Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 6 Alert # 1 - June 4, 2013

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 Funding News and Grant Tips

AHRQ Releases Brief on Commonly Treated Conditions of Women Ages 18 to 39; Excellent Resource for Grant Writers
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released Statistical Brief #403 titled "Health Care Expenditures for the Most Commonly Treated Conditions of Women Ages 18 to 39 in 2009."
This is an excellent resource for grant writers who need statistical "backup" for their proposals.
Highlights from the brief include:
* The conditions that ranked highest in terms of the number of individuals with expenses for care in 2009 were mental disorders, asthma/COPD, bronchitis/URI, and normal pregnancy/delivery for women between 18 and 39 years of age.
* Among the most commonly treated conditions of women ages 18-39, the average expenditure per person with expenses was highest for normal pregnancy/delivery at $5,853.
* The largest portion of expenditures for bronchitis/URI was ambulatory care; for normal pregnancy/delivery, inpatient care.
* More than half of the expenditures for asthma/COPD, bronchitis/URI, and normal pregnancy/delivery were paid by private insurance while Medicaid paid for more than one-third of expenses for mental disorders.
See the complete brief at http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st403/stat403.shtml
From AHRQ Electronic Newsletter, 5/30/13icon

Funding Opportunity for MSM HIV Testing
The Men’s Testing Initiative (MTI), funded by CDC, is a national HIV testing program which seeks to identify MSM with undiagnosed HIV infection and link them to medical care. MTI is particularly focused on providing HIV testing to African American and Hispanic men, as this population is less likely to know their HIV status than other racial/ethnic groups.
To achieve the goals of MTI, Abt Associates partnered with Emory University to develop and implement Testing Events Across America (TEAA). TEAA will provide funding and technical assistance to approximately 10 to 12 United States-based organizations per year over two years.
To learn more about this program and to apply, e-mail Abt Associates at MTI@abtassoc.com.
From DSHS HIV/STD Insider Update e-mail, 5/30/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Clinical Centers (CC) for the NHLBI Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Network (U01): RFA-HL-14-014
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/25/13. Application: 7/25/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to fund up to 11 awards for this program, with an estimated $29 million (Total Costs) over a seven-year period.
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 Network will consist of approximately 11 CCs and 1 Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC). The Network will develop and conduct at least three to five randomized controlled clinical trials to prevent, treat, and/or improve the outcome of adult patients with, or at risk for, ALI or the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Each CC will be expected to enroll 220 patients over 5.5 years. This FOA solicits applications for CCs and runs parallel with a separate FOA for the CCC (RFA-HL-14-015).
CFDA: 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-014.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) for the NHLBI Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Clinical Trials Network (U01): RFA-HL-14-015
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/25/13. Application: 7/25/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: It is estimated that approximately $53 million (Total Costs) will be awarded to the CCC over a seven-year period.
One CCC will be funded by this 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) is for a Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) for a new National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Clinical Trials Network for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) (PETAL Network). The Network will consist of approximately 11 Clinical Centers and one CCC. The Network will develop and conduct randomized controlled clinical trials to prevent, treat, and/or improve the outcome of adult patients with, or at risk, for ALI or the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). This FOA solicits applications for a CCC and runs parallel with a separate FOA for the CCs (RFA-HL-14-014). These awards are expected to be for seven years.
CFDA: 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-015.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (U01): RFA-FD-13-034
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/8/13 by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.
$ AVAILABLE: FDA/OCS intends to fund an estimate of one or two awards, corresponding to a total of $1,400,000, contingent upon the availability of funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher education including: public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
The following types of higher education institutions are always encouraged to apply for FDA support as public or private 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide support for one or more Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). The CERSI's will be established to foster an innovative and thematically coherent approach to advance the field of regulatory science (including laboratory, population, behavioral, and manufacturing sciences) and the Critical Path Initiative toward more effective and efficient product development and evaluation.
CFDA: 93.103
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-13-034.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Innovative Approaches and Technologies for Examining the Uncultivable Bacteria of the Oral Microbiota (R01): RFA-DE-14-003
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/18/13. Application: 9/18/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $2 million in total costs in FY2014 to support one to 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate innovative research that will increase our understanding of the role that uncultivable bacterial species play in the microbial ecology of the human oral microbiota during states of health and disease. The effective integration of current technologies and the development of new tools and innovative methods are especially encouraged. Due to the wide spectrum of possible experimental approaches and the multidisciplinary tools that will be required to study this unique microbial population, this FOA is designed specifically to encourage team science that will leverage innovation, broad expertise and multiple technological platforms to answer hypothesis-driven questions regarding these bacteria. Consistent with this approach, the use of a multiple Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs) model is encouraged that will recruit complementary and collaborative research teams to conduct these studies.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-14-003.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, dental health

National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (U13): RFA-FD-13-003
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/13 by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.
$ AVAILABLE: FDA/CFSAN/OFVM intends to commit up to $200,000 in FY 2013. It is anticipated that one award will be made.
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 the National Consumer Food Safety Education Conference is to advance the knowledge, practice and effectiveness of health and food safety educators in support of two Healthy People 2020 goals:
FS-1: To reduce infections caused by key pathogens transmitted commonly through food.
FS-5: To increase the proportion of consumers who follow key food safety practices.
The proposed conference follows on prior successful conferences (1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010) that were jointly sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the Food and Drug Administration for the purposes of enhancing public education and outreach to improve food handling practices, and for strengthening collaboration among internal and external stakeholders to prevent foodborne illness.
There is great potential to engage health and food safety educators more directly as partners in support of the government’s efforts to prevent foodborne illness. A conference designed to activate field-based educators can be a powerful way to exponentially increase exposure of American consumers to critical evidence-based food safety practices that can reduce incidence of foodborne illness.
CFDA: 93.103
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-13-003.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) conference support, nutrition/food service

Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program (K12): RFA-HD-14-019
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/13/13. Application: 11/13/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NICHD intends to commit up to $778,000 in total costs for one award 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to support a national program of mentored advanced career development and training in research for junior faculty in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric trauma surgery at research-intensive institutions.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-019.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, health professions training

Research on the Role of Epigenetics in Social, Behavioral, Environmental and Biological Relationships, throughout the Life-Span and across Generations (R21): RFA-TW-13-002
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/13/13. Application: 11/13/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: An estimated six to seven awards, corresponding to a total of approximately $1 million in fiscal year 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) encourages exploratory and developmental grant applications to lay the foundation for innovative and collaborative basic research on the role of epigenetics in social, behavioral, environmental and biological relationships, throughout the life-span and across generations. Research plans that are responsive to this FOA will use existing bio-psycho-social and environmental data from human cohorts or animal studies that have biospecimens available for epigenetic profiling. The one year exploratory/developmental awards are expected to generate preliminary data for comprehensive basic research applications to study interactions between epigenetics and social/behavioral/biological/environmental factors in both normal function and pathophysiology throughout life and across generations. The results may ultimately inform research to develop clinical decision/diagnostic tools and prevention/treatment strategies.
CFDA: 93.113, 93.121, 93.142, 93.143, 93.172,93.173, 93.213, 93.233, 93.242, 93.273 ,93.279 ,93.286 ,93.307, 93.350, 93.361, 93.389,93.393, 93.394, 93.395,93.396, 93.399, 93.837, 93.838, 93.846, 93.847, 93.853, 93.855, 93.856, 93.859, 93.865, 93.866, 93.867, 93.879, 93.989, 93.393, 93.859, 93.838, 93.837, 93.233, 93.856, 93.855, 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-13-002.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Concept Papers Projects Addressing Barriers to Oral Health
SOURCE: DentaQuest Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Concept Papers are accepted on the fourth Thursday of each month. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals on the second Thursday of the following month.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award up to $4.45 million in grants in 2013. The size of individual awards will be determined based on the scope and scale of the proposal.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States or its territories and be either a public entity or a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The DentaQuest Foundation is accepting Concept Papers for projects that address barriers to optimal oral health.
Through its Innovation Fund for Oral Health, the foundation supports programs that create movement toward the realization of optimal oral health systems. Priority will be given to projects that focus on specific communities, non-traditional partners, interprofessional collaboration, financing of care, and technology.
CONTACT: Andrea Forsht, (617) 886-1760, e-mail: Andrea.Forsht@dentaquestfoundation.org or Michael Monopoli, (617) 886-1372, e-mail: Michael.Monopoli@dentaquestfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.dentaquestfoundation.org/sites/default/files/uploads/Innovation%20Fund%20for%20Oral%20Health%20RFP-2013.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 5/29/13icon
Subject(s) dental health, medical research

