Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 3 Alert # 2 - March 12, 2013

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Your Help Needed with 2011-2012 FIC Client Survey
Just in case you missed our e-mail this past week, please take a few moments to complete the important 2011-2012 Funding Information Center (FIC)Client Survey. Your responses are needed to evaluate the Funding Information Center's services, to direct future services, and to quantify the value of our program.
From 1990 to 2010, the Funding Information Center has helped organizations bring at least $223 million in public and private funding to the state of Texas to support health-related programs and services. This is the FIC's eleventh biennial survey since 1990 and your survey responses will assist the FIC and its mission.
To take the survey, please go to http://fic-survey.questionpro.com.
The survey is completely anonymous and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by March 29, 2013.
From the Funding Information Center, 3/1/13icon

2012-2013 School Health Survey
This is to notify school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of the requirement to complete the 2012-2013 School Health Survey (Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.0141).
TEC authorizes the Texas Education Agency to collect statistics and data related to student physical activity and health. The School Health Survey will gather information on the implementation of school health-related policies and programs. The information will be used to develop reports, respond to legislative inquiries, and create relevant training and technical assistance systems to support districts in implementing school health programs. Access the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchoolHealthSurvey2013. For questions, contact the Curriculum Division, at (512) 463-9581 or healthandsafety@tea.state.tx.us.
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 3/8/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P50): RFA-AG-13-019
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/10/13. Application: 6/11/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIA intends to commit approximately $10 million (total costs) in FY 2013 to fund four to six new and/or renewal grants.
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 National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications from qualified institutions for support of Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs). These centers are designed to support and conduct research on Alzheimer's disease (AD), to serve as shared research resources that will facilitate research in AD and related disorders, distinguish them from the processes of normal brain aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), provide a platform for training, collect biospecimens useful for clinical research, develop novel techniques and methodologies, and translate these research findings into better diagnostic, prevention, treatment and care strategies.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-13-019.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research, aged/seniors

Caregiver Training for Community Based Organizations Serving Caregivers: RFP 539-3-78797
SOURCE: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/2/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on behalf of the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), seeks to contract with up to three service providers to organize and implement caregiver training. The proposed training should be evidence-based or have proven outcome indicators related to effectiveness. The training will be provided to community-based organizations serving caregivers and must provide participants with the information and skills they need to replicate and disseminate training to caregivers. The training should also promote ease of replication and dissemination to a large audience representing a broad geographic region. At least one training curriculum will be selected to serve caregivers of children with special needs, in accordance with the specifications contained in this Request for Proposals ("RFP").
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Elizabeth Ward, (512) 206-5416, e-mail: elizabeth.ward@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=104565
From Electronic State Business Daily Web site, accessed 3/5/13icon
Subject(s) caregiver assistance

Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44): RFA-EB-13-002
SOURCE: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/23/13. Application: 5/23/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2 million fpor an unnamed number of awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes. Appropriate medical technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to those who need them.
CFDA: 93.286, 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-13-002.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) health disparities, technology

NIH Director’s Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7): RFA-RM-12-022
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/10/13. Application: 5/10/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $6,750,000 in FY 2013. Approximately 10 to 15 awards are anticipated, contingent upon availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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, nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to seek, identify and support bold and innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, such that training programs reflect the range of career options that trainees (regardless of funding source) ultimately may pursue and that are required for a robust biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research enterprise.
CFDA: 93.310
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-12-022.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training

Orthotics for Pediatric Populations (STTR) (R41): RFA-HD-14-028
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/30/13. Application: 7/31/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to fund an estimate of six to eight awards, corresponding to a total of $1.5 million for fiscal year 2014 between this RFA and the companion SBIR FOA (RFA-HD-14-029).
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites STTR Phase I applications to design, build, and test novel orthotics that capitalize on the plasticity of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems in growing children to reduce musculoskeletal abnormalities and improve function in children with disabilities.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-028.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, children's health, adolescent health, disabilities, technology

