the increase would be 10 percent or less. The report can be found at The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s website http://cep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CEP_Foundations-Respond-to-Crisis_A-Moment-of-Transformation_2020.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 23, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Company Relocation Product Development Research Awards (RELCO): RFA C-21.1-RELCO
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 27, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage "startup" and established companies in the development of innovative products, services and infrastructure with significant potential impact on cancer patient care. The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust cancer biotech industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. This Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to encourage the relocation of existing oncology-focused companies or a substantial portion of their business to Texas. Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each RFA and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2413/rfa_c-211-relco.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research.

NICHD Small Grant Program (R03 - Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-481
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 7, 2021 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 NICHD Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology and development of new research technology.  
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-481.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, children’s health, pregnancy. 

Promoting the Importance of Infant and Childhood Vaccination Among Pregnant Women by Prenatal Care Providers: RFA-IP-21-001
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 5, 2021. Due Date: Feb. 2, 2021. All applications are due by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The estimated total funding available, including direct and indirect costs, for the entire three-year project period is $1.5 million for 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.
• Bona Fide Agents.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to investigate the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of promoting infant immunization during prenatal care visits, leading parents to vaccinate their children confidently. Prenatal care providers, including obstetricians and midwives, are trusted sources of information for pregnant women, yet many feel uncomfortable providing information or discussing concerns about infant vaccination, likely because they consider this to be outside their area of expertise. This represents a significant missed opportunity to provide important information to pregnant women from a trusted source at a critical time when research suggests maternal opinions about childhood vaccination are forming.
CFDA: 93.185, 93.083
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328395.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 24, 2021. 
Subject(s): children’s health, public health, pregnancy.

Promoting Viral Suppression Among Individuals from Health Disparity Populations Engaged in HIV Care (R01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-MD-21-002
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 15, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 15, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $3.75 million in Fiscal Year 2021 to fund four 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: This initiative will support R01 intervention projects to promote antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, ART adherence and suppressed viral load for people living with HIV (PLWH) from health disparity populations engaged in HIV care.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-21-002.html.
From Funding Information for HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB email, Nov. 11, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS, health disparities.

Seed Awards for Product Development Research (SEED): RFA C-21.1-SEED
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 27, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage "startup" companies in the development of innovative products, services and infrastructure with significant potential impact on cancer patient care.
The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust cancer biotech industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Company applicants must be headquartered in Texas or be willing to relocate to Texas upon receipt of award. Strong candidates for the SEED award have developed compelling discovery stage data or developed a working prototype (if applicable) around a novel compound, diagnostic, device or computational tool that warrants further development efforts to establish proof of concept (POC) on the commercialization pathway. In addition, strong candidates have at a minimum developed a compelling value proposition, preliminary regulatory strategy, preliminary manufacturing plan and an experienced business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested. Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each Request for Applications (RFA) and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2407/rfa_c-211-seed.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention, and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-111 
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 18, 2021, Sept. 15, 2021, May 15, 2022. Due Date: Feb. 18, 2021, Oct. 15, 2021, June 15, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit up to $3.9 million in total costs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and in FY 2023 to fund this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion FOA (RFA-MH-21-110).
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: NIMH seeks applications for pilot effectiveness projects to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of service-ready tools and technologies that can be used to advance training, quality monitoring and quality improvement efforts and ultimately improve the availability of evidence-based suicide prevention services. Specifically, this initiative encourages research on the effectiveness-implementation continuum aimed at (1) developing and testing the effectiveness of optimized, service-ready suicide prevention tools for identification, prevention and treatment of individuals at risk for suicide; and (2) testing strategies to improve adoption, implementation fidelity, and sustained use of these tools, guided by an implementation science framework. Given the focus on practice-ready accessible resources and products that could be readily integrated into practice, NIMH encourages the use of technology and other design features that make the tools scalable and robust against implementation drift, and a deployment-focused approach that takes into account the perspectives of key stakeholders (e.g., service users, providers, administrators) and system-level factors, such as workforce capacity that influence potential integration of tools into clinical workflows. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot effectiveness research to evaluate the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability, safety and preliminary indications of effectiveness of service-ready tools and technologies for suicide prevention and inform the design of definitive effectiveness trials. Support for fully-powered, definitive effectiveness studies focused on service-ready tools and technologies or suicide prevention is provided via the R01 in RFA-MH-21-110.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-111.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): suicide prevention.

