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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

 

Grant Opportunities for January 12, 2014 through January 16, 2014

 

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New Federal Health Care Grant Opportunities Announced for:

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·         Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

·         Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

·         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

·         Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

NON-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

CDC: Research to Evaluate the CDC Heads Up Concussion Initiative in Youth Sports

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CE-15-005

Coaches, parents, and athletes need interventions that are effective in preventing and reducing negative health outcomes from concussions and repeat concussions in youth sports. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to rigorously evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of concussion education and awareness programs that use CDC Heads Up training, toolkits, and other materials, within local youth sports organizations (leagues, clubs) or high school sports. There is a strong preference for investigations targeted at youth sports organizations because of the limited evidence base developed with this population and the greater potential for a more rigorous research design. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. The application deadline is March 5, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: US Platform to Measure Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-IP-15-002

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish a sustainable network of US institutions that can obtain hospitalization data and provide accurate estimates of annual influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) to prevent influenza-associated hospitalizations in US adult populations. Participating institutions will coordinate enrollment of adult hospitalized patients with acute respiratory illness (ARI), confirm influenza infection using sensitive laboratory-based molecular assays, and estimate VE using a test-negative study design. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. The application deadline is March 3, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Reducing the Burden of Neglected Parasitic Infections (NPIs) in the United States Through Evidence-Based Prevention and Control Activities

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-1617

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to reduce the overall burden of neglected parasitic infections (NPIs) in the United States through evidence-based prevention and control activities, including the development of new strategies, educational tools and materials, and guidelines. NPIs consist of five parasitic diseases that have been targeted by the CDC as priorities for public health action based on the number of people infected, severity of the illnesses, and the ability to prevent and treat them. They are: Chagas disease, neurocysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, and trichomoniasis. These educational tools, materials, and guidelines developed will be used to improve NPI-related preventive health knowledge and practices, improve recognition of signs and symptoms of NPIs, increase availability of best approaches and recommendations, improve availability of education training tools and materials, enhance capacity for public education on NPIs, and enhance capacity in the identification of NPIs. Successful strategies should have the potential to yield high impact public health outcomes, reach a high proportion of those at risk, and have the highest potential for significant impact on population health. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. The application deadline is March 13, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Stillbirth Risk Factor Pilot Project Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DD-15-004

The overall purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to identify modifiable maternal exposures in early pregnancy that may increase the risk of having a pregnancy affected by certain major, structural birth defects. Key objectives include: (1) conducting a pilot study of stillbirths without major birth defects within the Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (CBDRP), and (2) analyzing previously collected data from CBDRP on stillbirths with major birth defects. Quantifiable and measurable outcomes will be measured against performance goals to find causes and risk factors for birth defects in order to develop prevention strategies. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by February 20, 2015. The application deadline is March 20, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Analyze and Evaluate Potential Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-TS-15-001

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigator-initiated research that will further the understanding of potential risk factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), while also supporting the goals of the National ALS Registry. The Registry's goals are to estimate the number of new cases of ALS each year and the number of people who have ALS at a specific point in time, better understand who gets ALS and what factors affect the disease, and improve care for people with ALS. This FOA is seeking investigator-initiated research proposals that will provide a greater understanding of ALS etiology, especially any environmental contributions, that may lead to prevention or a possible cure. This funding opportunity was announced on January 14, 2015. The application deadline is March 23, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

FDA: Grants to Enhance Food Safety: National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-FD-15-003

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have joined in a collaborative partnership to administer and manage the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Program. The Program will award grants that increase the understanding and adoption of established food safety standards, guidance, and protocols. Specifically, this program will address the needs of owners and operators of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, and small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grants awarded through the Program will be carried out in a manner that facilitates the integration of food safety standards and guidance with a variety of agricultural production systems, including conventional, sustainable, organic, and conservation and environmental practices carried out by the eligible entities. The assistance provided by these programs, to the extent practicable, shall be coordinated with and delivered in cooperation with similar services or assistance by other federal agencies or programs serving those eligible entities. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. For more information, please visit FDA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

 

 

HRSA: Autism Secondary Data Analysis Studies Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-083

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Autism Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS) Program. The MCH Autism SDAS Program supports secondary data analysis research focused on generating new evidence to address the needs of underserved populations for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions, or for whom disparities in and limited access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities exist, including investigations that address geographic barriers to care in underserved communities, including rural and Tribal communities.   Applicants are encouraged to propose research studies that address the unique needs of underserved populations, by considering ethnic/racial, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, literacy and geographic (e.g., rural/urban, tribal) diversity of individuals for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions or for whom disparities in identification of ASD exist with limited understanding of the reasons for these disparities and evidence-based ways to close these gaps.  Proposals that address the unique barriers to identification/screening, diagnosis, and receipt of early interventions for underserved populations are encouraged. This funding opportunity was announced on January 14, 2015. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: National Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review Center Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-069

