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NED Grants Program

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Category: Civil or Human Rights, Journalism, Mass Communication,
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Each year the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) makes direct grants to hundreds of nongovernmental organizations worldwide working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to:
– Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law
– Support freedom of information and independent media
– Strengthen democratic ideas and values
– Promote accountability and transparency
– Strengthen civil society organizations
– Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions
– Promote civic education
– Support democratic conflict resolution
– Promote freedom of association
– Strengthen a broad-based market economy

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ROSES 2019: Terrestrial Hydrology

Grant Amount: $1,000,000
Deadline: November 14, 2019
Category: Earth Science, Energy Sciences, Hydrology, Water Resources Management or Planning,
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The NASA Terrestrial Hydrology Program (THP) has the scientific objective to use remote sensing to develop a predictive understanding of the role of water in land-atmosphere interactions and to further the scientific basis of water resources management. The NASA THP is a component of the Global Water and Energy Cycle Focus Area.

THP furthers the study of the relationship between satellite interferometric measurements of surface deformation and changes in underground water stores. THP is currently focused on research relating to multiple missions, either currently operating, such as Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) and the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO); or in planning and development, such as Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT). THP projects are also extensively using data collected at previous or current field campaigns and projects, such as SMAPVEX, AirMOSS, SnowEx, or numerous others, both national and international.

Proposed research must fall into one of the following three categories:
– 2.1 Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
– 2.2 Land Model Improvement
– 2.3 Hydrological Test Bed Scoping Studies

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Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science

Grant Amount: $2,000,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Category: Earth Science,
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This solicitation is for new and successor interdisciplinary research investigations within NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program. Proposed research investigations will meet the following criteria: a) offer a fundamental advance to our understanding of the Earth system; b) be based on remote sensing data, especially satellite observations, but including suborbital sensors as appropriate; c) go beyond correlation of data sets and seek to understand the underlying causality of change through determination of the specific physical, chemical, and/or biological processes involved; d) be truly interdisciplinary in scope by involving traditionally disparate disciplines of the Earth sciences; and e) address at least one of the specific themes listed this solicitation:
– Volcanoes in the Earth System;
– Interactions Between Sea Ice and the Atmosphere;
– Polar Ocean/Biology/Biogeochemical Coupling;
– The Life Cycle of Snow;
– Impacts of urbanization on local and regional hydrometeorology;
– Space Archaeology: Using the Past to Inform the Present and Future;
– Exploring the Microbial Biodiversity of the Atmosphere.

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Russell Sage Foundation — Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context

Grant Amount: $175,000
Deadline: November 26, 2019
Category: Social Science,
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The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) is launching a new special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context that will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. We seek to support a wide range of research on decision-making in context by scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation. This initiative complements RSF’s long-standing Behavioral Economics (BE) Program which continues to encourage the submission of proposals.

This initiative will support research proposals from multiple methodological perspectives that will further our understanding of decision making processes and human behavior in the contexts of work, race, ethnicity, immigration, and social inequality, broadly conceived, in the U.S. Priority will be given to research related to our core programs and other special initiatives. Limited consideration will be given to projects that test well-established behavioral effects without examining the overarching context or the underlying mechanisms.

Research in this area is expanding rapidly. RSF is open to a range of questions consistent with its mission, and has a particular interest in the following research areas:

Biases and Misperceptions
Motivations and Incentives
Habits and Behavior Change
Affect and Emotions
Networks and Contexts

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenge – Voices for Economic Opportunity

Grant Amount: $100,000 (and opportunity to apply for follow-on funding of $1M)
Deadline: November 13, 2019
Category: Economics, Social Science,
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Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems.

The Voices for Economic Opportunity seeks to elevate new and diverse voices that can help broaden the conversation about the issues underlying economic mobility in the United States and generate deeper awareness and actionable understanding. Application is open to U.S.-based investigators. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenge – Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns

Grant Amount: $100,000 (and opportunity to apply for follow-on funding of $1M)
Deadline: November 13, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Grand Challenges is a family of initiatives fostering innovation to solve key global health and development problems.

Grand Challenge: The Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions. Initial grants of USD $100,000 will be awarded, and applications are only two pages, with no preliminary data required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

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W.M. Keck Foundation – Internal Call for Concept Papers

Grant Amount: Up to $1M
Deadline: December 5, 2019
Category: Engineering, Health Sciences, Science,
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The Vice President for Research is seeking interdisciplinary and transformative project concepts for the W. M. Keck Foundation. To apply, please submit a one-page concept paper here using the template. The deadline to submit concept papers is Thursday, December 5, 2019. The process is highly competitive. After the initial concept papers stage, the foundation receives 60-80 submissions for each Phase I call for proposals and ultimately funds 3-6 Phase II requests in each category. To learn more about the W. M. Keck Foundation, we invite you to attend one of two Q&A / Information sessions on either October 30 (1 – 2 pm) or November 7 (10 am – 11 pm). The sessions are designed to familiarize you with the Foundation and the submission process. If you are planning on submitting a paper, we recommend you attend either one of these sessions. Light refreshments and beverages will be available. Please RSVP to Chris Ostrander if you would like to attend.

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The Rockefeller Foundation: Using Data to Save Lives – $100 Million Precision Public Health Initiative

Grant Amount: $100,000 Million
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Precision Public Health Initiative aims to leverage data and analytic tools to accelerate progress on the world’s greatest public health challenges, starting with reducing maternal and child deaths in low- and middle-income countries. The Rockefeller Foundation is partnering with UNICEF, the World Health Organization, global health funding agencies, ministries of health, and technology companies, among others.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s $100 million Precision Public Health Initiative will make community health more proactive and responsive to patient and population needs, with the goal of saving the lives of at least 6 million women and children by 2030. The initiative will focus on:

Using predictive analytics to prevent rather than respond to health threats—to equip community health workers and their supervisors with digital tools that enable them to be more targeted with their interventions, thereby improving their effectiveness and efficiency.
Leveraging big data on the social determinants of health—to identify populations who are at greatest risk for health challenges due to factors such as income level, education, food security, and the physical environment, in order to facilitate the delivery of health interventions.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 2020 Culture of Health Prize

Grant Amount: $25,000
Deadline: November 4, 2019
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is inviting applications for its 2020 Culture of Health Prize. The program is designed to elevate the compelling stories of community members who are working to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more — so that the opportunity for better health flourishes for all.

The prize celebrates what communities have done as well as how they have done it. In Phase 1 of the application process, communities are encouraged to showcase the breadth of work and collaboration happening across the entire community and across sectors. The prize recognizes work that has already been accomplished, so there is no required workplan, budget, or reporting. Community accomplishments may be an individual policy, program, or strategy, or an integrated or closely-related collection of policies, programs, or strategies. Taken together, community accomplishments should reflect work that goes beyond any single intervention and showcases progress toward better health, opportunity, and equity. Applicants should describe how each accomplishment relates to identified community challenges and how it may impact historically excluded populations or geographic areas in the community.

Through the program, up to ten winning communities will receive a $25,000 cash prize; customized communications materials about their community, including videos, photos, and stories captured by journalists and other communications professionals; strategic communications guidance leading up to, during, and in follow-up to the prize winner announcement; national and local promotion of their stories and successes, including outreach to media, policy makers, and networks of organizations; and opportunities to interact with and learn from other national and local leaders working to build a Culture of Health, including past prize winners through the prize alumni network.

Applicant communities that win a grant will be required to designate a local U.S. governmental entity or tax-exempt public charity operating in its community to accept the $25,000 cash prize on their behalf. Community partners can decide together how to use the funds to benefit the community; budget reports on prize expenditures are not required.

To be eligible to apply for a prize, a community must be a geographically-defined jurisdiction in the United States that falls into one of the following categories: county, parish, borough, city, town, village, or other municipality with a publicly elected governing body; federally recognized tribe or a state-designated Indian reservation; Native Hawaiian organization serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians in Hawaii; or a region defined as geographically contiguous municipalities, counties, and/or reservations. Neighborhoods and states are not eligible to apply.

Application involves a three-phase process. Phase I applications are due November 4, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit Phase II applications by January 16, 2020. Site visits will be conducted in Phase III for semi-finalist communities in April – May 2020.

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Rivkin Center: Ovarian Cancer Research Grants*

Grant Amount: Up to $75,000
Deadline: December 2, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The mission of the Rivkin Center is to improve women’s health by helping women prevent, detect, and survive ovarian and breast cancer.

To that end, the center is inviting applications for its Pilot Study Awards. Through the program, twelve grants of $75,000 over two years will be awarded in support of new avenues of ovarian cancer research and to expand understanding of the disease, broadly defined. Projects designed to analyze data from already funded clinical trials will be considered, and there is a possibility of an additional $25,000 awarded in year two upon evaluation of year-one progress, contingent on the availability of funds.

Funding priority will be given to proposals that are innovative, multidisciplinary, likely to lead to submission of grant applications for independently funded investigations, and convey translational research potential.

To be eligible, applicants must be at the assistant, associate, or full professor level (or equivalent).

*When applying for cancer-related funding opportunities, please contact Loren Savage, Executive Director of Major Gifts, at the Huntsman Cancer Foundation

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Pfizer: Local Level Grants for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Awareness

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: October 30, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through this program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of local/community programs led by general cardiologists, heart failure nurses, heart failure specialists, echocardiographers, nuclear cardiologists, and primary care physicians. Projects should aim to improve the care of patients by closing knowledge gaps in disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and emerging treatment paradigms; address barriers to diagnosis and strategies that reduce burdens for patients and providers along the pathway to diagnosis; explore strategies that empower patients to play an active role in understanding TTR amyloidosis and available diagnostic and treatment options; increase awareness of the changing epidemiology of TTR amyloidosis with a focus on the prevalence of hereditary ATTR and wild-type ATTR subtypes in the modern era; increase awareness of at-risk and undiagnosed populations with TTR amyloidosis, with a focus on improving strategies that facilitate the diagnosis of patients early in the disease course before overt cardiomyopathy has ensued; increase awareness of bone radiotracer scintigraphy as a non-invasive alternative to invasive endomyocardial biopsy for the diagnosis of TTR cardiac amyloidosis in select patients; and support the dissemination of information related to the study of emerging treatment options to improve patient important outcomes in TTR amyloidosis.

Eligible applicants include U.S.-based medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement.

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Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Research-Related Conference Support for Planning of Individual Participant-Level Data Meta-Analysis

Grant Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: Open
Category: Health Sciences,
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This Research-Related Conference Support for Planning of Individual Participant-Level Data Meta-Analysis (RRCS-IPD MA) document includes guidelines for available funding support for meetings that align with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI’s) mission and strategic plan and facilitate the initial convening and collaboration of investigators with relevant trial data from multiple studies to evaluate the feasibility of and develop plans with the ultimate aim of conducting a high-quality, rigorous individual participant-level data meta-analysis (IPD MA) in a clinical area of demonstrated need and value.

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Lalor Foundation: Reproductive Health Program Awards

Grant Amount: Up to $35,000
Deadline: Concept papers due November 1, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through its Anna Lalor Burdick Program, the Lalor Foundation seeks to empower young women through education about healthy reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life.

To that end, the foundation is inviting applications from organizations that offer comprehensive, innovative, and unbiased sexual and reproductive health education to young women. The foundation is particularly interested in programs serving young women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors with potential to lead to inadequate sexual and reproductive health.

Priority will be given to new programs, initiatives, or innovations within already-successful programs. Programs at new or grassroots organizations capable of providing excellent services also will be considered.

Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded through the program.

Concept papers are due November 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. The online portal will open one month prior to the concept-paper deadline.

Eligible candidates must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While projects may take place outside the U.S., only organizations based in the U.S. are eligible to receive a grant.

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: The Role of the Microbiome in Type 1 Diabetes: Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Utility

Grant Amount: $110,000 or $250,000 (see below)
Deadline: Letter of Intent due November 6, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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JDRF is soliciting EOIs to investigate the role of the microbiome in type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF is most interested in research that focuses on understanding the role of the intestinal
microbiome in T1D pathogenesis and utilizing these insights to develop therapeutic approaches to slow or stop T1D progression.

A better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of a healthy microbiome and microbiome-induced immunoregulation and its alteration in T1D is required. The major focus of this RFA will be to investigate the role, function and therapeutic potential of the microbiome in human T1D.

Applications in response to this announcement can be submitted under one of the following funding mechanisms:
– Pilot & Feasibility Grants (P&Fs): up to $110,000 (including 10% indirect costs) for one
year only for pilot and feasibility studies without significant preliminary data.
– Strategic Research Agreements (SRAs): Up to $250,000 USD per year including 10%
indirect costs for up to 2 years may be requested. The level of funding will vary
depending on the scope and overall objectives of the proposal.

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Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research

Grant Amount: Up to $350,000
Deadline: Concept paper due November 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Gerber Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of infants and young children, with an emphasis on children under three years of age.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for research projects aimed at identifying solutions to common everyday issues and problems in the field of children’s health and nutrition. Of particular interest to the foundation are projects offering substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad and general applicability.

Research program focus areas identified by the foundation include:

Pediatric Health — Projects that promote health and prevent or treat disease. Of particular interest are applied research projects focused on reducing the incidence of neonatal and early childhood illnesses, or those improving cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development.

Pediatric Nutrition — Projects that assure adequate nutrition to infants and young children, including applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes.

Environmental Hazards (Nutrient Competitors) — Projects that document the impact of, or ameliorate the effects of, environmental hazards on the growth and development of infants and young children.

Major target areas for research include new diagnostic tools that may be more rapid, more specific, more sensitive, or less invasive; treatment regimens that are novel, less stressful or painful, more targeted, have fewer side effects, and/or provide optimal dosing; symptom relief; preventative measures; assessment of deficiencies or excesses (vitamins, minerals, drugs, etc.); and risk assessment tools or measures for environmental hazards, trauma, etc.

The foundation is interested in supporting projects that will result in “new” information, treatments, or tools that result in a change in practice; it rarely funds projects that are focused on sharing current information with parents or caregivers.

Novice researchers follow the same process as regular grants, are limited to no more than $20,000 in total funding, and need to apply under the guidance of a mentor.

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Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Research

Grant Amount: $30,000
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The mission of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to elevate psychiatry to serve others and enhance health, function, and quality of life for individuals with disability through education and research.

To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Milbank Foundation Psychiatric Rehabilitation after spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) Grant program. Through the program, a single grant of $30,000 will be awarded in support of research on a topic related to psychiatric rehabilitation after SCI or TBI.

Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following issues: effective interventions to improve neurological/functional outcomes after SCI and/or TBI; how to best manage long-term issues associated with SCI and/or TBI (emotional, cognitive, physical, quality of life, self-management, life-care planning); the psychosocial consequences of SCI and/or TBI for both patients and their caregivers/families; effective approaches to support productive activity and employment after SCI or TBI; ideal timing and prioritization of motor recovery interventions; effective treatments for cognitive and emotional problems after TBI, including chronic neurobehavioral problems; population-based data on incidence, prevalence, neuro-medical complications and longitudinal recovery (with level I trauma hospitals); improved management of neurogenic bowel and bladder issues after SCI; how best to use assistive technology to maximize independence after SCI; and issues encountered specific to aging with an SCI or TBI.

