Skip all navigation and go to page content

SEA Currents

Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category

New Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. These populations include but are not limited to men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos.

Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site : https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OAM/NIHLM2015468/listing.html

Primary Point of Contact:

  • Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
  • Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact :

  • Shari Shor, Contracting Officer
  • Office of Acquisitions (OA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • 6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
  • Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
  • Phone: 301-496-6546
  • Fax: 301-402-0642
  • E-mail: shorse@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2015 RFQ.

Funding Opportunity: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-249.html

See also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/AdminSupp.html

Purpose The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.

NLM Contact Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.

Deadline

  • Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
  • This program expires July 18, 2015

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Notice Number: NOT-LM-15-006

Key Dates Release Date: April 28, 2015 Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: May 29, 2015 First Estimated Application Due Date: July 30, 2015 Earliest Estimated Award Date: September 15, 2015 Earliest Estimated Start Date: September 30, 2015

Related Announcements PA-13-276

Issued by National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Eye Institute (NEI) National Institute on Aging (NIA) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Purpose

The NLM and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers intend to promote an ongoing initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. These administrative supplements for informationist services provide funds to awarded research and center grants in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The FOA is expected to be published in May 2015 with an expected application due date in July 2015.

This FOA will provide support through Administrative Supplements to active awards of the participating Institutes and Centers.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists for that reason.

Details of the goals, application instructions, and budget for the forthcoming FOA are expected to be similar to the previous issuance, PA-13-276.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to: Alan VanBiervliet, Ph.D. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Telephone: 301-594-1297 Email: alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

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

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces 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.

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.  Summaries of the previous years’ funded projects can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

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 July 6, 2015 at 12 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

http://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=c681c3181b5fa1c831b46e6e9f465442

For more information about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2015disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, Disaster Lit™ and other resources.

Send in Questions for the RML Cooperative Agreement Webinar

Friday, April 17th, 2015

This is a reminder that the National Library of Medicine is holding a “Nuts and Bolts” Technical Assistance Webinar to help you apply for the cooperative agreements and supplements for the Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and Offices.

You are encouraged to submit questions by 12 PM ET, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 to: NLMRMLQuestions@mail.nih.gov.

The Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on:

Please refer to the National Network Office page for additional information related to the Network program and funding opportunity announcement.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland