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Funding News and Grant Tips

 

Ford and Other Funds Issue Debt So They Can Give More Now

The Ford Foundation plans to issue $1 billion in debt in the form of 30- and 50-year notes, allowing it to distribute at least 10 percent of its assets over the next two years, Darren Walker, Ford’s president, said in an interview with the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Foundation had planned before the crisis to give about $550 million in grants this year. It recruited a group of grant makers to make an unprecedented move to borrow more than $1 billion so they can increase the amount they distribute to nonprofits over the next two years. The plan also involves the MacArthur, Kellogg, Mellon and Doris Duke foundations.

From Chronicle of Philanthropy website, accessed June 11, 2020.

 

Gates Foundation commits $1.6 billion to vaccine alliance

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a five-year, $1.6 billion commitment to GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance in support of efforts to deliver lifesaving vaccines to the world’s poorest countries. Announced at the Global Vaccine Summit 2020 in London, the commitment is included in the $8.8 billion pledged at the summit in support of GAVI’s efforts to reach an additional three hundred million children in vulnerable communities and save eight million lives by 2025.

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 17, 2020.

 

 

Public Funding Opportunities

 

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-CA-20-035

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 4, 2020. Due date: Sept. 4, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for three 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.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States (U.S.). Responsive applications must propose research that will be conducted with PLWH and will inform efforts to reduce the incidence of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality among PLWH. Research may address the behavioral and sociocultural factors and conditions that are associated with cigarette smoking among PLWH and may also address smoking-related health disparities among PLWH, considering the heterogeneity across the various subgroups of PLWH. This FOA aims to support research to systematically test existing evidence-based smoking cessation interventions (e.g., combination of behavioral and pharmacological) or to develop and test adaptations of evidence-based smoking cessation interventions among PLWH. The principal focus of this initiative is on cigarette smoking cessation; however, studies that address dual/poly tobacco product use as part of a cigarette smoking cessation intervention are acceptable. Proposed projects must include prospective, comparative evaluations of the interventions in terms of the rates of cigarette smoking cessation, including sustained abstinence, among current cigarette smokers.

CFDA: 93.279; 93.307; 93.393

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources):

Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327624.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 9, 2020.

Subject(s): smoking/tobacco, HIV/AIDS services.

 

Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional):
RFA-DA-21-009

SOURCE: National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 19, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 19, 2020. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: Issuing institutes and centers (IC) and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $2 million to fund up to three 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.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support (1) research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation or escalation of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use among adolescents; and (2) research on the impact of tobacco control policies, including ENDS-specific policies, on adolescent ENDS use behavior. Of priority is research that is theoretically based and identifies specific risk and protective factors to target through prevention intervention or research on policies that can impact adolescent ENDS use. Particularly, for prevention intervention research (e.g., school, community and clinic-based), collaboration with stakeholders and likely program adopters is required to ensure feasibility for implementation, scalability, dissemination and sustainability. For this funding announcement, individuals as young as 12 and as old as 18 encompass the core target age range. Justification for the specific age or age range of the target population is required, including studies that propose targeting youth outside the core age range.

CFDA: 93.279; 93.399

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources):

Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327741.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 17, 2020.

Subject(s): smoking cessation, medical research.

 

Pilot Projects Increasing the Impact of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products
(PI2 CARBON) (R03 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

SOURCE: Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Thirty days prior to the application due date. Due Date: Oct. 1, 2020; June 1, 2021; Feb. 1, 2022; Sept. 30, 2022. Resubmissions: Oct 15, 2020; June 15, 2021; Feb. 15, 2022; Oct. 14, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon National Institute of Health (NIH) appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications as well as the capacity of the collaborating Centers for Advancing Research on Botanicals and Other Natural Products (CARBON).

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 funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support collaborative pilot research projects focused on potential effects relevant to human health of chemically complex natural products or the causal, molecular mechanisms underlying such effects. A critical element of each proposed project must be collaboration with one or more of the NIH CARBONcenters. More specifically, letters of support describing collaboration with one or more of the U19 Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers awarded pursuant to RFA OD-19-001 by July 2020, must be included at the time of submission. Each proposed pilot project must, with agreement of its collaborating center(s), leverage products used in those centers to extend understanding of their biological effects, or of their causal, molecular mechanisms of action, or increase understanding of other chemically complex natural products through use of methods developed and used in the centers. Research approaches may range from bench through in vitro and non-human animal models to, where feasible and appropriate, obtaining additional feasibility or outcome information from the clinical trials being performed by the CARBON awardees, either through inclusion of additional measures or through secondary analysis of data or specimens.

