Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, September 10, 2014


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program, Due October 1

Call for Proposals for the 2015 program, with a deadline of October 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm (ET). The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care. For more information, click here.


VA Quality Scholars Fellowship

The VA Quality Scholars Fellowship is actively recruiting for this fellowship for the next cohort, which begins July 1, 2015 (and ends June 30, 2017).  PhDs and DNPs may apply (pre-docs may apply; post-docs are preferred).

What is in it for YOU, you ask?

  • A paid full time fellowship (you get a stipend, and money for books, but not tuition)
  • You do not need to be in the VA (but you will belong to the VA for 2 years if selected)
  • There is no payback to the VA upon completion
  • You have an immersion experience in the science of quality improvement, meet other MD and RN fellows from around the country, and travel a bit at least once a year to a national meeting
  • You gain incredible experience by conducting QI and research projects, working under the tutelage of a mentorship team here at UAB.

Any questions?  Please contact Patricia Patrician, RN, PhD at ppatrici@uab.edu


Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, Due December 12, 2014

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations in child abuse and neglect prevention. These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. The application period for the fifth cohort of fellows opens on August 15, 2014. Applications are due by December 15, 2014. The fifth cohort will begin in the summer of 2015. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years.


Have a Scholarship Opportunity you would like to share? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

Jen's Federal Funding Picks - Week of September 17, 2014


New this week

HRSA-15-035 - Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs, Application Due Date is Nov. 10, 2014.

This announcement solicits applications for the Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs10. cooperative agreement.  The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures.  This will facilitate the transformation of the MCH Title V Block Grant program.  The activities funded under the cooperative agreement will aim to accomplish the following six goals: (1) Convene a Team of Experts who have specialty background and experience related to the topical areas addressed in the National Performance Measures such as medical home or children with special health care needs; (2) Provide a critical review of the evidence of effectiveness of possible strategies to address National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures via the Team of Experts; (3) Provide ongoing consultation to state Title V MCH programs via the Team of Experts, to support the State’s development of evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans; (4) Develop web-based supports and resources for State Title V (MCH) programs; (5) Establish an online platform for sharing best practices called a Community of Practice, which will facilitate communication and information-sharing on topics regarding the emerging needs of Title V state and discretionary grantees for implementing the Title V MCH Block Grant Transformation process; and (6) Maintain and enhance a MCH digital library to facilitate access to historical and current MCH documents from the establishment of the Children’s Bureau in 1912 to the enactment of Title V of the Social Security Act in 1935 and other significant documents published thereafter

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Health Policy Fellows, Application Due Date is Nov. 13, 2014. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Health Policy Fellows, Application Due Date is Nov. 13, 2014. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to build and maintain a strong and diverse leadership and workforce in health and health care to help develop specific fields, such as health policy. Fellows actively participate in the formulation of national health policies in congressional offices and accelerate their careers as leaders in health policy. The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The program will select up to six fellows.

PA-14-336 - Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (R21)/R01/R03, Application Due Date is Nov. 25, 2014.  

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. Research grants for the Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data Sets are intended to provide support for studies that utilize currently available data sets to increase our understanding of the incidence, prevalence and etiology of alcohol related problems and disorders in the population, as well as the risk and protective factors associated with them. Research that employs analytic techniques which demonstrate or promote methodological advances in alcohol-related epidemiologic research is also of interest. 

CDC-RFA-PS15-1503 - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus Syndrome (AIDS) Surveillance, Application Due Date is January 8, 2015.CDC-RFA-PS15-1503 - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus Syndrome (AIDS) Surveillance, Application Due Date is January 8, 2015.

MMP is an ongoing, locally and nationally representative surveillance system that collects data on a probability sample of HIV-diagnosed adults in the United States. MMP monitors sociodemographic variables, behavioral and clinical characteristics, supportive service needs, use of healthcare and prevention services, and adherence to clinical care guidelines among HIV-diagnosed adults. The data from MMP and associated projects are used to help inform and guide local and national HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts.    

PAR-14-339 – National Library of Medicine Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13), Letter of Intent Due January 20, 2015.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.


September Due Dates

PA-14-311 - Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care (R21) Letter of Intent is Due Sept. 16, 2014 

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages a wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units. The FOA welcomes applications related to (but not limited to): the epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm; assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from these projects will help develop strategies to deliver highest quality of healthcare to all newborn infants and children with utmost safety and effectiveness.

