Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 12 Alert # 2 - December 8, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
The Funding Information Center (FIC) will not publish a Funding Alert on December 22 and December 29 due to the holidays. We will return to our normal distribution schedule the following week with the January 5 issue. Happy Holidays from the Funding Information Center staff!
From the Funding Information Center, Dec. 8, 2020.

A Third of Americans Plan to Give Less or No Money to Charity in 2021
More than a third of Americans plan to cut back on their charitable giving or not give at all in 2021, a survey conducted by Eagle Hill Consulting finds.
Based on a survey of more than a thousand adults, the 2020 Non-Profit Charitable Giving and Volunteering Survey found that 69 percent of respondents reported that they had given to charity over the last few years, including 59 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34, 71 percent of those between the ages of 35 and 54, and 75 percent of those 55 and older. When asked about their giving plans for 2021, 35 percent of respondents said they would give less (10 percent) than they did in 2020 or not give at all (25 percent), while 48 percent said they would give about the same and 17 percent said they would give more. Younger respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 said they were more likely to give more (27 percent) than did those between the ages of 35 and 54 (18 percent) and those age 55 and older (9 percent), but also were more likely not to give at all (29 percent vs. 25 percent and 21 percent). More information about the report can be found at https://www.eaglehillconsulting.com/about-us/news/announcements/americans-plan-less-charitable-giving-according-to-new-eagle-hill-research/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Dec. 2, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support: PA-20-074
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 25, 2021, May 25, 2021, Sept. 25, 2021, Jan. 25, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon funds availability 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).
• 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 invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research evidence in clinical practice by scaling computer-based, interoperable clinical decision support.     
CFDA: 93.226 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-074.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, technology.

FY 2021 AmeriCorps State and National Grants: CNCS-09-11-20
SOURCE: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 6, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST. Organizations that propose to operate in only one state must apply through the Governor-appointed state commissions. Each state administers its own selection process and puts forward to CNCS the applicants it selects to compete for funding. State applicants must contact their state commissions to learn about their state processes and deadlines which may be significantly before the CNCS deadlines and may have additional requirements. For information about the state commission for Texas, OneStar Foundation, go to http://onestarfoundation.org/americorpstexas/available-funding/#AmeriCorps%20Texas%202021-2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects.
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply:
• Indian tribes.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local governments.
• Nonprofit organizations.
• States.
PURPOSE: AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in the following areas:
• Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
• Programs that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advancing racial equality and increasing opportunity to achieve sustainable change in communities. 
• Economic opportunity.
• Education.
• Healthy futures.
• Evidence-based interventions on the CNCS Evidence Exchange. 
• Veterans and military families.
• Rural intermediaries. 
• Faith-based organizations. 
• Programs that reduce child poverty. 
• Environmental stewardship. 
• Economic Mobility Corps.
CFDA: 94.006
CONTACT: Email: AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov. For more information, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2021/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2021.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Dec. 2, 2020. 
Subject(s): volunteerism, veteran’s services, substance abuse education/prevention, human services, rural health, youth services.

HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition: Innovative Methods of Blood Pressure Monitoring and Follow-up in Women During Pregnancy and/or Postpartum
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office on Women’s Health (OWH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Phase 1 submissions are due by Jan. 6, 2021. Please see URL for more information about additional deadlines.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.3 million for multiple awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is seeking innovative ways to ensure women with hypertension during pregnancy or postpartum receive appropriate monitoring and follow-up through the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition. OWH is creating a national competition to identify effective, pre-existing programs that care for women with hypertension who are pregnant or postpartum. The goal of this innovative competition is to demonstrate sustainability and the ability to replicate or expand a program that provides effective monitoring and follow-up of hypertension for women who are pregnant or postpartum. This program will include attention to disparities, including racial/ethnic or urban/rural. The program must demonstrate evidence-based approaches to screening and treating hypertensive disorders and will be shared with the public.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: HypertensionChallenge@hhs.gov. For more information, go to https://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/what-we-do/programs-and-activities/hhs-hypertension-innovator-award-competition.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Dec. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): pregnancy, women’s health, cardiovascular/heart disease, health disparities.

NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-19-370): PAR-21-084
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for multiple new due dates through 2024. Expires: Jan. 7, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ 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 NIDCR Small Grant Program for New Investigators supports basic and clinical research conducted by scientists who are in the early stages of establishing an independent research career in oral, dental and craniofacial research. This R03 program supports pilot or feasibility studies and developmental research projects with the intention of obtaining sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent investigator initiated Research Project Grant (R01) or equivalent application.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-084.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Dec. 2, 2020. 
Subject(s): dental health.

NLM Announces RFP for HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants must register for an ORAU Extranet SharePoint account no later than Dec. 14, 2020. Please see URL for instructions. Due Date: Dec. 28, 2020 by 1 p.m. CST. 
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are offered for up to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:
• Community-based organizations (CBO).
• Faith-based organizations.
• Local and state public health departments.
• Patient advocacy groups.
• Partnerships and consortia.
• Public libraries.
PURPOSE: The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2021 solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, their caregivers and the general public. The program provides funding for organizations to design and conduct local projects that will provide access to HIV/AIDS health information in a way that is meaningful to the target population and will increase the awareness and use of National Institutes of Health (NIH)/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) online and mobile HIV/AIDS resources. Projects must involve one of the following access categories: information retrieval, skills development, resource development and dissemination or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) navigator resource development and dissemination.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Angela Hawn. Phone: 865-576-3050. Email: Angela.Hawn@orau.org. For more information, go to https://www.nlm.nih.gov/oet/partnerships/aciop.html.
From National Library of Medicine website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS education/prevention, health information.

Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program: HRSA-21-020
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 19, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $16 million for up to 29 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments and other private or public nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Eligible faith-based organizations, community-based organizations and tribes and tribal organizations can apply for these funds. For-profit entities and individuals are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the NWD program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses.
CFDA: 93.178
CONTACT: Renee Nwankwo. Phone: 301-443-1587. Email: RNwankwo@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-21-020.
From Health Resources and Services Administration website, accessed Dec. 2, 2020. 
Subject(s): nursing, underserved populations.

State Offices of Rural Health Program (SORH): HRSA-21-026
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $11.5 million for up to 50 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility for this funding opportunity is limited to states with State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). 
PURPOSE: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 State Offices of Rural Program. The purpose of this program is to assist states in strengthening rural health care delivery systems by maintaining a focal point for rural health within each state. The program provides funding for an institutional framework that links small rural communities with state and federal resources to develop long-term solutions to rural health programs.
CFDA: 93.913
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-21-026.
From RHIhub This Week email, Dec. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): rural health, underserved populations.

Statewide Consumer Network Program Grant: SM-21-001
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 4, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $1.2 million for 12 awards. To expand the impact of this program and ensure broad geographic distribution, SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory or tribe. At least three awards will be made to tribes/tribal organizations pending sufficient application volume from these groups.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is limited to domestic public and private nonprofit entities, tribes and urban Indian organizations that have been mental health consumer-operated organizations for at least two years and are not operating under the umbrella of another organization. SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to mental health consumer-operated organizations to strengthen the capacity of individuals with serious mental illness to improve efforts to address their needs, including enhancing access to and quality of mental health services. Only organizations that are operated and managed by mental health consumers are eligible applicants. 
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Statewide Consumer  
Network grant program. The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing or expanding peer support services, peer leadership and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are underserved and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD); sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; and individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. It is expected that this program will increase access to, and the quality of, mental health services for adults with SMI; increase the sustainability of consumer-operated organizations; and enhance state capacity and infrastructure to support the recovery of adults with SMI and their families. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-21-001.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Dec. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): mental health. 


