Faculty Scholarships, Pre, & Post Doc Opportunities, Week of March 4,  2015


Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award - Deadlines June 1 and December 1

Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

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

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces openings for the 2015 – 2016 academic year of its Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services for Veterans with serious mental illness. The Fellowship Program is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical education is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting. Fellows will work with Veterans with serious mental illnesses and receive training in delivering a range of evidence-based services. The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program is to develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transform mental health care systems in the 21st century by emphasizing functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery. Applications will be accepted and reviewed at each site until all positions are filled.


March Due Dates

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship, Due March 15

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship program provides stipends for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. Fellows are also required to participate in a variety of leadership development activities and will have the opportunity to meet local and national health policy leaders.

April Due Dates

American Cancer Society – Research Scholar Grants. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015

Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. .

American Cancer Society – Mentored Research Scholar Grant. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

Provides 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. Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000

American Cancer Society – Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance (an additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting). Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend.


Have a Scholarship Opportunity you would like to share? 
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Jen's Funding Picks - Week of March 4, 2015


March Due Dates

RFA-DA-15-013 - Integration of Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse Intervention Services for Individuals Living with HIV (R01), Letter of Intent is Due March 14, 2015.

The goal of this FOA is to develop and test organizational and systems level interventions to determine how best to provide  comprehensive, high quality, integrated, sustainable, cost-effective interventions to improve the health outcomes of PLWH with substance use disorders and other comorbid conditions. This FOA will support: 1) multidisciplinary research to enhance the adoption and integration of evidence-based screening and treatment of substance abuse in HIV centers and closely related medical settings; and 2) multidisciplinary research to increase the adoption and integration of HIV testing and linkage to HIV care in addiction treatment settings. In both HIV and addiction treatment settings, research to enhance the adoption and integration of treatment services for comorbid conditions (e.g. coinfections, psychiatric disorders) is encouraged.

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.

RFA-DK-14-026 - Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Bariatric Surgery (R01), Letter of Intent is Due March 16, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research to measure psychosocial and behavioral variables in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery to understand how they predict success and risk and examine mechanisms of behavior change. The goals of this funding opportunity announcement are to: 1) improve the ability to identify who is at risk for sub-optimal weight loss, weight regain, and short- or long-term adverse metabolic/physiologic or behavioral outcomes based on pre-and/or post-operative behavioral characteristics and 2) inform the development of new treatment approaches to be used pre and/or post-surgery to minimize risks and improve outcomes or allow for more tailored patient and procedure selection.


April Due Dates

AH-TP1-15-002 - FY15 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Replicating Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need (Tier 1B). Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

The purpose of this FOA is to have a significant impact on reducing rates of teen pregnancy and existing disparities (see pages 7-8) by replicating evidence-based TPP programs to scale in at least 3 settings in communities and with populations at greatest need. In each community served, grantees will be expected to: • Mobilize the community to develop and implement a plan to prevent teen pregnancy and promote positive youth development• Engage in an up to 12-month planning, piloting, and readiness period• Implement evidence-based TPP programs to scale with fidelity and quality in at least settings • Ensure that program materials are medically accurate, age appropriate, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth• Ensure that programs are implemented in a safe and supportive environment for youth and their families • Establish and maintain linkages and referrals to youth-friendly health care services • Engage in strategic dissemination and communication activities to raise awareness of the program with youth, their families, and key stakeholders• Develop and implement a plan for sustainability to ensure continuation of program efforts beyond the grant• Collect and use performance measure data to make continuous quality improvements• Evaluate the implementation and outcomes of program activities.Supporting HHS Strategic Goals, Healthy People 2020, and the National Prevention StrategyThis FOA supports the HHS Strategic Goal to “Put Children and Youth on the Path for Successful Futures.”

American Cancer Society - Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

The development of the specialty of palliative medicine is a critical step in addressing the unmet needs of patients with serious illness and their families. Pilot data are typically needed before funding agencies (e.g., NIH, VA or the American Cancer Society) will consider funding a research project. In an effort to support clinician investigators conducting patient-oriented research in palliative care, the American Cancer Society, in parallel with the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), is soliciting applications for pilot/exploratory research grants in palliative care of cancer patients and their families. These grants will generate the pilot data necessary to maximize an investigator's chances of competing successfully for larger grants.

American Cancer Society – Research Scholar Grants. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015

Research Scholar Grants support investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. Awards are for up to four years and for up to $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs. Independent investigators in the first six years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. .

