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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 May 18, 2015 through May 22, 2015

 

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New Federal Health Care Grant Opportunities Announced for:

·         Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

·         US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

NON-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

ACF: National Center for Early Childhood Quality Assurance

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OCC-TA-1001

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for a National Center for Early Childhood Quality Assurance (National Center). The National Center will disseminate high-quality, research-informed/evidence-based resources and provide training and technical assistance to states, territories and tribes to support the implementation of rigorous health, safety and licensing standards. The National Center’s work will include, but not be limited to, providing training and technical assistance (T/TA) to promote best practices that support the infrastructure of an Early Care and Education (ECE) quality improvement framework, including Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS), that are built on the foundation of strong licensing and health and safety standards; and supporting partnerships that align quality improvement efforts across all ECE settings (child care, Head Start, and Pre-K) to move programs to a level of quality that ensures safety, healthy development and school success for all children birth to school age (through age 12). In addition, the National Center will maximize the use of previously developed web-based material and resources. The National Center will work collaboratively and cooperatively with other national T/TA Centers and ACF regional offices. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACF: National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OCC-TA-1000

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits applications to operate a National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (National Center). The National Center will develop and disseminate high-quality, research-informed-resources and provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to states, territories and Tribes to support expanded access to and supply of high quality afterschool and summer programs that foster children’s development and learning, especially for low-income children and families. The Center will design and implement a work plan that includes, but is not limited to, identifying needs and best practices that will help expand quality learning opportunities for school-age children; supporting state implementation of new health, safety, and quality provisions in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, as appropriate in school age care settings; identifying and promoting family engagement approaches that positively involve parents in afterschool and summer programs; and coordinating with early childhood and school-age stakeholder groups and other federal programs to maximize effective service delivery models. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACF: National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HC-0996

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits applications to operate a National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (Center). The Center will disseminate high quality research informed resources and provide training and technical assistance associated with healthy development and school readiness for infants, toddlers and preschool children (birth to five) across all settings and program options. The Center’s work will include, but not be limited to, professional development for the infant/toddler and preschool workforce; evidence based curriculum; early learning standards; effective transitions; screening and assessment; culturally and linguistically age appropriate practices; enhancing teacher/child interactions; supporting networks of infant/toddler practitioners; supporting children with disabilities; and using data to improve practice. Training and technical assistance (T/TA) will be delivered to Head Start/Early Head Start agencies, state child care agencies, and other early care and education settings across regions, States, tribes and territories. In addition, the Center will maximize the use of previously developed web-based material and resources. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACF: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HC-0998

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits applications to operate a National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (National Center). The National Center will disseminate high-quality, research-informed resources and will provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to Head Start and Early Head Start agencies, state child care agencies, and other early care and education settings across regions, states, tribes and territories. The resources and T/TA will address services to pregnant women and the health, safety and school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool children (from birth to age five). The National Center will provide resources and T/TA that promote the health and developmental potential of children and families in the United States in order to get them school ready and live healthy, productive, and happy lives. In addition, the National Center will provide resources and T/TA in order to (1) improve the health and safety of Early Care and Education (ECE) settings, (2) promote positive child health outcomes for children participating in ECE programs, (3) increase preventive services related to health outcomes, (4) promote access to continuous, accessible health services for children and families, (5) promote mental wellness and resiliency for staff, children, pregnant women and families, and (6) strengthen networks and coordination of ECE programs and child health professionals. In addition, the National Center will maximize the use of previously developed, web-based materials and resources. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACF: National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HC-0999

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits applications to operate a National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement (Center). The Center will disseminate high-quality, research-informed resources and provide training and technical assistance associated with family well-being, effective family and community engagement, and children’s school readiness. The Center will help programs support pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 years old. The Center’s work will include, but will not be limited to, integrated and systemic family engagement approaches, relationship building practices with families, consumer education, family leadership, family financial stability, and individualized support for families facing adversity. Training and technical assistance (T/TA) will be delivered to Head Start and Early Head Start agencies, state child care agencies, and in other early care and education settings across regions, states, tribes, and territories. In addition, the Center will maximize the use of previously developed, web-based materials and resources. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

 

ACF: National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HC-0995

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits applications to operate a National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (National Center). The National Center’s work will include, but not be limited to, topics such as risk management, internal controls, governance, data collection and analysis, budgeting, and management of multiple funding sources. Training and technical assistance(T/TA) will be delivered to regional training and technical assistance providers, Head Start and Early Head Start agencies, and other early care and education settings across regions, tribes, and territories. PMFO will also assist organizations to implement and enhance the infrastructure necessary to support a well-managed system of early care and education. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Immunization Information Systems (IIS) Capacity and Operations Support

