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At least one in ten billionaires have donated for COVID-19 relief

More than 10 percent of the world’s nearly three thousand billionaires made a philanthropic commitment in support of COVID-19 response and relief efforts between January and May, a report from Wealth-X finds.

According to Billionaire Census 2020 (33 pages, PDF), billionaires who have donated or pledged support to help address the impacts of the pandemic were more likely than other billionaire philanthropists to be in the tech industry (15.7 percent vs. 9.1 percent) and were more likely to be under the age of 50 (14.9 percent vs. 9.6 percent), to be self-made (71.3 percent vs. 61.3 percent), and to be wealthier (with an average net worth of $11.4 billion vs. $8 billion). In addition, the share of women was larger among COVID-19 donors, and those women were more likely to be self-made than other female billionaire philanthropists (29 percent vs. 12 percent). At the same time, the study found that those who inherited their wealth, 12.4 percent of all billionaires, were more likely than self-made billionaires to list philanthropy as a top interest (63.3 percent vs. 50.2 percent). 

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 9, 2020.

 

Governor Abbott Allocates Emergency Education Relief Funding for Texas Higher Education

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the State of Texas will invest $57 million in federal funds to maintain the state’s need-based financial aid programs and keep more students enrolled at their colleges and universities. The investment of federal funds, advanced by Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, and legislative budget writers Senators Jane Nelson and Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and Representatives Giovanni Capriglione and Oscar Longoria, will offset potential coronavirus-related cuts to key state financial aid programs, including TEXAS Grants, Texas Educational Opportunity Grants, and Tuition Equalization Grants.

From Office of the Texas Governor website, accessed July 8, 2020.

 

 

Public Funding Opportunities

 

2021 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity Corporation for National & Community Service

SOURCE: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: CNCS anticipates approximately $17.8 Million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Competition awards. The actual level of funding is subject to the availability of annual appropriations and the scope of the projects. CNCS expects to make awards in the range of $50,000 to $518,000. CNCS proposes making three-year grant awards. It generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation based on a one-year project period. Awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.

ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities (as defined in 2 CFR §200.69) are eligible to apply:

PURPOSE: The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. RSVP volunteers tutor children, renovate homes, assist victims of natural disasters, provide independent living services, recruit and manage other volunteers and serve in their communities in many other ways. RSVP volunteers choose how, where and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week. Grants will help individuals and communities prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate disasters and increase community resiliency. Activities may include assisting in disaster preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation.

CFDA: 94.002

CONTACT: National Service Hotline. Phone: 800-942-2677. Email: 2021 RSVP@cns.gov. Applicants can also ask a question by using the Ask a Question WebForm. Applicants should refer to CNCS Funding Opportunities for instructions on how to respond to this notice.

For more information, go to nationalservice.gov/rsvpcompetition.

A series of webinars on how to apply will also be available.

From Corporation for National & Community Service Daily Digest Bulletin email, July 2, 2020.

Subject(s): disaster assistance, aged/seniors, volunteerism.

 

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care

(R21 – Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-503

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 8, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission 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.
  • 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory or developmental research grant applications to develop new tools, methods and models focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA covers studies in a variety of settings including hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty medical or surgical wards, intensive care units and emergency departments), post-acute care settings, outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices, patients’ homes and other residential settings, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices and other healthcare or community settings. This FOA encourages both prospective studies and analyses of existing datasets, health and medical records, claims data or other sources. Leveraging ongoing cohorts, intervention studies, networks, data and specimen repositories and other existing research resources and infrastructure are encouraged. Study designs may include observational approaches, quasi-experimental designs and limited interventional studies where feasible for this R21 mechanism.   

CFDA: 93.866, 93.361, 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=299448.

From Grants.gov website, accessed July 8, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research, aging/seniors.

 

Clinical Studies of Orphan Products Addressing Unmet Needs of Rare Diseases (R01): RFA-FD-21-001

SOURCE: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 6, 2020 by 10:59 p.m. CST, Oct. 5, 2021 by 10:59 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for eight 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 funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to fund well-controlled studies in support of a new indication or change in labeling of products to address unmet needs in rare diseases or conditions. Through the funding of efficient and innovative clinical studies evaluating safety or efficacy, or both, FDA expects to increase the number of treatments for rare diseases with an unmet medical need and exert a broad and positive impact on rare disease drug development. 

CFDA: 93.103

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=324689.

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, July 8, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research.

 

Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous System Reservoirs

(R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PA-17-084): PA-20-151

SOURCE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research grant applications studying mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence and eradication strategies specifically focused on the central nervous system (CNS) in the context of viral suppression. Basic and translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged but not required. Applications focused on HIV-associated CNS comorbidities and treatment should apply to the companion FOA PA-20-149.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Earliest submission date: Aug. 7, 2020.

Due date: Sept. 7, 2020. All applications are due by 5 p.m. 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:

  • 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research grant applications studying mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence and eradication strategies specifically focused on the central nervous system (CNS) in the context of viral suppression. Basic and translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged but not required. Applications focused on HIV-associated CNS comorbidities and treatment should apply to the companion FOA PA-20-149.

CFDA: 93.242, 93.273, 93.279

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/PA-20-151.html.

From Grants.gov website, accessed July 8, 2020.

Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, medical research.

 

Network for Identification, Evaluation, and Tracking of Older Persons with Superior Cognitive Performance for Their Chronological Age (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AG-21-015

SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 1, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 1, 2020. 

$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $3.8 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund one award.

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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to establish a network to identify, evaluate, track and conduct research across multiple sites on older adults with superior cognitive performance for their age (“cognitive super agers”). The activity would support aggregation of sufficient numbers of these individuals to advance the field’s understanding of factors that promote sustained cognitive health and those that are not of primary importance. Uniform identification and uniform data collection will allow the study of the behavioral, neurological, health, genetic, environmental and lifestyle profiles that lead to sustained cognitive and brain function in advanced age. Where extant data exists, harmonization protocols would need to be developed to make use of all currently available data. Provision of protocols to obtain brain tissue at autopsy would be an important component.

CFDA: 93.866

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/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-015.html.

From Grants.gov website, accessed July 8, 2020.

Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research.

 

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Emergency Competitive Revisions for Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications Research on COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations:

NOT-OD-20-119

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted beginning on July 8, 2020 for application due dates of Aug. 7, 2020 (5 p.m. local time of the applicant organization) or Sept. 8, 2020 (5 p.m. local time of the applicant organization). Applications received after Sept. 8, 2020 will not be considered. The earliest start date for applications received on or before Aug. 7, 2020 will be Sept. 2020, and for applications received on Aug. 8, 2020 or later will be November 2020. An application submitted in response to this NOSI that is received on Sept. 9, 2020 or later will be withdrawn.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible existing grants that can be revised in response to this NOSI are limited to eligible non-fellowship active research or resource grants and cooperative agreements. Currently funded grantees may apply for work that is related to their funded project, whether within the scope or outside of the scope of the current project, regardless of the time remaining on the current project. Grants currently in a no-cost extension are eligible to apply.

PURPOSE: This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved or vulnerable populations across the United States through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities.

CFDA: Please see the full announcement for the CFDA of related awards. 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/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-119.html.

From Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices email, July 12, 2020.

Subject(s): disaster assistance, health disparities.

 

Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities (R03): PA-17-451

SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 7, 2020. Due date: Sept. 7, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $50,000.

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: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages small research project grants (R03) investigating the incidence, course and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities.  Areas of interest also include studies to inform preconceptional and antenatal counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, management of pregnancy, the puerperium, and the transition to parenthood to optimize outcomes for women with physical, intellectual and developmental or sensory disabilities and their families.  Applicants are encouraged to include women with disabilities and members of the community in the design and conduct of their research

CFDA: 93.865

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=296089.

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

Subject(s): disabilities, women’s health.

 

 

Private Funding Opportunities

 

2021 Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

SOURCE: Conquer Cancer®, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 31, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Oct. 20, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: The ACRA is a three-year grant totaling $450,000 that supports personnel or research expenses and travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. There is funding for one ACRA in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy grant.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • Be a physician (M.D., D.O., or international equivalent) working in any country.
  • Be in the fourth to ninth year of a full-time, primary faculty appointment in a clinical department at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission.
  • Have completed productive post-doctoral/post fellowship research and demonstrated the ability to undertake independent investigator-initiated clinical research.
  • Be an ASCO full member or have submitted a membership application with the grant application.
  • Be able to commit 75 percent of full-time effort in research (applies to total research, not just the proposed project) during the award period.

PURPOSE: The Conquer Cancer Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA) in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy is designed to fund mid-career investigators who are committed to clinical cancer research and who wish to conduct original immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy research not currently funded. This grant award is intended to support research to determine successful therapeutic combination regimens to overcome resistance problems associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The focus of this award is to understand:

  • Mechanisms of resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors.
  • Therapeutic approaches of combining immune checkpoint therapy with neoadjuvant strategies.
  • Novel drug combination strategies with PD-1 inhibitors.

CONTACT: Email: grants@conquer.org.

All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Application Portal.

