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07/27/15

Nov 03, 2015

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

Agency: National Science Foundation

Brief Summary:
A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation's health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace. Both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in evidence-based and evidence-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying instruction and curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. Award Information: Estimated 140 number of awards, and the NSF anticipates approximately $110 million will be available for the program per fiscal year. Previous Awards: 2014 Lewis, Scott. USF. $329,994. Improving Large Lecture Gateway Chemistry Courses through Flipped Classes with Peer-Led Team Learning This project will build upon prior work that has demonstrated success by utilizing Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) in General Chemistry I and will develop, implement and evaluate a reform pedagogy for instruction in General Chemistry II and Organic Chemistry I that blends PLTL with a so-called "flipped" classroom structure. 2012 Young, Cynthia et al. UCF. $1,435,208. UCF COMPASS (Convincing Outstanding-Math-Potential Admits to Succeed in STEM) This STEP Type 1B Project (compass: Convincing Outstanding-Math-Potential Admits to Succeed in STEM) is implementing a sustainable model for recruiting freshman students into STEM majors and helping them to persist in STEM to a bachelor's degree. (Broad possible interest to the College of Education, College of Science; College of Engineering and Computer Science and CECS Office of Diversity and Inclusion and iSTEM)

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07/27/15

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STEM, Diversity and Youth

Agency: FCA Foundation

Brief Summary:
The FCA Foundation invests in programs that generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts in the following areas: education – programs that inspire young minds, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); Multicultural/Diversity – programs that promote inclusion and opportunity for diverse populations; and Youth Development – programs that help young people develop the skills and leadership qualities to succeed in school, at work, and in life. (Possible interest to the College of Education, CECS Office of Diversity and Inclusion and iSTEM)

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07/27/15

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Community Programs

Agency: Comcast Foundation

Brief Summary:
The Foundation primarily invests in programs and non-profit organizations that strengthen our communities. Our primary focus is on funding diversity-oriented program ms that address: Digital literacy and related programs; Community service and volunteerism initiatives and Building tomorrow’s leaders. Comcast and the Comcast Foundation do not accept unsolicited sponsorship requests or grant proposals. If your organization is interested in sending us information, please verify that you operate within a Comcast service area and use the local address for all related correspondence. (Possible interest to the College of Education, COPHA Center for Community Partnerships; CECS Office of Diversity and Inclusion and iSTEM)

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07/27/15

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National Giving Program

Agency: Coca-Cola Foundation

Brief Summary:
Since its inception, the Foundation has supported learning inside and outside the classroom. However, addressing critical community challenges and opportunities is an evolving process. In 2007, the Foundation broadened its support to include global water stewardship programs, fitness and nutrition efforts and community recycling programs. Today, our strategies align with the Company’s Sustainability platform and include women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. Priority Areas are again: Women: economic empowerment and entrepreneurship; Water: access to clean water, water conservation and recycling and Well-Being: active healthy living, education and youth development. There is no dollar limitation. (Possible interest to CECS Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering; COS Biology and Chemistry; the College of Education, CECS Office of Diversity and Inclusion and iSTEM)

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03/31/15

Ongoing

Foundation Information

Agency: Kate Sidran Family Foundation

Brief Summary:
Purpose and Activities The foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to education, advocacy, and research to benefit individuals suffering from developmental, emotional, and psychological injuries caused by experiencing or witnessing violent or traumatic events such as domestic violence, crime, disasters, war, or any other overwhelming event. Research in this area is funded through the Psych Trauma Research Fund. Fields of Interest Subjects: Medical research Religion

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03/31/15

Ongoing

DRS Technologies Grants

Agency: DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The foundation supports organizations involved with education, health, disaster relief, human services, community development, civic affairs, children, and the military. Fields of Interest Subjects: American Red Cross Community/economic development Disasters, preparedness/services Education Elementary/secondary education Health care Human services Military/veterans'

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03/31/15

Ongoing

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grants

Agency: The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The mission of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is to promote health equity and improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases and health conditions. The Foundation's Mental Health & Well-Being initiative in the U.S. focuses funding on addressing the mental health and reintegration needs of returning military service members, veterans and their families. Fields of Interest Subjects: AIDS AIDS research American Red Cross Cancer Cancer research Diabetes Education Health care Health care, clinics/centers Health care, equal rights Health care, public policy Health organizations Higher education Hospitals (general) Human services Medical care, community health systems Medical school/education Mental health, treatment Mental health/crisis services Military/veterans' organizations Nursing care Palliative care Pharmacy/prescriptions Public health Public health, communicable diseases Public health, STDs Residential/custodial care, hospices

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10/31/14

Ongoing

FLORIDA – LOCAL GRANTMAKING GUIDELINES

Agency: Boeing Co

Brief Summary:
The program goal is to engage communities to participate in and sustain arts and cultural experiences in order to broaden their perspectives, cultivate creativity and help produce a multi-disciplinary workforce prepared to solve complex issues. Arts Engagement Components: Performances and exhibits which challenge and broaden people's view of the world through the introduction of different perspectives. Help organizations cultivate practices that build or diversify their audience and test new models or systems approaches to address financial sustainability. Arts Education Components: Educational activities that nurture creativity in students, helping to form creative and critical thinking skills. Professional development for teachers and administrators. Enable school systems to maintain or enhance arts education programs.

