Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 6 Alert # 4 - June 24, 2014

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The Funding Information Center is Moving!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is moving to the sixth floor of the Moreton Building in July 2014.
The newly renovated Moreton Building is located at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Central Campus in Austin at the corner of 49th Street and Grover.
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From The Funding Information Center, 5/13/14icon

Charitable Giving Rose 4.4 Percent in 2013
Charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations totaled an estimated $335.17 billion in 2013, up 4.4 percent, or 3 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars, from the revised estimate of $320.97 billion for 2012, a new report from the Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
According to the 59th annual Giving USA report, giving by individuals — which accounted for 72 percent of total contributions — increased 4.2 percent (2.7 percent when adjusted for inflation) in 2013, to an estimated $240.60 billion. Driven in part by a 10.5 percent increase in grantmaking by community foundations, foundation giving rose 5.7 percent (4.2 percent adjusted for inflation), to $48.96 billion, while bequests increased 8.7 percent (7.2 percent adjusted for inflation), to $27.73 billion. Corporate giving — which includes cash and in-kind contributions from corporate giving programs as well as grants and gifts from corporate foundations — fell 1.9 percent (-3.2 percent adjusted for inflation), to $17.88 billion, even as grantmaking by corporate foundations rose an estimated 5 percent, to $5.7 billion.
"We are seeing clear gains in the total amount given by individuals in the last couple of years," said Giving USA Foundation chair L. Gregg Carlson. "In fact, the rise in contributions by individuals between 2011 and 2013 represents 73 percent of the growth in total giving during that period."
For the second straight year, giving in support of religious groups remained flat, falling an estimated 0.2 percent (-1.6 percent, adjusted for inflation), although it continued to receive the largest share (31 percent) of charitable giving. It was followed by giving to education, which jumped 8.9 percent (7.4 percent, adjusted for inflation), to $52.07 billion; human services ($41.51 billion, including $164 million in support of disaster relief efforts); health ($31.86 billion); public society-benefit ($23.89 billion); arts and culture ($16.66 billion); international affairs ($14.93 billion); and animal welfare and the environment ($9.72 billion).
"We see that giving to the arts, health, the environment, and education has been consistently rising in the last three years," said Giving Institute chair David H. King. "These types of organizations, perhaps with a slight exception for health, are those for which donors reduced their support during the recession, when they tended to give to organizations serving what they may have perceived as more urgent needs. That would include entities like food pantries, homeless shelters, and even groups providing international relief. As the economy recovers, donors are restoring funding to those sectors in a strong way."
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 6/17/14icon

Study Finds African Americans See Barriers to Philanthropic Leadership
Despite an increased commitment to diversity within the philanthropic sector, a majority of African Americans do not believe they have real opportunities for meaningful leadership roles within the sector, a report from the Association of Black Foundation Executives finds.
The report, The Exit Interview: Perceptions on Why Black Professionals Leave Grantmaking Institutions (21 pages, PDF), found that in 2012 only 3 percent of chief executives and 7 percent of trustees at philanthropic organizations in the U.S. were African American, while the percentage of African-American professional staff and program officers had declined slightly from 10 percent and 17 percent in 2010 to 9 percent and 16 percent in 2012. Based on interviews and focus groups with current and former African-American foundation staff and executives conducted in partnership with the Black Philanthropic Network, as well as a survey developed by LM Strategies Consulting, the study found that 72 percent of respondents believed that African Americans "are making some progress as staff at grantmaking institutions but leadership roles are not substantial."
When asked why African-American philanthropic professionals leave grantmaking work, 41 percent of respondents said their role within grantmaking institutions did not allow them to work directly with communities, 65 percent said they found professional growth opportunities elsewhere, and 22 percent said they were pushed out. The study also identified challenges to the retention of African-American foundation professionals, including a sense of isolation due to politics, lack of a diverse staff, and/or a glass ceiling at the mid-management level (44 percent); an overly bureaucratic organizational culture and limited professional-track training, pipeline networks, and support systems (45 percent); and, especially among program officers, a feeling that their expertise was not valued or trusted by colleagues.
Among other things, the report recommends that executive leadership teams at foundations do more to identify and implement solutions to high turnover and attrition among African-American professionals in philanthropy; that more be done to collect and analyze employment data for African Americans in the sector; that foundations provide mentoring to develop the leadership capacity of African-American staff; and that regional associations of grantmakers do more to support the retention of African-American professionals in the sector.
"Retention strategies are much more about changing the culture of philanthropy as well as providing diverse leaders with the 'armor' and protective factors they need to survive in foundation environments," said ABFE president Susan Taylor Batten, "particularly if they are leaders on issues of racial and social justice."
From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 6/17/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Basic Research on HIV Persistence (R01): PAR-14-247
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of eight awards, corresponding to a total of $3.5 million, for fiscal year 2015. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications for hypothesis-driven basic research to increase our understanding of persistent HIV-1 infection in patients under highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). The emphasis of this initiative is on the development of new ideas and approaches in HIV-1 persistence including model and assay development that may directly inform future studies on the design of therapeutic strategies to achieve long term remission without treatment or a complete eradication of residual virus and complete cure for HIV infection and AIDS. The Research Project Grant (R01) supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in areas representing the specific interests and competencies of the investigator(s).
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.865, 93.121, 93.279, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-247.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database email, 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Basic Research on HIV Persistence (R21): PAR-14-248
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of eight awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million, for fiscal year 2015. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications for hypothesis-driven basic research to increase our understanding of persistent HIV-1 infection in patients under highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). The emphasis of this initiative is on the development of new ideas and approaches in HIV-1 persistence including model and assay development that may directly inform future studies on the design of therapeutic strategies to achieve long term remission without treatment or a complete eradication of residual virus and complete cure for HIV infection and AIDS. 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 on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.865, 93.121, 93.279, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-248.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database email, 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Distance Learning Department of Agriculture Utilities Programs: RUS-14-01-DLT
SOURCE: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/7/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $19,300,000 for 100 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: City or township governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), small businesses, nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, special district governments, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, state governments, county governments, private institutions of higher education, and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: This grant is a competitive program which provides grant funding for distance learning and tele-medical equipment and related software to applicants that submit project proposals well planned to improve and increase quality educational and medical services in rural communities. The grant-funded technology must create multimedia interfaces so that video endpoints at different (distant) locations can facilitate educational and training courses between rural student(s) and teacher(s) and facilitate medical care between rural patient(s) and medical or health specialist(s).
CFDA: 10.855
CONTACT: Sam Morgan, (202) 205-3733, email: sam.morgan@usda.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255891
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources email, 6/18/14icon
Subject(s) minority health, rural health, technology

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection (R21): PAR-14-254
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000.  No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.
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 fill gaps in our understanding of a) the pathogenic interactions between HIV and hepatitis viruses, b) co-morbidities associated with HIV/hepatitis virus co-infection, and c) the effectiveness of interferon-free direct-acting antiviral drug regimens to treat HIV/HCV co-infection. 
CFDA: 93.855; 93.856; 93.393; 93.394; 93.395; 93.396; 93.273; 93.847; 93.279; 93.242, 93.399 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-254.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database email, 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection (R01): PAR-14-255
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
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 fill gaps in our understanding of a) the pathogenic interactions between HIV and hepatitis viruses, b) co-morbidities associated with HIV/hepatitis virus co-infection, and c) the effectiveness of interferon-free direct-acting antiviral drug regimens to treat HIV/HCV co-infection. 
CFDA: 93.855; 93.856; 93.393; 93.394; 93.395; 93.396; 93.273; 93.847; 93.279; 93.242 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-255.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database email, 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas: CDC-RFA-DP14-1416
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/23/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $14,100,000 for six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Land grant colleges and universities.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot project is to fund Land Grant Colleges and Universities to conduct intervention strategies through existing cooperative extension and outreach services at the county level. These strategies will improve physical activity and nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high. Residents of these communities may have less access to healthy foods and fewer opportunities to be physically active. If improvements are made and continued, these programs can have long-term positive impacts on the health of residents in these counties. The initiative can reinforce the health of the community as a critical determinant of individual health and well-being.
CFDA: 93.319
CONTACT: CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) Technical Information Management Section (TIMS), (770) 488-2700, email: pgotim@cdc.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=256491
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources email, 6/18/14icon
Subject(s) obesity

Senior Corps RSVP Program Grants
SOURCE: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/8/14. Application: 9/9/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for these funding opportunities include: nonprofit organizations (including community-based and faith-based organizations); tribal organizations; public agencies (including state and local agencies); and government-recognized veterans organizations.
In Texas, this funding opportunity only applies to Denton County, El Paso County, Galveston County, Hockley County, and Lubbock County.
PURPOSE: The RSVP program engages adults age 55 and over in a wide range of activities that meet community needs.  One of three signature programs of Senior Corps, RSVP has more than 40 years of experience engaging older adults in volunteer service to help nonprofits and public agencies build their capacity and expand their impact. 
Funding will go to organizations that engage volunteers in one of six CNCS focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.
CFDA: 94.002
CONTACT: For information email 2015RSVP@cns.gov. For more information see http://nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2014/2015-rsvp-competition.
From Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) email, 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, volunteerism


Private Funding Opportunities

Alpha-1 Foundation Accepting Proposals for Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award
SOURCE: Alpha-1 Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/25/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $225,000 over three years will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants must have a clinical or research doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or an equivalent doctoral degree). This funding opportunity is restricted to investigators who have completed their postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of AATD research between June 30, 2008, and July 1, 2011.
PURPOSE: The Alpha-1 Foundation is dedicated to providing leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Currently, the foundation is accepting proposals for the Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award. Grants will be awarded to support the career development of outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research in Alpha-1-related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. The award is intended to provide an incentive for a career in Alpha-1 research.
CONTACT: David Fernandez, (877) 228-7321 ext. 242, email: dfernandez@alpha-1foundation.org. For more information see http://alpha-1foundation.org/research-grant-opportunities/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/13/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Physical Therapy Association Seeks Applications for Health Policy and Administration Projects
SOURCE: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $15,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be APTA Health Policy & Administration section members. Collaborative research with non-section members is permissible as long as the principal investigator is a member of the Section on HPA.
PURPOSE: The American Physical Therapy Association is seeking applications for projects designed to stimulate, encourage, and support research activities that enhance the body of knowledge related to health policy, clinical administration, global health, and the use of technology in physical therapy. The program is administered by the association’s Section on Health Policy & Administration.
Grants will be awarded to support new physical therapist investigators, or established investigators who are embarking on a new research agenda in the areas of physical therapist practice, leadership, administration, or education. Grants may be renewable (no-cost extension) for up to a year.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contacts. For more information see http://www.aptahpa.org/?page=34
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Health Funding Watch email, 6/18/14
Subject(s) health policy research, technology

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Seeks Applications for Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award
SOURCE: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/23/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants should be citizens or permanent residents of the Americas; possess a doctoral degree in a field related to tropical disease; be investigators in training or junior investigators (not established senior scientists); and hold a position at a research, medical, public health, or teaching institution.
PURPOSE: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is seeking applications for the 2014 Gorgas Memorial Institute Research Award, an annual program that funds collaborative research projects and short-term visits by young investigators who are between research institutions in the Americas.
Grants will be awarded for projects designed to enhance and facilitate the development of linkages among scientists from Panama, Central America, South America, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, the United States, and Canada through the support of short-term travel for early career research investigators.
The program supports collaborative biomedical research on tropical diseases of health importance to people living in these regions, as well as new techniques and approaches applicable to the study of such diseases. Funds may be used to cover the total costs of round-trip travel, housing, and supplies required for a project. Applicants can travel from a disease-endemic country to the U.S. or Canada, or from the U.S. or Canada to the disease-endemic country, or between disease-endemic countries.
CONTACT: Judy DeAcetis, (847) 480-9592, email: j.deacetis@astmh.org. For more information see http://www.astmh.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=5833
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/13/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

AUR Research and Education Foundation Seeking Applications for Ethics and Professionalism Grants
SOURCE: AUR Research and Education Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/10/15.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded. The awards may be used for salary support and/or other project costs. Grants may not be used for institutional indirect costs, overhead costs, or tuition.
ELIGIBILITY: Any member of AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator, although it is not necessary for every member of the research or development team to be an AUR member. Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.
PURPOSE: The goals of the AUR Research and Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Associaton of University Radiologists, are to encourage excellence in radiological lab and clinical investigation, teaching, and clinical practice; to stimulate an interest in academic radiology as a medical career; to advance radiology as a medical science; and to represent academic radiology at a national level.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for its Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grants, which are designed to improve patient care and safety and promote social responsibility in medical care and practice by providing funding for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.
Projects that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include but are not limited to research of ethical dilemmas faced by academic radiologists or radiology physicians-in-training and the methods by which the dilemmas are addressed; and educational programs that teach ethics and professionalism to practicing radiologists, radiology physicians-in-training, and allied members of the academic radiology community.
CONTACT: Stephanie Taylor, (630) 368-3730, email: staylor@rsna.org. For more information see http://www.aur.org/Secondary.aspx?id=798
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/13/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Community Access to Child Health Seeks Applications for Local Pediatric Health Programs
SOURCE: Community Access to Child Health (CATCH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE section for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Community Access to Child Health, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides support to pediatricians interested in collaborating within their communities so that all children have access to the health services they need.
To that end, CATCH is accepting applications for two community health grant programs, including the CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and CATCH Resident Grants program.
1) Planning and Implementation grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan community-based child health initiatives that ensure all children have medical homes and access to healthcare services not otherwise available in their community. Priority is given to projects that serve communities with the greatest health disparities. Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only. All initiatives should incorporate screening for or connecting children to medical homes and available insurance programs. All pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status.
2) Resident grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for pediatric residents to plan and/or implement community-based child health initiatives. Projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities and may include implementation activities. Eligible applicants must have postgraduate status as of July 31, 2014.
CONTACT: CATCH Program, (847) 434-4000, Toll Free: (800) 433-9016 ext 7085, email: catch@aap.org. For more information see http://www2.aap.org/catch/funding.htm
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Health Funding Watch email, 6/18/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, community health services, health care services

