Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 9 Alert # 5 - September 29, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

HHSC Awards $125 Million in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Grants
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding nearly $125 million in Substance Use Disorder treatment grants to 100 awardees. The grants provide prevention, intervention and treatment services for individuals at-risk for substance use disorders. Funding is used for treatment for adults and youth, including individuals experiencing psychiatric and substance use disorders. Services include ambulatory detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment services, women and children’s intensive and supportive residential programs and resources for persons with substance use and mental health issues. Nearly 49,000 Texans a year receive services. Additional information on these programs can be found at the Texas Health and Human Services Adult Substance Use website https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use/adult-substance-use.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Sept. 21, 2020.
 
Revised Geographic Eligibility for Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Grants
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments on proposed modifications to the methodology for designating areas eligible for rural health grant programs. Comments are due by October 23, 2020. To learn more go to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/23/2020-20971/revised-geographic-eligibility-for-federal-office-of-rural-health-policy-grants. You can also contact Steve Hirsch, Public Health Analyst Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Phone: 301-443-0835. Email: ruralpolicy@hrsa.gov
From RHIhub This Week email, Sept. 23, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Community Youth Development (CYD): Department of Protective & Family Services (DFPS)
SOURCE: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 14, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funding anticipated annually for the CYD Grant is $8.4 million. DFPS anticipates making 12 to 20 awards. Annual awards per individual grant may range between $300,000 and $600,000. The estimated minimum award for the five-year period of performance is $1.5 million and the estimated maximum award is $3 million. To account for potential increases to available funding, this Request for Application (RFA) is valued at up to $52.5 million for the five-year period. DFPS may not fully fund applications to ensure that funds are available for the broadest possible array of communities. DFPS will award only one applicant per ZIP Code for this RFA.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a nonprofit organization as defined by the Texas Business Organization Code, Chapter 22, or a governmental entity.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) on behalf of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and pursuant to its Community Youth Development (CYD) Program, seeks applications to provide services in eligible service areas to promote positive youth development by funding local programs to increase protective factors in participating youth. Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) partners with community-based programs and agencies across the state to provide a variety of opportunities to promote positive outcomes for children, youth and families. These programs are free of charge to the public and participation is voluntary. 
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Jennifer Kim, CTCD, CTCM, Contract Specialist V. Address: 1100 West 49th Street; Mail Code 2020 Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: Jennifer.Kim@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0008417/HHS0008417-DFPS-CYD-RFA-FINAL.pdf.
From Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applications website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): youth development, youth services. 

Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-651
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 7, 2021 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages developmentally tailored research focused on adolescents and emerging adults as it relates to HIV prevention and treatment. Research is encouraged to incorporate recent advances in adolescent and young adult developmental research to optimize outcomes in HIV prevention and care research for this heterogeneous population.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279, 93.307, 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 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-651.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): adolescent and young adult developmental research, HIV/AIDS research.

Drug Transport Across the Blood-Testis and Blood-Epididymal Barriers (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-18-853
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 27, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 27, 2018.
$ 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support in vivo research to elucidate the chemical features of non-native molecules that facilitate passage across the blood-testis or blood-epidydimal barriers. 
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-18-853.html
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Global TravEpiNet (GTEN): The Heading Home Healthy Program and Global Travelers' Health National Research Center Consortium, Guidance and Outreach Programs: RFA-CK-21-001
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 16, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 18, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE $7.5 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.
• Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) increase the proportion of international travelers who receive a pre-travel health consultation with recommended preventative services before traveling to areas of risk for select infectious diseases; and 2) increase the quality of the health care advice given in the pre-travel health consultation. This NOFO will support research and surveillance activities in an active, nationwide network of clinics that provide pre-travel health services to persons with travel destinations outside of the United States, including those travelers at high risk for illness or injury while on travel. These clinics will utilize a novel, electronic, web-based pre-travel health consultation system that aids the health care provider in giving essential recommendations during the pre-travel medical encounter. During this pre-travel visit, this system will anonymously collect specific data exclusively on travelers visiting international destinations. Further, this NOFO will encourage high-risk travelers to seek pre-travel health consultations from a clinician and better prepare them to return healthy by contributing to the travel medicine scientific evidence base. Examples of contributions may include prospective traveler cohort studies and use of novel diagnostic techniques to quantify risks to travelers. Although some international travelers seek pre-travel health consultations with clinicians who specialize in travel medicine, international travelers often consult a non-expert provider, such as their primary care clinician or another medical specialist. This NOFO will also increase the awareness of travel medicine among primary care providers and provide them with appropriate tools to aid them in advising international travelers with up-to-date recommendations.
CFDA: 93.084 
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).
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726 Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329196.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): health, travel.