For more information, go to asco.org/sites/new-www.asco.org/files/content-files/research-and-progress/documents/2021-ACRA-IO-RFP-20-0630.pdf.

From ASCO Foundation website, accessed July 8, 2010.

Subject(s): cancer research, medical research.

 

AHRF Regular Grants

SOURCE: American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 14, 2020

$ AVAILABLE: AHRF typically funds six to ten regular research grants that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. Grants are for $20,000 to $50,000 for one year of research.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., Au.D. or equivalent degrees and be associated with a university or hospital in the United States.

PURPOSE: Proposals should relate to the hearing or balance functions of the ear. Both basic and clinical studies may be proposed that investigate aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants).

CONTACT: Email: info@american-hearing.org.

For more information, go to american-hearing.org/research-grants/grant-process/.

From American Hearing Research Foundation website, accessed July 6, 2020.  

Subject(s): hearing/deafness, medical research.

 

Cigna Foundation Healthier Kids for Our Future: Food Insecurity Grants

SOURCE: Cigna Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2020 by 4pm CST.

$ AVAILABLE: The Healthier Kids for Our Future initiative will fund $5 million in grants in total for both program focus areas.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must:

  • Have 501 (c)(3) status.
  • Not request funding for general operating, special events, endowments or individuals.
  • Serve children (newborns to 12th grade).
  • Have a budget over $250,000.  
  • Participate in the National School Lunch Program.
  • Have at least 70 percent of students eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program.

Applicant organizations must support one of the following:

  • Healthy meals and nutrition education programs outside school hours and during the summer.
  • Provider/clinical led nutrition education programs or food as prescription navigation programming.
  • Food and nutritional programs that provide support for expecting mothers and caregivers.
  • Support for programs that address the needs of pre-school children.

PURPOSE: The Healthier Kids for Our Future initiative addresses childhood hunger and aims to improve nutrition. Research has shown that food insecurity can significantly affect a child’s short and long-term health and may lead to poorer health outcomes later in life. We are looking for programs that attempt to address these and other gaps in delivering food and nutritional education to children. The Cigna Foundation is looking for programs that bracket or augment in-school efforts in the following areas:

  • Community-based programs that support children and families’ access to healthy meals and nutritional education outside the school setting on weekends and during the summer.
  • Food and nutritional programs that provide support for expecting mothers and caregivers.
  • Support for programs that address the needs of pre-school children.
  • Health provider/clinician efforts that provide nutritional education to patients or food as prescription programming.
  • School-based programs that enhance or augment state or federal assistance efforts.

CONTACT: Email: FoundationGrants@Cigna.com.

For more information, go to cybergrants.com/cigna/healthierkidsforourfuture/index.html.

To apply, go to cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question.

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 6, 2020.

Subject(s): nutrition, children’s health.

 

Cigna Foundation Healthier Kids for Our Future: Mental Health Grants

SOURCE: Cigna Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: The Healthier Kids for Our Future initiative will fund $5 million in grants in total for both program focus areas.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must:

  • Have 501 (c)(3) status.
  • Not request funding for general operating, special events, endowments or individuals.
  • Serve children (newborns to 12th grade).

Applicants may be:

  • Teachers.
  • School administrators.
  • School mental health staff.
  • Parents.
  • Guardians.
  • Caregivers.
  • Clinicians.
  • Community organization staff.

Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs:

  • Trauma Informed Practices (TIPS).
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

PURPOSE: In 2019, Cigna launched Healthier Kids for Our Future, a five-year, $25 million initiative to improve the health and well-being of children around the world, with an initial focus on food insecurity, in recognition that regular access to nutritious and sufficient food is the starting point for a healthier, more productive life. In 2020, we are expanding the initiative to include good health and well-being with a focus on mental health.

Our goal is to supplement existing mental health programming and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment to address loneliness, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention. We will fund programs that foster collaboration between stakeholders including school administrators and teachers, clinicians, local and national nonprofits to address mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children.

CONTACT: Email: FoundationGrants@Cigna.com.

For more information and to apply, go to cybergrants.com/cigna/healthierkidsmentalhealth/index.html.

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 6, 2020.

Subject(s):  mental health, children’s health.

 

Faculty Scholars Program

SOURCE: Greenwall Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: Sept. 21, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Jan. 11, 2021.

$ AVAILABLE: Each year the Foundation selects approximately three Greenwall Faculty Scholars to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to carry out a specific research proposal and develop their research program.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be junior faculty members at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment (or other long-term research position outside a university) that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research (often this is a faculty position with at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure-track position or its equivalent). Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure or an equivalent promotion; whose research will have an impact on clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy and practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers.

