Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 12 Alert # 3 - December 17, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
The Funding Information Center will distribute the December 24 Funding Alert on Friday, December 20 and we will not publish a Funding Alert on Tuesday, December 31 due to the holidays.
We will return to our normal distribution schedule the following week with the January 7, 2014 issue.
Happy Holidays from the Funding Information Center staff!
From the Funding Information Center, 12/10/13icon

Time Management Important for Nonprofit Boards
No matter how you calculate it, board meetings are expensive. Staff spends substantial time preparing for, attending, and following up on them. Between preparations, driving, attending, and returning to homes or offices, each board member devotes at least three hours to every meeting.
How can you make your meetings worthy of these investments? Make gold by planning for them. Think of them as mini special events. Adopt the following procedure:
1. Timeframe. Plan meetings for 90 minutes or less. This keeps energy high. It inspires focus.
2. Prioritize. At most, request three quality decisions per meeting. Which three decisions are the most important this month? For help organizing priorities, adopt this exercise.
3. Organize. To achieve your objectives, organize agenda items in a logical sequence. For instance, discuss plans to receive planned gifts before discussing a workshop on wills.
4. Note. Indicate time estimates on the agenda. Announcing estimates indicates priorities and promotes peer sanctioning of the verbose.
5. Balance. Evaluate the logic of your time investments. All things being equal, keep discussions brief about a special event that will net $5,000, and save your time for discussions about a $50,000 corporate gift.
6. Details. Establish tactics for each agenda item. How will you quickly frame it? What questions will you ask? Predict what questions the board may ask. Plan answers.
7. Add This. Include at least one opportunity for board members to hold one-on-one conversations with others. Adding a group exercise may seem like a surefire way to torpedo your timeframe. However, directed five-minute conversations build relationships, are enjoyable, and precede insightful group discussions. Everyone starts them knowing the opinion of at least one other person on a topic.
8. Check. Study your draft agenda from a macro viewpoint. Are the issues and questions raised strategic or management oriented? Unless you seek management help, adjust your questions to reflect strategy.
9. Leftovers. Besides the top three priorities, the board will still need education about other items. First, reduce these to the essentials. Adding more will make staff feel safer, but this safety comes at the cost of burdening the board. How will you distribute remaining items? Weekly emails? Surveys? Consent agendas? What will you send in advance besides the agenda? What will you bring to the meeting?
10. Share. My son just completed a course before studying abroad. He expected to read a book and be told what to pack. Instead, his professor sent a syllabus that laid out a standard seventy-hour course. My son reset his expectations. Your board members will appreciate similar guidance as you refine your meetings to create more gold. Share the changes and why you’re making them.
As a nonprofit leader, you can help your board to maximize the benefit they make for your nonprofit. Plan your meetings and create gold.
From Texas Non Profits e-mail, 12/9/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Discovery of Molecular Targets for Pregnancy-Related/Induced Diseases and Development of Therapeutics to Prevent/Treat These Diseases (SBIR) (R43/R44): RFA-HD-14-031
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/27/14. Application: 2/27/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to support four to 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications that will identify molecular targets for pregnancy associated/induced disorders and will lead to the development of new safer and more effective medications for use in pregnancy.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-031.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/10/13icon
Subject(s) woman's health, children's health, medical research

Discovery of Molecular Targets for Pregnancy-Related/Induced Diseases and Development of Therapeutics to Prevent/Treat These Diseases (STTR) (R41/R42): RFA-HD-14-032
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/27/14. Application: 2/27/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $500,000 in FY 2014 to support two to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications that will identify molecular targets for pregnancy associated/induced disorders and will lead to the development of new safer and more effective medications for use in pregnancy.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-032.html
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Subject(s) woman's health, children's health, medical research

