Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01) (PA-17-478)

Sponsor:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Deadline:

Application Due Date(s): New Date Standard dates apply.

AIDS Application Due Date(s): New Date Standard AIDS dates apply.
Summary:

This FOA calls for research addressing the medical, sociological, psychological and structural causes and consequences of transgender and gender nonconforming identities. Investigations of the social determinants of health in these populations are needed, including understanding the impact of stigma, the high impact of HIV, minority stress, education, employment, violence, homelessness, and incarceration. More information is needed on relationships with partners and family, as well as on sexual and reproductive health. Successful aging, including the impact of life events, experiences, and interventions such as hormone therapy and surgery are other important topics to investigate. It will also be important to learn more about brain development, resilience, and end-of-life issues. Collaborative, cross disciplinary work will be essential. Areas of research sought include but are not limited to:

  • Improved Methodology and Measurement
  • Development of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Identities
  • Improvements in Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Gender Dysphoria
  • Health Outcomes of Long-term Hormone Use and Surgical Treatment
  • Quality of Life and Mental Health

Please review the full RFP below where more details are available.

Eligibility:

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Available Funding:

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Link to Full RFP:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-478.html

Integration of Individual Residential Histories into Cancer Research (R21) PA-17-295 and (R01) PA-17-298

Sponsor:

NIH / NCI

Deadline:

Standard R01 dates apply

Standard R21 dates apply

Summary:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support substantive investigation of the role of individual residential histories in cancer etiology and outcomes, and to encourage the development of complex analytical strategies in support of substantive investigation.

There is a growing recognition of the importance of residential histories – a record of an individual’s places of residence across his or her lifetime — in cancer research, as part of evolving cancer data ecosystem.  Residential history encapsulates a person’s multiple interactions with the social and physical environment that can result in lasting health impact and is an important factor in assessing the effects of exposures on disease onset, as demonstrated in focused studies.  Lifetime residential history records can reveal the variety of potential and actual exposures throughout person’s life including, but not limited to: neighborhood characteristics, physical conditions of housing, tobacco and alcohol consumption, food environments, chemical exposures to contaminants in water, soil, and air, accessibility to healthcare resources, and health disparities.

This FOA is expected to engage scientists from a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, statistics, geospatial science, computer science, demography, decision science, and behavioral science, to effectively integrate individual residential histories into cancer research.

Geospatial expertise is essential for generating new knowledge about the residential context relative to cancer risk, etiology, prevention, treatment, and outcomes. Computer science and informatics are crucial for the development of methodology that would ensure more precise matching of residential information and location (geocoding), improve linkage to automated data sources, and generate reliable lifetime residential histories. Cancer surveillance science, in conjunction with statistical, epidemiological, and medical expertise, is extremely important in answering substantial questions related to the use of lifetime residential histories in the analysis of cancer risk and cancer burden.

In addition, a combination of scientific expertise in demography and behavioral science in addressing the role of lifetime residential histories in the context of cancer can help facilitate more precise assessment of cancer disparities.

Eligibility:

N/A

Available Funding:

R01: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

R21: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in a single year. The maximum project period is 2 years.

Link to Full RFP:

R01https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-298.html

R21https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-295.html

Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01) (RFA-AG-18-011)

Sponsor:

National Institute on Aging

Deadline:

October 20, 2017

Summary:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to consider a variety of health outcomes in order to explain the processes generating these trends. Applicants are strongly encouraged to present well-developed conceptual models.

Examples of analytic approaches that fall within the scope of this FOA include (but are not limited to) those that:

  • Identify the mechanisms that explain growing socioeconomic and geographic inequalities in health at older ages, explain their role in racial disparities, and detect modifiable risk factors
  • Ascertain the extent to which these trends are driven by age, period, and cohort-related factors
  • Consider the role of education, income, and geographic region as causal factors versus alternative explanations such as differential selection over time or shifting composition of groups
  • Leverage longitudinal data, ideally from childhood through old age
  • Use a diverse set of analytic methods (e.g. life-cycle, comparative, cohort, multi-level)
  • Consider how institutional and cultural contexts (including their timing within the life course of individuals) influence health disparities
  • Examine a wide range of physical, mental, and functional health outcomes, in addition to mortality
  • Capitalize on NIA-funded data sources with life history and geographic information (e.g., English Longitudinal Study of Ageing; Health and Retirement Study; Midlife in the United States; National Longitudinal Mortality Study; Panel Study of Income Dynamics; Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe)

Examples of data improvements that fall within the scope of this FOA include (but are not limited to) those that:

  • Enhance existing data resources to improve data availability on a variety of topics (e.g., early life development, exposures to inequality prior to midlife, comprehensive stress measurements, employer and work issues, and minority groups) to enable examination of within-group heterogeneity
  • Enhance existing clinical studies to add complementary measures in areas such as social, emotional, and psychological domains

Characteristics of Responsive Applications

1. Life course approaches are encouraged, but applications proposing analysis of data solely from childhood or young adulthood are not responsive to this FOA.