HUD FY2020 Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration: FR-6400-N-62 
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 9, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Funding of approximately $5 million is available through this Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA). HUD expects to make approximately five awards from the funds available under this funding announcement.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: HUD is interested in supporting demonstrations in up to five communities that provide housing interventions in lower income households that are conducted jointly through the coordination of HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH)-funded Lead Hazard Control/Healthy Homes programs and programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to determine whether this coordinated delivery of services achieves cost effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and energy efficiency of homes. The coordinated assessments and interventions are expected to provide additional benefits to households through the combined mitigation of health and safety hazards and improvements in energy efficiency and comfort. These grants are intended to facilitate the leveraging of assets from both programs and support the exploration of different models of service delivery (e.g., recruitment strategies, partnerships). HUD-funded programs identify and 
mitigate lead-based paint and other key residential health and safety hazards such as mold and moisture, pest infestation, poor indoor air quality, radon and injury hazards. The Department of Energy (DOE) funded programs conduct energy audits and implement energy conservation measures, while also conducting interventions to improve health and safety (e.g., improved ventilation, installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors).
CFDA: 14.901
CONTACT: Brenda M. Reyes, M.D., M.PH. Phone: 202-402-6745 Email: Brenda.m.reyes@hud.gov. For more information, go to https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/Foa_Content_of_FR-6400-N-62.pdf.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): environmental health, housing/homeless.

Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01 - Clinical Trials Required): RFA-HL-21-001
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 9, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 9, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to commit total costs of $2.5 million 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials for heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) diseases in the inpatient setting. NHLBI is seeking applications that propose a trial testing an implementation strategy (or strategies) that was developed utilizing an implementation research framework and that aims to increase implementation of an evidence-based practice. This FOA intends to support applications that propose a multidisciplinary research team that includes expertise in inpatient clinical research, implementation research and biostatistics. Any applicant proposing a trial that meets the requirements of this FOA is eligible to apply, regardless of participation in Planning Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U34) (RFA-HL-18-018).
CFDA: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.840 
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).
• 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-21-001.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 23, 2020. 
Subject(s): chronic disease, medical research.

Novel Approaches to Safe, Non-Invasive, Real Time Assessment of Human Placenta Development and Function Across Pregnancy (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-18-885
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 4, 2020 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications that use novel approaches for the development of safe, real-time, non-invasive (or minimally invasive), in vivo methods to assess the development and function of the human placenta across pregnancy.
CFDA: 93.865 
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-18-885.html
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, pregnancy.

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R03-Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-16-387): PA-18-399
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 17, 2020.
$ 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). An R03 grant supports small, discrete, well-defined projects that can be completed in two years and that require limited resources. An R03 grant application may not contain extensive detail or discussion. R03 applications may include development of new research methodologies or technology, secondary analysis of existing data and pilot or feasibility studies. Preliminary data are not required, particularly in applications proposing pilot or feasibility studies.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.173, 93.113, 93.865
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-399.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders, children’s health.

