Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 10 Alert # 4 - October 27, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Funders Have Not Embraced General Operating Support, Study Finds
Despite the widespread belief that multiyear general operating support is important to nonprofits' ability to fulfill their missions, many foundations do not provide such support to their grantees, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) finds. According to the report, Making the Case: Foundation Leaders on the Importance of Multiyear General Operating Support (34 pages, PDF), only 12.4 percent of the grants in CEP's Grantee Perception Report dataset over the last ten years were for multiyear general operating support. Based on surveys of foundation CEOs, program officers and nonprofit CEOs conducted prior to the emergence of COVID-19, the analysis found that only 41 percent of nonprofits reported receiving multiyear general operating support during the previous twelve months and that such grants accounted for less than a quarter of their funding from foundations. And while 58 percent of foundation CEOs reported providing some multiyear general operating support, a majority of those funders (60 percent) awarded such support to less than a quarter of their grantees, while only 11 percent provided such support to more than half their grantees. The analysis also found that while 63 percent of foundation CEOs said they were in favor of increasing the percentage of their grantees that receive multiyear general operating support, only 17 percent believed that their foundation would increase the allocation of grant dollars to general operating support over the next year. The report can be found at the Center for Effective Philanthropy website http://cep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CEP_MYGOS_Report_FNL.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 23, 2020.

CPRIT Launches New Liver Cancer Page - October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month
According to the Texas Cancer Registry, 4,000 Texans will be diagnosed with liver cancer this year. Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) launched an ambitious initiative in 2018 to reverse the rising rate of liver cancer in Texas, bringing together the top liver cancer experts in the state to create a collaborative action program to fight this emerging public health crisis. CPRIT invites those interested to check out their new webpage to learn more about how CPRIT is fighting liver cancer in Texas through its support of the Collaborative Action Program to Reduce Liver Cancer Mortality in Texas: https://livercancer.cprit.texas.gov/
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Oct. 16, 2020.

Announcing Redesigned MentalHealthTX.org
The Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (SBHCC) through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is pleased to announce the redesign of the Mental Health Texas website, https://mentalhealthtx.org. This website is a resource to help people locate mental health and substance use disorder services, get information about common mental health conditions and social services and find crisis hotline services. The website also includes mental health resources related to COVID-19 https://mentalhealthtx.org/disaster-resources/. Questions about the website can be sent by email to mentalhealthtx@hhsc.state.tx.us.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, Sept. 23, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Addressing Chronic Wound Trajectories Through Social Genomics Research (R01- Clinical Trial Optional): PA-17-492
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled 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 with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to stimulate clinical research that applies a social genomics approach to chronic wound risk, presence, progression and healing. The field of social genomics focuses on how the social environment influences gene expression and how this gene expression may in turn impact health outcomes. Chronic wounds (e.g., diabetic ulcers, venous or arterial ulcers) are multidimensional and, as such, there is benefit to a holistic approach that goes beyond a focus on the wound (i.e., repairing the skin and underlying tissue) to include an approach that focuses on the person with the wound. A better understanding of social environmental factors (positive and negative) and associated molecular mechanisms is needed to advance therapeutic strategies aimed at reducing chronic wound risk in addition to improving healing outcomes and quality of life.
CFDA: 93.361
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-492.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): nursing, patient safety.

Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Projects: HHS-2021-IHS-COIPP-0001
SOURCE: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Indian Health Service (IHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: 33 awards of $500,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this new Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 funding opportunity applicants must be one of the following as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603: 
• Federally-recognized Indian Tribe.
• Tribal organization.
• Urban Indian organization that currently has a grant or contract award from the IHS under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 25 U.S.C. 1651-1660h. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this IHS grant is to address the opioid crisis in American Indian (AI)/Alaska Native (AN) communities by developing and expanding community education and awareness of prevention, treatment or recovery activities for opioid misuse and opioid use disorder. The intent is to increase knowledge and use of culturally appropriate interventions and to encourage an increased use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This program will support Tribal and Urban Indian communities in their effort to provide prevention, treatment and recovery services to address the impact of the opioid crisis within their communities. 
CFDA: 93.933
CONTACT: If technical challenges arise and assistance is required with the application process, contact:
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov
• If problems persist, contact Mr. Paul Gettys, Acting Director, Division of Grants Management. Phone: 301-443-2114 or 301-443-5204. Email: paul.gettys@ihs.gov. For more information, go to https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-22941.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020. 
Subject(s): opioid overdose epidemic, substance abuse education/prevention, substance abuse treatment.

