TheMarch of Dimes invites applications from principal investigators for research grants relevant to its mission of helping moms have full-term pregnancies and supporting research on problems that threaten the health of babies.
The latter includes biological processes governing differentiation and development, genetics and genomics of these processes, clinical studies, reproductive health and environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies concerning cognitive and behavioral risks that affect pregnancy outcomes, the perinatal period, and subsequent child development.
Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
Proposals are being accepted online until May 6, 2014 on the following topics:
• New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
• Explore New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development
• Innovations in Feedback & Accountability Systems for Agricultural Development
• Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, leapfrog, disrupt, reach
• Novel Enabling Tools and Models Supporting the Development of Interventions for Severe Diarrhea and Enteric Dysfunction
Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.
The goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.
To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focuses on research experiences, courses for skills development and mentoring activities.
Through its new Understanding Inequality program, the foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 in support of research that focuses on ways to reduce disparities in the academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes among youth.
Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language backgrounds; research that explores other areas of inequality will be considered based on a compelling case for its impact.
DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2014
For more information please refer to: http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/reducing-inequality
Building on previous investments, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) announce their interest in stimulating research related to the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP).
The Science of Broadening Participation will employ the theories, methods, and analytic techniques of the social, behavioral, economic, and learning sciences to better understand the barriers that hinder and factors that enhance our ability to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The results of these efforts will inform approaches to increase the access and involvement of underrepresented groups in STEM and to strengthen our national STEM capabilities and competitive advantage. Ultimately, the SBP research will provide scientific evidence that STEM educators, STEM employers, and policy makers need to make informed decisions and to design effective programs and interventions.
TheAmerican Psychological Foundation is accepting applications from early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
Through its John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program, the foundation will award one grant of $10,000 to empower an early career psychologist to produce scientifically based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country. The grant is meant to encourage the recipient to devote his or her career to methods of intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
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.
For more information, please refer to: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.aspx
Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health, a national program of theRobert Wood Johnson Foundation, seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal, and policy solutions to improve public health. To help achieve this goal, PHLR is inviting applications from nonprofit research institutions for qualitative or quantitative research studies related to the development, implementation, mechanisms of action, or health effects of specific laws or regulations.
Studies should focus on the intersection of law and public health but may draw on a range of other disciplines, including medicine, economics, engineering, sociology, psychology, and public policy and administration. However, the primary focus of the study should be a law or policy and its influence on public health. Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate innovative approaches such as experimental designs and simulations, the use of biological measures as outcome variables, mixed qualitative-quantitative studies, and/or the application of cutting-edge econometric and time-series models. Economic analysis as an evaluation component or as the main study design is also encouraged to demonstrate the fiscal case and demonstrate value for public health law.
Research teams that combine legal expertise with strong research design and statistical competence are particularly encouraged.
Grants will range up to $150,000 each for a period of up to eighteen months. Mapping studies ̶ legal research that creates a multijurisdictional dataset of laws suitable for quantitative research ̶ will also be considered, but budgets for these mapping projects should not exceed $50,000 or twelve months duration.
TheMcKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To that end, the fund assists scientists working to apply knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.
The McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award supports programs that address mechanisms of memory or cognition at the synaptic, cellular, and behavioral level in animals, including humans. Each year, up to four awards are given. Awards provide $100,000 per year for three years and may be used for a variety of research activities, excluding the recipient’s salary.
Priority is given to proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches, as well as those that involve human experimentation. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.
Deadline: March 24, 2014
For more information please refer to: http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4456-mcknight-endowment-fund-for-neuroscience-invites-proposals-for-2015-memory-and-cognitive-disorders-awards
Link to the RFP: http://www.neuroscience.mcknight.org//newsroom/upcoming-deadlines/2015-mcd
When people are forced to leave their homes by conflicts or disasters, they often relocate to refugee or displaced persons camps. Safety and sanitation are of prime concern and latrines are set up in blocks throughout the camps. There is a safety concern for people (mostly women and children) who use the latrines, particularly at night in the dark. We are looking for an economical, sustainable lighting system to minimize safety concerns so latrines are properly utilized.
When emergency camps are set up to allow large numbers of people to take refuge from crises and disasters around the world, sanitation and safety are of prime concern. Communal latrine facilities are set up in blocks; however they are often underutilized at night when it is dark for fear of harassment and attacks especially for women and children. Lighting systems have been set-up, but they tend to be costly as most camps do not have a central electrical system as a power source. Also, battery systems tend to get stolen for valuable parts. This Challenge is to design a lighting system for communal latrine facilities that will promote safety and utilization. The system must be robust, economical and not easily vandalized or stolen.
The challenge requires only a written proposal.
Deadline for submission: March 16th, 2014
For more information on this challenge please refer to: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933339
Emerging technologies have the potential to transform learning opportunities, increase interest in learning, and enhance learning outcomes for people in the workforce and in every educational level and outside of formal education.
NSF recently released the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (Cyberlearning) program solicitation (NSF 14-526) that states “The program has two goals: (1) to invent, explore, and learn to effectively use the new technologies that will address society’s educational goals and (2) to advance understanding of how people learn and how to better foster learning in the context of the new kinds of learning experiences that technology makes possible.” Cyberlearning is jointly managed by the Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Education and Human Resources; Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences; and Engineering.
The purpose of this DCL is to invite proposals that support the goals of the Cyberlearning program and do so in the context of the EHR programs listed below. EHR is particularly interested in projects that propose to design, develop, and evaluate technological resources, tools, and models for fostering and assessing STEM learning; to advance understanding of how to foster STEM learning; and to study the cognitive, social, cultural, neurobiological, volitional, epistemological, and other processes involved in such learning.
For more information regarding specific programs and areas of interests, please refer to: http://goo.gl/IhMz2y