Service Area Competition Funding for the Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of June 1, 2021): HRSA-21-007
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: HRSA uses a two-tier submission process for Service Area Competition (SAC) applications through Grants.gov and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/webEPSInternal/EHBHome.aspx. The Grants.gov application must be submitted by Nov. 16, 2020 and the HRSA EHB application must be submitted by Dec. 17, 2020. 
$ AVAILABLE: $13 million for seven awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a public or nonprofit private entity, such as a tribal, faith-based or community-based organization that proposes to offer comprehensive primary care services to an entire service area.
PURPOSE: The Health Center Program provides grants to health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. This program targets the nation's neediest populations and geographic regions. Areas with a June 1, 2021, project period start date are eligible to apply. Funding is available for Community Health Centers (CHC), Migrant Health Centers (MHC), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) and Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC). Applicants must serve an entire service area listed in HRSA's Service Area Announcement Table https://bphc.hrsa.gov/sac/.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: For programmatic or technical assistance questions: 
Beth Hartmayer and Chrissy James. Phone: 301-594-4300. Submit questions in writing using their contact form https://www.hrsa.gov/about/contact/bphc.aspx. For business, administrative or fiscal questions: Terry Hatchett. Phone: 301-443-7525. Email: THatchett@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=3ae0e1e6-84c9-49c2-baac-49612887ff32&dm_attinst=0.
From RHIhub website, accessed Sept. 23, 2020.
Subject(s): health centers, primary healthcare services, underserved populations.


Private Funding Opportunities

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award
SOURCE: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Nov. 13, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 12, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) consists of $150,000 annual direct costs plus $15,000 (10 percent) annual indirect costs for three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this award, applicants must: 
• Have received an M.D., D.O., or foreign equivalent degree from an accredited institution. 
• Have a valid, active U.S. medical license at the time of application but do not have to be U.S citizens. 
• Work at a U.S. academic institution that grants doctoral degrees and can receive an award as an organization with 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service status. 
• Be junior, full-time faculty who have finished all training (residency and fellowship or post-doctoral research if applicable). Adjunct, affiliated, temporary, part-time or acting faculty positions are not eligible for this competition. Applicants that become Associate Professor on or before the award start date of July 1, 2021, will not be eligible for the award.
• Have been appointed to their first post-training, full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor faculty position between December 1, 2016, and December 1, 2019 (i.e., have been at the appointment no more than 4 years but at least 1 year). For examples of situations for which DDCF may make an exception to this requirement, check the frequently asked questions (FAQ) webpage http://www.ddcf.org/what-we-fund/medical-research/goals-and-strategies/encourage-and-develop-clinical-research-careers/clinical-scientist-development-award/csda-frequently-asked-questions/. Exemption requests must be made by Oct. 16, 2020. 
• Not have served as the principal investigator of an extramural single or multi-principal investigator, multi-year (term >12 months) research grant, cooperative agreement or contract with annual direct funding in the amount of $225,000 or higher with a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2021. The CSDA is not for researchers who have already attained this level of funding, even if the researcher substituted for the original principal investigator of the grant. National Institutes of Health (NIH) K-series career development awards and startup packages are excluded from this requirement. 
• Not have applied for a single or multiple-principal investigator NIH R01 research grant or equivalent as principal investigator that has a start date prior to and inclusive of July 1, 2021. This includes but is not limited to: research projects that are part of a P01 program project, P50 center grant or a U01 cooperative agreement, DP1, DP2, R37, and V.A. Merit grants. 
• Not be in a graduate degree program at the time of the award. All education and training toward advanced degrees must be completed by the award start date, July 1, 2021.
PURPOSE: The transition to an independent research career is often more difficult for physician scientists than it is for other researchers, as these individuals must balance the demands of both seeing patients and conducting research. DDCF's Medical Research Program created the Clinical Scientist Development Award to provide mentored research funding to early-career physician-scientist faculty to enable their transition to independent and successful research careers. The priority of the CSDA program is to fund outstanding individuals with potential for clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions and lead to career advancement. DDCF does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type. In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or tissues derived from animals, including cell lines, will not be supported by this program.
CONTACT: Joanne Sullivan. Email: ddcf@aibs.org.  
From Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website, accessed Sept. 23, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.   

2020 SUFU Research Proposals
SOURCE: Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 19, 2020
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Any SUFU member, post training and in good standing, may apply regardless of years in practice. Residents and fellows are not eligible to apply for the SUFU Grant. A grant cannot be submitted for multiple SUFU grant funding opportunities. A previously SUFU funded grant cannot be resubmitted for additional funding.
PURPOSE: The projects should be clinical in nature and have relevance to SUFU members. Examples of topics that could be addressed include:
• Underactive Bladder Overactive bladder.
• Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome.
• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
• Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
• Neural Control of Voiding.
• Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
• Incontinence.
CONTACT: Email: info@sufuorg.com. For more information, go to https://sufuorg.com/awards-grants/grants/grant-opportunities.aspx.
From Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, women’s health.

NBCC Foundation: Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors (Master's)
SOURCE: NBCC (National Board-Certified Counselor) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Date (Earliest Submission Date) Sept. 1, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The NBCC Foundation will administer up to 30 master’s-level counseling fellowships of $10,000, plus the travel expenses to participate in program-related trainings for mental health counseling students.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
• Applicants must not work for a federal agency or receive any other federal funds (except for federal student loans or work-study).
• Applicants must not already possess a master’s degree in a behavioral health field. 
• Applicants must be currently enrolled full time and be in good standing in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited master’s-level counseling program. 
• Applicants must be currently taking courses. 
• Applicants may not have a pending status, deferred status or other future start date for coursework.
• Applicants are expected to graduate by May 31, 2024 (within three years of the date of the fellowship funding).
• Eligible applicants must not have an anticipated program completion date before Dec. 31, 2021, which will be verified in writing by their academic department prior to the awarding of funds.
• Applicants must commit to teach, administer services, conduct research or provide direct mental health counseling to at least one of the target minority populations within one year of graduation and for the duration of two years post-graduation. 
• Applicants must commit to securing an internship that includes experience with one or more of the target minority populations.
• Applicants must commit to becoming board certified by applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and completing the application process.
• Applicants must be able to attend the NBCC Foundation’s Bridging the Gap Symposium to open their fellowship year the week of May 24–28, 2021, and to close their fellowship year at the 2022 Symposium during the week of May 23–27, 2022, and up to two other training events during their fellowship year.
• African Americans, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply. See the full announcement for more details.
PURPOSE: The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) helps ensure that the behavioral health needs of all Americans are met, regardless of language or culture, thereby reducing health disparities and improving overall community health and well-being. Minorities include but are not limited to racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, rural or military groups. By strategically promoting and providing fellowships to master’s-level counseling students, the NBCC MFP strengthens the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of professional counselors. Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following: underserved minority communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, minority communities in inner cities and rural areas, minority persons (including LGBT) or those who are veterans or are from military families. Eligible applicants must commit to teach, administer services, conduct research or 
provide direct mental health counseling to at least one of the above-listed populations.
CONTACT: Phone: 336-232-0376. Email: foundation@nbcc.org. If you experience any issues with the Submittable application platform, please email: support@submittable.com.  Please review the frequently asked questions (FAQ) webpage https://www.nbccf.org/Assets/2021_MFP_FAQ.pdf. For more information, go to the announcement webpage https://nbccfoundation.submittable.com/submit/c1df75af-571b-463a-b845-ffc00531b69c/2021-nbcc-minority-fellowship-program-for-mental-health-counselors-masters. Links to submit the application are at the bottom of the webpage.
From RHIhub This Week email, Sept. 23, 2020. 
Subject(s): behavioral health, mental health.

