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2014 GRANT & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research National Institutes of Health - Department of Health and Human Services

Closing Date for Applications: Mar 13, 2014

Agency Name:
National Institutes of Health
Description:
The NIH Research Education Program (R25)
supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce . To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development and Mentoring Activities.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-021.html
2. Ascend Educational Fund
 
Ascend Educational Fund ( www.ascendfundny.org ) will provide two-year or four-year college scholarships to promising immigrant students in New York City, who were either born outside the US or have two parents born outside the U.S., in the range of $2,500-$20,000. We will begin accepting scholarship applications online on January 15, and the deadline is March 25, 2014.

Scholarship Criteria
Students will be eligible for the scholarships if they:
- Were born outside the United States or have two parents born outside U.S.
- Will graduate from a high school in New York City
- Will enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2014-2015
- Demonstrate qualities traditionally valued by the immigrant community: hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance in the face of adversity, academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to one's community
Deadline: March 25, 2014
Finalists selected for an interview will be notified: May 3/4, 2014
Interviews held: May 10/11 & 17/18, 2014, each finalist must attend in person for consideration.

For more information and to obtain an application, Please click the link below:
http://ascendfundny.org/scholarship/

3. Department of Health and Human Services
Limited Competition: Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Program Project on Behavioral Interactions and Intervention


Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 15, 2014

Description:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is limited to renewal applications for a program project grant to conduct cross-cutting research on alcohol and HIV/AIDS. Through this FOA, NIAAA seeks to encourage research that can be translated into interventions in order to reduce infection and transmission of HIV. These critical goals are consistent with the FY2013 Trans-NIH Plan For HIV-Related Research

(http://www.oar.nih.gov/strategicplan/fy2013/index.asp).

This limited competition FOA solicits applications from current awardees of the Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Program Project on Behavioral Interactions and Intervention (P01).

4. Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: May 15, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness or HIV-infection.

The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA Native Americans include the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area which now comprises the State of Hawaii.


For more information regarding the grant, please click the link below: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-346.html
5. Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

Sponsor:
National Institutes of Health

Deadline: September 8, 2014

The Healthy Habits Small Grant Program funds research that identifies mechanisms of influence and/or promotes positive sustainable health behaviors in children and youth. Positive health behaviors may include practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced diet, and engaging in physical activity while applications to promote these behaviors should target social and cultural factors such as schools, families, and communities.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-328.html

6. NeuroNEXT Infrastructure Resource Access (X01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Oct 21, 2014

This FOA encourages proposals for biomarker validation trials or exploratory clinical trials of drugs, biologics, surgical therapies or devices that may contribute to the justification for and provide the data required to design a future trial to confirm efficacy (i.e., a Phase III trial) in the treatment of neurologic disease. Proposals for drugs or biologics should provide compelling scientific evidence that the investigational agent proposed for study will reach/act upon the designated target or that its mechanism of action is such that it will be of benefit in ameliorating a specific aspect of the disease.

For more information, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-344.html

7. Development of Mathematical Cognition and Reasoning and the Prevention of Math Learning Disabilities (R21) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: January 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate innovative, multidisciplinary research on the cognitive, neuroplasticity, genetic and environmental factors involved in math learning and learning disabilities. This research will advance our knowledge of the factors that contribute to the development, advancement, and impairment of mathematical cognition, including the ability to apprehend and reason about magnitude, number, temporal and spatial relationships, and concomitantly provide the evidence base to inform the design of effective (i.e., efficacious in "real world" contexts) interventions for the remediation and/or prevention of mathematical learning disabilities (MLD).

For more information regarding this grant, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-246.html

8. Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (R01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research on the implications of exogenous shocks, such as those produced by the recent economic downturn, for health, economic circumstances, and planning throughout the life-cycle.

Link to full announcement:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-009.html

9. Tobacco Control Regulatory Research - R03 - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage biomedical and behavioral research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using funds made available through CTP and the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P.L. 111-31). Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant in informing the FDA's regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.

Link to additional information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-268.html 

10. Women's Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (R01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: May 7, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to womens mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period.Priority areas include basic and clinical neuroscience, studies of clinical course, epidemiological factors and risk factors, as well as interventions and services research.The NIMH, NICHD, and NIDA are committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy.Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families.

Link to Additional Information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-216.html

11. Effects of Adolescent Binge Drinking on Brain Development (R21) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: May 07, 2015


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) applications proposing to conduct mechanistic studies on the effects of adolescent binge alcohol consumption on synaptic maturation and myelin formation in the developing brain.

For more information, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-028.html
12. Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions Among Cancer Survivors (R01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Sept. 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages transdisciplinary and translational research that will identify specific biological or biobehavioral pathways through which physical activity and/or weight control (either weight loss or avoidance of weight gain) may affect cancer prognosis and survival.


Research applications must test the effects of physical activity or weight control or both interventions on biomarkers of cancer prognosis among cancer survivors identified by previous animal or observational research, which may include but are not limited to intervention-induced changes in sex hormones, insulin or insulin-like growth factors or their binding proteins, insulin resistance, glucose metabolism, leptin and other adipokines, immunologic or inflammatory factors, oxidative stress and DNA damage or repair capacity, angiogenesis, or prostaglandins.

Link to additional information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-228.html 

13. NICHD Research Short Courses (R25) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: September 7, 2015

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for grants to develop and conduct short-term research education programs to improve the knowledge and skills of a broad-based community of biomedical and behavioral researchers conducting research on reproductive, developmental, behavioral, social, and rehabilitative processes that determine the health and well-being of newborns, infants, children, adults, families, and populations. The program should include both didactic and hands-on experiences. If appropriate, the program may include activities to disseminate course materials and instructional experience to the scientific community. Programs focusing on uses of model organisms are encouraged.

