Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 1 Alert # 3 - January 21, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

12 Tips for Filling Out, Submitting Online Applications
Trees everywhere are rejoicing as more and more funders switch from paper to online applications. But for some grant writers, having to disrupt the flow of their narrative to accommodate character-limited text fields is both inconvenient and cumbersome.
If you're one of those grant writers, here are some tips designed to make the online application process a little more enjoyable and productive:
1. Get organized. As you create a login for the application, make a note of your username and password. Then bookmark the login page in your favorite browser so you don't have to go through the eligibility survey every time you come back to the application. Make a note of the date and time (including the time zone!) that the application is due.
2. Create a road map. Read through the application instructions and the application itself and map out where your organization and project descriptions need to be inserted. Identify the questions in the application that you'll need to write narrative for and make a note of data and statistics that need to be collected. List the attachments you’ll want to upload. Remember, not every organization can fit neatly into online applications, so highlight any special information you'll need to insert later.
3. Create a working document. One of the risks of typing right into an application form is having your session time out, causing you to lose your unsaved work. You can avoid that nightmare by cutting and pasting the questions from the application into a Word or Google doc. Some online applications are offered in a downloadable PDF format, but if you go that route be sure to double check the printout against the actual online application, making note of character limits and drop-down choices. If you’re having trouble moving to the next tab in the online application because error messages tell you that you haven't completed the page yet, type in some dummy text (e.g., "draft"); it should let you continue. (For number fields, type in a couple of zeroes as a placeholder.) Use the top header tabs to jump from page to page; the bottom "continue" button will only take you forward a page at a time. Be sure to place your online username/password and the application due date at the top of the working document so it's easy to find when you're ready to start entering your narrative into the online application.
4. Call rewrite! Take a minute or two to go back and read the instructions and any other information the funder provided. With that information in mind, sit down and revise your narrative to make the deepest possible connection between your project and the funder's priorities.
5. Enter the data. Once your working document is complete, start loading it into the online application, remembering to save often. (Note: Online applications often will have you type in your board members one board member at a time. Creating a list of board members and their affiliations that you can cut and paste from will save you a lot of time.)
6. Keep your presentation simple. As you load sections of your narrative into the online application form, it's likely that bullet points, italic and boldface font styles, and other text effects will not transfer over. To save you some aggravation, remove font styles ahead of time and replace bullet points with a simple dash. Note that if you chose to review the application in preview mode (if such an option is offered) and notice strange symbols showing up in the text, it might be due to smart quotes or other formatting carried over from the Word document. If it's happening a lot, you might want to cut and paste that section from Word into a plain-text editor like Notepad, save it to your desktop, highlight it again, and copy/paste back into the online application. You can also turn off smart quotes in Word by clicking the Microsoft Office Button > Word options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options > AutoFormat > and uncheck replace "straight quotes" with "smart quotes."
7. Keep track of characters and spaces. Nearly all online applications limit the number of characters allowed for each question. As you are inserting text from your working document into the online application, highlight your answers in the working document and check your word count. (In Microsoft Word, this handy feature is located under the Review tab.) Note the number of "characters (without spaces)" versus "characters (with spaces)." Now check the online application for the number it uses -- it's usually with spaces (meaning less room for you to write). And remember: Just because an application offers you 2,000 characters for an answer does not mean you have to use them all. Funders greatly prefer that you answer each question succinctly rather than ramble on for the sake of filling space.
8. Use creative placement. Another reason to keep your answers short and to the point is that you may find you have important information to communicate that doesn't readily fit into the space allotted for certain questions. Look for answers where you didn’t use up the allotted space and see if you can squeeze in bits that otherwise might end up on the cutting-room floor. For example, if the application asks for a timeline for your project and you were able to provide it in a few short sentences, consider whether you can elaborate on another aspect of the project in the context of milestones and deadlines. Similarly, if you can't figure out where to talk about an award the organization received (as in the graphic above); check to see whether the application allows you to upload an award letter as an attachment.
9. Take the time to prune. Inevitably, there are going to be places in the online application where your answers just don't fit. In that situation, look for information that is duplicated elsewhere in the narrative. Maybe you described a specific outcome in two different places. Combine those sentences into a single stellar sentence using the best word choices. Look for unnecessary adjectives. Let the reader decide whether a project is "unique," "the best," or "innovative." Take the time to make every sentence in your narrative crisp and to the point. Then ask yourself, Are there any sentences that would work better in a different section? Think of the application as a sort of puzzle that is solved through a process of trial and error. Last but not least, delete extraneous spaces after sentences (you only need one) and paragraphs.
10. Take some care with attachments. When you are ready to upload your attachments, take some time to format them in the same font, add your logo to headers, and label them with consistent naming conventions (e.g., "Attachment 1: Most Current Financial Statement").
11. Read it through it one last time. Before you submit the completed application, read through it one last time for typos and to make sure it flows. Is anything missing or redundant? Would you fund the program or project? If your answer to those questions is "no" and "yes," your work is almost done.
12. Submit! Before you hit the submit button, highlight the entire application and cut and paste it into a Word document for your records. Try not to wait until the day of the deadline to submit it. Online systems bog down to a crawl on deadline day, and it's quite possible you’ll experience delays. Experienced grant writers do their best to submit applications a week or two ahead of time.
And that's it. Your latest application has been submitted and now the really hard part -- waiting for the funder to approve or say no to your application -- begins. Of course, there are plenty of things you should be doing while you wait, and I'll be covering those in future posts.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Connections e-mail, 1/10/14icon