Service-Ready Tools for Identification, Prevention, and Treatment of Individuals at Risk for Suicide (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-110 
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 18, 2021, Sept. 15, 2021, May 15, 2022. Due Date: Feb. 18, 2021, Oct. 15, 2021, June 15, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit up to $3.9 million in total costs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and in FY 2023 to fund this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion FOA (RFA-MH-21-111).
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: NIMH seeks applications for pilot effectiveness projects to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of service-ready tools and technologies that can be used to advance training, quality monitoring and quality improvement efforts and ultimately improve the availability of evidence-based suicide prevention services. Specifically, this initiative encourages research on the effectiveness-implementation continuum aimed at (1) developing and testing the effectiveness of optimized, service-ready suicide prevention tools for identification, prevention and treatment of individuals at risk for suicide; and (2) testing strategies to improve adoption, implementation fidelity and sustained use of these tools, guided by an implementation science framework. Given the focus on practice-ready accessible resources and products that could be readily integrated into practice, NIMH encourages the use of technology and other design features that make the tools scalable and robust against implementation drift, and a deployment-focused approach that takes into account the perspectives of key stakeholders (e.g., service users, providers, administrators) and system-level factors, such as workforce capacity that influence potential integration of tools into clinical workflows. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support effectiveness research of service-ready tools and technologies for suicide prevention that are statistically powered to provide a definitive answer regarding the study tool's effectiveness. Support for pilot effectiveness research to evaluate the initial feasibility, tolerability, acceptability, safety and preliminary indications of effectiveness of service-ready tools and technologies for suicide prevention is provided via the R34 in RFA-MH-21-111.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-110.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): suicide prevention.

Texas Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-21.1-TXCO
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 27, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage "startup" and established companies in the development of innovative products, services and infrastructure with significant potential impact on cancer patient care.
The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust cancer biotech industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Companies must be headquartered in Texas. Strong candidates for the TXCO award have developed a sufficiently robust data package, compelling value proposition, valid regulatory strategy, robust manufacturing plan and an experienced business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested. Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each Request for Applications (RFA) and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to https://www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2409/rfa_c-211-txco.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research.


Private Funding Opportunities

Center for Retirement Research Welcomes Proposals for Steven H. Sandell Grant Program
SOURCE: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded based on the quality of applicants’ proposals and proposed budgets. Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within a year of the award. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, Maryland.
ELIGIBILITY: Junior or non-tenured scholars within seven years of receiving their Ph.D. are encouraged to submit a proposal. The Center welcomes applications from all academic disciplines. Please see URL for more details about eligibility.
PURPOSE: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues. Research focus areas include trends in disability; determining disability; requirements of work in the modern economy; informing long-term projections and models; improving communication and outreach; state and local pensions for non-covered workers; modernizing totalization agreements; economic security of SSA beneficiaries; work-activity retention of disabled beneficiaries with overpayments and improving service delivery.
CONTACT: Marina Tsiknis. Phone: 617-552-1092. Email: tsiknis@bc.edu. For more information, go to https://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 4, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research.  

Doris Duke Foundation Welcomes Applications for Physician-Scientist Fellowship
SOURCE: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 5, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The program awards $100,000 per year, plus $10,000 (10 percent) for indirect costs for two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have an M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., or foreign equivalent; be in a fellowship program leading to certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)-approved clinical subspecialty as of the award start date, July 1, 2021; be no more than four years from the start of subspecialty clinical fellowship training at the deadline; and work at a U.S. medical institution that is tax exempt as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens. 
PURPOSE: With the goal of aiding in the transition to a research faculty appointment, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Physician Scientist Fellowship program provides grants to physician-scientists at the subspecialty fellowship level who are seeking to conduct additional years of research beyond their subspecialty requirement. 
CONTACT: None.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 23, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.  

Episcopal Health Foundation Strategy Grants
SOURCE: Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan 15, 2021 by noon CST. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 26, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must provide services within the boundaries of the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants need not be affiliated with the Episcopal Church or any other faith community to be considered for funding.
PURPOSE: The Episcopal Health Foundation Grants for projects in Texas that: 
• Strengthen systems of health by catalyzing health systems to be accessible, equitable and deliver health, not just healthcare.
• Activate communities by strengthening organizations and congregations to build health-promoting communities.
• Build the foundation for a healthy life by investing in early childhood brain development. Each grant proposal must select a goal and strategy from the Episcopal Health Foundation Strategic Plan. https://www.episcopalhealth.org/about/strategic-plan/.
CONTACT: Phone: 713-225-0900. Email: grants@episcopalhealth.org. For more information, go to https://www.episcopalhealth.org/grantmaking/.
From RHIhub website accessed, Nov. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): health care services, health promotion/wellness, children’s health.

