Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 3 Alert # 4 - March 26, 2013

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Your Help Needed with 2011-2012 FIC Client Survey
Please take a few moments to complete the important 2011-2012 Funding Information Center (FIC) Client Survey. Your responses are needed to evaluate the Funding Information Center's services, to direct future services, and to quantify the value of our program.
From 1990 to 2010, the Funding Information Center has helped organizations bring at least $223 million in public and private funding to the state of Texas to support health-related programs and services. This is the FIC's eleventh biennial survey since 1990 and your survey responses will assist the FIC and its mission.
To take the survey, please go to http://fic-survey.questionpro.com
The survey is completely anonymous and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by March 29, 2013.
From the Funding Information Center, 3/1/13icon

FIC 'Family' Becomes Larger
Funding Information Center staff member Elaine Byrd, husband Michael, and son Rico proudly announce the arrival of Michael Lee Byrd III on Friday. March 15.
Born at 7:38 pm, Michael tipped the scales at 7 lbs., 12 oz., and measured out at 20 inches long. Mom, Dad, and the Brothers Byrd are all doing well.
From the Funding Information Center, 3/21/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R21): RFA-NS-13-014
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/14/13. Application: 5/14/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NINDS intends to commit an estimated total of $1 million in 2013 to support up to four R21 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, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, U.S. territories or possessions, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This initiative will support pilot projects on sports-related traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
CFDA: 93.853; 93.286; 93.242, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-13-014.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/20/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, disabilities

Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R03): RFA-NS-13-015
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/14/13. Application: 5/14/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NINDS intends to commit an estimated total of $1 million in 2013 to support up to 13 R03 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, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, U.S. territories or possessions, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This initiative will support pilot projects on sports-related traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
CFDA: 93.853; 93.286; 93.242, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-13-015.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/20/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, disabilities


Private Funding Opportunities

Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice
SOURCE: Drexel University
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/17/13.
$ AVAILABLE: See PURPOSE Section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: See PURPOSE Section for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Drexel University is accepting applications for the Bayada Awards for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice, which recognize nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice through the development and/or adoption of a new technology.
Applications must be submitted under one of two categories: Patient Care and Nursing Education.
Patient care: A cash award of $10,000 will be made to a nursing educator or practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved nursing education and student outcomes. The innovation may be related to improving the efficiency of patient care delivery, preventing errors in patient care, or improving outcomes. Examples include using current technology/equipment to develop a new way to monitor patient assessment data, alerting staff of status changes, developing new technological tools to assess patients, and decision support tools.
Nursing education (both didactic and clinical): A cash award of $10,000 will be made to a nurse educator or practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes. The innovation may be related to curriculum delivery methods and improving student clinical competency and efficiency. Examples include developing a software program that assists nursing students with the collection of patient data and the creation of an electronic nursing care plan.
All submissions will be blind and reviewed for merit by a panel of Drexel University nursing and technology faculty. The judges will consider the technology's innovativeness and its impact on nursing education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and be in use for six months or longer prior to submission of the application. Resubmissions are welcome. Employees of Drexel University are not eligible.
The awards will be presented at the annual Drexel University Nursing Education Institute conference. The winners must be present to accept the awards; travel expenses will be paid.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.drexel.edu/cnhp/newsEvents/events/BayadaAwards/.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 3/15/13icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training, technology

Blood Cancer Research Projects
SOURCE: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent (LOI): 6/3/13. If the LOI is approved, applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 7/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the Quest for Cures initiative, LLS, in partnership with biopharmaceutical company Celgene, will award two-year grants of between $200,000 and $400,000 a year for research projects that have a measurable impact over the next five to ten years on the diagnosis or treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies. Additional funding may be available for projects that have demonstrated exceptional progress in the initial two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and work for a domestic or foreign nonprofit organization, such as a university, a college, a hospital, or an academic laboratory. Applications may involve multiple institutions, but the applicant should have an independent research or academic position and his/her academic institution will be responsible for signing off on all terms of the grant agreement.
PURPOSE: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is accepting Letters of Intent from researchers for projects to identify and develop safer, more effective treatments for patients with blood cancers.
Specifically, the initiative will award grants in the following priority areas:
Tumor cell clonal heterogeneity: This grant will support researchers seeking novel approaches for measuring and monitoring clonal heterogeneity and assessing its contribution to the response or resistance to therapy.
New molecular stratification mechanisms: Recipients of this grant will work to identify key subsets of patients with B-cell malignancies to help predict which patients will have poor outcomes from current standard therapies so they may be directed to alternative therapies.
Bone marrow and lymph node microenvironments: Researchers will seek to enhance the understanding of the role that the bone marrow and lymph node microenvironments play in either responding to or resisting therapy.
CONTACT: Sammy Hattar, (914) 821-8290, e-mail: Sammy.Hattar@lls.org. For more information see http://www.lls.org/#/researchershealthcareprofessionals/academicgrants/quest_for_cures/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/20/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Frances Fowler Wallace Award to Fund Original Mental Health Research
SOURCE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Unlike most of Hogg's grant initiatives, scholarships and fellowships, applications for the Wallace Award are reviewed on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time.
$ AVAILABLE: The award provides up to $1,500 for research-related expenses.
ELIGIBILITY: Doctoral students at The University of Texas at Austin are eligible to apply for the Wallace award.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation is supportive of quality research that deepens our understanding of both the causes of mental illness and intervention models and approaches that promote mental health, wellness and recovery. The Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial for Mental Health Dissertation Award, established in 1974 to partially fund doctoral dissertation research on “the cause, treatment, cure, and prevention of mental disease, mental illness, and mental disorders,” is one example of the foundation’s commitment to utilizing its grantmaking capacity to promote rigorous, quality research in mental health.
CONTACT: For more information go to http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/.
From The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Hogg Blog e-mail, 3/19/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

Improving Patients Health Literacy
SOURCE: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for deadline information.
$ AVAILABLE: Three awards of $25,000 each will be made to qualified clinics.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: NACDD announces the availability of grants for primary care practice groups to plan and implement practice management changes that will implement laboratory blood testing prior to physical examinations of patients, providing additional opportunities to improve patient health literacy.
CONTACT: Walter Young, (303) 358-4681, e-mail: young@chronicdisease.org. For more information see http://www.chronicdisease.org/?page=FundingOpp
From National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) e-mail, 3/13/13icon
Subject(s) health information, health care services

Proposals for Best Plan to Save Children's Lives
SOURCE: Caplow Children's Prize
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The prize-winner will receive $1 million to initiate the plan. The winning proposal will include a sound proposal to directly execute life-saving interventions with a high likelihood of success based on the experience and track record of the applicant. Proposals will be judged according to how many lives the plan will save, how credible the plan and the applicant are, how directly the funds can be applied, probability of success, and the ease of verification.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter the contest, applicants must submit an online entry form detailing the proposed project by May 1, 2013. Upon review, select applicants will receive an e-mail invitation to submit a full prize plan in June 2013. Contest finalists will be showcased in August and September 2013, with the winner to be announced at an award ceremony in December 2013.
PURPOSE: The Caplow Children's Prize, an initiative of the Miami-based Whole New World Foundation, is accepting proposals for the best plan to directly and quickly save the lives of children from birth to age 5 anywhere in the world. Proposals will be accepted from nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, government agencies and programs, academic institutions, and individuals age 18 or older.
CONTACT: Applicants with questions may contact the foundation by email at info@childernsprize.org. For more information see https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/caplowchildrensprize
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 3/15/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, health policy research

REACH SU Comunidad: (REACH) 2012– Healthy Weight, Proper Nutrition and Physical Activity Strategies in Hispanic/Latino Communities: HMS-2013-01
SOURCE: Hidalgo Medical Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/19/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $148,000 annually.
ELIGIBILITY: HMS and its partners have funded 10 sub-recipients and will fund five additional sub-recipients with a preference for communities in Idaho, New Mexico, and Washington. Applicants from Arizona, Oregon, and Texas are also encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Center for Health Innovation (CHI) is partnering with three other organizations: Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, and The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus, to form the REACH Su Comunidad (RSC) Consortium to eliminate health disparities.
CONTACT: Rachel Kutcher at e-mail: rkutcher@hmsnm.org. For more information see http://www.hms-nm.org/
From The University of Texas School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus e-mail, 3/13/13icon
Subject(s) health disparities, community health services

Surveys of Local Health Department STD Clinic Clients
SOURCE: National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NACCHO will award up to $375,000 to the agency, institution, organization, or individual selected to conduct the STD clinic client surveys.
ELIGIBILITY: Agencies, institutions, organizations and individual contractors are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the survey is to assess: 1) the demographic characteristics of clients accessing care at LHD STD clinics, 2) clients’ insurance status, 3) clients’ reason(s) for seeking care at the STD clinic, and 4) STD-related services received by the client. The information gathered from the survey responses will provide LHDs, NACCHO and DSTDP with important information about the characteristics and needs of STD clinic users.
CONTACT: Kate Heyer, (202) 507-4251, e-mail: kheyer@naccho.org. For more information see http://www.naccho.org/topics/HPDP/hivsti/upload/Client-level-survey-RFP_3_9_13.pdf
From NACCHO e-mail, 3/18/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research


Events

Negotiating for Mutual Success
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Center for Nonprofit Support
WHEN: April 2, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, Texas).
DESCRIPTION: Life is full of negotiations. We negotiate every time we interact with others to decide where to eat, how to run a project, how to solicit resources, how to work with a challenging volunteer, or where to set a salary. The broader our responsibilities, the more we must negotiate with others to achieve our goals and our organization’s mission.
In this workshop, professional mediator David Ladensohn explains when it is appropriate to negotiate and what techniques will help you succeed. We will learn to balance the needs of all involved parties - when to push, when to give and how to stay principled as we assess the need to “get the job done” with the need to maintain productive relationships.
COST: $60
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Support Web site, accessed 3/20/13icon

Provide & Protect Wills Workshop: What legacy will you leave?
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Center for Nonprofit Support
WHEN: April 17, 8 to 10 am.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, Texas).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide you with everything you need to know to create a plan that reflects your goals and dreams. In two hours, learn the basics of will preparation and estate planning.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Kathleen Finck, (210) 242-4744.
From Center for Nonprofit Support Web site, accessed 3/20/13icon


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