Research Grants

Creating Asthma Empowerment Collaborations to Reduce Childhood Asthma Disparities (NIH)
Deadline: February 20, 2015

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigators planning a clinical trial to evaluate Asthma Care Implementation Programs (ACIP) for chidren at high risk of poor asthma outcomes. Investigators must propose an ACIP for this population that translates research into community practice by integrating interventions with demonstrated efficacy from multiple sectors into a comprehensive program. Each proposed evidence-based intervention within the ACIP must address at least one of the following different sectors that can contribute to a system of care for children: medical care, family, home, and community. Click here for more information.

Evaluating Structural, Economic, Environmental, or Policy Primary Prevention Strategies for Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence (CDC)
Deadline: March 5, 2015

The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate structural, economic, environmental, or policy strategies for the primary prevention of intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence (IPV and/or SV). The proposed research will add to the limited knowledge base on effective strategies for IPV and/or SV prevention by evaluating the use of community-level approaches that change one or more of the social, economic, behavioral, or environmental characteristics of a community in order to prevent and reduce rates of IPV and/or SV perpetration, victimization or both perpetration and victimization. Click here for more information.

Mobile Messaging Intervention to Present New HIV Prevention (CDC)
Deadline: March 16, 2015

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop and test a mobile messaging (e.g., texting, App) HIV prevention intervention for sexually-active (i.e., had sex with a man in the prior 12 months) gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Click here for more information.

Evaluating Structural, Economic, Environmental, or Policy Primary Prevention Strategies for Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence (NIH)

Deadline: March 5, 2015

The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate structural, economic, environmental, or policy strategies for the primary prevention of intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence (IPV and/or SV). The proposed research will add to the limited knowledge base on effective strategies for IPV and/or SV prevention by evaluating the use of community-level approaches that change one or more of the social, economic, behavioral, or environmental characteristics of a community in order to prevent and reduce rates of IPV and/or SV perpetration, victimization or both perpetration and victimization. Click here for more information.

Evaluating Innovative and Promising Strategies to Prevent Suicide among Middle-Aged Men (CDC)
Deadline: March 5, 2015

The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of innovative and promising programs or policies to prevent suicidal self-directed violence (called suicidal behavior herein) and reduce proximal outcomes among middle-aged males, ages 35-64. The results from this research will expand the evidence base of effective and scalable suicide prevention strategies for middle-aged men. Click here for more information.

Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2018

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, hypothesis-driven R01 research grant applications that can expand understanding of the role and impact of families and interpersonal relationships on health and well-being in midlife and older age. Click here for more information.

SHAPE American Research Grant Program

Deadline: January 5, 2015

The Research Council is calling for ORIGINAL RESEARCH proposals designed to focus on issues that provide evidence based outcomes to promote or document the value, influence, or effect of social justice and diversity in health, physical education, physical activity, dance, and/or sport. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research Grants

Deadline: January 7, 2015

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is an RWJF national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Click here for more information.

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2018

This FOA is intended to increase the breadth and scope of topics that can be addressed with systems science methodologies. This FOA calls for research projects that are applied and/or basic in nature (including methodological and measurement development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and employ methodologies suited to addressing the complexity inherent in behavioral and social phenomena, referred to as systems science methodologies. Additionally, this FOA seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among health researchers and experts in computational approaches to further the development of modeling- and simulation-based systems science methodologies and their application to important public health challenges. Click here for more information.

Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2018

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, hypothesis-driven R01 research grant applications that can expand understanding of the role and impact of families and interpersonal relationships on health and well-being in midlife and older age. Click here for more information.

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2018

The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to support the career development of junior investigators with research or health professional doctoral degrees who want to become cancer-focused academic researchers in cancer prevention, cancer control, or the behavioral or population sciences. Click here for more information.

Research Aimed at Novel Behavioral Targets to Improve Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Interventions (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2018

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a trans-NIH initiative known as Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN). Areas supported by this FOA include research to inform the generation and refinement of novel targets for substance abuse treatment and prevention interventions, modules or adjuncts to existing treatments and prevention interventions that seek to target and modulate behavioral or neurobehavioral processes (e.g., impulsivity, risk-taking propensity, sensation and novelty seeking, distress tolerance, delay discounting, self-regulation, stress reactivity) in adolescents. Click here for more information.

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (NIH)

Deadline: November 17, 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance existing academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities; and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Click here for more information.

Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2018

The purpose of the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award (K07) is to support the career development of junior investigators with research or health professional doctoral degrees who want to become cancer-focused academic researchers in cancer prevention, cancer control, or the behavioral or population sciences. Click here for more information.

FY15 Rural Child Poverty Center (Department of Agriculture)

Deadline: December 1, 2014

This RFA announces the availability of funds for one new cooperative agreement for FY 2015-2019 with a public or private Academic or Research Institution. In this funding cycle, the USDA anticipates awarding up to $2,500,000 in grant funding to support singular or modular (collaboration among multiple entities) efforts to improve nutrition program coordination in States with the highest number of persistently poor rural counties. Click here for more information.

Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Sponsored by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the “Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG)” initiative provides timely support to a small number of research projects that are building on early discoveries that show translational potential for clinically-relevant strategies, treatments and therapeutics, addressing human aging and health span. Click here for more information.

Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (NIH)

Deadline: January 9, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications to support Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research to stimulate basic and applied research on environmental health disparities. The proposed research is expected to develop innovative approaches to understand environmentally-driven health disparities and improve access to healthy environments for vulnerable populations and communities. The proposed Centers are expected to support research efforts, mentoring, research translation and information dissemination. Click here for more information.

Mechanistic Studies of Pain and Alcohol Dependence (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2018

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to conduct mechanistic studies on the relationship between excessive alcohol drinking, alcohol dependence and pain. An association between chronic pain conditions and alcohol dependence has been revealed in numerous studies with episodes of alcohol abuse antedating chronic pain in some people and alcohol dependence emerging after the onset of chronic pain in others. Pain transmission and alcohols reinforcing effects share overlapping neural substrates giving rise to the possibility that chronic pain states significantly affect alcohol use patterns and promote the development of dependence and addiction. In addition, long term alcohol intoxication and alcohol dependence induce pain symptoms and may exacerbate chronic pain arising from other sources. The objective of this FOA is to understand genetic, pharmacological and learning mechanisms underlying the association between the propensity to drink excessively alcohol and pain responses. Click here for more information.

Russel Sage Foundation Future of Work Grant Program

Deadline: January 16, 2015

The Russell Sage 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. We seek research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of American workers. We are especially interested in funding analyses of original qualitative and quantitative data sources, and novel uses of existing sources of data to address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future. Click here for more information.

The Center for Retirement Research Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Priority areas include: Social Security, macroeconomic analyses of Social Security, wealth and retirement income, program interactions, international research, and demographic research. Click here for more information.

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Coordinating Center (CC) (NIH)

Deadline: January 2, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to continue addressing two critical scientific questions on the clinical course of perinatally acquired HIV infection in adolescents and the oral and systemic health consequences of in utero and infant exposure to antiretroviral chemotherapy in representative cohorts of children in the United States. Click here for more information.

System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (NIH)

Deadline: January 20, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative system-level health services and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Click here for more information.

Data Visualization Challenge: Using Data to Improve Justice (NIJ)

Deadline: January 30, 2015

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) are launching a collaborative Data Visualization Challenge in support of the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Digital Strategy. This Challenge seeks data visualizations capable of expanding the use and understanding of publicly available criminal justice data. Click here for more information. 

The Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Gerber Foundation’s mission focuses on the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children. Therefore, grant-making interests are focused on health and/or nutrition-related research having a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from the first year before birth to age 3. The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving newborn or pediatric problems or emerging issues with a predictable time frame to clinical application. Projects should be focused on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policy-Relevant Insurance Studies (PRIS) Grant

Deadline: December 3, 2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to expanding coverage and, as such, works to contribute to the policy process by funding timely and policy-relevant empirical research on questions related to health insurance. This solicitation seeks to fund quantitative studies that address the macro or micro effects of policies related to health insurance using appropriate empirical methods, including but not limited to micro-simulation and/or computable general equilibrium models. Click here for more information.

R40 Maternal and Child Health Research Program (HRSA)

Deadline: December 5, 2014

The R40 MCH Research Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services, including services for children with special health care needs.  Research should demonstrate a substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in States and communities should result in health and health services improvements.  Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. Click here for more information.

Maternal and Child Health Research Program Secondary Data Analysis Studies (HRSA)

Deadline: December 5, 2014

The R40 MCH SDAS program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that utilizes exclusively the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records.  These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. Click here for more information.

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (NIH)
Deadline: January 5, 2015

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and its cosponsors invite institutional career development award applications for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Career Development Programs, hereafter termed “Programs.” Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women’s health, and where appropriate the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease. Click here for more information.

