Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant

Sponsor:

American Psychological Foundation

Deadline:

November 1, 2017

Summary:

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining, and maintaining families. This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be an advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor
  • Demonstrate commitment to LGBT family issues
  • Receive IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

Available Funding:

One grant of up to $11,500 per year.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scrivner-rfp.pdf

NYU Whitehead Fellowships for Junior Faculty

Sponsor:

New York University

Deadline:

Letter of Intent:  April 26, 2017

Application: June 1, 2017

Summary:

The New York University Whitehead Fellowships assist faculty in the early years of their independent research careers to conduct focused research projects in the biomedical and biological sciences and enhance their ability to compete successfully for external funds.

Eligibility:

The competition is open to applicants from all New York University units with faculty working in the biomedical sciences. At the time of application, applicants must be full-time, tenure track, nontenured faculty within five years of their first tenure track faculty appointment, including appointments at other institutions. Previous recipients of Whitehead Fellowships are ineligible to compete.

Available Funding:

Two grants will be awarded in 2017. Awards will be in an amount up to $30,000 for a one-year project period beginning September 1, 2017.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/provost/documents/Research/2017_Whitehead_Fellowship.pdf

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program

Sponsor:

The Russell Sage Foundation

Deadline:

Application Portal open April 14 – June 28, 2017

Summary:

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation’s New York headquarters. Research carried out by Visiting Scholars constitutes an important part of the Foundation’s ongoing effort to analyze and understand the complex and shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation’s current programs, a few scholars whose research falls outside these areas are occasionally invited as well. Descriptions of our prior Visiting Scholar classes along with summaries of their projects attest to the diversity of scholars, disciplines and projects selected.

Eligibility:

All scholar applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Most selected applicants are typically several years beyond the Ph.D. The Foundation does not accept applications to the Visiting Scholar program from doctoral or other graduate students. Individuals are allowed a maximum of two visits to the Foundation as a Visiting Scholar—the second visit may not occur within 7 years of the first visit.

Available Funding:

The Foundation annually awards up to 17 residential fellowships to select scholars in the social sciences who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1st and ordinarily run through June 30th. Scholars are provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, and supplemental salary support of up to 50 percent of their academic year salary when unavailable from other sources (up to a maximum of $125,000). Scholars who reside outside the greater New York City area are also provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near the Foundation offices. Because this is a residential fellowship that requires significant Foundation resources, scholars are expected to be in residence at the Foundation throughout the scholar year.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/visiting-scholars-program

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program

Sponsor:

The National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Foundation

Deadline:

5 PM Eastern Time, Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Summary:

Through the dissertation fellowship, the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and Spencer seek to encourage a new generation of scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. The NAEd and Spencer believe scholarly insight from many different disciplines can contribute to an understanding of education as a fundamental human endeavor and advance our ability to address significant current issues in education. Therefore, the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship supports individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Although the dissertation topic must centrally concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline or professional field. Fellowships have been awarded to candidates in anthropology, architecture, art history, communications, economics, education, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, religion, and sociology. Eligibility is not restricted to these academic areas. Candidates should be interested in pursuing research on education once the doctorate is attained.

Eligibility:

Applicants need not be citizens of the United States; however, they must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate institution within the U.S. The fellowship is not intended to finance data collection or the completion of doctoral coursework but rather to support the final analysis of the research topic and the writing of the dissertation. For this reason, all applicants must confirm via the online application that they will have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by June 1, 2018 and must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.

Available Funding:

Up to 35 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded. Recipients of the fellowships will receive $27,500 to support completion of the dissertation. This amount must be expended within a time limit of up to two years and in accordance with the work plan provided by the candidate.

Link to Full RFP:

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program Guidelines

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)- NSF 17-537

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time):

July 19, 2017-BIO, CISE, EHR

Third Wednesday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 20, 2017-ENG

Third Thursday in July, Annually Thereafter

July 21, 2017-GEO, MPS, SBE

Third Friday in July, Annually Thereafter

Summary:

PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious recent CAREER awardees. Selection for this award is based on two important criteria: 1) innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology that is relevant to the mission of NSF, and 2) community service demonstrated through scientific leadership, education, or community outreach. These awards foster innovative developments in science and technology, increase awareness of careers in science and engineering, give recognition to the scientific missions of the participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the importance of science and technology for the Nation’s future. Individuals cannot apply for PECASE. These awards are initiated by the participating federal agencies. At NSF, up to twenty nominees for this award are selected each year from among the PECASE-eligible CAREER awardees most likely to become the leaders of academic research and education in the twenty-first century. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy makes the final selection and announcement of the awardees.

Eligibility:

A Principal Investigator (PI) may submit only one CAREER proposal per annual competition. In addition, a Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions. Proposals that are not reviewed (i.e., are withdrawn before review or are returned without review) do not count toward the three-competition limit.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 450 per year

Anticipated Funding Amount: $222,000,000

This annual amount is approximate, includes new and continuing increments, and is subject to availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Dissemination and Implementation of PCORI-Funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Results and Products in Real-World Settings

Sponsor:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline:

Letters of Intent due March 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Applications due June 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

PCORI is launching this funding initiative to support the dissemination and implementation (D&I) of patient-centered outcomes research/comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) results obtained from PCORI-funded studies. This PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) provides awardees the opportunity to apply for funds to support dissemination and implementation of their research. PCORI recognizes that generating research evidence will be useful only if there is a commitment and strategic plan to disseminate and implement it within the context of other evidence. Through this funding announcement, PCORI seeks to fund projects designed to actively disseminate and implement the results of PCORI-funded studies that are informed and guided by established dissemination and implementation models and frameworks, in the context of real-world settings. This PFA is designed to help close the gap between evidence development and implementation of that evidence in practice.

PCORI’s objectives underlying this funding announcement are:

  • To provide PCORI awardees the opportunity to disseminate the important findings pertaining to the original PCORI research that can improve practice on a timely basis
  • To stimulate the development, application, and evaluation of D&I approaches that will increase the use and application of PCOR/CER research results, as well as products derived from PCORI funded studies, by diverse populations of end-users including patients, caregivers, providers, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders
  • To gain and apply generalizable knowledge from feedback and evaluation of dissemination and implementation strategies to better understand the barriers and facilitators of evidence dissemination and uptake, and to inform improvements in future D&I efforts and ensure applicability to a wide range of audiences
  • To explore the development, application, and evaluation of mechanisms for incorporating CER findings in decision making by diverse groups of stakeholders. This includes identifying best practices for approaching D&I in PCORI priority areas and with priority populations.

Eligibility:

PCORI Research Awardees: Recipients of PCORI research awards, including Broad PCORI Awards, Pilot Projects Program Awards, Targeted PCORI Awards, Pragmatic Clinical Study Awards, and PCORI-funded demonstration projects occurring within the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) infrastructure (e.g. ADAPTABLE, Obesity trials) are eligible to respond to this announcement. Applications associated solely with Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards and Pipeline to Proposal Awards are not eligible for this funding announcement.

Organization: Applications may be submitted by a private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organizations, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.

Personnel: A letter of support is required from the Principal Investigator (PI) of the original PCORI-funded research project if he or she is not the proposed PI of the current application

Available Funding:

Available Funds: Up to $2 million per cycle

Maximum Project Budget (Direct Costs): $300,000

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-PFA-2016-Cycle-1-Dissemination-Implementation.pdf

Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Sponsor:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline:

Letters of Intent due March 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Applications due June 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

Patients, caregivers, and clinicians often lack the appropriate evidence required to make the best choices regarding prevention, screening, diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment. Where therapies or technologies have been approved and marketed, there are often gaps in research comparing their effectiveness with that of other clinical options, and prior research may not have included outcomes that are important to patients and their caregivers. In addition, the existing evidence base may not be relevant for certain patient populations, such as those at the extremes of age or with multiple comorbid conditions.

For this particular PFA on the Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options, PCORI seeks to fund investigator-initiated research that:

  • Compares the effectiveness of two or more strategies for prevention, treatment, screening, diagnosis, or management that are known to be efficacious but have not been adequately compared in previous studies; interventions without sufficient evidence of efficacy will be considered only when they are in reasonably common use. PCORI is particularly interested in studies that are conducted in typical clinical populations and that address the full range of relevant patient-centered outcomes (PCOs)
  • Addresses a high-priority evidence gap, as identified by prior systematic reviews, clearly defined gaps in clinical guidelines, or other credible evidence reviews
  • Investigates, among compared groups, factors that account for variation in treatment outcomes, with attention paid to demographic, biological, clinical, social, economic, or geographic factors, comorbidities, and other factors that may influence those outcomes; strategies may focus on patient populations with a single condition or involve patients with a range of conditions

For this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), proposed projects should address the comparison of specific clinical services or strategies that are clearly defined and can be replicated in other clinical settings with minimal adaptations or changes. PCORI does not encourage projects that have the primary goal of developing and testing decision aids or testing the use of lay personnel who perform ancillary services in healthcare settings.

Eligibility:

  • Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government.
  • The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations.
  • Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly.
  • Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding.
  • Individuals are not permitted to apply

Available Funding:

Available Funds: Up to $32 million

Maximum Project Budget (Direct Costs): $2 million

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-PFA-2016-Cycle-1-Assessment-of-Options.pdf

Addressing Disparities

Sponsor:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline:

Letters of Intent due March 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Applications due June 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

PCORI invites applications for clinical CER designed to evaluate and compare interventions intended to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Patients, caregivers, and clinicians often lack the appropriate evidence required to make the best choices regarding prevention, screening, diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment. Applications to the Addressing Disparities Program should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect health outcomes or focus on identifying best practices for reducing disparities in target populations (racial and ethnic minority groups; low-income groups; residents of rural areas; individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities; patients with low health literacy/numeracy and/or limited English proficiency; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] persons).

