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Funding Opportunity Announcements

Funding Opportunities for the Week Ending December 8,  2017

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Climate
HIV/AIDS
Maternal and Child Health
Obesity
Research Training (2)
Vaccinations
Violence Prevention

Climate

Date Due: March 16, 2017
NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005445 Climate and Societal Interactions
Sponsor: Department of Commerce
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

The mission of the NOAA Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) research portfolio is to inform improvements in planning and preparedness in diverse socio-economic regions and sectors throughout the U.S. and abroad via the integration of knowledge and information about extreme weather and climate. Our research advances the nation’s understanding of climate-related risks and vulnerabilities across sectors and regions - within and beyond our borders - and the development of tools to foster more informed decision making. These efforts support NOAA's vision to create and sustain enhanced resilience in ecosystems, communities, and economies. The overall objectives of the CSI portfolio are the following: 1. Support innovative, applicable, and transferable approaches for decision making, especially for risk characterization in the context of a variable and changing climate; 2. Establishment of a network of regionally scoped, long-term efforts to inform climate risk management and decision making; and 3. Promotion of the transfer of climate knowledge, tools, products, and services within NOAA, across the federal government, nationally, and internationally. These objectives are pursued through four complementary, interdisciplinary research programs: the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) Program; the International Research and Applications Project (IRAP); the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP); and the Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program (COCA). RISA supports research teams that conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, user-inspired, and regionally relevant research that informs resource management, planning, and public policy. IRAP supports activities to link science and assessments to practical risk management challenges in regions where weather and climate affect U.S. interests at home and abroad. COCA supports interdisciplinary applications research on the impacts of climate variability and change on coastal communities and coastal and marine ecosystems to inform decision making. SARP addresses the needs of a specific stakeholder or set of stakeholders within key socioeconomic sectors (e.g., water resources, agriculture, health, etc.) grappling with pressing climate-related issues. The FY18 SARP competitions was published in the CPO FFO in May 2017. CSI is an active partner in NOAA’s efforts to enhance and support services. This partnership brings together NOAA Regional Climate Services Directors (RCSDs), other NOAA service line offices, and close external partners such as RISA teams, Regional Climate Centers, State Climatologists, Sea Grant and other U.S. Government agencies to help make weather and climate information and products relevant, accessible and actionable to people across the U.S. CSI activities address the societal challenges identified in NOAA’s Next-Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP): i) climate impacts on water resources; ii) coasts and climate resilience; iii) sustainability of marine ecosystems; and iv) changes in the extremes of weather and climate. CSI programs support NOAA’s vision to create and sustain enhanced resilience in ecosystems, communities, and economies, as outlined in the NGSP. Three (3) CSI programs are holding a competition under this Federal Funding Opportunity: RISA, COCA, and IRAP. RISA - South Central Region COCA & RISA Pilot on Coastal Climate Extension Competition IRAP: Decision Support Research on Climate-Sensitive Health Risks

HIV/AIDS (4)

Date Due: February 28, 2018
RFA-MD-18-004 Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women in the US (R01-Accepting applications that either propose or do not propose clinical trial(s))
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-004.html

The purpose of this initiative is to support health services, intervention, and implementation research to understand and reduce racial/ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic HIV disparities in US women.  Projects may address HIV prevention, screening and diagnosis, and/or treatment. Projects may involve primary data collection and/or secondary analysis of existing data.

Date Due: August 14, 2018; August 14, 2019; August 14, 2020), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates
NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1, Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor: NIDA
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-019.html

The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. The term “avant-garde” is used to describe highly innovative approaches that have the potential to be transformative. The proposed research should reflect approaches and ideas that are substantially different from those already being pursued by the investigator or others and should support the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-137.html. The NIDA Avant-Garde award supports innovative, basic research that may lead to improved preventive interventions or therapies; creative, new strategies to prevent disease transmission; novel approaches to improve disease outcomes; and creative approaches to eradicating HIV or improving the lives of those living with HIV.