PA-14-313 - Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care (R03) Letter of Intent is Due Sept. 16, 2014  

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages a wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units. The FOA welcomes applications related to (but not limited to): the epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm; assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from these projects will help develop strategies to deliver highest quality of healthcare to all newborn infants and children with utmost safety and effectiveness.

RFA-MH-15-600 - NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01) Letter of Intent Due Sept. 23, 2014

The NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH.This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.The NIMH BRAINS program will focus on the research priorities and gap areas identified in the NIMH Strategic Plan and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project


October Due Dates

PA-13-260 - Secondary Analyses of Alcohol and Chronic Disease (R01), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R01 applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of alcohol as it relates to chronic disease etiology and epidemiology. The goal of this program is to facilitate innovative yet cost-effective research utilizing previously collected data.

PA-14-316 - Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01) Next Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to stimulate research to examine the relationship between asthma, obesity and self-management. The prevalence of both asthma and obesity has significantly risen in the past few decades. Although the association between these two conditions has been found in many studies, the exact mechanisms for how this association arises are unresolved to include self-management and achieving control. Because both of these conditions have their beginnings in early life, an aspect of the association between them that requires more understanding is their common exposures in early life and transition into adulthood.Studies that investigate the molecular pathways linking asthma and obesity are encouraged as long as the studies describe how this relates to self-management. In addition, intervention studies targeting asthma or obesity and their effects on each other, and possible mechanisms of action and effect on behavior, are encouraged.

NINR PAR-14-294 - Arts-Based Approaches in Palliative Care for Symptom Management (R01) Next Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support mechanistic clinical studies aimed at understanding the impact of arts-based approaches in palliative care for symptom management. This FOA is intended to support mechanistic clinical studies to provide an evidence base for the use of the arts in palliative care for symptom management. The objective is to understand the biological, physiological, neurological, psychological, and/or sociological mechanisms by which the arts exert their effects on symptom management during and throughout the palliative care continuum. The goal is for the research supported under this FOA to develop an evidence-base that could be used as a basis for the uptake of arts-based therapies in palliative care settings, among individuals across the lifespan, with a wide variety of serious chronic conditions and their accompanying symptoms. This FOA is not intended to determine efficacy or the comparative effectiveness of interventions, or to assess interventions designed to treat the underlying cause of a particular disease state. 

PA-14-291 - AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Health Services Research Projects (R01), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014.  

The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.

RFA-AG-15-016 - Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging (K08)/ RFA-AG-15-017 - Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23) Letter of Intent due Oct. 7, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages and assists the development of future leaders in the field of aging by supporting clinically trained (primarily physician) faculty members early in their careers to gain additional research training and to establish independent programs in aging research. The John A. Hartford Foundation (http://www.jhartfound.org/) and The American Federation for Aging Research (http://www.afar.org/) are interested in independently funding applications submitted under this initiative.

HRS –15–034 - Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP), Due October 14HRS –15–034 - Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP), Due October 14

This announcement solicits applications for the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP).  The goal of this program is to promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies through innovative community driven programs.  This program supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and to improve health equity.  HTPCP funding supports direct service projects, not research projects.  HTPCP applications MUST represent either a new initiative (i.e., project that was not previously in existence) within the community or an innovative new component that builds upon an existing community-based program or initiative. HTPCP grants: 1) support the development of community-based initiatives that plan and implement innovative and cost-effective approaches to promote community identified preventive child health and developmental objectives for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services; 2) foster/promote collaboration among community organizations, individuals, agencies, businesses, and families; 3) involve pediatricians and other pediatric primary care providers (family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) in community-based service programs; and 4) build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, including State Title V and Medicaid and CHIP programs, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs.

NIH/NICHD PA-12-142  - Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) (R21), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 16, 2014.  

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invite applications dealing with the following areas of research included under the term EMSC: prevention research to reduce the need for emergency care; clinical research to ensure that children receive high-quality and appropriate medical, nursing and mental health care in an emergency; health systems research, from pre-hospital care, to the emergency department, to in-patient care and return to the community; models to improve service and cost efficiency in pediatric emergency care; and methodological studies to improve the quality of research conducted.  This program will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

PAR-12-229 - Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival (R21), Due Date is Oct. 16, 2014.  

National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for 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. This research will require transdisciplinary approaches that bring together behavioral intervention expertise, cancer biology, and other basic and clinical science disciplines relevant to the pathways being studied.  Understanding the pathways through which these interventions are effective would identify the optimal type and intensity of intervention and determine who is most likely to benefit from these interventions by cancer type, age, or other host factors. 