The Addressing Disparities Program is interested in funding CER of evidence-based interventions aimed at reducing and eliminating disparities in health and health care. Interventions to reduce persistent disparities have been understudied and are multifactorial, complex, and context-specific. Often, evidence-based interventions have been shown to be effective in the general population but lack evidence for effectiveness in populations at risk for disparities. The Addressing Disparities Program is interested in studies that tailor and test these types of interventions in these populations.

Eligibility:

  • Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government.
  • The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations.
  • Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly.
  • Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding.
  • Individuals are not permitted to apply

Available Funding:

Available Funds: Up to $8 million

Maximum Project Budget (Direct Costs): $1.5 million

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-PFA-2016-Cycle-1-Addressing-Disparities.pdf

Improving Healthcare Systems (IHS)

Sponsor:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline:

Letters of Intent due March 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Applications due June 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

The Improving Healthcare Systems (IHS) Program within PCORI invites applications for research that studies the comparative effectiveness of alternative features of healthcare systems (e.g., innovative technologies, incentive structures, or healthcare service delivery designs) that are intended to optimize the quality, outcomes, and efficiency of patient care and that have the greatest potential for sustained impact and replication within and across healthcare systems. Healthcare systems encompass multiple levels (e.g., individual patients, family and social supports, providers and care teams, organizations or practice settings, local community resources, and the state- and national-level policy environments) and include entities organized to deliver, arrange, purchase, or coordinate health services. Healthcare delivery models (e.g., integrated health system, patient-centered medical home) and settings of care (e.g., hospital, physician practice, nursing home, community health clinic, patient’s home) also define healthcare system operations. PCORI seeks studies that will affect healthcare delivery by determining which system features lead to improved Patient-Centered Outcomes (PCOs) and which provide valuable knowledge to patients, their caregivers, and clinicians, as well as other key stakeholders, including payers and employers.

PCORI seeks to fund investigator-initiated research on the effects of system changes on the broad outcomes listed below. We are especially interested in studies that conduct head-to-head comparisons with or without “usual care” as a comparator, such as:

  • Patients’ access to care, high quality of care, support for self-care, and coordination of care across healthcare settings
  • Professional decision making on the basis of patents’ personal values
  • Experiences that are important to patients and their caregivers, such as overall health, functional ability, health-related quality of life, stress, severity of symptoms, survival, and unanticipated healthcare utilization, such as unexpected hospital stays or visits to the emergency department (ED)
  • The efficiency of healthcare delivery, as measured by the amount of ineffective, duplicative, or wasteful care provided to patients

Eligibility:

  • Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government.
  • The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations.
  • Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly.
  • Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding.
  • Individuals are not permitted to apply

Available Funding:

Available Funds: Up to $16 million

Maximum Project Budget (Direct Costs): $5 million for large studies

$1.5 million for small studies

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-PFA-2016-Cycle-1-Improving-Healthcare-Systems.pdf

Communication and Dissemination Research

Sponsor:

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Deadline:

Letters of Intent due March 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Applications due June 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern

Summary:

Knowledge needs to be strengthened about how to communicate optimally and facilitate the effective use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) findings by patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Well-documented barriers exist to the rapid transfer of evidence. Informed healthcare decisions require innovative and effective strategies to make existing PCOR/CER evidence available to patients and providers in real-world settings. Moreover, the information needs to be understandable in order to improve decision making.

The Communication and Dissemination Research Program at PCORI invites applications that study the comparative effectiveness of communication and dissemination strategies. We are looking for strategies aimed at informing and empowering patients, caregivers, and other healthcare decision makers so that they know what questions to ask and have the information needed to provide support in shared decision making.

This announcement is designed to solicit applications that include:

  • The direct comparison of two or more health communication and dissemination interventions or strategies, each of which has established efficacy or is in widespread use
  • Research conducted in real-world, clinical care settings and situations
  • Proposed research questions and health outcomes that will matter to the patient population, their caregivers, and family members under study, and that will help to guide their healthcare decisions

Research appropriate for this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) includes:

  • Communication strategies to promote the use of health and healthcare CER evidence by patients and clinicians
  • Dissemination strategies to promote the use of health and healthcare CER evidence by patients and clinicians
  • Explanation of uncertain health and healthcare CER evidence to patients and clinicians

Eligibility:

  • Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government.
  • The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations.
  • Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be shown clearly.
  • Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding.
  • Individuals are not permitted to apply

Available Funding:

Available Funds: Up to $8 million

Maximum Project Budget (Direct Costs): $1.5 million

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pcori.org/sites/default/files/PCORI-PFA-2016-Cycle-1-Communication-and-Dissemination-Research.pdf