The Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Sponsor:

The Russell Sage Foundation in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 2 p.m. EST on August 21, 2017

Invited Proposal: 2 p.m. EST on November 15, 2017

Summary:

This initiative will support innovative social science research on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act. We are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. We are also interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the new law, including changes in views about government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development outside of health care. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We welcome projects that propose novel uses of existing data, as well as projects that propose to analyze newly available or underutilized data. We will not fund research on the effects of the ACA on health care delivery or health outcomes (e.g., barriers to implementation, changes in the quality of care and health status, or trends in enrollment and affordability); other funders already do that.

Review the RFP link below to see examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest.

Eligibility:

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We are especially interested in novel uses of existing data, as well as analyses of new or under-utilized data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might consist of exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data. The Foundation encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. All proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated.

Available Funding:

Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project. Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 (no overhead allowed) are also available.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/affordable-care-act

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

William T. Grant Scholars Program (Limited Competition)

Sponsor:

William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline:

NYU Internal Selection Process: May 22, 2017

  • NYU Schools can initiate their own internal competition to select one nominee.  Please refer to the RFP below for the Selection Criteria (on page 12) to assist you in choosing your nominee.  Once a candidate has been identified, please inform Farooq Niazi (farooq.niazi@nyu.edu) in writing so he may assist in obtaining a letter from the Office of Sponsored Programs confirming that the applicant represents distinct school of the institution.

Application to the Foundation:  3:00 p.m. EST on July 6, 2017

Summary:

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration.

Eligibility:

Only ONE candidate may be nominated from a major division (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of the institution. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions.

  • Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. This is calculated by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.
  • Applicants must hold a tenure-track position.
  • Applicants outside the United States are eligible. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States.
  • Applicants of any discipline are eligible.

Available Funding:

Award recipients are designated as William T. Grant Scholars. Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1.  The award must not replace the institution’s current support of the applicant’s research. Awards will be announced in March 2018.

Link to Full RFP: 

http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2017/03/2017-Scholars-Program-Application-Guide.pdf

The Eppley Foundation for Research

Sponsor:

The Eppley Foundation for Research

Deadline:

LOIs received on a rolling basis. Must be received by March 15th for June awards and September 15th for December awards.

Full Applications (to be invited) due April and October 15th.

Summary:

The Eppley Foundation for Research was incorporated in 1947 for the purpose of “increasing knowledge in pure or applied science…in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication.”

The Foundation funds projects in biological and physical sciences. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, endangered species and ecosystems in the U.S. and abroad, and climate change.

The Foundation does not support work in the social sciences, education or computer science, and only rarely funds research into diseases that have considerable financial support available, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

The Foundation does not fund work that can qualify for funding from conventional sources such as the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health, or similar agencies at the state level.

It is important to the Foundation that the work proposed be novel in its insights and unlikely to be underway elsewhere. The Foundation is prepared to take risks.

Eligibility:

The Eppley Foundation supports advanced, novel, scientific research by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication in their specialties. Candidates with newly awarded doctorates occasionally, but rarely, meet the Foundation’s requirements for advanced research. Any applicant to the Foundation must be associated with a nonprofit organization with headquarters or a branch office in the US to process the funds. Checks are not issued directly to individuals.

Grants may be awarded for research in foreign countries but only when such applicants are US-based or associated with a US institution that will administer the grant on their behalf. The Foundation rarely considers proposals from foreign nationals studying in the US solely because they are therefore unable to qualify for federal funds.

Available Funding:

 Not specified.

Link to Full RFP:

http://fdnweb.org/eppley/#apply

Innovative Basic Science Award

Sponsor:

American Diabetes Asociation

Deadline:

April 17, 2017 for anticipated January 1, 2018 funding. Electronic applications must be submitted online via the official Grant Management Site by 8:00 PM Eastern Time on the deadline date.

Summary:

These awards support basic research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that holds significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Applications proposing high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources.

Eligibility:

Applicant must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., D.O. or D.P.M. degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. At the time of application, applicants must hold a full-time independent faculty position or the equivalent at a university-affiliated research institution or other nonprofit research institution.

