Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 10 Alert # 5 - October 29, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

NIH Revises Due Dates on Resumption of Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Federal Government Appropriations
This Notice is to inform the community that National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revised its approach to resuming operations after the government shutdown.
All October grant application submission deadlines have been rescheduled as follows:

Standard Due Dates:

Activity Code

Original Due Date

New Due Date

R01s, U01s (New)

October 5

November 12

Ks (New)

October 12

November 12

R03s, R21s, R34s, R36s (New)

October 16

November 18

R15s (All)

October 25

November 18

Special Due Dates:
Funding Opportunity Original Due Date New Due Date
RFAs, PARs, PAs Due dates not listed above  November  1

*Exceptions:
Funding Opportunity Original Due Date New Due Date
PAR-13-277 October 1 November 14
PAR-13-351 October 23 November 14
RFA-AI-13-043 October 23 November 14
PAR-13-086 October 24 November 14
PAR-13-087 October 24 November 14

The NIH Loan Repayment Program application deadline has been extended from November 15 to December 2.
Grants.gov will continue to accept applications for funding opportunity announcements with October closing dates, even if those dates have passed.
To see the complete announcement go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-007.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/22/13icon

AHRQ Revises Due Dates on Resumption of Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Federal Government Appropriations
This Notice is to provide Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) extramural community with information on how AHRQ is resuming operations after the government shutdown.
All October 2013 grant application due dates for AHRQ Program Announcements have been rescheduled as follows:

AHRQ Rescheduled Dates:
Activity Code Original Due Date New Due Date
R01s, (New) October 5 November 12
Ks (New) October 12 November 12
R03s and R21s, (New) October 16 November 18
R36s (New and Re-Submission) November 1 November 18

To see the complete announcement go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-14-001.html
From AHRQ e-mail, 10/25/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Harvesting the Neuroimaging Cornucopia for Pancreatic Islet Imaging Reagents for Diabetes Research (DP3): RFA-DK-13-024
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/20/14. Application: 2/20/14, by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK and NIBIB intend to commit $1 million in FY2014 to fund two to three 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourage DP3 applications from institutions/organizations to allow researchers with access to major clinical nuclear molecular imaging facilities to screen their libraries of existing positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) neuroimaging agents that are already approved for use in human subjects research in order to find tools to enhance in vivo study of the beta cells of the human pancreatic islet. 
CFDA: 93.847, 93.286
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-024.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, diabetes, technology

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3): RFA-DK-13-022
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/19/14. Application: 2/19/14, by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit an estimated total of $8 Million in FY 2014 to fund three to four applications.
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 goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under).  At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-022.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, diabetes, children's health

NIAMS Clinical Trial Outcome Instrument Development Grant Program (U01): RFA-AR-14-008
SOURCE: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/7/14. Application: 2/7/14, by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAMS intends to commit up to $1 million in FY 2014.
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) solicits applications for research awards designed to develop new and evaluate existing clinical trial outcome instruments/measures to better assess the benefits (efficacy and effectiveness) and adverse impacts of therapies employed to treat diseases and injuries of interest to the NIAMS. This FOA seeks to facilitate the development and subsequent evaluation of both new and existing clinically relevant and patient-important outcome instruments/measures that could be further tested in existing or novel clinical trials designed to gain widespread acceptance and application in the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment or cure of diseases and injuries of interest to the NIAMS. Outcome instruments/measures should be as generalizable as possible with the ultimate aim to impact patient care. 
CFDA: 93.846
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-14-008.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, technology

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Treatment Options in Uterine Fibroids: Developing a Prospective Multi-Center Practice-based Clinical Registry (P50): RFA-HS-14-006
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/15/13. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows AHRQ staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. Application: 12/16/13.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund one award of up to $4 million total costs (including both direct and indirect costs), for fiscal year 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; unit of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), invites applications for funding to examine the relative effectiveness of treatment options for women of childbearing age with uterine fibroids. For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, it is unclear which treatment strategies are more effective in managing symptoms and addressing patient preferences for reproductive options. As a result, patients and their clinicians often must decide on a plan of action without guidance from strong scientific evidence. Due to the complexity of treatment options, high quality evidence can help women select specific treatment options tailored to their individual preferences. AHRQ and PCORI intend to fund one application that will include a registry Research and Data Coordinating Center (RDCC) to build a registry infrastructure that involves six to ten separate and geographically diverse clinical centers (CC).
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-006.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) e-mnail, 10/18/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, women's health, health policy research  

Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Type 1 Diabetes Management in Adults (DP3): RFA-DK-13-023
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/19/14. Application: 2/19/14, by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $5 Million in FY 2014 to fund one or two 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: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research that will identify barriers and facilitators to good diabetes self management in adults with type 1 diabetes. The results from this research should inform future intervention research in adults with type 1 diabetes.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-023.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, diabetes


Private Funding Opportunities

2013 Innovator Awards Program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research
SOURCE: Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: One-page Letters of Intent, which must include the basic idea and the central experiment, will be accepted online at the KRF Web site from 1/15/14 to 2/15/14. Invited full applications will be due by 5/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The Innovator Awards provide $100,000 for one year for proof of principal research. Innovator Award recipients who have demonstrated significant research progress are eligible for longer-term support through the KRF Breakthrough Awards Program. Innovator Awardees are evaluated for potential follow up Breakthrough Award at the end of their initial year of funding.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to tenure-track professors (or the equivalent) at all levels from any scientific discipline and from any nonprofit research institution worldwide. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged.
PURPOSE: As part of its mission to find a cure for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is inviting Letters of Intent for its 2013 Innovator Awards Program for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
The program supports "outside-the-box" research projects that have the potential to transform the foundation's efforts to diagnose, treat, and/or cure IBD. The program's key criteria for funding consideration include innovation, robust collaboration, scientific merit, and a high potential for success. as the foundation will also consider projects that, due to their innovative nature, may not be eligible for funding from the National Institutes of Health or other more traditional sources.
The program is open to tenure-track professors (or the equivalent) at all levels from any scientific discipline and from any nonprofit research institution worldwide. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged.
CONTACT: Please direct questions about the Innovator Awards to Health Program Staff at health@krfoundation.org. For more information see http://krfoundation.org/health/innovator-awards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 10/18/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

2014 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award Program
SOURCE: McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/2/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to three awards are made annually, each providing $100,000 per year for two years. Funds may be applied to a variety of research activities, but not the recipient's salary. Funding begins August 1, 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents conducting research at institutions within the United States are invited to apply. Eligible applicants must hold tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, and may not be employees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute or scientists within the intramural program of the National Institutes of Health.
PURPOSE: The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the fund is inviting Letters of Intent for the 2014 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards.
The awards program is designed to encourage and support scientists working on the development of novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. The fund is especially interested in how a new technology may be used or adapted to monitor, manipulate, analyze, or model brain function at any level, from the molecular to the entire organism. The program seeks to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences and to foster collaboration between the neurosciences and other disciplines; thus, collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.
CONTACT: Eileen Maler, (612) 333-4220, e-mail: emaler@mcknight.org. For more information see http://www.neuroscience.mcknight.org//newsroom/upcoming-deadlines/2013-mcknight-technological-innovations-in-neuroscience-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 10/18/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health professions training

Grants to Improve Patient Safety
SOURCE: Cardinal Health Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/6/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation anticipates awarding approximately 25 grants ranging in amount between $7,500 and $35,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are nonprofit healthcare institutions, including those in acute and ambulatory settings, working in partnership with each other or independently. Collaboratives also are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: Over the past six years, the Cardinal Health Foundation has invested more than $6.15 million in a variety of programs designed to improve healthcare efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality. To that end, the foundation is accepting grant applications from organizations working to help hospitals, health systems, community health clinics, and other nonprofit healthcare institutions in the United States and Canada improve the efficiency and quality of their patient care.
The foundation's E3 Grant Program will fund projects designed to improve medication safety, particularly as patients move from hospital environments to home and other healthcare settings; operating room safety through use of the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist; and outcomes for babies born addicted to opiates using a protocol developed by Ohio children's hospitals.
The program supports the implementation of evidence-based practices that have been identified as successful and lead to positive patient outcomes. While the implementation of evidenced-based practices with quantifiable outcomes is the goal, the program also encourages grantees to be innovative in the way the projects are implemented so that the work can be sustained as well as spread to other institutions.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cardinalhealth.com/us/en/CommunityRelations/Apply/E3
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 10/18/13icon
Subject(s) community health services, health care services