Private Funding Opportunities

American Epilepsy Society Invites Applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
SOURCE: American Epilepsy Society (AES)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 13, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Stipends of up to $50,000. Fellows also receive travel support to the AES annual meeting for one year, as well as a one-year membership in AES. The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., Pharm.D., R.N. or equivalent degree.
PURPOSE: This program awards stipends to postdoctoral trainees conducting research into the causes and consequences of, and treatments for, epilepsy under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical epilepsy research. 
CONTACT: Email: grants@aesnet.org. For more information, go to https://www.aesnet.org/research/funding%20for%20junior%20investigators/Post-Doctoral%20Research%20Fellowships.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Dec. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, conference support.

APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG)
SOURCE: Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 28, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: APSF-FAER will award grants of up to $300,000 over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Anesthesiologist faculty members who are within 10 years of their first faculty appointment are eligible to receive this grant. Please see URL for complete eligibility information. 
PURPOSE: The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) are offering the APSF-FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG) to develop the next generation of perioperative patient safety scientists. The intention is to fund one Mentored Research Training Grant to the sponsoring institution of a highly promising new perioperative patient safety scientist each year. This grant aims to help anesthesiologists develop the skills and preliminary data they need to become independent investigators in the field of anesthesia patient safety.
CONTACT: Phone: 630-912-2554. Email: FAER@faer.org. For more information, go to https://www.apsf.org/grants-and-awards/apsf-faer-mentored-research-training-grant/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, safety.

Autism Speaks Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2021 
SOURCE: Autism Speaks 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 19, 2021 by 7 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 3, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Each fellowship is awarded for a period of two years and includes both a competitive stipend and an $11,000 annual allowance intended to cover professional conference travel, research costs and supplies or fringe benefits. Indirect costs are not allowed. Stipend amounts are based on years of experience since Ph.D. Fellows are permitted to obtain additional awards or grants to cover research expenses only. Fellows may not hold any other award or grant that supplements their stipend.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants at U.S. and non-U.S. nonprofit and for-profit institutions are eligible for this program. These entities include, but are not limited to, colleges, universities, hospitals, governmental entities and for-profit research and development entities (e.g. biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies). Collaborative projects between public and private entities that diversify the training experience of the applicant are acceptable and encouraged. The site(s) where the applicant will conduct or participate in research training activities for the project must be clearly described in the individualized development plan (IDP). Projects involving for-profit entities require a letter from an authorized company representative declaring that the applicant’s work can and will be published, and that publication will not be delayed because of proprietary issues. The candidate must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree and cannot have more than five years of postdoctoral experience at the commencement of the award. The selected postdoctoral fellow must spend at least 80 percent of professional time engaged exclusively on the fellowship research activities for the duration of the award. The fellow may not simultaneously serve in an internship or residency, hold a tenure-track faculty appointment or hold another named fellowship award during the award period. Postdoctoral training in the laboratory where the applicant received a graduate degree will not be reviewed. 
PURPOSE: The goal of this program is to support well-qualified postdoctoral scientists pursuing training in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program is open to applicants from public or private institutions doing preclinical or clinical research. 
CONTACT: Joan New. Phone: 609-228-7313. Email: jnew@autismspeaks.org. For more information, go to https://science.grants.autismspeaks.org/uploads/helpdocs/2021_Postdoctoral_Fellowship_RFA.pdf.
From Autism Speaks website, accessed Dec. 1, 2020.
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorder, conference support.

Autism Speaks Predoctoral Fellowship Program 2021 
SOURCE: Autism Speaks 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 19, 2021 by 7 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 3, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The two-year fellowship includes an annual $37,000 award that combines a stipend of $26,000 plus a $11,000 annual allowance for fringe benefits, research costs and supplies, professional travel or tuition reimbursement. Indirect costs are not allowed. Acceptance of any other award or grant that supplements research training expenses or the stipend requires approval that will be granted in rare and exceptional cases.
ELIGIBILITY: The candidate must be an enrolled student in a program leading to a research doctorate (such as a Ph.D. or Sc.D.) or a combined degree such as an M.D./Ph.D., in an academic department of an accredited university or health/medical institution. The candidate must have two or more years remaining in their program. The selected predoctoral fellow must spend at least 80 percent of professional time engaged exclusively in Autism Speaks’ autism research-related activities for the duration of the award and cannot simultaneously hold another fellowship award during the support period. International applications are encouraged. 
PURPOSE: Autism Speaks invites applications from predoctoral students interested in pursuing careers in autism research. The fellows will work directly with mentors who are leading scientists in autism-related research. This program supports the growth of a promising cadre of early career scientists who will make autism research their chosen field. The primary purpose of the predoctoral fellowship is to provide highly qualified candidates with exceptional research training opportunities broadly related to the study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
CONTACT: Joan New. Phone: 609-228-7313. Email: jnew@autismspeaks.org. For more information, go to https://science.grants.autismspeaks.org/uploads/helpdocs/2021_Predoctoral_Fellowship_RFA.pdf.
From Autism Speaks website, accessed Dec. 1, 2020.
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorder, conference support. 

Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research
SOURCE: Glen Foundation for Medical Research, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 25, 2021. Due Date: Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by mid-May 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The Foundation expects to award 10 one-year grants in 2021, each at the level of $60,000, of which $52,000 is to be used for salary and the remainder to be used for allowable expenses.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• The applicant must be a postdoctoral fellow (M.D. or Ph.D. degree or equivalent) at the start date of the award (July 1, 2021).
• The proposed research must be conducted at a qualified nonprofit setting in the United States.
• Individuals who are employees in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural program are not eligible.
• Postdoctoral fellows in laboratories that receive support as part of a Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research are not eligible to apply.
• Applicants who will have received more than five years of postdoctoral training at the time of the start of the award must provide a justification for the additional training period. Because of COVID-19 pandemic related challenges, we will allow one additional year of training – six years total - for the 2021 award cycle.
• Fellows may not hold any concurrent nonprofit or government funding for the same research project. 
PURPOSE: The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), created the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowships in Aging Research to encourage and further the careers of postdoctoral fellows, who are conducting research in the basic biology of aging, as well as translating advances in basic research from the laboratory to the clinic. The award is intended to provide significant research and training support to permit these postdoctoral fellows to become established in the field of aging. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.afar.org/grants/glenn-postdoc.
From American Federation for Aging Research website, accessed Dec. 1, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research. 

National Psoriasis Foundation Issues RFP for Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowship
SOURCE: National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 13, 2021 by 7 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: A stipend of up to $50,000 will be awarded to as many as four new fellows in support of research on psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Priority consideration will be given to applications that advance psoriatic disease research.
ELIGIBILITY: Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships may take place at any institution with an eligible fellowship program. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
• Fellow cannot be a faculty member during the project period.
• At the time of award activation, the applicant may have no more than five years of research training or experience since obtaining a post-baccalaureate doctoral-level degree (excluding clinical training).
• Fellow can only receive funding from the NPF Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowship for three years.
• Research project must be focused on psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
• Fellow cannot be in a residency program during the project period.
• Fellow must devote at least 75 percent of effort to research during the project period.
• Fellowships are primarily intended for those who already hold an M.D., however applications to support exceptionally promising medical students will be accepted.
• Fellow need not be a United States citizen and the fellowship need not take place in the United States.
PURPOSE: The National Psoriasis Foundation has long recognized the importance of research to improve the lives of those living with psoriatic disease. To that end, the Foundation invites applications for its 2020-21 Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships program. The program provides support to eligible institutions for the development and enhancement of the opportunities for physicians training for a research career in academic dermatology, rheumatology, pediatric dermatology or pediatric rheumatology. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://npf-website.cdn.prismic.io/npf-website/c903a7d0-0ccf-414e-9231-5a3b614ae59f_2021_PDRFellowship_RFA.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): chronic disease, medical research, musculoskeletal diseases, skin diseases.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Invites Applications for Full Research Grants
SOURCE: Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposals: Jan. 11, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by mid-June 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $40,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded for clinical research; grants of up to $25,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded for basic research; and grants of up to $40,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded for directed topic research.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, either the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI must be an OTA Active, Associate, Clinical or Research member in good standing, and the research must be conducted in North America. Residents and Fellows are not eligible to apply for a full grant as the PI.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient through provision of scientific forums and support for musculoskeletal research and education. To that end, the association welcomes applications for its OTA Member Full Research Grant program. Through the program, grants are awarded in support of research of any issue related to musculoskeletal trauma. Awards for directed topic research will be awarded on any of the following topics: indications, utilization and safety of local antibiotic delivery in orthopaedic trauma care; and muscle and tendon regeneration or repair after musculoskeletal trauma.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://ota.org/research/grants/ota-member-full-research-grant.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, musculoskeletal diseases. 

