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


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.


December Due Dates


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.

The UAB-VA Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (HSOER) Training Program, a coordinated mentored research fellowship program, is accepting applications for the July 1, 2015 start dates.

UAB National Research Services Award (T32) Fellowships in Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc, Program Director; Monika Safford, MD, Co-Director)  These are full-time, 2-year mentored research training positions funded through National Research Services Awards T32’s supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Fellowships may be coordinated with clinical specialty or subspecialty residency training programs to support research training for residents and fellows interested in outcomes and effectiveness research.  The application deadline is December 15, 2014.  Please see the attached flyer for more details and fellowship contacts. For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements and the application process and to request an application packet, please contact Ryan Outman at routman@uab.edu.   


January Due Dates

Claire M Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Due January 16, 2015 

The sponsor provides funding for two years of full time advanced research and leadership training for doctorally prepared nurses committed to careers in academic geriatric nursing.

Patrician G. Archbold Predotoral Scholar Award, Due January 16, 2015

The sponsor provides a two-year predoctoral program to increase academic gerontological nursing capacity in the United States by increasing the number of well-prepared gerontological nursing faculty. This program is designed to support 2 years of doctoral work for nurses committed to careers in academic gerontological nursing


February Due Dates

EMDR Foundation Grant Award, Due February 1

Grant awards of up to $25,000 are available for post-doctoral students, university faculty or clinician conducting research on EMDR. Proposed studies examining the effectiveness of EMDR in treating PTSD will be considered, however, priority will be placed on studies that emphasize under developed areas of knowledge such as, the underlying mechanisms of EMDR; the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, somatic disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, dissociative disorders; or populations such as combat veterans, children and adolescents.


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Jen's Federal Funding Picks - Week of December 10, 2014


December Due Dates

RFA-MD-15-001 - System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (R01), Letter of Intent Due December 20, 2014.  

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative system-level health services and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Projects may include observational/descriptive, simulation, or interventional studies and may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Projects must include a focus on one or more health disparities populations, which include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and rural populations.   Research topics of specific interest include but are not limited to:  Health information technologies to improve access to or utilization of health care services and/or improve quality of care;  The use of paraprofessionals or peer-led health services to supplement existing health care services; Interventions to improve cultural competence of providers that demonstrate a clear link to improvement in patient outcomes;Strategies to organize, manage, finance, and deliver quality health care in traditional health care settings or non-traditional settings (such as schools, housing facilities, the workplace, etc.); and The incorporation of specific research tools or methodologies into system-level service delivery practices that identify or measure patient reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life, preference-based decision making, functional status, symptoms and adherence in health disparity populations. 

RFA-MD-15-004 - Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43), Letter of Intent Due December 27, 2014.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop    a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes.  Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income and rural populations. 

RFA-EB-15-001 - Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44) Letter of Intent Due Dec. 28, 2014. Application Due Date is Jan. 28, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop and translate medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes. Appropriate medical technologies should be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to those who need them. Responsive grant applications must involve a formal collaboration with a healthcare provider or other healthcare organization serving one or more health disparity populations during Phase I and Phase II 

RFA-RM-14-004 - NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) Letter of Intent is Due Dec. 30, 2014.

The NIH Directors Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.


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-14-354 - Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities (R01/R21)/Child Health and Human Development, Letter of Intent is due Jan. 5, 2015

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages research project grants investigating the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. Areas of interest also include studies to inform preconceptional and antenatal counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, and management of pregnancy, the puerperium, and the transition to parenthood in order to optimize outcomes for women with physical, intellectual and developmental, and/or sensory disabilities and their families. Applicants are encouraged to include women with disabilities and members of the community in the design and conduct of their research

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-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.

PA-14-349 - Studies in Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation (R21)/R03, Letter of Intent is Due Jan. 15, 2015. 

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-HL-16-007 - T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity, Letter of Intent is Due January 18, 2015

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is toenhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. The NHLBIs T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program intended to support training of predoctoral and health professional students and individuals in postdoctoral training institutions with an institutional mission focused on serving health disparity populations not well represented in scientific research, or institutions that have been identified by federal legislation as having an institutional mission focused on these populations, with the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders. The NHLBIs T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity is designed to expand the capability for biomedical research by providing grant support to institutions that have developed successful programs that promote diversity and serve health disparity populations and that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or in health-related sciences. These institutions are uniquely positioned to engage minority and other health disparity populations in research, translation, and implementation of research advances that impact health outcomes, as well as provide health care for these populations. The primary goals of the T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity are to:(1) contribute to the expansion of the future pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI, (2) enable trainees to increase their competitiveness for peer-review research funding, (3) strengthen publication records of trainees, and (4) foster institutional environments conducive to professional development in the biomedical sciences.

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.

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


February Due Dates

PA-15-017 - Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (R01)/R21/R15, Application Due Date is Feb. 1, 2015.

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to stimulate clinical research focused on biobehavioral or technological interventions to attenuate cognitive decline in individuals with dementia (such as Alzheimers disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or disease- or age-related cognitive decline. There is particular interest in interventions that can be implemented in community settings by the affected individual, informal caregivers, or others in the community. Research to inform the development of such interventions is also of interest, as well as research examining underlying mechanisms and biomarkers associated with response to interventions. It is anticipated that the results of this research will help affected individuals maintain independence and quality of life, improve their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and additionally help to reduce stress, burden, and other poor outcomes in their caregivers

PA-14-344 - Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (R01)/R21 Due Date is Feb. 5, 2014.  

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.

PAR-15-033 - Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07), Application Due Date is Feb. 12, 2013

The objective of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to increase the pool of individuals with academic and research expertise in these specific areas of biomedical research. The award provides salary and mentored research support for a sustained period of “protected time” to junior investigators who are interested in developing academic and research expertise in these particular health-related fields. Candidates must have no more than 8 years of research experience after the terminal doctoral degree at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission application; clinical training is not included within this 8-year limit. The expectation is that, through this sustained period of research career development and training under the guidance of an experienced mentor in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences, awardees will launch fully independent research careers and become competitive for new research project grant (e.g., R01) funding. 

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.

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.

NINR - Graduate Partnerships Program, Application Due Date is Dec. 8, 2014. 

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is a doctoral fellowship training program that coordinates training and funding for PhD students attending a school of nursing. The program combines the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The goal of the program is to encourage and support the training of nursing doctoral students who are motivated to undertake careers in basic or clinical research. NINR GPP fellows focus their dissertation research primarily in areas of pathophysiological mechanisms related to symptoms and symptom management, health promotion, disease prevention, tissue injury, and genetics.  As part of a coordinated plan of graduate education, students complete all required coursework at the academic institution in which they are enrolled. Dissertation research is then conducted within the Intramural Research Programs of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The student's academic advisor and an NIH scientist serve as co-mentors for the dissertation process, which is completed at the NIH in coordination with the dissertation committee at the fellow's academic institution. All of the academic institution requirements for the doctoral degree must be fulfilled. Students receive their doctoral degree from the academic institution in which they are enrolled.


June Due Dates

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.

 

Funding Announcements, December 17, 2014


January Deadlines

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Special Solicitation – Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is an RWJF national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and help all children achieve a healthy weight.  This call for proposals (CFP) focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: healthy food retail and early care and education.  Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects that require between $25,000 and $75,000 to complete. Approximately two-thirds of the funds available will be allocated to studies focused on healthy food retail and one-third will be allocated to studies focused on early care and education.  Concept Papers are due January 7, 2015


February 2015 Deadlines

EMDR Foundation Grant Award, Due February 1

Grant awards of up to $25,000 are available for post-doctoral students, university faculty or clinician conducting research on EMDR. Proposed studies examining the effectiveness of EMDR in treating PTSD will be considered, however, priority will be placed on studies that emphasize under developed areas of knowledge such as, the underlying mechanisms of EMDR; the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, somatic disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, dissociative disorders; or populations such as combat veterans, children and adolescents.

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)

EMF/ENA Foundation Team Grant Research Award, Due February 6, 2015

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation (ENAF) jointly award this grant to facilitate collaboration between the disciplines and to improve clinical research in emergency care. This grant is intended for physician and nurse researchers to combine their expertise to develop, plan, and implement clinical research in emergency care. The EMF/ENA Foundation Team Grant Research Award program awards one $50,000 grant for research over a one year period.

Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia (R15), Due February 25
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications for clinical research focused on biobehavioral or technological interventions to attenuate cognitive decline in individuals with dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or disease- or age-related cognitive decline. There is particular interest in interventions that can be implemented in community settings by the affected individual, informal caregivers, or others in the community. Research to inform the development of such interventions is also of interest, as well as research examining underlying mechanisms and biomarkers associated with response to interventions. It is anticipated that the results of this research will help affected individuals maintain independence and quality of life, improve their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and additionally help to reduce stress, burden, and other poor outcomes in their caregivers. This FOA will use the NIH R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award mechanism.


March Deadlines

Sigma Theta Tau International/ Emergency Nurses' Association Foundation Grant, Due March 1

Funds for this grant are provided jointly by ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International to encourage nursing research that will advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing. All relevant research topics will be considered, although priority will be given to studies which relate to the ENA/ENA Foundation Research Initiatives.

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.

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

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, December 10, 2014


Office of Professional Development, Online Ebola Course

“Ebola: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know.” The course is offered free for those wishing to obtain the information or for a nominal fee for nurses and physicians who desire CE credits (2.75  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for $25).  Click here to register.


December

Interviewing Applicants:Best Practices, December 18

Presented by Sharon George, Certified Professional in Human Resources & Heather de la Piedra, SON Personnel Generalist, December 18, 9:00 - 10:00, ORS/CNR 1020. Topics to be covered will include;Reducing Employee Turnover through improved interviewing and selection, Overview of the University and SON hiring process, Developing effective interview questions, What not to ask a candidate – keeping it legal, Sponsored by the Office of Research & Scholarship

February

Jean Kelley Winter Lecture, February 3

“The End Of The Beginning: Next Steps in Palliative Care  Research & Practice" Presented by Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN, Professor & Marie O’Koren Endowed Chair.  Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, ORS/CNR 1020.  Register here.


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