Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 4 Alert # 1 - April 1, 2014

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Survey Finds Foundation Assets at Highest Levels since Downturn
Thanks in large part to a surging stock market, the assets of major foundations increased in value in 2013 to the highest level since the onset of the Great Recession more than six years ago, according to a survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The survey found that the assets of 83 grantmakers representing more than a third of the wealth held by foundations nationwide grew 7.5 percent on a year-over-year basis in 2013, and that respondents are likely to increase their grantmaking in 2014. Based on 2008-13 data from 66 foundations, the analysis also found that foundation assets were still 16.6 percent below pre-recession highs, and that foundation grantmaking in 2013 was down 6.5 percent from its high in 2007.
According to the Chronicle, several foundations are using their replenished grantmaking budgets to accelerate efforts to address complex issues such as income inequality, climate change, the reintegration of military veterans into civilian life, access to healthcare, and partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C. For instance, the Commonwealth Fund in New York City is supporting efforts to rein in healthcare costs by reducing the use of emergency rooms for primary care, while the California Endowment has allocated $225 million over four years to help ensure implementation of the Affordable Care Act and $18 million in program-related investments to expand and build community health centers in low-income neighborhoods.
Elsewhere, the board of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation voted to phase out an eight-year, $20 million initiative that had funded nonprofit infrastructure groups working to provide donors with information about charities' effectiveness; in its place, Hewlett will shift "to a strategy to foster openness and transparency and collaboration" among foundations, nonprofits, and other social sector stakeholders, the foundation's president, Larry Kramer, told the Chronicle. And the William T. Grant Foundation, which is directing nearly all its grantmaking to efforts to reduce income inequality, announced that it will award $11 million annually to researchers studying the impact of economics, race, and ethnicity on a young person's life chances. "We hope the research will accumulate over time to produce new knowledge that can help reduce disparity among America's young people," said Adam Gamoran, the foundation's president.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/25/14icon

Partnership Launched to Help End Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
The Avon Foundation for Women and several corporations have announced new pledges totaling millions of dollars in support of domestic violence prevention efforts.
Announced as part of No More Week, a weeklong (March 17-24) initiative designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in the U.S., the commitments include three grants from the Avon Foundation in support of efforts to create and disseminate targeted prevention and intervention training tools designed to help friends, families, and strangers recognize, respond, and make appropriate referrals in situations where partner violence, dating abuse, or sexual assault are suspected or observed; $1 million from Mary Kay in support of the “loveisrespect” text-for-help service and an additional $100,000 for a nationwide parent-child engagement campaign to prevent teen-dating violence; and $1 million from Valeant Pharmaceuticals in support of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
In conjunction with these and other efforts, corporate leaders and advocacy groups met earlier this month with White House officials, including representatives from the White House Council on Women and Girls, to discuss the role that all stakeholders — including the private sector — can play in supporting domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/25/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Improving Delivery of HIV Prevention and Treatment through Implementation Science and Translational Research (R21): PA-14-129
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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) encourages research designed to increase the public health impact of efficacious HIV/AIDS-related interventions for prevention and treatment. To maximize the public health impact of available interventions, significant progress is needed to advance science designed to get interventions to the men, women, and children who need them. The goals of this scientific agenda are to learn how best to deliver interventions more efficiently and effectively in real-world communities and clinics, to more readily transfer interventions from one setting or population to another, and to make better-informed choices for combination intervention packages.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.856, 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-129.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Improving Delivery of HIV Prevention and Treatment through Implementation Science and Translational Research (R01): PA-14-131
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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) encourages research designed to increase the public health impact of efficacious HIV/AIDS-related interventions for prevention and treatment. To maximize the public health impact of available interventions, significant progress is needed to advance science designed to get interventions to the men, women, and children who need them. The goals of this scientific agenda are to learn how best to deliver interventions more efficiently and effectively in real-world communities and clinics, to more readily transfer interventions from one setting or population to another, and to make better-informed choices for combination intervention packages.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.856, 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-131.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS educatiuon/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Reduce Hepatitis Infections by Treatment and Integrated Prevention Services (Hepatitis-TIPS) among Non-urban Young Persons Who Inject Drugs: RFA-PS-14-OO4
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.8 million for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete list of eligible organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose and overarching goal of this cooperative agreement is to address the high prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection by developing and implementing an integrated approach for detection, prevention, care and treatment of Hepatitis C infection among young (18-30 year old), non-urban people who inject drugs (PWID).
CFDA: 93.270
CONTACT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) Phone: (770) 488-2700, e-mail: pgotim@cdc.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252525
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) substance abuse research