Available Funding:

Award Term: Up to 3 years
Maximum Funding: $115,000/year

Link to Full RFP:

http://professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/ibs_app_inst_1-18_final_updateddec2016docx.pdf

HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

Sponsor:
Hosted at Fordham University – Funded by the National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

March 15, 2017 – subject to availability of funds

Summary:
– Attend two summer training institutes with fully funded travel and
lodging beginning July 13 – 21, 2017 in New York City
– Receive a $20,000 grant to conduct a mentored research study that
will contribute to evidence-­based HIV & drug abuse research ethics
practice
– Join an international network of scholars examining current
challenges in HIV & drug abuse research ethics

Eligibility:

Early-Career Professionals

Applicants must have: (a) a medical or doctoral degree awarded between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2016 in social, behavioral, public health or related fields, (b) demonstrated scholarship in HIV and drug abuse prevention research; (c) no more than 10 years post-doctoral experience; and (d) meet requirements to apply for NIH funding. Special attention will be given to those applicants whose proposed research ethics plan includes drug-using populations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities when proposing research topics.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $20,00000

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.fordham.edu/ethicsinstitute

Smart and Connected Health (SCH)- NSF 16-601

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

Full Proposal Deadline is December 08, 2016

Summary:

The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease. Approaches that partner technology-based solutions with biobehavioral health research are supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of this program is to develop next generation health care solutions and encourage existing and new research communities to focus on breakthrough ideas in a variety of areas of value to health, such as sensor technology, networking, information and machine learning technology, decision support systems, modeling of behavioral and cognitive processes, as well as system and process modeling. Effective solutions must satisfy a multitude of constraints arising from clinical/medical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavioral change, heterogeneity of data, semantic mismatch and limitations of current cyberphysical systems. Such solutions demand multidisciplinary teams ready to address technical, behavioral and clinical issues ranging from fundamental science to clinical practice.

The purpose of this interagency program solicitation is the development of next generation health and healthcare research through high-risk, high-reward advances in the understanding of and applications in information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science, clinical practice and technology development, deployment and use. This solicitation is aligned with the visions (e.g., PCAST, NRC, IOM) calling for major changes in health and wellbeing as well as healthcare delivery and is aimed at the fundamental research to enable the change. Realizing the promise of disruptive transformation in health and healthcare will require well-coordinated, multi-disciplinary approaches that draw from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, engineering, medicine, biology, and computer and information sciences.

One class of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation, Integrative Projects (INT), with multi-disciplinary teams spanning 1 to 4 years.

Eligibility:

Who May Submit Proposals:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

Who May Serve as PI:

There are no restrictions or limits.

Available Funding:

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement or other funding mechanism (depending on the needs of the particular awarding agency)

Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 16

per year, subject to the availability of funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $11,000,000 to $20,000,000 will be invested in proposals submitted to this solicitation in FY 2017, subject to the availability of funds.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16601/nsf16601.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

2017 SFARI Pilot and Research Awards – Request for Applications (RFA)

Sponsor:

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Deadline:

Application Available: September 15, 2016

LOI Deadline: December 9, 2016

LOI Notification: February 15, 2017

Full Proposal: March 22, 2017

Summary:

The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.   To this end, we solicit applications for SFARI Awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous and relevant research.

Grants awarded through this RFA will fund a broad range of ASD-relevant science. We are seeking applications that are grounded in biology and will complement our grants portfolio, which aims to connect autism etiology to brain function and behavior. We strongly advise applicants to familiarize themselves with the work that SFARI currently supports and to think about how their proposals might complement existing grants.

Considering SFARI’s significant efforts targeted at understanding the genetics of ASD, we encourage applications that propose research to link genetic or other ASD risk factors to a molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral-level understanding of ASD.

Eligibility:

All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility.

Applications may be submitted by domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations; public and private institutions, such as colleges, universities, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local government; and eligible agencies of the federal government.

There are no citizenship or country requirements.

Available Funding:

SFARI Pilot Award

Application type for innovative, high-impact proposals requesting support for small-scale projects or early-stage experiments that will build on preliminary data or a prior track record and lead to competitive applications for funding by SFARI or other organizations. Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for Pilot Awards.

  • The maximum budget is $150,000, including indirect costs, per year for up to two (2) years.

SFARI Research Award

Application type for competitive proposals from investigators with demonstrated expertise requesting support for compelling, high-impact research on experimental hypotheses for which, in most cases, preliminary data have already been gathered. The foundation will also consider projects focusing on a central hypothesis where success depends on close collaboration between two or more labs.

