Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 8 Alert # 3 - August 20, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Get Ready to Enroll: Strategies to Prepare your Agency, Staff, HIV Community for ACA Open Enrollment
HIVHealthReform.org is hosting the webinar "Get Ready to Enroll: Strategies to Prepare your Agency, Staff & Community for ACA Open Enrollment" on August 28 from 2 to 3:30 CDT with a follow up call on September 4 to discuss enrollment strategies with the presenters and peers.
Health care reform open enrollment starts October 1. This webinar will present strategies to prepare clients, staff, agency, and local HIV community for assisting uninsured HIV-positive clients to enroll in new health care coverage. Presenters Anne Donnelly of Project Inform, Malinda Elwood of Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, and John Peller of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago will share practical information to help employees, organizations, and communities to sign people with HIV up for new programs that will dramatically expand their access to healthcare.
To learn more and to register, visit the webinar website at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9015438247711332864. The follow up call on September 4 at 3 pm CDT does not require registration. The call-in number is (866) 206-0240, passcode 437543#.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program Insider Update e-mail, 8/16/13icon

Salud America! Releases 'Healthier Marketing & Latino Kids' Research Materials
Food and beverage marketers increasingly target Latino kids because of their increasing population size, media exposure and spending power.
Much of this kid-focused advertising is for unhealthy foods, studies show.
But additional industry self-regulation and governmental regulation-stimulated by community awareness and action-can help limit the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to Latino kids, according to a new package of research materials from Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity among Latino Children.
Download the new Salud America! "Healthier Marketing & Latino Kids" research materials at http://salud-america.org/research#healthier-marketing?utm_source=Research+Package+5+of+6+%288-15-13%29&utm_campaign=res+package+5+of+6+%288-15-13%29&utm_medium=email.
"Evidence suggests that policymakers and the public should recognize marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to youths as a public health problem in need of policy solutions," said Amelie G. Ramirez, director of
This is the fifth of six new research material packages on different Latino childhood obesity topics to be released over the summer by Salud America.
To learn more, visit http://www.salud-america.org/?utm_source=Research+Package+5+of+6+%288-15-13%29&utm_campaign=res+package+5+of+6+%288-15-13%29&utm_medium=email.
From Salud America! e-mail, 8/15/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Functional Glycomics in HIV Vaccine Design (R01): RFA-AI-12-056
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/2/13. Applications: 12/2/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIAID intends to commit $2.8 million yearly.
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: Glycans play key roles in the transmission, antigenicity, and immunogenicity of the HIV-1 envelope protein. Glycans also modulate the immune response, playing an essential role in both innate and adaptive immunity. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate and foster multi-disciplinary investigator-initiated collaborative research to: 1) investigate structural and conformational features of HIV glycosylation that may lead to novel HIV vaccine design approaches; and 2) elucidate the impact of differential glycosylation on the quality of the immune response to HIV. Ultimately, the discovery of a safe, effective, prophylactic vaccine that provides long-term protection from HIV infection may depend on novel approaches that incorporate new knowledge of the key role glycans play in the elicitation and maturation of broadly neutralizing antibodies and effector immune responses.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-056.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/14/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence–iKnow Projects (R01): PAR-13-323
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/7/14, 1/7/15, 1/7/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious 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 purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote innovative research that addresses one or both of the following objectives:
* Devise optimal strategies to improve the identification of persons unaware of their HIV-1 infection and successfully link them to HIV testing, treatment, and prevention interventions.
* Develop and examine the feasibility and acceptability of novel integrated interventions of biomedical and behavioral strategies that substantially reduce the likelihood of onward HIV transmission in these populations.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.242, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-323.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 8/12/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Methods for Prevention Packages Program III (MP3 III) (R01): PAR-13-322
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days before the application due date. Application: 1/7/14, 1/7/15, 1/7/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious 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 purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote multidisciplinary research programs that (1) devise optimal HIV prevention packages (combination interventions) for specific populations and (2) perform feasibility and acceptability studies to demonstrate that the proposed prevention package is acceptable to the target population and the study design is appropriate and feasible. This FOA is intended to encourage collaborations between behavioral and biomedical clinical specialists, epidemiologists, mathematical modelers, and clinical research specialists.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-322.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 8/12/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research

Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI):  USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2013
SOURCE: USDA Rural Development
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/12/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Total Funding Available: $5,676,077.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be qualified private, nonprofit, including faith-based and community organizations, in accordance with 7 CFR part 16, and public (including tribal) intermediary organizations.
PURPOSE: The Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) awards grants to develop the capacity and ability of nonprofit organizations, low-income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas.
CFDA: 10.446
CONTACT: Please see http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=us&agency=rd for contact information. For more information see http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/had-rcdi_grants.html
From Rural Assistance Center e-mail, 8/15/13icon
Subject(s) rural health


Private Funding Opportunities

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invites Research Grant Applications
SOURCE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation offers six types of research grants:
* Distinguished Investigator Grants of up to $100,000 over two years are awarded to investigators at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide.
* Standard Research Grants of up to $90,000 over two years are awarded to individual investigators at any level.
* Linked Standard Research Grants of up to $225,000 over two years are awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving three or more unique sites.
* Young Investigator Grants of up to $85,000 over two years are awarded to investigators who are at or below the level of assistant professor.
* Postdoctoral Research Fellowships of up to $104,000 over two years are awarded to investigators who have received a Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have not had more than three years of fellowship support. (Fellows receive a stipend of $46,000 per year and an institutional allowance of $6,000 per year.)
* Pilot Grants of up to $30,000 over one or two years are awarded to investigators at any level. These grants provide seed money for new projects with the potential to lead to subsequent, larger investigations.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply for any of the above opportunities; both basic science and applied research projects will be considered. Applicants at institutions outside the U.S. as well as international applicants who are working at U.S. institutions are eligible. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations, or from federal or state government agencies.
PURPOSE: Since its inception in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has encouraged and supported scientific research on suicide causation, prevention, and treatment.
AFSP research grants support the work of investigators from all disciplines that contribute to the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grant-information/research-grant-categories
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 8/9/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Innovation Fund for Oral Health
SOURCE: DentaQuest Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
$ AVAILABLE: Total Funding Available: $4,450,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be based in the United States or its territories and may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
PURPOSE: The Innovation Fund for Oral Health supports nonprofit organizations who are working to create systems changes that reduce and eliminate barriers to oral healthcare access and promote community-based prevention strategies.
Grantees should work to create innovative programs that can be reproduced. Applicants are encouraged to align their proposals with the following focus areas:
* Specific communities.
* Non-Traditional partners.
* Interprofessional collaboration.
* Financing of care.
* Technology .
CONTACT: Andrea Forsht, (617) 886-1760, e-mail: andrea.forsht@dentaquestfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.raconline.org/funding/3240/?utm_source=health&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update081513
From Rural Assistance Center e-mail, 8/15/13icon
Subject(s) dental health, health policy research

National Center for Creative Aging Invites Applications for Technical Assistance Program
SOURCE: National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/13/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to enable organizations to host one of the MetLife Foundation Leadership Award Winners. The Leadership Award Winner will mentor senior staff and help train other staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program in their setting. In addition, the grant will support the production of a half-day best practices forum that brings together programs, organizations, individual, and community partners dedicated to arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must hold independent 501(c)(3) tax exempt status (organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of another agency are not eligible), have an annual organizational budget of at least $150,000, and be a current NCCA organizational member.
PURPOSE: The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging and to developing programs that build on this understanding.
NCCA is inviting applications from its members (at the organizational level) for the MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging Technical Assistance Grant to support the development of arts and aging programs in the areas of lifelong learning, health and wellness, and/or community engagement.
CONTACT: Katie Fitzgerald, e-mail: Kfitzgerald@creativeaging.org. For more information see http://www.creativeaging.org/programs-people/metlife-initiative/metlife-foundation-creativity-and-aging-technical-assistance
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 8/9/13icon
Subject(s) aged /seniors, health policy research

Nominations for 2014 Szent-Györgyi Prize
SOURCE: National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and also will receive a $25,000 cash prize. In addition, the recipient will lead the next Szent-Györgyi Prize Committee as honorary chair.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominations may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or other organizations that are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Candidates must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer.
PURPOSE: The National Foundation for Cancer Research is accepting nominations for the 2014 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.
The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to outstanding researchers whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and/or treating cancer.
The prize is designed to stimulate continued investment in pioneering research that promises to produce scientific breakthroughs and lead to a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts underlying the genetics and molecular makeup of cancer.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.nfcr.org/prize
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 8/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Rural Nurse Research Grant
SOURCE: Rural Nurse Organization
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Amount of funding is up to $500.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for Research Grants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens and must be working at a U.S. institution. Underrepresented minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate proof of past or present rural nursing employment.
Interprofessional studies are encouraged.
PURPOSE: The Rural Nurse Research Grant provides funding to carry out research related to rural nursing in the United States. The program supports research projects that are either or both qualitative and quantitative in nature and focus on a rural nursing topic.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.rno.org/?page_id=96
From Rural Assistance Center e-mail, 8/15/13icon
Subject(s) rural health, nursing, medical research

 


Events

Planning for Program Evaluation and Grant Reporting
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: August 29, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop in the three part grantsmanship series provides grant writers and program managers alike with a comprehensive overview of program evaluation and grant reporting. You’ll learn, from the funder’s perspective, the importance of ongoing program evaluation, its components, best practices for measuring and evaluating outcomes, and how it impacts accurate and timely reporting to grant funders and many other supporters of your work. Presenters Sue Breland of Breland Facilitation, and Michele Walker-Moak of the Applied Materials Foundation, will show you how to create and use appropriate measurement systems and reporting methods, so you’ll have the tools to design and present truly well-crafted program plans that make reporting a bonus, not a burden. Recommended for emerging nonprofit staff learning the basics of successful program evaluation, grant reporting and those looking for a review.
COST: $55 members / $95 non-members.
CONTACT: Alanna Fraase, (512) 477-5955 ext. 252, e-mail: alannaf@greenlights.org.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 8/16/13icon

Strategic Ways to Recruit and Retain the New Nonprofit Workforce
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: September 26, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: How does the latest local and national data regarding the new nonprofit workforce impact you and your nonprofit...and how can you respond? Join us as Greenlights for Nonprofit Success shares the results of their latest research on Central Texas nonprofits. You'll learn the top 5 career trends in the evolving nonprofit workplace and explore generational transitions at work. Managers will get recommendations on how to strategically recruit and retain talent, and individuals will learn how to position themselves for advancement in this rapidly changing environment.
COST: $55 members / $95 non-members.
CONTACT: Alanna Fraase, (512) 477-5955 ext. 252, e-mail: alannaf@greenlights.org.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 8/16/13icon

 


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