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-IP15-1501

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to develop, implement, and drive the adoption of tools, methodologies and community-developed practices that will increase the technical and operational capacity of Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and the integration of these systems into Immunization and Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program operations. Strengthening the capacity of these systems will improve overall immunization coverage and reduce the transmission of vaccine preventable disease. This funding opportunity was announced on May 19, 2015. The application deadline is July 10, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Viral Hepatitis - Prevention and Surveillance

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-PS13-13030401SUPP16

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support the goals of the HHS Viral Hepatitis Action Plan by focusing on (1) national viral hepatitis prevention and (2) surveillance priorities for increasing testing and access to care and treatment and strengthening surveillance to detect viral hepatitis transmission and disease. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area of Immunization and Infectious Diseases: (1) reduce, eliminate, or maintain elimination of new hepatitis B cases among persons 2 to 18 years; (2) increase hepatitis B vaccine coverage among high-risk populations, (3) reduce hepatitis B infections in adults aged 19 and older; (3) reduce hepatitis B infections among high risk populations, including injection drug users and men who have sex with men, (4) reduce new hepatitis C infections, and (5) increase the percentage of persons aware they have hepatitis C infection. This FOA will help build and sustain the capacity of health departments to reach several viral hepatitis prevention goals by targeting selected settings and at-risk populations. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-152

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to serve as the Coordination and Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) for a new initiative entitled Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.  Recognizing the role of housing in supporting Persons Living with HIV (PLWH), this initiative seeks to support the electronic integration of housing and HIV care data systems in the coordination of housing and HIV care services.  A technology-based approach to improve the coordination of housing and HIV care services has the potential to improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum, especially among racial and ethnic minority PLWH who are unstably housed, at risk for, or experiencing homelessness. The CTAC will provide technical assistance (TA) to the performance sites in the design and implementation of the integrated data systems. In addition, the CTAC will conduct an evaluation of each integrated system and how it affects the provision of clinical practice in terms of provider acceptance, utilization, and in the coordination of housing and HIV care services to improve health outcomes along the HIV care continuum.  The CTAC will select and fund the performance sites through subawards. Participating sites will fully collaborate with the CTAC in all aspects of the evaluation including the collection of relevant measures of housing and HIV services to properly assess the impact of the coordination of housing and HIV care. This funding opportunity was announced on May 21, 2015. The application deadline is July 20, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-16-022

This announcement solicits applications for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program. Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to the enactment of the CHGME Payment Program, children’s teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of Federal GME funding when compared to teaching hospitals that serve adult patients. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal GME funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. The CHGME Payment Program is administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This funding opportunity was announced on May 18, 2015. The application deadline is July 17, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Dr. Barbara Terry-Koroma Health Disparity Research Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-HDRA

The Health Disparity Research Award supports new ideas based on innovative concepts or methodologies for health disparity research with the potential to make an important contribution toward eliminating death from prostate cancer and enhancing the well-being of men impacted by the disease. Studies proposed for this award mechanism are expected to improve the understanding of, and ultimately contribute to eliminating disparities in prostate cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality, and survivorship. Applicants for this award must explicitly state how the proposed research is related to an area of prostate cancer health disparity. Appropriate health disparity areas include, but are not limited to, race and ethnicity; socioeconomic status; access to health care; differing standards of health care; insurance status; age; geography; sexual orientation; gender identity; and cultural beliefs. The prostate cancer research program (PCRP) seeks applications from investigators from a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, basic science, engineering, bioinformatics, population science, translational research, and clinical research, provided they are appropriately focused on an issue of prostate cancer health disparity. In addition, all applications are expected to be relevant to one or more of the PCRP focus areas and are encouraged to be responsive to one of the PCRP overarching challenges. The Health Disparity Research Award also emphasizes the potential impact, both short-term and long-term, of the research project in reducing or eliminating prostate cancer health disparities. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is September 24, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Idea Development Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-IDA