American Cancer Society – Mentored Research Scholar Grant. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

Provides 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. Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000

American Cancer Society – Postdoctoral Fellowships Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

This award is to support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $48,000, $50,000, and $52,000 per year, plus a $4,000 per year fellowship allowance (an additional $1,500 is added to the fellowship allowance in the last year to attend the ACS Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium or a domestic scientific meeting). Depending on availability of special endowment funds, the Society annually selects one or more of the top-ranked fellowships to be supplemented above the standard stipend.

American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

The H-15 Grant is awarded to faculty members or independent researchers for proposals outlining a historical research study. The grant provides $3,000 in funding. For faculty members affiliated with an academic institution indirect costs for Facilities and Administration (F & A) of 8% are also available. Applicants must be AAHN members and hold the doctorate. It is expected that the research and new materials produced by the grant recipient will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing.


May Due Dates

PAR-15-054 - Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25) Application Due Date May 25.

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) R25 program is to foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach activities for Health Professionals.


June Due Dates

PA-15-126 - Early-life Factors and Cancer Development Later in Life (R01)/R21/R03, Next Application Due Date is June 5, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research focused on the role of early-life factors in cancer development later in life.Given that current emerging evidence from limited research indicates a potentially important role for early-life events and exposures in cancer development, it is necessary to better understand 1) the early-life (maternal-paternal, in utero, birth and infancy, puberty and adolescence, and teenage and young adult years) factors that are associated with later cancer development; 2) how early-life factors mediate biological processes relevant to carcinogenesis; and 3) whether predictive markers for cancer risk based on what happens biologically at early-life can be measured and developed for use in cancer prevention strategies. Markers that predict malignancy or pre-malignant conditions would allow assessment of early-life exposures with relevant outcomes without having to wait 50 years for cancer development. Ultimately, a better mechanistic understanding of how early-life events and exposures contribute to the etiology of cancer later in life will allow for the development of effective interventions during pregnancy or early life that may have a profound impact on cancer prevention.

NINR PA-14-334 - Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R01)/R21, Next Due Date is June 5, 2015

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 and Centers. This FOA seeks Research Project Grant (R01) 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). A well-articulated theoretical or conceptual framework is key for applications encouraged under this announcement. Primary outcomes of the research can include a patient self-report of medication adherence, but must also at least one non-self-report measure of medication adherence (e.g., pharmacy refill records, electronic monitoring, etc.). In addition, applications are encouraged to include 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.

PA-15-083 - NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00), Next Application Due Date, June 12, 2015

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant NIH staff for IC-specific programmatic and budgetary information

PAR-15-078 - NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07), Application Due Date is June 12, 2015

The objective of the NIA Research Leadership Career Award (K07) is to provide support for more senior investigators who have the expertise and leadership skills to enhance the aging and geriatric research capacity within their academic institution.  

PAR-15-093 - Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01) Application Due Date is June 17, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biological/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. These research project grants (R01) will support innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer disparities, including those related to basic research in cancer biology or cancer prevention intervention strategies, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can expand available resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities.

PAR-15-092 - Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21) Application Due Date is June 17, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. These awards will support pilot and feasibility studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, such as (1) mechanistic studies of biological factors associated with cancer disparities, (2) the development and testing of new methodologies and models, and (3) secondary data analyses. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the growth of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can expand available resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities. In addition, the FOA will further the development of scientific areas, providing support for early-stage exploratory projects that lead to future in-depth mechanistic studies (such as R01 projects) of the biology of cancer health disparities. 

PA-15-080 - Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research (R21)/R01/R03, Application Due Date is June 16, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R21 grant applications for research that will employ rigorous scientific methods to test theoretically derived hypotheses to increase understanding of the science of drug use prevention within diverse populations and settings and across the lifespan.  The FOA seeks applications that encompass investigations of cognitive, behavioral, and social processes as they relate to: 1) development of novel prevention approaches; 2) efficacy and effectiveness of prevention interventions or programs; 3) processes that optimize the selection, integration, implementation and sustainability of science-based prevention, including systems-level and health economic factors; and 4) methodologies appropriate for studying complex aspects of prevention science.   

PAR-15-053 - Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21), Application Due Date is June 22, 2015

The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the diversity of the NCI-funded research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences workforce. This funding opportunity will also provide a bridge to investigators that have completed their research training and may need extra time to develop a larger research project grant application.  This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism. The R21 exploratory/developmental grant supports investigation of novel scientific ideas or new model systems, tools, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research. An R21 grant application need not have extensive background material or preliminary information. Accordingly, reviewers will focus their evaluation on the conceptual framework, the level of innovation, and the potential to significantly advance our knowledge or understanding. Appropriate justification for the proposed work can be provided through literature citations, data from other sources, or, when available, from investigator-generated data. Preliminary data are not required for R21 applications; however, they may be included if available.

