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Research Announcements for the Week Ending March 24, 2017

Children’s Health
Health Behaviors
Human Microbiome Research
Stress and Trauma


Date Due: Standard dates apply, 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. The first standard application due date for this FOA is June 5, 2017.
Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01)
Sponsor: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Companion FOA: Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA covers studies in a variety of settings including hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty medical or surgical wards, intensive care units, and emergency departments), post-acute care settings, outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices, patients’ homes and other residential settings, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and other healthcare or community settings. This FOA encourages both prospective studies and analyses of existing datasets, health and medical records, claims data, or other sources. Leveraging ongoing cohorts, intervention studies, networks, data and specimen repositories, and other existing research resources and infrastructure are encouraged. Study designs may include observational approaches, quasi-experimental designs, and interventional studies.

Children’s Health

Date Due: LOI due April 28, 2017; full application due Sept. 15, 2017
The General March of Dimes - General Research Grant
Sponsor: March of Dimes

The general March of Dimes research portfolio funds many different areas of research on topics related to our mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. These investigations include  but are not limited to  basic biological processes of development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and studies in social and behavioral sciences that focus on factors contributing to adverse pregnancy outcomes, and on consequences of birth defects and prematurity. Click here for a list of current grants.

Health Behaviors

Date Due: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U24)
Sponsor: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Companion: Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to establish a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to facilitate and support the Intensive Longitudinal Health Behaviors Initiative.  The goal of this initiative is to support collaborative research projects studying factors that influence key health behaviors at the individual level, using intensive longitudinal data collection and analytic methods, as well as to further advance research through the broad dissemination of data with the research community, as appropriate. The network will also assess how study results can be leveraged to introduce innovations into longstanding behavioral theories to advance the field of theory-driven behavior change interventions. The RCC will coordinate common activities of the network including communications, meetings, governance, and the development of methods harmonization, data integration, and dissemination.

Human Microbiome

Date Due: Standard dates apply
Advancing Mechanistic Probiotic/Prebiotic and Human Microbiome Research (R01)
Sponsor: NIH

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is twofold: (1) to stimulate basic and mechanistic science that facilitates the development of effective probiotics or pre-/probiotic combinations of relevance to human health and disease; and (2) determine biological outcomes for the evaluation of efficacy of pre/probiotics in appropriate test systems and animal models. This FOA encourages basic and mechanistic studies using in vitro, in vivo, ex vivo, and in silico models that focus on prebiotic/probiotic strain selectivity, interaction, and function. It will also encourage inter and multidisciplinary collaborations among scientists in a wide range of disciplines including nutritional science, immunology, microbiomics, genomics, other '-omic' sciences, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.


Date Due: Concept Papers: June 1 and December 1 of each year;  Full Proposals: February 15 and August 15 of each year.
Research Grants
Gerber Foundation

Supports nutrition-related interventions to improve infant health and development from first year before birth to age three. Projects should have a specific nutrition focus with defined outcome parameters. Of particular interest are projects with broad applicability to the general population offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases. Up to $350,000 available per award. Novice Researcher Award also available with up to $20,000 per project. Annual deadlines: 6/1, 12/1 for required concept papers; full proposals by invitation onl


Date Due: May 22, 2017
CDC-RFA-PS17-1708  Enhancing national STD/HIV prevention efforts by promoting holistic, comprehensive, and evidence-informed health and wellness approaches through strategic partnerships
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control – NCHHSTP

This FOA will provide support to the National Coaltion for Sexual Health (NCSH) ( The Coalition brings together national leadership in order to accelerate STD/HIV prevention by advancing a more holistic and integrated public health approach by focusing on health and wellness frameworks, including sexual health in the U.S. These efforts represent an attempt to supplement traditional, disease-specific prevention frameworks with one emphasizing the broader promotion of health and wellness, including sexual health. The NCSH aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services. In addition to STD/HIV prevention, adopting such a holistic health and wellness-based approach is pertinent to a number of public health priorities, including: prevention and control of viral hepatitis; improved reproductive health, including teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention; and prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence. The Coalition will continue to build a nationally-representative Coalition of members from a diverse range of entities important to enhancing STD/HIV prevention, as well as maintain, lead, organize and facilitate the established group of partners who currenlty make up the Coalition. The Coalition will continue implementation of programmatic and evaluation activities, communication activities including dissemination and promotion of Coalition products, maintain and update Coalition websites and continue to convene Coalition action groups in order to leverage the work of the Coalition to advance sexual health. Lastly, the Coalition will sustain the momentum achieved through Coalition activities to enhance STD/HIV prevention and improve sexual health at a national level. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus areas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV, and Public Health Infrastructure.

Stress and Trauma

Date Due: May 17, 2017
SM-17-009 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. The goal of the ReCAST Program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, reductions in trauma, and sustained community change. For the purposes of this FOA, civil unrest is defined as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues. Communities that have experienced civil unrest share similar characteristics : • Barriers to access and lack of social services, health care, legal and political representation, housing, employment, and education; • Current and historic strains in community and public sector relationships, e.g., law enforcement, school, health, and/or housing and community relationships; and • Racial/ethnic minority and marginalized populations with experiences of poverty and inequality. T




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