The Idea Development Award supports new ideas that represent innovative approaches to prostate cancer research and have the potential to make an important contribution to the prostate cancer research program (PCRP) mission. Although groundbreaking research often involves a degree of risk, applications should be based on a sound scientific rationale that is established through logical reasoning and/or critical review and analysis of the literature. Due to this award’s emphasis on innovation, the presentation of preliminary data relevant to prostate cancer and the proposed project is encouraged but not required. Research deemed innovative may represent a new paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other highly creative qualities. Research that is an incremental advance upon published data is not considered innovative. The PCRP seeks applications from investigators from a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, basic science, engineering, bioinformatics, population science, psycho-oncology, translational research, and clinical research. In addition, applicants are expected to address at least one of the PCRP focus areas and are highly encouraged to address one of the PCRP overarching challenges. If the proposed project does not address any of the overarching challenges, the application should include a description to justify how the project will nevertheless address a critical need in the field of prostate cancer research and/or patient care. The Idea Development Award also emphasizes the potential impact, both short-term and long-term, of the research project on prostate cancer research and/or patient care. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is September 24, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Impact Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-IA

The Impact Award is intended to support research that demonstrates the potential to have a major impact on an area of paramount importance in prostate cancer. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to clearly and explicitly describe the potential impact on prostate cancer and to convey its level of significance. Applicants are highly encouraged to address one of the prostate cancer research program (PCRP) overarching challenges, and are expected to address at least one of the PCRP focus areas. If the proposed project does not address any of the overarching challenges, the application should include a description to justify how the project will nevertheless address a critical need in the field of prostate cancer research and/or patient care. The Impact Award is intended to support the full spectrum of research ideas from basic to clinical research. Therefore, the potential impact of the proposed research may be near-term or long-term, but it must be significant and non-incremental. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for individuals with, or at risk for, prostate cancer, even if clinical impact is not an immediate outcome. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is September 24, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Exceptional Responders Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-ERA

This award is intended to support a research effort conducted by leading prostate cancer researchers that specifically focuses on identifying and understanding predictors of disease outcomes in exceptional responders to prostate cancer therapies. Research projects proposed under the ERA can be either discovery or target-driven but must include an in-depth examination of outlier responses to prostate cancer therapy that will lead to significant improvements to the clinical management of prostate cancer. The research project should address overarching issues that have broad implications for the disease and risk management, such as risk factors at the individual level and systems level, treatment, toxicity, and dormancy. The research project should not focus merely on the study of specific molecular pathways or genes, but should be focused on identifying factors unique to exceptional responders, including biological, behavioral, or other lifestyle factors. It is expected that inclusion and exclusion criteria for identifying exceptional responders, including the specific type of therapy/therapies being addressed, will be clearly defined in the application. The prostate cancer research program (PCRP) encourages inclusion of any form of prostate cancer therapy that produces a disparate response in treated patients, although projects addressing exceptional responses to androgen deprivation therapies are particularly encouraged. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is September 24, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Physician Research Training Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-PRTA

The Physician Research Training Award supports a mentored training experience to prepare physicians with clinical duties and/or responsibilities for productive careers in prostate cancer research. This award emphasizes both the quality of the research and of the training proposed. The trainee is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application. All applications for the Physician Research Training Award are to be written by the PI, with appropriate direction from one or more mentors. The PI must demonstrate a commitment to a career as an investigator at the forefront of prostate cancer research and clinical practice; however, the PI is not required to have previous prostate cancer research experience. Applications must include a robust description of an individualized, prostate cancer-focused training plan that will provide the PI with experience in key areas relevant to the proposed work and will foster the PI’s development as a prostate cancer researcher. PIs who already possess extensive training and/or experience in cancer research may not be viewed as fitting the intent of this award mechanism. This award requires the involvement of at least one designated mentor with an established research program in prostate cancer, evidenced by recent publications, active funding, and successful mentorship. The PI and mentor(s) should work together to design robust training and mentoring plans, which may include coursework, laboratory techniques, conferences, seminars, journal clubs, teaching responsibilities, clinical responsibilities, grant writing, and/or other activities appropriate to the area of study. Training plans are expected to prepare physicians for careers in basic, population science, translational, or clinical research. In addition, applicants are expected to address at least one of the prostate cancer research program (PCRP) focus areas and are strongly encouraged to address one of the PCRP overarching challenges. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is August 13, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Postdoctoral Training Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-PTA

The Postdoctoral Training Award supports prostate cancer research training opportunities for recent doctoral graduates. These awards primarily provide salary support for postdoctoral trainees, who are considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application. The PI must exhibit strong potential for, and commitment to, pursuing a career as an investigator at the forefront of prostate cancer research; however, the PI is not required to have previous prostate cancer research experience. Applications must include at least one mentor, appropriate to the proposed training and research project, who has experience in prostate cancer research and training as demonstrated by a record of active funding, recent publications, and successful mentorship. The selected mentor(s) should demonstrate a clear commitment to the PI’s training and be well qualified to contribute significantly to the development of the PI toward independence as a prostate cancer researcher. The PI must outline an individualized, prostate cancer-focused training plan, which may include coursework, laboratory techniques, conferences, seminars, journal clubs, teaching responsibilities, clinical responsibilities, grant writing, and/or other activities that will provide the PI with experience in key areas relevant to the proposed work and foster the PI’s development as an independent prostate cancer researcher. An environment appropriate to the proposed training and research project must be clearly described. If the PI is receiving postdoctoral training in the same environment where pre-doctoral training was received, the PI should provide a description of how the postdoctoral training is different from or additive to the pre-doctoral training. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is August 13, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Prostate Cancer Collaborative Undergraduate Historically Black Colleges and Universities Student Summer Training Program Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PCRP-STPA

The Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program Award supports the training of the next generation of prostate cancer researchers. The intent of this award is to provide educational and training opportunities for undergraduate historically black college and university (HBCU) students at an important decision-making point in their careers. This award funds new or existing summer training programs in prostate cancer research for undergraduate students from HBCUs at host institutions with ongoing prostate cancer research. Training programs are highly encouraged to include, among the projects proposed, exposure to and/or experiences in prostate cancer health disparity research. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. The application deadline is August 13, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-CRMRP-VPPSA

The goal of this award is to fund projects exploring novel technologies that will contribute to the development of a working visual prosthesis prototype for individuals who have sustained functional or structural enucleation. Examples of enucleation are severe macular degeneration (functional) and traumatic injury (structural). Development of a visual prosthesis addresses the identified lack of adequate vision restoration options for Wounded Warriors, their dependents, and the public. Specifically, the award supports the exploration of highly innovative, potentially high-gain concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods that address an important problem in the development of a visual prosthesis. Results of studies conducted through this award should inform the development pathway for a visual prosthesis prototype. Applications must address at least one of the following focus areas: (1) simulation studies to assess stimulation parameters needed for an effective cortical artificial vision device, (2) studies to demonstrate the efficacy of novel cortical stimulation methodologies (stimulation of non-visual cortex is acceptable for demonstration), (3) preclinical studies required to obtain a Premarket Approval (PMA) or Investigational New Drug (IND) for components necessary for a cortical interface, and (4) other projects focused on other research areas relevant to the development of a cortical visual prosthesis. This funding opportunity was announced on May 21, 2015. The application deadline is July 22, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

NIH: The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-15-260, PA-15-261, PA-15-262, and PA-15-263

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of diverse population groups and thereby improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. Priority is placed on understudied populations with distinctive health risk profiles. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) focuses on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring NIH Institutes and Centers may be proposed. These funding opportunities were announced on May 18, 2015. The initial application deadline for PA-15-261 is October 5, 2015. The initial application deadline for PA-15-262 and PA-15-263 is October 16, 2015. The initial application deadline for PA-15-260 is October 25, 2015.  For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcements for PA-15-260, PA-15-261, PA-15-262, and PA-15-263.

 

NIH: Assay Validation For High Quality Markers For NCI-Supported Clinical Trials

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-15-264

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the development and validation of molecular diagnostics for the treatment, control, or prevention of cancer. This FOA includes, but is not limited to, the validation of prognostic, predictive, or response markers for treatment and markers for cancer control or prevention trials. Applicants should have an assay that works in human samples and whose importance is well justified for development into a clinical assay. In addition, analytical validation of assays for these markers should be achieved when the application is submitted so that clinical validation may be achieved with little further analytical validation needed. This supplement may be used to support acquisition of specimens from retrospective or prospective studies from NCI-supported or other clinical trials. Clinical laboratory staff, technical and other needs must be an integral part of the application. Assays proposed for this FOA may be used to validate existing assays for use in other cancer clinical trials, observational studies or populations. Projects proposed for this FOA will require multi-disciplinary interaction and collaboration among scientific investigators, clinicians, statisticians and clinical laboratory scientists and staff. This FOA is not intended to support trials that assess the clinical utility of a marker/assay but is intended to develop assays to the point where their clinical utility could be assessed in other trials. This funding opportunity was announced on May 18, 2015. The initial application deadline is October 7, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MD-15-010