Strengthening Adherence to Antiretroviral-Based HIV Treatment and Prevention (R21): PA-14-125
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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) encourages research to understand and promote adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for HIV treatment and prevention. Studies addressing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are the foci of this FOA. The overarching emphasis is on the development of feasible interventions to improve and sustain PrEP or ART adherence which could be rapidly implemented in clinical, community, and policy environments to improve HIV treatment and prevention outcomes.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-125.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Strengthening Adherence to Antiretroviral-Based HIV Treatment and Prevention (R01): PA-14-126
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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) encourages research to understand and promote adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for HIV treatment and prevention. Studies addressing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are the foci of this FOA. The overarching emphasis is on the development of feasible interventions to improve and sustain PrEP or ART adherence which could be rapidly implemented in clinical, community, and policy environments to improve HIV treatment and prevention outcomes.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-126.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Targeted Basic Behavioral and Social Science and Intervention Development for HIV Prevention and Care (R01): PA-14-127
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a global outline of areas for innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science research and intervention development research to reduce the number of new HIV infections and improve the overall health of those living with HIV and encourage research grant applications in these areas.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-127.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Targeted Basic Behavioral and Social Science and Intervention Development for HIV Prevention and Care (R21): PA-14-128
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a global outline of areas for innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science research and intervention development research to reduce the number of new HIV infections and improve the overall health of those living with HIV and encourage research grant applications in these areas.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-128.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/25/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services


Private Funding Opportunities

2014 Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Awards
SOURCE: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to six awards of $5,000 each will be awarded in 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants must have a research doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent); a full-time tenure or non-tenure track faculty appointment in a CSD department in an academic institution in the United States at the time of disbursement; primary responsibilities that include teaching and conducting research; and fewer than six years of teaching/research experience or status below the level of associate professor.
PURPOSE: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, speech, language, and hearing scientists, and students.
ASHA's Advancing Academic-Research Careers Award is intended to support the academic-research careers of junior-level faculty in the field of communication science and disorders. The award funds proposals that include both a teaching and a research component.
In 2014, two awards will be dedicated to applications that focus on mentored activities related to both the teaching and conduct of clinical practice research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, implementation, and outcomes measurement of communication, swallowing, and balance disorders.
Applicants must work in conjunction with a mentor to develop mentored teaching and research plans tailored to the applicant's career stage. The plans — which should propose specific teaching and research activities to be completed under the guidance of the mentor during the eighteen-month funding period — are submitted as part of the AARC application.
Examples of acceptable mentored-teaching activities include learning new teaching or mentoring techniques; attending or presenting at a conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning; leading a mentoring program such as a journal club; incorporating theories of teaching/learning into courses; incorporating contemporary technologies (e.g., social media, telepractice) or instrumentation (e.g., fMRI) into coursework and student mentoring; and developing new curricula or unique learning opportunities (e.g., problem-based learning, interprofessional education, distance learning, or student research opportunities).
Examples of acceptable mentored-research activities include learning a new research methodology or technique; attending or presenting at a research conference; participating in a training course on data analysis; training in another research lab; preparing a research manuscript or grant application; and conducting a feasibility study or collecting pilot data.
CONTACT: Contact the Academic Affairs and Research Education unit at e-mail: academicaffairs@asha.org. For more information see http://www.asha.org/students/AARC-Award/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