To be eligible, the applicant and/or at least one co-investigator must be a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) or the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).

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Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation: Mental Health Research

Grant Amount: Up to $20,000
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation was established in 1993 to support research that contributes to a greater understanding of and solutions for problems affecting individuals, families, and communities.

To that end, the fund currently is inviting applications for its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program. Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of faculty or postdoctoral research. Areas of interest identified by the fund include studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.

To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or be affiliated with a nonprofit human service organization in the U.S. or Canada. Research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other country. The principal investigator also must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2020 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition

Grant Amount: Up to $495,000 over 3 years
Deadline: Pre-proposal due November 19, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Physician scientists pursuing research careers face challenges that are particular to their dual roles as researchers and health care providers. The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) is to provide support to physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to: 1) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the tension between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations. Ultimately, the CSDA program aims to enable physician scientists’ achievement of independent and successful research careers.

The CSDA is a highly competitive award. Typically, only 10% of all reviewed applications are funded. Competitive applicants are expected to have research experience and productivity consistent with the rank of Assistant Professor.

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Therapeutics Development Award

Grant Amount: Up to $600,000
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due October 31, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is inviting applications for its Therapeutics Development Award (TDA) program.

The TDA program is designed to stimulate pharmaceutical companies to pursue novel therapies for cystic fibrosis by filling the gap between basic research and Phase 3 clinical trials. Through the program, CFF will award companies with $600,000 over two years for discovery and/or preclinical development studies in  (“Component 1”) and $2.4 million over two years (“Component 2”) for clinical studies in CF patients. Studies may include drug discovery; pre-clinical safety; pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD); and absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) testing through early safety and efficacy trials in patients.

Once the pre-clinical and clinical testing stages are completed, companies that have received grants are expected to leverage CF Foundation support to obtain funding more from other investors to conduct the pivotal Phase 3 efficacy clinical trials necessary for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The purpose of the program is to provide initial financial and technical assistance to enable a compound or technology to reach go/no-go decision points, enabling further investment by third parties.

The program only covers direct costs and also has a matching-award requirement.

Both U.S.-based and non-U.S. based (i.e., international) companies engaged in research and development are eligible to apply. All projects must be conducted in consultation with a CF-identified investigator representing a CFF-accredited center, CF-supported therapeutic development center, other CFF-funded mechanism, or other funding agency subject to approval by CFF.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Single-Cell Analysis of Inflammation

Grant Amount: Up to $175,000
Deadline: November 19, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Knowing more about inflammation will increase our understanding of many diseases and improve our ability to cure, prevent, or manage them. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications from collaborative teams to carry out two-year pilot projects that will accelerate inflammation research. Teams of two to three researchers can request up to $175,000 in total costs per lab.

Projects should support the application of diverse technologies or approaches to advance the understanding of tissue-level inflammatory processes in a variety of tissues and disease states.

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American Kidney Fund: 2020 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program

Grant Amount: Up to $80,000
Deadline: November 22, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Kidney Fund is inviting applications for its Clinical Scientist in Nephrology (CSN) Program.

For more than thirty years, the CSN fellowship program has funded researchers whose work is designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of and outcomes for patients living with chronic kidney disease. CSN fellows conduct prevention and outcomes research while receiving advanced training in essential skills such as medical ethics, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

Through the program, grants of up to $80,000 over two years are awarded in support of career development activities. The grant is expected to cover the individual fellow’s salary (not to exceed $55,000) as well as training-related expenses. CSN fellowships are not intended as a fellowship-to-faculty transitional award. Preference will be given to applicants in the first or second year of their fellowship.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed a residency in internal medicine or pediatrics; be qualified to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics; and are in the process of completing or have completed at least one year of training in Clinical Nephrology in an accredited U.S. program.

See the American Kidney Fund for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previous awardees.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Impact Research Grants

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is inviting applications for its Impact Research Grants program.

