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Clinical and Health Research Health Disparities Summer Program

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) is accepting applications for its Health Disparities Research Summer Immersion program. This is a paid intensive summer research experience for graduate students in all health sciences fields from across the country. It is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in the process of research as well as gain insight into topics in health disparities research. In addition, students will attend weekly seminars that explore health disparities questions and problems as well as scientific approaches, research methods, and career issues.

Application Deadline: February 4, 2014. The program includes monthly pay and travel to Ann Arbor. Find more information about the Health Disparities Summer Program here:

We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle eBook Cultural Values Contest for Native Youth

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle announce a joint eBook contest for Native American youth ages 13 to 24.  The eBook contest invites youth to think about their cultural values and express themselves using a medium of their choice – essay, photography, graphics, illustration, video, audio or a combination. Cultural values include respect, honesty, love, bravery, humility, truth and wisdom.

Find more information about the eBook Cultural Values Contest online:

Contest deadline: January 31, 2014

HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) offers a scholarship program for early-career U.S. minority investigators.  The program seeks to increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research.  Investigators who have received their terminal degree (MD, PhD, etc) and want to work with a mentor scientist in the Network to complete a research project based upon an existing HPTN research study are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to Identify a Mentor: December 13, 2013
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

Find more information about the HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program online:

Healthy Native Babies Project Resource Stipend Application

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is pleased to announce that resource stipends are available for organizations serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities to have customized materials with safe infant sleep messages printed by NICHD, utilizing the Healthy Native Babies Project Toolkit Disk.  The Toolkit Disk allows individuals to design culturally appropriate and regionally specific materials with phrases translated into Native languages as well as photographs of Native families taken across the country.  Recipients myst be from one of the following Indian Health Service Areas: Aberdeen, Alaska, Bemidji, Billings, or Portland.

Application Deadline: December 19, 2013

Contact Lauri Argo for the Stipend Application at (888) 996-9916 or

Visit the NICHD online to access the Healthy Native Babies Project and other resources:

Assistance to Firefighters Grant: Funding Available

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Funds may be used for:

  • Maintenance and sustainment for contracts, warranties, repair or replacement costs, upgrades, and user fees may be allowable.
  • Operations and safety activities such as:
    • Training
    • Equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Modifications to facilities
  • Vehicle acquisition
  • Joint/regional interoperability projects

For additional grant information and eligibility requirements, visit

Indian Health Service Improving Care Program

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The Indian Health Service announces the opportunity to participate in the Improving Patient Care Program, Phase Five (IPC 5).  The Improving Patient Care Program is an IHS initiative to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases by improving the quality of and access to care.  Participating IPC 5 sites will share ideas and best practices with each other, work toward Patient Centered Medical Home accreditation of their site, and gather data about how care is improved.

More information about the Improving Care Program is available online:

Application Deadline: November 12, 2013

N7 Funding Opportunity For Native Youth Sports And Physical Activity Programs

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The N7 Fund is committed to inspiring and enabling participation in sports for American Indian and Alaska Native populations in North America.  The N7 Fund is funded through the sale of footwear created specifically fo the Native community, called Nike Air Native N7.  The N7 Fund provides grants to organizations that have sports and physical activity programs for youth.

Award amount: Up to $10,000
Application Deadline: December 31, 2013

More information and the application for the N7 Funding opportunity is available on the N7 site:

Funding Opportunities

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Family Engagement Grants

W.K. Kellogg Foundation  – Provides funding programs that use family engagement to promote children’s learning and development.

Deadline: September 23, 2013

For more information:


Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Community Service Grant

American Dental Hygienists’ Association  – Provides funding to dental hygienists for projects aimed at improving oral health or providing oral health education.

Deadline: November 1, 2013

For more information:


Dr. Alan J. Allery Health Research Award

University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health  – Award to promising American Indian student health researchers.

Deadline: September 27, 2013

For more information:


Open Meadows Foundation Grants

Open Meadows Foundation  – Grants for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

Deadline: February 15, 2014

For more information:


National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE III)

Indian Health Service  – Funding for a national Indian organization to conduct outreach and education, and training and technical assistance designed to improve Indian health care and further health reform opportunities.

Deadline: September 22, 2013

For more information:


Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  – Funding to enable independent living for people with disabilities and the elderly.

Deadline: October 16, 2013

For more information:

Public Health Fellowship Program with the CDC

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Application Deadline: September 19, 2013

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is pleased to offer recent graduates from eligible schools or programs of public health an opportunity to gain practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The fellowship allows early-career public health professionals an opportunity to train at the CDC on a variety of high priority public health issues.

More information and application instructions can be found online:

Funding Opportunity: Capacity Building Projects For Urban Indian Organizations

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

The First Nations Development Institute and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition of Seattle are seeking proposals for grant funding from nonprofit organizations that serve Native Americans in urban areas through community programs, projects and services. They are particularly interested in funding grantees who focus on community involvement and public services through a mix of housing, child welfare, employment, food bank, youth development, financial education, workforce development, cultural, language, recreation and/or commercial amenities.

Application Deadline: September 3, 2013

More information and application instructions are available online: