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WITH Foundation and American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry: Intersections of Racial Equity and Healthcare Equity

Grant Amount: $50,000
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Category: Racial Equity; Health Equity,
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The WITH Foundation and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) has issued a request for proposals for projects that address the intersections of racial equity and healthcare equity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Through the RFP, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of collaborative proposals focused on projects that address the intersections of racial equity and healthcare equity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proposals should use one of the following approaches:

Implementation: Support implementation of models, such as projects that support community-based PCPs in providing care to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) adults with I/DD.

Educational resources: Develop additional educational resources for primary care providers who serve BIPOC adults with I/DD.

Research:  Support regional or national research related to the care BIPOC adults with I/DD receive from primary care providers.

A secondary goal of this RFP is to foster new partnerships or significantly enhance existing partnerships between disability organizations, self-advocates, community organizations, and healthcare providers. Proposals and partnerships that are led by or include BIPOC-led organizations are strongly encouraged.

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Leducq Foundation: International Networks of Excellence In Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Research Award

Grant Amount: $7,500,000 over five years
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due September 7, 2021
Category: Cardiovascular; Neurovascular,
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With the International Network of Excellence (INE) Program, the Leducq Foundation looks to support original and outstanding research in the areas of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease. Applicants are encouraged to think innovatively and to propose bold new ideas.

Networks should strive to advance knowledge on a defined theme, which may cover a variety of interrelated topics or subjects, by capitalizing on the resources and multidisciplinary expertise available within the network. Their overarching principal aim might be, for example, to test aspecific hypothesis, to seek to understand a fundamental mechanistic question, to attempt a breakthrough on a particularly difficult research problem, or to propose a big new idea in cardiovascular or neurovascular research. Network activities should be oriented towards longterm goals, not at producing pre-defined results.

Leducq Foundation accepts applications in basic, translational, and clinical science, including collaborative “bench to bedside and back” programs. Applicants should aim for results that, at the conclusion of the five-year term, have the potential to advance the diagnosis, management, or prevention of human disease, consistent with the overall mission of the Leducq Foundation.

Each network is built around an international research alliance involving two network coordinators, who must be located on different continents. Leducq Foundation recognizes the two coordinators as the leaders of, and representatives for, the network. Each network includes other network members (the principal investigators who make up the network) who participate in the scientific program, and in the administration of the network, to varying degrees.

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation: 2022 Innovator Awards in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Grant Amount: $150,000 for one year
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry Due September 13, 2021
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The Rainin Foundation, supports high-risk research and challenge investigators to push boundaries to advance their goal of predicting and preventing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The Innovator Awards program provides up to $150,000 grants for one-year research projects. Recipients who demonstrate significant progress may receive up to two additional years of support.

Through the Innovator Awards, the foundation invests in new and veteran IBD researchers alike and embrace novel, untested ideas. Funding interests span the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical science.

Eligibility

  • Researchers from any scientific discipline worldwide are eligible for funding.
  • Typically, the researchers will hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD or the equivalent) and academic positions at universities, medical centers or research institutions.
  • Innovator Awards may only have one Principal Investigator, and funding is awarded to their home institution. However additional investigators may be included as Co-Investigators, and the lead institution can create subaward(s).
  • Postdocs are not eligible to apply as a Principal Investigator.
  • Current and former Rainin Foundation Innovator and Synergy research grantees are eligible.
  • Researchers may submit multiple proposals as long as there are distinct aims and objectives for each proposal.

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John Templeton Foundation: Funding for Genetics, Family Planning, Cognitive Talent, and more

Grant Amount: Commensurate with Project Scope
Deadline: Online Funding Inquiries Due August 20, 2021
Category: Genetics; Family Planning,
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The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries related to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind, and supports research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and emergence to creativity, forgiveness, and free will.

The foundation is accepting inquiries for its Open Submission cycle and will consider applications for discrete projects in the following areas:

Science & the Big Questions: Grants will be awarded in support of innovative efforts to address the most profound questions facing humankind. Why are we here? How can we flourish? What are the fundamental structures of reality? What can we know about the nature and purposes of the divine? In addition to supporting academic research on these and similar questions, the foundation will support efforts to bring relevant findings to non-specialist audiences.

