Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 1 Alert # 4 - January 26, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

U.S. Life Expectancy Reduced Due to COVID-19, Research Finds
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced life expectancy in the United States, with Black and Latinx Americans disproportionally impacted, research conducted by the University of Southern California and Princeton University finds. Based on estimates of deaths under four scenarios — one in which the pandemic had not occurred and three that include COVID-19 mortality projections — by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the report, Reductions in 2020 U.S. Life Expectancy due to COVID-19 and the Disproportionate Impact on the Black and Latino Populations, found that as a result of pandemic deaths in 2020, Americans' overall life expectancy will fall 1.13 years, to 77.48 years — the single largest decline in at least forty years and the lowest number since 2003. The full report can be found at https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/118/5/e2014746118.full.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.

Hogg Foundation Receives $1.1 Million from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $7 million commitment to five community organizations, including the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, to help advance racial equity as well as tribal identity and support student mental wellness in communities most impacted by COVID-19. This investment is the latest in a series of grants from CZI focused on supporting racial justice and mental wellness practices for youth, as well as the restoration of schools and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the other four grant recipients are First Nations Development Institute, Forward Promise, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, and The Skillman Foundation. 
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health website, accessed Jan. 21, 2020.


Health Equity Funding Opportunities

Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R21- Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-17-150): PAR-20-081
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2021, March 1, 2022. Due Date: April 1, 2021, April 1, 2022. 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support multidisciplinary exploratory or developmental research to understand the underlying social, cultural, clinical, environmental or biological factors responsible for the increase in chronic liver diseases and liver cancer and the mechanisms that explain documented liver cancer disparities by race and ethnicity in the U.S. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer in the United States and most relevant for the purpose of this FOA. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.394, 93.393, 93.395, 93.396, 93.399
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-081.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): health equity, health disparities, minority health, chronic diseases, cancer research.

NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-20-150
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Standard due dates: Feb. 16, 2021, June 16, 2021, Oct. 16, 2021. AIDS and AIDS-related due dates: May 7, 2021, Sept. 7, 2021, Jan. 7, 2022. Expires May 8, 2023. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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: NIMHD invites applications to support short-term exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health or health disparities or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that can directly contribute to improving minority health or reducing health disparities in the U.S.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.879
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-150.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): health equity, health disparities, minority health.


Public Funding Opportunities

Healthy Community Collaborative Grant Program (HCC): HHS0009306
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 25, 2021, 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $9.9 million for multiple awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), seeks qualified respondents to be considered for funding through the Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC) Grant Program. HCC will support expanding Community Collaboratives which seek to serve the unmet behavioral health needs of persons experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Unmet behavioral health needs can lead to homelessness, disproportionate resource utilization and loss of productivity that impacts both individuals and society. HCC is designed to build formal Community Collaboratives to support the ongoing recovery, housing stability and community integration of persons experiencing homelessness with unmet behavioral health needs.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Carolyn R. DeBoer, CTCD, CTCM, Grants Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street; Mail Code 2020 Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: Carolyn.deboer@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0009306/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Jan. 21, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health, behavioral health, housing/homeless.

Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for 25 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Territorial governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
PURPOSE: Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking program offers funding to programs that provide transitional housing, financial assistance and support services, with the goal of securing safe, stable housing and improving outcomes for victims of human trafficking.
Funds may be used for:
• Transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing.
• Short-term housing assistance, including rental or utility payment assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing.
• Voluntary support services for recipients of transitional housing, including counseling, childcare, transportation and life skills/educational/job training. Additional information on mandatory program activities, objectives and deliverables is available in the application instructions. 
CFDA: 16.320
CONTACT: Phone: 800-851-3420. Email: grants@ncjrs.gov. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330936.
From RHIhub This Week email, Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, sexual violence prevention.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Roundtable: Supporting a National Network of Partners to Promote Cancer Prevention through Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: CDC-RFA-IP21-2105
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: One award of $2.2 million.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to: (1) advance a national network of cancer prevention organizations, immunization partners, and other stakeholders by creating and supporting a planning committee that prioritizes network activities, updates and disseminates educational resources, and expands the diversity of organizations represented within the network that positively impact HPV vaccination rates; (2) convene a national meeting of network members to provide technical assistance and catalyze their support of efforts to increase HPV vaccine uptake; and (3) create and support task groups to address priority areas identified by the national network, initiate high-priority pilot projects to reduce barriers to HPV vaccine uptake, and share lessons learned. By working toward these goals, the network can provide channels of education, outreach and training structured for the public and healthcare providers. The network, through its engagement and coordination with stakeholders, will be equipped to increase public and provider understanding of the burden of HPV-associated cancers that can be prevented by HPV vaccination and to accelerate the full implementation of HPV vaccination to prevent HPV-associated cancers.
CFDA: 93.268 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329249.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Substance Use Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-18-775): PA-21-110
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Standard due dates: Feb. 16, 2021, June 16, 2021, Oct. 16, 2021. AIDS and AIDS-related due dates: May 7, 2021, Sept. 7, 2021, Jan. 7, 2022. Expires May 8, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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 encourage pilot or feasibility research in the following areas: (1) the development and pilot testing of new or adapted interventions to prevent or delay the initiation of substance use or the progression from use to misuse or disorder and (2) pre-trial feasibility and acceptability testing of services and service system research relevant to the prevention of substance use. In addition to the prevention of substance use, misuse and disorder, other outcomes of interest for the research supported through this FOA include a reduction in negative sequalae such as deaths related to impaired driving, suicidal behavior (e.g., nonfatal and fatal attempts), and drug- or alcohol-related acquisition or transmission of HIV infection and viral hepatitis among diverse populations and settings.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-110.html.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Jan. 21, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health, behavioral health.

Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program: USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-008098
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 25, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The anticipated amount available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 is approximately $462,000. There is no commitment by USDA to fund any application or to make a specific number of awards. Standard awards of federal funds for this grant generally range from $50,000 to $150,000.   ELIGIBILITY: Applications may only be submitted by 1862 Land-grant Institutions in the 50 states and the U.S. territories, American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply, provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. The 1862 land-grant institutions may partner with each other as well as with other land-grant institutions (e.g., 1890s and 1994s), nonland-grant institutions, and non-governmental organizations within their state or their region on joint proposals. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (SLSN) is to support innovative, education-based approaches to addressing disaster preparedness and specific responses related to natural and human-made disasters or disaster threats. The goals and objectives of SLSN include supporting quality of life in communities across the United States by addressing disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery in the context of food and agricultural sciences. The SLSN also seeks to continue to provide information and tools to USDA, stakeholders, and collaborators to improve decision-making in handling disasters. The SLSN enables the Cooperative Extension System (CES) to assist in preparing for, providing an educational response to and recovering from disasters and disaster threats.
CFDA: 10.511 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY2021-Smith-Lever-Special-Needs-Competitive-Grants-Program-RFA-508.pdf.
From USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Daily Digest Bulletin email, Jan. 19, 2021.
Subject(s): disaster assistance, nutrition/food services.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Invites Applications to Family Medicine Institute
SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 14, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: As part of the Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute, 30 selected residents and students will virtually attend the AAFP National Conference (July 29-31, 2021) to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, make connections and learn about leadership opportunities with the Student and Resident Congress. Following the conference, participants are invited to virtually attend the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute (July 31-August 1, 2021) and sit in on workshops in any of three leadership tracks: policy and public health, personal and practice, and philanthropic and mission-driven; the institute will conclude with a project management session. Participants will receive a scholarship of $550 to virtually attend the conference and institute; will be assigned an AAFP family physician-mentor who will serve as a role model and provide monthly guidance and project support; and will have the opportunity to develop and complete a leadership project. Participants also will be eligible for the $1,000 Leadership Project Award, which includes a crystal award and travel stipend for a return trip to the next national conference, where they will be invited to showcase and present their project and participate in FML Emerging Leader Institute-related activities; and the $3,000 Best Leadership Project Award in support of a special family medicine opportunity. 
ELIGIBILITY: Family medicine residents entering their first or second year and medical students entering their second, third or fourth year are eligible to apply. Applicants must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians, works to advance the values of family medicine through humanitarian, educational and scientific philanthropy dedicated to improving health. To help advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. The institute focuses on ensuring the future of the specialty by increasing the number of future family medicine leaders and provides training for this important role. 
CONTACT: Annette Routon. Phone: 913-906-6223. Email: familymedicineleads@aafp.org. For more information, go to https://www.aafpfoundation.org/our-programs/education-initiatives/family-medicine-leads-emerging-leader-application.html#.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): health professions training, conference support.  

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Invites Applications for Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants
SOURCE: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to offset honoraria and travel, promotion and seminar costs for speakers in periodontology. Grants must be matched by funds from each department or institution. Although the speakers will spend the majority of their time with the periodontics department, the grant requires that the speaker present a formal program to the faculty and students of the institution on a subject of interest to the entire dental institution. 
ELIGIBILITY: Accredited U.S. periodontal programs are eligible to apply. PURPOSE: The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public by increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research that generates new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels in order to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice. To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its Finley Visiting Scholar Education Grants program. 
CONTACT: Robert Vitas, Executive Director. Email: bob@perio.org. For more information, go to https://www.periofoundation.org/awards/29-education-awards/16-charles-w-finley-visiting-scholar-education-grants.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): dental health, health professions training, conference support.

Doctors Company Foundation Accepting Applications for Patient Safety Research
SOURCE: Doctors Company Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 22, 2021 by 7 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 21, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The Doctors Company Foundation is a small foundation with limited funds. Partial awards are sometimes given. Grant awards have varied from $1,000 to $307,000 since the foundation’s inception in 2008. In the past five years, awards have ranged from $25,000 to slightly above $210,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Only nonprofit entities may apply. Applicants must be able to:
• Demonstrate innovative approaches.
• Demonstrate patient/clinician outcomes.
• Disseminate findings publicly.
PURPOSE: The Doctors Company Foundation was created in 2008 by the Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. The purpose of the foundation is to support patient-safety education for healthcare professionals and patient-safety research with clinically useful applications. To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to projects/activities aimed at developing knowledge, techniques and tools whose application reduces or eliminates risk of adverse events that cause harm to patients while under care. Projects aiming to reduce healthcare costs while improving patient safety are encouraged. The foundation does not support clinical research projects primarily involving the provision of medical support services to patients. Construction projects and the purchase of equipment will not be funded. While general funding for medical meetings and conferences will not be considered, support for invited speakers when the principal focus of their presentation is on patient safety and support for the attendance of healthcare professionals in training at patient safety conferences will be considered. 
CONTACT: The foundation can be contacted through its online contact form https://www.tdcfoundation.com/contact-us/. For more information, go to https://www.tdcfoundation.com/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): patient safety, conference support.

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Invites Research Applications
SOURCE: Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 5, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 21, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST. 
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation accepts applications from academic, government, nonprofit or for-profit research entities. Principal Investigators must have a primary faculty appointment at the level of instructor or higher. PURPOSE: The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research was established in 2003 by a small group of parents who saw the need to foster research that would help children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Today, FPWR addresses the many issues related to PWS, including childhood obesity, developmental delay, psychiatric disorders and autism spectrum disorders. To advance this mission, FBWR is inviting letters of intent (LOIs) for its grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded for research that advances the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome. There is possibility of a second year of funding upon competitive review. Funding priorities identified by the foundation include genotype to phenotype: understanding PWS genetics/how loss of PWS-critical region genes leads to the phenotype; neurobiology of hunger/feeding behavior in PWS; neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior, and mental illness in PWS; clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs, and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS; therapeutics development for PWS-Genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; and drug repurposing for PWS. 
CONTACT: Jessica Bohonowych. Email: jessica.bohonowych@fpwr.org. For more information, go to https://www.fpwr.org/request-for-applications.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders, children’s health, disabilities.

Melanoma Research Foundation Issues RFP for Translational Immuno-Oncology Research
SOURCE: Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium (MRFBC), Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: The MRFBC is offering a two-year Young Investigator Team Award of up to $150,000 per year ($300,000 total). 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree or equivalent; in addition to the Principal Investigator (PI), at least two co-Principal Investigators (co-PI)s must be identified. If the grant is focused on a rare, niche population, involvement of additional co-PIs or institutions is encouraged. Grant submissions must involve collaborations from at least two different institutions. 
PURPOSE: The Melanoma Research Foundation Breakthrough Consortium has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Young Investigator Research Team Award to Advance the Field of Translational Immuno-Oncology. According to the foundation, NIH funding has not kept pace with research needs and as a result it is becoming harder for young scientists to be trained and continue to stay in the research field. This is occurring at a time when great advances have been made in understanding the biology of melanoma and developing landmark treatments, including immunotherapy. While immunotherapies have extended to other cancers, melanoma remains the tumor where many combinations are first tested and where the biology of response and resistance is first explored. Junior scientists are needed to enter research to continue and even accelerate the pace of discovery and improve patient outcomes. To encourage these investigators to not only stay engaged in melanoma research focused on immuno-oncology but also foster institutional cross-collaborations, MRFBC is offering a two-year young investigator team this award. The goals of the MRFBC-BMS Young Investigator Translational Immuno‐Oncology Team Science Award include: (1) helping identify and support the next generation of melanoma scientists, and (2) either improving clinical outcomes for patients with melanoma being treated with immuno‐oncology agents or advancing the scientific understanding of immuno‐oncology and the role of the immune system in melanoma.
CONTACT: MRF Science Officer. Phone: 800-673-1290. Email: research@melanoma.org. For more information, go to https://melanoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-MRFBC-BMS-RFP-Team-YIA-FINAL.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, medical research. 

MUFG Union Bank Foundation Grants
SOURCE: MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) Union Bank Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: The MUFG Union Bank Foundation proactively invests in the communities where MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and its businesses have a significant presence to propel all their communities to a better financial future. Organizations seeking funding may apply for either general operating or programmatic support. In Texas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and its businesses have a presence in Dallas and Houston. Organizations must provide their taxpayer identification number for verification of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The foundation makes philanthropic investments that expand access to economic opportunity in low- and moderate-income communities specifically in the areas of affordable housing, community economic development, education, human services and the environment.
CONTACT: Yuka Hashimoto. 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 12th floor
New York, NY 10020. Email: ynakamura@us.mufg.jp. For more information, go to https://www.unionbank.com/about-us/social-responsibility, scroll down to see more about foundation grants. 
From MUFG Union Bank website, accessed Jan. 21, 2021.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, human services, hunger, education.

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation: Basic Research Grant 
SOURCE: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $250,000 a year for multiple years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation identifies and invests in leading-edge research that demonstrates the best hope for a cure for childhood cancer. Grants will be awarded in support of basic science or clinical pediatric cancer research initiatives.
CONTACT: Phone: 800-354-7273. Email: info@pcrf-kids.org. For more information, go to https://pcrf-kids.org/grants-2/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, children’s health. 

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation: Translational Research Grant
SOURCE: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 per year for multiple years. ELIGIBILITY: Eligible programs include those that involve open, multi-institutional cancer clinical trials or consortia and implement new approaches to therapy.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded in support of new research protocols and therapies that hold promise for improved outcomes and accelerate cures from the laboratory bench to the bedside of children and teens with high-risk cancers. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-354-7273. Email: info@pcrf-kids.org. For more information, go to https://pcrf-kids.org/grants-2/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, children’s health. 

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation: Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grant
SOURCE: Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $50,000 a year (renewable annually).
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed two years of their fellowship, or not have more than two years as a junior faculty instructor or assistant professor by the start of the award period.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded in support of postdoctoral fellowships and clinical investigator training for emerging pediatric cancer researchers to pursue an exciting research idea. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-354-7273. Email: info@pcrf-kids.org. For more information, go to https://pcrf-kids.org/grants-2/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, children’s health. 

Society for Vascular Surgery Welcomes Applications for Clinical Research Seed Grant
SOURCE: Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the Principal Investigator must be an SVS active member within the first ten years of practice, or a fellowship- or integrated residency-trained, board-eligible, vascular surgeon within the first ten years of practice with a full-time faculty position with an SVS Active Member serving as mentor. 
PURPOSE: The Society for Vascular Surgery is a nonprofit professional medical society of vascular surgeons that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. To help advance this mission, the organization welcomes applications for its Clinical Research Seed Grant program. Through the program, a grant will be awarded in support of clinical, preferably patient-oriented, research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. Applications that address one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted. Relevant examples include ancillary studies coupled to existing clinical trials; pilot clinical trials of any type; studies on the natural history of vascular disease, pathophysiology, or mechanisms underlying success or failure of vascular interventions; application of quality-of-life, functional status, and resource utilization measures to assess the impact of vascular interventions; development and validation of clinical risk-prediction models or diagnostic tools; and studies that address the nature of disparities in care and outcomes. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-258-7188. Email: SVSFoundation@vascularsociety.org. For more information, go to https://vascular.org/career-tools-training/clinical-research-seed-grants.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research.


Events

Virtual - Board Engagement and Fundraising Presented by Bill Stanczykiewicz
SPONSOR: The Fund-Raising School - Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
WHEN: Feb. 11, 11 a.m. – noon CST.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Fewer than half of nonprofits report that their boards of directors are fully engaged with fundraising. New research, based on effective practices of nonprofits with 100 percent board giving, reveals practical steps you can take to increase the number of board members who donate to and fundraise for your nonprofit organization.
COST: $19.74. For more information and registration see https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/professional-development/webinars/index.html.
CONTACT: Go to their online contact form  https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/contact/index.html.
From Lilly Family School of Philanthropy email, Jan. 22, 2021.

Virtual - NACCHO Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
SPONSOR: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
WHEN: Feb. 9, noon – 1 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Join NACCHO and the Public Health Foundation for a virtual town hall meeting on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies). The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is in the process of reviewing and revising the Core Competencies, and this virtual meeting is an opportunity for public health professionals in local health departments to provide feedback on how the Core Competencies can better serve the public health workforce. During the meeting, an overview of the Core Competencies will be provided, the review and revision process will be discussed, and participants will have a chance to share their thoughts on the Core Competencies with fellow local public health professionals and the Council on Linkages. Come join your colleagues in discussing how the Core Competencies can be improved to address changing needs of public health professionals and organizations.
COST: Free. For more information and registration see http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/NACCHO_Virtual_Town_Hall_Meeting_Core_Competencies_for_Public_Health_Professionals.aspx.
CONTACT: Kathleen Amos. Email: kamos@phf.org
From Public Health Foundation E-News email, Jan. 21, 2021.


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