Date Due: Feb 05, 2018  
HRSA-18-053 Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men who Have Sex with Men – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider
Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

This announcement solicits applications for Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men who have Sex with Men (BMSM) – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider (ETAP). Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement to support one (1) organization for up to four (4) years to lead a multi-site evaluation and provide technical assistance (TA) to a cohort of up to seven (7) demonstration sites funded under a separate announcement (HRSA-18-047). Those demonstration sites will adapt and implement evidence-informed interventions and/or models of care to engage, link and retain particularly vulnerable populations. Specifically, this initiative will engage and retain BMSM in HIV medical care and supportive services by addressing their behavioral health needs. The proposed interventions and/or models of care will include strategies to integrate behavioral health services, including substance use disorder treatment, with HIV care to specifically address the needs of BMSM and improve their health outcomes. The ETAP will evaluate programmatic, clinical, and client level outcomes of the implementation. In addition, the ETAP will assess the costs associated with the implementation of the evidence informed interventions/models of care. The ETAP will also coordinate the development of implementation toolkits, trainings, and other dissemination products that will promote the replication of evidence informed interventions that were shown to improve health outcomes in other Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and other health care settings. Because award recipients under both NOFOs (HRSA 18-047 and HRSA-18-053) will need to work closely together to be successful, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) encourages applicants for this NOFO to read the companion announcement and be familiar with all program expectations within both NOFOs.

Date Due: Feb. 5, 2018
HRSA-18-047 Implementation of Evidence-Informed Behavioral Health Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men - Demonstration Sites
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for a new, 3-year initiative entitled Implementation of Evidence-Informed Models to Improve HIV Health Outcomes for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (BMSM) – Demonstration Sites.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will award up to seven (7) grants of up to $300,000 each per year for 3 years, in order to support the implementation of evidence-informed behavioral health interventions and/or models of care to engage, link and retain BMSM living with HIV in medical care and supportive services.  The proposed interventions and/or models of care will include strategies to integrate behavioral health services, including substance use disorder treatment, with HIV care to specifically address the needs of BMSM and improve their health outcomes.  Demonstration site outcomes will inform the development of implementation toolkits and other dissemination products in order to promote replication across the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and other health care settings.

Maternal and Child Health

Date Due: Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
NICHD Small Grant Program (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor: NICHD
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-481.html

The NICHD Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.  

Obesity

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

PA-18-379 Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-379.html

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research that examines the relationship between asthma, obesity and self-management.  It seeks to build the science of obesity, asthma, and self-management awareness.

Research Training (2)

Date Due: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Curriculum or Methods Development (R25)
Sponsor: NCI
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-476.html

Companion Funding Opportunities:

Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Courses for Skills Development (R25)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-477.html

Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Research Experiences (R25)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-478.html

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NCI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Curriculum or Methods Development. Applications are encouraged that propose innovative, state-of-the-art programs that address the cause, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, or the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Date Due: March 6, 2018
18-524 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), the National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (P.L. 115-31) and the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (P.L. 114-329). The HSI Program seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing associate or baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In designing the HSI Program, NSF has sought community input in a variety of ways that included releasing a Dear Colleague Letter), awarding conference grants to seek stakeholder input, establishing and holding a meeting of the Building Capacity at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Subcommittee (HSI Subcommittee) of the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee, and conducting three virtual listening sessions that invited commentary from members of the HSI community .

Vaccinations

Date Due: Feb 13, 2018 
RFA-IP-18-003 Understanding and Addressing the Disparity in Vaccination Coverage Among U.S. Adolescents Living in Rural Versus Urban Areas
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to: 1) obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to disparities in vaccination coverage observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States for all recommended vaccines, with a special emphasis on human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine; and 2) implement and evaluate an intervention(s) to improve vaccination coverage among adolescents living in rural areas.

Violence Prevention

Date Due: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-479.html

This initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined strategies to both detect and intervene to reduce the risk of suicide behavior, suicide ideation, and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) by youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.  Opportunities for detection and prevention start at early points of contact (e.g., police interaction, the intake interview) and continue through many juvenile justice settings (e.g., pre-trial detention, juvenile or family court activities, court disposition, placement and on-going care in either residential or multiple community settings.)  This FOA invites intervention strategies that are designed to be delivered in typical service settings using typically available personnel and resources, to enhance the implementation of interventions that prove effective, enhance their future uptake in diverse settings, and thereby reduce risk of suicide and self-harm in this population.

This FOA is published in parallel to a companion R34 FOA (PAR-18-228) supporting pilot studies in preparation for the larger-scale studies described here.      

 

 

               

 

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