Character Virtue Development: Grants will be awarded in support of efforts to advance the science and practice of character, with a focus on moral, performance, civic, and intellectual virtues such as humility, gratitude, curiosity, diligence, and honesty.

Individual Freedom & Free Markets: Grants will be awarded in support of education, research, and outreach projects to promote individual freedom, free markets, free competition, and entrepreneurship. Grounded in classical liberal political economy ideas and a commitment to the moral equality of all human beings, the foundation seeks and develops projects that aim to advance freedom, widespread prosperity, and human flourishing for all. Whether by academic research, instruction, public outreach, or supporting debate on public policy, grants will support work that makes the world more just, more prosperous, and more conducive to human flourishing.

Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius: Grants will be awarded in support of programs that aim to recognize and nurture exceptional cognitive talent, especially for those at an early stage of life. This funding area also will support research concerning the nature of cognitive genius, including extraordinary creativity, curiosity, and imagination.

Genetics: Grants will be awarded to advance genetics research by supporting novel approaches and contrarian projects, especially research that is undervalued by traditional funding sources. This funding area supports educational programs that increase public awareness concerning how genetics-related research and its applications can advance human flourishing at the individual, familial, and societal levels.

Voluntary Family Planning: Grants will be awarded in support of research, programs, and policy development efforts worldwide aimed at understanding the factors that influence family planning decisions, provide information on and access to family planning methods, and strengthen policy related to effective family planning. The foundation is particularly interested in partnering with faith-based organizations to address this work in their local communities. The foundation only funds research and programs that affirm the value of human life from conception until natural death.

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Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts: Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

Grant Amount: Up to $500,000 a year for three years
Deadline: September 20, 2021
Category: Opioid; pain management; Health equity,
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FORE will provide grant support for specific projects that aim to improve, expand, and/or scale evidence-based family-, school-, and/or community-based prevention services for children and families, particularly for those at highest risk.

This RFP targets projects which can develop, adapt, explore, and/or evaluate promising
evidence-based models of family- and community-based prevention for OUD and overdose. By family-based interventions, we are particularly interested in taking a holistic approach to the needs of every family member, recognizing that some may be in OUD treatment and/or recovery, while others would benefit from preventive measures. By community based interventions, we are interested in approaches which meet children and families where they are, including within schools and “after school” activities, as well as health care settings. Currently, this opportunity will focus on projects in the following three areas which, based on discussions with experts in the field, are needed to improve prevention efforts in communities nationwide:
1) Mitigating the Impact of ACEs on Families.
2) Developing Models for Racial and Cultural Minorities and Addressing Inequities.
3) Addressing and Managing Pain, Emotional Distress, and Trauma.

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American Society of Regional Anesthesia: Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $200,000
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due September 15, 2021
Category: Pain Management; Anesthesia,
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ASRA is recognized as a leading organization in the advancement of the science and practice of pain medicine. The ASRA Chronic Pain Medicine Research Grant aims to promote and facilitate high quality research in pain medicine. Results of such research will guide clinical practice for pain physicians and improve patient health care. This research is needed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pain interventions and treatments.

ASRA will support research related to Regional Anesthesia, Acute and Chronic Pain in the following areas:

  • Basic and Laboratory Sciences
  • Population Sciences
  • Outcomes Research
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Methodology Research
  • Drug/Protocol Development
  • Patient Safety
  • Education
  • Policy Research
  • Health Services Research

The applicant and co-investigators must be North American, physician members of ASRA. The research proposal must be concerned with an original idea or concept. Assistance by or collaboration with other academic faculty or staff anesthesiologists is permitted; these secondary investigators must be identified in the application. The grant requests can be for clinical research projects or research using laboratory animals.

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Amgen: Migraine Research Grants for Early Career Researchers

Grant Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: September 3, 2021
Category: Early-career; Migraine,
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Amgen invites applications for its Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research, which will award grants of between $50,000 and $150,000 to early career investigators in support of novel research that aims to advance the medical knowledge of migraine.

Specific predefined areas of eligible research include non-interventional clinical research with a focus on early diagnosis and treatment, epidemiology, and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO)/Quality of Life (QoL) measures; biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis; and preclinical research focused on mechanism of disease (non-calcitonin gene-related peptide [CGRP]- and non-pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide [PACAP]-related).

