Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 7 Alert # 3 - July 15, 2014

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The Funding Information Center is Moving Now!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is in the process of moving to the sixth floor of the Moreton Building.
We will be closed from Monday, July 14 until Thursday, July 17 in order to complete the move.
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.
The Funding Information Center will continue to offer all of the services you have known — library services, grant research, and the weekly Funding Alert — in the new location.
The FIC’s telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Jumper at doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 7/8/14icon

Majority of Global Rich Seek to Make Social Impact
While the vast majority of high-net-worth individuals around the world ascribe some level of importance to driving positive social impact, more than half describe it as "extremely" or "very important," a report from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management finds.
Based on a global survey of more than 4500 individuals with investable assets of at least $1 million, the World Wealth Report 2014 found that 60.5 percent of respondents felt it was "extremely" or "very important" "to give time, money, and/or expertise with the goal of generating positive social impact," with the highest response rates to be found among individuals under the age of 40 (75 percent) and in emerging markets. The sentiment was strongest in India (90.5 percent), China (89.4 percent), and Indonesia (89.2 percent), which topped the list of 23 nations, while the United States (56 percent) ranked sixteenth, below Mexico (77.1 percent), Russia (71.8 percent), and the United Arab Emirates (64.3 percent).
According to the survey, the top three motivations for giving among high-net-worth individuals were "personal or family values" (87.5 percent), "a desire to instill social values in my family and children" (80.9 percent), and "a responsibility to give back" (76.5 percent). Among issue areas, the highest priorities were health, medical research, and palliative care (indicated by 33.3 percent of respondents), followed by education (33.2 percent) and child welfare (32.1 percent).
Social impact investing (14.5 percent) and giving to charitable organizations on an ongoing basis (14.4 percent) were the most popular types of giving, followed by volunteering or taking on an unpaid civic role (13.8 percent), providing pro bono expertise (12.7 percent), and "making strategic business decisions with a clearly defined objective to create positive social impact" (12.6 percent). Grantmaking through a personal trust or foundation (5.7 percent) was at the bottom of the list, suggesting, as the report notes, that high-net-worth individuals increasingly are venturing beyond traditional conduits to fulfill their social impact goals.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/1/14icon

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Focus on Building a 'Culture of Health'
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has launched a major effort to help build a "culture of health" in communities across the country, signaling a shift in the grantmaking priorities of the largest health philanthropy in the United States.
Announced by RWJF president and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey at the Aspen Ideas Festival's Spotlight: Health summit, the new strategy aims to "chang[e] our current understanding of health and creat[e] a society where everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthy life." According to Lavizzo-Mourey, that could mean everything from helping low-income patients with housing, food assistance, and other needs during medical visits, to creating a workplace culture that encourages healthy behaviors during the workday. "We won't achieve a true 'culture of health' if some Americans are faced with much greater barriers to health than others," she added, noting that nearly 20 percent of Americans live in neighborhoods with limited job opportunities, low-quality housing, pollution, and unhealthy food options. "We have to make a seismic shift in the way we deal with health — and it has to come from the ground up."
While the foundation's ongoing efforts to stem and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, expand outreach to and enrollment of those eligible for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act, encourage businesses to invest in the well-being of local neighborhoods and communities, and address community violence are aligned with the "Culture of Health" strategy, several initiatives in progress promise to stake out new ground. They include the "Flip the Clinic" project, which seeks to change the prevailing dynamic between doctors and patients and empower patients with the knowledge they need to be actively engaged in their health and health care; and MakerNurse, an effort to support and accelerate innovation by nurses by providing them with an online community, tools, and other resources.
Because the new approach will result in cuts to existing programs, it has drawn some criticism, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. For example, the foundation's Clinical Scholars program, which has helped train doctors to be leaders for more than thirty years, will be wound down in 2017, and nursing and health policy programs are also being terminated. The new strategy also is so expansive that it may be difficult to measure its success, Ian Morrison, author of Leading Change in Health Care: Building a Viable System for Today and Tomorrow, told the Inquirer. "There's a danger in dissipating the effort if you go broader," said Morrison. "How do you know you've made a difference?"
RWJF officials said the new approach is needed in order for it to drive bigger and more sustainable change, and that the foundation will identify new metrics to help keep the effort on track. "We'll be looking for measures that are trackable and usable," said Jim Marks, SVP and director of program portfolios at the foundation.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/1/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (UH2/UH3): RFA-DE-15-006
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/9/14. Application: 12/9/14.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $5 million in FY 2015 to fund approximately eight UH2/UH3 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 overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will refine and test an intervention or evaluate outcomes of an existing program or policy intended to reduce health disparities and inequalities. Community engagement and other partnerships are essential for the holistic, multilevel approaches required by this FOA. This research is intended to lead to identification, validation, dissemination and implementation of effective approaches to prevent disease or facilitate treatments, helping to reduce and ultimately eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in children.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-006.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, disparities, dental health, medical research