NINR PA-14-345 - Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R15)/R21/R01, Next Due Date is June 25, 2015.  

The purpose of this initiative is to support research in self-management focused across conditions. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies the epidemic of chronic condition as the nation’s leading health challenge and calls for cross-cutting, coordinated public health actions for “living well with chronic illness”. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses that recommendation by describing an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. Self-management is the ability of the individual, in conjunction with family, community, and healthcare professionals, to manage symptoms, treatments, lifestyle changes, and psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual consequences associated with a chronic illness or condition.  

Funding Announcements, Week of March 4, 2015


Department of Defense Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program, Upcoming Funding Opportunities

The FY14 Defense Appropriations Act provides $3.6 million (M) to the Department of Defense Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program (ASARP) to support innovative research committed to identifying and developing new medications to improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), especially related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The ASARP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY14 ASARP Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in January 2015. Application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcement is released. This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government. Funding is contingent on receipt of appropriations.


March Deadlines

HRSA-15-136 - Rural Recruitment and Retention Analysis Cooperative Agreement, Application Due Date is March 9, 2015.

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Recruitment and Retention Analysis Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of the Rural Recruitment and Retention Analysis Cooperative Agreement is to identify and assess trends, tools, resources and successful strategies used by rural communities to recruit and retain needed staff across key sectors of the rural health care delivery system. This will include primary care providers, behavioral health and oral health providers, allied health providers, as well as Rural Health Network Directors and Rural Telehealth Network Directors. The awardee will identify successful tools and strategies used by States, health systems and individual providers to attract the staff necessary to support health care services in rural communities. The awardee will also identify gaps in these areas and propose potential responses to these gaps that will inform rural stakeholders and policymakers. The awardee will focus on helping to foster connections between existing national and State resources to support successful recruitment and retention. The overarching goal is to enhance responsiveness to the challenges faced by rural communities in attracting the workforce needed to meet emerging needs, particularly in an evolving health care system where insurance coverage expansion brings both new opportunities and new challenges.

Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation – Innovations in Care, Application Due Date (first round) – March 16, 2015.

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation today announced the second round of funding for the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, a multi-year effort intended to enhance and expand nursing-driven models of care that benefit vulnerable populations. The Foundation will release a formal Request for Proposals for the 2015 grant cycle on February 2. It will hold an informational webinar for those interested in applying to the program on February 17. Applications will be due on March 16. The Hillman Innovations in Care Program seeks bold, creative, patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and enhance patient and family caregiver experience. The Foundation is particularly interested in the areas of maternal and child health, care of the older adult and chronic illness management. The Foundation will award two grants of up to $600,000 each in late 2015

Obesity Society – Early Career Research Grants

This program (formerly, New Investigator Research Grants) is offered by The Obesity Society, as a member service, to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The program targets junior-level investigators and postdoctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Early-Career investigators are defined as individuals who have received a PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years and who currently hold full-time, entry-level positions (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant professor) at an established academic/research institution. Applicants may request up to $25,000. Letter of Intent is Due March 30, 2015. 


April Deadlines

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.

  • Research Scholar Grants— Applicants must be independent, self-directed researchers within six years of their first academic appointment. The maximum award is for 4 years and for as much as $165,000 per year (direct costs), plus 20% allowable indirect costs.  Due April 1, 2015.

  • Institutional Research Grants—Awarded to institutions as block grants to provide seed money for newly independent investigators to initiate research projects. Grants are made for one to three years, and average $120,000 per year. These grants are renewable.  Due April 1, 2015.

  • Mentored Research Scholar Grants—Provides 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. Awards are for up to five years and for up to $135,000 per year (direct costs), plus 8% allowable indirect costs. A maximum of $10,000 per year for the mentor(s) (regardless of the number of mentors) is included in the $135,000.  Due April 1, 2015

American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc. Application Due Date is April 1, 2015.

The H-15 Grant is awarded to faculty members or independent researchers for proposals outlining a historical research study. The grant provides $3,000 in funding. For faculty members affiliated with an academic institution indirect costs for Facilities and Administration (F & A) of 8% are also available. Applicants must be AAHN members and hold the doctorate. It is expected that the research and new materials produced by the grant recipient will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing.

Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot Funding, Letter of Intent due April 10

UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) will fund at least 3 nutrition-related P/F studies at up to $25,000/year. A second year of funding is possible through a competitive renewal process.  Letters of intent are due April 10, full applications are due May 6.  Click here for more information.

May Deadlines

Sigma Theta Tau International,Grant Application Deadline, May 1

STTI and collaborating nursing organizations present the following research grant opportunities to nurses around the globe.