Proposals are limited to U.S.-based early career investigators. Early career investigators may be interns, residents, fellows, and healthcare professionals within five years of completion of their most recent training/academic program, and they must provide a letter of recommendation from their department or laboratory head. Early career investigators who completed their training in a related area other than headache (e.g., pain) and are proposing migraine research are eligible to apply. Early career investigators may not be medical students.

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American Gastroenterological Association: Pilot Research Awards in Health Disparities and Artificial Intelligence (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: $30,000 for each award
Deadline: August 26, 2021
Category: Gastroenterology; Health equity; artificial Intelligence,
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AGA Pilot Research Award in Digestive Disease Health Disparities program
Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to recipients at any career stage establishing new research projects in digestive disease health and healthcare disparities. Projects must be related to understanding the causes of such disparities or testing interventions intended to eliminate them. They may focus on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, patient access to or quality of care, treatment, or patient outcomes of digestive diseases or disorders associated with a health difference closely linked with economic, social, or environmental disadvantages. Through the program, there are numerous awards available.
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AGA-Medtronic Pilot Research Award in Artificial Intelligence
The award program will provide grants of $30,000 to independent investigators at any career stage in support of research of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can be applied in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology, and/or endoscopy. Projects must be clinically relevant and focus on the development, implementation, or evaluation of AI for applications in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology, and/or endoscopy. Proposals addressing health economics or quality improvement also will be considered.

Applicants who are physician-scientists, female, or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants performing any type of basic, translational, and clinical research relevant to digestive disorders are eligible.
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American Psychological Foundation: Barlow Grant For Graduate or Early Career Researcher

Grant Amount: $7,500
Deadline: September 15, 2021
Category: Mental Health; Early Career,
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The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant.

A single grant of up to $7,500 will be awarded in support of innovative basic or clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the American Psychological Foundation website.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Autism Rat Model Consortium

Grant Amount: $300,000, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs
Deadline: September 7, 2021
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Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to capitalize on the rat as a model system to advance our understanding of the behavioral and circuit neuroscience mechanisms driving autism. This RFA will support a consortium of investigators to collaboratively use SFARI autism rat models to examine the biological basis of complex behaviors and the underlying neural circuits relevant for autism. We welcome applications from individual labs, as well as collaborative applications of up to three (3) principal investigators.

Each lab may request a maximum of $300,000, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, for each year of funding over a period of two (2) to three (3) years.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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PKD Foundation: Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Grants

Grant Amount: $160,000 over two years
Deadline: August 17, 2021
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The PKD Foundation is the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

To that end, the foundation invites applications to its research program. Through the program, grants of up to $80,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded to support basic research that enhances understanding of the molecular basis of PKD and its pathobiology; translational research that accelerates the development of therapeutic strategies for PKD; clinical research (including small pilot studies); and epidemiology/data analysis research utilizing existing database resources, or that develops new statistical methodologies or test hypotheses using existing data.

Special consideration will be given to proposed research in the following areas: autosomal recessive PKD (ARPKD); ADPKD in children; biomarker discovery and validation; lifestyle interventions (e.g., in dietary habits); epidemiology/data analysis (e.g., using existing datasets); extra-renal manifestations of PKD, including, but not limited to, congenital hepatic fibrosis, polycystic liver disease, and intracranial aneurysms; and clinical care disparities (e.g., race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, rural versus urban).

To be eligible, applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree and hold a faculty appointment at the institution where the research will be conducted. Applicants need not be a citizen of the U.S.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Awards

Grant Amount: Up to 75 percent of annual salary support may be requested, not to exceed $75,000 in year one.
Deadline: Pre-application due August 11, 2021
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society believes in a world free of multiple sclerosis and is dedicated to ensuring that people affected by MS can live their best lives.

To that end, the organization welcomes applications for its Harry Weaver Scholar Award, which is named for Harry Weaver, known worldwide for his contribution to neuroscience and MS research and who served as the society’s director of research from 1966-1977. Over the course of his tenure and career, Weaver encouraged young investigators to enter and pursue MS research and broaden understanding of basic and clinical aspects of the disease.

Through the program, five-year grants will be awarded in support of salary and research to highly qualified candidates who have concluded their research training and begun their academic careers as an independent investigator in an area related to MS. Up to 75 percent of annual salary support may be requested, not to exceed $75,000 in year one.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and be no more than seven years beyond the completion of their postdoctoral training.

