Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 4 Alert #2 - April 9, 2013

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 Funding News and Grant Tips

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Texas STD Clinical Update Conferences in Fort Worth, San Antonio
The Denver Prevention Training Center (PTC) is hosting STD clinical update conferences in two Texas cities in Fort Worth on May 7 and San Antonio on May 9.
These one-day STD clinical conferences offer an update to providers on a variety of topics, including sexual health, Syphilis cases, partner follow-up, Gonorrhea resistance, extra-genital NAAT testing, Hepatitis C, and HIV prevention in STD care. This event is designed for MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs and other healthcare professionals. A $30 registration fee covers food, refreshments and CME/CNE credits.
To learn more and to register, visit the Denver PTC website for Fort Worth at https://denverptc.org/class_information.html?id=791 and San Antonio at https://denverptc.org/class_information.html?id=792.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 4/5/13icon

Women & HIV International Clinical Conference in Dallas
The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) will host the Women & HIV International Clinical Conference in Dallas on May 3-4.
To receive e-mail updates about this conference, visit the TX/OK AETC website at http://www.aidseducation.org/subscribe.php and sign up.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 4/5/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

2013 Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and funded by the Texas Health Institute and the Texas Pediatric Society Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/4/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $13,500 in cash prizes.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The AFE program awards to schools or districts that implement effective school health programs to improve the lifelong physical, mental and social well-being of students, staff and the greater school community.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Ellen Smith, (512) 776-2140, e-mail: ellen.smith@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/awards.shtm
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 3/29/13icon
Subject(s) school health, health policy research, health promotion/wellness

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08): PA-13-180
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/12, 6/12, 10/12. Expires 7/13/16.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ will provide salary for the award recipient for a requested portion of the candidate's institutional salary, of up to $90,000 annually plus associated fringe benefits.
ELIGIBILITY: You may submit an application(s) if your institution/organization is a (an):
* 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);
* Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized);
* Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the AHRQ PCOR Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers utilizing complex comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods to clinical and health systems PCOR issues, involving stakeholders, as appropriate, in the design, execution, and dissemination of the research.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-180.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) e-mail, 4/5/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01): PA-13-181
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPL+IGIBILITY: You may submit an application(s) if your institution/organization is a (an):
* 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);
* Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized);
* Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the AHRQ PCOR Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers utilizing complex comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods to clinical and health systems PCOR issues, involving stakeholders, as appropriate, in the design, execution, and dissemination of the research.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-181.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) e-mail, 4/5/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training

Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS: HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CB-0592
SOURCE: U.S. Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/13/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.8 million for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children's Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grants authorized by the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, as amended. These grants will be awarded to eligible applicants for activities and services that are designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of infants and young children who have been exposed to a dangerous drug or have been exposed to HIV/AIDS and/or at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of the parent(s)' substance abuse or HIV status. The purposes of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are as follows: To develop and implement programs of comprehensive community-based support services for infants and young children, particularly those who have been perinatally exposed to a dangerous drug, those with, or who have been perinatally exposed to, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or those who have a life-threatening illness or other special medical need, and their natural families, including older siblings; To implement evidence-based, evidence-informed and/or trauma-informed screening and treatment practices or other effective treatments; To evaluate the implementation and outcomes of these comprehensive support services; and To develop these programs as identifiable sites that other states/locales seeking to implement comprehensive support services for this target population can look to for guidance, insight, and possible replication.                               
CFDA: 93.551
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CB-0592
From GrantsWire Weekly e-mail, 4/13/13icon
Subject(s) children’s health, HIV/AIDS services,  substance abuse education/prevention, community health services

Guardianship Contract Providers: RFP 539-3-79396
SOURCE: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/25/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), seeks to contract with one or more guardianship programs to provide cost effective guardianship services for individuals otherwise served by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Individuals who receive guardianship services (wards) are incapacitated as defined by the Texas Probate Code or the Texas Estates Code (effective January 1, 2014) , are appropriate for and in need of guardianship services, and there is no other individual who is willing, able, or suitable to serve as guardian. Through collaborations with contracted guardianship service providers, DADS objective is to protect, safeguard, and advocate for the most vulnerable citizens of Texas.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Elizabeth Ward, (512) 206-5416, e-mail: elizabeth.ward@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=105037.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission e-mail, 4/3/13.icon
Subject(s) disabilities


Private Funding Opportunities

2013 Distinguished Innovator Awards
SOURCE: Lupus Research Institute
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/16/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000 per year for a term of up to four years.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified applicants must be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their field of research. LRI encourages applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including but not limited to immunology; genetics; and molecular-, cell- and systems biology. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the United States. Applicants must hold a position at an academic institution.
PURPOSE: The Lupus Research Institute is accepting applications for its 2013 Distinguished Innovator Awards, a global program that provides outstanding scientists with support for up to four years to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus.
Grants will be awarded for hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal model-based lupus research. The research proposal must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. Applications will be judged primarily on the novelty and potential of the research proposal and the strengths and track record of the investigator. Emphasis will be on the rationale for the hypothesis rather than the amount of preliminary data. Continuations of long-term research projects will not be considered.
CONTACT: Laura Hack, (212) 685-4118, e-mail: lhack@lupusny.org. For more information see http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-research/grant-application/2013-distinguished-innovator-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/29/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

