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Funding Opportunity from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Seek, Test, Treat and Retain For Youth and Young Adults Living with or at High Risk for Acquiring HIV (R01)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to examine delivery models of HIV-focused services (testing, linkage, engagement and retention in care) for high risk or already HIV+ infected youth and young adults. Applications should incorporate substance use into study aims and service delivery objectives should address access to substance use prevention, screening, and treatment.  The developmental, structural, and systemic factors related to serving youth need to be clearly incorporated into study aims, rather than simple incremental refocusing of existing interventions to younger people.

Application Due Date: April 14, 2015 (Letter of Intent due February 15, 2015)

Learn more here: RFA-DA-15-019

Eligibility Information:

Higher Education Institutions

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education

For-Profit Organizations

Governments

Other

  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations

About NIDA:

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.  This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

ProjectEnhancing Access to Mental Health Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Awardee:  Joanne M. Muellenbach / Medical Library, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA
Description:  The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) will partner with the Lackawanna County Library System (LCLS) in the design and implementation of a Mental Health in NEPA event directed towards librarians and other public services professionals.  Information literacy, train-the-trainer sessions on how to locate high quality, mental health information for librarians and other public services professionals, would be a key part of the Mental Health in NEPA event.  In addition, the TCMC Library would purchase a core collection of carefully-selected mental health titles and make these resources available to members of the Lackawanna County Library System and TCMC affiliates.

ProjectMentoring Health Careers through Health Information Projects for High School and Middle School
Awardees:  Debra Rand and Wendy Herman / The Hofstra North Shore‐LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University‐School of Medicine Health Sciences Library, Hempstead, NY
Description:  The Health Sciences Library staff proposes a partnership with students to expand upon current service learning initiatives by targeting the high school and middle school students and staff in a local school district for health literacy and education projects.  Activities will include developing and conducting educational sessions for the Health Related Careers course, providing information about health and science careers, conducting educational health fairs for students and their families, hosting visits to the School of Medicine and North Shore‐LIJ Health System including interaction with students and staff, outreach with school librarians and nurses, development of customized resources (a consumer health information web portal, video tutorials, and print tools) to support all of the activities, and potential use of the web portal, tutorials, and resources for outreach to additional teen and consumer populations in Nassau County.

ProjectSupporting the Information Needs of Clarkson University’s Health Sciences Programs through Improved Technology
Awardee:  Regan DeFranza / Health Sciences Library, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Description:  The Health Sciences Library provides orientation programs, instructional classes and reference/research services to the Physical Therapy and Physician Assistants programs.  The primary goal is to enable students to find, use, manage and evaluate medical information for academic success and to build the information skills they will need throughout their careers.  The outdated technology available for reference, research and instruction impedes the present delivery and precludes expansion of these services.  This project will provide eight computers in the library computer lab, allow for the addition of a mobile workstation (laptop computer and projector) for teaching in multiple venues, and add an interactive smartboard which will enhance student engagement.

Date / Time:  February 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Wherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Online / No Registration Required

Grant Announcement for the National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention among Adolescents

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The HHS Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) with the purpose of funding 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 by Friday, April 10, 2015.

NLM Teleconference to Report on RFI and New Funding Mechanism for 2016-2021

Monday, January 26th, 2015

In May 2014, the National Library of Medicine posted a Request for Information (RFI) asking for ideas on how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) (http://nnlm.gov) can more effectively and efficiently provide equal access to biomedical information and improve an individual’s access to health information.  Based on the feedback from nearly 50 respondents and a review of historical data related to the program, NLM will change the award mechanism for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Libraries’ cycle from contracts to cooperative agreements.  This type of funding mechanism will allow NLM to participate more fully in the work of the RMLs and better coordinate collaborative programs and projects.  A Notice of Intent was published on the NIH Grants & Funding site on January 22, 2015.

Join NLM in a teleconference to hear about the responses to the RFI and learn about Cooperative Agreements:

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 / 4 pm (ET)
  • Teleconference Number:  1-888-450-5996
  • Participant Passcode: 662939

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

MAR Funding Forum (Lunch with the RML session)

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Presenters:  Renae Barger, Michelle Burda, Lydia Collins, Kate Flewelling, & Missy Harvey / NN/LM MAR

Date / Time:  January 29th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Wherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  If you have questions like these or others, please join us for an open forum to ask questions and receive instant answers from all the MAR staff.

  • Are you considering applying for funding?
  • Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with the application process?
  • Are you clear on which award best fits the kind of activity you want to fund?
  • Do you understand all of what MAR expects you to include in your application?

Grants and Proposal Writing

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Presenter:  Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Date / Time:  February 2nd / 10 am – Noon (ET)

Registerhttp://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=511

Summary:  Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal.  Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including:  documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.  3-4 MLA CEs.

MAR Network Member Publication

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

We are delighted to report that one of our members was recently published.  The article is related to her work resulting from MAR funding.

Translating Evidence Into Practice at the End of Life:  Information Needs, Access, and Usage by Hospice and Palliative Nurses / Michele Klein-Fedyshin, MSLS, BSN, RN, AHIP.  Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, February 2015, v. 17:1.

Ring in 2015 with 8 MLA CEs, a Project Plan, and MAR Funding to Make it Happen!

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

MAR invites applications for our next round of funding opportunities which are due March 13, 2015.  Funding is designed to support our network members, as well as to encourage outreach activities aligned with the NN/LM mission to provide all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve the public’s access to information so they can make informed decisions about their health.

Libraries, information centers, health centers, community- and faith-based organizations, and others providing health information services are encouraged to apply for a variety of awards that:

  • improve health information services
  • increase awareness and access to biomedical information
  • educate and empower consumers to make informed decisions about their health
  • prepare librarians and staff to meet the needs and challenges of the changing healthcare environment

To coincide with this new round of funding, MAR has teamed up with Outreach and Evaluation expert, Cindy Olney, from the NN/LM Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) to offer a 4-part webinar series, eligible for up to 8 MLA CEs.

Mapping an Outreach Project:  Start with Information; End with a Plan is designed for anyone who wants to garner support, financial or otherwise, for a new project or service.  You will learn how assessment and evaluation can be effective tools for project planning and proposal writing.  Assessment enables you to gather compelling information about the need and viability of your project.  It also helps you build relationships with potential partners.  Adding evaluation methods to your program plan helps you “begin with the end in mind,” making desired results the centerpiece of your project proposal.  This class will elaborate on information contained in the OERC Planning and Evaluation booklets.

  • Webinar 1:  January 12:  Noon-1:00 pm

Know the factors that influence people to adopt new ideas and technology so you can choose the best strategies for your project

  • Webinar 2:  January 14:  Noon-1:00 pm

Gather information about your target audience that is most effective for planning your project

  • Webinar 3:  January 26:  Noon-1:00 pm

Use a project-planning tool that allows you to logically link resources and activities to desired results

  • Webinar 4:  January 28:  Noon-1:00 pm

Incorporate evaluation into your project and understand how your plan can be expanded into a full project proposal

These classes will be followed by a special 2-hour Grants and Proposal Writing course, offered online February 2nd / 10 am – Noon.

These classes will focus special attention on applications for MAR funding.  However, information presented is relevant to many types of outreach and project proposals.

Research Opportunity for Librarians

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Accepting Proposals December 1, 2014 to February 1, 2015

Do you have a research idea related to librarians and disasters, but don’t know how to start? The William H. Hannon Library will offer 21 librarians instruction in research design and a full year of peer/mentor support to complete a research project at their home institutions. The learning experience, travel to and from Los Angeles, CA, accommodations, and food will be supplied to Scholars free of charge. The summer Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) workshop is supplemented with pre-Institute learning activities and a personal learning network that provides ongoing mentoring. The workshop will be held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. This year’s workshop will be held on July 13-23, 2015, with arrival on campus on Sunday, July 12, and departure on Friday, July 24. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply with ideas in any library-related topic.

For more information, go to the Call for Proposals: http://irdlonline.org/call-for-proposals/

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Notices

  • Request for Comments on the Draft NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research
    (NOT-OD-15-026) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Reminder for the Extramural Scientific Community: Implementation of the Genomic Data Sharing Policy Begins January 25, 2015
    (NOT-OD-15-027) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Notice of Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy on Shared Animal Welfare Concerns
    (NOT-OD-15-028) Office of the Director, NIH
  • NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
    (NOT-OD-15-030) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015
    (NOT-OD-15-032) Office of the Director, NIH
  • Notice of an Extension of PAR-12-049 “Cancer Research Education Grants Program (R25)”
    (NOT-CA-15-007)
    National Cancer Institute
  • Notice of Change in Application Due Date for RFA-ES-14-010 “Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50)”
    (NOT-ES-15-005)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Technical Assistance Webinar for ES-14-012 “Environmental Influences during Windows of Susceptibility in Breast Cancer Risk (U01)” and ES-14-011 “Coordinating Center for the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (U01)”
    (NOT-ES-15-006)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Notice of Change in Application Due Dates for PAR-13-280 “Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01 )”
    (NOT-GM-14-135)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Notice of NHGRI Participation in PA-14-015 “Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants (Parent T32)” and Establishment of New Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetic and Genomic Research
    (NOT-HG-15-004)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Notice of Additional Due Date and Correction for RFA-HG-14-005 “Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32)”
    (NOT-HG-15-009)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Notice of Additional Due Date and Correction for RFA-HG-14-006 “Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active NLM Institutional Training Grants in Biomedical Informatics (T15)”
    (NOT-HG-15-010)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Notice of Change to Instructions for Senior/Key Personnel in the Overall and Project Components of PAR-13-316 “NHLBI Program Project Applications (P01)”
    (NOT-HL-14-242)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Notice of Participation of NIMHD in PAR-14-260 “Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01)”
    (NOT-MD-15-002)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Request for Information (RFI): Challenges and Opportunities for Exploring and Understanding the Epitranscriptome
    (NOT-RM-15-007)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives

Requests for Applications

  • Innovative Measures of Oral Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention (R01)
    (RFA-AI-14-071)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 25, 2015
  • Human Cellular Models for Predicting Individual Responses to Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator- Directed Therapeutics (R41)
    (RFA-HL-15-026)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 9, 2015 and November 9, 2015
  • Human Cellular Models for Predicting Individual Responses to Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator- Directed Therapeutics (R43/R44)
    (RFA-HL-15-027)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 9, 2015; November 9, 2015; and November 9, 2016

Program Announcements

  • High Priority Immunology Grants (R01)
    (PAS-15-055)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.