Fetal, infant and child death reviews are conducted to prevent deaths of children through the use of information gained from systematic reviews that identify factors at the individual, environmental, clinical or systems levels that can be mitigated. Ideally by having this comprehensive review, factors associated with preventable deaths can be addressed.   Information from these reviews can be used at the local, state and Federal levels to focus planning and policy development, quality improvement and health systems development, and to enhance efforts to develop and maintain risk reduction and prevention programs.   This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funds for a Center to improve and strengthen state and local capacity to perform complete and accurate fetal and child death reviews including an estimated 1,200 CDR and 159 FIMR programs.  Specifically, this FOA will support the use of standardized data collection protocols and data elements to design prevention-oriented recommendations, and the translation of those recommendations into local, state and national program and policy development and quality improvement efforts. Through the delivery of data, training and technical support, the Center will assist State and community programs in understanding how CDR and FIMR can be used to address adverse maternal, infant, child, and adolescent outcomes; monitor progress toward improving maternal and child health systems; increase the availability and use of data to measure performance and inform prevention efforts; and disseminate the results nationally. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. The application deadline is March 20, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Quality Improvement Capacity and Impact Project

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-021

Since 2005, the Quality Improvement Center (QIC) has successfully improved the quality of HIV clinical services, built capacity for performance measurement to support improvement, demonstrated strengthening of the HIV/AIDS quality improvement infrastructure and documentation systems, monitored implementation of national guidelines, and supported identification of national priorities for policy and planning. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a Quality Improvement Capacity and Impact Project (QICIP) envisions a broadening of the project to include a variety of approaches supported by evidence of effectiveness, with field-based support and a platform for sharing knowledge between and among facilities and countries, and with awards to one or more implementing partners possibly including qualified partners from PEPFAR countries.  The purpose of this FOA, funded under PEPFAR, is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of HIV clinical services through a variety of approaches including by building the capacity of host country health systems and/or host country government agencies responsible for improving performance. This funding opportunity was announced on January 14, 2015. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

OASH: Research, Monitoring and Outcomes Definitions for Vaccine Safety

Funding Opportunity Number: NV-VSR-15-001

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health's National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) provides strategic direction for the coordination of the vaccine and immunization enterprise. The NVPO specifically provides guidance and coordination for all vaccine safety systems, activities and research studies in the U.S. through the Immunization Safety Task Force (ISTF). While engaging vaccine safety stakeholders through the ISTF, the NVPO is able to identify gaps in vaccine safety monitoring and research. NVPO has launched this pilot cooperative agreement program conduct research that will strengthen the current U.S. vaccine safety enterprise. The program’s objective is to conduct research in vaccine safety related areas, specifically, but not limited to, determining the safety profile of new vaccines during the early development stage, developing or modifying existing vaccines to improve their safety, conducting applied research that will have a direct impact on the current vaccine safety monitoring system, conducting research that will achieve consensus definitions of vaccine safety outcomes that could be utilized to collect consensus data in clinical research conducted globally. The NVPO is particularly interested in projects related to researching, establishing or testing the vaccine safety profile of vaccines that are currently recommended for or are expected to be routinely administered to pregnant women and/or newborns. Topics of research may cover establishing the safety of a vaccine in either the pregnant women, her newborn or both, at any stage of the vaccine development, testing and/or pre-clinical or clinical research and monitoring of vaccine safety. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. The application deadline is April 15, 2015. For more information, please visit OASH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

OASH: One Family Planning Clinical Training Cooperative Agreement

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-FPT-15-001

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health's Office of Population Affairs supports the training of personnel working in Title X-funded services projects. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to establish and operate a Title X family planning clinical training center, which shall provide training to and ensure that health care practitioners providing services in Title X-funded service projects have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide effective and high-quality family planning clinical services. The clinical training center must use evidence-based information and incorporate best practices and/or evidence-informed practices in all aspects of training. The successful applicant must incorporate all applicable elements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Office of Population Affairs (OPA) joint publication, “Providing Quality Family Planning Services” in training design, curricula development and material creation, as appropriate. In addition, the successful applicant will maintain knowledge of the most current research and standards of care in order to act as a resource on a broad range of clinical family planning and reproductive health issues, including other training centers funded within the Title X program. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. The application deadline is April 10, 2015. For more information, please visit OASH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

SAMHSA: Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Funding Opportunity Number: SP-15-001

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Program's goals are to (1) establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth, and (2) reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. The application deadline is March 18, 2015. For more information, please visit SAMHSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

 

 

SAMHSA: Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Disaster Distress Helpline

Funding Opportunity Number: SM-15-007

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to establish Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines and a National Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH). The purpose of this program is (1) to manage, enhance, and strengthen the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and (2) to support the National Disaster Distress Helpline, The Lifeline is a 24-hour confidential suicide prevention hotline and chat network available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. It is available to callers from anywhere in the United States. Callers can call a single toll-free number to be routed to the closest crisis center within the Lifeline’s network of certified local crisis centers that can link callers to local emergency, mental health, and social service resources The DDH is a free, confidential 24/7 crisis support service that connects residents across the country who are experiencing distress as a result of a disaster and/or traumatic event with a crisis center responder through a sub network of the Lifeline crisis centers. The DDH increases state and local capacity to connect affected residents with needed behavioral health services such as crisis counseling services and referrals after a disaster and/or traumatic event. Counselors provide crisis-counseling support, information on available resources, and provide referrals to local services and supports that are based on the caller’s geographic location. This FOA seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. The application deadline is March 18, 2015. For more information, please visit SAMHSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

NIH: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-088

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 29, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Program of Administrative Supplements for Equipment

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-15-089

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support the purchase of single pieces of equipment with direct costs between $50,000 and $250,000. Equipment in this price range is often difficult to purchase under the parent grant. Two or more grantees at the same institution with similar equipment needs are encouraged to submit separate requests that cross-reference each other. It is expected that the amount of funds requested for such joint purchases will reflect the actual proportion of the time that the shared equipment would be used by each grantee. This funding opportunity was announced on January 15, 2015. The application deadline is March 3, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MD-15-005

In response to the opportunities and challenges presented by the dawning era of "Big Data" in biomedical research, the NIH launched the Big Data to Knowledge initiative as a trans-NIH initiative to cultivate the digital research enterprise within biomedicine, to facilitate discovery and support new knowledge, and to maximize community engagement. The primary purpose of the NIH BD2K Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science program is to provide resources for eligible institutions to implement innovative approaches to research education for diverse students in Big Data science, including those from underrepresented backgrounds in biomedical research. Through this program, eligible institutions will establish partnerships with newly established NIH BD2K Centers to design and implement novel approaches of data science education that emphasize research experiences and curriculum development at the applicant institution. Participating institutions should collectively consider all factors that are likely to prepare students and/or faculty to improve exposure, knowledge, and competency in Big Data science.  It is expected that long-term collaborations will be developed to allow faculty and students to have substantive and continuous interactions for the duration of the funded project period and beyond. This funding opportunity was announced on January 13, 2015. A letter of intent is due by February 19, 2015. The application deadline is March 19, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Novel Assays to Address Translational Gaps in Treatment Development

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-16-220

This initiative seeks to identify, optimize, and evaluate measures of neurophysiological processes that are disrupted within or across mental disorders and which can be assessed in animals and humans, with the goal of supporting further development of these measures as assays for evaluating potential new drug and device therapies and their targets. The specific goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the efficiency of the therapeutic development process by addressing inconsistencies between the preclinical screening pipeline and clinical evaluation of new treatment candidates and thereby hasten the development of more effective treatments for mental disorders. The FOA will support partnerships among basic and translational neuroscientists who are committed to advancing the discovery of physiological measures as tools for target validation and therapeutic development. Groups will be tasked with building a target-engagement-linked-to-functional-brain-effect suite of assays with potential to translate from animals to humans and thus serve as a basis for selecting preclinical treatment candidates for further development and clinical testing. Towards this goal, the FOA will support development, optimization and evaluation of brain based assays in both preclinical species and in healthy humans and the evaluation of assay performance in response to carefully selected chemical, physiological, or behavioral manipulations. This funding opportunity was announced on January 12, 2015. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application deadline. The application deadline is April 3, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-092 and PAR-15-093

These Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) encourage grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. These awards will support pilot and feasibility studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer disparities, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. These FOAs are also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can expand available resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities. In addition, these FOAs will further the development of scientific areas, providing support for early-stage exploratory projects that lead to future in-depth mechanistic studies of the biology of cancer health disparities. These funding opportunities were announced on January 12 and 16, 2015, respectively. The initial application deadline for both opportunities is June 17, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcements for PAR-15-092 and PAR-15-093.

 

NIH: Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-AR-16-002

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Resource-Based Centers Program for rheumatic diseases research areas. The Resource-Based Centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and/or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on rheumatic diseases, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research within the NIAMS mission. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by September 9, 2015. The application deadline is October 9, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DA-15-017

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use. Eligible applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop molecules with the potential to treat SUDs and advance them in the drug development continuum. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to bring molecules closer to FDA approval. The Phased Innovation Awards Cooperative Agreement involves two phases. The purpose of the first phase is to support a project with specific milestones to be accomplished at the end of the 2-year period. The purpose of the second phase is to provide funding for 3 years to a project that successfully completed the milestones set in the first phase. Investigators responding to this FOA must address both phases. Through this FOA, NIDA seeks to attract exceptionally talented investigators to the mission of expanding the number and breadth of lead molecules in the pipeline for drug addiction treatment, optimizing these leads, and/or advancing them to clinical testing. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by March 15, 2015. The application deadline is April 15, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Intramural Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-094

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program's overarching goal is to provide high quality postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences, in NIH intramural research laboratories, to a diverse group of postdoctoral fellows to prepare them for leadership positions in biomedical careers. The research projects proposed should focus on NIGMS mission-related areas of basic biomedical science. These include cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, computational biology, technology development and bioinformatics. Studies employing model organisms are encouraged. The PRAT Program distinguishes itself by providing, in addition to the laboratory research experience, a structured training environment with extensive career development and networking opportunities planned and supported by this program. This funding opportunity was announced on January 16, 2015. The initial application deadline is March 17, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.


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