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

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Deadline:

August 3, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Concept papers due in RWJF online system.

August 17, 2016
Applicants notified as to whether or not they are invited to submit a full proposal.

October 12, 2016 (3:00 p.m. ET)
Invited full proposals due in RWJF online system.

Summary:

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and children who live in lower-income communities (urban, suburban, and/or rural). Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to help all children achieve a healthy weight, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 10 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

Eligibility:

Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

Available Funding:

Approximately $2.4 million will be awarded through Round 10. Each grant will award up to $190,000 for a maximum funding period of 18 months. Approximately one-third of the funds available under Round 10 will be earmarked for studies focused on any of the following underserved geographic locations or populations: 1) rural areas of the United States, including the Appalachian region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission; 2) Asian/Pacific Islanders; and 3) American Indians.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2016/healthy-eating-research–building-evidence-to-prevent-childhood-.html?rid=9dKQKW9AuaJShPyr6hjDCi1dJ4qR3hrf&et_cid=507730

RWJF Awards for Health Equity

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

Full proposals due March 30, 2016 at 5 PM Eastern

Summary:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Awards for Health Equity program advances RWJF’s vision of working with others to build a Culture of Health by recognizing and celebrating individuals who have successfully implemented systems changes related to the multiple determinants of health. Recognition of these efforts increases the visibility and awareness of the urgent need and solutions for systems changes to achieve health equity in our society.

We are requesting proposals from national nonprofit membership organizations and/or associations to establish an annual awards program to honor individuals who implement systems changes to solve health disparities.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant organizations must be national nonprofit membership organizations or associations.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Applicant organizations should represent one of the following sectors: business, media, faith-based, or philanthropy.
  • Applicant organizations must hold annual meetings.
  • Applicant organizations (and the organizations’ members) must work in an area that advances systems-change approaches to improve access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing, or public safety.
  • Applicant organizations (and the organization’s members) must have demonstrated successful efforts in improving outcomes for groups most affected by health disparities.

Available Funding:

A total of four grants up to $52,000 each will be awarded.

Each grant will support an annual awards program for six years.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2016/rwjf-awards-for-achieving-health-equity.html?rid=9dKQKW9AuaJShPyr6hjDCi1dJ4qR3hrf&et_cid=469571

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)- NSF 16-524

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation

Deadline:

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

March 22, 2016

Summary:

Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water. It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services. Factors contributing to stresses in the food, energy, and water (FEW) systems include increasing regional and social pressures and governance issues as result of land use change, climate variability, and heterogeneous resource distribution. These interconnections and interdependencies associated with the food, energy and water nexus create research grand challenges in understanding how the complex, coupled processes of society and the environment function now, and in the future. There is a critical need for research that enables new means of adapting to future challenges. The FEW systems must be defined broadly, incorporating physical processes (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological processes (such as agroecosystem structure and productivity), social/behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), and cyber elements. Investigations of these complex systems may produce discoveries that cannot emerge from research on food or energy or water systems alone. It is the synergy among these components in the context of sustainability that will open innovative science and engineering pathways to produce new knowledge and novel technologies to solve the challenges of scarcity and variability.

The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze the well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. The NSF INFEWS initiative is designed specifically to attain the following goals:

  1. Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system through quantitative and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure;
  2. Develop real-time, cyber-enabled interfaces that improve understanding of the behavior of FEW systems and increase decision support capability;
  3. Enable research that will lead to innovative system and technological solutions to critical FEW problems; and
  4. Grow the scientific workforce capable of studying and managing the FEW system, through education and other professional development opportunities.

This activity enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium – understanding interactions across the food, energy and water nexus – how it is likely to affect our world, and how we can proactively plan for its consequences. It allows the partner agencies – National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) and others – to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective missions, while eliminating duplication of effort and fostering collaboration between agencies and the investigators they support.

NSF and USDA/NIFA are interested in promoting international cooperation that links scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines and organizations to solve the significant global challenges at the nexus of food, energy and water systems. Proposals including international collaboration are encouraged when those efforts enhance the merit of the proposed work by incorporating unique resources, expertise, facilities or sites of international partners. The U.S. team’s international counterparts generally should have support or obtain funding through other non-NSF sources.

Eligibility:             

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.
  • For proposals to be considered for funding under USDA/NIFA : Eligible applicants for the grant program implemented under INFEWS include: (1) State agricultural experiment stations; (2) colleges and universities (including junior colleges offering associate degrees or higher); (3) university research foundations; (4) other research institutions and organizations; (5) Federal agencies, (6) national laboratories; (7) private organizations or corporations; (8) individuals who are U.S. citizens, nations, or permanent residents; and (9) any group consisting of 2 or more entities identified in (1) through (8). Eligible institutions do not include foreign and international organizations. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

 Available Funding:

Estimated Number of Awards: 22 to 40

Projects may be submitted to Tracks 1, 2 or 3 as Category 1 projects (greater than $1,000,000 to no more than $3,000,000) or Category 2 projects (less than or equal to $1,000,000). Track 4 project submissions will only be considered as Category 2 effort.

Estimated Number of Awards:

Track 1: 6 to 12 as a combination of large (Category 1) awards and small (Category 2) awards

Track 2: 6 to 12 as a combination of large (Category 1) awards and small (Category 2) awards

Track 3: 6 to 12 as a combination of large (Category 1) awards and small (Category 2) awards

Track 4: 1 to 4 awards only as small (Category 2) awards

NSF and USDA/NIFA funds will be used to support Tracks 1-4. Some projects and/or subawards may be funded directly by USDA/NIFA.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $50,000,000

The total amount available for this solicitation is $50,000,000. Of this amount, NSF anticipates contributing approximately $45,000,000 and USDA/NIFA anticipates contributing approximately $5,000,000. This plan is subject to the availability of funds.