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (U01): RFA-DE-15-007
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/9/14. Application: 12/9/14.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to fund one award, corresponding to a total of $2,200,000, 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: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will refine and test an intervention or evaluate outcomes of an existing program or policy intended to reduce health disparities and inequalities. Community engagement and other partnerships are essential for the holistic, multilevel approaches required by this FOA. This research is intended to lead to identification, validation, dissemination and implementation of effective approaches to prevent disease or facilitate treatments, helping to reduce and ultimately eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in children.
This FOA solicits applications for the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and runs in parallel with a companion FOA that solicits applications for the individual projects to be funded under a UH2/UH3 cooperative agreement mechanism (RFA-DE-15-006).
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-007.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, disparities, dental health, medical research, technology

Next-Gen Rapid Testing and Point-of-Care Diagnosis for Oral Pathogens (R41/R42): RFA-DE-15-001
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/14. Application: 11/20/14.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $2 million in FY 2015 to fund six to 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The goal of this STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to develop the next-generation of rapid tests and point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices.  These tools must use oral biospecimens for detecting oral pathogens and biomarkers of associated oral diseases to facilitate their screening, monitoring and diagnosis.  The ultimate goal is to produce highly reliable, reproducible, specific and sensitive tools for early detection and diagnosis of oral diseases, including those associated with HIV/AIDS.  These methods must demonstrate superior technical performance compared with current technologies while not increasing costs and minimizing the invasiveness of specimen collection from patients.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-001.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Next-Gen Rapid Testing and Point-of-Care Diagnosis for Oral Pathogens (R43/R44): RFA-DE-15-002
SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/14. Application: 11/20/14.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $2 million in FY 2015 to fund six to 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The goal of this SBIR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to develop the next-generation of rapid tests and point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices.  These tools must use oral biospecimens for detecting oral pathogens and biomarkers of associated oral diseases to facilitate their screening, monitoring and diagnosis.  The ultimate goal is to produce highly reliable, reproducible, specific and sensitive tools for early detection and diagnosis of oral diseases, including those associated with HIV/AIDS.  These methods must demonstrate superior technical performance compared with current technologies while not increasing costs and minimizing the invasiveness of specimen collection from patients.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-15-002.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Invites Applications for 2014 Joseph E. Wagstaff Postdoctoral Fellowship
SOURCE: Angelman Syndrome Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The amount of the award equals $55,000 per year for two years, contingent on an adequate progress report during the first year.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Angelman Syndrome Foundation strives to improve the lives of those with Angelman syndrome and their families by supporting research on the clinical and basic science aspects of the Angelman syndrome.
To that end, ASF seeks applications for postdoctoral fellowships in  preclinical, translational, and clinical research on all aspects of Angelman syndrome. The purpose of the award is to promote Angelman syndrome-related research by a young investigator, support novel research initiatives, and further existing Angelman-related research projects.
CONTACT: Angelman Syndrome Foundation, (800) 432-6435. For more information see http://www.angelman.org/research/joseph-e-wagstaff-postdoctoral-fellowship/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Applications Sought for American Epilepsy Society Seed Grant Program
SOURCE: American Epilepsy Society
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/26/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the project must involve two or more established investigators, at least one of whom is an epilepsy-focused investigator. In addition, at least one principal investigator must be an active member of the society.
PURPOSE: The American Epilepsy Society is accepting applications for its Seed Grant program, an annual program that works to foster collaborative interactions between two or more established investigators,  make future research projects related to epilepsy more competitive for larger awards, and support multi-investigator projects.
To that end, grants will be awarded to support information exchange/technology transfer, travel of postdoctoral fellows between laboratories, and a modest amount of supplies for the project. Awards are designed to provide seed monies to investigators. Trans-disciplinary projects, projects integrating clinical and basic research, and research directions with translational relevance are encouraged. Also encouraged are collaborations between geographically separated laboratories, or between laboratories in highly disparate scientific disciplines (e.g., neuroscience and engineering). 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aesnet.org/research/fundng_resources/aes_research/seed_grant_program
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/27/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Seeks Applications for Milbank Foundation Chronic Pain Management Research Grant
SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants and/or at least one co-investigator must be a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking accepting applications for its annual Milbank Foundation Pain Management Research Grant.
One grant will be awarded in support of research on a topic related to management of chronic pain in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Special consideration will be given to applications focused on outcomes and/or comparative effectiveness research. The award will be presented at the 2015 Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting.
CONTACT: Questions can be directed to the Foundation at (847) 737-6062. For more information see http://foundationforpmr.org/milbank-foundation-chronic-pain-management-research-grant-application-criteria-and-conditions/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/27/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Greenwall Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for Fall 2014 Bioethics Program
SOURCE: Greenwall Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/1/14. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications online by 9/15/14 with funding to start in early 2015.
$ AVAILABLE: Priority will be given to projects with budgets of less than $60,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Greenwall Foundation is soliciting Letters of Intent for research to help resolve important emerging bioethics problems in clinical care, biomedical research, public health practice, and public policy.
Through its new Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas program, the foundation will support mentored projects, senior collaborations, normative analyses of implications of empirical research conducted with other funding, empirical projects, and empirical studies of attitudes of clinical trials participants about sharing clinical trials data. Examples of the kinds of bioethics problems projects might address include dilemmas raised by innovative biomedical research and by new communication technologies in clinical medicine; dilemmas from major changes in the delivery of U.S. health care resulting from the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Acts, changes in the FDA regulatory process and private initiatives, and other dilemmas that are particularly salient.
CONTACT: The Greenwall Foundation, (212) 679-7266, email: admin@greenwall.org. For more information see http://greenwall.org/new-bioethics-grant-program.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research, medical research

Ronald McDonald House Charities Seeks Partnerships With Children's Organizations
SOURCE: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMCC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be based in the United States, be able to demonstrate proven outcomes, and have strong partnerships with key stakeholders. RMHC will only consider organizations whose project methodology involves a comprehensive ethnographic approach to research, program development, program implementation, and evaluation.
PURPOSE: Ronald McDonald House Charities aims to improve the health and well-being of children through direct programming and partnerships with other nonprofit organizations around the world that are making an immediate, positive impact on children. RMHC takes a holistic, family-centered approach to bridging access to care and is interested in partnering with organizations that have a similar philosophy.
To that end, the RMHC Global Grant program supports sustainable replicable projects that are national or global in scope. Projects must include a train-the-trainer component and address issues related to children’s healthcare.
CONTACT: Please contact grants@rmhc.org. For more information see http://www.rmhc.org/grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) children's health

Vasculitis Foundation Invites Proposals for Research Projects
SOURCE: Vasculitis Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/4/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To ensure that the foundation can support as many investigators and as many approaches to research in vasculitis as possible, preference will be given to studies with a total budget of $50,000 or less.
PURPOSE: The Vasculitis Foundation empowers patients with vasculitis and their family members through education, raises awareness of vasculitis in the general public and medical community, and funds research to determine the cause, develop more effective treatments, and discover the cure for all types of vasculitis.
To that end, the foundation is inviting grant proposals for pilot studies related to the treatment and/or finding a cure for the disease. The foundation hopes to support research that will lead to and provide the basis for much larger multi-year studies that would be funded by larger agencies such as the National Institutes of Health.
Grants will be awarded for research related to etiology/pathogenesis (could include a broad range of studies of immunity, inflammation, or vascular biology); epidemiology, including genetics; diagnosis, including identification of disease subtypes; and treatment/management, including therapeutics to treat vasculitis or prevent complications, biomarkers, and psychosocial outcomes.
CONTACT: Vasculitis Foundation, (816) 436-8211, (800) 277-9474, or go to http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/about/contact/ to email. For more information see http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/research/research-program/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 7/9/14icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: July 24, noon to 2 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: If you are thinking about starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, come to this workshop to learn the basic research and organizational documents needed to start a nonprofit.
Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit, the required organizational documents, and a review of the IRS Form 990.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Questions call (210) 225-2243 or email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation Web site, accessed 7/8/14icon

Lunch and Learn: Public Speaking
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: July 30, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn the elements of effective public speaking in an interactive and fun class.
Learning Objectives:
* Identify the elements of effective public speaking.
* Learn how to evaluate a presentation.
COST: $25 includes lunch.
CONTACT: Questions call (210) 225-2243 or email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation Web site, accessed 7/8/14icon

Finding Funders Training
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: July 31, 9 to 10:30 am.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a FREE library training workshop!
The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Questions call (210) 225-2243 or email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation Web site, accessed 7/8/14icon

Lunch and Learn: Capacity Building
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: August 5, 11:30 am to 1 pm..
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: What should I do to strengthen our nonprofit?  Where can I find a qualified consultant?  Is my organization ready to undertake this work? Just what is Capacity Building, anyway?  Nonprofit managers and leaders interested in building organizational effectiveness often face a myriad of questions.  Drawing on lessons learned through the Area Foundation’s Strengthening Nonprofits grantmaking initiative as well as research from the field, this workshop will explore capacity building and provide suggestions to help nonprofits interested in building organizational effectiveness.
COST: $25 includes lunch.
CONTACT: Questions call (210) 225-2243 or email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation Web site, accessed 7/8/14icon


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