Federal Prevention Fund Has Not Been Cut
Despite media reports to the contrary, the 2014 omnibus spending bill does not cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund, the nation’s largest source of dedicated prevention funding. Instead, the bill allocates the Fund’s resources into specific program accounts, as always intended under the Affordable Care Act.
$1 billion has been appropriated for the Fund in 2014. Of that amount, the vast majority, $831 million, will go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, $62 million will go to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), $35 million will go to other programs within the Department of Health and Human Services, and $72 million has been lost due to sequestration.
The confusion in some media reports may have resulted from language in a summary of the spending bill that says the “agreement includes a new provision that directs the transfer of all available Prevention and Public Health Funds.” In fact, that transfer of funds was always intended; the Fund is managed and disbursed by the CDC and other agencies.
The bill doubles funding for state-level diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs; boosts funding for the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health; and creates new Community Prevention Grants to help communities build multi-sector partnerships to improve community health.
From The Prevention Institute e-mail, 1/14/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Quality of Care Assessment
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/6/14.
$ 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 a Vendor to provide an independent review and assessment of the quality of care provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities (IID) living in state supported living centers (SSLCs) operated by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS).
CFDA: none
CONTACT: The sole point of contact for inquiries is 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=109560
From Enterprise Contract & Procurement Services e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health care facilities, health care services