NIMHD Academic Research Enhancement Award: Enhancing Health Disparities Research at Undergraduate Institutions (NIH)

Deadline: January 12, 2015

The NIMHD encourages institutions that are eligible to apply for support through the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) program to submit applications for innovative research projects focused on minority health and health disparities. Awards are intended to support small-scale projects proposed by faculty members at eligible institutions to expose students to meritorious research and to strengthen the research environment of participating institutions. This initiative also seeks to stimulate interest in health disparities research careers among undergraduate students through hands-on participation in original research. Click here for more information.

System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (NIH)

Deadline: January 20, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative system-level health services and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Click here for more information.

Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (NIH)

Deadline: December 22, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on childrens health and well-being. Research conducted through the Centers should include substantive areas of science in childrens health while incorporating innovative technologies and approaches and links to the environment. This program encourages strong links between disciplines in the basic, applied, clinical and public health sciences to prevent disease and promote health of all children. Click here for more information.

Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (NIH)

Deadline: September 7, 2017

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. Click here for more information.

Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2017

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages research project grants (R01) investigating the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. Areas of interest also include studies to inform preconceptional and antenatal counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, and management of pregnancy, the puerperium, and the transition to parenthood in order to optimize outcomes for women with physical, intellectual and developmental, and/or sensory disabilities and their families. Applicants are encouraged to include women with disabilities and members of the community in the design and conduct of their research. Click here for more information.

The Midlife in the United States Study (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2018

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit an application for the next 5-year cycle of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study, a National Longitudinal Study of Health and Well-being. The goals of this next phase are to complete the third wave of longitudinal data collection and enhance content in the area of daily stress; complete the second wave of data collection of clinical biomarkers and affective neuroscience assessments; continue innovative sub-studies such as how psychosocial influences affect gene expression and novel methods to track and reinstate non-responders; connect these content areas through innovative analyses to data on health, functioning, personality, cognitive status, affective functioning, economic well-being, social relationships, and well-being; and maintain and enhance data distribution and user support. A central goal of the MIDUS study is to support data dissemination, user support of public use files, and encourage data use broadly by the scientific community. Click here for more information.

The Robert Bowne Foundation National After School Matters Initiative Grant

Deadline: November 14, 2014

National Institute on Out-of-School Time on behalf of the Robert Bowne Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 National Afterschool Matters Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. Research Grants. The grant aims to: generate and disseminate research about organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours; build a network of scholars studying organizations serving youth during the out-of-school hours; and contribute to basic knowledge and the improvement of practice and policy in the area of youth programs during the out-of-school hours. Click here for more information.

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (NIH)
Deadline: September 7, 2016

This initiative seeks applications from applicants that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older. Click here for more information.

American College Health Foundation Weiss Writing Prize

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Weiss Writing Prize will be awarded to the lead author of a pivotal publication in college mental health.  American College Health Association Institutional or Individual Members are eligible to apply. The winning article should demonstrate a successful student retention program for those with mental health issues. The program will provide creative, innovative solutions that could be implemented on other campuses. Preference will be given to articles published in the Journal of American College Health. Click here for more information.

American College Health Foundation Stephan D. Weiss Student Mental Health Award

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Stephan D. Weiss Foundation and the Weiss Fund of the American College Health Foundation offers a $2500 award to promote and improve the quality of mental health support for college students. The Weiss Award is intended to encourage the development of creative initiatives that will enhance mental health service delivery to students through an innovative program which could be replicated at other colleges or universities. This award will support program development that can demonstrate measurable success in student retention for those whose mental health problems might otherwise compromise the quality of their college experience and jeopardize the likelihood of their graduation. Click here for more information.

Clinical and Translational Science Award (NIH)

Deadline: January 15, 2015

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program which supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally, and nationally, and fosters innovation in methods, training, and career development. Click here for more information. 

NIAID Career Transition Award (NIH)

Deadline: September 7, 2017

The purpose of the NIAID Career Transition Award (CTA) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators that will address the health needs of the Nation. The NIAID CTA is specifically designed to facilitate the transition from a postdoctoral research position to an independent research position. Click here for more information.

Self-Management for Health in Chronic Conditions (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2018

The purpose of this initiative is to support research in self-management focused across conditions. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identifies the epidemic of chronic condition as the nations leading health challenge and calls for cross-cutting, coordinated public health actions for living well with chronic illness. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) addresses that recommendation by describing an initiative that focuses on self-management as a mainstream science in order to reduce the burden of chronic illnesses/conditions. Click here for more information.

Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs (HRSA)

Deadline: November 10, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the “Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs” cooperative agreement.  The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures. Click here for more information.

Clinical and Translational Science Award (NIH)
Deadline: December 16, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program which supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally, and nationally, and fosters innovation in methods, training, and career development. Click here for more information.

Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (NIH)

Deadline: September 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. Research grants for the Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data Sets are intended to provide support for studies that utilize currently available data sets to increase our understanding of the incidence, prevalence and etiology of alcohol related problems and disorders in the population, as well as the risk and protective factors associated with them. Research that employs analytic techniques which demonstrate or promote methodological advances in alcohol-related epidemiologic research is also of interest. Click here for more information.

Partnership for State Title V Maternal and Child Health Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement (HRSA)

Deadline: November 3, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Partnership for State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support an organization focusing on MCH to improve public health programs and the delivery of MCH services and assure optimal alignment with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant program.  The awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH programs, led by State MCH  and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Directors, to improve the health of all mothers and children by assisting States in developing, implementing, and sustaining public health programs and a comprehensive system of care for the delivery of MCH services that are well aligned with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant.  In addition, the awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including outreach and enrollment, tracking improvements from coverage to care to systems, and developing an early warning system for ACA-related issues in MCH. Click here for more information.

Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award (NIH)

Deadline: August 19, 2016

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications that propose to establish Offices of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSPs) or enhance the services of existing ORSPs or similar entities at domestic and international institutions of higher learning. Domestic program priorities include emerging research institutions and primarily undergraduate institutions, including women’s colleges, that have a racial and ethnically diverse student enrollment and that meet the eligibility requirement of the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program. International program priorities include institutions of higher education in sub-Saharan Africa, India, and low and middle income countries in the Caribbean and South America that meet the eligibility requirements. Click here for more information.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Grant - Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes

Deadline: October 1, 2014

PCORI seeks to fund pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs), large simple trials (LSTs), or large-scale observational studies that compare two or more alternatives for addressing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or management of a disease or symptom; improving health care system-level approaches to managing care; or eliminating health or healthcare disparities. Click here for more information.

Public Welfare Foundation Grant Program

Deadline: Rolling

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform. We focus on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice and Workers’ Rights. Click herefor more information.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) (HRSA)
Deadline: October 14, 2014

The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) is a cooperative agreement between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Federal grants of $50,000 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services. Click here for more information.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)/Lesbian Health Fund (LHF) Research Projects
Deadline: October 15, 2014

The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their health care providers about lesbian health issues. LHF’s mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research. Click here for more information.

Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Research Grant Application
Deadline: November 1, 2014

Funds are available from the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health to support research that demonstrates the effectiveness of group psychotherapy.  The Group Psychotherapy Foundation is seeking research-focused, rather than program-focused, applications. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Program – Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization

Deadline: Open

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Click here for more information.

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to develop basic and applied projects utilizing systems science methodologies relevant to human behavioral and social sciences and health. This FOA is intended to encourage a broader scope of topics to be addressed with systems science methodologies, beyond those encouraged by existing open FOAs. Research projects applicable to this FOA are those that are either applied or basic in nature (including methodological development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and feature systems science methodologies. Click here for more information.

Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (NIH)
Deadline: September 7, 2017

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level intervention programs of 1 to 2 years in length that are designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. This FOA provides support for up to 5 years for research planning, intervention delivery, and follow-up activities. Click here for more information.

Viola W. Bernard Foundation Grants

Deadline: November 2, 2014

Grants are generally limited to projects or programs for children and young people with a mental health component. Grants provide funding for innovative programs that address the interplay between social conditions and psychological health of children and families. Click here for more information.

Science of Organizations (NSF)

Deadline: September 3, 2014

Organizations — private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit — are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. Click here for more information.

Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network (CDC)

Deadline: October 10, 2014

The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the capacity of surveillance programs to implement or enhance a population-based, multiple-source surveillance program for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DDs) that co-occur with ASD (cerebral palsy (CP) and intellectual disability (ID)). The project will fund sites to participate in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and will enhance surveillance activities at both prior and newly participating sites through two funding components. Component A funds surveillance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other DDs (i.e. CP and ID) among 8-year-olds. Component B funds surveillance of ASD among 4-year-olds. Component A is required for all applicants, while applying for Component B funding is optional. In this FOA, five project period short-term outcomes will be achieved through five strategies and their corresponding activities. The five expected outcomes include: improved understanding of ASD & other DDs, including trends and disparities in ASD prevalence over time; improved understanding of the implications of the change from DSM-IV TR to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD; stronger relationships with partners and data sources; increased dissemination of ADDM data; improved reliability and efficiency of ADDM surveillance. Click here for more information. 