CGEAN Advancing Leadership Education and Research for Nurses Grant, Due May 4

As one of its major activities, the CGEAN Research Committee is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) to fund research studies within nursing administration or nursing systems. Of particular interest are research projects with the potential to have a direct impact on promoting improved patient or organizational outcomes, reducing costs or improving quality in practice settings. Examples of research categories include workforce challenges, patient safety, healthy work environments, leadership development, evidence-based management practices, quality outcomes, and strategies to reduce healthcare costs.

COERE & MHRC K-Scholar Funding, LOI due March 2, Application due May 4

The Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE), and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) invite letters of intent for K-Scholar career development awards in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).  These awards are supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutional Award (K12). This opportunity will support 3 PCOR K-Scholars for a period of two years to build capacity for the conduct of PCOR to enhance patient-centered care.  The mission of the K-Scholars program is to prepare independent investigators to pursue careers focused on translating research evidence into practice and to evaluate the benefits and harms of different strategies and interventions on patient outcomes.  For the two years of support, the K12 will provide up to $90,000 towards salary annually. Selected candidates must commit a minimum of 75% of time to research and career development.  For more information contact Ryan Outman at routman@uab.edu

PA-15-099 - Reductions in Illicit Drug Use and Functional Outcomes (R21/R33), Letter of Intent is Due May 16, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) projects to determine whether reductions in illicit drug use are associated with positive changes in health-related and other functional outcomes in individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). Functional outcomes include, for example, reductions in morbidity, mortality, criminal justice involvement, overall healthcare expenditures. This FOA provides support for up to two years (R21 phase) for research planning activities and feasibility studies, followed by possible transition to expanded research support (R33 phase). The transition to the R33 phase will be determined by NIH program evaluation of successful achievement of the milestones set for the R21 phase. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to provide evidence that will enable regulatory authorities to accept reductions in illicit drug use as a valid outcome measure in clinical trials of pharmacotherapies for the treatment of SUDs.

Research Grant Funding- from AMSN, Due May 31

 The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN) provides four types of grants available for nursing research. Please review the eligibility criteria and other information below to see which grant is appropriate for you.


June Deadlines

NINR PA-15-097 - Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R21)/R01, Application Due Date is June 16, 2015. 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to stimulate research on mid-life adults (those 50 to 64 years of age) that can inform efforts to optimize health and wellness as individuals age, and prevent illness and disability in later years. Interdisciplinary collaborations that include nurse scientists in the project team are strongly encouraged. Additionally, applicants should consider engaging the resources and expertise of nearby or otherwise available Clinical and Translational Science Award grant sites (CTSAs) and/or other research networks where possible.


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.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) is a multifaceted program that includes grantmaking, convening, technical assistance, research translation and communications activities. HCFO supports investigator-initiated research, policy analysis, and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders with timely information on health care policy and market developments. Recently funded projects are health care pricing, payment reform, organization and ownership in the delivery system, and the changing insurance market. Recently funded projects are exploring issues related to health care pricing, payment and delivery system reforms and the insurance market. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

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.


Have a Funding announcement you would like to have added to the next update?
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SON Talks & Conferences, Week of March 4, 2015


March

Best Practices for Information Use and Copyright - March 4, 2:30-3:30

"Best Practices for Information Use and Copyright" presented by Jeff Graveline, UAB Associate Librarian. Wednesday, March 4 2:30-3:30, NB 1020. Please RSVP to Lauren at lar@uab.edu

ORS Visiting Professor - March 10, 3:00-4:00

The UAB SON Office of Research & Scholarship and the UAB Palliative Care Center Scholars Program welcomes Judy Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Director of the Cancer Pain Program at Northwestern University who will present her talk "The War on Cancer Pain: New Battles" on March 10 from 3:00-4:00, UAB School of Nursing NB 1020.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP here!


April

The 3rd Annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Workshop, April 18

Join the YBCSN Team for a day of support, education and networking for young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones in the greater Birmingham area. At the workshop, you will find a safe place where young women facing cancer share their experiences, learn new survivorship tips, and find a network for support and men openly discuss their concerns guided by a professional counselor. Save The Date – April 18, 2015. Questions? Visit the YBCSN website, or call Silvia Camata, R.N., M.P.H. at 205-975-8656 or sgcamata@uab.edu

UAB SON Office of Professional Development - Leadership Practices for Quality and Safety Conference, April 30-May 1

This interactive workshop is designed to enhance leadership practices for quality and safety. The workshop focuses on developing authentic leaders, practice environments, teamwork, and interprofessional collaborative relationships conducive to quality and safety. For more information contact Becky Wakefield askSONCE@uab.edu or call 205-975-2481 or RSVP here.

Have a UAB SON talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update? 
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