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R01): PA-14-061
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. The first application due date for this FOA is 6/5/14. Expires 5/8/17.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate model-driven research to understand the ways that people make decisions about engaging in behaviors that impact the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, or to adhere to treatments for HIV. Decision making processes may contribute to both substance use/abuse and other HIV acquisition or transmission risks. A better understanding of decision making processes in the context of brain neural networks and their associated functions would lead to the development of better strategies to reduce the frequency of HIV-risk behaviors. Therefore, this FOA encourages applications to study 1) cognitive, motivational or emotional mechanisms and/or 2) brain neuroendocrine and reinforcement systems that related to HIV-risk behaviors or treatment non-compliance. Interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, decision sciences, neuroscience and computational modeling are encouraged. This FOA for R01 applications solicits empirical, hypothesis-driven, confirmatory research and modeling approaches. Exploratory, descriptive or hypothesis-generating research is more appropriate for the complementary FOA’s using the R21 or R03 mechanisms. In no cases, should research involving animals be proposed.
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-061.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 1/13/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R21): PA-14-062
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. The first application due date for this FOA is 7/16/14. Expires 5/8/17.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate model-driven research to understand the ways that people make decisions about engaging in behaviors that impact the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, or to adhere to treatments for HIV. Decision making processes may contribute to both substance use/abuse and other HIV acquisition or transmission risks. A better understanding of decision making processes in the context of brain neural networks and their associated functions would lead to the development of better strategies to reduce the frequency of HIV-risk behaviors. Therefore, this FOA encourages applications to study 1) cognitive, motivational or emotional mechanisms and/or 2) brain neuroendocrine and reinforcement systems that related to HIV-risk behaviors or treatment non-compliance. Interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, decision sciences, neuroscience and computational modeling are encouraged. This FOA for R21 applications is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact.
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-062.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 1/13/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R03): PA-14-063
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. The first application due date for this FOA is 6/16/14. Expires 5/8/17.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate model-driven research to understand the ways that people make decisions about engaging in behaviors that impact the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, or to adhere to treatments for HIV. Decision making processes may contribute to both substance use/abuse and other HIV acquisition or transmission risks. A better understanding of decision making processes in the context of brain neural networks and their associated functions would lead to the development of better strategies to reduce the frequency of HIV-risk behaviors. Therefore, this FOA encourages applications to study 1) cognitive, motivational or emotional mechanisms and/or 2) brain neuroendocrine and reinforcement systems that related to HIV-risk behaviors or treatment non-compliance. Interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, decision sciences, neuroscience and computational modeling are encouraged. This FOA for R03 applications encourages small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. In no cases, should research involving animals be proposed.
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-063.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 1/13/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research


Private Funding Opportunities

2014 Quality of Life Grants
SOURCE: Christopher Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide life-enhancing and life-changing programs and services that improve the physical and emotional health of disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation gives special consideration to organizations serving returning wounded military and their families, and to those that provide targeted services to diverse cultural communities. Quality of Life grants are most often awarded to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, but they may also be awarded to other organizations such as community parks, schools, veteran’s hospitals, and tribal entities.
PURPOSE: The Christopher Reeve Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that improve the daily lives of people with paralysis caused by spinal cord and other injuries, diseases, and birth conditions, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Quality of Life grants are intended to recognize and support organizations that help disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers in ways that give them increased independence, day-to-day happiness, and improved access.
CONTACT: Should you have any questions, concerns or technical difficulties, pleases contact the Quality of Life Department as soon as possible QoL@ChristopherReeve.org, dvalente@ChristopherReeve.org, rsultzbaugh@ChristopherReeve.org or call (800) 539-7309. For more information see http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4435149/k.A6F7/Program_Overview.htm
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) disabilities, caregiver assistance

American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation Seeks Applications from RNs for Psychiatric-Mental Health Research
SOURCE: American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The program supports investigators who are beginning their research careers and will award up to five individual grants of up to $5,000 each. Priority will be given to investigators who have not previously received major intra- or extramural funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Each grant applicant must be licensed as a registered nurse in psychiatric mental health nursing or a related field of nursing. The foundation will accept applications for master’s thesis or doctoral dissertations with approval by the grant applicant’s thesis or dissertation committee.
PURPOSE: The American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation is seeking applications from registered nurses for research that advances the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.apna.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3741
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, nursing, mental health

Applications from Early Career Psychologists
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One $10,000 grant.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for research and programs designed to enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential, now and in generations to come. Since 1953, the foundation has supported research, scholarships, and projects for students and early career psychologists working to make a difference in people's lives.
Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award a grant to an early career psychologist to support research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Priority will be given to a project that has the potential to provide a model for broad-based applications across the country.
The grant is meant to encourage early-career psychologists to devote their careers to methods of intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Although APF does not fund institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, recipients may use the grant to cover the direct administrative costs of their proposed project.
CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation, (202) 336-5843, e-mail: foundation@apa.org. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Avon Foundation for Women Seeks Letters of Intent for Breast Cancer Research Projects
SOURCE: Avon Foundation for Women
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/31/14. The foundation will choose by 2/28/14, a small set of LOIs it would like to see proceed. Invited organizations will be required to submit a full proposal by 3/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Proposals may request up to $300,000 over two years. Applications involving multiple institutions or collaborators in need of a higher level of funding are encouraged to contact the foundation.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators at academic, nonprofit, and government institutions in the United States are eligible to apply. Applications also will be accepted from for-profit diagnostic, device, and biotechnology companies if they are clearly developing new tests or assays relevant to breast cancer detection or risk assessment.
PURPOSE: The Avon Foundation for Women continues its search for new preventive strategies to address the growing number of breast cancer cases around the globe. To develop new strategies to prevent breast cancer, the 2014 Avon Foundation Research Program seeks proposals for projects seeking to understand the causes of breast cancer in people; changes in breast cells that give rise to cancer; markers for the disease; and how breast cancer progresses.
Priority will be given to research focused on new preventive strategies; the role of endogenous and exogenous environmental factors in the development of breast cancer; metastases and new treatments for metastatic breast cancer; and clinically applicable assays or diagnostic tests that are predictive of breast cancer risk or that can be used to monitor changes in healthy breast tissue over time.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.avonfoundation.org/grants/breast-cancer/research-grant-guidelines/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, cancer research, women’s health

Children's Leukemia Research Association Seeks Applications for Research Projects
SOURCE: Children's Leukemia Research Association
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded for projects whose goal is to isolate the causes of and find a cure for childhood leukemia. Funding from other sources is permissible, but CLRA funding objectives should not duplicate those of other funding sources.
ELIGIBILITY: Any doctor at the Ph.D. or M.D. level involved in research dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for leukemia may apply.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1965 to support leukemia-related research efforts, the Children’s Leukemia Research Association, also known as the National Leukemia Research Association, is seeking applications from investigators for promising research related to understanding the causes of and finding a cure for childhood leukemia.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.childrensleukemia.org/researchgrants.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, cancer research, children's health

Foundation Fighting Blindness Invites Applications for Early Career Development Awards
SOURCE: Foundation Fighting Blindness
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: At least two five-year awards of up to $375,000 will be available. All award recipients must be mentored by one or more senior clinician-scientist.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include clinician-scientists possessing an M.D., D.O., or recognized equivalent foreign degree and who are in their first, second, or third year of a junior faculty appointment. Applicants do not have to be citizens of the United States.
PURPOSE: The Foundation Fighting Blindness invites applications from outstanding early career clinical research scientists for its Career Development Award program, which is designed to encourage junior investigators to pursue vigorous research designed to identify therapies and cures for retinal degenerative diseases such as inherited orphan retinal degenerative diseases and non-exudative age-related macular degeneration.
The goal of the program is to facilitate advances in laboratory and clinical research; to elucidate the mechanisms for the etiology and pathogenesis of RDDs; to develop innovative strategies to prevent, treat, and cure these diseases; and to jump-start the careers of highly-qualified junior clinical researchers.
CONTACT: Foundation Fighting Blindness, (800) 683-5555, e-mail: info@FightBlindness.org. For more information see http://www.blindness.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=945&Itemid=273#cda
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Iacocca Family Foundation Invites Proposals for Type 1 Diabetes Research
SOURCE: Iacocca Family Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for qualified projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators in traditional type 1 diabetes research, as well as investigators currently working on other autoimmune diseases, are encouraged to apply, provided that the proposed project focuses directly on type 1 diabetes and supports the mission of the foundation.
PURPOSE: The Iacocca Family Foundation was established in 1984 to fund diabetes research programs and projects that will contribute to a cure for the disease and alleviate complications caused by it. To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals from investigators for promising research projects.
In 2014, the foundation will support projects designed to directly accelerate a cure for type 1 diabetes or inform the understanding of the disease by a related or complementary mechanism of action.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4414-iacocca-family-foundation-invites-proposals-for-type-1-diabetes-research
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, diabetes

Proposals for Research Projects
SOURCE: Association for Surgical Education Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Through its Center for Excellence in Surgical Education, Research and Training, the foundation will award grants of up to $25,000 within five broad categories: Innovations in Surgical Education that Improve Patient Care, Innovations in Performance Evaluation and Assessment, Innovations in Student Programs, Innovations in Resident and Faculty Development, and Innovations in Educational Administration. Research studies may include teaching techniques, performance evaluation methods, instructional and curriculum design, and educational program design.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are open to members of any national surgical association; however, priority will be given to ASE members. If a non-ASE member wishes to apply for a grant, he or she must work in collaboration with, or have their project endorsed by, an ASE member.
PURPOSE: The Association for Surgical Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association for Surgical Education, is accepting proposals for projects that promote excellence and innovation in surgical education research.
Proposals requesting support for the development of new educational programs (including new methods and/or materials) will only be considered if the proposal is theory-based and includes a research component as well as a plan for evaluation of program efficacy.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.surgicaleducation.com/cesert-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Proposals to Conduct Employment Status Survey of People with Disabilities
SOURCE: Kessler Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Organizations may apply for a one-year grant of up to $500,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt entities under the Internal Revenue Code, including U.S.-based nonprofit organizations, public/private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government.
PURPOSE: The Kessler Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified public and nonprofit teams experienced in survey research and design to conduct a comprehensive survey on the employment status of working age persons (ages 18 to 64) with disabilities.
The objective of this nationally representative survey is to inform the general public, disability advocates, the business community, government, funders, and others about the status of employment for individuals with disabilities. This information can be used for research, employment recruitment and hiring, policy development, and grantmaking. Candidates are expected to design the survey instrument as well as sampling and data collection methodologies; select or acquire survey samples; collect, process, and analyze data; and prepare a written report of survey results.
The project is expected to begin on or about June 1, 2014, and must be completed by April 30, 2015. Survey results will be released publicly in July 2015 for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
CONTACT: Contact the Kessler Foundation at KFGrantprogram@KesslerFoundation.org. For more information see http://kesslerfoundation.org/grantprograms/nationalemploymentsurveyrfp.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 1/10/14icon
Subject(s) disabilities


Events

Cultural Competence: Embracing Diversity and Creating Inclusion
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: January 31, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Diversity” has become something of a dirty word in the USA due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious training practices. This practical, interactive workshop will help both willing and skeptical participants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about and why they are so important in the nonprofit environment, for their organization, for their internal and external counterparts and for themselves. They will then learn why and how people work and communicate in different ways and begin practicing how to relate to others more effectively in future.
COST: Please see https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8hfellode9ad3f4&oseq=&c=&ch= for cost information.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 1/15/14icon

Cultural Competence: Communicating and Resolving Conflict Effectively Across Cultures
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: January 31, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: “Diversity” has become something of a dirty word in the USA due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious training practices. This practical, interactive workshop will help both willing and skeptical participants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about and why they are so important in the nonprofit environment, for their organization, for their internal and external counterparts and for themselves. They will then learn why and how people work and communicate in different ways and begin practicing how to relate to others more effectively in future.
COST: Please see https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8hfellode9ad3f4&oseq=&c=&ch= for cost information.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 1/15/14icon

Starting a Nonprofit in Texas
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: February 5, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfill their passion and express themselves personally, professionally and organizationally. Our focus is on helping you to think through and then create an EFFECTIVE nonprofit. Simply put, that is an organization that has a clear sense of what it seeks to achieve, develops and implements plans to achieve that mission, and then strives for continuous improvement.
This is a two hour live overview of the issues that ought to be addressed and the processes that are required to establish a Texas Nonprofit Corporation and then to obtain 501(c)(3) charitable designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
COST: $10 per person.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 1/15/14icon


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