  • We expect to fund proposals for a maximum of $275,000, including indirect costs, per year for up to three (3) years, but under exceptional circumstances will consider proposals at higher levels. We realize that clinical studies can be costly and will consider clinical and translational proposals with budgets of up to $350,000 per year if justified in the budget. (This grant mechanism is not intended to support large, randomized clinical trials of medications.)

Please note that SSC and Simons VIP biospecimen costs are not included in the maximum budget.

Link to Full RFP:

https://sfari.org/funding/grants/2017-pilot-and-research-awards-request-for-applications?utm_source=SFARI+RFA+Notifications%2FAnnouncements&utm_campaign=0f96697e1e-SFARI__September_Announcement_09_25_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8e52f37818-0f96697e1e-384024706

Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Translational Research Award (W81XWH-16-SCIRP-TRA)

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Defense

Deadline:

Application: September 21, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern

Summary:

The FY16 SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research. Applications from investigators within the military Services, and applications involving multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, the military Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other federal government agencies are highly encouraged. Though the SCIRP supports groundbreaking research, all projects must demonstrate solid scientific rationale.

The SCIRP TRA is intended to support translational research that will accelerate the movement of promising ideas in SCI research into clinical applications. Although not all-inclusive, some examples include demonstration studies of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in preclinical systems, and/or clinical research on therapeutics, devices, or practice using human tissues or resources.

The ultimate goal of translational research is to move an observation forward into clinical application and accelerate the clinical introduction of healthcare products, technologies or practice guidelines. Observations that drive a research idea may be derived from a laboratory discovery, population-based studies, or a clinician’s first-hand knowledge of patients and anecdotal data. However, Principal Investigators (PIs) should not view translational research as a one-way continuum from bench to bedside. The research plan should involve a reciprocal flow of ideas and information between basic and clinical science.

Eligibility:

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications
  • Cost sharing/matching is not an eligibility requirement.
  • Eligible investigators must apply through an organization. Organizations eligible to apply include Federal agencies, national, international, for-profit, nonprofit, public, and private organizations.

Available Funding:

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $1,250,000. Indirect costs are to be budgeted in accordance with the organization’s negotiated rate. No budget will be approved by the Government exceeding $1,250,000 direct costs or using an indirect rate exceeding the organization’s negotiated rate.

Link to Full RFP:

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/16scirptra_pa.pdf

Spinal Cord Injury Research Program Qualitative Research Award (W81XWH-16-SCIRP-QRA)

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Defense

Deadline:

Application: September 21, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern

Summary:

The FY16 SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research. Applications from investigators within the military Services, and applications involving multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, the military Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other federal government agencies are highly encouraged. Though the SCIRP supports groundbreaking research, all projects must demonstrate solid scientific rationale.

The intent of the Qualitative Research Award is to support qualitative research studies that will help researchers and clinicians better understand the experiences of individuals with SCI and thereby identify the most effective paths for adjusting to disability and/or improving overall quality of life, health, and functional status after SCI. This mechanism is specifically focused on military and Veteran populations in the years after SCI, examining the issues, barriers, and promoters of success for Service members during the transition from initial injury and acute care through rehabilitation and community reintegration; therefore, collaboration with military and VA researchers and clinicians is encouraged. Factors that may affect the rehabilitation and reintegration of spinal cord injured Service members include, but are not limited to, age, gender, ethnicity, family members/caregivers, psychological health, severity of injury, type of medical care (e.g., civilian, VA or military facility), and co-morbid conditions.

Preliminary and/or published data relevant to SCI and the proposed research project are encouraged, but not required.

Eligibility:

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent) are eligible to submit applications
  • Cost sharing/matching is not an eligibility requirement.
  • Eligible investigators must apply through an organization. Organizations eligible to apply include Federal agencies, national, international, for-profit, nonprofit, public, and private organizations.

Available Funding:

The anticipated direct costs budgeted for the entire period of performance will not exceed $500,000. Indirect costs are to be budgeted in accordance with the organization’s negotiated rate. No budget will be approved by the Government exceeding $500,000 direct costs or using an indirect rate exceeding the organization’s negotiated rate.

Link to Full RFP:

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/16scirpqra_pa.pdf