Harvesting the Neuroimaging Cornucopia for Pancreatic Islet Imaging Reagents for Diabetes Research (DP3): RFA-DK-13-024
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/20/14. Application: 2/20/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK and NIBIB intend to commit $1 million in FY2014 to fund two to three 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourage DP3 applications from institutions/organizations to allow researchers with access to major clinical nuclear molecular imaging facilities to screen their libraries of existing positron emission tomography (PET) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) neuroimaging agents that are already approved for use in human subjects research in order to find tools to enhance in vivo study of the beta cells of the human pancreatic islet. Diabetes ensues with the loss or dysfunction of beta cells and the inability to monitor their mass is an enormous barrier to understanding the natural history of human diabetes or the course of disease in an individual patient. Because human pancreatic islet beta cells are distinct from those of rodent models of diabetes and yet have many of the neurotransmitter systems found in the human brain, screening of existing human neuroimaging agents directly in human subjects and human tissues may be a cost-efficient way to identify promising beta cell imaging agents. Archived PET/SPECT scans of human abdomen or dosimetry data may be useful to identify imaging agents that are retained in human pancreas. Excess neuroimaging agent made for a human brain study could be tested in human pancreas tissue slices and isolated human islets. An image of the abdominal region could be obtained from human subjects at the conclusion of their neuroimaging research protocol, in order to ascertain signal and therefore potential specific binding in the pancreas. Promising agents identified in any of these or similar screens would likely need to be further developed for imaging pancreatic islet cell mass, function, or disease state.
CFDA: 93.847, 93.286
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-024.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/10/13icon
Subject(s) technology, diabetes, medical research

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3): RFA-DK-13-022
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/19/14. Application: 2/19/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit an estimated total of $8 Million in FY 2014 to fund three to four applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under). At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-022.html
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Subject(s) children's health, diabetes, medical research

Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01): RFA-ES-13-014
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/28/14. Application: 2/28/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $3 million total costs in FY 2015 to fund five 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), and Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
PURPOSE: The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-13-014.html
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Subject(s) environmental health, health professions training

Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Type 1 Diabetes Management in Adults (DP3): RFA-DK-13-023
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 1/19/14. Application: 2/19/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $5 Million in FY 2014 to fund one to two 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 goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research that will identify barriers and facilitators to good diabetes self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes. The results from this research should inform future intervention research in adults with type 1 diabetes.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-023.html
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Subject(s) diabetes, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications for Arthur Flagler Fultz Award
SOURCE: American Music Therapy Association
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/2/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $15,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the project’s primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.
The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments. The fund supports research in the field of music therapy, with a focus on clinical research and health services research.
1) Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice in the field.
2) Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models.
CONTACT: American Music Therapy Association, (301) 589-3300. For more information see http://www.musictherapy.org/research/fultz/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Campus Health Initiatives
SOURCE: American College Health Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One or more grants of $2,500 will be announced at the 2014 ACHA Annual Meeting, May 28 - June 1, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
ELIGIBILITY: Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association individual members or employed at an ACHA member institution are eligible to apply. If an applicant is not an individual member but is employed at a member institution, the institution’s individual member representative must also sign the application.
PURPOSE: The American College Health Foundation, the charitable arm of the American College Health Association, is accepting applications for grants in support of campus initiatives that foster positive Health Campus 2020 outcomes for a campus community.
ACHA's Healthy Campus 2020 serves as a framework for improving the health of all students, faculty, and staff on campuses nationwide. Strategies recommended in Healthy Campus 2020 guidelines extend beyond traditional interventions of education, diagnosis, treatment, and health care at the clinical level. Through the collaborative efforts of colleagues in health, academic, student affairs, and administrative departments, institutions of higher education can foster healthy environments and behaviors. Healthy Campus 2020 resources include ten-year national objectives for students and faculty/staff, an action model using the ecological approach, and an implementation toolkit based on the MAP-IT (mobilize, assess, plan, implement, and track) framework. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that result in sustained mobilization and engagement of campus partners to achieve the goals of Healthy Campus 2020.
CONTACT: Marthea J. Proudfoot, (410) 914-5575, e-mail: mproudfoot@acha.org. For more information see http://www.acha.org/ACHF/HC2020_award.cfm
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health policy research