Collaborative Partnership on Alcohol and Health Disparity Research Center (ADHRC) (NIH)

Deadline: December 18, 2014

This FOA is designed to facilitate planning and implementation of collaborative partnerships between Institutions that serve Underserved Communities and Populations (IUCP) and Alcohol Research Centers (ARC) to promote targeted research to reduce alcohol-related health disparities in underserved populations (e.g., African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders), as well as promote alcohol research expertise and infrastructure development at IUCP. Minority Serving institutions are particularly encouraged to consider applying for this opportunity, because these institutions have historically trained professionals from diverse backgrounds who provide health care to minority and underserved populations and are uniquely positioned to engage these populations in research and in the translation of research advances into culturally appropriate, measurable and sustained improvements in health outcomes. Click here for more information.

Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV IncidenceiKnow Projects (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2016

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote innovative research that addresses one or both of the following objectives: Devise optimal strategies to improve the identification of persons unaware of their HIV-1 infection and successfully link them to HIV testing, treatment, and prevention interventions. Develop and examine the feasibility and acceptability of novel integrated interventions of biomedical and behavioral strategies that substantially reduce the likelihood of onward HIV transmission in these populations. Click here for more information.

Methods for Prevention Packages Program III (MP3 III) (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2016

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote multidisciplinary research programs that (1) devise optimal HIV prevention packages (combination interventions) for specific populations and (2) perform feasibility and acceptability studies to demonstrate that the proposed prevention package is acceptable to the target population and the study design is appropriate and feasible. This FOA is intended to encourage collaborations between behavioral and biomedical clinical specialists, epidemiologists, mathematical modelers, and clinical research specialists. Click here for more information.

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (NIH)
Deadline: September 25, 2014

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. Particular attention is given to reducing “health gaps” among groups. Applications that utilize an interdisciplinary approach, investigate multiple levels of analysis, incorporate a life-course perspective, and/or employ innovative methods such as systems science or community-based participatory research are particularly encouraged. Click here for more information.

Enhancing Cross-National Research within the Health and Retirement Study Family of Studies (NIH)
Deadline: November 7, 2014

The purpose of this announcement is to enhance comparability among a specific group of measures in the US Health and Retirement Study and the family of comparable longitudinal aging studies around the world. For the purposes of this FOA, the specific measures are cognition and dementia assessment; personality and non-cognitive-character-skills; social isolation and loneliness; physical activity; and life histories. Enhancing the comparability of these measures will support cross-national behavioral and social research in aging in areas that are of a high priority to the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at National Institute on Aging. Responsive applications will propose activities such as pilot studies; calibration to gold standard measures; or methods to increase item, measure, or construct comparability. Click here for moreinformation.

NIC Service Delivery Impact Initiative (DOJ)
Deadline: August 21, 2014

Work under this cooperative agreement will involve developing a process that will guide the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to demonstrate the program effectiveness and impact of NIC service delivery methods on the field of corrections. NIC service delivery methods include responsive technical assistance, cooperative agreements (including pilot programs or demonstration projects), partnership training programs with individual agencies, multi-agency training programs, and collaboration and resource sharing forums and focus groups. Ultimately, this initiative will enhance NIC’s ability to contribute to the knowledge about what works in corrections and evidence-based practices. This project will be a collaborative venture with the National Institute of Corrections. Click here for more information.

Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination (AHRQ)
Deadline: September 5, 2014

As part of AHRQ’s PCOR dissemination efforts, this AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Centers of Excellence to identify, classify, track, and compare healthcare delivery systems ranging from integrated delivery systems to Accountable Care Organizations across the U.S. to help improve the speed of adoption and diffusion of CER-recommended practices through systems. Click here for more information.

NIH Transformative Research Awards

Deadline: October 10, 2014

The NIH Transformative Research Awards complement NIHs traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. Little or no preliminary data are expected. Projects must clearly demonstrate the potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. Click herefor more information.