Through the program, three grants of up to $50,000 over two years will be awarded in support of inquiry and systematic research that generates new knowledge with respect to the safety of and care for critically ill patients and their families. The grants also are intended to facilitate research that supports other AACN priorities, such as describing the impact of family presence, influences on nurse certification, and standards for healthy work environments

To be eligible, PIs must be an AACN member and hold an earned master’s degree or have completed candidacy requirements in a BSN-to-PhD or DNP program.

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American Heart Association: Innovative Project Award

Grant Amount: $100,000, including 10 percent indirect costs
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry due October 22, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Funds ideas that may introduce new paradigms, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Preliminary data is not required and not accepted as part of the proposal. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided.

Statement of Purpose
– To support highly innovative, high-impact research that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.
– Research deemed innovative may introduce a new paradigm, challenge current paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities.
– The Innovative Project Award promotes unexplored ideas; therefore, preliminary data is not required and not accepted as part of the proposal. However, a solid rationale for the work must be provided. If you provide preliminary data, the application will be disqualified.
– If you include information about preliminary work, then the proposal is not innovative. You may refer to previous projects you have conducted to demonstrate that you possess a competency or technique that equips you to take on this new direction. Proposals may also refer to existing, unanalyzed datasets and the types of data they contain (e.g., geospatial, demographic, billing, molecular) that could be leveraged in conducting the proposed work, but there should be no preliminary descriptive summaries of the data itself.
– Proposed work should not be the next logical step of previous work, but should have a high probability of revealing new avenues of investigation, if successful.
– The principal investigator is responsible for clearly and explicitly articulating the project’s innovation and the potential impact on cardiovascular and stroke research.
– The idea proposed here should not have been submitted in whole or in part in a previous proposal for AHA support.

Science Focus
All basic, clinical, translational and population research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — Young Investigator Innovation Grants

Grant Amount: $90,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, social work, and many others. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.

An additional purpose of the Young Investigator Grant is to assist new researchers to obtain the advice, guidance, and supervision of an established mentor in a selected area of suicide research.

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Spencer Foundation Conference Grants

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: December 04, 2019
Category: Education,
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This grant invites scholars to share ideas for engaging in dialogue about education research to catalyze innovation, advance the field, and enhance our ability to understand key issues. The meetings we aim to support can include a broad set of perspectives on topics or education problems connected to one of three areas of focus listed below:
– Developing High-Quality Educators and Leaders
– Exploring Human Learning and Thriving
– Innovative Research Methods

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Shubert Foundation Grant Programs

Grant Amount: $325,000
Deadline: October 17, 2019 Dance/December 5, 2019 Theater
Category: Fine Arts,
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The principal goal of The Shubert Foundation is to support not-for-profit, professional theatre and dance companies in the United States. The program areas of Arts Related Organizations and Education are smaller than those of Theatre and Dance and necessarily limited. A limited number of scholarships are made to graduate drama departments of private universities. These departments are evaluated principally in terms of their ability to train and develop theatre artists. The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects.

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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Grant Amount: $142,000
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Category: Humanities,
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This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and media.

ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will be able to demonstrate a sincere interest in the field of work of their selected fellowship and will have a record of success in both academic and extra-academic endeavors.

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Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellowships

Grant Amount: $106,000
Deadline: October 23, 2019
Category: Humanities,
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The goal of the fellowship year should be to conduct a major research project in the humanities or humanistic social sciences that treats a significant issue or grand challenge in society–such as democratic governance, technological change, racism, climate change, economic inequality, or migration and immigration, to name a few possibilities. The program supports projects at all stages of development and welcomes applications that propose to deepen or expand existing research projects as well as those that propose new projects. While projects should be informed by present-day issues in the public sphere, they need not be contemporary in focus. Indeed, it is assumed that the insights yielded by humanities research focused on earlier time periods can inform work on contemporary challenges.

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ACLS Digital Extension Grants

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: January 8, 2020
Category: Humanities, Social Science,
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ACLS invites applications for ACLS Digital Extension Grants, which are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.

ACLS will award up to five Digital Extension Grants in this competition year. Each grant carries a maximum possible award of $150,000. The funds support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff, software, equipment, travel, lodging, and meeting costs, and consultant fees. A portion of each proposed grant budget must be devoted to funding collaborations with and/or building networks among scholars of all career stages from US higher education institutions of diverse profiles.

Grants may support projects of 12-18 months in duration. Projects must be initiated between July 1 and December 31, 2020, and be completed no later than June 30, 2022.

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Soros Justice Fellowships

Grant Amount: up to $127,500
Deadline: November 20, 2019
Category: Law, Social Science,
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The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.

Fellows receive funding through the following three categories:

Advocacy Fellowships

The Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research. Advocacy Fellowships are 18 months in duration, may be undertaken with the support of a host organization, and can begin anytime between July and November 2020. Advocacy Fellowships come with an award of either $94,500 or $127,500 (depending on level of experience) for the 18 months.

Media Fellowships

The Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, artists, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important U.S. criminal justice issues. The Media Fellowships aim to mitigate the time, space, and market constraints that often discourage individuals from pursuing vital but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular topics in comprehensive and creative ways. Media Fellowships are 12 months in duration, and fellows are expected to make their projects their full-time work during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin anytime between July and November 2020. Media Fellowships come with an award of either $63,000 or $85,000 (depending on level of experience) for the 12 months.  Up to three people can apply jointly for a single Media Fellowship, but joint applications carry a single award.

Youth Activist Fellowships

The Soros Justice Youth Activist Fellowships, in partnership with the Open Society Youth Exchange, support outstanding individuals aged 18 to 25 to take on projects of their own design that address some aspect of the U.S. criminal justice system. Projects can range from public education and training to grassroots organizing and policy advocacy to social media campaigns and other forms of creative communications. Youth Activist Fellowships must be undertaken in partnership with a host organization. Projects can be full-time or part-time, 12 or 18 months, and can begin anytime between July and November 2020. Youth Activist Fellowships come with an award of $57,500 for full-time, 18-month projects (the award is pro-rated for part-time or 12-month projects).

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Systems for Action – Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Up to $500,000
Deadline: November 6, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Health and well-being often depend on factors beyond health care, for instance, access to jobs, education, and stable housing. The Systems for Action program will award new research grants up to $500,000 to study how to connect disparate systems to improve individual and community health. Researchers with underrepresented backgrounds and from disciplines outside of the health and medical science sectors are encouraged to apply.

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on the effects of these mechanisms on health and health equity. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing, transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development.

Research studies supported through S4A must: 1) focus on solutions to high-priority system alignment problems that involve medical, social, and public health services; 2) test the effectiveness of these solutions using rigorous scientific methods; and 3) engage stakeholders from medical, social, and public health systems in the design and conduct of the research, so that findings can be readily used in practice.

Studies funded through the S4A program must test a specific system alignment mechanism that engages all three of the broad sectors referenced in this call for proposals, including medical care, public health, and social services. The S4A Research Agenda uses the term “system alignment mechanism” broadly to include any action that an organization, network, or community may undertake to reduce fragmentation and improve coordination in the delivery of medical, social, and public health services.

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Michelson Medical Research Foundation: The Michelson Prize

Grant Amount: $150,000
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The Michelson Prizes are annual awards of $150,000 that support young investigators under the age of 35 who are using disruptive concepts and inventive processes to significantly advance human immunology and vaccine and immunotherapy discovery research for major global diseases.  The Prizes are funded by the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and overseen by the Human Vaccines Project —  the application window for the 2020 Prizes will run from September 9 – October 31 2019.

The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. The selection committee will be looking to support research that is both highly innovative and has the potential for high impact. Specifically, projects should propose innovative ideas and approaches that can be applied across many disease areas and states.  Projects should have the potential to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system and accelerate the development of vaccines and immunotherapies. While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, etc., are encouraged to apply.

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American Heart Association: Career Development Award

Grant Amount: $77,000 per year for 3 years
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease research.

The American Heart Association (AHA) funds basic, clinical, behavioral, translational and population research, bioengineering/biotechnology and public health problems broadly related to fulfilling our mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

AHA awards are open to the array of academic and health professionals. This includes but is not limited to all academic disciplines (biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, behavioral scientists, engineers, etc.). Clinical, translational, population, behavioral, and basic scientists are encouraged to apply AHA strongly encourages applications by women, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and those who have experienced diverse and non-traditional career trajectories.

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Infectious Disease Society of America – Curing Alzheimer’s Disease Grant

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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Through partnership with Alzheimer’s Quest, Inc., The Benter Foundation, and the IDSA Foundation, infectious disease investigators are called to submit their stellar research proposal addressing to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. All application submissions must be narrowly focused on elucidating the possible roles of infectious agents in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease. The awards will support innovative research including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches.

PRIMARY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
To obtain evidence that an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer’s disease. To promote novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer’s disease. All applicants are strongly urged to review the eligibility and requirements for submitting an application for the Alzheimer’s & Infectious Diseases Grant listed below before applying.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Both members and non-members of IDSA are encouraged to apply. This includes established investigators, academic and health professionals in all disciplines and health-related professions. PhD and MDs are welcome to apply. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including collaborations between experts in Alzheimer’s research and infectious diseases. Clinical and basic scientists are encouraged to apply. International applications are welcome.

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BrightFocus Foundation – Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Grant Amount: $100,000, up to 3 years
Deadline: November 4, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

The goal of the program is to accelerate our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Standard Research Innovation Grants

Grant Amount: Up to $100,000
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Category: Health Sciences,
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

To advance this mission, AFSP is inviting applications for its Standard Research Innovation Grants program. Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of new directions or initiatives in suicide research from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, and health services administration. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component.

While prior research on suicide is not required, applicants are expected to show evidence of prior research or research training in a related field.

To be eligible, PIs must be affiliated with a not-for-profit institution or organization in the U.S. or abroad. Applications from the Veterans Administration also are eligible.

See the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Council on Foreign Relations — International Affairs Fellowship

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Category: Social Science,
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The International Affairs Fellowship aims to bridge the gap between the study and making of U.S. foreign policy by financially supporting the next generation of scholar-practitioners with a 12 month fellowship. Open to mid-career professionals who demonstrate a commitment to a career in foreign policy, the program offers participants a unique chance to experience a new field and gain a new perspective: academics are placed in public service and policy-oriented settings and government officials are placed in scholarly settings. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects on which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period.

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American Heart Association (AHA) Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program; Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: Varies, see below
Deadline: Varies, see below
Category: Health Sciences,
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2020 Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program
Encourages students from all disciplines to consider research careers. This is made to qualified institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the AHA mission undergraduate college students.
Grant Amount: $24,000 – $60,000
Application Deadline: September 18, 2018
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AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular health.
Grant Amount: $31,016 – $62,032
Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the integrated research and clinical training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate research group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research supervisor.
Grant Amount: $50,000 to $61,000
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Evidence for Action

Grant Amount: up to ~$500,000
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Health Sciences, Social Science,
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Evidence for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. The foundation’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides program strategy. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; there is no deadline. Applicants are notified within 6-9 weeks of their submission. Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will have 2 months to submit their proposal once they receive notification. There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project – including both direct and indirect costs for the entire duration of your study. Typical grant durations may be up to 36 months, with some exceptions when durations of up to 48 months are justified. Visit the Grantee section of this website for a sense of the number and size of grants funded by E4A at http://www.evidenceforaction.org/grantees.

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