RFA-MH-15-700 - Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (K01) Application Due Date is Oct. 29, 2014

The purpose of the NIMH Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health is to provide support and "protected time" (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. The NIMH invites applications from advanced postdoctoral and/or recently appointed early research scientists (usually with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application) in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences who are pursuing global mental health research careers in areas supported by the NIMH. After the first year of the award, award recipients must spend at least four months per year in-country conducting research at research sites or institutions in World Bank defined low- or middle-income countries (LMICs).

PAR-14-315 - Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 31, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level intervention programs of 1 to 2 years in length that are designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. This FOA provides support for up to 5 years for research planning, intervention delivery, and follow-up activities


November Due Dates

HRSA-15-071 - Partnership for State Title V Maternal and Child Health Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement, Application due date is Nov. 3, 2014.  

This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Partnership for State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support an organization focusing on MCH to improve public health programs and the delivery of MCH services and assure optimal alignment with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant program.  The awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH programs, led by State MCH  and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Directors, to improve the health of all mothers and children by assisting States in developing, implementing, and sustaining public health programs and a comprehensive system of care for the delivery of MCH services that are well aligned with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant.  In addition, the awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including outreach and enrollment, tracking improvements from coverage to care to systems, and developing an early warning system for ACA-related issues in MCH. Applications for the Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement must address the following four goals: 1. Assist and support State MCH and CSHCN Directors in improving MCH outcomes; 2. Serve as an effective voice in communicating the importance of MCH issues; 3. Develop strong partnerships and collaborations with other national partners to advance MCH priorities; and 4.Facilitate development of a highly skilled MCH workforce, including State MCH leaders and staff, family leaders, and youth leaders. This funding will assist in providing an effective link between the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), State Title V MCH programs, and MCH-related organizations at the national level to improve each State’s ability to demonstrate the impact and value of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.  This funding also will support closer linkages between State Title V MCH programs and other HRSA and non-HRSA investments, including, but not limited to, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV), Healthy Start, newborn screening, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC), community health centers, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

PAR-14-321 - Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33), Next Application Due Date is Nov. 4, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant awards to support highly innovative research aimed at developing multi-level interventions that will increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups who can benefit from such activity; and 2) that can be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation.  This FOA provides support for up to two years (R21 phase) for research planning activities and feasibility studies, followed by a possible transition to expanded research support (R33 phase). Transition to the R33 depends on the completion of applicant-defined milestones, as well as program priorities and the availability of funds.

HRSA-15-039 - Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program, Application due date is Nov. 14, 2014.

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program (Outreach Program).    ORHP’s Outreach Program is a community-based program targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities.  The goals for the Outreach Program are the following: 1. Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities 2. Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services 3. Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services 4. Improve population health, demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective health care in rural communities.  Proposed projects will be grounded in an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in order to avoid reinventing the wheel.  Projects based on an evidence-based or promising practice model have shown to be effective in addressing the community’s need, improving the health status of its residents and sustaining the project beyond Federal funding.  Outreach projects can take the framework or methodology of an evidence-based or promising practice model and tailor it to their community’s need and organization.

Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant - American Nephrology Nurses' Association Due Date is Nov. 15, 2014

The purpose of this grant is to fund qualified nephrology nursing research for ANNA full members, who are certified by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), and who are in graduate school completing theses or dissertations. The project type eligible for funding is research for pilot studies and partial funding for research projects, thesis, or dissertations


December Due Dates

PAR-14-331 - Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21)/R01, Letter of Intent Due Dec. 5, 2014.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research grant applications, proposing the development of innovative, collaborative research projects on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Scientists in the United States (U.S.) or upper middle income countries (UMICs) are eligible to partner with scientists in LMIC institutions. Income categories used are as defined by the World Bank at http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups. These grants are expected to inform the development of more comprehensive research programs that contribute to the long-term goals of building sustainable research capacity in LMICs to address nervous system development, function and impairment throughout life and to lead to diagnostics, prevention, treatment and implementation strategies. The proposed work may also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.


January Due Dates

PAR-14-323 - Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01), Letter of Intent Due January 5, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. Studies must propose research in children from birth to 24 months, although any proposed follow-up assessments, if applicable, may continue past this period. Studies may also assess factors relevant to families and/or caregivers of children from birth to 24 months. Applications should seek to fill unique research needs and involve expertise across disciplines as appropriate for the proposed research question.

PAR-10-217 - Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42), Next Deadline is Jan. 15, 2015

The sponsor offers support for the establishment of Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training and research training.  ERCs are academic institutions that provide interdisciplinary graduate training and continuing education in the core occupational safety and health areas of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as other closely related occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. Research and research training are integral components of ERCs, thus ERC scientists conduct peer reviewed, investigator initiated research on issues related to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).  This PAR will use the NIOSH T42 award mechanism.