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10/31/14

Ongoing

National Program: Creating Pathways to Educational and Economic Opportunity (Urban and Higher Education Program)

Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York

Brief Summary:
The Program's goals are centered on creating pathways to educational and economic opportunity by generating systemic change across a K-16 continuum, with particular emphasis on secondary and higher education. The Program works to enable many more students, including historically underserved populations, to achieve academic success. Grantees help all students perform with the high levels of creative, scientific, and technical knowledge and skill needed to compete in a global economy and exercise leadership. Grant-making in this program concentrates on three main areas. Supporting a push for common core standards and next generation assessments, counters low expectations for schools and students. Investing in innovation in human capital preparation and management, addresses development of talent. Lastly, new designs for innovation in classrooms, schools, colleges and systems in K-16, looks to strengthen student engagement, motivation, effort, and persistence. In addition, the program integrates these three areas through efforts to improve policy, and thus create stronger conditions and platforms for accountability, innovation, and systemic reform. These following key levers of change are central to the Program: 1. Standards and Assessments: The nation needs to develop new science standards - a process that should begin with a wholesale review of existing standards rather than incremental revisions. While the adoption and implementation of science standards presents special challenges, the Program is fully committed to seeing this process through to completion. In addition, the Corporation is supporting work to create standards for English language proficiency, a project that cuts across education and immigrant integration objectives.

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10/31/14

Ongoing

Dekker Foundation Grants

Agency: Dekker Foundation

Brief Summary:
The foundation awards the majority of its grants to organizations that promote education and the advancement of knowledge. Because learning occurs in many different contexts, recipients can range from organizations implementing technology in education to academic programs dedicated to scientific and medical research.

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10/31/14

Ongoing

NCTE Research Foundation Grant Program

Agency: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Brief Summary:
The trustees of the NCTE Research Foundation support projects related to the teaching and learning of language, literacy and culture. The trustees seek proposals that reflect the diverse interests among the NCTE membership, including but not limited to proposals focusing on underrepresented populations, equity pedagogies, curriculum changes and the effect the changes have on students, school policies, changes in teaching methods, student interaction and learning, community literacy, home-school literacy relationships, after-school programs, student literacy practices in and out of school, and other relevant topics of study.

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05/16/14

Expires August 27, 2016

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate and foster research to (1) identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (2) understand how environmental factors impact the underlying biologic processes implicated in ASD. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. A range of approaches are being encouraged by this FOA, from basic mechanistic studies using in vitro and in vivo model systems to studies that add new data collection activities and/or make use of extant data or biospecimens in existing human studies. Studies that address hypotheses related to the joint contribution of genes and environment are of particular interest. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from the research supported by this FOA will be used to inform public health prevention and intervention strategies.

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05/01/14

Expires September 8, 2017

Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (R03)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders.

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04/30/14

May 8, 2016

Innovative Research Methods: Prevention and Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This funding opportunity seeks to update the randomized control trial (RCT) design using novel research methods that are practical, innovative, and hold promise for producing more effective outcomes. Novel clinical research designs, applied to symptom management trials, may identify those treatment strategies that best alter the course of symptom burden in chronic illness by addressing the issues of varied treatment responses across patients, subject retention, and adherence to treatment regimens. For example, “sequential multiple assignment randomization trials” (SMART) design have been used successfully to develop dynamic treatment regimens for alcohol, depression and HIV infection but are not widely used in symptom management trials. The approach is pragmatic in that it mimics clinical practice by allowing a re-evaluation of treatment options based on an individual’s progress towards treatment goals. The levels or inclusion of intervention components are tailored in response to individual characteristics or progress toward a treatment goal. Subjects may be randomly assigned several times to varying amounts and types of intervention components based on predetermined decision rules. This “sequential decision making” process allows for the initial intervention to be adapted and provides subjects with options for achieving a favorable outcome. A “Multiphase optimization strategy “(MOST) could also prove useful when applied to symptom management trials. This design leads to identification of a likely best intervention that can be evaluated at optimal levels in an RCT, through an iterative process of empirical research and discovery. In addition large scale Electronic Health Records (EHR) enabled research and other data mining efforts to identify likely best interventions that could be further tested in clinical trials is needed. The screening of viable treatment regimens and strategies from observational databases has the potential to find patterns of treatment and perhaps the optimal, naturalistic sequencing strategies used in current practice for managing symptoms. These natural trends in treatment variation may form the basis of explicit dynamic treatment regimens that can be tested in comparative trials. Finally comparative effectiveness research is needed to enhance trials that seek to determine the most potent intervention(s) for symptom prevention and management in chronic illness. Determining these interventions through comparative effectiveness research will inform healthcare decisions by providing evidence on the benefits and harms of different treatment strategies.

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04/21/14

Expires May 8, 2017

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media. Topics to be addressed in this announcement include: effective, sustainable processes for influencing young people to make healthy behavior choices; identification of the appropriate stage of influence for learning sustainable lifelong health behaviors; the role of technology and new media in promoting healthy behavior; identification of factors that support healthy behavior development in vulnerable populations, identification of barriers to healthy behaviors; and, identification of mechanisms and mediators that are common to the development of a range of habitual health behaviors. Given the many factors involved in developing sustainable health behaviors, applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to promote research that identifies and enhances processes that promote sustainable positive behavior or changes social and cultural norms that influence health and future health behaviors.

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03/25/14

LOI due 5/6/14 & 8/5/15 (ongoing)

Use of Research Evidence

Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Brief Summary:
The call for evidence-based programs, policies, and practices can be heard across many realms of youth development including child welfare, education, juvenile justice, and physical and mental health. On the research side, billions of dollars are spent to generate stronger research evidence. In policy and practice, there are greater demands and incentives for the use of this evidence. Despite these efforts, critical gaps remain between research, policy, and practice. We lack essential knowledge about how to produce more useful research; how policymakers, administrators, and program managers can acquire and use that work productively; and how to create a stronger infrastructure for the use and usefulness of research evidence. Yet before we can fill this gap, we must first understand it. The Foundation supports studies that increase understanding of when and how research evidence is used in policies and practices that affect the development of young people, and ways to improve the use of research. They recognize that research use is rarely a simple process whereby research "facts" are passed from researchers to research users and then applied in a linear decision-making process. The Foundation is interested in the ways people individually and collectively engage with research over time, influenced by their own and their organization's goals, motivations, routines, and political contexts. They support projects that increase understanding of how research is used to frame problems and solutions, make decisions, influence organizational learning, and guide practice improvements. These studies build knowledge of the various ways in which research evidence enters the decision-making process. Proposals should be strong theoretically and methodologically. The Foundation will support studies that expand explanations of when and how research is used, examine attempts to improve the use or usefulness of research, or assess the consequences of using research. They are also interested in measurement studies that seek to develop novel measures and methods for capturing research use.

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03/25/14

Expires May 8, 2016

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

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03/11/14

Expires May 8, 2017

Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (R01)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to use a common conceptual model to develop behavioral interventions to modify health behaviors and improve health outcomes in patients with comorbid chronic diseases and health conditions. Specifically, this FOA will support research in primary care that uses a multi-disease care management approach to behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve patient-level health outcomes for individuals with three or more chronic health conditions. The proposed approach must modify behaviors using a common approach rather than administering a distinct intervention for each targeted behavior and/or condition. Diseases and health conditions can include, but are not limited to: mental health disorders (e.g., depression), diabetes, smoking, obesity, chronic pain, alcohol and substance abuse and dependence, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cancer and hypertension.

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03/11/14

Expires May 8, 2017

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Using Populations with or at Risk for HCV (R34)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement outlines priority areas for high impact clinical and basic research for at-risk substance using populations, including those infected with or at risk for HIV. In particular, this FOA encourages research focused on prevention and treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) to reduce new infections and identify and treat existing infections more effectively. This FOA is informed by priority areas in the 2011 HHS Action Plan, Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.

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03/11/14

Expires May 8, 2017

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Using Populations with or at Risk for HCV (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (R21) outlines priority areas for high impact clinical and basic research for at-risk substance using populations, including those infected with or at risk for HIV. In particular, this FOA encourages research focused on prevention and treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) to reduce new infections and identify and treat existing infections more effectively. This FOA is informed by priority areas in the 2011 HHS Action Plan, Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.

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03/11/14

Expires January 8, 2017

Advancing Structural Level Interventions Through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants. The R21 mechanism is specifically intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel methodologies, tools, technologies, or interventions that could have an important impact on adherence research or practice. Unlike applications under the R01 mechanism, preliminary data are not required for R21 applications. Preliminary data may nonetheless be included if available.

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03/11/14

Expires January 8, 2017

Targeted Basic Behavioral and Social Science and Intervention Development for HIV Prevention and Care (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a global outline of areas for innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science research and intervention development research to reduce the number of new HIV infections and improve the overall health of those living with HIV and encourage research grant applications in these areas. This FOA encourages research designed to (a) conduct basic behavioral and social science research that is needed to advance the development of HIV prevention and care interventions, (b) translate and operationalize the findings from these basic studies to develop interventions and assess their feasibility and (c) conduct tests of the efficacy of HIV prevention and care interventions. The R21 mechanism is specifically intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel methodologies, tools, technologies, or interventions that could have a major impact on health research and practice. Unlike applications under the R01 mechanism, preliminary data are not required for R21 applications. Preliminary data may nonetheless be included if available.

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02/25/14

Expires May 8, 2017

Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This funding opportunity announcement seeks to build the science of family-centered self-management (FCSM) in chronic conditions.

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02/14/14

Expires Juuly 30, 2016

NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1)

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Brief Summary:
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 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. 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.

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01/09/14

Expires May 8, 2017

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R03)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate model-driven research to understand the ways that people make decisions about engaging in behaviors that impact the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, or to adhere to treatments for HIV. Decision making processes may contribute to both substance use/abuse and other HIV acquisition or transmission risks. A better understanding of decision making processes in the context of brain neural networks and their associated functions would lead to the development of better strategies to reduce the frequency of HIV-risk behaviors. Therefore, this FOA encourages applications to study 1) cognitive, motivational or emotional mechanisms and/or 2) brain neuroendocrine and reinforcement systems that related to HIV-risk behaviors or treatment non-compliance. Interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, decision sciences, neuroscience and computational modeling are encouraged. This FOA for R03 applications encourages 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. In no cases, should research involving animals be proposed.

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01/09/14

Expires January 8, 2017

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings.

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12/10/13

Sep 25, 2016

Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research (R18)

Agency: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality — Depa

Brief Summary:
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in funding a diverse set of projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care. Simulation in health care serves multiple purposes. As a training technique, it exposes individuals and teams to realistic clinical challenges through the use of mannequins, task trainers, virtual reality, standardized patients or other forms, and allows participants to experience in real-time the consequences of their decisions and actions. The principal advantage of simulation is that it provides a safe environment for health care practitioners to acquire valuable experience without putting patients at risk. Simulation also can be used as a test-bed to improve clinical processes and to identify failure modes or other areas of concern in new procedures and technologies that might otherwise be unanticipated and serve as threats to patient safety. Yet another application of simulation focuses on the establishment of valid and reliable measures of clinical performance competency and their potential use for credentialing and certification purposes. Applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, patient conditions, and threats to safety are welcomed.

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12/10/13

Ongoing

Grants and Sponsorships

Agency: Bank of America

Brief Summary:
Note: Application Period begins January 22, 2014. Connecting individuals to employment opportunities is a key component contributing to each community’s economic growth. That’s why they are supporting workforce development and educational opportunities that help small businesses and individuals, including youth, the unemployed, and underserved such as veterans and the disabled, obtain the training and education that lead to post-secondary completion, employment and stronger small businesses. In 2013, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will issue a Workforce Development and Education request for proposals (RFP) on January 22 and will accept applications through February 15. Workforce Development and Education Funding Priorities: High School Graduation and Post-Secondary Access; Post-Secondary Completion; Job Readiness for Unemployed and Underemployed; and Small Business Support

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12/10/13

Ongoing

Sloan Foundation Grants

Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Brief Summary:
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants in nine broad subject matters, known within the Foundation as major program areas: Sloan Research Fellowships; Basic Research; STEM Higher Education; Public Understanding of Science, Technology, & Economics; Digital Information Technology; Economic Performance and the Quality of Life; Energy and Environment; Select Issues; Civic Initiatives.

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12/09/13

Ongoing

CommunityLink Program - Community STEM Education Grants

Agency: Medtronic Foundation

Brief Summary:
CommunityLink STEM Education programs promote public understanding of health and medical technology, and stimulate interest in science among young people. These include education projects at schools, science museums and community centers; and programs that improve the educational and career opportunities of underserved people.

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11/27/13

Expires January 8, 2017

Secondary Data Analyses to Explore NIMH Research Domain Criteria (R03)

Agency: National Institute of Health

Brief Summary:
NIMH seeks applications which propose secondary analyses of existing clinical research datasets to investigate constructs identified in the NIMH's Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative and to test novel hypotheses using the RDoC framework.

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11/07/13

Expires: January 8, 2017

Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R03)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to examine associations between nutrition and alcohol-related health outcomes in humans and animal models. The goal of this FOA is to stimulate a broad range of research on the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes including alcohol use disorder and chronic disease.

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11/07/13

Expires: January 8, 2017

Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (R03)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms.

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11/07/13

Expires - January 8, 2016

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R01)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this FOA for R01 applications is to encourage behavioral intervention development research to test efficacy, conduct clinical trials, examine mechanisms of behavior change, determine dose-response, optimize combinations, and/or ascertain best sequencing of behavioral, combined, sequential, or integrated behavioral and pharmacological (1) drug abuse treatment interventions, including interventions for patients with comorbidities, in diverse settings; (2) drug abuse treatment and adherence interventions for use in primary care; (3) drug abuse treatment and adherence interventions that utilize technologies to boost effects and increase implementability; (4) interventions to prevent the acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in drug abuse treatment; (5) interventions to promote adherence to drug abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (6) interventions to treat chronic pain. Research of interest includes but is not limited to Stage II and Stage III efficacy research.

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10/23/13

ongoing

Grants

Agency: Koch Foundation, Charles

Brief Summary:
The Charles Koch Foundation seeks to support research that fosters a fuller understanding of the origins and drivers of individual and societal well-being. To this end, the Foundation invites researchers, faculty, graduate students, and policy experts to submit proposals for the support of research on select topics relating to well-being.

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09/24/13

Ongoing

Oak Foundation Program Grants

Agency: Oak Foundation

Brief Summary:
Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation has a continuous approval process so letters of enquiry may be submitted at any time. We will respond within three months, informing the applicant whether there is sufficient interest to pursue a formal proposal. If so, we will request additional information from the organisation. Although we accept unsolicited requests through letters of enquiry, most of our grants are awarded to organisations invited to apply by programme staff.

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09/23/13

ongoing

Healthy Kids Grants

Agency: Kellogg Foundation, W.K.

Brief Summary:
he foundation seeks funding opportunities that allow it to make progress in ensuring that all children can grow and thrive by having love, good parenting, high-quality food, physical activity, interaction with nature and access to health care. Children need nutrition, stimulation, healthy living conditions and access to quality health care to thrive.

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09/23/13

ongoing

Racial Equity Grants

Agency: Kellogg Foundation, W.K.