2013 Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
SOURCE: Mary Kay Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/30/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Any remaining funds will be distributed based on state population.
In 2012, the foundation awarded grants of $20,000 each to more than a hundred and fifty women's domestic violence shelters across the nation.
ELIGIBILITY: Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (i.e., immediate overnight housing) for survivors of domestic violence are eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As part of its effort in this area, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that assist survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters. The grants are announced each October in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Funds awarded by the foundation may be used for operating expenses, with the exception of staff travel.
CONTACT: The Mary Kay Foundation, (877) 652-2737, e-mail: MKCares@marykayfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.marykayfoundation.org/Pages/ShelterGrantProgram.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/29/13icon
Subject(s) women's health

2013 NOHR Research Awards
SOURCE: National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation (NOHR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/12/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of approximately $20,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Clinicians and researchers qualified in the field of auditory science may apply. Applications from researchers in other disciplines who will conduct research directly relevant to auditory science are also encouraged.
PURPOSE: The National Organization for Hearing Research Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 NOHR Research Awards for new research projects in auditory science.
Grants will be awarded in support of innovative biomedical research into the preventions, causes, treatments, and cures of hearing loss and deafness. The foundation encourages proposals related to biological restoration of hearing.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://nohrfoundation.org/research-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/29/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, hearing/deafness

2013 Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards
SOURCE: Genzyme
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/7/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for initiatives that support LSD awareness, advocacy on behalf of LSD patient communities, patient education and patient care, and support and communication networks. Examples of supported projects are available on the PAL Awards Web site.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, patient organizations based in the United States must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations based outside the U.S. must be able to provide appropriate documentation that they are a recognized charitable organization within their country.
PURPOSE: Pharmaceutical giant Genzyme is accepting applications for the 2013 Patient Advocacy Leadership Awards, which recognize patient organizations that work on behalf of individuals around the world living with lysosomal storage disorders.
CONTACT: Contact Genzyme at http://www.genzymeadvocacyawards.com/contact-us.aspx. For more information see http://www.genzymeadvocacyawards.com/about.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/22/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Woman to Woman Support Groups
SOURCE: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to start Woman to Woman programs at qualified hospitals. Grants are provided for one year to cover the cost of a part-time program coordinator's salary and to start a patient fund. It is expected that each Woman to Woman program will become self-funding after the first year.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicant gynecologic oncology departments must be able to demonstrate adequate patient volume; physician and hospital leadership support; a need for the program; the ability to run patient-focused initiatives; and the ability to fundraise to support programs. To ensure its success, each program must have the support of a physician champion who will assist in referring appropriate patients to the program as well as ensure support from departmental and hospital leadership. In addition, adequate physical space is needed for the program coordinator's office, for meetings with volunteers, and for storage of program materials.
PURPOSE: The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund supports scientific research that leads to the effective identification and treatment of, and ultimately a cure for, ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. The fund is accepting proposals from hospital gynecologic oncology departments to start Woman to Woman peer support programs.
OCRF's Woman to Woman program is designed to improve the quality of care for gynecologic cancer patients by strengthening coping capacities through a patient-to-patient support model. Woman to Woman volunteers — themselves survivors of gynecologic cancers who are at least a year post-treatment — are professionally trained to provide one-on-one emotional support and mentoring and empower women to advocate for themselves. The program supports women and families through all phases of treatment, recurrence, and recovery, and is offered free of charge to all participants.
CONTACT: Julia Volpin, womantowoman@ocrf.org. For more information see http://www.ocrf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=933:woman-to-woman-program&catid=215:woman-to-woman-program&Itemid=544
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/22/13icon
Subject(s) cancer care, women’s health


Events

Professional Grant Development Workshop
SPONSOR: The Grant Training Center
WHEN: May 1-3, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: The University of Texas, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This intense three-day proposal writing workshop is geared for: 1) experienced writers who wish to strengthen and update their proposal writing skills, and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing successful proposals from various funding agencies. Whether you are a researcher in the sciences or social sciences, or an education or nonprofit professional, our training will provide you with the skills you need to write winning proposals!
Participants will learn how to:
* Navigate the world of grant procurement
* Research and identify potential funding sources
* Address the guidelines of private, foundation, corporation, and federal applications
* Find foundation and corporate giving sources specific to the State of Texas
* Understand the new federal regulations for proposals
• Comprehend the review process, and attend to key points for reviewers
• Write winning proposals that stand out against competing submissions
• Develop focused and realistic budgets
• Ensure your proposal demonstrates excellence and innovation
• Package professional grant proposal submissions
COST: $595.
CONTACT: Please visit our website at http://www.granttrainingcenter.com/signup/487 or call us toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864.
From The Grant Training Center e-mail, 34/4/13icon


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