2. Applications that document descriptive trends without assessing potential mechanisms or explanations will not be considered responsive.

3. Applications proposing projects that use only animal models are not responsive to this FOA. 

Eligibility:

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

Available Funding:

The National Institute on Aging intends to commit $2 million in total costs in FY 2018 to fund 3-6 awards. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Link to Full RFP:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-18-011.html

Multi-discipline and Systemic Caring for the Woman Experiencing Menopause: Innovative Decision Making Tools

Sponsor:

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Deadline:

July 12, 2017

Summary:

Pfizer Global Medical Grants seeks to support innovative educational programming to support optimal and/or appropriate practice interventions regarding care and treatment of women experiencing menopause. Projects should focus on educational resources (e.g. patient-physician shared decision-making tools /innovative apps) to support effective identification of the need for therapeutic intervention and appropriate selection of therapeutic intervention based on presentation.

  • The learning and change strategy should address helping improve the care of women with menopause by:
  • Improving symptom identification (by patients or physicians)
  • Improving care systems that showcase and operationalize the wellness visit as a focus for menopausal care

Innovating patient-physician awareness of various treatment options and modalities for appropriate patients and with appropriate risk-balance assessment The educational initiative should be focused on primary care practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, obstetricians and gynecologists, and all other specialists who care for the menopausal woman. Proposals whose educational model is broadly applicable for use in other settings and/or used for resident education will be rated favorably.

In addition, proposals that include the following elements are of interest:

  • Completed within a 12 month timeframe
  • Developing durable tools, materials (e.g. >1 one time use)
  • Intraprofessional collaboration among organizations
  • Incorporating the patient perspective
  • Innovative in terms of approach and output
  • Robust outcomes plan that reflects optimization of care metrics

The utilization of multiple forms of innovation, such as digital communication or social media, to reach the intended audience and to measure change in comprehension and intent to apply learning in practice are critical parts of a successful grant.

Projects that focus on live annual meetings, regional conferences, and speaker series are out of scope.

Eligibility:

Project  must be based in the United States.

The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.

Collaborations within institutions (e.g., between departments and/or inter-professional), as well as between different institutions/organizations/associations, or even different disciplines are encouraged. All partners must have a relevant role, and the requesting organization must have a leadership role.

Available Funding:

Individual projects requesting up to $200,000 will be considered.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pfizer.com/files/IGLC_CGA17WH2_MenopausalCare.v.2.pdf

Addressing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Cultural Barriers in Women’s Health Decision-Making

Sponsor:

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC)

Deadline:

July 26, 2017

Summary:

Pfizer Global Medical Grants seeks to support innovative educational programming to understand the role of patient attitudes, beliefs, and cultural barriers in women’s health decision-making during reproductive and post-reproductive health care. These factors have a major influence and variations exist globally for women during life events including family planning and menopause related issues. The learning and change strategy should address techniques to overcome barriers in improving the care of women during family planning and/or menopause by:

  • Improving care systems that showcase and operationalize the wellness visit
  • Innovating the patient-physician dialogue (e.g. ‘difficult conversations’)
  • Innovating patient-physician awareness of various treatment options and modalities for appropriate patients and with appropriate risk-balance assessment
  • Dispelling common patient myths and misconceptions.

The educational initiative should be focused on primary care practitioners including general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, obstetricians and gynecologists, and/or other specialists who care for women in the reproductive phase of their lives, menopausal women, or all. Proposals whose educational model is broadly applicable for use in varied settings and/or used for trainee education will be rated favorably.

The utilization of multiple forms of innovation, such as digital communication or social media, to reach the intended audience and to measure change in comprehension and intent to apply learning in practice are critical parts of a successful grant.  

Eligibility:

Project must be global in scope.

The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.

Collaborations within institutions (e.g., between departments and/or inter-professional), as well as between different institutions/organizations/associations, or even different disciplines are encouraged. All partners must have a relevant role, and the requesting organization must have a leadership role.

Available Funding:

Individual projects requesting up to $200,000 will be considered.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.pfizer.com/files/IGLC_CGA17WH1_WomensHealth.v.2.pdf

Community Policing Development (CPD) Program

Sponsor:

United States Department of Justice

Deadline:

7:59 PM EST on June 23, 2017

Summary:

Community Policing Development (CPD) funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope. The COPS Office, a federal provider of innovative, customer-focused resources that address the continuing and emerging needs of those engaged in enhancing public safety through community policing, has designed the CPD solicitation to address critical topics in the law enforcement field by building on the principles of community policing. Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Community policing comprises three key components:

1) Partnerships

Collaborative partnerships between the law enforcement agency and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in law enforcement.