NBCC Foundation: Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (Master's)
SOURCE: NBCC (National Board-Certified Counselor) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Date (Earliest Submission Date) Sept. 1, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The NBCC Foundation will administer up to 40 master’s-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addictions counseling students, plus the travel expenses to participate in other program-related trainings. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
• Applicants must not work for a federal agency or receive any other federal funds (except for federal student loans or work-study).
• Applicants must not already possess a master’s degree in a behavioral health field. 
• Applicants must be enrolled full time and be in good standing in one of the following programs:
o A Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited master’s-level addictions counseling program or other master’s-level counseling program with a concentration in addictions.
o A regionally accredited master’s-level addictions counseling program or other master’s-level counseling program with a concentration in addictions.
o An addictions program accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).
• Applicants must be currently taking courses. Applicants may not have a pending status, deferred status or other future start date for coursework.
• Applicants must commit to obtaining an addictions counseling credential, as evidenced by showing proof of applying for a state addictions certification before the end of the fellowship year.
• Applicants are expected to graduate by May 31, 2024 (within three years of the date of the fellowship funding).
• Eligible applicants must not have an anticipated academic program completion date before Dec. 31, 2021, which will be verified in writing by their academic department prior to the awarding of funds.
• Eligible applicants must demonstrate knowledge of and experience in addictions/substance abuse services to one or more of the following target minority populations: underserved minority communities, child/adolescent and geriatric groups, minority communities in inner cities and rural areas, minority persons (including LGBT) or those who are veterans or are from military families.
• Applicants must commit to providing substance use disorder services to one of the above-named populations within one year of graduation and must commit to providing such services for the duration of two years post-graduation.
• Applicants must commit to securing a substance use services–related internship that provides experience with one or more of the target minority populations.
• Applicants must commit to becoming board certified by applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification or applying for certification from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) prior to graduation and to completing the application process.
• Applicants must be able to attend the 2021 NBCC Foundation’s Bridging the Gap Symposium to open their fellowship year the week of May 24–28, 2021, and to close their fellowship year at the 2022 Symposium during the week of May 23–27, 2022 and up to two other training events during their fellowship year.
• Applicants must also be able to attend the NAADAC Annual Conference (typically in September or October) and potentially one other training event during their fellowship year. All travel expenses will be covered by the NBCC Foundation.
• African Americans, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are especially encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: By strategically promoting and providing fellowships to master’s-level counseling students, NBCC Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC) strengthens the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increases the number of substance use disorder professional counselors who provide direct substance use disorder services to minority populations. 
CONTACT: Phone: 336-232-0376. Email: foundation@nbcc.org. If you experience any issues with the Submittable application platform, please email: support@submittable.com. For more information, please review the frequently asked questions (FAQ) webpage https://www.nbccf.org/Assets/2021_MFP_FAQ.pdf and go to the announcement webpage https://nbccfoundation.submittable.com/submit/7bf8b0a7-be1d-4f63-bf75-e546be517a71/2021-nbcc-minority-fellowship-program-for-addictions-counselors-masters. Links to submit the application are at the bottom of the webpage.
From RHIhub This Week email, Sept. 23, 2020. 
Subject(s): mental health, substance abuse.

Heart to Heart Grant
SOURCE: Alpha Phi Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 3, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY:
• Community Organizations.
• Hospitals.
• Universities/Schools.
• Research Programs.
• Institutions must have public charity status/nonprofit status under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).
• Programs must target education or care of women.
PURPOSE: As a women’s organization, Alpha Phi Foundation places special emphasis on women’s heart health. In 1993, Alpha Phi Foundation designed an annual grant, the Heart to Heart Grant, to encourage research and education to lessen the impact of heart disease in women.
CONTACT: Email: programs@alphaphifoundation.org. For more information, go to https://www.alphaphifoundation.org/vital-programs/womens-heart-health/heart-to-heart-grant/.
From Alpha Phi Foundation website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): heart health, women’s health.