New Careers in Nursing
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/9/14.
$ AVAILABLE: A school of nursing may apply for between five and 30 scholarships per year to be awarded to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged.
A total of up to 400 scholarship awards will be made during this funding cycle.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicant organizations must: offer an Accelerated Nursing Degree Program*; be accredited by a nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; and comply with all requirements of the application.
They must also be a public entity or tax-exempt organization under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is not classified as a private foundation on nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organization. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications that will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better we are able to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program provides scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs.
CONTACT: Vernell DeWitty, (202) 463-6930, e-mail: vdewitty@aacn.nche.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/ncin7?cid=XEM_A7670
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) e-mail, 10/21/13icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training

Nurse Faculty Scholars
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/12/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to 12 awards of up to $350,000 each over three years will be available in this round of funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program is to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training, and salary and research support to junior faculty.
CONTACT: Send e-mail to rwjfnfs@jhu.edu. Please include your name and telephone number in the inquiry.  For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/nfs7?cid=XEM_A7660
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) e-mail, 10/17/13icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training


Events

Grant Management Workshop
SPONSOR: Grant Writing USA, Austin Fire Department
WHEN: December 12-13, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: The Learning and Research Center, 2800 Spirit of Texas Drive, (Austin, Tx).
DESCRIPTION: This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
COST: Tuition is $595 and includes Grant Writing USA's 400-page grant management workbook and reference guide. 
CONTACT: Call Grant Writing USA at (800) 814-8191 or e-mail: cs@grantwritingusa.com.
From Grant Writing USA e-mail, 10/17/13icon

Creative Ways To Use Social Media for Fundraising Campaigns
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: November 5, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd St., (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: With so many social media platforms available, which ones are most effective for nonprofit organizations? Join our lunch and learn discussion as we discuss the top five platforms that your organization can use and target your intended program and supporter audiences.
Lunch and Learn Session - Bring your lunch we provide the drinks and dessert.
COST: $25 members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 10/25/13

Creating Successful Proposals
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: November 7, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd St., (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Up to your elbows with looming grant deadlines?
Do you keep dusting off the same proposal each time? Have a basic understanding of the grants process, but would like to increase your proposal effectiveness?
This dynamic half-day workshop includes tips and best practices for strengthening your internal process and ensuring you have the right components for proposal writing.
Participants will have a more in-depth understanding of:
* The most important questions to ask before you ever begin writing;
* Making a good "funder match";
* What data to gather; and
* Elements of successful proposals, including how to complete a solid submission.
Time will be dedicated to review and discuss sample proposals in relation to class principles.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 10/25/13

Direct Mail
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: November 12, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: CNM West Office, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128,  (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Direct Mail: What works, what doesn't, and are you ready for the USPS 2014 changes.
Does your organization need to promote and increase attendance at your events and fundraisers?
Do you need to find a cost effective way to increase your donations and membership?
What is the best way to tell your story and convey your mission to new prospects?
If these answers could help you in your day to day activities within your non-profit organization, then this is the session you won't want to miss!
This class will cover:
* What is a successful direct mail campaign and what does it look like?
* Is direct mail a good option for my organization?
* How do we save money on our mail campaigns and mail efficiently?
* Will the changes taking place in January from the USPS affect my budget in 2014?
* How is multi-channel marketing, including social media, effecting direct mail campaigns and is it working?
COST: $25 members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 10/25/13icon


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