February Due Dates

PA-14-335 - Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R21)/R0, Next Application Due Date is Feb. 16, 2014.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the NIH Adherence Network through the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), with participation from multiple NIH Institutes.  This FOA encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Project Grant (R21) applications for research and development of interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS). A well-articulated theoretical or conceptual framework is key for applications encouraged under this announcement. Applicants should demonstrate the feasibility of collecting multi-modal data on the  targets of the intervention including: a patient self-report of medication adherence, at least one non-self-report measure of medication adherence (e.g., pharmacy refill records, electronic monitoring, etc.), and a relevant health outcome or biomarker (e.g., blood pressure, viral load in HIV-infected individuals, cholesterol levels, HbA1c) that is expected to be affected by changes in the targeted adherence behavior. For diseases without identified biomarkers, inclusion of a clinical assessment (e.g., a medicine blood level, diagnostic interview or an independent clinician rating of the symptoms and behaviors) may be considered. Applications for R21 awards should describe projects distinct from those supported through the traditional R01 mechanism. For example, long-term projects, or projects designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area, will not be considered for R21 awards. Applications submitted under this mechanism should be exploratory and novel. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.

FA-DK-14-022 - Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3), Letter of Intent Due Feb. 18, 2015

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under). At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.

RFA-DK-14-017 - Type 1 Diabetes Complications IMPACT Award (DP3), Letter of Intent is Due Feb. 19, 2015

The goal of this initiative is to support creative research projects that address major obstacles to development and testing of new therapeutic approaches for T1D complications.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits research focused on defining biomarkers that can be used to track the onset, progression, and extent of tissue damage that develops over time in people with T1D.  It also solicits research to develop approaches to regenerate damaged tissue. Proposed studies should be designed to address major unmet needs and/or compelling opportunities that have the potential to dramatically advance the field. 

March Due Dates

RFA-DK-14-025 - Identification of Novel Targets and Pathways Mediating Weight Loss, Diabetes Resolution and Related Metabolic Disease after Bariatric Surgery in Humans (R01), Letter of Intent Due March 16, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support applications that address the mechanisms by which novel, unexplored targets and pathways, or known targets, mediate the sustained weight loss, diabetes resolution and improvements in other obesity-related metabolic diseases reported following bariatric surgery in humans. Studies directly addressing novel mechanisms using targeted approaches are of interest and responsive to this FOA particularly those which utilize up-to-date sophisticated methodologies. Studies simply identifying differences in responses before and after surgery that do not address mechanism will not be considered responsive. Only studies involving human subjects will be considered.

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PAR-10-217 - Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42), Next Deadline is Jan. 15, 2015

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor offers support for the establishment of Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training and research training.  ERCs are academic institutions that provide interdisciplinary graduate training and continuing education in the core occupational safety and health areas of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as other closely related occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. Research and research training are integral components of ERCs, thus ERC scientists conduct peer reviewed, investigator initiated research on issues related to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).  This PAR will use the NIOSH T42 award mechanism.  .  http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-217.html

Funding Announcements, September 10, 2014


September 2014 Deadlines

New Investigator Small Grant Program

The AcademyHealth New Investigator Small Grant Program is designed to support the early careers of new health services researchers. This grant program funds innovative, timely, and relevant research and translation activities that advance AcademyHealth's vision of improving health and health care by generating evidence and moving evidence into policy and practice. The 2014 application cycle is now open. 2014 New Investigator Small Grant Program Partners; American Heart Association, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, & March of Dimes.


October 2014 Deadlines

Southern Nursing Research Society, Research Grant Award due October 1, 2014

Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to the nursing profession. This award will fund research that is not being done for course credit. The SNRS Research Grant is for $7500.

American Association of Diabetes Educators Education & Research Foundation, Due October 1. 2014

AADE and Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society) are offering a collaborative $6,000 grant for a research project in the field of diabetes education.

UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center (STI CRC), Due October 1

The UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center (STI CRC) invites all UAB faculty, Fellows, and Post-Docs to apply to the STI CRC mentored DRP. The STI CRC mentored DRP’s objective is to stimulate and nurture new and innovative research programs in non-HIV STIs. All applications to support new, currently unfunded research initiatives are welcome.

American Cancer Society, Mentored Research Scholar Grants, due October 15

Mentored Research Scholar Grants in Applied and Clinical Research provide support for mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers.  Application Deadline October 15, 2014.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Grant, Due October 31

AACN enthusiastically supports members of our community who seek evidence to support our bedside colleagues in ensuring safety and excellent care for critically ill patients and their families. Funds support research that drives change in high acuity and critical care nursing practice. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.


November Deadlines

2015 Community Health Scholars Pilot Grant Program, Due November 3

The UAB Center for the Study of Community Health (CSCH), a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center, announces the 2015 Community Health Scholars pilot grant program, an initiative to encourage and facilitate community-based participatory research by UAB faculty.  Three Community Health Scholars will receive one-year pilot funding of $30,000 for projects that address important health and public health issues directly relevant to local Birmingham communities.

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses - Professional Development Scholarships, Due Date is Nov. 15, 2014

AAOHN Foundation offers scholarships to provide opportunities to further professional education for occupational and environmental health professionals. Two awards of $2,500 each will be awarded.


December 2014 Deadlines

The Society of Pediatric Nurses Research and EBP Grants Call for Proposals, Due December 1

Two grants may be presented yearly to SPN members for the purpose of conducting research and evidence-based practice projects or research related to children and their families. All studies ranging from pilot studies to large, multisite studies will be considered.


February 2015 Deadlines

NIH Adherence Network through the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Due February 5, 2015

Research Project Grant (R01)

Seeking applications that propose interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS).

Exploratory/Developmental Research Project Grant (R21)

Seeking applications that propose interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS).


Rolling Deadlines

PCORI logo PCORI

PCORI offers a number of funding opportunities. Most of PCORI's primary research funding is awarded through PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs), broad calls for projects aligned with their National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. PCORI has five priorities — Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options;  Improving Healthcare Systems; Communication and Dissemination; Addressing Disparities; and Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research. Each represents a line of inquiry that addresses unmet needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments. PCORI is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Funding Cycle They have made several improvements to their latest PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) based on helpful applicant feedback. Find out more about these changes in a new blog post. And visit the Funding Center to read the new PFAs and get details on how to apply.

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

The ANF is accepting applications for its 2014 Nursing Research Grant (NRG) Program. The program will provide up to $225,000 in research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers.

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Pfizer offers support for independently-run health care quality improvement initiatives through online resources and medical education grants.

The Commonwealth Fund 

The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The CF is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Their grantmaking is focused primarily in five priority areas.  A number of grant opportunities are available.

American Cancer Society

With a primary focus on beginning investigators, the American Cancer Society's Extramural Grants Program seeks to support and promote high impact and innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer.

Susan G. Komen Grant Funding Opportunities

American Heart Association 

Funding Opportunities - The American Heart/Stroke Association is committed to identifying and supporting specific science areas deemed vital to achieving our mission and strategic objectives.


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http://www.pfizer.com/responsibility/grants_contributions/independent_grants

SON Talks & Conferences, September 17, 2014


Series Announcement

CNR Data Daze 2014 - RSVP ASAP, Next Session is October 14!

Looking to hone your stats and SPSS skills? Then the CNR Data Daze Stats series may be for you!  Join us for all or some of the sessions in this year's series!  Drs. Andres Azuero & Dheeraj Raju will lead the sessions, once a month from 9:30-12:00.  This will be a hands-on experience using SPSS in the Lister Hill Library Testing Lab G017. Click here to learn more!


September

Cultural Competency in Our Diverse Society: Increasing the Nursing Workforce Diversity Pipeline, September 25-26

This Institute is designed for college and university instructors and professors, practice educators, and health care training and development staff who desire to learn  strategies for working with, engaging, and supporting diverse student and employee populations.  Sponsored by the UAB School of Nursing Enrichment Academy for Nursing Success, The Alabama Health Action Coalition, & The Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives.  For more information contact Natalie Jones Ntim at nataliejonesntim@uab.edu or call (205) 996-5202.


October

SON Jean Kelley Fall Lecture, October 7

Got the Night-Shift Blues? Circadian Misalignment of Shift Working Nurses” Presented by Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor & Karen L. Gamble, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Reception to follow, CNR room 1020.  RSVP ASAP!


December

NE/NEA Certification Exam Review Course, December 4-5

A two-day NE/NEA certification exam review course taught by expert nurse leader, Dr. Al Rundio, author of the ANCC Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual. For more information, please contact Beck Wakefield at 205-975-2481 or beckyw@uab.edu

Have a UAB SON talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

A two-day NE/NEA certification exam review course taught by expert nurse leader, Dr. Al Rundio, author of the ANCC Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual.