This week’s funding opportunity notices

  • This call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue masters (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research and will improve Americas technological competitiveness by providing the Nation with a pipeline of innovative space technologies.

    tags:space student

  • This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Announcement of Opportunity
    (AO), entitled Second Stand Alone Missions of Opportunity Notice (SALMON-2), provides a
    solicitation and procurement base for opportunities for modest investigations requiring space
    flight that advance the high priority science, exploration, and technology objectives of NASA’s
    Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, and the
    Office of the Chief Technologist.

    tags:space

  • The Division of Graduate Education announces the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) to provide professional development to NSF Graduate Research Fellows through internships developed in partnership with federal agencies (see the GRIP website for a current list of partner agencies). Through this initiative, NSF Graduate Fellows will participate in mission-related, collaborative research under the guidance of host research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories. The internship experiences will support Fellows with developing expertise in critical STEM areas, enhancing professional skills, developing networks, and preparing for a wide array of career options. The sponsor agencies will benefit by engaging Fellows in mission-critical projects, helping to develop a highly skilled U.S. workforce in areas of national need.

    tags:stem-ed student

  • The intent of this award is to recognize individuals nationally and internationally for their commitment to improving the health of and health care resources for adolescents and young adults. The award honors individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to the health and well-being of adolescents, who have exhibited leadership in the field, made significant contributions to the advancement of the field, or has inspired others through their work, research, education or leadership. Membership in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine is not a requirement for eligibility to be considered for this award.

    tags:health biomed

  • The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Research was established in 1995 with the first award being given for 1995. The intent of this award was to provide an educational experience in Adolescent Research for a group of health care providers and researchers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from the professor’s expertise

    tags:health biomed

  • The Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Program is an annual event sponsored by the Nursing Organizations Alliance (The Alliance) and the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is one of the participating organizations. The next NIWI Program is scheduled to be held March 15-17, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia (across the river from Washington DC). The Alliance sponsors the internship to promote the interests of its member groups through education, research, and health-policy activities. Over the years, more than one thousand nurses have attended NIWI, many of whom have become influential participants in the political process at state and federal levels. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2014.

    tags:nursing student

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is committed to creating opportunities for new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but has potential impact for childhood cancers. Innovation Grants will support research proposals to be carried out by investigators who are already established, have a track record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of successfully competing for extramural funding. The grant is for two years up to $125,000 per year. A one year no cost extension is encouraged.

    tags:cancer grant

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Epidemiology Grants are $100,000 per year for two years. Funding is expected to allow investigators to pursue epidemiological approaches to significantly add to the understanding of childhood cancers.

    These awards are expected to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant mechanism is designed to support hypothesis-driven research that focuses on the epidemiology, early detection and prevention of childhood cancer or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention and treatment.

    tags:cancer grant

  • This award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past calendar year) formal education in science or medical journalism; formal education in general journalism and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine; or formal education in a scientific or medical field and can adequately demonstrate the intent to primarily cover science or medicine.

    tags:media grant student

  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH is seeking qualified sources to perform a follow up to the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study. NHLBI anticipates the issuance of a request for proposals (NHLBI-CSB-WH-2016-01-CM) on or about August 21, 2014 for the WHI Regional Centers .

    tags:biomed gender grant

  • The Scleroderma Research Foundation is dedicated to bringing talented early-career scientists to scleroderma research. The Scleroderma Research Foundation Fellows Program aims to attract outstanding postdoctoral fellows with strong records of accomplishment, who have a clear sense of direction and/or novel idea they wish to develop in the field of scleroderma research. In particular, the SRF encourages exploration of new approaches and hypotheses on the pathogenesis of scleroderma.

    tags:fellowship student biomed

  • Health centers improve the health of the Nation¿s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.  Health Center Program grants support a variety of community-based and patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that serve an increasing number of the Nation¿s underserved. Individually, each health center plays an important role in the goal of ensuring access to services, and combined, they have had a critical impact on the health care status of medically underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States and its territories.  The Health Center Program targets the Nation¿s neediest populations and geographic areas by currently funding approximately 1,300 health centers that operate over 9,000 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.

    tags:grant health

  • This announcement serves as a Request for Proposals for the Webless Migratory Game Bird Program (WMGBP) for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015). The primary purpose of the WMGBP is to support activities that will improve management of the 16 species of migratory shore and upland game birds (MSUGBs, Table 1) in North America. The Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force, organized through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, developed a set of priority information needs by convening a series of workshops.

    tags:conservation grant

  • The NOAA Marine Debris Program, authorized in the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (33 U.S.C. 1951 et seq.) as amended by the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012 (P.L. 112-213, Title VI, Sec. 603, 126 Stat. 1576, December 20, 2012), provides funding to catalyze the implementation of locally-driven, community-based marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources.

    tags:grant environment conservation

  • The Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship is newly established by APIC and SHEA to enhance training and application of public policy advocacy skills of outstanding members of the respective organizations. The overall goal is to cultivate and sustain public policy skill development among rising leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology, and to thereby advance the expertise of this professional field in policy development.

    tags:health polisci

  • Soft Bones is interested in promoting the development of innovative research by new and established investigators in HPP. A Soft Bones Research Grant will again be offered for 2015 and applications for funding are now being accepted.

    tags:biomed grant

  • The Academic Education Scholarship was implemented as a means of helping PENS to meet its goal of advancing the art and science of pediatric endocrine nursing. PENS is committed to increasing the knowledge base and enhancing the professional development of nurses in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Education is one of several means of professional development, and PENS has provided the Academic Education Scholarship to help its members meet academic goals.

    tags:nursing

  • The Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) Continuing Education Scholarship exists to enable
    pediatric endocrine nurses to advance their knowledge in the areas of endocrine and growth disorders, endocrine nursing research and current issues in pediatric endocrinology nursing. Scholarship recipients can use these funds for travel, lodging and registration expenses related to the PENS conference.

    tags:nursing

  • The Sarcoma Foundation of America has developed a program to provide grants to investigators interested in translational science sarcoma research.  Funding of up to $50,000, allowing up to 10 percent indirect costs, is available to cover equipment and supplies in support of research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas.

    tags:grant biomed

  • Scoliosis Research Society Research Grants Program

    Application deadlines:

    April 1

    tags:grant biomed

  • This mechanism will provide high quality technical assistance to strengthen individual and institutional capacity within key units of the health system in Namibia for the development and execution of high-impact, evidenced-based public health interventions in line with national plans, policies, and priorities. The ultimate goal of this enhanced capacity is an increased ability of national public health institutions to provide high quality and accessible health services in the country.

    tags:health international

  • The program focuses on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities, research institutions, and individual scholars and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific topic areas determined by the Department of Defense. The Minerva Research Initiative aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community.

    tags:sociology economics polisci criminal math engineering

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) requests applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as a partner institution to the Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research (CBTIR). OUP is posting a separate FOA for eligible applicants to submit lead proposals for consideration. Please see FOA Number DHS-14-ST-061-COE-002A on http://www.grants.gov. DHS may add individual project partners from applications received for either the Center Lead FOA or the Center Partner FOA to the CBTIR. Principal Investigators that are already Partners under a Center Lead application may not submit an application under this Partner FOA.

    tags:polisci

  • One of the most critical needs of research projects funded through the
    Physics Division (PHY) is that of having cutting-edge instrumentation
    that enables Principal Investigators (PIs) to remain competitive in a
    rapidly-changing scientific environment. Because this instrumentation
    can often cost significantly beyond what an individual investigator
    award can provide, the Physics Division has established a special
    Midscale Instrumentation Fund that enables Program Officers to include
    an instrumentation allotment in awards beyond the level that might be
    feasible otherwise.

    tags:physics grant

  • New Voices Fellowships are designed to bring more expert voices from Africa and other parts of the developing world into the global development discussion. The program, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers experts from the developing world a year-long program of media support, training, research, and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers that is designed to help them reach a broader global audience.

    Candidates for the twelve to fourteen fellowships awarded each year must be experts in a field related to global development, ranging from global health and food security to governance, education, and social entrepreneurship. Fellows also must be from a developing country and ideally work and live in their country of origin or another developing country.

    tags:fellowship international student

  • Through its Learning & Leadership program, the foundation awards grants of up to $2,000 to support the participation of public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff at public institutions of higher education in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research. The foundation also awards grants of up to $5,000 to support group projects related to collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, and mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

    tags:pedagogy grant

  • ACHA’s Healthy Campus 2020 serves as a framework for improving the health of all students, faculty, and staff on campuses nationwide.  Strategies recommended in Healthy Campus 2020 guidelines extend beyond traditional interventions of education, diagnosis, treatment, and health care at the clinical level. Through the collaborative efforts of health, academic, student affairs, and administrative colleagues, institutions of higher education can foster healthy environments and behaviors. Healthy Campus 2020 resources include national objectives for students and faculty/staff, an action model, and a toolkit for implementation based on the MAP-IT (mobilize, assess, plan, implement, and track) framework. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that result in sustained mobilization and engagement of campus partners to achieve the goals of Healthy Campus 2020.

    tags:health grant mental

  • The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative  is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders through the funding, catalyzing, and driving of high-quality research. To that end, the program is seeking applications for SFARI awards from individuals eager to conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous, and relevant research.

    tags:biomed health grant

  • NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.

    tags:biomed health grant

  • Research grants for the Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data Sets are intended to provide support for studies that utilize currently available data sets to increase our understanding of the incidence, prevalence and etiology of alcohol related problems and disorders in the population, as well as the risk and protective factors associated with them. Research that employs analytic techniques which demonstrate or promote methodological advances in alcohol-related epidemiologic research is also of interest.

    tags:health psych

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity and protection of the planet — people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. Please see the P3 website for more details about this program.

    tags:environment conservation economics geology systems

  • The emergent field of geroscience seeks to relate the biology of aging to the development of chronic diseases and the onset of degenerative conditions which are prevalent in the older segment of human populations. It is generally accepted that age is the major risk factor for most chronic diseases and degenerative conditions in adults. Thus, a critical question in geroscience is to identify components in the biology of aging that are the underlying risk for multiple chronic diseases and degenerative conditions. Therefore, this FOA will support planning grants to circumscribe the scope of this question and suggest ways to answer it experimentally. The focus will be on epigenetics underlying aging as a risk factor for age-related diseases and degenerative conditions in humans. Mortality and age-related mortality are outside the scope of this FOA. Studies using model organisms are outside the scope of this FOA.

    tags:aging grant biomed

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of mathematical systems of representation and analysis as applied to complex phenomena. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

    tags:math systems

  • The objective of the Aircraft Drag Reduction Program will be to mature and transition technologies to reduce the fuel burn of legacy and future fleet aircraft by employing engineered surfaces, materials, and coatings (ESMC). Aircraft drag reduction by means of ESMC may address any element of aircraft drag. This Research and Development (R&D) may include, aircraft drag reduction technologies, especially turbulent boundary layer skin friction drag reduction; evaluating the performance (drag reduction) of the technologies – tests ranging from laboratory testing of ESMC coupons, to wind tunnel testing (small- to large-scale), to flight testing of ESMC technologies; and maturing and transitioning technologies to aircraft, to include qualification testing of new coatings, materials, or surfaces.

    tags:engineering systems

  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP), The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Parkinson’s Disease cohorts and biosample collections, the NINDS-sponsored National Brain and Tissue Resource for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute and the Harvard Biomarker Study Biospecimen Repository offer unique biospecimen resources and corresponding clinical data for Parkinson’s Disease biomarker discovery, optimization and replication studies. This FOA allows an investigator to apply for access to non-renewable biosamples from one or more of these biosample collections.

    tags:biomed neuroscience

  • Reliable, efficient laboratory services and networks are fundamental components of effective, well-functioning health systems and are essential for patient management, disease detection and control and surveillance. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to strengthen the integrated national laboratory network in order to ensure the provision of quality laboratory services for clinical diagnosis, screening, research, and surveillance to support HIV care and treatment and the achievement of an AIDS free generation. The FOA will address the following cross-cutting elements of laboratory systems: governance and management of the integrated laboratory network, strengthening institutions to build and retain a quality laboratory workforce, and building technical and scientific capacity and implementing quality management systems towards accreditation. The expected project outcomes include:• Increased efficiency of laboratory network operations• Increased implementation of quality management systems through a technically and financially sustainable quality improvement and accreditation program owned and implemented by the Ministry of Health• An increase in the coverage and quality of external quality assessment (EQA) services• Improved adherence to laboratory biosafety standards• Improved quality of laboratory pre-service training • Increase in number of laboratory managers and leaders with Master’s level training• Improved capacity of laboratory workforce and decreased reliance on external training support

    tags:international health biomed

  • The overall goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to utilize a district model approach to scale-up HIV prevention and treatment interventions to create an AIDS free generation in four districts in Lesotho. This will be achieved by implementing interventions to expand coverage of provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) and linkage into care services and treatment; reduce the rate of mother to child transmission to less than 5% and keep the mother-baby pairs alive; increase coverage of HIV treatment both to reduce AIDS-related mortality and to enhance HIV prevention; ensure that all TB-HIV co-infected people are initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and retained in care; and strengthen the capacity of District Health Management Teams (DHMT) to routinely deliver high quality HIV programs in each district. The goal and activities of this FOA are in alignment with the Lesotho National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP) . The four service districts will be Leribe, Berea, Quithing, and Qacha’s Nek, which have a combined estimated population of 750,000.

    tags:international health

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to increase the identification of HIV positive persons through targeted HIV counseling and testing (HCT), assist in spouse and child disclosure of HIV status, and improve linkage and enrollment of all newly identified HIV clients to HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support services. Linkage is defined as the process of identifying new HIV positive clients through a bidirectional relationship among index case testing service outlets and HIV/AIDS care and treatment facilities, enrolling newly diagnosed HIV clients into appropriate chronic care by using referral slip and/or escorting of all newly identified HIV clients to appropriate care, treatment and support services. The care and support services will serve to improve clients ART adherence, and overall quality of life of persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families. This in turn will reduce new HIV infections, improve the quality of life for PLHIVs, and mitigate the negative health, psychological, social, and economic impacts of HIV infection in the long term.

    tags:international health

  • The purpose of this activity is to ensure that Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services meet the accepted global standards for safety and quality by providing technical assistance (TA) and support to PEPFAR country programs, Ministries of Health (MOH) and Implementing Partners (IP) to strengthen the capacity and quality of VMMC services. This activity will develop, implement, and support quality assurance activities to ensure that VMMC services are provided according to best clinical practices and guided by standards of quality. This activity will also provide valuable information to national and local governments and individual VMMC sites regarding the quality of services being delivered, and interventions needed to improve the quality of services.

    tags:international health

  • The U.S. Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. A 1:1 match is required. Research funding is ineligible.

    tags:conservation grant

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations to investigate mechanisms by which the gut microbiome modulates the development and function of brain circuits that subserve behavioral functions of direct relevance to the mission of the NIMH. Because initial colonization of the gut by microbiota occurs early in life and may influence the subsequent development and modifiability of the central nervous system, developmental studies are of interest. Applicants may propose to use wild-type, gnotobiotic, and/or specific pathogen-free model organisms. With this FOA, the NIMH encourages investigator teams to initiate hypothesis-driven research in this cross-cutting research area and to identify promising mechanistic leads for future basic and translational research that will advance the mission of the NIMH.

    tags:neuroscience biomed grant

  • Malawi faces chronic shortages, skill mix imbalances, and uneven geographical distribution of professionally qualified health workers such as medical doctors, clinical officers, nurse midwives, and allied health professionals. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Government of Malawi in support of the national HIV response through the secondment of technical assistance (Technical assistants recruited and posted to requesting institutions to continue support to the HIV program (TA positions for Care and Treatment, Logistics and Supply Chain, Monitoring and Evaluation)) to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other organizations, implementation of a fellowship program to develop technical and leadership capacity for HIV program management, provision of technical assistance to regulatory bodies (Medical Council of Malawi, Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi and Pharmacy Medicines and Poisons Board), and improvement of the quality of in-service and pre-service education for critical health worker cadres in collaboration with Ministry of Health and training institutions under the University of Malawi and the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM). Key outcomes of this program include the development and dissemination of technical guidelines, teaching materials, and tools for curricula strengthening. Teaching sites will be appropriately equipped and staffed. Capacity gaps in national programs will be addressed through the recruitment and deployment of technical assistants & fellows. In addition, the roles of regulatory bodies in education will be strengthened through the provision of technical assistance

    tags:health international fellowship student

  • CDC, in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Program/Department of AIDS Control, has successfully laid the foundation for quality standards and approaches within India’s vast HIV laboratory network through a previous five-year laboratory strengthening funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Many achievements were made during the course of the five-year project period, including accreditation of national and state reference labs. This follow-on FOA is expected to build upon and sustain previous accomplishments through onsite mentoring and in service staff training with an eye to higher quality services and scale up. A plan will be developed to facilitate laboratory quality at the grassroots level for 12,000 + Integrated HIV Testing and Counseling Centers (ICTCs). This shall be done through trainer/mentor creation within the HIV laboratory network to assist peripheral laboratories in implementing minimum quality standards. Given its expanded technical assistance (TA) scope, it is also expected to build the capacity and assure quality in a phased manner for HIV related tests like CD4 enumeration, HIV viral load and STI through strengthening leadership and mentoring capacity within the laboratory network. Now in Phase IV of its HIV/AIDS response, the Government of India (GoI) is keen to address any gaps in testing coverage.

    tags:international health biomed systems

  • USAID/Middle East is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers focused on the Middle East Water Security Initiative (MWSI). The goal of the MWSI is to improve sustainable, long-term access to water for up to 20 million people living in the Middle East. The MWSI will target Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen and promote sharing of best practices and lessons learned among the five participating countries. To achieve its bold but doable goal, MWSI will engage both international and local actors from the private sector, civil society, public sector, and other organizations to (a) support dynamic young entrepreneurs, researchers, and consumers with opportunities to develop, test, scale-up and market “water-smart” technologies; and (b) increase awareness of and local ability to address water security challenges in the Middle East through behavior change and advocacy campaigns.

    tags:international economics conservation geology

  • The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a citation.

    tags:chemistry nanoscience material

  • We are currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting. All abstracts or research-in-progress submissions will be peer-reviewed, and those that are accepted will be published in The Ohio Journal of Science.

    tags:chemistry biomed physics engineering geology nanoscience neuroscience environment materials systems

  • The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Haiti (GOH) to effectively prevent HIV infections; improve care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and co-infections with emphasis on tuberculosis; build the capacity for the local and regional collection of strategic information and its use for program management and development; and increase the Government of Haiti’s capacity to lead and manage a sustainable response to the HIV epidemic. The awardee will work directly with the GOH (and their local implementing partners) to identify the country’s needs and priorities in managing a sustainable country-led response to the HIV epidemic. By the end of five years, the awardee will have provided sufficient technical assistance and capacity building in the identified priority areas to achieve an increased ability for the partner country to sustainably lead the activity. The recipient (grantee) of these funds is responsible for activities in multiple program areas designed to target underserved populations in Republic of Haiti. The grantee must show a measurable progressive reinforcement of the capacity of indigenous organizations and local communities to respond to the national HIV epidemic, as well as progress towards the sustainability of activities.

    tags:international health

  • This ROSES-2014 NRA (NNH14ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). This NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat, and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data

    tags:geology engineering physics systems

  • India is home to the third largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in the world. There are an estimated 2.09 million people living with HIV. The Government of India (GoI) has undertaken a robust scale up of its antiretroviral treatment (ART) program, starting from eight ART centers in 2004 to over 420 centers now in 2014. Currently, over 750,000 PLWH are on ART out of 1.1 million eligible for treatment. Despite scale up success, several challenges remain for the ART program to achieve the expansion it envisages over the next five years. These include human capacity issues, loss of patients from detection to enrollment in HIV care, and late HIV detection and retention. At every stage, over 200,000 patients are lost from testing to enrollment in care, to retention in care and then to treatment. Although progress has been made in the implementation of the HIV-TB program, there are several gaps that need to be addressed. The linkages between HIV/AIDS and the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) are suboptimal, particularly in northern states due to limited capacity and infrastructure. Only 61% (2014) of TB patients were screened for HIV and knew their HIV status in the last one year. Of those identified as HIV positive, 85% were linked to ART. However, the concern is that the referral from HIV testing and care facilities to RNTCP is quite low.

    tags:health international grant

  • This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is the mechanism through which the CDC-Rwanda program, under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will support implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention interventions in key populations. Dynamics and drivers exist among key populations (KPs) in Rwanda, increasing their risk of HIV infection and its transmission to the general population. This component will implement evidence-based HIV prevention interventions in KPs, comprised mainly of female sex workers (FSWs) and men who have sex with men (MSMs). Some of the interventions will target sexual partners of these populations as well. The focus will be on the identification of KPs, provision of a comprehensive package of prevention services, implementation of a Test and Link to Care (TLC) model, initiation of treatment as prevention based upon national guidelines for HIV-positive KPs, adherence counseling, and follow-up of HIV-uninfected KPs.

    tags:international health

  • USAID would like to partner with the private sector, education and research institutions (and organizations working with them) towards improving food security in Ethiopia. This initiative will be used to identify and test innovations that produce cost effective and scalable solutions to addressing the problems Ethiopian households face with regards to food insecurity. The overall objective of this effort is to find ways to accelerate and reduce food insecurity and malnutrition across Ethiopia

    tags:international environment agriculture economics

  • This solicitation will establish operations of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) for 2015 – 2019. NHERI is the next generation of National Science Foundation (NSF) support for a natural hazards engineering research large facility, replacing the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). NEES was established by NSF as a distributed, multi-user, national research infrastructure for earthquake engineering through a facility construction phase during 2000 – 2004, followed by operations of this infrastructure to support research, innovation, and education activities from October 2004 through September 2014.

    tags:engineering environment geology

  • Call for Applications: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – American Association for Cancer Research Career Development Award

    Supports a junior faculty member in developing or strengthening their pancreatic cancer research

    tags:cancer grant

  • Connect 4 Mental Health (C4MH) will issue four awards to U.S.-based community programs exhibiting innovative work in the four C4MH  pillars — early intervention, creative use of technology, continuity of care, and service integration (one winner in each pillar). Winners will exemplify the mission of C4MH, implementing approaches that support individuals living with serious mental illness and their families, and that also may positively impact the communities in which they live.

    Each of the 2014 Community Innovation Award winners will receive a $10,000 award and access to a one-on-one mentorship program featuring exemplary community-based programs with expertise in the four C4MH pillars. Winners will also be featured on the C4MH website and highlighted in future media announcements

    tags:health psych grant

  • The Donna Pruzansky Memorial Fund (DPMF) Grant for Nurses is awarded from the DPMF for Maternal and Child Health Nursing and is sponsored by the Cleft Palate Foundation. The DPMF Grant provides a one-year membership in the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), registration fees for the meeting, and a $500.00 stipend intended to offset expenses for travel to and from the meeting.

    tags:nursing grant

  • NIJ is seeking proposals for funding under the Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program in social and behavioral sciences. This program provides awards for research on crime, violence, and other criminal justice-related topics to accredited universities that offer research-based doctoral degrees. NIJ invests in doctoral education by supporting universities that sponsor students who demonstrate the potential to successfully complete doctoral degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of NIJ, and who are in the final stages of graduate study. Applicants sponsoring doctoral students are eligible to apply only if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

    tags:criminal student

  • The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique resources, sites and facilities. The fellowship program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. During tenure, fellows will affiliate with an appropriate research institution(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE. The OCE fellowship program has two tracks: 1) Track 1 (Broadening Participation) and 2) Track 2 (International). Fellowships are awards to individuals, not organizations, and are administered by the fellows.

    tags:geology conservation student

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites new research project applications to participate in the NIDDK (Re)Building a Kidney Consortium. The projects will be part of a research network focused on the expansion of tools, resources, and knowledge that will guide studies on the in vivo regeneration of functional nephrons or in vitro generation of nephrons for kidney transplant. Funds will be made available through the UH2/UH3 cooperative agreement award mechanism. The initial UH2 phase will support milestone-driven projects that will inform strategies for the enhancement of endogenous regenerative repair processes and generation of cell types important for the development of functional nephrons. UH2 projects that have met their scientific milestones will be eligible for transition to the second UH3 phase after NIH administrative review. The UH3 award is to provide a second phase for the support for innovative exploratory and development research activities initiated under the UH2 mechanism. UH3 phase will support milestone-driven projects. It is anticipated that relevant projects will be integrated as appropriate to further synergistic interactions and collaborations.

    tags:biomed

  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a new initiative to invite applications to participate in the Kidney Consortium as the Coordinating Center. The consortium Coordinating Center will manage activities of the consortium including research opportunities (e.g., the Opportunity Pool program), and facilitate communication of research results, data, and methods within the consortium and with the community.

    tags:biomed grant

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of processes and technology for assembly of systems, components, and materials at millimeter scale or larger from nanometer scale constituents. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice. See attached DARPA-BAA-14-56.

    tags:engineering systems

  • United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is seeking multiple non-federal partners (“Collaborators”) from industry and/or academia to be considered for participation in Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) (described in 15 USC 3710a, quoted below).
    Under CRADAs, USTRANSCOM seeks to explore, research and initially develop the concept and business model for the Multi-Mission Logistics Vessel (MMLV), a ship-based delivery system to rapidly provide support to worldwide (U.S. and foreign nation) crisis response/disaster relief operations. The challenge is to understand the feasibility of the concept, considering user needs, economic factors, vessel characteristics and capabilities, appropriate command and control systems, ownership models, support and maintenance concepts, operations costs and user fee structures, and all other system aspects of a small fleet of MMLVs, geographically assigned to specific areas of operation.

    tags:engineering systems

  • This research will include all aspects of sensor development and management, innovative sensing, sensor exploitation, performance metrics, performance analysis and methods for sensor exploitation performance prediction, cooperative autonomous systems, information visualization, mobile computing architectures and applications, and computational sciences.

    tags:grant computer engineering math

  • The Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Photonic Materials Branch (AFRL/RXAP), has a long history of developing advanced materials and techniques for hardening appliations. This program is interested in developing advanced hardening solutions for structural components and systems. The resulting program will seek to mature previously developed concepts for application to component, subsystem, or system level platforms

    tags:systems engineering grant

  • CDC Tanzania is seeking to enter into a cooperative agreement to provide software development and other health information systems (HIS) related support services to United Republic of Tanzania government ministries, agencies or departments. The partner(s) will help increase the use of electronic systems to improve delivery of services, increase the number of interoperable systems exchanging and sharing data to support evidence-based decision making, and improve the alignment between health information systems and health sector service delivery and management requirements.

    tags:health computer international

  • PEPFAR South Sudan works in collaboration with the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) Ministry of Health (MOH) in implementing the HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan (NSP) based on a priority action approach and strong collaboration and coordination among different stakeholders. PEPFAR South Sudan has prioritized supporting the MOH in strengthening their national laboratory system with the primary objective of supporting the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surveillance of HIV through high-quality laboratory services. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits technical assistance (TA) to strengthen the GOSS MOH laboratory and blood transfusion services systems. Outcomes will include the overall strengthening of the National Reference Lab, implementing and achieving accreditation for quality assurance systems; strengthening service delivery through increased technical assistance to lab testing programs, and training and accreditation for the national blood safety programs. The ultimate outcome is a national integrated quality-assured network of tiered laboratories providing quality clinical laboratory services with the capacity to support the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surveillance of HIV and other diseases and support the establishment of the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) and the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS).

    tags:health biomed international

  • The intent of the Breakthrough Award is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. The critical components of this award mechanism are: Impact: Research supported by the Breakthrough Award will have the potential for a major impact and accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. The impact may be near-term or long-term, but must be significant and move beyond an incremental advancement. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for individuals with, or at risk for, breast cancer, even if clinical impact is not an immediate outcome. Research Scope: Research proposed under this award mechanism may be small- to large-scale projects, at different stages of idea and research development.

    tags:grant cancer

  • The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may begin any time between November 1, 2015, and November 1, 2016, and extend for up to two years.Grant Program Description Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. We encourage translations of writers and of work that are not well represented in English translation. All proposed projects must be for creative translations of literary material into English. The work to be translated should be of interest for its literary excellence and value. Priority will be given to projects that involve work that has not previously been translated into English.Competition for fellowships is rigorous. Potential applicants should consider carefully whether their work will be competitive at the national level.We Do Not Fund* Individuals who previously have received three or more Literature Fellowships (in prose or poetry) or Translation Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.* Individuals who have received any Literature Fellowship (in prose or poetry) or Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts within the past five years. * Applicants applying with the same project for more than three consecutive years.* Scholarly writing. (Writers who are engaged in scholarly work may wish to contact the National Endowment for the Humanities.) LINK* Work toward academic degrees.

    tags:langling literature student fellowship

  • The purpose of this FOA is to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Government of Kenya (GOK) and implementing partners in strengthening their capacity to design and implement systems to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate high quality HIV data. To achieve this, the awardee(s) will complete activities under the following program areas: Program Area A – Surveillance and Epidemiology: Support the GOK and its partners in strengthening their capacity to design, implement, analyze, disseminate, and use data from epidemiologic studies to adequately and accurately measure outcomes and impact, while informing decision making and policy in the national and sub-national HIV response. Epidemiologic studies will include surveillance, surveys, operations research/implementation science and public health impact evaluations. Program Area B – Monitoring and Evaluation: Strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) capacity of health workers in program data collection, analysis and reporting as well as cohort analysis and program evaluation. The support will also include review, revision and roll out of M&E framework, tools, policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs), M&E coordination and collaboration at national and sub-national levels and support strengthening quality of HIV data through training and mentorship. Program Area C – mHealth: The third component will entail supporting the GOK units such as the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), National Public Health Laboratory Services (NPHLS) and Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) in mobile technology innovations (mHealth) projects that leverage mobile technologies to enhance efficiencies in the delivery of prevention, care and treatment of HIV.

    tags:health international

  • Human resources (HR) are an essential component of Zimbabwe’s health system, and are therefore critical for an effective response to the HIV epidemic. Still recovering from the effects of the political crisis in the first decade of the 21st century, the country’s health institutions are understaffed and the workforce overburdened. Efficient information systems can provide knowledge to equitably distribute scarce human resources. This includes both applications to manage information about the health sector workforce and means to electronically share information across systems. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will build on past and current CDC-supported activities at the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and the Health Professional Regulatory Bodies.

    tags:health computer international

  • National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.We anticipate two FY15 National Leadership Grants for Libraries funding opportunities with two separate deadlines. In addition to the opportunity described in this Notice of Funding Opportunity, an additional NLG funding opportunity is anticipated to be announced in December 2014 with an application submission due date of February 2015.

    tags:libraries

  • The Ohio Innovation Summit is designed to inform the sensors community about emerging technologies and market opportunities which are vital for future sensor development. The interaction it provides between government, industry, and academia spawns new collaborations that accelerate research and development, and provides the impetus for regional economic growth.

    tags:conference engineering physics

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