Funding Opportunity: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and epidemiological outcomes research on the impact of age on the development of, diagnosis, and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) complications in older persons or animal models.

Research may focus on, but is not limited to 1) the epidemiology of increasing incidence and prevalence of DM with advancing age, particularly regarding potential racial-ethnic disparities, 2) the elucidation of age-related mechanisms predisposing older adults to diabetes and resultant CVD , 3) understanding the role of aging in increased incidence and severity of CVD outcomes in older diabetics, and 4) determining age-specific prevention, screening, diagnostic, and management strategies of DM in older persons and its CVD complications.

Research supported by this initiative is expected to elucidate the role of aging mechanisms that underlie the increased vulnerability of older adults to DM and its CVD complications and to provide evidence-based guidance to improve more appropriate diagnostic criteria, risk stratification, and intervention recommendations to prevent the onset, or improve short- and long-term outcomes, of DM and CVD in older persons.

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NSF/Intel Partnership on Visual and Experiential Computing (VEC)

Fast growing visual data has become a bottleneck in human decision processes in several emergent situations. New VEC technology is crucial to extracting information from complex visual and related data sets, combining this information with intuitive modes of human perception, and generating actionable information.

The goal of this joint solicitation between NSF and Intel is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that promote research in VEC technologies, taking into consideration the various challenges present in this field. This solicitation aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education at the confluence of VEC technologies, and to transitioning its findings into practice.

NSF and Intel will support three types of projects, each three years in duration: Small projects with funding from $500,000 to $1,000,000 per project; Medium projects with funding from $1,000,001 to $2,000,000 per project; and Large projects with funding from $2,000,001 to $3,000,000. It is intended that NSF and Intel will cofund each project in equal amounts.

Deadline: February 20th, 2015

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Global Biosecurity Engagement Activities

The Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Proposals (RFP).

ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and educational institutions to submit proposals for projects that will advance the mission of the Department’s Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP). ISN/CTR has approximately $25,000,000 available in the current fiscal year to award multiple grants and cooperative agreements in this field.

ISN/CTR prefers projects that cost less than $500,000, though awards may involve multiple projects that cumulatively exceed $500,000.

Deadline: February 13, 2015.

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Dear Colleague Letter: Seeking Community Input for Topic Ideas for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)

The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to invite the research community to submit suggestions for Topic Ideas to be considered for the FY 2016 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program Solicitation.

Suggestions for EFRI Topic Ideas are currently solicited and vetted every two years. Selected Topics become the foci of EFRI-supported research. Solicitations are announced annually for research proposals that fall under the specified Topic areas.

This DCL is not a request for submission of a single research proposal idea; rather, it is meant to generate potential topic areas of emerging transformational research and innovation. You may submit your candidate topic idea along with a one-page description by visiting The deadline for topic idea submission is:December 19, 2014.

Ideas you submit should provide forward-looking views and identify opportunities in emerging frontiers of research and innovation; topic ideas should not simply summarize or justify your own ongoing research activities.

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American Pain Society Accepting Applications for 2015 Rita Allen Award in Pain

The Rita Allen Foundation and the American Pain Society are accepting applications for the 2015 Rita Allen Award in Pain.

Proposed research projects should be directed toward the molecular biology of pain and/or basic science topics related to the development of new analgesics for the management of pain due to terminal illness.

Eligible candidates must have completed their training and be able to provide persuasive evidence of distinguished achievement or extraordinary promise in basic science research in pain. In addition, candidates must be in the early stages of their career with an appointment at the faculty level.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate the strong support of the appropriate administrators and department chair or institute head; have been on a tenure track for no more than three years (support will be reconsidered if a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar is awarded tenure); and conduct his or her research at an institution in the United States or Canada.

The program will award two grants in the amount of $50,000 a year, for a period of up to three years. The entire award must be allocated to projects specifically chosen by the recipient. Institutional overhead is not supported, but eligible grant expenses may include the principal investigator’s salary.

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Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support research projects to enhance our understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, etiology, comorbidities, and consequences of drug use, abuse, and addiction across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups.

This FOA strongly encourages applications that reflect the breadth of epidemiology research by addressing multiple levels of risk, resilience, and causation across scientific disciplines; by applying novel methods to advance knowledge of the interplay among genetic, environmental, and developmental factors and between social environments and associated health and disease outcomes; and by building on the research investments of NIH and sister HHS agencies to harness existing data on the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse to improve public health prevention and treatment programs.

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American Music Therapy Association Issues Call for Applications for Arthur Flagler Fultz Award

The American Music Therapy Association, a professional association dedicated to the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings, is accepting applications for the annual Arthur Flagler Fultz Award.

The award program is designed to encourage, promote, and fund music therapy research and the exploration of new and innovative music therapy treatments.

1) Clinical research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the efficacy of music therapy interventions and help define best practice.

2) Health services research: Grants in this category support projects that are designed to assess the role of music therapy practice in the context of emerging healthcare delivery models.

A single grant of $15,000 will be awarded for projects in either of the above categories.

To be eligible, the project’s primary investigator must be an AMTA member in good standing.

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National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications

With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for investigator-initiated program project (P01) grants.

Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to) cancer biology, cancer prevention, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and cancer control. Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based studies in all of these research areas are appropriate.

Each Program Project application must consist of at least three projects. The projects must share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.

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American Psychological Foundation Seeks Applications From Early Career Psychologists

The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential, both today and for generations to come.

Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award one grant of $10,000  to an early career psychologist in support of research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Priority will be given to a project that has the potential to provide a model for broad-based applications across the country.

To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

Deadline: 15 May 2015

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Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Future of Work Research

The foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States. The foundation seeks research proposals related to the role of changes in employer practices; the nature of the labor market; and public policies concerning the employment, earnings, and quality of jobs of American workers.

The foundation encourages methodological variety, but all proposals should have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models should be specified and research questions and hypotheses should be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.


Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.


Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than January 16, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by March 16, 2015.


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