Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 4 Alert # 2 - April 8, 2014

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Survey Finds Charitable Contributions Continued to Climb in 2013
More than six in 10 charities in the United States and Canada reported an increase in their fundraising revenues in 2013, while seven in 10 expect to see additional growth in 2014, a survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds.
Based on a survey of 538 charities, the Nonprofit Fundraising Study: Covering Charitable Receipts at Nonprofit Organizations in the United States and Canada 2013 found that 62 percent of respondents reported a year-over-year increase in charitable receipts — up from 58 percent in 2012 and the highest percentage since 2007, when 65 percent of respondents reported an increase in receipts. The percentage of charities that reported lower fundraising revenues on a year-over-year basis fell to 22 percent, from 26 percent in 2012. In addition, 67 percent of the organizations surveyed reported that they met their fundraising goals in 2013, up from 63 percent in 2012.
A collaboration of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CFRE International, Campbell Rinker, Giving USA, the Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics, and the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the survey found that roughly 73 percent of respondents attributed their fundraising success to their organization's development practices, including cultivation and stewardship of donors, media presence, and fundraising plans and campaigns. The rest cited organization-wide or external factors, such as the strength of their programming and mission, leadership, or the overall economy.
Looking ahead, 70 percent of respondents said they anticipate improved fundraising results in 2014 — with 57 percent anticipating growth of between 1 percent and 15 percent, 13 percent anticipating growth of more than 15 percent, and 15 percent anticipating no growth. The survey also found that anticipated fundraising challenges for 2014 include lack of staff time and support (15 percent), the recruitment of new donors (12 percent), and the general state of the economy (11 percent).
"These are very good numbers and represent a trend we've seen over the past few years, with giving growing slowly but surely," AFP president and CEO Andrew Watt said. "The real positive is that charities reported strong growth in a variety of different fundraising approaches, including major gifts, special events and online giving. Those are very good indicators of a stronger economy and donors being more confident in their economic situation and ability to give."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/1/14icon

'2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps' Shows Large Health Disparities between Counties
While Americans overall are living longer and healthier lives, large gaps remain between the healthiest and least healthy counties, a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds.
Now in its fifth edition, the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps ranked counties by health outcomes — length and quality of life — as well as 29 health factors, which this year included new measures for housing, injury-related deaths, mental health, opportunities for exercise, and access to healthy foods. According to the 2014 Rankings Key Findings Report, the counties with the worst health outcomes have twice the rates of premature death, twice as many teen births, and twice as many children living in poverty as the counties with the best outcomes. The study also found that the healthiest counties offer better access to healthy foods, facilities for exercise, primary care physicians, and mental health providers, while the least healthy counties have higher rates of unemployment, violent crime, physical inactivity, and inadequate housing.
In addition, the study found that national rates of teen births, preventable hospital stays, smoking, physical activity, and violent crime have declined in recent years, while the percentage of people who completed at least some college has increased slightly. On a less positive note, the study found that the child poverty rate rose from 18 percent in 2007 to 23 percent in 2012.
"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's vision for a culture of health is one where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy," said RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey. "The County Health Rankings are a starting point for change, helping communities come together, identify priorities, and create solutions that will help all in our diverse society live healthier lives, now and for generations to come."
To see the 2014 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, go to http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/?utm_source=rwjf&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=2014launch
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Public Funding Opportunities