Fundamental Science Research on Mind and Body Approaches (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-322
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled 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 with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory /developmental research grant applications (R21) to investigate the fundamental science of mind and body approaches, including mind/brain-focused practices (e.g., meditation, hypnosis), body-based approaches (e.g., acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation/mobilization), meditative exercise (e.g., yoga, tai chi, qi gong), art and music therapies, or integrative approaches combining several components. Studies of pharmacologic approaches exclusively are not included in the scope of this FOA.
CFDA: 93.213
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-322.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020. 
Subject(s): health, medical research, complementary therapies.

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-14-177): PA-18-355
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled 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 with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), is intended to encourage Research Project Grant (R01) applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence or promote positive sustainable health behaviors in children and youth (birth to age 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity or participating in healthy relationships.
CFDA: 93.361
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-355.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 21, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health, health promotion/wellness.

Implementing and Evaluating a Data-to-Care Rx Strategy: RFA-PS-21-004
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 30, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.1 million for three awards over four years.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled 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 with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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.
• Bona fide agents.
• Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) utilize real-time prescription data to identify HIV-infected patients who are late filling their antiretroviral (ARV) prescriptions and to target these individuals for progressive adherence and retention interventions; 2) to determine the essential steps and critical elements for conducting a Data-to-Care Rx (D2C Rx) strategy; and 3) develop a D2C Rx implementation protocol and other implementation materials. The objectives of the NOFO are to improve HIV viral suppression, adherence to ARV therapy and retention in care.
CFDA: 93.943, 93.941
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328299.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Oct. 8, 2020.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to HIV-Associated Comorbidities and Prioritizing Intervention Targets (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-21-027
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 7, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled 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 with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for comprehensive systems biology studies using multidisciplinary team science to identify common, overlapping etiologies of HIV-associated comorbidities. Ultimately, the goal is to identify targets for intervention to mitigate multiple comorbidities associated with HIV infection.
CFDA: 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.840, 93.233
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-027.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 19, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Oct. 8, 2020.

New Onset Depressive Symptoms in Acute Illness (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-17-487
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled 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 with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage research on the etiology of depressive symptoms that occur in the context of a sudden onset acute illness. Although it is known that depressive symptoms may linger and affect functional recovery long after physical recovery from an acute insult, there is a gap in knowledge about the pathobiology that may underlie these incident depressive symptoms. A greater understanding of the etiological factors that contribute to or mitigate a trajectory of depressive symptoms may inform a personalized, holistic approach to managing recovery from acute illness.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.242
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-487.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020. 
Subject(s): mental health.

Rural Policy Analysis Program: HRSA-21-024
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Dec. 14, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $225,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include domestic public, private, and non-profit organizations, including tribes and tribal organizations, faith-based and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, state and local governments and hospitals.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that informs policy makers. This program is national in scope and focuses on cross-cutting rural health and human services issues, identifying historical and emerging trends and challenges faced by rural communities. 
CFDA: 93.155
CONTACT: Jennifer Burges. Phone: 301-945-3985. Email: jburges@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=d9bfa9bf-82ad-4f2f-9b3f-3fee102e9c91
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020. 
Subject(s): rural health, health policy research. 


Private Funding Opportunities

2021 RUNX1 Early Career Investigator Grant Program
SOURCE: RUNX1 Research Program (RRP) and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 16, 2020 by 7 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $180,000 over three years.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. (D.O., M.B.B.S. or equivalent) and be within five years of their first faculty appointment as an assistant professor or equivalent. Associate and full professors are ineligible. If still at the instructor level, applicants must submit a letter of support from their mentors at the sponsoring institution. 
• Applicants may have research grants from other funding sources during the award period, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and budgetary overlap. 
• Applicants must have research experience working in, and a deep understanding of, normal or malignant hematopoiesis or immunology. 
• Applicant institutions may be based in the U.S. or outside of the U.S. Applicants need not be United States citizens. Funds must be granted to nonprofit institutions or organizations. 
• One resubmission of a previously unfunded application is allowed.
• A minimum of 75 percent of the applicant’s time during the award period must be allocated as protected time for all research activities. This percentage of time includes both activities on this grant and the applicant’s other research responsibilities. 
PURPOSE: This grant program promotes the establishment of a new generation of translational and clinical researchers interested in tackling inherited hematologic malignancy predisposition disorders with a focus on RUNX1-familial platelet disorder. Providing capital to early career investigators not only injects funding to where it is needed most, but also cultivates a new cohort of investigators who will be invested in an area of research that historically has had limited attention.
CONTACT: Email: Grants@AlexsLemonade.org. For more information, go to https://www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/images/2020/runx1_early_career_investigator_grants_final_0.pdf.
From Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation website, accessed Oct. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, children’s health.