The overarching goals of the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Program are to enhance community capacity in research for which they will directly benefit, support collaborative intervention projects addressing health disparities, and accelerate the translation of findings into improved health and health outcomes. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support promising community interventions using CBPR principles and approaches aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities. This funding opportunity was announced on May 18, 2015. A letter of intent is due by July 3, 2015. The application deadline is August 3, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Building Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MD-15-011

The purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are to: (1) build capacity of organizations in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) to conduct population health research, and (2) support population health research projects that will provide novel data for USAPI populations and serve as the foundation for future research efforts. The USAPI consist of the US territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau - three sovereign states that have a Compact of Free Association with the US. The United States is responsible for health, education, defense, and other essential operations for these six jurisdictions and residents of these jurisdictions are considered to be a US health disparity population (i.e., Other Pacific Islanders). However, this geographic region has received very little NIH support to conduct health and health disparities research. It is expected that projects will reflect community-identified priorities as well as research gaps in the field. It is expected that projects will include collaborations among diverse partners, such as academic institutions, healthcare providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and Federal or local government agencies. This funding opportunity was announced on May 18, 2015. A letter of intent is due by November 9, 2015. The application deadline is December 9, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Conference Grants to Advance Collaborative Research on Aging Biology

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-265

The primary goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support conferences or meetings that will enhance collaborative research in the biology of aging. Applicants may propose activities with fewer participants than typical conferences, centered on a specific high-risk, high-payoff research question. With rapid growth of the amount of data and information and the development of various tools and technologies, multidisciplinary approaches involving collaborations of different expertise have become more essential in understanding aging biology at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Innovative ideas, approaches, and resources need suitable platforms or vehicles to be further developed and considered in order to advance research in this increasingly complex field of aging biology. The planning and execution of these conferences and meetings will follow open-access formats in which high quality-cutting-edge topics are discussed. Researchers at all levels of training, from undergraduates to senior faculty, are encouraged to come together either as a one-time activity or as a series of activities on a single topic or on a series of topics with the main purpose of promoting collaborative and interdisciplinary research and in the scientific areas relevant to aging biology. This funding opportunity was announced on May 18, 2015. The initial application deadline is August 12, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MD-15-013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for health disparities research to explore the potential for precision medicine - an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle - to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. Priorities include: (1) development of new tools and analytic methods for integrating patient data with information about contextual factors acting at the community or population level to influence health; (2) development of pharmacogenomic and other precision medicine tools to identify critical biomarkers for disease progression and drug responses in diverse populations; (3) translation of pharmacogenomic discoveries into effective treatment or clinical practice; and (4) investigation of facilitators and barriers to implementing precision medicine approaches in disadvantaged populations. This funding opportunity was announced on May 20, 2015. A letter of intent is due by August 17, 2015. The application deadline is September 17, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

 

NIH: Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-AI-15-029

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to address the problem of HIV persistence in HIV-infected persons treated with suppressive antiretroviral drug regimens. This FOA will support coordinated basic, translational, and clinical research focused on developing strategies to achieve an HIV cure, defined as sustained HIV remission and/or eradication. The application must include at least one private sector entity to facilitate rapid translation of basic discovery research into clinical studies. Collaboratory research should be milestone-based and centered on specific innovative approaches spanning characterization and quantification of latent or persistent HIV-1 reservoirs, identification of therapeutic strategies that target these reservoirs and/or control viral rebound, and preclinical and clinical studies to test new single or combination strategies for an HIV cure. This funding opportunity was announced on May 21, 2015. A letter of intent is due by November 7, 2015. The application deadline is December 7, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Exploratory Clinical Trials of Novel Interventions for Mental Disorders

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-16-406

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the efficient pilot testing of novel interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach. Under this FOA, trials must be designed so that results, whether positive or negative, will provide information of high scientific utility and will support go/no-go decisions about further development or testing of the intervention. Studies of novel interventions include, but are not limited to behavioral, pharmacological, biologics-based, cognitive, device-based, interpersonal, physiological, or combined approaches. Support will be provided for up to two years for preliminary milestone-driven testing of the interventions engagement of the therapeutic target, possibly followed by up to 3 years of support for studies to replicate target engagement and relate change in the intervention target to functional or clinical effects. Ultimately, this FOA is intended to speed the translation of emerging basic science findings of mechanisms and processes underlying mental disorders into novel interventions that can be efficiently tested for their promise in restoring function and reducing symptoms for those living with mental disorders. This funding opportunity was announced on May 22, 2015. The initial application deadline is July 27, 2015. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application deadline. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.


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