Brief Summary:
All children should have equal access to opportunity and the chance to put racial prejudice behind them. To realize this vision, the foundation is directing its grants and resources to support racial healing and to remove systemic barriers that hold some children back. The foundation invests in community and national organizations whose innovative and effective programs foster racial healing and promote racial equity. And through action-oriented research and public policy work, they are helping translate insights into new strategies and sustainable solutions. The foundation has identified four overarching goals that must be achieved to realize racial equity in this country. The foundation believe that investments over the next ten years will yield a meaningful and powerful return if they accomplish the following: 1. Establish a sustainable system of accountability for progress, and track, measure, document and report progress. 2. Support and expand the capacity of community-based efforts to bridge racial and ethnic divisions, address structural racism and promote racial healing. 3. Strengthen the advocacy for both policy and system change by substantially widening the circle of allies who support or are engaged in creating racial healing and equity. 4. Increase the effectiveness of both community-based organizing and policy advocacy by intensifying the action-oriented research and analysis that guide the racial equity work. The foundation's strategies and programs in this funding area are as follows: 1. Build a Sustainable and Accountable Communications and Media Infrastructure - The foundation seeks to leverage research on the power of the media to influence perceptions, research on messaging and emerging communication technologies to help dismantle structural racism and promote racial healing. 2. Develop the Capacity of Community-Based Racial Healing Organizations to Strengthen their Impact - Recognizing they are the source of grassroots energy that can build powerful momentum for change, the foundation supports community-based organizations as a critical foundation of any enduring movement to dismantle structural racism and promote racial healing. 3. Support Anchor Institutions Working on Racial Equity - The combination of severe recession and the belief by some that we have resolved some of our most pressing racial problems, disparities and barriers to achievement poses a challenge to the existence of some important, but fragile organizations. The foundation seeks to support these organizations, recognizing that their survival is more important than ever if we are to seize this moment in our nation's history and truly address the barriers to racial equity that continue to exist. 4. Support Efforts to Eliminate Racial Disparities and Inequities - A successful movement for racial equity requires alliances between organizations in every sector of our society that have demonstrated an interest in racial equity, and have worked to confront the institutional policies and practices that produce racist outcomes in their sectors. By collaborating with each other and with their constituents, these organizations could (a) design and promote issue-specific strategies to address policies and practices that produce racist outcomes, and (b) develop plans for engaging other organizations to narrow systemic racial disparities, and foster racial healing. 5. Support the Dismantling of Structural Racism Through Research, Legal Strategies, Policy and Advocacy - While much scholarly work has been done on the significance of our history and the embedded nature of structural racism, more needs to be done in communicating that work in ways that make its findings accessible to and actionable by practitioners and the media.

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09/23/13

ongoing

Educated Kids Grants

Agency: Kellogg Foundation, W.K.

Brief Summary:
To ensure that all children get the development and education they need as a foundation for independence and success, the foundation seeks opportunities to invest in early child development (ages zero to eight), leading to reading proficiency by third grade, high school graduation, and pathways to meaningful employment. All children need the support of parents and community to assure their healthy development and education. The foundation is partnering with organizations working on early childhood education, with a commitment to whole child development, educational advocacy, family literacy, innovative educational practices, policy reform and lifelong learning. The foundation focuses on communities where children and families are most in need of high quality early intervention to achieve success by third grade and maintain it beyond. The foundation's approach is both bottom-up and top-down. The foundation seeks opportunities to increase its strategic presence by investing in national organizations and their networks. At state and local levels, the foundation simultaneously explores approaches to helping children and families in ways supported by their local communities. The foundation's strategies and programs in this funding area are as follows: 1. Whole Child Development - Support comprehensive and integrated approaches to healthy child development that strengthen the social, emotional, cognitive, physical, cultural and civic development of young children. 2. Family Literacy - Give the knowledge, skills, tools and environmental support that parents, guardians, extended family members and caregivers need to successfully navigate systems and advocate on behalf of individual children's development and well-being. 3. Educational Advocacy - Support parents, students, educators and others in their efforts to change the formal educational system in ways that help children succeed in school and life.

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09/23/13

ongoing

Secure Families Grants

Agency: Kellogg Foundation, W.K.

Brief Summary:
Research shows that family economic security is a key to creating the conditions that help children be successful in learning, in school and in life. The foundation's goal is to build economic security for vulnerable children and their families through sustained income and asset accumulation. The primary needs of the family must be addressed to create pathways out of poverty for children. The foundation support programs that increase family stability, foster quality jobs, careers and entrepreneurship, and promote secondary achievement and financial independence. The foundation support strategies that increase income, assets, and aspirations of vulnerable children and their families and reduce disparities based on class, gender and race. The foundation focuses on three areas, each with a direct impact on the ability of families to generate income and accumulate assets: 1. Family Stability - Support strategies that connect the foundation's target population of vulnerable families to existing services and benefits in the most effective and empowering manner possible. - Financial education - Bundled services - Early learning/child care options 2. Career Ladders - Support pathways that lead to economic mobility and quality job opportunities. - Community college/employer engagement - Quality jobs/advancement opportunities - Entrepreneurship 3. Financial Independence - Support strategies that build assets and invest in policy and practice innovations that address the systemic issues related to breaking the cycle of poverty. - Policy innovation - Increase tools for asset development The foundation seeks to organize community colleges to create stronger educational linkages between high schools and employers, while serving as a community resource and engagement center for low-income youth and families. The foundation's strategies and programs in this funding area are as follows: 1. Bundle Supports and Services to Reach People Where They Are - While most economic security strategies focus on individual elements, we work on collaborative efforts that address and support both increasing earnings and asset development for children and families, e.g., Individual Development Accounts, Kids' Savings Accounts, Earned Income Tax Credit, and microfinance and mortgage assistance. 2. Gender Matters: Clarify and Promote the Gender Perspective - A critical focus of the Family Economic Security is improving the economic conditions of the families and children who live at 200% of poverty and below. Data shows us that high percentage of low-income children is economically dependent on single mothers. The foundation's work will invest in projects that take this gender specific focus to meet the needs of this population group. 3. Account for Culture and Racial Disparities - Through the foundation's commitment to racial equity and cultural competency, the foundation has gained a powerful understanding of the relationships between cultural significance and racial disparities in income, employment, education and work. The foundation seeks to leverage that understanding in moving the field to address those disparities, and to emphasize racial equity and cultural competence in its leadership and community representation. 4. Amplify Community Voice and Leadership Pattern - Recognizing that national leadership and policies often eclipse community leadership and experience, the foundation will leverage its experience working in communities and their stakeholders to increase civic engagement that push for new priorities, perspectives and partnerships.

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09/13/13

open until September 8, 2016

Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15)

Agency: National Institute of Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution.

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09/13/13

ongoing

Community Development

Agency: Dekko Foundation

Brief Summary:
Only vibrant communities are able to adequately support the development of their children and young people. The best of those communities act as economic freedom role models for their citizens. Through their community development grant investments Dekko Foundation wants to make a measurable difference in: - The number of communities that have the baseline information they need to understand their strengths and weaknesses. - The number of communities that have an overall plan for addressing their needs and building on their strengths. - Communities' ability to provide families with leisure-time activities that expose young people to new areas of interest. - The number of communities that consider young people as they develop business opportunities, provide leadership skill development and promote charitable activities. - The number of communities that ensure that young people and families have the opportunity to build a strong bond with their community. Dekko Foundation believes that in order for young people and families to thrive, the communities that they live in must be healthy and vibrant. In this area of focus we want to fund projects that result in community viability and build or maintain the community's ability to support healthy youth development. Community development research tells us that vibrant communities exhibit: - Evidence of community pride. - Willingness to invest in the future. - Awareness of how their community compares to others. - Deliberate transition of power to a younger generation of leaders. - Strong belief in, and support for, education. - Willingness to seek help from the outside. - Conviction that, in the long run, they have to do things for themselves.

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08/30/13

January 17, 2017

Mechanisms of Alcohol and Stimulant Co-Addiction (R21)

Agency: National Institute of Health

Brief Summary:
his FOA encourages R21 applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study the neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms that might explain how alcohol and stimulants interact at genetic, epigenetic, cellular, neurocircuitry and behavioral levels to promote co-addiction.

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08/14/13

ongong through September 8, 2016

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing “health gaps” among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.

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08/06/13

Sep 7, 2016

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)

Agency: National Institutes of Health — Department of Heal

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing health gaps among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged.

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08/06/13

Ongoing

Jacobs Foundation Grants

Agency: Jacobs Foundation

Brief Summary:
Our aim is to identify and support the most innovative globally leading researchers in the field of child and youth development in order to promote the scientific advancement. With our funding instruments we address all academic disciplines that contribute to a better understanding and the improvement of child and youth development including psychology, education and economic sciences, sociology, family studies, media studies, political science, linguistics, neurosciences, biology and (epi-) genetics and medicine.

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08/06/13

Ongoing

Wallace Foundation Grants

Agency: Wallace Foundation

Brief Summary:
The foundation's mission is to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. The foundation does this by supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices in five major initiatives: 1. School Leadership: strengthening the leadership of principals and other key figures to improve student achievement. 2. After School: helping cities improve access to high-quality after-school programs through coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, nonprofits and others groups. 3. Summer and Extended Learning Time: supporting school district and other efforts to expand learning time during summer and the school day or year. 4. Arts Education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens in school and beyond. 5. Audience Development for the Arts: Supporting arts organizations to develop and test ideas for reaching new audiences so that many more people might enjoy the benefits of the arts. In each of these areas, the foundation's approach is to fund selected organizations to test promising new ideas, to conduct independent research about their efforts and related matters, and to share what was learned. The idea is to benefit the foundation's grantees as well as many organizations that are interested in pursuing similar changes but may never receive direct funding.

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07/02/13

Ongoing

Heckscher Foundation Grants

Agency: Heckscher Foundation for Children

Brief Summary:
The Heckscher Foundation for Children was founded in 1921 to promote the welfare of children, primarily in New York City. We fund organizations serving youth in the fields of education and academic support, arts education, health, recreation and social services, capacity building and technical assistance, and workforce development. The Foundation does not participate in annual appeals, endowments, fundraising events or political efforts.