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Gilead Research Scholars: Junior Faculty HIV Research Grants

Grant Amount: $130,000 over two years
Deadline: August 30, 2021
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Gilead Research Scholars is inviting applications for basic and clinical research in the field of HIV.

Through the program, research grants of up to $65,000 per year for two years will be awarded. Areas of study may include but are not limited to basic, translational, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research; management of complications, comorbidities and/or co-infections; prevention; and health economics outcomes research.

This award is for junior faculty who meet the criteria for Early Stage Investigator as defined by the National Institutes of Health.

To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at the time of award and be within five years of a faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in Canada or the United States at the time of application. Applicants must have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of HIV.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Resident Faculty Scholar Program

Grant Amount: Up to $125,000
Deadline: August 5, 2021
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The Resident Faculty Scholar Grant Program will support a faculty member, or small groups of faculty members, at institutions in the United States or Canada, to utilize BWF Headquarters as a site for mini-sabbaticals/project incubation allowing the dedicated protected time to initiate or accelerate their work when aligned with BWF priorities and goals. The nature of the mini-sabbaticals/project incubation sessions will be quite flexible and would be envisioned to support work at the BWF Headquarters for two to 6 months.

Funds would be available to support travel, lodging, meetings, and faculty salary. We anticipate two proposals to be awarded in the first year of applications. Office space, computer access, meeting facilities. and other dry laboratory resources would be available on site. We encourage all stages of seniority of faculty to apply.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Grant Amount: $700,000 over five years
Deadline: October 1, 2021
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The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) was introduced in 2007 to specifically address the declining participation of physicians engaged in academic biomedical research. The CAMS award provides support to facilitate the transition from mentored position to independence for the early career physician scientist. The program is ideal for the physician scientist considering an academic career.

CAMS is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 in support over five years for physician scientists (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S.), who are committed to an academic career, to bridge postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, diseaseoriented, or translational research. BWF is also interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. BWF anticipates making up to 10 awards including up to two awards to clinically trained psychiatrists who focus their research at the interface between psychiatry and neuroscience.

Please contact Lynn Wong if you are interested in applying to this opportunity.

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American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Faculty Innovation in Education Award

Grant Amount: $100,000 over two years
Deadline: August 9, 2021
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ABPN is inviting applications for its Faculty Innovation in Education Award, through which ABPN will award grants of $100,000 over two years to as many as two psychiatrists and two neurologists in support of education and/or evaluation projects that promote practical residency/fellowship training or lifelong learning for practicing psychiatrists and neurologists.

While any project relevant to the education and/or assessment of psychiatrists and neurologists will be considered, ABPN is particularly interested in supporting innovative approaches to training program directors to implement clinical skills evaluations, to faculty development for conducting clinical skills evaluations, and developing and assessing professional competence; strategies to promote lifelong learning; innovative curricula for continuing certification (maintenance of certification), including teaching about maintenance of certification in residency; strategies to promote public education about and input into board certification; and strategies to promote physician resilience and prevent burnout.

Preference will be given to projects with the greatest potential to be used in more than one site and to applicants who are at a junior or mid-faculty level.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is working alongside others to help build a better, more equitable future where everyone living in the United States has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. We call that future a Culture of Health.

Pioneer investments explore emerging cultural, scientific, technological, environmental, economical and healthrelated trends, and support cutting-edge ideas in and beyond the fields of health and health care that have the potential to help and/or hinder our progress toward advancing health equity. We do this with the explicit goal of understanding and influencing the trajectory of these trends, by accelerating positive outcomes and averting or mitigating negative consequences.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health welcomes proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We seek ideas that address any of RWJF’s Pioneer team’s four current areas of focus described below: 1) Future of Evidence; 2) Future of Social Interaction; 3) Future of Food; and 4) Future of Work. Additionally, under Open Exploration, also described below, this call for proposals seeks ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

Please let Lynn Wong know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
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Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), 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. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.

E4A’s mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings about the population health, well being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and practices. We primarily target research that directly tests the impacts of interventions on health outcomes. Evidence generated through E4A should be useful to practitioners and policymakers in making decisions, setting priorities, and allocating resources. Accordingly, projects we fund should yield findings that are generalizable to other sites and/or populations. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of program or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Please let Lynn Wong know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
Category:
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is working alongside others to help build a better, more equitable future where everyone living in the United States has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. We call that future a Culture of Health.

Pioneer investments explore emerging cultural, scientific, technological, environmental, economical and healthrelated trends, and support cutting-edge ideas in and beyond the fields of health and health care that have the potential to help and/or hinder our progress toward advancing health equity. We do this with the explicit goal of understanding and influencing the trajectory of these trends, by accelerating positive outcomes and averting or mitigating negative consequences.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health welcomes proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We seek ideas that address any of RWJF’s Pioneer team’s four current areas of focus described below: 1) Future of Evidence; 2) Future of Social Interaction; 3) Future of Food; and 4) Future of Work. Additionally, under Open Exploration, also described below, this call for proposals seeks ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

Please let Lynn Wong know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

Grant Amount: Commensurate with project scope
Deadline: Rolling
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Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), 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. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.

E4A’s mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings about the population health, well being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and practices. We primarily target research that directly tests the impacts of interventions on health outcomes. Evidence generated through E4A should be useful to practitioners and policymakers in making decisions, setting priorities, and allocating resources. Accordingly, projects we fund should yield findings that are generalizable to other sites and/or populations. We are especially interested in research examining the health impacts of program or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice.

Please let Lynn Wong know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Standard Research Innovation Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $450,000 over two years
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due September 15, 2021
Category: Suicide; psychiatry; psychology; genetics; epidemiology; neurobiology. sociology; nursing; social work,
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Grants awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites with each site contributing unique expertise, as well as data collection.

All 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.

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Infectious Disease Society of America Foundation: Microbial Pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s Disease Grant

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Category: Infectious disease; Alzheimer's,
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Intriguing evidence suggests Alzheimer’s disease may have a link to infectious diseases or a microbial mechanism. Could this be the missing link to lead to a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? These grants support research that suggest evidence of an infectious agent or microbial community is correlated to Alzheimer’s disease and promotes novel research in the field of microbial triggers for Alzheimer’s disease.

To provide funding to identify a potential microbial link to Alzheimer’s disease. All awards 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.

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.

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William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Grant Amount: Between $100,000 and $600,000 over two to three years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry Due August 4, 2021
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The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.

We seek studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. We prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

Proposals for studies are evaluated based on their fit with our interests in reducing inequality; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform change; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence.

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William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Grant Amount: Between $100,000 and $1,000,000 over two to four years
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry Due August 4, 2021
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The William T. Grant Foundation seeks studies that identify, build, and test strategies to enhance the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries. Some investigators will focus on the strategies, relationships, and other supports needed for policy and practice organizations to use research more routinely and constructively. Others may investigate structures and incentives within the research community to encourage deep engagement with decision makers. Still other researchers may examine activities that help findings inform policy ideas, shape practice responses, and improve systems.

Studying ways to improve the use of research evidence will require new and innovative ideas, and we welcome creative studies that have potential to advance the field. Proposals for studies are evaluated on the basis of their fit with our interests; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform improvements to research use; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence.

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation: Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Grant Amount: $180,000 over 2 years for salary, fringe benefits and research expenditures; instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time amount of up to $200,000
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due September 2, 2021
Category: Chemistry; physics; engineering,
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The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation.

Research must be innovative in method, speed or process, or represent new instrument technology. This fellowship will be a catalyst from “mentored yet independent” postdocs to outstanding, independent researchers in academic or industry/governmental labs.

The Fellowships will be in two tracks (applicants will choose one):

1) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences will allow chemists to pursue advanced research within the core areas of fundamental chemistry, such as chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials research. The fellowship is not intended to fund proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry.

2) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Instrumentation will allow researchers in chemistry to conceptualize, develop and build instrumentation suitable to advanced research inchemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, and chemistry of materials science. Instrumentation projects must be suitable to the two-year fellowship timeframe, be driven by a need in the chemical sciences listed above, be innovative in method speed or process or represent a wholly new instrument for technical advancement in chemistry, and may potentially be used for future research in the broader scientific community.

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Amazon Web Services: Diagnostic Development Initiative

Grant Amount: Up to $20 Million over 2 years
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Category: Diagnostics; Disease Detection; Genomics; Infectious diseases,
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Through the initiative, AWS will award $20 million over two years in support of research and innovation that accelerates the understanding and detection of COVID-19 and helps mitigate current and future infectious disease outbreaks.

To that end, AWS is offering AWS Promotional Credits and technical expertise to support the use of AWS services for projects by selected institutions and companies in four program areas: early disease detection, diagnostics, prognosis, and public health genomics. Given the need, the emphasis initially will be on COVID-19, but AWS will also consider applications for other infectious diseases. AWS will not support administrative workloads associated with routine IT operations through this program.

Eligible applicants include accredited research institutions, research consortia, nonprofits, and private entities that are AWS customers. Individuals who apply must apply on behalf of their organization and not in a personal capacity.

Please let Lynn Wong or Gwen Allouch know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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William T. Grant Foundation: 2021 Scholars Program

Grant Amount: $350,000 over five years
Deadline: July 7, 2021
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The William T. Grant Scholars Program, an initiative of the William T. Grant Foundation, supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community.

Award recipients are designated as William T. Grant Scholars. Each year, four to six Scholars are selected to receive up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution. The award must not replace the institution’s current support of the applicant’s research.

The foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. It pursues this mission by supporting research in two focus areas:

Reducing Inequality — Studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices signed to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

Improving the Use of Research Evidence — Research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. The foundation is particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.

Researchers interested in applying for a William T. Grant Scholars Award must select one focus area:

Awards are based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, as well as their plans to expand their expertise in new and significant ways. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand their expertise. The research plan should evolve in conjunction with the development of new expertise, and the mentoring plan should describe how the proposed mentors will support applicants in acquiring that expertise.

Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant a year. Applicants of any discipline are eligible.

Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. We calculate this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.

Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should be in positions in which there is a pathway to advancement in a research career at the organization and the organization is fiscally responsible for the applicant’s position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.

Applicants outside the United States are eligible to apply. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States.

For a detailed program description, eligibility and selection criteria, and application instructions, see the William T. Grant Foundation.

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The Commonwealth Fund: Grants to Improve Health Care Practice and Policy

Grant Amount: ~$180,000 for one year
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis
Category: Health Equity; Health Policy; Medicare; Medicaid,
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The mission of the Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.

Funding program areas include:
Health Care Delivery System Reform
Health Care Coverage and Access
Advancing Health Equity
Controlling Health Care Costs
Federal and State Health Policy
International Health Policy and Practice Innovations
Advancing Medicare
Tracking Health System Performance
Medicaid

Within these programs, preference is given to proposals that seek to: clarify the scope of serious and neglected problems; develop, test, and evaluate the impact of practical, innovative models for addressing such problems; disseminate tools and models of care that have been proven to be effective; or analyze the impact of particular policies or trends. To review descriptions of funding priorities and lists of recently approved grants, please click on the programs above.

Please let Gwen Allouch know if you are planning to apply for this opportunity.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Optimizing Infrastructure for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Grant Amount: $6.5 million for CRNs with up to 7 data contributing sites; $7.5 million for CRNs with greater than 7 data contributing sites
Deadline: Full Applications Due April 6, 2021
Category: Health Sciences,
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PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network is intended to serve as a national resource for conducting rapid, efficient, patient-centered observational and interventional randomized research that improves healthcare delivery and health outcomes.

This announcement describes the scope of work for PCORnet Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) for Phase 3 and available funding to allow for Phase 3’s execution. CRNs are system-based networks that include hospitals and community based-practices, and that may include health plans, all of which routinely and securely collect individual patient-level data. A list of currently funded PCORnet Network Partners can be found at www.pcornet.org.

In Phase 3 of PCORnet, CRNs will ensure the continuity and optimization of critical CRN resources and operations developed in prior phases to facilitate implementation of definitive research studies that are national in scope. Phase 3 will focus on optimizing infrastructure to increase diversity of populations and care settings, efficiently implement research studies addressing PCORI’s Strategic Research Priorities, strengthen patient and stakeholder engagement, and deliver high-fidelity, high integrity data.

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Merck KGaA: 2021 Research Grants that Stimulate Innovation (multiple opportunities)

Grant Amount: 40,000 € - 450,000 € per year for up to 3 years
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Category: Health Sciences,
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Merck KGaA offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 40,000 € – 450,000 € per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas as further specified below.

Drug Discovery – 3 grants comprising 350,000 €/year for 3 years with the option of extension.
Real time testing and sensors – grant comprising between 100,000 – 500,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery  – grant comprising between 100,000 – 300,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
Digital Innovation – 3 grants comprising 40,000 – 100,000 € for 1 year with the option of extension
Bioelectronics – grant comprising 150,000 €/year for 3 years
Sustainability – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
Media recycling for cultured meat – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
Organoids – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis

The Research Grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company. Applicants submit their application for the focus topics containing non-confidential information only. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one focus topic. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists. All applicants will be informed about the decision of the selection committee at the beginning of October.

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Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Sciences; Pediatrics; Spinal Muscular Atrophy,
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Cure SMA works for a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number-one genetic cause of death for infants, and funds and directs research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care and provides individuals with SMA and their families the support they need.

To that end, the organization invites applications for funding to Implement Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of activities that enable states to pre-symptomatically identify and treat pediatric SMA patients through the implementation of newborn-screening programs. Through this funding, Cure SMA intends to facilitate the ability of state laboratories to implement and conduct newborn screening for SMA.

Possible funded activities include but are not limited to:

Screening Implementation Support — Such as pilot screening, assay validation, additional personnel and staff training, equipment needed to perform the assay, and IT resources to perform the assay.

Data Gathering/Patient Follow-up and Support — Such as collection of data on infants identified as SMA positive via NBS, including but not limited to collaborations with Cure SMA and appropriate personnel/resources needed to ensure adequate patient referral/counseling.

See the Cure SMA website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Dr. Howard W. Jones, Jr. Public Policy, Medical Education, or Scientific Advancement Prize

Grant Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Rolling
Category: Health Sciences; Reproductive Medicine, Public Policy; Medical Education,
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The Jones Foundation supports vital research in reproductive medicine through annual and multi-year funding grants. At the direction of the Board of Directors, the Jones Foundation currently supports translational research projects, educational programs and ethical seminars.

This prize is designed to recognize those whose contributions to public policy and/or medical education have significantly advanced the specialty of reproductive medicine.

The Foundation strives to provide resources to the scientific community so that there may be intellectual, creative and well prepared scientific leaders in the global environment of the 21st century by:

  • Fostering the development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in the field of reproductive medicine.
  • Educating the general public, including physicians, administrators and legislators, about the issues of public policy topics that will assist the general public and others in making informed decisions regarding fertility treatment and reproductive medical issues.
  • Serving as catalyst to scientific investigators by reviewing and selecting for an annual Award, one or more significant research projects that advanced the field of reproductive medicine.

The Medical Executive Committee of the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation will review the credentials of the nominees and the awardee will be notified.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Postdoctoral Enrichment Program in Biomedical Sciences

Grant Amount: $60,000 over three years
Deadline: January 14, 2021
Category: Health Sciences; Biomedical Sciences,
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The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Generally, up to 12 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.

The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years as follows:

– Year one: $20,000 to support enrichment activities of postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in research lab where postdoctoral fellow is assigned.)
– Year two: $20,000 (same as year one)
– Year three:  $20,000 to help postdoctoral fellow advance research efforts towards the professoriate.  Funds must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research.

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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI): Supplement to Enhance Equity and Diversity Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: Open/Rolling
Category: Diversity, Health Sciences; Autism; Equity,
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The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

Objectives
With the understanding that diversity in the scientific workforce is an important element for the goal of advancing autism science, SFARI announces a new program that will provide supplements to existing grants for the recruitment of new lab members from American underrepresented minority groups at the postdoctoral level. For the purposes of this supplement, eligible groups include the following: African American/Black; Latin American/Hispanic; Native American/Alaskan Native; Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander (including Filipino).

The goal of this award is to increase diversity and fight inequity. SFARI Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to recruit candi­­­­­­­­dates for this supplement not only at their home institution, but also at historically Black colleges and universities and other institutions with high minority enrollment. SFARI will not award supplements to fund current lab members, even if they are not funded by the original SFARI award.

To facilitate the academic success and independence of selected postdoctoral research associates, SFARI will organize networking opportunities with peer awardees, other SFARI grantees (including both early career and senior investigators) and SFARI staff.

As a condition for accepting the grant, the mentor and candidate must agree to work together to submit one or more applications for federal and/or non-federal postdoctoral fellowship awards before the end of the second year. Continuation of the award for a third year of funding is not contingent on success in these applications, but writing such proposals is an important part of training for future in science.