PURPOSE: The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by scholars and alumni.

CONTACT: Johanna Brownell. Email: jbrownell@greenwall.org.

For more information, go to greenwall.org/faculty-scholars-program/scholars-rfp-2020-1.

From Greenwall Foundation website, accessed July 8, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research, health policy research, ethics.

 

Massage Therapy Foundation Research Award

SOURCE: Massage Therapy Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposal application deadline is now extended to Sept. 1, 2020 at 4 p.m. CST. Full proposal deadline is Dec. 1, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Amount awarded is between $30,000 to $300,000 and must be used in the specific time for which it has been awarded. Funding can be used over the course of multiple years.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must demonstrate experience in the relevant field of research. The applicant must have access to the necessary resources, including the proposed patient population, facilities and other resources.
  • Applicants outside the U.S. are eligible to apply; however, payment of award funds must be accepted by the institution in U.S. dollars.
  • Applicants who are the Principal Investigator on a currently-funded Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) grant are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, health center or other institution (the “Sponsoring Organization”). A Sponsoring Organization must have sufficient facilities as well as human and informational and Institutional Review Board (IRB) resources available to support the proposed research project and to perform the proposed work and expected outcomes.
  • Research Grants are not awarded to individuals.
  • Research Grants will not be awarded to Sponsoring Organizations which employ or otherwise have an ownership or contractual relationship with officers or trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation, members of the Research Proposal Review Committee (“Review Committee”) or any spouses, domestic partners, children, descendant, spouses of descendants or any other individual related to any officers or trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation or to members of the Review Committee.

PURPOSE: Awards are granted to support high quality, independent research which contributes significantly and directly to the knowledge of massage therapy or its application. Basic, applied and translational research studies which investigate massage therapy as a wellness, medical or

health/mental health treatment or prevention intervention are supported.

CONTACT: Gini Ohlson, Executive Director. Phone: 847-905-1520.

Email: gohlson@massagetherapyfoundation.org.

Principal Investigators wishing to apply for a Research Grant must complete the application online.

For more information, go to massagetherapyfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-Research-Award-Guidelines-X.pdf

From Massage Therapy Foundation website, accessed July 9, 2020.

Subject(s): mental health, health promotion/wellness.

 

Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

SOURCE: William T. Grant Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of inquiry (LOI): Aug. 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. CST. Investigators will receive an email notification of staff’s decision within eight weeks of the LOI submission date.

$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $600,000 for up to three years will be awarded.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We do not support or make contributions to building funds, fundraising drives, endowment funds, general operating budgets or scholarships.

PURPOSE: The William T. Grant Foundation is inviting applications for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program, which supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines and methodologies relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of five and 25 in the United States. The foundation prioritizes studies focused on reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status or immigrant origin. It also supports studies from a range of disciplines, fields and methodologies and encourages investigations into various systems, including mental health, justice, housing, child welfare and education.

CONTACT: Phone: 212.752.0071. Email: info@wtgrantfdn.org.

For more information, go to wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants-reducing-inequality.

From William T. Grant Foundation website, accessed July 8, 2020.

Subject(s): children’s health, mental health, health disparities.

 

 

Events

 

Webinar – NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute

SPONSOR: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).

WHEN: Mondays from 2-3:30 p.m. CST starting on Monday July 27, 2020 and ending Monday Sept. 28, 2020. The class will meet on Tuesday Sept. 8 instead of Monday Sept. 7.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: These nine online learning sessions will cover grant writing with a unique rural health focus. Beginners from various agencies wishing to gain the skills to research and draft winning proposals will benefit from the class.

COST: $500. Registration ends July 19, 2020. Class size will be limited

to the first 50 registered students.

For more information, go to nosorh.org/nosorh-grant-writing-institute-2.

For registration, go to web.cvent.com/event.

CONTACT: Beth Kolf. Phone: 888-391-7258 ext. 101. Email: bethk@nosorh.org.

From RHIhub This Week email, July 8, 2020.

 

Webinar – How to Shape Your Strategy at Year’s End

SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 1-2:15 p.m. CST.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: Will donor fatigue set in before this year’s giving season? What kinds of messages will be appropriate, and how can you capture attention, especially if the economy and the nation are still reeling from the pandemic? Join us for a 75-minute webinar for a strategy session that will offer advice on how to plan for what could be one of the most complicated fundraising seasons in decades.

COST: $89. Register before July 30 to get special discount rate of $69.

CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Email: events@philathropy.com.

For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/products/how-to-shape-your-strategy-at-year-s-end.

From Chronicle of Philanthropy Store email, July 9, 2020.

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