2014 Awards for Excellence (AFE) in Texas School Health
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Health Institute, Texas Pediatric Society Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards of $13,500 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas schools or school districts.
PURPOSE: The AFE program awards cash prizes 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.
Beginning this year, the timetable for availability of and deadline for applications have been adjusted to allow districts/schools the opportunity to win an award or grant in the same school year for which they applied.
This initiative, now in its 25th year, grants programs just getting started with seed money and recognizes and rewards existing, successful programs and those that have made improvements or expansions to programs awarded in the past.
CONTACT: Ellen Smith, (512) 776-2140, e-mail: ellen.smith@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/awards.shtm
From Texas Department of State Health Services School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) school health

2015 Research Program
SOURCE: March of Dimes
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 7/15/14, with full applications due by 9/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants do not ordinarily cover the principal investigator’s or other faculty members’ salaries, but they do provide salary support for technical help. Grants usually are awarded for a three-year period but may be for less if appropriate.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be scientists with faculty appointments or the equivalent at a university, hospital, or nonprofit research institution.
PURPOSE: The March of Dimes invites applications from principal investigators for research grants relevant to its mission of helping moms have full-term pregnancies and supporting research on problems that threaten the health of babies. The latter includes biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect pregnancy outcomes, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development.
CONTACT: Please e-mail any inquiries to ResearchGrantsSupport@marchofdimes.com. For more information see http://www.marchofdimes.com/materials/research-program-request-for-proposals.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) medeical research

Global Fellowship Awards
SOURCE: United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/2/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to students whose proposed research directly addresses a specific USP scientific or research need. The program offers up to three years of funding. Applicants must ensure that their research topic is in close alignment to USP research priorities.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have been accepted for full-time study in a Ph.D. or Pharm.D. program, or medical or dental school; have been accepted to a fellowship program; or have been awarded a postdoctoral research (non-faculty) appointment.
PURPOSE: The United States Pharmacopeial Convention is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed, and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration and are used in more than a hundred and forty countries.
The USP Global Fellowship Awards program promotes research in areas relating to standards for medicines, foods, and dietary supplements and their use. Since its inception in 1981, the program has invested nearly $4 million in more than two hundred fellowship awards.
CONTACT: Please email questions to Helen Kharab, Manager, Global Outreach and Activities, at hk@usp.org. For more information see http://www.usp.org/around-world/global-fellowship-awards-program
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Grand Challenges Initiative - Round 13
SOURCE: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/6/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded twice a year, and successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.
ELIGIBILITY: Anyone — students, scientists, entrepreneurs — with a transformative idea is invited to apply.
PURPOSE: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for Round 13 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, an accelerated grant program that encourages bold approaches aimed at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.
The five topics for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 13 are measuring fetal and infant brain mortality, integrating community-based interventions, inciting health behaviors, diarrhea and enteric dysfunctions, and innovations for building agricultural development programs.
Since its launch in 2008, the program has funded more than 900 grants in over 50 countries. The program welcomes proposals from a broad spectrum of contributors and encourages cross-disciplinary approaches. The Gates Foundation and an independent group of reviewers will select the most innovative proposals, and grants will be awarded within approximately four months of the proposal submission deadline.
CONTACT: Grant Inquiries, (206) 709-3140, e-mail: info@gatesfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2014/03/Bill-Melinda-Gates-Foundation-Opens-Application-Round-13-of-Grand-Challenges-Explorations
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Gut-Brain Interactions and Treatment of Autism-Associated GI Disorders
SOURCE: Autism Speaks
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/16/14. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by 6/18/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible investigators must hold full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments or the equivalent full-time non-tenure-track appointments at an accredited academic, medical, or research institution.
PURPOSE: Autism Speaks has issued a request for applications for research that advances understanding of gastrointestinal involvement in autism, along with associated therapies.
Grants will be awarded to support clinical (patient-centered) research that advances understanding of the relationship between gut processes, brain function, and autism symptoms; development of medical guidelines for evaluating individuals with autism for GI problems and other medical conditions that may be causing new behavioral challenges; interventions that can correct or improve abnormal gut microflora or gut inflammation in those with autism; GI treatments that improve autism symptoms and brain function; understanding of how autism and its associated medical conditions can affect an individual’s nutritional health; and understanding of the mechanisms that link GI and nervous system processes in individuals with autism.
CONTACT: Grants Administration/Online Application/Budget Questions: Joan New, (609) 228-7313, e-mail: jnew@autismspeaks.org. Application Development: Paul Wang, e-mail: paul.wang@autismspeaks.org. For more information see http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/autism-speaks-announces-unprecedented-investment-gut-brain-research
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) medeical research