Orthotics for Pediatric Populations (SBIR) (R43): RFA-HD-14-029
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/30/13. Application: 7/31/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to fund an estimate of six to eight awards, corresponding to a total of $1,5 million for fiscal year 2014 between this RFA and the companion Phase I STTR (RFA-HD-14-028).
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites SBIR Phase I applications to design, build, and test novel orthotics that capitalize on the plasticity of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems in growing children to reduce musculoskeletal abnormalities and improve function in children with disabilities.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-029.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, children's health, adolescent health, disabilities, technology

Partnerships for Biodefense (R01): RFA-AI-13-013
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/2/13. Application: 7/2/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIAID intends to commit $20 million in total costs in FY 2014 to fund 10 to 15 applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications for projects that support preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant.
CFDA: 93.855; 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-013.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) biodefense/bioterrorism, medical research, technology

Research Networks for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (U54): RFA-GM-14-005
SOURCE: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/30/13. Application: 5/30/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NIGMS intends to commit $1,500,000 total costs in FY 2014.
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 establish inter-disciplinary collaborative research networks to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells.
CFDA: 93.859
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-14-005.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Small Business Innovation Research on Rare Musculoskeletal, Rheumatic and Skin Diseases (SBIR) (R43): RFA-AR-14-005
SOURCE: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/1/13. Application: 8/1/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations, and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose preclinical studies to advance the development of biomarkers or treatments for rare musculoskeletal, rheumatic or skin diseases. Rare diseases have a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States. Also eligible for potential funding through this initiative are studies of FDA-designated orphan products for musculoskeletal, rheumatic or skin diseases.
CFDA: 93.846
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-14-005.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/6/13icon
Subject(s) medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Applying Behavioral Economics to Perplexing Health and Health Care Challenges
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/17/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately five awards of up to $200,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: RWJF encourages proposals from a range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, behavioral economics, decision theory, economics, public health, sociology, psychology, marketing, nursing and medicine. Preference will be given to applicants who are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a).
PURPOSE: Through this solicitation, RWJF seeks innovative proposals that apply the principles and frameworks of behavioral economics to persistent and perplexing health and health care problems. We hope to discover new interventions and insight that have potential to dramatically improve the way health care is delivered and health is promoted and preserved. We are particularly interested in supporting experiments that test innovative solutions to the challenge of reducing the use of low-value services in health care. This problem is particularly important given the rising costs and unaffordability of health care in the United States, but has been difficult to impact in part due to perverse incentives in a fee-for-service environment.
CONTACT: For more information on the program and proposal submission requirements, please contact: behealth@upenn.edu. For more information see http://pweb1.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21420&cid=XEM_A6920
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) e-mail, 3/5/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research, health promotion/wellness


Events

Starting a Nonprofit in Texas
SPONSOR: Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: March 29, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 410, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfill their passion and express themselves personally, professionally and organizationally. Our focus is on helping you to think through and then create an EFFECTIVE nonprofit. Simply put, that is an organization that has a clear sense of what it seeks to achieve, develops and implements plans to achieve that mission, and then strives for continuous improvement.
This is a two hour live overview of the issues that ought to be addressed and the processes that are required to establish a Texas Nonprofit Corporation and then to obtain 501(c)(3) charitable designation from the Internal Revenue Service.
COST: $5.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From CCBNO ACC Web site, accessed 3/7/13icon

Effective Grant Writing
SPONSOR: Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: April 24, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Austin Community College - Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 301, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: A one-day complete “nuts and bolts” guide to grant proposal development and management of critical proposal development processes. Participants will develop a detailed outline of a full grant proposal and develop logical and compelling narrative and spreadsheets in the challenging sections of needs assessments, objectives, evaluation and budget. Participants will also develop strategies for researching, cultivating, communicating, and building partnerships with foundation, corporation, and government funders.
Additionally, the workshop will cover “important yet rarely-discussed” topics such as writing and editing styles, expectations and measurement of a successful grant writing program, the relationship of grants to overall organizational fundraising, the role of management and volunteer leadership in grant-development initiatives, and organizational team-building to support grant proposal development. Comprehensive handouts and online resources are provided.
COST: $75 members / $99 non-members.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051, e-mail: lisa.dent@austincc.edu.
From CCBNO ACC Web site, accessed 3/7/13icon


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