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

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

Turning NATO’s Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting (DOS-USNATO-PAA-2017-001)

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of State

Deadline:

July 16, 2017, 11:59 PM Brussels time

Summary:

The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) invites not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit project proposals which encourage public discussions and creative public engagements in Europe on the major theme of “Turning NATO’s Words into Action After the Brussels Meeting.

USNATO seeks proposals that illustrate how to adapt NATO’s strategic focus on deterrence and defense, and projecting stability with specific emphasis on burden sharing, counterterrorism, cyber security, and other outcomes from the Brussels May Meeting. To successfully communicate these policies, the alliance and its stakeholders will need to explain and debate these issues with policymakers, media, and their public in the coming period. USNATO is seeking proposals that will outline how the alliance can transform intent into actions and programs that NATO and its member states can implement. Specifically, we are referring to initiatives that relate to the strategic direction coming from the Brussels meeting; as well as how member states can honor their defense investment pledges, ways the alliance can support counterterrorism efforts, and novel methods to support cyber defense commitments including ways to blunt disinformation.  We look forward to reviewing proposals from partner institutions that discuss some or all of these important NATO-related topics. Additional topics that may be of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Pledges on defense investment;
    • National plans to reach the 2% and 20% thresholds;
  • The NATO-Russia relationship;
  • Methods to identify and combat disinformation as well as approaches to evaluating the efficacy of those methods
  • Counterterrorism;
  • NATO’s efforts in the south and east;
  • NATO partnerships and cooperative security
    • Collaboration with European Union and other international institutions
    • Looking South—Gulf Cooperation Council, African Union;
  • Countering Hybrid Warfare;
  • Strengthening cybersecurity;
  • Women in peace and security.

Please note: all activities should be targeted at European and/or Canadian audience and should take place in either Europe or Canada.

We strongly encourage:

  • New and creative approaches that utilize digital technology, social media and other innovative means;
  • Programs that seek to reflect the diversity of thought and background as well as gender balance.
  • Forthright analysis about the gaps in NATO strategies along with practical solutions to address deficiencies.
  • Evaluation components that will help inform the measure of the proposal’s effectiveness, rather than merely its output.

Grant funding cannot be used for salaries, rent, or other general support of an organization, unless these expenses are directly tied to the project.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations and think tanks that have demonstrated expertise in international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations.
U.S. or other national organizations are eligible to apply for grants; however submitted proposals should target audience outside of the United States. NATO allies and partners states are the primary target audiences.

Available Funding:

$15,000 – $100,000 per award; 1-2 awards anticipated

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=293831

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

The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development (for Graduate Students)

Sponsor:

IIE: The Power of International Education

Deadline:

One to two new scholarships are usually awarded each year following a review of eligible and complete applications.

Qualified candidates should contact Horovitz@iie.org to request an application.

Summary:

The Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development was established in memory of Richard Horovitz, a Ford Foundation program officer who died in 1991.

The Horovitz Fund is dedicated to African artists and scholars in the humanities and social sciences. A one-time award is granted to one or two students for graduate study for a 12 month period.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Richard A. Horovitz Fund for Professional Development, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a sub-Saharan African country
  • Be a graduate student, researcher or artist in a program at an accredited U.S. university, cultural or artistic institution (on a F or J visa)
  • Specialize in the humanities or social sciences
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, by transcripts and letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Not be currently funded by an established education grant program (this last is particularly important; for example, a Fulbright grantee could not also be a Horovitz grantee)

Available Funding:

The amount of the award varies from year to year depending on the endowment’s market performance, but normally ranges from $6,000 to $12,000.

Link to Full RFP:

https://www.iie.org/Programs/Richard-A-Horovitz-Fund-for-Professional-Development

Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

May 2nd, 2017, 3:00 PM EST

Summary:

Forward Promise aims to promote opportunities for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of chronic stress and trauma. Empowerment Projects seek to strengthen organizations that provide culturally relevant healing responses to trauma, and can partner with the youth-serving systems that touch BYMOC to advance new practices to prevent further traumatization. In doing so, it is important that the organizations use the stories of BYMOC’s resilience and healing to promote and inform their work, and that BYMOC themselves are the ones telling those stories. Forward Promise seeks to elevate the promising practices of Empowerment Projects grantees to advance a greater understanding of what it means for BYMOC to heal, grow, and thrive. Equipped with this understanding, we hope that other youth-serving organizations and systems can then identify and modify their policies and practices that, intentionally or not, serve as barriers to the health and success of BYMOC.

Eligibility:

  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Programs that serve both young men and women will be considered, but must indicate an explicit emphasis on improving outcomes for BYMOC. Additionally, preference will be given for organizations whose programs are made up of at least 50 percent male participants.
  • The applicant must have the administrative and financial capacity to manage an award of the size being requested. This includes proper governance, sufficient staffing and strong policies, procedures and internal controls. For consideration for grants in the amount of $450,000, this would generally indicate an annual operating budget of $1.2 million or more at the time of proposal submission. Applicants seeking grants in the amount of $150,000 would generally be expected to have an organizational budget of at least $500,000 annually at the time of proposal submission. Organizations with a budget of over $1.0 million will be considered only in the $450,000 category.

Available Funding:

  • Up to nine awards will be made through this initiative. To ensure the initiative is accessible to a variety of organizations, awards will be made in two sizes.
  • Up to six grants of up to $450,000 per grantee will be awarded, and up to three grants of up to $150,000 per grantee will be awarded. Award size consideration will be determined by the applicant’s administrative and financial capacity as described in the following section.
  • Grant duration will be two years.
  • Grants will begin on November 1, 2017.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2017/forward-promise–empowerment-projects.html?rid=j7w5Z-8RZlFq6d4XQxCigg&et_cid=854084