The tracks have been initially allocated as:

  1. $16,000,000 to $22,000,000 for Track 1, FEW System Modeling;
  2. $9,000,000 to $15,000,000 for Track 2, Visualization and Decision Support for Cyber-Human-Physical Systems at the FEW Nexus;
  3. $12,000,000 to $18,000,000 for Track 3, Research to Enable Innovative Solutions; and
  4. $1,000,000 to $4,000,000 for Track 4, Education and Workforce Development.

Projects may be submitted to Tracks 1, 2 or 3 as Category 1 projects (greater than $1,000,000 to no more than $3,000,000) or Category 2 projects (less than or equal to $1,000,000). Track 4 project submissions will only be considered as Category 2 effort.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16524/nsf16524.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

TREC POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING SUPPORT PROGRAM IN CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH (TL1)

 Sponsor:

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of New York University and NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation

Deadline:

February 10, 2016 at 5pm.

Summary:
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of New York University and NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of a funding/training program opportunity for one early-stage post-doctoral scholar conducting research in the area of health care and/or translational medicine. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the area of healthcare and translational medicine. We have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The fundamental goal of the program is to help and support the scholar as s/he advances in her/his research career, and to provide them with the knowledge and skills to eventually develop into successful, independent researchers. The scholar will join three other post-doctoral scholars already in the program. The program encourages productivity, collaborative research and career development.

Clinical and translational science is the term for multidisciplinary, team-based research that has the goal of transforming basic science discoveries to improve human health through new diagnostic techniques, new therapies, advances in clinical practice and new community-based interventions or population health initiatives.

Eligibility:

Early stage post-doctoral research scholars (1-2 years after completion of pre-doctoral training) are eligible to apply. Post-doctoral scholars should be actively engaged in clinical or translational research. Scholars from any unit or school in the University, or with appointments at CTSI-affiliated New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation institutions, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have the support of their research advisor/mentor.

Available Funding:

The program will provide salary, training and mentoring while emphasizing the scholar’s success within their established research area.

 Link to Full RFP:

http://www.med.nyu.edu/ctsi/training-education/research-career-development/tl1

The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award for U.S. Graduate Students

Sponsor:

Fulbright Canada

Deadline:

The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2016-17 academic year, opens May 15, 2015, and closes November 16, 2015.

Summary:

he Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Award is an initiative of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada), in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada and six of Canada’s leading research universities.

Eligible fields of study/research include:

  • Aeronautics and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)
  • Astronomy/Planetary Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering (aerospace, electrical, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum)
  • Environmental Science/Engineering
  • Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Information Sciences/Engineering (engineering focus only; business-focused study is not eligible)
  • Materials Science/Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology)

 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America.  Applicants must submit their Graduate Record Examination scores before December 31, 2015 and must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2016.  Applicants must be proficient in English and/or French.

Available Funding:

The STEM award is a three year award valued at some $120,000 (tuition, fees, and an annual stipend of $20,000).

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students/STEM_program/

New Connections Grants Awarded through the Healthy Eating Research Program

Sponsor:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deadline:

Concept Papers: July 1, 2015 (3:00 p.m. ET)

Full Proposals: September 9. 2015 (3:00 p.m. ET)

Summary:

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of RWJF. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities (urban, suburban, and/or rural). Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, eliminate disparities, and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 9 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

 Eligibility:

Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, and socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from investigators who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the more successful we will be as we strive together to build a Culture of Health, enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now, and for generations to come

Available Funding:

Up to two RWJF New Connections grants will be awarded through the Healthy Eating Researchprogram in this round of funding. Awards will be for 12- to 18-month grants of up to $100,000 each.

Link to Full RFP:

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2015/healthy-eating-research-new-connections.html

T2 Translational Research: Research Leading to New Health Care Practices, Community Programs and Policies Affecting Older Persons (R21) – PAR-15-191

Sponsor:

National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

Standard dates apply

Summary:

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory/developmental research projects on translational research (T2) directed towards development of health care practices, community programs and policies, including monitoring and quality improvement for pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches for preventing and treating key health issues affecting the elderly. For the purposes of this FOA, T2 translational research on aging is defined as research to gather information needed to develop or evaluate methods of translating results from clinical studies into everyday clinical practice and health decision making (e.g., adapting an efficacious intervention for application in clinical practice and evaluating its effectiveness in different clinical settings). Methods for T2 translational research include but are not limited to intervention studies, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, outcomes research and implementation research

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:

The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000.  No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year.

Link to Full RFP:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-191.html

Food Specific Molecular Profiles and Biomarkers of Food and Nutrient Intake, and Dietary Exposure (R01) PAR-15-024

Sponsor:

National Institutes of Health

Deadline:

Letter of Intent: 

30 days before the application due date

Application Due Date(s): 
January 2, 2015; May 27, 2015; September 28, 2015; May 27, 2016; September 27, 2016; May 27, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

Summary:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote research on food specific molecular signatures and biomarkers of dietary consumption and to promote collaborative interactions among NIH and USDA supported nutrition researchers.

Available Funding:

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH and USDA appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-024.html