2) Organizational transformation

The alignment of organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving.

3) Problem solving

The process of engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop and evaluate effective responses. The 2017 CPD program has been established to fund specific projects related to the following topic areas: (1) Cooperative Partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Illegal Immigration, (2) Field Initiated Law Enforcement Microgrants, (3) Officer Safety and Wellness Resources, (4) Enhancing Officer Safety Through Increased Respect for Law Enforcement, (5) Critical Response Technical Assistance,(6) Online Training Development, (7) Preparing for Active Shooter Situations; and (8) Invitational Applications. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Eligibility:

This solicitation is open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit institutions, institutions of higher education, community groups and faith-based organizations. Proposals should be responsive to the topic selected, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Applications that represent partnerships between law enforcement agencies and institution of higher education and nonprofit institutions are encouraged. Except where otherwise indicated, initiatives that primarily or solely benefit one or a limited number of law enforcement agencies or other entities will not be considered for funding.

Available Funding:

Funding available varies by topic. Please seee full RFP.

Link to Full RFP:

https://cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=2450

Research in Transforming Health & Health Care Systems (RTHS)

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

3 PM EST, June 23, 2017

Summary:

The Foundation’s new Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund rigorous, empirical studies that evaluate or predict the potential effects of policies or policy changes intended to transform health and health care systems. While there is consensus that more reform is needed to improve the value of the U.S. health care system, questions remain around the optimal mechanisms to achieve these goals. For example, how can we promote greater affordability and stability in the individual insurance market? What does the evidence suggest about the effectiveness of benefit design strategies and consumer engagement in health care decision-making? How are safety-net health systems responding to alternative payment models and coverage expansions? The 2017 RTHS CFP will focus on empirical and policy–relevant analyses that can inform strategies to ensure access to high-quality, affordable health care and insurance coverage. We will prioritize proposals for research that are timely and that will directly inform the policy process.

Eligibility:

Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields.

Available Funding:

Project funding will range from $50,000 to $150,000 and up to 6 projects will be funded.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/research-in-transforming-health—health-care.html?rid=ba1ZC3vz6tD3zOFsnlTAAA&et_cid=888045

New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for Economic Workforce Development

Sponsor:

New York State Department of Economic Development, in the interest of Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) – 30 programs available through 12 state agencies:

  • Empire State Development
  • NYS Canal Corporation
  • NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Environmental Facilities Corporation
  • Homes and Community Renewal
  • Department of Labor
  • New York Power Authority
  • Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Department of State
  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Council on the Arts

Deadline:

4 PM EST Friday, July 28, 2017

Summary:

New York State is soliciting applications for funding to advance the priorities of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). Funding will be available for the following projects:

  • Direct Assistance to Businesses and Other Organizations
  • Community Development
  • Waterfront Revitalization
  • Energy
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Sustainability Planning and Implementation
  • Education/Workforce Development
  • Low Cost Financing

This announcement is meant to provide a general overview of the programs included in this year’s REDC/CFA competition and does not contain all program requirements and guidelines. Full solicitations, application materials, and details for CFA workshops are available online at www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov.

Eligibility:

Eligibility will vary by program. Please see full RFP.

Available Funding:

Up to $247.25 million

Link to Full RFP:

https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2017ResourcesAvailable.pdf

Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners IRF

Sponsor:

United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL)

Deadline:

May 31, 2017

Summary:

The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces “Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners,” an open competition for a cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance and financial management capacity building to organizations working on international religious freedom programs globally. The funding for the proposal should not exceed $600,000 for a period of 18- 24 months. It is anticipated that there will be substantial involvement between the agency and the recipient during performance in areas such as organization selection, technical direction, and programmatic control.

Proposed funding would promote process improvement and increase the financial management capacity of organizations working to promote international religious freedom globally by reviewing compliance with USG grant regulations, and formulating training documents such as self-assessment tools and best practices for financial management. The implementer will conduct this capacity building and assessment for approximately 20 grantees/organizations. These grantees and organizations are largely located in the U.S. and also include organizations in multiple regions of the world.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders, including private sector partners and NGOs, and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO. Applicants may form consortia and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with the other members as sub-award partners. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

Available Funding:

DRL anticipates having approximately $600,000 available to support approximately one successful application submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding. Applicants can submit one application in response to the solicitation.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=58900

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