Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 9 Alert # 3 - September 15, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Majority in Four U.S. Cities Face Financial Hardship
A majority of households in the four largest cities in the United States report experiencing severe financial hardship since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, a report from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Public Radio finds. Based on a survey of nearly thirty-five hundred adults conducted between July 1 and August 3, the report, The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Major U.S. Cities (106 pages, PDF), found that 50 percent of respondents in Chicago, 63 percent of respondents in Houston, 56 percent of those in Los Angeles, and 53 percent of those in New York City said they were facing or had faced "serious financial problems." The most commonly reported problems included using up all or most of their savings and having difficulty paying their mortgage or rent, credit card or utility bills or other obligations.  View the complete poll findings, https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/09/08/cities-report-090920-final.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.

HHSC Awards $45 Million for Community Mental Health Services
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced it is awarding $45 million in grant funds through the Community Mental Health Grant Program that supports mental health services and projects in Texas. The grant funds will go to 53 different entities over two years, funding local mental health and behavioral health authorities, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions and local governmental agencies located across the state. Grants will fund community programs for people with mental illness by expanding outpatient treatment, promoting recovery and improving quality of life. Funds also support crisis respite, crisis stabilization and extended observation services.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.

Public Funding Opportunities

2021-2022 Fund for Veterans Assistance: Mental Health Grants
Source: Texas Veterans Commission
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov 5, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Eligible Applicants can request the specific funding amounts for their grant-funded projects from $5,000 to $500,000. Fund for Veterans Assistance (FVA) grants are awarded on a cost reimbursement basis. Under the cost reimbursement method of funding, a grantee is required to finance its operations with its own working capital with grant payments made to reimburse the grantee for actual cash disbursements supported by adequate documentation as prescribed by the Funds for Veterans Assistance. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
* Organizations that are currently providing services under a renewed grant during the 2020-21 grant period are not eligible for a second renewal and must apply under this Request For Applications (RFA) for the 2021-22 grant period.
* Units of local government.
* IRS Code § 501(c)(19) posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces.
* IRS Code § 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organizations authorized to do business in Texas.
* Texas chapters of IRS Code § 501(c)(4) veterans service organizations.
* Non-profit organizations authorized to do business in Texas with experience providing services to veterans.
PURPOSE: The Veterans Mental Health (VMH) Grant Program is comprised of two service categories (clinical counseling services, peer-support services) that collectively provide counseling and treatment to veterans and their families in addressing diagnosed conditions to improve their quality of life, relationships, outlook and successful integration with their communities.
CONTACT: Email: grants@tvc.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://www.tvc.texas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/RFA_FVA-2021-22-Grants-approved.pdf.
From Texas Veterans Commission website, accessed Sept. 9, 2020. 
Subject(s): veteran’s services.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: HRSA-20-026 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 16, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for 20 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to receive a grant, an entity:
* Shall be a domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entity.
with demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve,
rural underserved populations. This includes faith-based,
community-based organizations, tribes or tribal organizations.
* Shall represent a network composed of participants that:
Include at least three or more health care provider organizations (including the applicant organization) that may be rural, urban, nonprofit or for-profit entities, with at least 66 percent (two-thirds) of network members located in a HRSA-designated rural area.
* Shall not previously have received a grant under this subsection for the same or similar project, unless the entity is proposing to expand the scope of the project or the area that will be served through the project.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system. 
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Jillian Causey. Phone: 301-443-1493. Email: JCausey@hrsa.gov.
From HRSA website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): health care services.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant: HRSA-21-013
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Nov 9, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.8 million.
ELIGIBILITY: 
* Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education. 
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of   
* higher education).
* Faith-based and community-based organizations.
* Tribes and tribal organizations.
* Eligible entities are programs that were funded between 2011 through 2020, under sections 736, 739 or 747 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant program is to train and provide support to postdoctoral health care professionals who are planning to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral health research related to primary care. This National Research Service Award (NSRA) program supports institutional training grants awarded to eligible institutions to develop or enhance postdoctoral research training opportunities for qualified individuals who are planning to pursue careers in primary care research. 
CFDA: 93.186
CONTACT: Svetlana Cicale. Phone: 301-443-7271. Email: scicale@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328430.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, health professions training.

HeartShare: Next-Generation Phenomics to Define Heart Failure Subtypes (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HL-21-015
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 7, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 7, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to commit up to $1.23 million for up to four new awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
* Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applicants to participate in a new NHLBI phenomics program, HeartShare: Next Generation Phenomics to Define Heart Failure Subtypes and Treatment Targets (hereafter referred to as HeartShare). The goal of this program is to conduct large-scale analysis of phenotypic data, images and omics from patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in order to characterize mechanisms of disease and identify therapeutic targets. This FOA solicits applications for Clinical Centers (CCs) that will recruit and retain heart failure patients and controls. CCs will participate in all aspects of planning and conducting a deep phenotyping protocol for HFpEF patients, as well as interpretation and translation of results. 
CFDA: 93.837 
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 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-21-015.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research.

HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-18-319): PAR-21-024
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 15, 2021, Feb. 15, 2022, Feb. 15, 2023. Due Date: March 15, 2021, March 15, 2022, March 15, 2023. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of one to two awards, corresponding to a total of $5 million, for fiscal year 2022. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: 
* Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support multi-component, multi-disciplinary projects that address scientific questions relevant to AIDS prophylactic vaccine discovery research. Extensive evaluation of vaccine concepts in non-human primate models may be included.
CFDA: 93.855 
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 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-024.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Development of Cost-Effective and Customizable Training and Education Platforms for AD/ADRD Caregivers that Focus on Addressing Financial Management and Legal Planning (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AG-21-025
SOURCE: Administration of Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 12, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 12, 2020. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $4.6 million and ACL intends to commit $200,000 in FY 2021 to fund 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: This Small Business (R43/R44) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to encourage small business research and development (R&D) of tools and technologies to support individuals, families and care partners of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD) in dealing with financial and estate-related activities and responsibilities, which are often challenging and expensive to address and manage successfully. Tools and technologies designed in response to this FOA should be accessible to and appropriate for use by diverse populations across the socioeconomic spectrum.
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 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-025.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research.

Private Funding Opportunities

Social, Political, Economic, and Psychological Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
SOURCE: Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 4, 2020 by 1 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. 
ELIGIBILITY: All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. In rare circumstances, RSF may consider applications from scholars who do not hold a doctorate but can demonstrate a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Students may not be applicants. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S. but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. as per their mission.
PURPOSE: The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis that generated an economic crisis, with job losses within several months that exceeded the job gains of the previous decade and negative effects on all facets of American life. The varying response of institutions, such as government, education, business, contributed to the differential spread of the virus and its effects by geography, race, ethnicity, gender and social class.  
In response, the Russell Sage Foundation will give high priority over the next several years to rigorous social science research that investigates the immediate and long-term psychological, social, political, and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The Foundation is particularly interested in research on the effects of the crisis on vulnerable populations and how they were shaped by both the increased inequalities of the last several decades and the differential effects of federal, state and local policies implemented in response to the pandemic. They are also interested in how the resulting circumstances and outcomes might influence governments to better anticipate and respond to future crises.
CONTACT: Phone: 212-750-6000. Email: programs@rsage.org. For more information, go to https://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/covid-19-pandemic.
From Russell Sage Foundation website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): mental health, public health.

HAND Foundation Invites LOIs for Programs Preventing Child Abuse
SOURCE: HAND Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Inquiry: Oct. 1, 2010. Upon review, applicants may be requested to submit additional documentation or conduct a phone interview and will be notified if a full proposal is needed.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation typically invests up to $750,000 per year, with individual grant investments ranging from $5,000 to $150,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The HAND Foundation is an advisory, advocacy and grantmaking organization dedicated to building better communities and supporting the growth and advancement of individuals. To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry from organizations working to reduce and prevent child sex abuse. Organizations focused on preventing abuse through programs and media that provide tools for identifying potential threats are eligible for a grant. The foundation does not fund political and politically focused initiatives, including attempts to influence legislation, startups at the idea stage, travel expenses unrelated to the grant and individuals.
CONTACT: Email: info@thehandfoundation.org. For more information, go to http://thehandfoundation.org/index.php#grants. To download the Letter of Inquiry instructions, go to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-VK7UbN-wRycgqulHHWEVlONgv4s-qNVfywSzl1rNu8/edit.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): sexual violence prevention.

Special Opportunity Established Investigator Award: RTFCCR-MRA Established Investigator Awards on Melanoma Brain Metastasis
SOURCE: Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR) and Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 4, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $125,000 per year for three years (up to $375,000 total).
ELIGIBILITY: MRA encourages applications from a diverse pool of investigators with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin and disability. MRA recognizes that diversity in the biomedical research workforce is critical for ensuring that the most creative minds have the opportunity to contribute to realizing our research goals and to ensuring more equitable health outcomes for all.
* Applicants must be a senior investigator past the initial four years of their first academic faculty appointment. 
* Applicants must hold a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) or above. 
* Principal Investigators (PI) must be able to show clear evidence of an independent research program.
* If previously funded by MRA, applicant must be up-to-date on all reporting requirements.
* Fellows or those in other training or research support positions are not eligible to apply.
* Individuals employed by state or federal government agencies may participate in research proposals as non-funded collaborators but may not apply for MRA funding.
* Investigators need not be specifically trained in melanoma research; however, they should be working in an environment capable of conducting high-quality, high-impact melanoma research.
* An investigator may serve as PI on only one proposal submitted to MRA for any of the award mechanisms in this cycle. This includes any Special Opportunity Awards.
* Multiple applications will be accepted from a single institution, provided that each application has a different PI and represents a distinct hypothesis.
PURPOSE: RTFCCR and MRA will partner to fund two Established Investigator Awards focusing on clinical studies that address prevention and treatment of melanoma that metastasizes to the brain. These awards support senior investigators with an established record of scientific productivity and accomplishment. Applications should propose projects ready to move to the next stage of research (e.g. from preclinical/translational to Phase I clinical trial; from Phase I to Ib/II clinical trial; from biomarker discovery to validation in larger cohorts). Proposals can include but are not limited to the following:
* Characterizing how brain metastases change in response to treatment or become resistant to treatment to inform approaches to prevent or overcome resistance in patients.
* Understanding how best to combine or sequence therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to systemic therapies or stereotactic radiotherapy, to effectively treat brain metastases.
* Validating biomarkers or other technologies to monitor for or predict brain metastasis in patients to better inform/guide clinical treatment options.
CONTACT: Rachel Fischer Ph.D., MRA Senior Associate, Scientific Program and Grants Administration. Email: rfischer@curemelanoma.org. For more information, go to https://www.curemelanoma.org/assets/Uploads/MRA-2020-2021-RFP-2nd-Release-FINAL.pdf. For more information about the Melanoma Research Alliance, go to https://www.curemelanoma.org/research/request-for-proposals/mra-general-rfp/.
From Melanoma Research Alliance webpage, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Local Preparedness Planning, Mitigation and Recovery Efforts
SOURCE: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Human Development and Disability
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 13, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NACCHO will issue awards in the form of fixed-priced contracts up to $83,000 to local health departments (LHDs).
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are LHDs that can meet the requirements:
* LHD must be able to support or hire a disability champion to coordinate project activities to ensure that issues impacting people with disabilities are included in local planning and response efforts.
* LHD must have capacity to engage with people with disabilities or partner with organizations that serve people with disabilities throughout the project period.
PURPOSE: The main activities of the project include (1) awarding funds to a maximum of 10 local health departments to better address disability issues; (2) embedding disability champions, who will serve as subject matter experts, in local public health emergency preparedness planning and response programs; and (3) updating local emergency response plans to better serve the needs of people with disabilities during outbreaks, pandemics and other national emergencies.
CONTACT: Sara Lyons. Email: slyons@naccho.org. For more information, go to https://www.naccho.org/blog/articles/funding-opportunity-addressing-needs-of-people-with-disabilities-in-covid-19-local-preparedness-planning-mitigation-and-recovery-efforts.
From RHIhub webpage, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): rural health, disaster assistance.

Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship
SOURCE: First Nations Development Institute, The Henry Luce Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Stage 1 Application Due: Oct 22, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000 for 10 awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must:
* Be a member of a federal- or state-recognized Native American or Alaska Native Tribe; Native Hawaiian; or demonstrate significant and long-standing engagement with and commitment to an Indigenous community in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
* Be engaged in the creation, dissemination or perpetuation of knowledge in their field.
* Have experience or expertise within the knowledge field/area they are pursuing.
* Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
* Be able to clearly demonstrate how their work can impact and benefit an Indigenous community or communities in the U.S.
PURPOSE: The Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship is a fellowship for Native Americans engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities in reservation or urban settings. The goal of the fellowship is to identify, support and convene Native American knowledge holders and knowledge makers who embody exceptional creativity and progressive and critical thinking, and who have the potential to significantly move forward their fields in ways that will ultimately lead to broad, transformative impacts for Native communities and beyond. Core to this program is supporting Native individuals who are engaged in the creation and dissemination of knowledge that advances their respective field or area of expertise. For this fellowship, Native intellectual leadership is defined broadly and includes health professionals, policy makers, scientists, academics, cultural leaders, media makers, curators, artists, writers, among others. The work of these leaders takes many forms, including public health strategies, policy analysis, formal scholarship or research, educational curricula, journalism, legal arguments, visual art, film and video, speeches or sermons, theater, music or fiction. 
CONTACT: For questions about the Fellowship program, please contact Kendall Tallmadge. Email: ktallmadge@firstnations.org. Phone: 303-774-7836. For assistance submitting your application in the online system, please contact First Nations’ Grantmaking Department. Phone: 303-774-7836. Email: grantmaking@firstnations.org. To apply, go to https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35224%26sid%3d1243&SA=SNA&FID=35224&sid=1243
From RHIhub webpage, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): rural health, medical research, public health, health policy research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Preliminary Applications: Nov. 9 by 2 p.m. CST. Final Due Date: Feb. 8, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2021. During the first 12 months of the fellowship, a stipend of up to $104,000 (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) in fellowship funds may be requested. For more details, refer to “Use of Foundation Funds” in the call for applications. Fellows will be directly reimbursed for relocation expenses through separate funds within limits specified by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
ELIGIBILITY: The fellowship requires a full-time commitment with a minimum 12-month residence in Washington, D.C., which prepares individuals to influence the future of health and health care in the nation. Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties; government (including military; U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; and state offices who are not considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code); and nonprofit health organizations, who are interested in experiencing the health policy process at the federal level, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have earned an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines: medicine, nursing, public health, allied health professions, biomedical sciences, dentistry, economics or other social sciences, health services organization and administration, social and behavioral health or health law. Applicants whose official job description or responsibilities are primarily government relations or advocacy are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Because the RWJF Health Policy Fellows are placed in assignments in the federal government, changes in federal policy or law may necessitate that RWJF consider adjustments in eligibility and grant terms, as well as placements in the program. Additionally, individual candidates for receipt of award funds cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson. 
PURPOSE: Initiated in 1973, the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program seeks outstanding midcareer health professionals, behavioral/social scientists, and others with an interest in health and health care who: 1) possess the skills and commitment to use the fellowship experience to provide leadership in improving health, health care and health policy at the national, state or local level; 2) bring a depth of expertise and knowledge about health and health care to the policymaking process; and 3) can offer an informed perspective on important and complex challenges facing policymakers. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) conducts and administers the fellowship, with funding support from RWJF.
CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Phone: 202-334-1506. Email: info@healthpolicyfellows.org. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-health-policy-fellows-2021-2022.html. To view the full funding application, go to https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1547&cfpOverviewId=.
From RHIhub website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): health policy research.

Events

Webinar - Nonprofit Summit: Grant Writing 101
SPONSOR: Funding For Good, Inc.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 18, 8-9:30 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This webinar reviews the questions nonprofits need to answer prior to searching and applying for grant funds, outlines the seven basic elements of most proposals, and shows participants how to match their needs to funder priorities. Participants focus on the major questions that need to be answered prior to writing a proposal and incorporating these answers into research and ultimately a competitive proposal. Participants will leave this webinar with the tools required to determine the need for and content of strategy sessions, the elements of effective plans, implementation methods, and where to begin. In this 1.5-hour event, learn how to create a successful grant proposal:
* Determine if your organization is prepared to apply for grant funding.
* List and describe the seven major elements of most grant proposals.
* Learn how to be proactive in your grant writing, instead of reactive.
* Write a data-based description of the problem your nonprofit cares about.
* Define specific, measurable outcomes.
* Explore options for answering the sustainability question and creating evaluation methods.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: None.
From Funding for Good, Inc. website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.

Webinar - Nonprofit Summit: Grant Research
SPONSOR: Funding For Good, Inc.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to help you learn the details needed to begin research, to conduct successful grant research, and the skill set to help save you time in your searches so you can actually begin writing.  We will cover the details needed before you can begin any research, management of research to make efficient use of your time, how to locate available grants on the local, state and government levels, how to navigate organizational websites to locate funding opportunities, grant databases and other resources that fit your specific needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid that will save you time and cut down on frustration as you work to locate funders whose priorities match your needs. In this 1.5-hour event, you will learn:
* The details needed to begin effective prospect/grant research.
* How to conduct successful grant research.
* How to analyze data from current donors to locate ideal candidates for gifts.
* The skill set to save you time in your searches, so you can begin submitting proposals and bringing dollars to your community.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: None.
From Funding for Good, Inc. website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.

Webinar - Nonprofit Summit: Creating Timesaving Templates
SPONSOR: Funding For Good, Inc.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 18, noon-1:30 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will break down key components of grant proposals, offer time-saving tips, and outline best practices to ensure that you are submitting plans that “pack a punch!” Take-aways will be how to:
* Understand primary components of grant proposals.
* Develop a basic grant-writing took kit to expedite your proposal writing process.
* Modify writing style to ensure that your proposal packs a punch.
* Identify and provide key information that donors are requesting in each grant section.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: None.
From Funding for Good, Inc. website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.

Webinar - Grant Writing: What the Pros Know 
SPONSOR: Funding For Good, Inc.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: New to grant writing or find yourself writing grants without success? This seminar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in each grant component, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This is a fast-paced online event that will help you with the building block of a strong grant proposal. 
COST: Free.
CONTACT: For more information and registration, go to https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=70400070.
From Funding for Good, Inc. website, accessed Sept. 10, 2020.
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