Center for Retirement Research Accepting Proposals for Research and Policy Projects
SOURCE: Center for Retirement Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to two grants of $45,000 will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s proposal and proposed budget.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within one year of the award. A select group of grant winners will be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore.
PURPOSE: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is accepting proposals for its annual Steven H. Sandell grant program in the field of retirement research and policy.
Funded by the United States Social Security Administration, the program provides opportunities for scholars from any academic discipline and senior scholars working in a new area to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Priority areas include Social Security, macroeconomic analyses of Social Security, wealth and retirement income, program interactions, international research, and demographic research.
CONTACT: Center for Retirement Research e-mail: crr@bc.edu. For more information see http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health policy research, aged/seniors

Grants for Small Organizations that Support Women and Children
SOURCE: eWomenNetwork Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Individual grants of $6,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations must have been in existence for over three years and have an annual budget of over $25,000 and under $1 million. Organizations affiliated with a national organization will not be considered for a grant.
PURPOSE: The eWomenNetwork Foundation aims to encourage an environment of caring, healing, and growth for women and children by helping them to achieve optimum potential in all spheres of their lives. To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects designed to improve the emotional and financial well-being of women and children.
The foundation awards individual grants to small entrepreneurial organizations that address the health, wellness, and/or safety of underprivileged women and/or children. In addition to the cash grants, the foundation will sponsor a representative of each recipient organization to attend a special grants program at the eWomenNetwork International Conference and Business Expo in Dallas.
CONTACT: Please send an e-mail to Foundation@eWomenNetwork.com. For more information see http://www.ewomennetworkfoundation.org/Give_Grants_Process.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) women's health, children's health

Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities
SOURCE: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $15,000 per award.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must either be AACAP members or have a membership application pending (not paid by the award) and agree to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for AACAP’s 62nd Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October 26 – November 1, 2015. In addition, candidates must be board eligible/certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, enrolled in a child psychiatry residency or fellowship program and have a faculty appointment in an accredited medical school, or be in a fully accredited child and adolescent psychiatry clinical research or training program.
At the time of application, candidates may not have more than two years' experience following graduation from residency/fellowship training. In addition, candidates must not have any previous significant, individual research funding in the field of child and adolescent mental health. These include NIMH/NIH Funding (Small Grants, R-01) and similar foundation or industry research funding.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking applications for the AACAP Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities.
Supported by the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, the program provides an annual award to child and adolescent psychiatry residents and junior faculty who have an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. The program is designed to support a young investigator at a critical stage, encouraging a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research.
The award recipient is encouraged to work with a child and adolescent psychiatric investigator with expertise in his or her particular area of interest.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Resident_and_ECP_Awards/AACAP_
Pilot_Research_Award_for_Learning_Disabilities.aspx

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/6/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, mental health, medical research


Events

Writing the Case Statement Clinic
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: January 14, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: CNM West Office, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Case Statement - A Powerful Nonprofit Tool
In this workshop style class, learn how to prepare and use the case statement -- one of the most powerful tools in nonprofit management and fundraising.
Many organizations have difficulty communicating their goals and client needs to prospective donors. The development of a case statement lays the foundation for personal solicitations, direct mail campaigns, written proposals, speeches, brochures and even communications with the media.
It is recommended that at least two people from each organization participate.
COST: $100 members / $150 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
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Board Member Boot Camp
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: January 14, 2 to 7 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: There are fundamentals every board member should understand before serving on a board. In this one session participants will receive a comprehensive foundation in nonprofit governance so they are armed with the knowledge needed to responsibly serve their community.
This session will address these fundamentals in a three-prong approach toward Effective Nonprofit Board Governance:
* Roles & Responsibilities
* Financial Oversight
* Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
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Financials, Audits & the 990
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: January 16, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Do you cringe at the thought of the annual budget, figuring out cash flow, and working with the auditor? And then there's the 990...This session focuses on the connection between all of your financial statements, while making the audit and 990 process relatively painless...it's all in the prep work!
Target audience: executive directors, board treasurers, finance, or audit chairs; other staff responsible for managing the organizational daily financial operations.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
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