Mentored Public Health Services Research Projects
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/21/13.
$ AVAILABLE: RWJF will award grants of up to $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be either U.S.-based public entities or organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. Eligible individuals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and must not be receiving support from other research fellowships/traineeships at the time they begin the program.
Proposals are encouraged from researchers representing a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to health services management, law, public policy, economics, business administration, organizational behavior, sociology, finance, urban planning, public administration, information and library science, and industrial and systems engineering.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in partnership with the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research, is accepting applications for mentored research projects that examine the organization, financing, delivery, and quality of public health services and the resulting impact on population health.
Through the Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards initiative, RWJF will award grants for projects that, through mentored research which responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR, expand the evidence base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy. Proposals should address topics described in the PHSSR agenda and incorporate new ways to connect the public health practice and research communities so as to expedite the translation of evidence into policy and practice.
Preference will be given to proposals that engage public health practitioners and policy makers through established public health agencies, organizations, and networks (e.g., public health practice-based research networks, prevention research centers and public health training centers, clinical and translational science institutes, state, local, and/or tribal public health agencies, and nonprofit organizations providing public health services). Priority will be given to proposals that address research questions related to the social determinants of health and health disparities, public health service delivery, quality, and population health outcomes.
CONTACT: Ann V. Kelly, (859) 218-2317, e-mail: PHSSR212@uky.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/public-health-services-and-systems-research--mentored-research-s.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 5/29/13icon
Subject(s) public health, health disparities, health policy research

Proposals to Replicate Model Cancer Programs
SOURCE: Livestrong Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Funding information is included in the PURPOSE section.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must serve people affected by cancer and be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the program and parent organization must be interested in replicating the program in no fewer than 20 locations.
PURPOSE: The Livestrong Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations interested in replicating programs that have demonstrated success in serving people affected by cancer.
Through its Community Impact Project, the foundation provides funding for model cancer programs and funding for replication sites.
* Model Programs: Organizations selected to have their programs replicated will be awarded grants ranging from $50,000 to $400,000 to support staff, production of materials, shipping, trainings, and other costs deemed necessary to ensure the success of the program at sites where replication will be taking place.
* Replication Sites: Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 will be awarded to organizations to support the replication of model programs. Funds may be applied to launching projects suggested within each program, stipends, honorariums, or extra supplies not provided by the model program's parent organization.
CONTACT: Jordan Parks, e-mail: Jordan.Parks@LIVESTRONG.org. For more information see http://www.livestrong.org/pdfs/3-0/LIVESTRONG-Community-Impact-Project-RFP
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 5/29/13icon
Subject(s) cancer care


Events

United States Conference on AIDS (USCA)
SPONSOR: National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
WHEN: September 8-11.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601 Loyola Avenue, (New Orleans, LA).
DESCRIPTION: USCA 2013 is the only comprehensive national HIV/AIDS conference that will occur this year and is a critical opportunity for case managers, clinicians, public health workers, advocates and people living with HIV or AIDS to get the information they need to manage the transitions that will accompany ACA implementation and enrollment.
COST: Please see http://nmac.org/events/2013-u-s-conference-on-aids/2013-usca-registration/ for cost information.
CONTACT: Conference registrar at (202) 483-6622 ext. 3520 or e-mail: pwoods@nmac.org.
From DSHS HIV/STD Insider Update e-mail, 5/30/13icon

9th Annual San Antonio Health Literacy Conference
SPONSOR: Bexar County Community Health Collaborative
WHEN: October 4, 8 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: El Tropicano, 110 Lexington Avenue, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the conference is to provide information, tools and techniques to healthcare professionals, educators, nonprofit organizations and community based organizations about health literacy awareness and increasing efficacy. The conference brings the top national and regional speakers to share their expertise and efforts in increasing health literacy across the state.
COST: Register by August 30 to get early bird rate of $115. Regular rate will be $145 thereafter.
CONTACT: Elvira Landeros, (210) 481-2573, e-mail: elvira.landeros@healthcollaborative.net. For more information see http://www.healthcollaborative.net/
From DSHS HIV/STD Insider Update e-mail, 5/30/13icon


Awards in Texas

The Meadows Foundation in Dallas has made the following grants in Texas:
* $100,000 to the Austin Dog Alliance in Cedar Park to build a facility to meet the increasing demand for dog-therapy services for needy children, hospital patients, and the elderly.
* $60,000 to the Childrenz Haven in Livingston to strengthen a new program that helps victims of child abuse.
* $85,000 to Mental Health America of Greater Dallas for mental health policy advocacy efforts in north Texas.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 4/25/13icon

The Seton Fund in Austin has received $258,000 from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for the Pediatric Rural Health Program, which serves 3,000 children from low-income families living in isolated rural areas in Central Texas.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 5/9/13icon


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