American Lung Association: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award
SOURCE: American Lung Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $75,000 per year for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must hold a doctoral degree, be in a clinical allergy and immunology division (or clinical immunology division), be undertaking a project related to allergic respiratory disease and have completed training. Candidates are only allowed to submit one application per review cycle. Applicants who apply for more than one grant or award will forfeit any chance of funding. Candidates must be employed by a U.S. nonprofit institution. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses:
• Permanent resident (Green Card).
• Exchange visitor (J-1).
• Temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B).
• Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN).
• Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa).
• Temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1).
PURPOSE: This award is a long-standing joint effort between the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to encourage and support early-stage investigators with a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division or section, to conduct research into advancing the understanding of allergic respiratory disease. 
CONTACT: For questions about the awards and grants program: Email: research@lung.org. For technical issues regarding proposal and the online application process: Phone: 703-964-5840 or 800-875-2562. Email: pcsupport@altum.com. For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/faq. For more information, go to https://www.lung.org/getmedia/2f1753cd-3e31-424b-a57a-159767f2cee4/2021-allergic-respiratory-diseases-award-rfa-and-app-guide.pdf.
From American Lung Association website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, respiratory system diseases.

American Lung Association: Innovation Award
SOURCE: American Lung Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $75,000 per year for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Successful applicants are investigators with evidence of prior excellence and productivity in the early stages of their careers; applicants must have held a K or R type award within three years prior to applying for this Lung Association award. Individuals who have been PI (principal investigator) on two or more large federal research grants are not eligible to apply. Candidates are only allowed to submit one application per review cycle. Applicants who apply for more than one grant or award will forfeit any chance of funding. Candidates must be employed by a U.S. nonprofit institution. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses:
• Permanent resident (Green Card).
• Exchange visitor (J-1).
• Temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B).
• Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN).
• Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa).
• Temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1).
PURPOSE: This award will support promising independent investigators who are leveraging their existing body of work to conduct basic science, behavioral, clinical or translational research for lung health.
CONTACT: For questions about the awards and grants program: Email: research@lung.org. For technical issues regarding proposal and the online application process: Phone: 703-964-5840 or 800-875-2562. Email: pcsupport@altum.com. For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/faq. For more information, go to https://www.lung.org/getmedia/86b126cf-2311-4c5e-9bbe-8996c246c03f/2021-innovation-award-rfp-and-app-guide.pdf.
From American Lung Association website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, respiratory system diseases.

American Lung Association: Public Policy Research Award
SOURCE: American Lung Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000 per year for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: At the time of the award the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or relevant terminal professional degree such as an M.PH. and have a faculty appointment or equivalent with demonstrated institutional commitment (salary support, research space), access to computers and software, in a recognized academic institution or established nonprofit research entity. Applicants should be on track to pursue a career in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, law and related disciplines. Applicants must be investigators for whom their institution provides the space and other resources customary for independent investigators. Candidates are only allowed to submit one application per review cycle. Applicants who apply for more than one grant or award will forfeit any chance of funding. Candidates must be employed by a U.S. nonprofit institution. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses:
• Permanent resident (Green Card).
• Exchange visitor (J-1).
• Temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B).
• Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN).
• Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa).
• Temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1).
PURPOSE: This mechanism is designed to help stimulate and inform important public policy debates around healthy air and lung disease. This award supports research on and evaluation of existing public policy and programs, as well as projects that inject innovative ideas into public policies impacting lung health. This award is not intended to support events, lobbying efforts, legislative meetings or briefings.
CONTACT: For questions about the awards and grants program: Email: research@lung.org. For technical issues regarding proposal and the online application process: Phone: 703-964-5840 or 800-875-2562. Email: pcsupport@altum.com. For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://www.lung.org/research/awards-and-grants-opportunities/faq. For more information, go to https://www.lung.org/getmedia/70c20c99-f1e8-4375-806a-f68eb2f3be2f/2021-public-policy-rfa-and-app-guide.pdf.
From American Lung Association website, accessed Oct. 20, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, respiratory system diseases, health policy research.

Cockrell Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Cockrell Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are made to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations only. To be eligible for a grant, an organization must have received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code. Grants are made primarily in Houston, Texas. No grants are made to organizations outside of the U.S. or out of Texas unless the purpose of the grant is to benefit a Houston, Texas project. Limited funds are available for grants outside of Houston and such grant requests are discouraged.
PURPOSE: The Cockrell Foundation fields of interest include health, human services and civic services. The Foundation makes grants of support for endowment funds, annual campaigns, building funds, capital campaigns, general purposes and special projects. 
CONTACT: Phone: 713-209-7500. Email: foundation@cockrellfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://www.cockrellfoundation.org/.
From Cockrell Foundation website, accessed Oct. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): health, human services, civic services.

