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NLM Funding Opportunity

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements for 2016-2021

The National Library of Medicine has announced that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities for 2016-2021 are open for applications until July 24, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) as an integral component of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individual’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight Health Sciences Libraries will function as the RML for their respective region. The RMLs will coordinate the operation of a Network of Libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RMLs will ensure a continuity of quality service for core programs of the NN/LM, and cooperatively design, implement and evaluate innovative approaches to serve the health information needs of health professionals and the public in the future.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)/Letter of Intent Due Date: June 24, 2015
Application Due Date: July 24, 2015
Read more here: RFA-LM-15-003

Technical Assistance Webinar (this will be recorded for future viewing)
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from 3:00-4:00pm ET
Where: Webinar URL – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlm_rml_423/
Teleconference number: 1-866-579-8110 Participant Code: 571542
We encourage you to submit questions in advance by email to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov

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.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Office of Minority Health (OMH)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

FY 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcements from the Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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.

Read more at the OMH’s Current Grants page.

For more information about outreach activities and resources, visit the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page

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.  OSPB collaborates with other components of NLM involved in similar activities, particularly the National Network of Libraries of Medicine® and the Office of Health Information Programs Development.

Recruiting Proposal Reviewers

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

We are looking for Network Members interested to review proposals for funding. If you volunteer to review proposals, we’ll send them to you in mid-March to be reviewed by April 15th.  Please email me at michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu if you are interested to serve as a reviewer.  You can earn 5 AHIP credits for serving as a proposal reviewer.

Please note that there is will time to apply for funding. We’ll accept proposals until March 16th. If you are interested to apply for funding, please email Mary Piorun with your intent to apply. We offer funding for projects related to digitization, member program development, community preparedness, technology improvement, library services to health agencies, health information outreach, and health information research.

Michelle Eberle, Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator

 

Funding Opportunity from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to enhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. This program 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.

Application Due Date: February 19, 2015
Learn more here: RFA-HL-16-007

Eligibility Information:
Applicant institutions must (1) have an institutional mission focused on serving students and diverse communities that are not well represented in NHLBI-funded research, or legislation recognizing such efforts, (2) serve high concentrations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds (a college or university where 20% or more of the student population receive Pell grants will be accepted as an indicator of concentrated student disadvantage), and (3) have a demonstrated need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions, e.g., obesity), lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.
Independent medical and graduate schools must (1) provide health care-related services to disadvantaged and underserved communities, and (2) have a need for research capacity development in cardiovascular disease (including associated conditions e.g., obesity), lung, and blood diseases.

About the NHLBI:
The NHLBI provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. The Institute collaborates with patients, families, health care professionals, scientists, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and the media to promote the application of research results and leverage resources to address public health needs.

Michael Honch
Outreach Intern
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Desk: 301.443-7635
michael.honch@nih.gov

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