Funding Alert Vol. 24 No, 1 Alert # 2 - January 15,2013

Loading...

Texas Department of State Health Services icon Funding Information Center icon Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7684 icon Austin phone: (512) 776-7684 icon Fax: (512) 776-7683


The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Alert is published weekly.  If you wish to subscribe to the Funding Information Center Funding Alert and other services, please call (512) 776-7684 or fill out our online subscription form which can be found at: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/fic/subscribe.aspx.  Information in the Funding Alert is not copyrighted and may be reproduced. The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center would appreciate credit for the material used and a copy of the reprint. For information on viewing Adobe Acrobat .pdf and other files, see file viewing information.

Disclaimer: External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities. External e-mail links are provided to you as a courtesy. Please be advised that you are not e-mailing the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and DSHS policies do not apply should you choose to correspond.


Funding News and Grant Tips

Data Transforming Philanthropy, Social Economy, Report Forecasts
No longer the exclusive purview of foundations and nonprofit organizations, philanthropy increasingly comprises a diverse range of forms and innovations that are transforming the so-called social economy, leading philanthropy scholar Lucy Bernholz argues in her annual industry forecast.
Published in conjunction with GrantCraft, a joint project of the New York City-based Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre in Brussels, the fourth edition of Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2013 (30 pages, PDF) further notes that the big shifts in philanthropy that matter for both donors and "doers" are data-related. They include data-sharing practices embraced by foundations, the rise of mobile payments, and an increased emphasis on transparency and privacy concerns. Moreover, Bernholz argues, data is becoming central to how foundations, nonprofits, businesses, and policy makers shape the social economy; indeed, she asserts, the use, ownership, and access rules of data will be as important for the social economy in the twenty-first century as the charitable tax deduction was for nonprofits in the twentieth.
Looking to the year ahead, Bernholz, a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, predicts that crowdfunding will go mainstream; that technology-enabled civic engagement will deepen; that social impact bonds will gain traction in the United States; and that charitable organizations will fail in greater numbers. The report also calls for a multi-sectoral conversation around how organizations and financing systems within the social economy can complement one another, and for seeing the debate over the charitable deduction as an opportunity for the body politic and civil society to realign regulation as it pertains to social good with actual practice.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest, 1/8/13icon

Largest Gifts in 2012 Fall Short of 2011 Levels
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that charitable giving by America's billionaires slowed in 2012 after showing signs of rebounding in 2011.
While the 15 largest gifts announced by U.S. philanthropists in 2012 — including five ties for the 10 largest — totaled nearly $5.1 billion, $3 billion of the total was accounted for by Warren Buffett's gifts of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the foundations run by his three children. Without those gifts, the 2012 total would have been $2.1 billion -— far short of the $2.6 billion tallied in 2011.
The second largest gift after Buffett's was Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's commitment of Facebook stock worth an estimated $500 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Thirteen of the largest commitments announced in 2012 (including Buffett's) were for at least $100 million, three more than in 2011 and seven more than in 2010. The total for the largest gifts, however, has yet to recover from the effects of the recession, falling from $8 billion in 2008 — half of that from a $4.5 billion bequest from inventor James LeVoy Sorenson — to $2.7 billion in 2009 and $1.4 billion in 2010.
At the same time, the Chronicle reported that the total for gifts of at least $1 million increased to $6.1 billion in 2012, up from $5.4 billion in 2011.
For a complete list of the largest gifts made by individuals in 2012, visit the Chronicle of Philanthropy Web site at http://philanthropy.com/article/America-s-Wealthiest-Donors/136405/.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest, 1/8/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network (U10): RFA-HD-14-018
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/4/13. Application: 4/4/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $3.3 million in FY 2014 to fund one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the NICHD invites applications from investigators willing to participate with the assistance of the NICHD under a cooperative agreement as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) in an ongoing multicenter clinical research program, the Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network, to conduct interventional and observational studies using common protocols designed to facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to problems in reproductive medicine, gynecology, endocrinology, urology and andrology that affect fertility.
The DCC provides administrative and statistical support to maintain an infrastructure to develop, coordinate, and conduct multiple collaborative clinical trials simultaneously with the goal to improve the health and well-being of infertile couples, individuals with reproductive diseases and disorders and their offspring.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-018.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 1/10/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, technology

Functional Epigenomics: Developing Tools and Technologies for Cell-type, Temporal, or Locus-specific Manipulation of the Epigenome (R01): RFA-RM-12-026
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/27/13. Application: 3/27/13 by 5pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funds available for these awards is approximately $3.8 million per year for FY2013-FY2017, contingent upon the receipt of scientifically meritorious applications. Six to nine awards are anticipated from this solicitation. Future year awards will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is to stimulate innovative research to develop novel tools and technologies that enable at least one of the following: 1. Tissue or cell-specific manipulation of epigenetic modifications or their effector molecules, 2. Temporal manipulation of the epigenome, 3. Locus-specific manipulation of the epigenome, or 4. Novel approaches that enable any combination of these three things.
CFDA: 93.310
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-12-026.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 1/10/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, technology

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Projects for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands: CDC-RFA-PS13-1310
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/27/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The CDC is providing an estimated $3,600,000 for this funding opportunity for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below: nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education) faith-based or community-based organizations, Indian/Native tribally designated organizations, health departments, nonprofit organizations without 501(c) (3) IRS status, for profit organizations, and colleges/universities are not eligible to apply for this funding because its primary purpose is to target minority communities through CBOs that can enhance efforts to prevent the acquisition or transmission of HIV infections in racial and ethnic minority communities. State and local governments are not eligible because they are already funded to implement these activities (among others) through another funding opportunity announcement. Furthermore, this program seeks to complement and augment health department activities by utilizing the expertise of outside entities to reach populations that health departments have traditionally had difficulty reaching. Competition for this FOA is limited to community-based organizations (CBOs), public nonprofit, private nonprofit, faith-based organizations, tribal organizations, and hospitals with 501(c) (3) IRS status that are located in and provide services in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands because of their credibility and capacity to reach persons living with HIV and at high risk for acquiring HIV infection. Nonprofit CBOs have proven their ability to access hard to reach populations that have traditionally suffered exclusion from mainstream interventions and other agencies.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to implement comprehensive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities. In accordance with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/NHAS.pdf) and High-Impact HIV Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/strategy/hihp/index.htm), this FOA focuses on addressing the national HIV epidemic by reducing new infections, increasing access to care, and promoting health equity. The aforementioned will be achieved by enhancing community-based organizations’ capacities to increase HIV testing, link HIV positive persons to medical care, increase referral to partner service, provide prevention services for HIV positive individuals and high risk individuals with unknown/negative serostatus, and increase program monitoring and accountability. Standard performance measures for HIV prevention programs that are consistent with the focus of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on improving performance and accountability are included in this FOA. The organization’s Comprehensive and Innovative Client-Centered HIV Prevention Program will consist of the following program components: (1) program promotion; (2) client recruitment; (3) addressing health disparities; (4) enhanced HIV testing; (5) strategies to support linkage, re-engagement, and retention in care; and (6) a combination of structural, behavioral, and/or biomedical interventions that supports maximum reach and optimal outcomes.
CFDA: 93.939
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=mZhgQq8Tz2Y1FHGtNS8LykyMd5nLCNWdd1pjYMd2VT2pJxP52RJC!-1413871233?oppId=213873&mode=VIEW
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 1/8/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, health disparities, community health services

Leveraging Existing Natural Experiments to Advance the Health of People with Severe Mental Illness (R24): RFA-MH-13-140
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/11/13. Application: 3/11/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1 million in FY 2013 to fund three to seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: People with severe mental illness (SMI) die from the same causes as those in the general population, e.g., heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and pulmonary disease. However, these diseases are more common in people with SMI and lead to earlier death. The modifiable health risk factors that contribute to these diseases—smoking, obesity, hypertension, metabolic disorder, substance use, low physical activity, poor fitness and diet—are also more common and have an earlier onset in people with SMI. Iatrogenic effects of psychiatric medications, which may include weight gain and metabolic disorder, add to these health risks. Effective interventions to reduce these common modifiable health risk factors exist for the general population. However, these interventions are generally unavailable to people with SMI and evidence is sparse on how to bring them to this population. Many state and local health authorities have implemented innovative services interventions to reduce the identified health risk factors and premature mortality in people with SMI, though their effectiveness for this population and the degree of adaptation needed for effectiveness remain unknown. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks to leverage these existing natural experiments by building research capacity for subsequent rigorous testing of services interventions already implemented at state and local levels for adults, youth or children. This FOA will support one-year R24 grants for research planning activities to develop the infrastructure needed to enable subsequent testing of existing innovative services interventions that aim to reduce the prevalence and magnitude of common modifiable health risk factors related to shortened lifespan in people with SMI.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-13-140.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 1/10/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health, health promotion/wellness