Movember Invites Applications for First Responders Grant Program
SOURCE: Movember, in partnership with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 23, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 21, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $343,000 over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this funding opportunity, applicants must:
• Be based in any one of the participating countries: United States, Ireland or New Zealand. 
• Be legally able to accept grant funds within their respective country.
• Designate a member of the project team to participate in the program evaluation and agree to the roll-out/delivery of controlled evaluation with Movember's evaluation partner.
• Be implementing an existing program that is showing promise that it works but requires rigorous evaluation; or be adapting a program that has shown promise that it works with one focal group to implement and evaluate with another focal group (e.g. a program that has had success with fire fighters and is proposed to trial with paramedics or paramedics/EMS to paramedics/EMS in another location).
• Take a prevention or early intervention perspective and incorporate a gendered lens to improve mental health and wellbeing in one or more of the targeted groups.
• Work in one of the targeted workplaces, e.g. police, fire, emergency/ paramedic services, or involve the “end user” from any of the targeted workplaces as a collaborator on the project team. 
PURPOSE: Movember is committed to collecting and disseminating information globally on the impact of its investments in boys' and men’s mental health. First responders are disproportionately affected by suicide and mental ill-health and are identified as a priority population for Movember. A key goal is to build evidence around effective programs and have others adopt them as exemplars or best practices that meet the needs of men who work and volunteer in environments with first responders. When something works, Movember will seek to mobilize that knowledge to help others. This outcome information is an important part of Movember's accountability, transparency and ability to scale successful interventions. 
CONTACT: Ivy Lim-Carter. Email: vfrgrants@movember.com. To apply, go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=movember. For more information, go to https://us.movember.com/uploads/files/2020/VFR%20Grants/Movember%20First%20Responder%20RFP%20-%20IRE%20NZ%20US%20FINAL%20September%202020.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health, fire & emergency response, men’s health.

Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Awards are made only to recognized charitable organizations which qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as tax exempt organizations. Funding is not available to organizations outside the United States or those limited by race or ethnic origin. The Foundation refrains from making awards for endowments or deficit financing. Awards are not made to other foundations except for community funds.
PURPOSE: Although the Foundation has a history of funding organizations in El Paso, it may occasionally fund organizations in other parts of Texas. Focus areas of the Foundation include: 
• Hospitals.
• Rehabilitation and welfare.
• Community funds.
• Civic and cultural needs.
• Youth activities.
CONTACT: Phone: 915-581-4025. Email: mckeefoundation@att.net. For more information, go to http://www.mckeefoundation.org/.
From McKee Foundation website, accessed Oct. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): health, human services, youth services, disabilities, civic services, hospitals.

Society of Women in Urology: Elisabeth Pickett Research Award
SOURCE: Society of Women in Urology (SWIU)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $2,500.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates include: trained urologists, (M.D. /D.O.), urology residents, urology fellows, research fellows (Ph.D.) with a research interest in urologic or related diseases and dysfunctions. Candidates must be members of Society of Women in Urology, Inc.
PURPOSE: The Elisabeth Pickett Research Award makes funds available for small research grants for basic, translation or clinical urologic research. The awards may be used to continue or supplement a current project or to initiate new study.
CONTACT: Email: info@swiu.org. For more information, go to https://swiu.org/awards/elisabeth-pickett-research-award.aspx. To apply, go to https://swiu.org/docs/awards/elisabethpickettresearchapplication.aspx.
From Society of Women in Urology website, accessed Oct. 19, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, urology.


Events

Virtual - 2020 Annual Texas EMS Conference 
SPONSOR: Texas EMS Conference managed by Sladek Conference Services, Inc.
WHEN: Nov. 23-25.
WHERE: Texas EMS conference will utilize an online platform established by a professional audio/visual provider to organize and present the sessions. 
DESCRIPTION: Attending Texas EMS Conference 2020 – Virtual provides access to 22 hours of continuing education from the top educators in the EMS field. With an extensive program agenda featuring over 100 lectures, attendees are sure to find a series of topics to advance their professional skills.
COST: $285. For more information and registration, go to https://texasemsconference.com/.
CONTACT: Phone: 512-759-1720. Email: info@texasemsconference.com.
From RHIhub website accessed, Oct. 20, 2020.

Webinar - HIV Prevention and Treatment Challenges in Rural America from the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services 
SPONSOR: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
WHEN: This webinar was recorded on Oct. 10 and is available from the RHIhub website.
WHERE: The recorded webinar is available as a video. Please refer to the website listed below.
DESCRIPTION: Speakers discuss recent increases in new HIV infections in rural areas and address barriers to HIV prevention and treatment services. They also describe the committee's site visit and policy recommendations.
COST: Free. To access the webinar, go to https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/webinars/nacrhhs-hiv-prevention?utm_source=racupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update10142.
CONTACT: Email: info@ruralhealthinfo.org.
From RHIhub webpage accessed, Oct. 20, 2020.


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