Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 7 Alert # 5 - July 29, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The Funding Information Center is Now in Our New Home!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is now in our new home on the sixth floor of the Moreton Building.
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, 7/10/14icon

Study Shows Health IT Can Help Save Money
A new study by Mathematica Policy Research finds that while not a magic bullet, use of health IT is "associated with lower health care costs and use for a number of services. Some of these services include inpatient costs and stays, imaging services, and lab tests."
The study also found that the level of hospital health IT affects the relationship between physician health IT and its use in providing health care.
The study is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213076414000402
From Community Health Funding Report email, 7/21/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Company Relocation Product Development Awards: RFA C-15-RELCO-2
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens 8/25/14. Closes 9/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The award mechanism described in this Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to encourage the relocation of existing oncology-focused companies or a substantial portion of their business to Texas. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk support is available for questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications by calling (866) 941-7146 or email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-relco-2.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 7/21/14icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer research, health policy research

Core Facilities Support Awards: RFA R-15-CFSA-2
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens 9/30/14. Closes 11/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for patients with and survivors of cancer.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk support is available for questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications by calling (866) 941-7146 or email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-cfsa-2.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer education/prevention, cancer research

Established Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-15-ESTCO-2
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens 8/25/14. Closes 9/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for the research and development of innovative products addressing critically important needs related to diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer and the product development infrastructure needed to support these efforts.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk support is available for questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications by calling (866) 941-7146 or email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-estco-2.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 7/21/14icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer education/prevention, cancer research

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01): RFA-DA-15-011
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/15/14. Application: 12/15/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in FY2015 to fund a combined total of six to nine R21 and R01 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics. Proposed projects must also explore the potential impact of exposure to substances of abuse.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-011.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 7/21/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R21): RFA-DA-15-012
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/15/14. Application: 12/15/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in FY2015 to fund a combined total of six to nine R21 and R01 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics. Proposed projects must also explore the potential impact of exposure to substances of abuse.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-012.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 7/21/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

High Impact High-Risk Research Awards: RFA R-15-HIHR-2
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens 9/30/14. Closes 11/17/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk (HIHR) Research Awards seek to provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk support is available for questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications by calling (866) 941-7146 or email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-hihr-2.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer education/prevention, cancer research

New Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-15-NEWCO-2
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens 8/25/14. Closes 9/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to support the formation of oncology-focused companies in Texas. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure.
CFDA: CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk support is available for questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications by calling (866) 941-7146 or email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-newco-2.pdf
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 7/21/14icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer education/prevention, cancer research

STAR Kids
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible Respondents include insurers that are licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) as MCOs in accordance with Chapter 843 of the Texas Insurance Code, a certified Approved Non-Profit Health Corporation (ANHC) formed in compliance with Chapter 844 of the Texas Insurance Code, and Exclusive Provider Organizations (EPO) with TDI-approved exclusive provider benefit plans.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this procurement is to contract with multiple Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to establish the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program for children and young adults with disabilities.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Rick Blincoe, (512) 206-5468, email: richard.blincoe@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/contract/529130071/rfp.shtml
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health, disabilities, health care services


Private Funding Opportunities

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Accepting Applications for Point-of-Care Testing Research Grants
SOURCE: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/15.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be AACC members in good standing at the time of application, and projects must start after 6/1/15.
PURPOSE: The American Association for Clinical Chemistry is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1948, the society has more than 8,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
AACC is accepting applications for point-of-care testing outcome studies. Supported by the association's Point-of-Care Testing Research unit, grants will be awarded to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore novel POCT ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.
CONTACT: Kelsey Blake, (202) 835-8710 or (800) 892-1400 ext. 8710, email: kblake@aacc.org. For more information see http://www.aacc.org/about/vsf/awards_grants/Pages/vsf_cpoct_award.aspx#
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 7/11/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Family Caregiver Alliance Accepting Nominations for Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards
SOURCE: Family Caregiver Alliance
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/22/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The Alliance will award three grants of $20,000 each to organizations for projects or programs that respond to a pressing community need in the areas of creative expression, diverse/multicultural communities, and policy and advocacy.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must be responding to a community need with a program or project that focuses primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Family or informal caregivers are unpaid caregivers.
PURPOSE: The Family Caregiver Alliance is accepting nominations for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, an annual program that recognizes organizations that focus primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Grants will be awarded in the following categories.
1) Creative Expression: This award recognizes projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theater, journaling, multimedia (e.g. film, documentary, radio), or other types of creative expression.
2) Diverse/Multicultural Communities: This award recognizes programs or projects that provide services, support, or other types of outreach to family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in diverse ethnic, age-diversity, religion/spirituality, gender, rural, low-income, LGBT, or other communities.
3) Policy and Advocacy: This award recognizes programs or projects that advocate for systems change for the benefit of family/informal caregivers or care recipients with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These efforts could focus on legislation, executive or administrative changes, advocacy campaigns, or any other action to strengthen the public or private sector's recognition and support of family/informal caregivers.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://caregiver.org/gilbert-awards-general-information
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 7/18/14icon
Subject(s) caregiver assistance

Future of Nursing Scholars
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: For the 2015 cohort, the program will support up to 75 scholars across the selected schools. Each scholar will receive $75,000 to be used over the three years of the program. This award must be matched by $50,000 in support from the school (which may be in-kind).
ELIGIBILITY: Schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are eligible to apply for the program. As described by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools, “the purposes of the research-focused doctoral degree are to prepare for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry, creative scholarship, and research; provide preparation that leads to careers in government, business, and industry as well as academia; and result in extension of knowledge.” After receiving the award, selected schools will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars.
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories and be either public entities or tax-exempt as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3).
Scholars selected for receipt of award funds must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents at the time of award. Additionally, selected scholars cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of RWJF, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age and socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications that will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the more successful we will be as we strive together to build a Culture of Health, enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now, and for generations to come.
PURPOSE: The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars program is to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.
The Future of Nursing Scholars program aims to ensure that the nation has a diverse and well-trained leadership and workforce to build a Culture of Health across this country in which good health flourishes across all demographics, where being healthy and staying that way are esteemed social values and where everyone has access to affordable, quality health care. In order to achieve these goals, we need to prepare a cadre of researchers, innovators, policymakers, nurse leaders and faculty. In addition, the Future of Nursing Scholars program advances the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendation—from the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report—to double the number of nurses in the United States with doctoral degrees. Program funds should be used to increase the number of PhD students in nursing that are admitted to the selected schools.
Schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are eligible to apply for the program. As described by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools, “the purposes of the research-focused doctoral degree are to prepare for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry, creative scholarship, and research; provide preparation that leads to careers in government, business, and industry as well as academia; and result in extension of knowledge.”
Selected schools will choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars. The school must be committed to facilitating the scholar’s completion of the PhD in three academic years. The scholars selected by the school must also be committed to completing their PhD program in three academic years. Program alumni who plan to enter faculty roles after graduation will be eligible to apply for a one-year postdoctoral award selected on a competitive basis. The Future of Nursing Scholars will form long-lasting relationships and networks with other scholars in this program, as well as with scholars and fellows in other RWJF programs—situating them as a formidable group of health care leaders.
CONTACT: Heather J. Kelley-Thompson, (215) 898-9836, email: hkelley@nursing.upenn.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/fns2?cid=xem_a8019&rid=bnn9EEQDiNZFW-2igFDMXl2gKhGEsTUVVdhdaVE2UAc
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 7/23/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, nursing

Healthy Living Grant Program
SOURCE: American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/12/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately 25 grants will be awarded. The grant amount maximum is $8,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: In 2014, this program will once again fund projects in the area of Prescription Medication Safety.
Created in 2002, this program provides healthy lifestyles seed grants for grassroots public health programs.
CONTACT: American Medical Association, (800) 621-8335. For more information see http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/ama-foundation/our-programs/public-health/healthy-living-grants.page
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources email, 7/23/14icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, public health

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation Research Grant Program
SOURCE: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due no later than 3/12/15. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by 5/15/15.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $70,000 over two years will be awarded in support of selected projects.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be in a faculty position with authority to hold an independent research grant (not a training position).
PURPOSE: The Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit support organization dedicated to helping people suffering from Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, a multi-system autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by exocrine pancreatic dysfunction and varying degrees of marrow dysfunction with cytopenias. Many associated clinical problems have also been described, including skeletal anomalies, metaphyseal dysostosis, rib abnormalities, cleft palate, dental abnormalities, and others.
The foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for research projects relevant to this rare disease. Any high-quality, innovative research proposal relevant to SDS will be considered. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to investigations of potential novel therapies or potential novel therapeutic strategies; evaluations of predictors of bone marrow abnormalities to determine their correlation with the disease; efforts to determine the causes of and investigate treatments for bone marrow failure and leukemia; evaluations of protocols and regimens for bone marrow transplants; evaluations of causes and investigations of treatments for graft compared with host disease and other infections of post-bone marrow transplants; and investigations related to adult patient presentation, management, and care, including transition from pediatric-centered to adult care.
CONTACT: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation, (888) 825-SDSF (7373), or email: blair@shwachman-diamond.org. For more information see http://www.shwachman-diamond.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=174
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 7/11/14icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Board Essentials
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: August 6, 1 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop provides the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member…and the staff who work with them…should know. Learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s executive leader. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many roles that are required of the board and how to recruit and manage great board members.
COST: $25 members / $50 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success web site, accessed 7/25/14icon

Grants Calendar & Research
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: August 7, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Jump-start your grant writing with these dynamic workshops that can strengthen your skills as an emerging grant writer or development manager of your nonprofit organization. Join us for this session on grantsmanship training focusing on creating a grants calendar and understanding the value and tools for good research. Where do you look for foundation grants and how much should you be asking for? You will learn techniques for writing a good grant case statement--a fundamental element of grants containing the core reasons for support.
COST: $65 members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success web site, accessed 7/25/14icon

Successful Grants Write Now
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: August 14, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Jump-start your grant writing with these dynamic workshops that can strengthen your skills as an emerging grant writer or development manager of your nonprofit organization. What does it take to become a grant writer? This workshop in the three part grantsmanship series will provide you with all the basics you need in prospecting for potential funders, preparing a powerful case statement, developing grant budgets and more. Learn what funders are looking for in your solicitations and how to create grants that stand out in a crowd.
COST: $65 members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: If you have any questions call (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success web site, accessed 7/25/14icon


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