CFDA: 93.321; 93.213

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources):

Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-228.html.

From NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices email, June 12, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research.

 

Research Training Awards: Academic Research: RFA R-21.1-RTA

SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application Receipt Opening Date: July 8, 2020. Application Receipt Closing Date: Oct. 28, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request a maximum of $800,000 in total costs per year for up to five years. Requests for funds to support construction or renovation will not be approved under this funding mechanism. State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than five percent of the total award amount.

ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based institution of higher education or a component of a university system with appropriately accredited degree-granting training programs. The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a doctoral degree, including M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., Dr.PH., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent, and must be a full-time resident of Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted. An institution may submit only one new or renewal application under this Request for Applications (RFA) during this funding cycle. Please see the full announcement for more details.

PURPOSE: This funding opportunity supports applications for integrated institutional research training programs to support promising individuals who seek specialized training in the area of cancer research. Successful applicant institutions are expected to provide trainees with broad access to research opportunities across disciplinary lines and to maintain high standards for intellectual rigor and creativity.

CFDA: None.

CONTACT:

  • For questions regarding user registration and online submission of applications: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email:Help@CPRITGrants.org.
  • For scientific and programmatic questions: Phone: 512-305-8491. Email:Help@CPRITGrants.org.

For more information, go to cprit.texas.gov/funding-opportunities.

From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, June 18, 2020.

Subject(s): cancer research.

 

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP – NAS): HRSA-20-106

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 20, 2020. 

$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for 30 awards.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
  • Domestic (public or private) entities.
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
  • For-profit organizations.
  • Indian/Native American tribes and tribal organizations.
  • Faith-based or community-based organizations.
  • U.S. territories or possessions.

The applicant organization may be located in an urban or rural area. However, all activities supported by this program must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties, as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer, and serve the target populations. All services provided by the RCORP-NAS grant must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural areas.

PURPOSE: RCORP is a HRSA multi-year initiative aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high-risk, rural communities. The purpose of the RCORP – NAS project is to advance RCORP’s overall goal and reduce the incidence and impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in rural communities by improving systems of care, family supports and social determinants of health.

CFDA: 93.912

CONTACT: For programmatic or technical questions: Monica Rousseau. Phone: 301-945-0928. Email: ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov. For grants management or budget questions: James Padgett. Phone: 301-443-0207. Email:jpadgett@hrsa.gov.

For more information, go to hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-20-106.

From RHIhub email, June 17, 2020.

Subject(s): rural health, children’s health, substance abuse.

 

Service Area Competition Funding for the Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of January 1, 2021).

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 17, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $8.5 million for three awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a public or nonprofit private entity, such as a tribal, faith-based or community-based organization that proposes to offer comprehensive primary care services to an entire service area.

PURPOSE: The Health Center Program provides grants to health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. This program targets the nation’s neediest populations and geographic regions. Areas with a Jan. 1, 2021 project period start date are eligible to apply. Funding is available for Community Health Centers (CHC), Migrant Health Centers (MHC), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) and Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC). Applicants must serve an entire service area listed in HRSA’s Service Area Announcement Table.

CFDA: 93.224

CONTACT: For programmatic or technical assistance questions:

Beth Hartmayer and Chrissy James. Phone: 301-594-4300. Submit questions in writing using their contact form. For business, administrative or fiscal questions: Terry Hatchett. Phone: 301-443-7525. Email: THatchett@hrsa.gov.

For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324915.

From RHIhub website, accessed June 9, 2020.

Subject(s): rural health, health care services.

 

Superfund Research Program Occupational Health and Safety Education Programs on Emerging Technologies (R25 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-ES-15-014): RFA-ES-20-011

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 3, 2020. Due date: Aug. 3, 2020. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: $1.5 million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 for four to six 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).

PURPOSE: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on courses for skills; development; research experiences; curriculum or methods development.

The intent of this announcement is to provide an opportunity to institutions of higher education to develop and offer continuing education courses, research experiences and academic curricula on occupational health and safety management and laboratory practices in the areas of emerging technologies, emerging contaminants or disaster response. Target participants include industrial hygienists, graduate students, post-doctorates and professionals involved in the research, evaluation, management and handling of hazardous substances.

CFDA: 93.143

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources):
  • From Grants.gov website, General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources):

Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-20-011.html.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 9, 2020.

Subject(s): health care training, health professions training.

 

 

Private Funding Opportunities

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Blue Sky Research Grant

SOURCE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 1, 2020. Upon review selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by

Dec. 7, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Up to $500,000 for three years.

ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to researchers from all fields of inquiry.

PURPOSE: The foundation seeks to fund innovative projects in new areas of investigation with potentially high impact for the understanding and prevention of suicide. Open to all fields of inquiry. This funding opportunity supports an innovative, impactful study in an area of suicide research that will achieve significant goals.

CONTACT: Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D. Email: JHarkavyFriedman@afsp.org. Phone: 212-363-3500 ext. 2039.

For more information and to apply, go to afsp.org/research-focus-grants#blue-sky-research-grant.

From American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website, accessed June 16, 2020.

Subject(s): mental health, medical research.

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Focus Grant for Short- Term Risk

SOURCE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 1, 2020. Upon review selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Dec. 7, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Up to $500,000 for three years.

ELIGIBILITY: The foundation encourages collaborative projects with investigators experienced in suicide research. Matching funds or partnering with a large healthcare system is encouraged. The study must be based in the U.S.

PURPOSE: This funding opportunity is open to innovative, potentially high-yield proposals that focus on short-term risk for suicide. Researchers should develop identification or intervention strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings.

CONTACT: Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, Ph.D. Email: JHarkavyFriedman@afsp.org. Phone: 212-363-3500 ext. 2039.

To apply go to afsp.org/research-focus-grants#how-to-apply.

For more information, go to afsp.org/research-focus-grants#short-term-risk.

From American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website, accessed June 16, 2020.

Subject(s): mental health, medical research.

 

David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant

SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $8,500.

ELIGIBILITY: You must be a graduate student or early career researcher

(no more than 10 years postdoctoral); be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. You must have a demonstrated knowledge of anxiety and anxiety research, either basic or clinical. You have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

PURPOSE: The David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers.

CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation. Phone: 202-336-5843. Email:foundation@apa.org.

For more information, go to apa.org/apf/funding/barlow.

From American Psychological Foundation website, accessed June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): mental health, medical research.

 

Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity from Around the Globe

SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 26, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project, including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the grantee section of the website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at evidenceforaction.org/grantees.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be based almost anywhere in the world; however, we will only fund proposals that demonstrate clear applicability to the United States. Research projects should reflect collaborations between U.S- and non-U.S.-based organizations, based on pre-existing relationships that demonstrate a durable and productive partnership. Projects that do not reflect a collaboration between U.S. and non-U.S.-based organizations will not be considered. We will consider lead applicants both within and outside of the United States. Awards will be made to organizations, not individuals. Eligible organizations include academic institutions, public entities, private nonprofit organizations, government agencies and for-profit organizations that have a demonstrated history of administering grant awards and managing project funds. Projects must reflect meaningful representation from the intervention’s developers or administrators, participants or other stakeholders who have direct experience with or contextual knowledge of the intervention.

PURPOSE: The goal of this funding opportunity is to translate and adapt knowledge from around the world to the United States on approaches that can improve health or the determinants of health by improving gender equity. In the United States, determinants of health relate to personal safety, economic opportunity, education access (post-secondary or beyond), supportive workplace and social environments, and protection from bias and discrimination for vulnerable groups. We are especially interested in understanding how to change systems, norms and practices, such as patriarchy and heterosexism, that systematically disfavor women, girls and other groups based on gender or sexual identity. Specifically, we seek to learn from initiatives underway outside the United States whose effectiveness is supported or suggested by empirical evidence and that

have the potential to be adapted and implemented in the United States.

CONTACT: Erin Hagan. Email: evidenceforaction@ucsf.edu. For more information see rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/evidence-for-action.

From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, June 18, 2020.

Subject(s): health policy research, women’s health, global health.

 

Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation (FMD RapSDI)

SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 23, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: Two scholarships of $40,000.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to apply, applicants must be an AAFP member;

a practicing family physician at any stage of career, post-residency; willing to serve as Principal Investigator (PI) of proposed project over 12-month timeline. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with no or little previous research experience.