Shell Oil Company Monetary Grant
SOURCE: Shell Oil Company Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Shell supports a wide range of charitable organizations that are tax-exempt in the United States, under Section 501(c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Priority consideration is given to organizations serving in or near U.S. communities where Shell has a major presence. In Texas, Shell has a major presence in the Houston area. For a list of U.S. locations, go to https://www.shell.us/sustainability/request-for-a-grant-from-shell.html
PURPOSE: The Shell Oil Company Foundation focuses on civic and human needs in the community while promoting healthy lifestyles, disaster relief efforts and cultural arts that promote access to underserved students and communities. Shell funds a broad array of community outreach projects, particularly in areas where their employees work and live. These projects range from local neighborhood improvement efforts to regional non-profit organizations. The Foundation is especially interested in supporting groups that reflect the diversity and inclusiveness of its communities, which is a Shell core value.
CONTACT: Phone: 713-241-4065. Email: SHLOIL-GrantsOnline@shell.com. For the grant application and instructions, go to https://www.shell.us/sustainability/request-for-a-grant-from-shell.html.
From Shell Oil Company website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): cultural arts, disaster assistance, health promotion/wellness. 


Events

Webinar - Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration
SPONSOR: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
WHEN: Oct. 27–30, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This event is designed to demystify the NIH grant application and review process. Be sure to check out all the networking opportunities taking place during the seminar. This seminar is designed for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process: administrators, early stage investigators, researchers and graduate students. For those with more experience, NIH experts provide a few sessions that are designed for participants that are more advanced and are focused on more in-depth policies and processes.
COST: Free. To register, go to https://nihvirtualseminar2020.vfairs.com/.
CONTACT: Email: NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov. For more information go to, https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2020/09/08/free-registration-for-the-fall-2020-nih-virtual-seminar-on-program-funding-and-grants-administration/
From NIH Extramural Nexus newsletter email, Sept. 9, 2020

Webinar – Thompson Grants: Federal Grants Forum
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: Oct. 7-8, plus half day optional workshop Oct. 9.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join Thompson Grants virtually for the Federal Grants Forum this October to learn about coronavirus-related grants considerations, the 2020 compliance supplement and how new grants will be affected by the uniform guidance changes going into effect in November 2020. 
COST: Virtual two-day forum: $795. Virtual two-day forum plus half day workshop: $995. Half day workshop: $295. Two-day forum plus half day workshop on demand: $695. For more information and registration, go to http://www.federalgrantsforum.com/virtualoctober2020/?_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=Aaov5.
CONTACT: Thompson Grants. Phone: 1-800-677-3789. Email: service@thompson.com
From Thompson Grants email, Sept. 10, 2020.

Webinar – Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Academic Research Grantee Training
SPONSOR: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
WHEN: Oct. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join CPRIT for a redesigned and interactive webinar that will help current grantees successfully navigate compliance and reporting requirements. The training will include an overview of common reporting errors, relevant administrative rule changes, interactive exercises and a question and answer with staff. CPRIT’s administrative rule § 703.22 requires all grantees to complete an annual compliance training by December 31 of each year. The Authorized Signing Official (ASO) and at least one other individual from each organization must attend the annual compliance training; however, we encourage all staff who use CPRIT’s grants management system to participate in this training. Attendance at this webinar will satisfy the training requirement for 2020. CPRIT staff participating in the webinar will include representatives from the compliance department, program staff, operations staff and the legal department. PLEASE NOTE: Grantee compliance trainings are program specific. Organizations with grants 
across multiple programs should attend the training that pertains to the majority of their awards.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Phone: 512-463-3190. Email: cprit@cprit.texas.gov. For more information about the webinar, go to the CPRIT Ethics and Compliance website https://www.cprit.texas.gov/about-us/ethics-and-compliance/
From CPRIT email, Sept. 23, 2020.


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