Advancing Structural Level Interventions through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (R01): PA-14-133
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. 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 applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants.
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-14-133.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Advancing Structural Level Interventions through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (R21): PA-14-134
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. 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 applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants.
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-14-134.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C: CDC-RFA-PS14-1413
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/5/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $20 million for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are: government Organizations; states or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia); local governments or their bona fide agents; territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; state controlled institutions of higher education; American Indian or Alaska native tribal governments (federally recognized or state recognized); public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; non-government organizations; American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations; and nonprofits with or without 501C3 IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to provide the resources needed for awardees to implement a package of services for the target population in a defined geographic area, developed and implemented by a coalition of key stakeholders in HCV infection (i.e., health departments, specialists in HCV care, and primary-care providers), aimed at strengthening health-care capacity to diagnose and cure HCV infection. Increased health-care capacity will in turn increase the number of persons whose HCV infection is diagnosed, treated, and cured, ultimately resulting in reduced HCV-related morbidity and mortality.
CFDA: 93.270
CONTACT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office (PGO): (770) 488-2700, e-mail: pgotim@cdc.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252867
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Population-based HIV Impact Assessments in Resource-Constrained Settings under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): CDC-RFA-GH14-1409
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/5/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $125 million for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are: nonprofits with or without 501C3 IRS status (other than institutions of higher education); for-profit organizations (other than small business); small, minority, and women-owned businesses; universities, colleges, research institutions; hospitals; community-based organizations; faith-based organizations; federally recognized or state recognized American Indian/Alaska native tribal governments; American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations; Alaska native health corporations; urban Indian health organizations; tribal epidemiology centers; state and local governments or their Bona Fide agents including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau; political subdivisions of states (in consultation with states); and non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is:
* Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission.
* Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management.
* Enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections.
* Interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB).
* Initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
* Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect and use surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety.
* Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and opportunistic infections.
CFDA: 93.067
CONTACT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office (PGO): (770) 488-2700, e-mail: pgotim@cdc.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252788
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Targeting Latently Infected Cells without Reactivation (R01): RFA-AI-14-021
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/15/14. Application: 7/15/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $2.7 million in FY2015 to fund four to seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative research that advances the understanding of mechanisms or approaches that could be harnessed to selectively eliminate HIV-1 latently-infected cells without depending on viral reactivation. The ultimate goal is to inform the design of future therapeutic approaches that could be used to eradicate the latent reservoir that persists in the context of optimally suppressive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), thereby affecting a permanent cure for HIV infection. Cross-disciplinary collaborations enabling technology-driven strategies are strongly encouraged.
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-14-021.html
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Subject(s) medical research, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services


Private Funding Opportunities

2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
SOURCE: Pan American Health Organization, Pan American Health and Education Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award. Awardees also are invited to the annual PAHO Directing Council meeting in Washington, D.C., where they will be recognized during an evening event attended by a variety of dignitaries, including ministers of health from the Americas, ambassadors to the Organization of American States, U.S. government officials, and private-sector representatives.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Pan American Health Organization, in partnership with the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, which recognize individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations that are successfully advancing public health in the Americas.
The awards highlight key aspects of public health as a way to stimulate the growth of a rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas. The six awards in this call include the Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health; the Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service; the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature; the Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health; the Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care; and the Manuel Velasco Suarez Award for Excellence in Bioethics.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.pahef.org/en/annual-awards.html
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Subject(s) public health

2014 Research Grant
SOURCE: National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of NASN in good standing.
PURPOSE: The National Association of School Nurses, in partnership with the American Nurses Foundation, is accepting applications for the 2014 NASN/ANF Research Grant program.
Through the program, the foundation will award grants in support of research projects that focus on school nurse impact on health disparities, students with chronic health conditions, student safety, innovative models of school nursing practice, cost-benefit analysis of school nursing, or impact of school nurse activities related to social determinants of health on student health and education outcomes.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.nasn.org/Home/ArticlesHomePage/tabid/464/ArticleId/656/Apply-for-the-NASN-ANF-Research-Grant
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Subject(s) health professions training, nursing, school health

ALS Research Projects
SOURCE: ALS Therapy Alliance
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging from $100,000 to $1 million over one to three years will be awarded to projects -- including but not limited to basic, clinical, and translational research and clinical trials -- that lead to a better understanding of or treatments for ALS.
ELIGIBILITY: The ALS Therapy Alliance is accepting applications from investigators for ALS research projects.
National and international nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The ALS Therapy Alliance was established in 2000 to facilitate ALS research projects and collaborations involving scientists and clinicians at multiple institutions working to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
To that end, ATA partners with corporations, biotech and pharmaceutical firms, manufacturers, and the media to create awareness and raise funds for research of ALS through its annual Breakthrough ALS campaign. To date, more than $30 million dollars has been raised to fund research for finding a cure for this devastating disease.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://alstherapyalliance.org/index.php/research/grant-submission-process.html
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Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Alton Ochsner Research Scholarship
SOURCE: American Association for Thoracic Surgery
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: An annual stipend of $80,000 will be awarded to help underwrite salary, research supplies, travel, and other legitimate academic expenses. The stipend is to be used for direct salary support and related research expenses only; it cannot be used to support indirect institutional costs.
ELIGIBILITY: Surgeons in North America committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery.
PURPOSE: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is seeking applications for the third annual Alton Ochsner Research Scholarship from surgeons in North America committed to pursuing an academic career in cardiothoracic surgery.
The research program must be undertaken within the first three years after completion of an approved cardiothoracic residency. Applications for the scholarship must be submitted during the candidate's first two years in an academic position. The duration of the scholarship is two years.
The scholarship will begin July 1, 2015, and conclude on July 1, 2017.
CONTACT: American Association for Thoracic Surgery, (978) 927-8330. For more information see http://aats.org/research/Grants/Research_Scholarship.cgi
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Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Bio-Therapeutics Impact Award
SOURCE: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/12/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One three-year grant of up to $1.5 million will be awarded to an institution in the U.S. or Canada in support of an individual investigator or team working to initiate a clinical trial or the preclinical work necessary to move into the investigational drug phase.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, individual researchers or members of the team must have completed preclinical study for childhood cancer; have a demonstrated track record of implementing novel biologic therapies; and have experience with executing and completing clinical trials, with a history of meeting projected accrual targets in a timely manner.
PURPOSE: The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from a young cancer patient’s front yard lemonade stand to a national foundation for childhood cancer.
The foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Bio-Therapeutics Impact Award, an annual program designed to accelerate the development of clinical trials for promising biologic approaches to treating childhood cancer. These approaches include but are not limited to immunotherapy, gene therapy, and small molecules.
CONTACT: Jenny Filer, (610) 649-3034 or (866) 333-1213, e-mail: Grants@AlexsLemonade.org. For more information see http://www.alexslemonade.org/files/biothera_guidelines.pdf
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Subject(s) cancer research, children's health

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Seeks Applications for Innovative Research Projects
SOURCE: Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of $25,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators at all levels, from clinical and postdoctoral fellows to established investigators, are eligible. Medical students and graduate students are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is accepting applications from investigators for cutaneous lymphoma research projects.
Through the CLARIONS Research Awards Program, the foundation will award grants for research aimed at uncovering the causes and improving the treatment and quality of life for patients with cutaneous lymphoma. Priority will be given to research in the areas of etiology and risk factors of cutaneous lymphomas, measures of disease impact on individuals and populations affected by cutaneous lymphomas, translating discoveries into diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cutaneous lymphomas, optimizing therapies for cutaneous lymphomas, and improving quality of life for individuals with cutaneous lymphomas.
CONTACT: Holly Priebe, (248) 644-9014 ext. 6, e-mail: research@clfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.clfoundation.org/research/research-awards-program
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Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, cancer research

Institutional Research Training Grants
SOURCE: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation (SAEM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The grant will provide a total of up to $100,000 over two years (up to $50,000 per year), commencing when the fellow begins his or her fellowship. Applicants must submit a detailed budget and budget justification, and funds must be used for salary, training, or related infrastructure needs to meet the goals stated in the grant application.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant for the award must be an institution, not the trainee. The institution should host or be affiliated with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine. It is expected that the faculty member overseeing the grant will have been an active member of SAEM for greater than twelve months at the time of the grant application deadline and hold a primary academic appointment in emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine within the institution during the duration of the grant.
The research fellow must have an advanced degree (e.g., M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.S.c., or equivalent); hold a university appointment in or be actively involved with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine; and be an SAEM member.
PURPOSE: The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, is accepting applications for its 2014 Institutional Research Training Grant program, a fellowship program designed to identify, develop, and fund institutions dedicated to providing high-quality training to research fellows in emergency medicine.
The program seeks to increase the number of emergency medicine investigators with training in research; develop and support programs that can serve as advanced research training sites for emergency medicine graduates who wish to pursue a career that involves research; establish a culture supporting advanced research training within the department of emergency medicine; and enhance the academic development and productivity of the specialty of emergency medicine.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.saem.org/saem-foundation/grants/what-we-fund/institutional-research-training-grant
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Subject(s) health professions training, medical research, emergency medicine

Proposals for National Innovative Research Grants
SOURCE: American Heart Association
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/24/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The program provides two-year grants of up to $150,000 to nonprofits and academic institutions that can demonstrate the ability to conduct the proposed research.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., or equivalent doctoral degree. Eligibility is not restricted based on experience level or seniority. Seniority will not be used as a criterion in evaluating an application's merit. At the time of award activation, applicants must have a faculty (or faculty equivalent) appointment. The award is not intended for postdoctoral fellows or others in research training positions.
PURPOSE: The American Heart Association is accepting proposals in support of innovative high-risk, high-reward research projects that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.
Because the association's Innovative Research Grant program is designed to promote new ideas, proposals need not include preliminary data. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. Qualifying research should introduce a new paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Research must be broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, including multidisciplinary efforts.
The proposed work should not be the next logical step of previous work but should have a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation if successful. This program aims to provide pilot or seed funding that leads to successful competition for additional funding beyond the pilot period.
CONTACT: American Heart Association, (214) 360-6107, e-mail: apply@heart.org. For more information see https://my.americanheart.org/professional/Research/FundingOpportunities/ForScientists/Summer-2014-National-Innovative-Research-Grant_UCM_321936_Article.jsp
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Subject(s) health professions training, medical research


Events

Finding Funding for School Districts
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: April 17, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: 6300 Irvington Blvd, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is great for the educators and grant professional new to the grant writing process or that need to start identifying multiple funding streams. This interactive session will help participants research funding opportunities that support medium to large classroom and campus projects, clarify funding criteria, and analyze organizational fit with funding opportunities.
COST: $35. Harris County school districts can register at no charge by calling (713) 696-1393 for the discount code. Register at http://wms.hcde-texas.org.
CONTACT: For more information: contact Center for Grants Development at grantinfo@hcde-texas.org or (713) 696-8296.
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Designing a Fund Development Plan
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: April 24, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: 6300 Irvington Blvd, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: A Fund Development Plan is a tool to get background information on your funding needs, research diverse strategies and put those strategies into action. Participants will learn the different components of a fund development plan and sketch out a plan for their own organization.
COST: $35. Harris County school districts can register at no charge by calling (713) 696-1393 for the discount code. Register at http://wms.hcde-texas.org.
CONTACT: For more information: contact Center for Grants Development at grantinfo@hcde-texas.org or (713) 696-8296.
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WEBINAR -- Proposal Writing Best Practices
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: April 30, 1:30 to 3 pm. CST
WHERE: Web-based live.
DESCRIPTION: This online session covers 1) habits of successful grant specialists; 2) mistakes inexperienced proposal writers often make; 3) proposal formatting; 4) budget considerations; 5) reviewer likes and dislikes; and 6) general proposal tips.
COST: $35. Harris County school districts can register at no charge by calling (713) 696-1393 for the discount code. Register at http://wms.hcde-texas.org. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing details about attending the webinar.
CONTACT: For more information: contact Center for Grants Development at grantinfo@hcde-texas.org or (713) 696-8296.
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