CurePSP Accepting Proposals for Investigator-Initiated Research Grants Program
SOURCE: CurePSP
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators from all countries are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: CurePSP works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward the treatment, cure, and prevention of such disorders; educate healthcare professionals; and provide support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families.
To that end, CurePSP is accepting proposals for investigator-initiated research projects. Grants will be awarded for projects with the potential to advance understanding, treatment, and prevention of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam and/or Guadeloupean tauopathy, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders
CONTACT: CurePSP, (410) 785-7004, email: info@curepsp.org. For more information see http://www.psp.org/research/researchers/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/13/14
Subject(s) medical research

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Healthcare Management Research Projects
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: 7/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Three to five grants totaling $250,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include individual researchers and all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Multiple organizations may apply jointly, but one must be named as the principal organization and the others must have a subcontract relationship with that organization.
PURPOSE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational foundation dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of the U.S. healthcare system.
To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry for innovative research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy.
For its 2014-15 funding cycle, the foundation will award grants for studies that have strong potential to yield insights with respect to reducing spending, improving quality of care, and/or expanding access to insurance coverage and healthcare services. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis.
CONTACT: Julie Schoenman, (202) 296-4192, email: nihcm@nihcm.org using "RESEARCH GRANT QUESTION" in the subject line. For more information see http://www.nihcm.org/grants/research-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Health Funding Watch email, 6/18/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Promising Program Grants
SOURCE: Notah Begay III Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants will be awarded up to $40,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Promising Program Grant will be to partner with Native communities to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs.
CONTACT: Notah Begay III Foundation, email: grants@nb3f.org. For more information see http://www.nb3foundation.org/promising-program-grant.html
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources email, 6/18/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, diabetes, minority health, obesity

The Mayday Fund Alleviation of Physical Pain Grants
SOURCE: The Mayday Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: Previous grants have ranged $10,000 to $150,000 per year for a period of up to four years for 15 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public charities and educational institutions.
PURPOSE: The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain and support projects that result in clinical interventions to reduce the toll of physical pain; pediatric pain; pain in non-verbal populations; pain in the context of emergency medicine; and to promote networking between veterinary and human medicine. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.maydayfund.org/maydayguidelines.html
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Events

The Process of Collaboration - Part 1
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc.- Network for Collaboration
WHEN: July 29-31, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Linking Leadership, Community Organizing, Program Development and Grant Writing.  This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs.
COST: $800 each and limited scholarships are available.
CONTACT: Circle of Ten, (903) 541-0013, email: circleof10@circleof10.org.          
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10th Annual Texas Health Literacy Conference
SPONSOR: The Health Collaborative
WHEN: October 10, 8 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Horizon Hill Event Center at La Quinta – Medical Center, 4431 Horizon Hill, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the conference is to provide information, tools and techniques to healthcare professionals, educators, non-profit organizations and community-based organizations about health literacy awareness and increasing efficacy.
COST: Register before September 1 to receive the early bird rate of $115. Regyular rate is $145.
CONTACT: Elena Martinez, (210) 481-2573, email: elena.martinez@healthcollaborative.net.
To register or for more information, please visit the conference web site at http://www.sahealthliteracyinitiative.com/conference/.
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WEBINAR - How to Optimize Your Website to Appeal to Donors
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: July 31, 1 pm CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This Webinar will show you how your nonprofit can create a more positive experience for Website visitors and online donors. We’ll explain which types of information donors want before they donate and how to make it easier for people to give. We’ll identify pitfalls to avoid, share tips for making your site more mobile friendly, and offer real-time critiques of select nonprofit websites.
What Will You Learn?
* How to test features on your site to improve donor experience.
* How to drive more traffic to your site through e-mail and social-media outreach.
* How to develop compelling and convincing online content to drive donations.  
Who Should Attend?
* Chief development officers, development directors, and fundraisers.
* Communications and marketing professionals.
* Social-media and online marketing managers.
COST: $99 before July 24. $119 after July 24.
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy email: events@philanthropy.com.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy email, 6/20/14icon


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