For more information regarding this grant, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-207.html

14. Renal Function and Chronic Kidney Disease in Aging (R01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: September 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health, invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and translational research on chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its consequences in aging and in older persons. Applications should focus on the 1) biology and pathophysiology of CKD in animal models; 2) etiology and pathophysiology of CKD in older adults; 3) epidemiology and risk factors for the development of CKD with advancing age; and/or 4) diagnosis, medical management and clinical outcomes of CKD in this population. Research supported by this initiative should enhance knowledge of CKD and its consequences in older adults and provide evidence-based guidance in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of CKD in older persons.

For more information on this grant, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-211.html

15. Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Dec. 9, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The FOA is intended to support pilot, feasibility or exploratory research for up to 2 years in 4 priority areas, including: 1) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive medical system issues (e.g. opportunities to understand addiction services in the evolving health care system); 2) responses to emerging drug abuse-related HIV trends and topics (e.g. rapidly evolving drug abuse-related epidemics, time-sensitive policy or environmental changes); 3) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive criminal justice opportunities (e.g. new system and/or structural level changes) that relate to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service; and 4) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive prescription drug abuse opportunities (e.g., new state or local efforts). It should be clear that the knowledge gained from the proposed study is time-sensitive and that an expedited rapid review and funding are required in order for the scientific question to be answered.

For more information, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-297.html

16. Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS (R01) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: Jan. 7, 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications to examine the drug abuse aspects of HIV/AIDS, including research on drug-related risk behaviors, addiction and HIV disease, and drug use/HIV-related co-morbidities and consequences. Applications are needed to identify and predict changes in the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among injection and non-injection drug users and among their sexual partners; to develop and test interventions for primary and secondary HIV prevention, including drug treatment interventions; to improve HIV testing, counseling, and treatment services for those living with HIV/AIDS; and to address basic mechanisms involved in HIV infection and AIDS pathogenesis in the context of drug abuse and addiction.

For more information, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-293.html

17. Effects of In Utero Alcohol Exposure on Adult Health and Disease (R21) - National Institutes of Health

Deadline: May 7, 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is intended to support novel research on how prenatal alcohol exposure may contribute to the etiology of chronic diseases and health conditions later in life. Central to this theme is the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) concept which suggests that fetal adaptations in response to adverse intrauterine conditions may increase the risk for childhood and adulthood disease. The goal of this FOA is to stimulate a broad range of research to: 1) leverage existing prospective birth cohorts to define the role of maternal alcohol consumption in the DOHaD process; 2) investigate the biological, cellular, and molecular mechanisms by which prenatal alcohol exposure may impact disease outcomes later in life; and 3) identify biomarkers associated with gestational alcohol exposure that may predict adult disease susceptibility in exposed offspring. Studies supported by this FOA will provide fundamental insights into a possible fetal-basis to adult disease that is influenced by maternal alcohol use.

For more information, click the link below:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-292.html

18. Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund - American Heart Association & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

The purpose of this funding is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. This funding is mostly targeted at passage of new public policy, however proposals for defense of existing critical policy as well as addressing policy implementation deficiencies are also eligible.
Grants of $15,000 to $100,000 are available to select applicants. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. All potential applicants are encouraged to contact the fund to discuss interest prior to applying.

Please contact The American Heart Association for more information and to apply for this funding.

19. Child Health Grants - UnitedHealthCare Children's Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

The Child Health Grants provide financial relief for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items the child needs and what commercial health benefit plans will pay for.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to select applicants. Individuals and families are eligible to apply.

For more information and to apply for this funding, visit: http://www.uhccf.org/apply_applicant.html

20. Women's Shelters that Permit Pets - American Kennel Club Humane Fund

Deadline: Quarterly

The American Kennel Club Humane Fund, the charitable arm of the American Kennel Club, works to unite a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach, and grant making. The fund is accepting grant applications from women's shelters that permit pets.

The Fund's Women's Shelter grants are awarded for essential operational support related to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets. To be eligible, organizations must provide temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets, or provide temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse and have a formal, established working relationship with at least one nonprofit shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants may not be used for fundraising purposes.

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and must be postmarked by the following dates: February 15, May 15, August 15, or November 15.

See the American Kennel Club Web site for eligibility and application guidelines at:
http://images.akc.org/humane_fund/GrantApp_Women.pdf
21. New York State Health Foundation Invites Applications for Special Projects Fund

Through its Special Projects Fund, the foundation will award grants of up to $400,000 to nonprofit and for-profit organizations with a significant presence in New York State that are working on coordinated interventions over a specified period of time that achieve measurable results. Special projects typically fall within the $250,000 range. The foundation gives preference to projects that have a large-scale statewide or region-wide impact on New York State's healthcare system.
  
See more at:

http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4333-new-york-state-health-foundation-invites-applications-for-special-projects-fund#sthash.W7AJcZu5.dpuf

22. Hunter College Seeks Nominations for Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize
  
Each recipient receives a $10,000 award. When presented to an individual, $5,000 is payable to the initiative the person is being honored for or to the organization he/she is affiliated with, and $5,000 must be used for personal development.
  
See more at: http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4331-hunter-college-seeks-nominations-for-joan-h.-tisch-community-health-prize#sthash.wIgyIOgn.dpuf

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