PURPOSE: The topic or clinic-inspired question should be relevant to family medicine, and generalizable or scalable. The project scope must achievable in less than 12 months and within the available budget of $40,000.

CONTACT: Email: nrn@aafp.org.

For more information, go to

aafp.org/patient-care/studies/family_medicine_discovers.html.

From American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website, accessed June 17, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research.

 

Nationwide Foundation Grant Funding

SOURCE: Nationwide Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Rather than suggesting an amount to request, Nationwide Foundation asks applicants to carefully consider their organization’s needs and greatest priorities while considering other funding that they have secured and determine a request amount based on those factors.

ELIGIBILITY: The foundation is inviting applications for general operating support and project or program support from organizations serving a few communities in the United States. The only city eligible in Texas is San Antonio. Organizations must be tax exempt under paragraph 501(C)(3)

of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. For the extensive list of groups and activities excluded from funding, please go to nationwide.com/nationwide-foundation/what-we-fund/.

PURPOSE: Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in communities and awards grants to support organizations that provide emergency and basic needs and crisis stabilization.

CONTACT: corpcit@nationwide.com.

For more information, go to nationwide.com/personal/about-us

From: Nationwide Foundation website, accessed June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): disaster assistance.

 

SAEM Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design (ARMED) Pilot Grant

SOURCE: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 1, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.

ELIGIBILITY: An applicant for the ARMED Pilot Grant must:

  • Be a member of SAEM in good standing at application deadline and during the entire award period.
  • Have an advanced/doctoral or terminal educational degree (e.g., M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Pharm.D., D.Sc. or equivalent).
  • Hold a university appointment (e.g., faculty, fellow or similar) in or be actively involved (e.g., have an adjunct appointment) with a department or division of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine at the start of the ARMED Pilot Grant award period. Emergency medicine residents in their final year of residency may apply for the ARMED Pilot Grant, subject to the same stipulation of holding a university appointment at the start of the ARMED Pilot Grant award period. The applicant may work as a clinician at an institution other than the host institution or the institution at which the project will be conducted.
  • Not have previously received a SAEMF ARMED Pilot Grant, SAEMF Research Training Grant, an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Research Fellowship Grant, a federally funded individual career development award (K-series or VA CDA) and institutional training grant (K12, KL2, or similar), or a comparable research training grant from another entity, prior to the start of the ARMED Pilot Grant period.

PURPOSE: The SAEMF ARMED Pilot Grant is intended to provide funding to support the development of a scientist in emergency medicine. Its specific goals are to:

  • Provide support to an emergency medicine academician awardee for one year of mentored research experience. The award is intended to support the applicant in obtaining preliminary or pilot data for future grant submissions.
  • Enhance the likelihood of the selection of an academic and research career by the awardee.
  • Encourage the awardee’s academic development and involvement in emergency medicine research.

CONTACT: Email: grants@saem.org. For instructions on how to apply, go tosaem.org/saem-foundation/grants/how-to-apply. For more information, go to saem.org/grants/armed-pilot-grant.

From SAEM Foundation website, accessed June 17, 2020.

Subject(s): emergency medicine, medical research.

 

 

Events

 

Webinar – Quest for Grants Training Series: Find Funding to Support Your Programs!

SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education

WHEN: July 22, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: This workshop covers the characteristics of grantors; what prospective grantors want to know; factors to consider when applying for grants; characteristics of grant application processes; and research tools and sites.

COST: $25 each for attendees from Harris County. $45 for attendees from outside of Harris County. For more information and to register, go to hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/; in Title box, type in Quest for Grants and click search, then click on the July 22 workshop to register.

CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education. Phone: 713-694-6300.

From Harris County Department of Education email, June 12, 2020.

 

Webinar – Quest for Grants Training Series: Grant Writing 101: Government Grants

SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education

WHEN: Aug. 19, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: This workshop covers grant-related definitions, key terms and acronyms; basic components of a grant proposal; proven techniques and tools for pulling a proposal together; review and edit process; and resources that aid in proposal planning, preparation and submission.

COST: $25 each for attendees from Harris County. $45 for attendees from outside of Harris County. For more information or to register, go to hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/; in Title box, type in Quest for Grants and click search, then click on the August 19 workshop to register.

CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education. Phone: 713-694-6300.

From Harris County Department of Education email, June 12, 2020.

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center