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06/14/13

Ongoing through September 8, 2016

Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health (R03)

Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brief Summary:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to characterize the role of stigma in health, life course development, and aging, both in the U.S. and globally, and to test interventions to prevent or reduce the impact of stigma at the individual, community, health care system, and policy levels. The goal of this FOA is to promote research addressing the health-related aspects of stigma, including the etiology and perpetuation of stigma; its impact on physical and mental health, well-being, life course development, and aging; its influence on health behaviors and on use, access to, and quality of received healthcare services; its contribution to health disparities affecting vulnerable demographic groups; and intervention strategies to reduce health-related stigma and/or the negative health and life course developmental impacts of stigma.

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06/10/13

Ongoing

Social Setting Grant

Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Brief Summary:
The Foundation defines settings as the social environments in which youth experience daily life. These settings include environments with clear boundaries such as classrooms, schools, and youth-serving organizations as well as environments with less concrete boundaries such as neighborhoods or other settings in which youth interact with peers, family members, and other significant adults. At their best, these settings embed youth within a network of engaging activities; ample resources; meaningful relationships with adults and peers; and opportunities for academic, social, emotional, and identity development. There is a rich body of work that conceptualizes and measures youth outcomes. In contrast, less research has focused on youth settings. Foundation staff and grantees are exploring the idea that settings are dynamic systems with certain social processes, resources, and ways of organizing resources, all of which influence youth development. Social processes include interactions between teachers and students, staff and youth, parents and children, and peers. They also include relationships, networks, social norms, and social and instructional activities. Time, people, money, and materials are important resources in settings, and we are interested in how the presence and allocation of those resources affect social processes and ultimately youth development. Applicants should include a strong theoretical foundation and a clear conceptual frame that leads to the research questions and data collection plan. The study's measurement plans should include rigorous methods for assessing key aspects of settings; the strongest plans incorporate setting data from multiple sources. Applicants should also explicitly state how the measures will provide strong data on key constructs. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad. In most instances, these organizations will have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, set up to receive and process grant awards. However, in rare cases, colleges or universities (such as Arizona State University) will not have 501(c)(3) tax exemption. If an applicant's institution fits into this category, the foundation can instead accept an IRS determination letter which states that it is classified as a school under sections 509a1 and 170b1Aii of the IRS Code. The applicant must reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project's goals. Institutions usually have their own eligibility criteria regarding who can act as Principal Investigator (PI) on a grant. This often excludes graduate students. Graduate students can, however, be listed as Co-Principal Investigators.

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05/15/13

Ongoing

Grants

Agency: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.

Brief Summary:
There are three principle reasons for the Foundation’s large allocation to older adults: Harry Weinberg frequently spoke of his empathy for those who struggled all of their lives to provide for their families, but, because of advancing age, illness and frailty, could no longer properly care for themselves and their spouses. The number of older adults who need some type of assistance is increasing exponentially. Longer life expectancies, greater financial need, health care costs, and isolation from family members have exacerbated the problem. Many older adults require assistance with the basic necessities of life.

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04/24/13

ongoing

Autism Speaks Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award Program

Agency: Autism Speaks

Brief Summary:
Letter of Intents are required. Upon approval, you will be invited to apply. Autism Speaks places a high priority on innovation and has designed its new Trailblazer Award to respond quickly to fund highly novel transformative projects. The Trailblazer Award mechanism will support highly novel “out of the box” autism –relevant research that open new avenues to understanding the causes, diagnosis, subtyping, prevention, treatments, and cure of autism spectrum disorders. The Trailblazer Award is designed to fund small investigator-initiated high risk/high impact projects that are potentially transformative, paradigm shifting, and/or will overcome significant roadblocks in autism research within a twelve month period.

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04/16/13

Expires 9/8/2016

Mechanisms of Alcohol and Nicotine Co-Addiction (R21)

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Brief Summary:
This FOA encourages R21 applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study neurobiological and behavioral mechanisms contributing to concurrent alcohol and nicotine co-addiction.

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11/28/12

ongoing

Capital Grants

Agency: U.S. Bancorp Foundation

Brief Summary:
The U.S. Bancorp Foundation considers a small number of requests for capital support from organizations that meet all other funding criteria and with which the foundation has a pre-existing relationship. The foundation does not make lead gifts, and grants generally do not exceed one percent of the campaign contribution goal.

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11/28/12

ongoing

General Operating Grants

Agency: U.S. Bancorp Foundation

Brief Summary:
U.S. Bancorp considers unrestricted general operating support requests from organizations that - deliver effective programs with measurable outcomes in response to community needs - are financially stable - receive and provide strong leadership - collaborate to maximize effectiveness - involve constituents in planning

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11/28/12

ongoing

Collaborative Educational Initiatives

Agency: Gelfand Family Charitable Trust

Brief Summary:
The Gelfand Family Charitable Trust promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives in educational organizations. GFCT invests today in the innovators of tomorrow.

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11/28/12

(annually) January 15 & July 15

Linguistics Program

Agency: National Science Foundation

Brief Summary:
The program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

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11/27/12

ongoing through 2016

Research & Program Evaluations in Early Education

Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Brief Summary:
The foundation seeks to close the achievement gap by increasing the school readiness of children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of research and program evaluations in early education.