E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards
SOURCE: Thrasher Research Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept Paper Due: Jan. 19, 2021 by 1 p.m. CST. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 30, 2021 by 1 p.m.
$ AVAILABLE: The grant amount is based on the actual budgetary needs of the project. The duration of the project can be up to three years. Indirect costs of no more than seven percent of direct costs will be paid on E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards. In 2012-2016 the median grant was $370,000. Grants are rarely given over $550,000. Please see URL for additional details.
ELIGIBILITY: Principal Investigators must be qualified in terms of education and experience to conduct research. A doctoral-level degree is required. There are no citizenship or residency requirements. The Fund is open to applications from institutions both inside and outside the United States.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards is to improve children's health through medical research, with an emphasis on projects that have the potential to translate into clinically meaningful results within a few years. The Fund awards grants two times per year, with no fixed number of awards given in each funding cycle or in each year. The Thrasher Research Fund is open to applications that address a variety of significant pediatric problems. Both incidence and severity are considered when determining the significance of the proposed topic. The Fund supports research both within and outside the United States.
CONTACT: None.
From Thrasher Research Fund website, accessed Nov. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.

Grant Opportunity to Increase Food Security Among Young Children (0-5 Years Old)
SOURCE: No Kid Hungry
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 18, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $15,000 to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Community organizations, early child care centers, healthcare providers and others working to ensure vulnerable young children have access to healthy food are encouraged to apply for a grant.
PURPOSE: This grant opportunity will provide funding to organizations working to decrease food insecurity among children from birth to five years old across the country. No Kid Hungry knows that community organizations, early child care centers and healthcare providers play a key role in ensuring young children receive access to nutritious food they need to learn, grow and thrive to reach their full potential. These flexible grants will allow community-based organizations, early child care centers and healthcare providers across the country to respond to the growing needs and emerging opportunities to provide healthy food to children from birth to five years old and their families facing food insecurity.
CONTACT: None.
From Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, Nov. 20, 2020.
Subject(s): hunger, nutrition/food services.

Lasker Foundation Accepting Nominations for 2021 Lasker Awards
SOURCE: Lasker Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The Lasker Awards, which were suspended in 2020 owing to the global pandemic, will be given again in 2021. Please note: All nominations that were accepted in 2020 will be considered for 2021; nominators may submit updated packets if appropriate, but resubmissions are not required. Nominations submitted before 2020 will not be automatically carried forward. Each award consists of an honorarium, a citation and an inscribed statuette of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, symbolizing victory over death and disease. The amount of the honorarium is not specified although in previous years Lasker Awards carried an honorarium of $250,000 for each category. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The purpose of these awards is to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to basic or clinical research. The award winners may reside in any country of the world. Lasker Awards will be offered in three categories in 2021: Basic Research, Clinical Research and Special Achievement.
CONTACT: David Keegan. Phone: 212-286-0222. Email: dkeegan@laskerfoundation.org.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Research Grants
SOURCE: Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $70,000 for one year.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should be situated at the beginning of their academic careers (defined as no more than seven years from completion of formal training, including postdoctoral fellowships). Please see URL for more details about eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Knights Templar Eye Foundation is committed to support research that can help launch the careers of clinical or basic researchers committed to the understanding, prevention and cure of vision threatening diseases in infants and children. The Foundation supports clinical or basic research on conditions that can advance treatment or prevention. Examples of target diseases/conditions include amblyopia, congenital cataract, congenital glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, ocular malformations, congenital nystagmus and other hereditary eye diseases such as retinal dystrophies or retinoblastoma. Proposals for support of basic research on the eye and development of the visual system are welcome but these must directly relate to pediatric eye diseases. 
CONTACT: Robert W. Bigley. Phone: 214-888-0220. Email: manager@ktef.us. For more information, go to https://www.ktef.org/grants.
From Knights Templar Eye Foundation website, accessed Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): vision/eye care.