William T. Grant Foundation Issues RFP for Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence
SOURCE: William T. Grant Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of inquiry (LOI): Jan. 13, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST. Investigators will receive an email notification of staff’s decision within eight weeks of the LOI submission date.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants will range between $100,000 and $1 million and cover two to four years of support.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not support or make contributions to building funds, fundraising drives, endowment funds, general operating budgets or scholarships.
PURPOSE: Over the past decade, a growing body of research has illuminated the conditions that facilitate the use of research evidence in policy and practice. For example, studies find that when research is relevant to decision makers, deliberated over thoughtfully, and embedded in policymaking processes, routines and tools, the findings are more likely to be used. Nevertheless, there remain many unanswered questions that are critical to understanding how to improve the production and use of research evidence, and there is a scarcity of evidence supporting the notion that research use in policy and practice will necessarily improve youth outcomes. Serious scientific inquiry is needed. Toward this end, the William T. Grant Foundation seeks studies that identify, build and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The Foundation is particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers and intermediaries.
CONTACT: Phone: 212-752-0071. Email: info@wtgrantfdn.org. For more information, go to http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants-improving-use-research-evidence.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Dec. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, mental health, health disparities, health policy research.


Events

Online - San Antonio Area Foundation Supervisory and Management Certificate Program 2021
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
WHEN: Registration deadline: Jan. 8. Classes start: Jan. 22. Please see URL for complete schedule.
WHERE: Classes take place on the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: A four-month series of nine focused, in-depth sessions for mid-level and first-time nonprofit managers that culminates in earning a supervisory and management certificate. Sessions and content are developed and led by university faculty, Drs. Teresa Harrison and Mark Teachout. Topics include:
• Change management.
• Conflict management.
• Interpersonal communication skills.
• Leading diverse teams.
• Performance management.
• Staffing your team and organization.
COST: $695. For more information and registration see https://saafdn.org/nonprofits/nonprofit-resources/mid-level-managers/. For details about the sessions, go to https://saafdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Schedule-2021.pdf.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020.

Online - Strategy and Sustainability Intensive - Spring 2021
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9; 9 a.m.-noon CST.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: This virtual three-session intensive training course is designed to help your organization create a flexible strategy road map to respond to new opportunities and challenges. In today’s volatile world, nonprofits must focus on strategy and sustainability to stay relevant. Nonprofit teams will receive in-depth training and coaching from Mission Capital experts on a holistic approach to strategic planning. This course is specifically designed for nonprofit teams (three to five participants per organization). Executive directors, board members, program directors and key senior staff involved in strategy development are encouraged to attend.
COST: $645-$795. For more information and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strategy-and-sustainability-intensive-spring-2021-registration-122085281363.
CONTACT: Email: events@missioncapital.org.
From Mission Capital website, accessed Nov. 30, 2020.


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