New for the week of 02/01/16

 

The following is a list of “new” federal and non-federal funding opportunities that were recently announced:

New Funding Opportunities for the week of 02/01/16:

*NEW: Limited Submission – American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes Award
Internal Notice of Intent Deadline: February 19, 2016
Internal Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: July 1, 2016
The American Diabetes Association is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Award Program. This is a Limited Submission Opportunity and the sponsor will only accept one nomination from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. To select the Harvard Chan School nominee, the Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD) will be holding an internal competition.

Please note, there are three Pathway Awards and the sponsor will only accept one nomination (total) across all three awards. Please see the ADA website for more information about the Pathway Award and eligibility requirements:

  • Initiator Award (INI)
  • Accelerator Award (ACE)
  • Visionary Award (VSN)

*If you are interested in applying for any of these awards, you are required to submit a brief notice of intent including PI Name, Department, Pathway Award of interest, and a brief (1-2 sentence) description of the proposed project to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) by February 19, 2016. Internal applications will be due on March 25, 2016. Please read the Internal Competition Guidelines for detailed instructions regarding internal application requirements.

*NEW: American Diabetes Association: 2016 Core Research Program Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
The American Diabetes Association’s Core Research Program funds research with novel and innovative hypotheses in any area relevant to the etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications that hold significant promise for advancing the prevention, cure or treatment of diabetes. Basic, clinical, translational and epidemiological or health services research approaches are encouraged.

*NEW: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation: NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
Application Deadline: February 24, 2016
The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000, or $35,000 per year are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

*NEW: March of Dimes: Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards
Application Deadline: March 16, 2016
The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards (BOC) is designed to support young scientists just embarking on their independent research careers. The applicants’ research interests should be consonant with those of the March of Dimes’ mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Relevance is interpreted broadly to include fundamental cell biology (embryogenesis, cell lineage, differentiation), genetics and genomics, fundamental cellular and clinical pathogenesis of disorders of importance to mothers and infants, biomedical engineering and imaging, and social and behavioral aspects.

*NEW: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Policies for Action
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 15, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline: June 17, 2016
Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A) was created to help build an evidence base for policies that can lead to a Culture of Health. The goal is to develop research that generates actionable evidence—the data and information that can guide legislators and other policymakers, public agencies, educators, advocates, community groups, and individuals. The research may examine established laws, regulations, and policies as well as potential new policies and approaches. The research funded under this call for proposals (CFP) should inform the significant gaps in our knowledge regarding what policies can serve as levers to improve population health and well-being, and achieve greater levels of health equity.

*NEW: RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016
The RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging enables outstanding junior scholars in demographic and aging research to sharpen their analytic skills, learn to communicate research results effectively, and advance their research agenda. Housed within RAND Labor and Population, the program blends formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers in a variety of disciplines. Fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second. Each fellow receives a competitive annual stipend, travel stipend and health insurance.

*NEW: CDC: Establishing a Center for Public Health Training in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Closing Date: March 25, 2016

*NEW: OASH: Announcement of Availability of Funds for the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Community-Centered Health Care and Prevention Project
Closing Date: April 15, 2016

*NEW: USAID: Sustainable WASH Systems BAA
Closing Date: February 10, 2016

 

National Institutes of Health

Previously Announced: Internal Coordination Required – NIH: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)
Internal NOI: February 17, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: April 16, 2016
Although there is no institutional limit on the number of applications that can be submitted for this award, the NIH requires that if two or more S10 (either SIG or HEI) applications are submitted for similar equipment from the same institution, documentation from a high level institutional official must be provided stating that this is not an unintended duplication, but part of a campus wide instrumentation plan.
*If you are interested in applying for this award, please notify the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) by February 17, 2016. Please provide the following information in your notice of intent: (1) a description of the proposed instrument; (2) major user group(s); (3) the location where the instrument would be located.

Previously Announced: Internal Coordination Required – NIH: High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 
Internal NOI: February 17, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: April 16, 2016
Although there is no institutional limit on the number of applications that can be submitted for this award, the NIH requires that if two or more S10 (either SIG or HEI) applications are submitted for similar equipment from the same institution, documentation from a high level institutional official must be provided stating that this is not an unintended duplication, but part of a campus wide instrumentation plan.
*If you are interested in applying for this award, please notify the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) by February 17, 2016. Please provide the following information in your notice of intent: (1) a description of the proposed instrument; (2) major user group(s); (3) the location where the instrument would be located.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (U19)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Biomarkers for Older Controls at Risk for Dementia (BIOCARD) Study (U19)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSGs) for NCI-designated Cancer Centers (P30)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: National Primate Research Centers (P51)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Limited Competition for the Renewal of the National Cell Repository of Alzheimer’s Disease (NCRAD) (U24)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

Previously Announced: Limited Submission – NIH: Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54)
Internal NOI: February 12, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2016
This previously announced LSO has entered a new cycle. If you plan on applying during the upcoming cycle, please submit a Notice of Intent including your name and department to the Office of Research Strategy and Development (lmelanson@hsph.harvard.edu) no later than February 12. Based on the number of notices received, we will determine whether an internal competition is needed.

*NEW: NIH: Local Food Producer Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance (U01) 
Closing Date: April 22, 2016

*NEW: NIH: Native American Tribes Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance (U01) 
Closing Date: April 22, 2016

*NEW: NIH: Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24) 
Closing Date: April 7, 2016

*NEW: NIH: Limited Competition for the Continuation of CoFASP (Collaboration on Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence) Diagnostic Classifications (Collaborative U01) 
Closing Date: April 11, 2016

*NEW: NIH: Small Business Alzheimer’s Disease Research (R41/R42)  
Closing Date: April 6, 2019

*NEW: NIH: Small Business Alzheimer’s Disease Research (R43/R44)  
Closing Date: April 6, 2019

 

Previously Announced Opportunities
See the Funding Announcement Archives for ALL previously announced opportunities.

 

Limited Submission – David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Fellowship for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: February 8, 2016
Sponsor Deadline: April 20, 2016
This award will be competed at the university-level and the application and selection process will be managed by the OVPR via HUFP (Harvard University Funding Portal). Harvard University, as one institution, can nominate two applicants for this opportunity. The hyperlink above will bring you to the application portal, where you can find more information on award eligibility and internal submission requirements.

Harvard Chan School Internal Funding – McLennan Family Fund: Dean’s Challenge Grant Program
Application Deadline: March 11, 2016
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) Big Data in Health, and (2) Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition.  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.

Internal Funding – Burke Global Health Fellowship 2016
LOI Deadline: February 29, 2016
The Burke Global Health Fellowship program at Harvard Global Health Institute provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members from across the University to support innovative research, and curriculum development and teaching (particularly at the undergraduate level) in global health.