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Funding Opportunity Announcements

Funding Opportunities for the Week Ending October 13, 2017

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Health Promotion
Physical Activity
Research Training
Social Inequality



Date Due: December 15, 2017
Innovative Testing Research
Sponsor: Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test

To advance this mission, grants of up to $40,000 over one to three years will be awarded in support of pilot research projects focused on new methods aimed at improving detection of early stage breast cancer. Priority will be given to projects that lead to the development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection.

Applications are accepted from both established investigators who have funding but want to embark on a new area of research, as well as less experienced researchers. In either case, the proposal should represent a new approach to the area of interest.

Health Promotion (2)

Date Due: Apr 02, 2018 
MP-CPI-18-002 Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative (‘Communities Initiative’)
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

The Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative (‘Communities Initiative’) intends to demonstrate the effectiveness of community-based networks in improving health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority and/or other disadvantaged populations. This program seeks to improve health outcomes through the establishment of integrated networks that collaboratively employ evidence-based disease management and preventive health activities; build the capacity of communities to address social determinants and barriers to healthcare access; and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care, medical treatment, and supportive services. The Communities Initiative specifically targets the unmet healthcare and supportive service needs of racial and ethnic minority populations at highest risk for poorer health outcomes. Health services provided under the Communities Initiative will not be denied to any person based on race, color, or national origin. Populations at highest risk include, but are not limited to, individuals who are newly diagnosed and lack a medical home; individuals who experience difficulty in adhering to a prescribed medical treatment plan; individuals with a chronic disease that is not well managed; and individuals that are unstably housed. Specific health areas to be addressed by the Communities Initiative include asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, obesity/overweight, and mental disorders. Community health programs are required to address social determinants of health, and improve coordination of health, social, and supportive services to significantly improve health outcomes among minority and/or disadvantaged communities. Applicants must choose two but no more than three chronic conditions to be the focus of the proposed intervention, but should justify this choice based on the population targeted and the interrelation of the chronic conditions. Project plans relative to health areas must include screening and early detection; implementation of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs; chronic disease management; linkage to medical treatment and follow-up; and coordination of applicable health, social and support services. Project plans must also address social determinants relative to selected health areas that directly facilitate the onset or transmission of disease or impact adherence to prescribed medical treatment plans.

Date Due: May 30, 2018
CDC-RFA-IP18-1804 Promoting, Strengthening and Enhancing Disease Prevention by Collaboration with Targeted Stakeholders
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control - NCIRD

The purpose of this NOFO is to provide support for: Communication and education activities to promote and maintain accurate information about vaccines among stakeholders and the general public Education of USDA/WIC staff about the latest vaccine recommendations and vaccine access points to facilitate vaccination referrals to WIC participants Education of elementary school students, as well as their parents and teachers, to increase awareness about the seriousness of influenza and the importance of annual vaccination among these audiences, with the intent of increasing vaccination coverage

Physical Activity

Date Due: New applications: February 5, 2018; October 5, 2018; June 5, 2019; February 5, 2020; October 5, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor: Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD),National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Companion FOA: PAR-18-307, R21/R33 Phased Innovation Award

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation.  This FOA provides support for up to 5 years for research planning, intervention delivery, and follow-up activities.

Research Training

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.
PAR-17-341 National Institute of General Medical Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

The goal of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) program is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained scientists available to address the Nation's biomedical research agenda. Specifically, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical graduate training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the biomedical research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, and career development elements to prepare trainees for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.

Social Inequality

Date Due: November 30, 2017 (Letters of Inquiry)
Social Inequality
Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.



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