Events

Webinar - Introduction to Proposal Writing
SPONSOR: Candid Learning
WHEN: On demand recording.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: This class will provide viewers with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include the basic elements of a proposal, the "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no. This recorded lesson does not allow for live questions and answers.
COST: Free. For more information and registration see https://learning.candid.org/training/introduction-to-proposal-writing/.
CONTACT: Use Candid Learning’s online form to ask a question https://support.candid.org/case.html?mode=popup&return=https://learning.candid.org/thank-you.
From Candid Learning website, accessed Nov. 17, 2020.

Webinar -  Introduction to Finding Grants    
SPONSOR: Candid Learning
WHEN: On demand recording.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.
Viewers will learn the most important things they need to know about finding grants, including:
• Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations?
• What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding?
• How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach? This recorded lesson does not allow for live questions and answers.
COST: Free. For more information and registration see https://learning.candid.org/training/introduction-to-finding-grants/.
CONTACT: Use Candid Learning’s online form to ask a question https://support.candid.org/case.html?mode=popup&return=https://learning.candid.org/thank-you.
From Candid Learning website, accessed Nov. 17, 2020.

Podcast – All About Grants
SPONSOR: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
WHEN: Please see URL.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators and others just curious about the application and award process, NIH provides insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. While the podcast’s episodes are often geared towards NIH programs and policies, applicants to other federal agencies will still find a good amount of wisdom and insight. Episodes are available as mp3s for download, via iTunes or via RSS feed. 
COST: Free. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/news/virtual-learning/podcasts.htm
CONTACT: Email: oer@od.nih.gov.
From National Institutes of Health Grants & Funding website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020.


Awards in Texas

Prairie View A&M University Receives $10 Million for Scholarships
Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View
, Texas, has announced a $10 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous to fund scholarships for students struggling to complete their degrees during the pandemic. The Panther Success Grants initiative will provide unrestricted funds to juniors and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, enabling them to remain enrolled and graduate on time. In-state, out-of-state and international students all will be eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $2,000 per semester and $4,000 per academic year — the average amount that Prairie View students with jobs contribute annually to their education. 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020.

The Village Giving Circle Presents a Quarter of a Million Dollars to 15 Area Nonprofits Impacting African Americans
Established just three years ago at Texas Women’s Foundation, The Village Giving Circle’s mission is “to honor, sustain and expand the legacy of African American women’s philanthropy by funding organizations and initiatives that positively impact the African American community in North Texas.” According to The Village Giving Circle Co-Chair/co-founding officer Lisa Montgomery, “The Village Giving Circle is honored to partner with 15 amazing non-profit organizations that continue to serve the most urgent needs of the Black community in North Texas, especially during this year’s challenges. Our members have met the moment of need in our community this year by giving $250,000 to support the work of these remarkable organizations.”
From Texas Women’s Foundation website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020.

Alzheimer’s Texas Named National Winner of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 2020 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant
Alzheimer’s Texas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization serving families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, has been named the national winner of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2020 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant. The annual grant, initiated in 2005, awards $25,000 to an outstanding nonprofit member organization to help fund an innovative program that improves the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other related illnesses, and their families. The grant will fund their “Within 6 Feet: Building Social Booths with Alzheimer’s in Mind” program, which is designed to facilitate safe, social interaction with loved ones in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will help pay for supplies, equipment and training for the design and construction of the social booths at rural memory care facilities throughout Central Texas. 
From Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020.

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards $26 Million in New Recruitment Grants
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
awarded nine new academic research grants totaling $26 million to recruit cancer researchers to Texas. The nine potential recruits will join 218 CPRIT Scholars already working at 21 institutions across Texas.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed Nov. 18, 2020.

United Health Foundation and Texas Association of Community Health Centers Announce Partnership to Better Serve Adults Living with Diabetes
The United Health Foundation
announced a partnership with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) to provide better care for adults living with diabetes across the state of Texas. The four-year, $2.5 million grant will help TACHC treat at least 40,000 diabetic adult patients in 24 health centers, with the goal of expanding the project statewide. The grant partnership will expand access to care for tens of thousands of Texans living with diabetes, reducing the percentage of patients with poorly controlled type 1 or type 2 diabetes from 35 percent to 30 percent, or more than 40,000 individuals. 
From United Health Foundation website, accessed Nov. 24, 2020.


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