Private Funding Opportunities

Collaborative Research Travel Grants
SOURCE: Burroughs Wellcome Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants provide up to $15,000. Funds may be used for food, lodging, airfare, and ground transportation, as well as supplies and materials related to the collaboration between the award recipient and host. All travel must be scheduled between May 24, 2013, and December 31, 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are postdoctoral fellows and faculty at degree-granting institutes in the United States or Canada. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering and be interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada. The program accepts proposals in the biomedical sciences only.
PURPOSE: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Collaborative Research Travel Grants program provides grants to academic scientists and trainees that can be used for both international and domestic travel to acquire new research techniques and promote collaborations. The program is designed to provide a stimulus for those working (or contemplating working) at the interface of science.
CONTACT: Please see http://www.bwfund.org/page.php?mode=privateview&pageID=49 for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.bwfund.org/pages/480/Background/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin, 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

Leprosy Research Grants
SOURCE: New York Community Trust, the Heiser Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/20/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award two-year research grants of up to $70,000 ($35,000 per year). In exceptional circumstances, the program will consider Letters of Intent for larger awards for multiyear/multi-component/multi-institute projects involving leprosy research in endemic sites.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are invited from laboratories that have experience in leprosy research and have demonstrable ongoing productive interactions with corresponding laboratories in endemic regions and/or leprosy field sites/workers.
PURPOSE: Administered by the New York Community Trust, the Heiser Program funds basic laboratory research directed at a better understanding of leprosy and its bacterial agent (the program does not support treatment).
The program's ultimate aim is to find measures for the prevention and cure of leprosy that will help bring the disease under control. Research grants will be awarded to support the training efforts of laboratories involved in research on leprosy, or to provide funds for the initiation of new leprosy research projects in the field. (Please note that in 2013 the program is only funding leprosy research and will not support postdoctoral fellowships in tuberculosis research.)
Grants provide support to scientists to allow them to contribute to the global goal of leprosy elimination — in particular, the application of new and available tools toward diagnosis, transmission of the disease, and the extent of drug resistance — and to 1) investigate mechanisms of nerve damage and reactions and the means to predict and to prevent leprosy; 2) develop more effective chemoprophylaxis, immunoprophylaxis, and rapid bactericidal drugs; and 3) understand the organism, its origins, its pathogenicity, and immunological spectrum. Other areas of importance are the use of the genome of M. leprae to develop new drug targets and identify immunologically important molecules.
CONTACT: Len McNally, (212) 686-0010, ext. 556, e-mail: lm@nyct-cfi.org. For more information see http://www.nycommunitytrust.org/GrantSeekers/RequestsforProposals/TheHeiserProgram/tabid/399/Default.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanhtropy News Digest RFP Bulletin, 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Projects to Empower Youth with Disabilities
SOURCE: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/13. The foundation accepts concept papers from January 1 to June 1 to be considered for the following year's funding.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $75,000 per year, for one to three years. Six to 12 grants are awarded each year.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be provided to nonprofit organizations in the United States with 501(c)(3) status for projects that present an innovative approach leading to measurable employment outcomes for youth with disabilities. Projects should be national in scope or have a definite plan for national dissemination and replication; should promote the full-inclusion of youth with disabilities alongside their peers without disabilities; and should promote inclusive competitive employment practices. Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations or involve Mitsubishi Electric Employee Volunteers.
PURPOSE: The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation's National Grants program provides support for innovative model projects of national scope focused on the foundation's mission of helping youth with disabilities lead productive lives through increased employment.
The program seeks to fund innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology, and the environment. MEAF defines youth from birth through college (about 26 years of age). The foundation will also consider projects to create tools that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans with disabilities.
CONTACT: Send questions to mea.foundation@meus.mea.com. For more information see http://www.meaf.org/how_to_apply/priorities_guidelines
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin, 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, adolescent health, disabilities, youth services

Prostate Cancer Global Action Plan Funding Opportunities
SOURCE: Movember
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Expressions of Interest due 2/28/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE Section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE Section for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Movember, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives through "the power of the moustache," has announced a new funding opportunity to supplement its prostate cancer Global Action Plan-1 with international collaborations around prostate cancer xenografts and tissue microarrays.
Launched in 2011, GAP was created to address critical challenges in prostate cancer research through global collaboration.
Funding is available for the following GAP projects:
1) Prostate Cancer GAP-1 Xenograft Project: A supplementary project under the GAP prostate cancer biomarker initiative, the GAP1 xenograft project will be of two years duration and will ultimately be a single unified global project that involves researchers from around the world collaborating as a team to integrate their xenograft activities to maximize the value of patient cohorts. The aim is to assist in the characterization and utility of existing prostate cancer xenografts and to produce new highly valuable prostate cancer xenograft models that can facilitate a better understanding of metastasis, treatment response, and treatment resistance in castration resistant prostate cancer. Movember will invest AUD $1.2 million in this project.
2) Unique Prostate Cancer Tissue Microarray (TMA) Project: A supplementary project under the GAP prostate cancer biomarker initiative, the GAP1 Unique TMA project will be a two-year global project that involves researchers from around the world collaborating to maximize patient cohorts to produce highly innovative, clinically valuable, and unique TMAs that can facilitate a better understanding of treatment response and resistance and can be utilized to further validate promising prostate cancer tissue-based biomarkers. Movember will invest AUD $1.2 million into this project.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.pcf.org/atf/cf/%7b7c77d6a2-5859-4d60-af47-132fd0f85892%7d/MOVEMBER%20GAP1%20UNIQUE%20TMAS%20EOI%20ANNOUNCEMENT%20FINAL.PDF
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin, 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention


Events

Fixing the Problem: Find Your Personal Mission and Achieve Your Highest Potential
SPONSOR: The Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO)
WHEN: January 25, 9 to 11:30am.
WHERE: Austin Community College-Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This two 1/2 hour workshop takes a deeper look at a process for reinforcing the way you work based from the model outlined in the book, Fixing the Problem, Making Changes in How You Deal with Challenges.
You will define a personal mission for yourself and your organization, identify successes and challenges, and learn how to use a basic model in an attempt to clarify your mission and give you a more intentional plan for dealing with the management of your organization.
COST: $30.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From CCBNO e-mail, 1/8/13icon

Grant Writing Certificate Program
SPONSOR: The Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO)
WHEN: February 4-8, 9am to 4pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College-Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Grant Writing Certificate Program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today's competitive grant writing environment. Instructor Jack Smith is an accomplished grant writer with an easygoing style who packs each day with a vast amount of content and expertise. In addition, you'll receive an extensive package of materials to use both during the week and for future grant writing projects.
The Grant Writing Certificate Program is a hands-on workshop, not just a series of lectures. Class size is intentionally small in order to provide personalized attention while you build a real, usable work product.
This certificate program is composed of four sessions held over five days for a total of 30 contact hours:
* Introduction to Grant Writing (6 hours).
* Hands-on Grant-Writing Workshop (12 hours).
* Grant Research: Targeting Funds for Nonprofits Online (6 hours).
* Coordinating Grant Writing with Development (6 hours).
Grant writing techniques and processes are in a transitional stage. Grant Writers need to stay on top of the latest trends that include more online grant applications, requirements for better-designed evaluations and new social policies that determine grant opportunities.  Participants that have completed our Grant Writing Certificate Program will have increased his/her chances of winning competitive grants through a better understanding of the entire grant process.
COST: $650. Lunch is not provided.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From CCBNO e-mail, 1/8/13icon

Cultural Competence: Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion
SPONSOR: The Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO)
WHEN: February 22, 9am to noon.
WHERE: Austin Community College-Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room TBD, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: “Diversity” has become something of a dirty word in the USA due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious training practices. This practical, interactive workshop will help both willing and skeptical participants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about and why they are so important in the non-profit environment, for their organization, for their internal and external counterparts and for themselves. They will then learn why and how people work and communicate in different ways and begin practicing how to relate to others more effectively in future.
COST: Please see http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6ph5ycpdc7441a1 for ticket information.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From CCBNO e-mail, 1/8/13icon


returnReturn to Alert  

  • Loading...
Last updated June 21, 2013