Proposals for Research Assessing the Social Benefits of Treating Cancer
SOURCE: PhRMA Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The award consists of $100,000 for one year and is made to the university or institution on behalf of the recipient, with the understanding that the university or institution will administer the funds.
The “starter” aspect of the program strives to assist individuals who are establishing careers as independent investigators with an interest in describing the benefits of cancer treatment, innovation, and progress. The funds are to be used to conduct the proposed research and provide the grantee with financial support to promote future research efforts in this field.
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals holding the rank of instructor, assistant professor, or investigator at the doctoral level are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The PhRMA Foundation is accepting proposals for "starter grants" in support of research aimed at quantifying the benefits to society that have accrued from innovations in cancer treatment.
The grant will be awarded to candidates who establish a sound and innovative research project focused on developing a novel way of quantifying or describing the social, patient-centered, and economic benefits of innovation in cancer treatment. Relevant research goals may include developing new methods to define and measure the societal benefits from cancer care innovation. For example, this could include contributing to an understanding of value across a wider range of outputs that can be more difficult to assess, capturing heterogeneity in patient values (such as quality of life, productivity, etc.) within and among populations, and accounting for variability in value over time and its relationship to long-term aggregate clinical gains against cancer.
This award is not intended for clinical or bench research, and is focused on supporting research in the health economics and social science fields. Additionally, research results should be generalizable to the context of the United States. Proposals focused on methods are eligible; however, researchers must clearly indicate how these new methods will be used to capture patient, population, or societal outcomes and benefits.
CONTACT: Any questions about the application or eligibility criteria should be directed to Clara Soh at csoh@phrma.org. For more information see http://phrmafoundation.org/download/Starter%20Grant.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/21/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, medical research


Events

2014 HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium
SPONSOR: Central Texas HIV AIDS and Aging Coalition
WHEN: May 2.
WHERE: St. David's Episcopal Church, 301 East 8th Street, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The goal of the HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium is to bring community leaders together to improve the lives of older adults living with HIV/AIDS. This one-day event will educate and inspire Central Texas social workers, physicians, nurses and care managers to collaborate. Together, we can make Central Texas better for older adults living with HIV/AIDS, and the future of our growing community.
The HIV/AIDS and Aging Symposium is organized by leading Central Texas social service organizations to promote awareness of HIV/AIDS and Aging issues in our community.
COST: $40 for registration and meals. Add $5 for CEU credits.
CONTACT: Contact the HIV/AIDS and Aging Committee of Central Texas at hivagingaustin@gmail.com.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 3/28/14icon

WEBINAR - Clinical Care for Transgender Patients
SPONSOR: Cardea
WHEN: May 8, 10 to 11:30 am CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This Webinar will includes preventive care, health education and health promotion, reproductive health services and medical management of gender transition.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: To learn more and to register, visit the Cardea Web site at http://www.cardeaservices.org/ourwork/projects/pcphc_training.html.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 3/24/14icon

WEBINAR - Culturally Proficient Care for Transgender Patients: Integrating Protocols and Systems Into Your Practice
SPONSOR: Cardea
WHEN: May 20, 10 to 11:30 am CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This Webinar will cover the practical application of transgender care protocols. It will describe how to plan many aspects of culturally competent care including the medical visit, the appointment making process and the billing process.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: To learn more and to register, visit the Cardea Web site at http://www.cardeaservices.org/ourwork/projects/pcphc_training.html.
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