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Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category

Healthy Eating Research – Building the Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Supports research on environmental and policy strategies designed 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.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 26, 2015
Application: Oct 7, 2015

For more information: http://bit.ly/1H1ogtW

Rural Child Poverty Telehealth Network Grant Program

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy – Awards funding to telehealth networks that integrate social and human service organizations. Networks must demonstrate how integration of social and human service organizations can expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of healthcare services for children living in impoverished rural areas.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: July 6, 2015

For more information:  http://bit.ly/1QFsrQE

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health is a national program of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that supports building a Culture of Health in the United States. The program aims to provide individuals, organizations, communities, policymakers, and researchers with the empirical evidence needed to address the key determinants of health encompassed in the Culture of Health Action Framework. In addition, Evidence for Action will also support efforts to assess outcomes and set priorities for action. It will do this by encouraging and supporting creative, rigorous research on the impact of innovative programs, policies and partnerships on health and well-being, and on novel approaches to measuring health determinants and outcomes.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award approximately $2.2 million will be awarded annually to support investigator-initiated research that supports building a Culture of Health. RWJF expects to fund between five and 12 grants each year for periods of up to 30 months. Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning June 1, 2015. Applicants first must submit a two-page letter of intent (LOI) through RWJF’s online system and will generally be notified within eight weeks as to whether they are approved to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will be due two months from the date of notification. Funding recommendations will be made within three months of receipt of the full proposal.

Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health: http://bit.ly/1QwGJha
Culture of Health Action Framework: http://bit.ly/1H8Lb4Z

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders, and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Beginning in 2011, the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center has funded 21 of these disaster outreach projects.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project. The deadline for proposals is Monday, July 6, 2015 by 12 pm ET. The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov: RFQ No. NIHLM2015383.

RFQ No. NIHLM2015383: http://1.usa.gov/1dB7i8o
Previous funded projects: http://1.usa.gov/1QTUj0Q

Summer Program for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

The Association of American Indian Physicians’ National Native American Youth Initiative is offering scholarships to cover the cost of a week long summer program to encourage students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare or biomedical research.  Structured activities and mentors are provided. The deadline is April 17, 2015. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/1CVltNI.

Office of Minority Health Funding Opportunities

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. OMH currently has four funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for which applications are being accepted.  Each FOA includes information on how to submit an application and what the application must contain.

To read more about the 4 funding opportunities: http://1.usa.gov/1MGDCX8

Anatomy of a Funding Opportunity Announcement

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Feature Article from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

If you find that getting through a FOA is a daunting task, it might help to familiarize yourself with the parts and sections of a FOA so you know what to expect and learn why each is important.  This “head to toe” look at FOAs helps make reading one more approachable.

Read the full article at the NIAID Funding News page.  http://1.usa.gov/1FLRNF0

For more information on FOAs, visit the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Information Outreach Funding Opportunities page.  http://1.usa.gov/1BEZs1x

The Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB) manages and develops programs to eliminate disparities in health information access by providing community outreach support, training health professionals on NLM’s health information databases, and designing websites that discuss the concerns of various racial and ethnic groups. These programs reach health professionals, public health workers and the general public, especially about health issues that disproportionately impact minorities such as environmental exposures and HIV/AIDS.

Funding Opportunities: Domestic Violence Programs

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Mary Kay Ash Domestic Violence Shelter Program

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation – Awards grants to emergency women’s domestic violence shelters.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: April 30, 2015

For more information: http://bit.ly/18mrnML

 

Family Violence Prevention and Services Grants for Domestic Violence Shelters/Grants to Native American Tribes (Including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal Organizations

Administration for Children and Families – Grants to assist tribes in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent family violence.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: April 6, 2015

For more information: http://bit.ly/1Ffsby2

Funding Announcement: National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

From the HHS Office of Adolescent Health:

“The purpose of FOA AH-MAI-15-001 from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health is to fund an organization that will support the maintenance, operation, and re-launch of a national HIV/AIDS resource center. The Resource Center will promote practical strategies to assist in the implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions and best practices targeted to adolescent youth, in particular adolescents at high risk and African American and Hispanic/Latino adolescents. Funding for this project comes from the HHS Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). OAH anticipates funding one grantee with an annual budget of up to $350,000 per year for a three-year project period.”

Applications are due April 10, 2015

More information: http://1.usa.gov/1zNt16N

Healthcare Access in Rural Communities

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has published a new resource guide on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities. The guide includes information on barriers to healthcare access, strategies to promote access, relevant organizations and funding opportunities.

Healthcare Access in Rural Communities (RAConline): http://bit.ly/1HDiL1T