Level and Duration of Funding
Current PIs may request up to $100,000 per year for up to three years. This is intended to cover the full salary and fringe benefits of the selected postdoctoral research associate, travel and other professional development opportunities for the postdoctoral research associate, and the associated indirect costs. Funds may also be used to purchase additional lab supplies needed to accommodate the research plan but are limited to $10,000 per year.

PIs will be required to provide annual updates to SFARI on the new lab member’s productivity as part of their required project progress reports.

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American Gastroenterological Association: Research Scholar Award

Grant Amount: Up to $300,000 over three years
Deadline: November 9, 2020
Category: Health Sciences; Gastroenterology,
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This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (totaling $300,000) to early-career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in digestive disease research.

The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Research Scholar Award (RSA) is to support early-career investigators working toward independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e., a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project). The award will support junior faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research.

Resources allocated through this award are intended to support the career development of the applicant. The applicant must allocate a minimum of 75 percent effort to the proposed project.

Applicants are required to have a sponsor and mentor for the award; one individual may serve in the capacity of both positions. A sponsor (typically a division chief or department chair) is an individual who takes responsibility for the quality assessment of the proposed research project, the quality of the research environment within which the project will be undertaken, and the experience and expertise of the principal investigator and other key researchers involved. A mentor will supervise the principal investigator’s research activities ensuring timelines and deliverables and will work with the applicant to create a research career development plan.

The intent of this award is to foster the scientific independence of junior investigators. Applicants whose research activities become incorporated into a grant application from a senior mentor will need to clearly delineate the scientific and experimental distinctions between their respective programs. This requirement applies both to pending applications submitted prior to review of this award and to applications submitted during the term of the RSA. It must also be clearly stated how the work submitted by the applicant is that of the applicant and not of the senior mentor(s).

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The Laura and John Arnold Foundation: Demonstrating the Power of Evidence-Based Programs on Major U.S. Social Problems

Grant Amount: $1M to $5M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Social Science, Social Work,
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A central goal of U.S. evidence-based policy reform is to focus government and philanthropic funding on social programs and practices (“interventions”) that have credible evidence of meaningful positive effects on people’s lives. The imperative for doing so is clear: Most social interventions are unfortunately found not to produce the hoped-for effects when rigorously evaluated – a pattern that occurs not just in social spending but in other fields, such as medicine and business. Thus, without a strong focus on evidence-based interventions, it is hard to see how social spending can successfully address poverty, educational failure, violence, drug abuse, and other critical U.S. problems.

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) Moving the Needle initiative seeks to spur expanded implementation of such interventions in order to make significant headway against U.S. social problems. Specifically, the initiative is designed to encourage state or local jurisdictions, or other entities, to:
1. Adopt social interventions shown in well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to produce large, sustained effects on important life outcomes;
2. Implement these interventions on a sizable scale with close adherence to their key features; and
3. Determine, through a replication RCT, whether the large effects found in prior research are successfully reproduced so as to move the needle on important social problems.

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Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics

Grant Amount: Less than $4M
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Science, Social Science,
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The program’s primary aim is to build bridges between the two cultures of science and the humanities and to develop a common language so that they can better understand and speak to one another–and ultimately to grasp that they belong to a single common culture.

The Foundation has established a nationwide strategy that focuses on books, theater, film, television, radio, and new media to commission, develop, produce, and distribute new work mainstreaming science and technology for the lay public.

– Books
– Film
– New Media
– Radio
– Television
– Theater

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Carnegie Corporation of New York: Education

Grant Amount: Upper $1,250,000
Deadline: Continuous
Category: Education,
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American public education prepares all students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to be active participants in a robust democracy and to be successful in the global economy. Under this program, Carnegie has the following Focus Areas.

1. Leadership and Teaching to Advance Learning. Improving systems of preparing, recruiting, and developing teachers and education leaders to serve the needs of diverse learners;

2. New Designs to Advance Learning. Developing whole-school models that provide more effective learning environments for diverse learners;

3. Public Understanding. Supporting research on strategies that can drive parent and family engagement in education;

4. Pathways to Postsecondary Success. Improving alignment in student learning expectations between K-12 and postsecondary education; improving postsecondary education

5. Integration, Learning, and Innovation. Advancing integrated approaches across the Corporation’s portfolios and the field that enable greater collaboration, coherence, and dynamism;

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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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