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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

 

Grant Opportunities for June 23, 2015 through July 2, 2015

 

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New Federal Health Care Grant Opportunities Announced for:

·         Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

·         Department of Defense: Army Research Office (DOD)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

·         Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

·         US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

NON-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

CNCS: AmeriCorps State and National FY 2015 Partnership Challenge

Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-7-1-2015

Through the AmeriCorps Partnership Challenge, nonprofit organizations or public agencies – together with their funding partners – will develop proposals to address community needs by engaging AmeriCorps members. Upon approval, CNCS will provide Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for AmeriCorps members, while the sponsoring organization will cover full cost of operating the programs. AmeriCorps members who successfully complete terms of service will be eligible for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards, and will gain valuable skills and experiences to advance their career goals while they make a difference in communities. . This funding opportunity was announced on July 1, 2015. The application deadline is July 23, 2015. For more information, please visit CNCS's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

DOD: Department of Defense Multidisciplinary- Army Submission

Funding Opportunity Number: ONR-15-FOA-0011

The Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), one element of the University Research Initiative (URI) is sponsored by the DoD research offices. Those offices include the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). DoD's MURI program addresses high risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. This funding opportunity was announced on June 25, 2015. The application deadline is December 7, 2015. For more information, please visit DOD’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Service Area Competition

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA:16-004

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that provide primary and preventive health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved.  The purpose of the SAC funding opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations served by the Health Center Program.  This FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support to provide primary and preventive health care services to an announced service area under the Health Center Program. This funding opportunity was announced on June 30, 2015. The application deadline is August 31, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

PCORI: Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Cycle 2 2015

In this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), PCORI seeks to fund projects to address gaps in methodological research relevant to conducting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The improvement of existing methods will benefit all stakeholders, including researchers planning investigations, policy makers weighing the value of healthcare interventions, and patients, clinicians, and caregivers facing healthcare decisions. This funding opportunity was announced on June 29, 2015. A letter of intent is due July 29, 2015. The application deadline is November 3, 2015. For more information, please visit PCORI’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

PCORI: Improving Healthcare Systems - Cycle 2 2015

PCORI is seeking applications to study the comparative effectiveness of alternative features of healthcare systems (e.g., innovative technologies, incentive structures, service designs) that are intended to optimize the quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care for patients and that have the most potential for sustained impact and replication within and across healthcare systems. Healthcare systems encompass multiple levels (e.g., national, state, and local health environments; organization and/or practice settings; family and social supports; and the individual patient) and include entities organized to deliver, arrange, purchase, and/or coordinate healthcare services. PCORI seeks to fund studies that will provide information of value to patients, their caregivers, clinicians, and healthcare leaders on which features of delivery systems lead to better patient-centered outcomes, so that those features proven to make a difference ultimately impact health care delivery. This funding opportunity was announced on June 29, 2015. A letter of intent is due July 29, 2015. The application deadline is November 3, 2015. For more information, please visit PCORI’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

PCORI: Communication and Dissemination Research - Cycle 2 2015

PCORI seeks to fund projects that address critical knowledge gaps in the communication and dissemination process—both the communication and dissemination of research results to patients, their caregivers, and clinicians, and the communication between patients, caregivers, and clinicians—in the service of enabling patients and caregivers to make the best possible decisions in choosing among available options for care and treatment. This funding opportunity was announced on June 29, 2015. A letter of intent is due July 29, 2015. The application deadline is November 3, 2015. For more information, please visit PCORI’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

PCORI: Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options - Cycle 2 2015

PCORI is seeking applications for comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to provide information that would inform critical decisions that face patients and caregivers, clinicians, policy makers, and healthcare system leaders. These decisions must be consequential and be occurring now in the absence of sound evidence about the comparative effectiveness of alternative approaches. There must be substantial potential that patients/caregivers will benefit from the new knowledge in ways that are important to them. The premise of this research is that the new knowledge will inform critical healthcare choices by patients and stakeholders. This knowledge will provide insight about the comparative benefits and harms of the options and provide information about outcomes that are important to patients. This funding opportunity was announced on June 29, 2015. A letter of intent is due July 29, 2015. The application deadline is November 3, 2015. For more information, please visit PCORI’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

PCORI: Addressing Disparities - Cycle 2 2015

In this PFA, PCORI seeks to fund comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies that evaluate and compare new and/or enhanced interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Studies in the Addressing Disparities program should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect the outcomes of specific groups of patients or should identify best practices for sharing results and information about patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) across patient groups. This funding opportunity was announced on June 29, 2015. A letter of intent is due July 29, 2015. The application deadline is November 3, 2015. For more information, please visit PCORI’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Military Burn Injuries Research Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-MBRP-BIRA

The MBRP Burn Injuries Research Award is being offered for the first time in FY15. The FY15 MBRP Burn Injuries Research Award is focused on specific research topics related to the treatment of traumatic burn injuries that are relevant to military personnel. Awards funded by the Burn Injuries Research Award may not be used to support fundamental basic research. Basic research is defined as research directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards process or products in mind. The FY15 Burn Injuries Research Award is focused on applied research, defined as research that refines concepts and ideas into potential solutions to health and performance problems with a view toward evaluating technical feasibility; it includes studies and investigations leading to candidate solutions in preparation for initial human testing. This funding opportunity was announced on June 30, 2015. The application deadline is December 3, 2015. For more information, please visit USAMRAA’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Applied Research Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRORP-ARA

The PRORP Applied Research Award (ARA) mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY15. The PRORP ARA seeks applied research applications focused on advancing optimal treatment and restoration of function for military personnel with musculoskeletal injuries sustained during combat or combat-related activities. It is expected that any research findings would also provide benefit to the general population. To meet the intent of the award mechanism, applications must specifically address one of the FY15 PRORP ARA Focus Areas listed above. Awards may not be used to support fundamental basic research. Basic research is defined as research directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications toward process or products in mind. The FY15 PRORP ARA is focused on applied research, defined as work that refines concepts and ideas into potential solutions with a view toward evaluating technical feasibility of promising new products, pharmacologic agents, behavioral and rehabilitation interventions, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies. Upon successful completion, these studies are expected to yield potential health products, approaches, or technologies positioned for human testing. This funding opportunity was announced on June 30, 2015. The application deadline is November 19, 2015. For more information, please visit USAMRAA’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Clinical Trial Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRORP-CTA

The PRORP Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a major impact on military combat-related orthopaedic injuries, or non-battle injuries that significantly impact unit readiness and return-to-duty/work rates. The clinical trials may be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), devices, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies. All applications are required to articulate the relevance of the proposed project to military and/or Veteran populations affected by orthopaedic injury. Collaboration with military researchers and clinicians is encouraged, and studies that include active duty military or Veteran participants as all or a portion of the study population will be considered. Proposed projects may range from small proof-of-concept trials to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials (i.e., pilot, first in human, or Phase 0), through large-scale trials, to determine efficacy in relevant patient populations. This funding opportunity was announced on June 30, 2015. The application deadline is November 19, 2015. For more information, please visit USAMRAA’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Cancer Horizon Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRCRP-HA

New for FY15, the Horizon Award supports junior level scientists to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). The Horizon Award challenges junior scientists to develop and implement research in the cancer field. This opportunity allows for junior investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in the field of cancer, and further their intellectual development as a cancer researcher of the future. Under this award mechanism, the junior investigator is considered the Principal Investigator (PI), and the application should focus on the PI’s research and career development. It should be clear that the proposed research is intellectually designed by the PI with assistance from the Mentor. Preliminary data are not required. However, logical reasoning and a sound scientific rationale for the proposed research must be demonstrated. Clinical trials will not be supported by this mechanism. This funding opportunity was announced on July 1, 2015. The application deadline is September 29, 2015. For more information, please visit USAMRAA’s Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

NIH: Pre-application and Application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-286 & PAR-15-287

The goal of this program is to support collaborative translational research projects aligned with NIH efforts to enhance the translation of basic biological discoveries into clinical applications that improve health. It encourages high quality science demonstrating the potential to result in understanding an important disease process or lead to new therapeutic interventions, diagnostics, or prevention strategies within the research interests and priorities of the participating NIH Institutes/Centers (ICs). This funding opportunity was announced on June 24, 2015. The pre-application deadline is December 15, 2015. The application deadline is April 11, 2016. For more information, please visit NIH's Pre Application and Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DK-15-031

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Research Project Grants (R01) to investigate the biological functions of brown and beige adipose tissue in humans, other than heat production and maintenance of body temperature, and to explore their impact on human health. Specifically, it seeks to 1) identify physiologic or pathophysiologic conditions other than prolonged cold exposure under which browning of human subcutaneous or other white adipose depots occurs, or where the brown adipose tissue depot found in the neck region is expanded through browning; 2) test potential non-biopsy biomarkers of human subcutaneous beige fat and 3) explore the biological functions of human brown and beige fat. This funding opportunity was announced on June 29, 2015. A letter of intent is due February 9, 2016. The application deadline is March 9, 2016. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-289

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (PCDC) to conduct research to improve the detection of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and characterization of its precursor lesions. This initiative addresses one of the four research priorities identified in the National Cancer Institute's 2014 Scientific Framework for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. The PCDC is intended to support research for the development and testing of new molecular and imaging biomarkers for identifying patients at high risk for PDAC (because of genetic factors or the presence of precursor lesions) who could be candidates for early intervention. This funding opportunity was announced on June 30, 2015. A letter of intent is due October 25, 2015. The application deadline is November 25, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Networks to Develop Priority Areas of Behavioral and Social Research (R24)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-AG-16-008

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging. The infrastructure support will facilitate research networks through meetings, conferences, small scale pilots, educational opportunities, and dissemination to encourage growth and development of specified priority areas and of broad community resources for advancing research in the field. Network applications are limited to the following areas: the measurement of biological risk in population aging studies, decision neuroscience and aging, and the harmonization of cross-national longitudinal aging studies to US Health and Retirement Study. This funding opportunity was announced on July 1, 2015. A letter of intent is due December 14, 2015. The application deadline is January 14, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-NS-16-002

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinsons Disease Research program. The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinsons disease (PD). A more immediate goal for each Center is to rapidly advance synergistic, interdisciplinary research programs while serving as national leaders in PD research. Udall Centers also serve as local resources by organizing research career enhancement activities for Center investigators and periodic outreach to the PD patient/advocacy community. Applicants are expected to identify and address an overall research theme that defines a critical challenge in PD research. The stated theme, proposed research projects, and associated cores will inform the etiology, pathogenesis or treatment of PD; investigations on related synucleinopathies may be included if such studies directly address the identified PD research challenge. This funding opportunity was announced on July 1, 2015. A letter of intent is due November 15, 2015. The application deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.


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