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11/27/12

ongoing

New York Life Foundation Grants

Agency: New York Life Foundation

Brief Summary:
New York Life Foundation Guidelines* Areas of Interest Proposals must fall within the Foundation’s Nurturing the Children focus, which includes educational enhancement, mentoring children, creating safe places to learn and grow and childhood bereavement. Preference is given to requests that provide an opportunity for volunteer involvement on the part of New York Life agents, employees and retirees. Eligibility Grants are made only to private, nonprofit organizations, which have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and which are not private foundations. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or government agencies.

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11/27/12

ongoing

Price Foundation Grants

Agency: Louis & Harold Price Foundation

Brief Summary:
The Louis and Harold Price Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees that sets policy and is responsible for the review and approval of grants. Grant selection is based on the following guidelines: Grants are made generally to organizations that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Funding has traditionally been for innovative and creative programs primarily in the areas of education, health, and human social services. The Foundation responds more favorably to grant proposals coming from organizations in Southern California and Colorado. With rare exception, the Foundation does not support capital campaigns, endowments and building projects. Grants are generally not made to large, public charities. Instead, the Foundation prefers to fund community-based organizations that deliver direct support & services to local populations. The Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate in their leadership, staffing, service provision or on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation, religious belief or sexual orientation.

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11/08/12

varies

NSF TUES, WIDER, STEP, S-STEM, & MSP

Agency: National Science Foundation

Brief Summary:
At UCF's Grant's Day, Dr. Ron Buckmire, NSF program officer for undergraduate education, provided an informative presentation on various funding opportunities. This has been uploaded to ORC's website and I strongly encourage you all to review and download. I am interested in putting together a small group of faculty interested in positioning themselves for these funding opportunities...please let me know if interested.

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11/02/12

Ongoing in response to disasters

NSF Rapid Response

Agency: National Science Foundation

Brief Summary:
The Rapid Response Research (RAPID) mechanism is used to support activities having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to, data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events. Another mechanism is for a Principal Investigator (PI) to request supplemental funds to add an international dimension to an existing NSF grant. Supported activities are not limited to on-site research, and could include research conducted remotely via the use of information and communication technologies, temporarily hosting databases on behalf of affected institutions, and providing temporary laboratory space for researchers and students from affected institutions.

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10/26/12

Ongoing

Trull Foundation Grants

Agency: Trull Foundation

Brief Summary:
In 1967 Florence M. Trull and her children established The Trull Foundation to receive the assets of the first B.W. Trull Foundation. B.W. and Florence M. Trull established the B.W. Trull Foundation in 1948 for religious, charitable, and educational purposes until its expiration by terms of indenture in 1973. For over 50 years these foundations have been actively interested in various educational, religious, cultural and social programs, the majority of which have been in the State of Texas. Both foundations have supported Presbyterian interests, without being limited to only those interests. The Trull Foundation continues to be concerned with people, with improving the quality of life, especially for those living in poor or oppressed conditions.

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10/26/12

Ongoing

Education Grants

Agency: Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation

Brief Summary:
The objective of the education program area is to provide environmental and arts education opportunities to children and youth by supporting programs for educators and artists to improve and apply their teaching skills in these subjects; and by supporting efforts to advance environmental and arts education programs.

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10/02/12

Quarterly

Research & Program Evaluations in Early Education

Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Brief Summary:
The foundation seeks to close the achievement gap by increasing the school readiness of children at risk for poor school outcomes due to environmental factors associated with living in poverty. The foundation pursues its mission by promoting collaboration between researchers and educators via the funding of research and program evaluations in early education.

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09/07/12

ongoing

Racial Equality Grants

Agency: Kellog Foundation

Brief Summary:
All children should have equal access to opportunity and the chance to put racial prejudice behind them. To realize this vision, the foundation is directing its grants and resources to support racial healing and to remove systemic barriers that hold some children back. The foundation invests in community and national organizations whose innovative and effective programs foster racial healing and promote racial equity.

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09/07/12

ongoing

Project Grants

Agency: Ross Foundation

Brief Summary:
The Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation acts internationally to advance the moral, mental, and physical well-being of children in all parts of the world, regardless of national, cultural, religious or ethnic heritage; to aid and assist in providing the basic needs of food, shelter, health, and education to such children, and to relieve the suffering of children with mental and physical handicaps through medical research or other means.

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09/07/12

Ongoing

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation

Agency: The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation

Brief Summary:
The foundation has identified the following special areas of interest: 1. Funding programs which assist orphaned children and promote their adoption 2. Intervention in the lives of troubled youths

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08/23/12

September 1 - November 15

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP)

Agency: National Institutes of Health

Brief Summary:
The overall purpose of the extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in clinical, pediatric, health disparities, or contraception and infertility research. The five individual Loan Repayment Programs share many similarities that are detailed below. Applicants must follow the links to individual LRP notices provided above which describe the specific objectives of each LRP. Additional detailed Information about each LRP is provided at http://www.lrp.nih.gov/about_the_programs/index.aspx.

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08/22/12

Ongoing

IES - Link to general opportunitis

Agency: Institute for Educational Sciences

Brief Summary:
This is the link for the IES funding page. There you will see what opportunities are available and generally ongoing. This is an important link to bookmark, share with our fellow colleagues, and share with doctoral students, particularly because there are post-doctoral opportunities.

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*Please contact Dr. Tom Owens regarding potential research ideas.