New This Week (01/19/15)

The following is a list of “new” federal and non-federal funding opportunities that have just been announced in the last week:

*New – Internal Funding Opportunity: Dean’s Challenge Grant Program (McLennan Family Fund)

Proposal Deadline: March 13, 2015

Announcing the launch of a new internal funding opportunity available to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health primary faculty sponsored through generous funding from the McLennan Family Fund that will support strategic investments that foster rapid innovation and advance our shared vision for a stronger, more dynamic, and more globally-engaged school.

Each year, the Dean will identify a set of global health issues that will be key priorities in the selection and award of challenge grants.  The topics will be targeted to attract proposals from a variety of faculty across departments, resulting in cross-cutting, multidisciplinary approaches to addressing public health issues of top priority. This year, two priority topics have been identified: (1) Ebola, and (2) Race, Ethnicity and Health.  Grant applications that align with the Dean’s priority topics will be given special consideration; however, any faculty member who has a novel approach or innovative idea in need of seed funding is encouraged to apply.

Contact ORSD with questions regarding eligibility and/or the proposal process.

*New – PFIZER’S CENTERS FOR THERAPEUTIC INNOVATION (CTI)

Sponsor Deadline: February 13, 2015

CTI: an innovative Pfizer program that partners with leading academic medical centers and foundations nationwide to speed the translation of novel targets into potential therapeutics. CTI’s goal is to identify new compounds and accelerate drug development from validated target to proof-of-mechanism in humans.  A partnership with CTI may include collaborative use of Pfizer’s proprietary antibody drug delivery technologies and/or compound library, broad publishing rights and significant financial awards in the form of milestone and royalty payments for successful programs. (See weekly funding opportunity announcement e-mail for additional details)

*New – LIMITED SUBMISSION –  Keck Research Foundation Grants, Spring 2015 (LSO)

Internal Deadline: February 23, 2015

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is now accepting internal applications in response to the W.M. Keck Foundation’s Spring 2015 funding cycle. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact ORSD for additional information related to the proposal process for this opportunity. For more information and to apply, please click here

*New – LIMITED SUBMISSION – Innovation Corps Sites Program (I Corps Sites)/ NSF 14-547 (LSO)

Internal Deadline: March 2, 2015

A competitive proposal for an I-Corps Site will be led by an institution having an already existing unit whose goal is to assist faculty, students and other academic personnel to engage in entrepreneurial activities and transition scientific and technological innovations. For more information and to apply, please click here

*New – LIMITED SUBMISSION – Collections in Support of Biological Research (LSO)

Internal Deadline: April 13, 2015

The CSBR funds activities that improve infrastructure for existing living stock/culture collections and specimen-based vouchered natural history collections that serve a broad community of biological researchers. For more information and to apply, please click here

*New – LIMITED SUBMISSION – Sexual Violence Research Initiative (South Africa)

Sponsor deadline: February 9, 2015

SVRI Grant 2015 aims to support research or research related activities that will strengthen the evidence base for the prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence in low and middle income countries. Grants are for a maximum of 12 months duration, and grants to a maximum of USD100,000 may be awarded. Awards will only be made to institutions and not to individuals. Applications must be submitted online: https://proposalcentral.altum.com/ (Grant Maker South African Medical Research Council / SVRI).  Only proposals submitted via the Proposal Central website before closing date 9th February 2015 will be considered. Full RFP is available here. Click here for SVRI Grant 2015 Guidelines.

The opportunity allows for two (2) proposals from an institution. The OVPR is aware of one faculty member who is preparing an application.  If you are planning to submit a proposal in response to this opportunity, please send an email to Autumn_Bennett@harvard.edu and copy ORSD by 5:00 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 with your name and contact information. Based on the response, a decision on any needed next steps will be made on Monday, January 26, 2015.

*New – NIJ: NIJ FY 15 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Violence Against Women: Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, Teen Dating Violence, and Stalking

Closing Date: April 7, 2015

*New – NIJ: NIJ FY 15 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence

Closing Date: April 7, 2015

*New – OASH: Announcement of Availability of Funds for Capacity Building to Support Replication of Evidence-Based TPP Programs (Tier 1 A)

Closing Date: April 1, 2015

*New – OASH: FY15 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Replicating Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need (Tier 1B)

Closing Date: April 1, 2015

*New – OASH: Announcement of Availability of Funds for Rigorous Evaluation of New or Innovative Approaches to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Tier 2B)

Closing Date: April 10, 2015

*New – OASH: Announcement of Availability of Funds for Supporting and Enabling Early Innovation to Advance Adolescent Health and Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Tier 2A)

Closing Date: April 10, 2015

*New – HRSA: Quality Improvement Capacity & Impact Project

Closing Date: March 16, 2015

*New – NSF: Smart and Connected Health

Closing Date: October 13, 2015

 *New – SAMHSA: Cooperative Agreement for Networking, Certifying, and Training Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Disaster Distress Helpline

Closing Date: March 18, 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

*New – CDC: Evaluating Structural, Economic, Environmental, or Policy Primary Prevention Strategies for Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence

Closing Date: March 5, 2015

National Institutes of Health

*New – LIMITED SUBMISSION –  NIH: Population Dynamics Centers Research Infrastructure FY 2015 (P2C)

Closing Date: March 28, 2015

*New – NIH: Metabolomics Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U01)

Closing Date: April 16, 2015

*New – LIMITED SUBMISSION – NIH: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)

Closing Date: October 10, 2015

*New – NIH: NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UH2/UH3)

Closing Date: April 16, 2015

*New – NIH: Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21)

Closing Date: November 17, 2017

*New – NIH: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01)

Closing Date: May 7, 2015

*New – NIH: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R21)

Closing Date: May 7, 2015

*New – NIH: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R03)

Closing Date: May 7, 2015

*New – NIH: Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R01)

Closing Date: May 8, 2018

*New – NIH: Prevention Research in Mid-Life Adults (R21) 

Closing Date: May 8, 2018

*New – NIH: Assay Validation For High Quality Markers For NCI-Supported Clinical Trials (UH3) 

Closing Date: October 7, 2017

*New – NIH: Assay Validation For High Quality Markers For NCI-Supported Clinical Trials (UH2/UH3)

Closing Date: October 7, 2017

*New – NIH: BRAIN Initiative: Development, Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (SBIR) (R43/R44)

Closing Date: January 6, 2018

*New – NIH: BRAIN Initiative: Development, Optimization, and Validation of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (STTR) (R41/R42)

Closing Date: January 6, 2018

*New – NIH: Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21)

Closing Date: November 18, 2017

 *New – NIH: Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program (FI2)

Closing Date: October 4, 2017

US Agency for International Development

*New – USAID: Disability Funding

Closing Date: N/A

*New – USAID: Maternal Newborn and Child Health Activity

Closing Date: February 7, 2015

*New – USAID: Increasing Participation of People with Disabilities in USAID Activities and Strengthen the Capacities of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs)

Closing Date: February 6, 2015

*New – USAID: Concept Paper for Improving Supply Chain Management Systems Project (ISCMS)

Closing Date: January 30, 2015

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