Interventions for Youth who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications in High School and/or College-Attending Youth (NIH)
Deadline: November 13, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits U01 applications conducting either hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-generating controlled research to build an evidence base to address the problem of prescription stimulant medication (PSM) misuse in youth. Specifically this FOA solicits research applications that develop and test the efficacy of interventions to either prevent or reduce the misuse and diversion of PSMs among high school students and/or college students. Click here for more information.

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects
Deadline: July 5, 2017

The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ. Click here for more information.

Arts-Based Approaches in Palliative Care for Symptom Management (NIH)
Deadline: September 7, 2017

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support mechanistic clinical studies aimed at understanding the impact of arts-based approaches in palliative care for symptom management. This FOA is intended to support mechanistic clinical studies to provide an evidence base for the use of the arts in palliative care for symptom management. The objective is to understand the biological, physiological, neurological, psychological, and/or sociological mechanisms by which the arts exert their effects on symptom management during and throughout the palliative care continuum. The goal is for the research supported under this FOA to develop an evidence-base that could be used as a basis for the uptake of arts-based therapies in palliative care settings, among individuals across the lifespan, with a wide variety of serious chronic conditions and their accompanying symptoms. Click here for more information.

TD Charitable Foundation 2014 Housing for Everyone Grant Competition

Deadline: August 29, 2014

The TD Charitable Foundation’s 2014 Housing for Everyone grant competition focuses on Housing for the Future. Applications should highlight the ways in which they will encourage the creation or preservation of rental housing units for families with children. Click here for more information.

National Science Foundation Sociology Program

Deadline: August 15, 2014

The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization — societies, institutions, groups and demography — and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed. Click here for more information.

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants
Deadline: May 25, 2017

The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ. Click here for more information.

2014 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards

Deadline: August 22, 2014

Three awards of $20,000 each will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, government agencies or universities responding to a community need with a program or project which focuses primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Click here for more information.

UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Small Grants Competition

Deadline: September 15, 2014

The Center for Poverty Research (CPR), located at the University of California, Davis invites proposals for its 2014-15 Small Grants Competition. CPR seeks to fund research that will expand our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty.  The goal of this program is to fund proposals focused on our core research areas that display sound research design and high potential impact. Click here for more information.

Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women (HRSA)

Deadline: July 21, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to improve women’s health across the lifecourse by increasing the use of clinical preventive services. This will be accomplished by: Increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance; Raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services; and Supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services. These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women¿s health care providers who will: Develop and implement strategies to assist uninsured women in obtaining health insurance coverage; Develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services; and Provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services. Click here for more information.  

Veterans: Risk and Needs Assessment Tool and Protocol (DOJ)
Deadline: July 30, 2014

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 36-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve developing a multi-disciplinary advisory committee to assist with reviewing and revising the veteran’s needs screening tool and veteran’s treatment court risk and needs assessment protocol, along with developing a comprehensive clinical needs screening tool containing factors which will identify combat veterans entering the criminal justice system and those clinical factors that may be most at risk. This tool will be specific to Veterans in the criminal justice system and designed to be a non-proprietary, open source document available to the field. Click here for more information.  

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (NIH)

Deadline: December 9, 2014

The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will refine and test an intervention or evaluate outcomes of an existing program or policy intended to reduce health disparities and inequalities. Community engagement and other partnerships are essential for the holistic, multilevel approaches required by this FOA. This research is intended to lead to identification, validation, dissemination and implementation of effective approaches to prevent disease or facilitate treatments, helping to reduce and ultimately eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in children. Click here for more information.  

Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women (HRSA)

Deadline: July 21, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to improve women’s health across the life course by increasing the use of clinical preventive services. This will be accomplished by: Increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance; Raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services; and Supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services. These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women¿s health care providers who will: Develop and implement strategies to assist uninsured women in obtaining health insurance coverage; Develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services; and Provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services. Click here for more information.

Studies Program on Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: July 21, 2014

OJJDP is seeking applications for funding under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Studies
Program on Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice. This program will sponsor small studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about the extent and impact of ethnic disparities effecting Hispanic/Latino youth’s contact with the juvenile justice system that includes arrests, referrals to court, diversion, charges filed, placement in secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails and lockups, findings of delinquency, placement in secure juvenile correctional facilities, probation, and transfers to the adult criminal justice system. Click here for more information.

Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination (AHRQ)
Deadline: October 17, 2014

As part of AHRQ’s PCOR dissemination efforts, this AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Centers of Excellence to identify, classify, track, and compare healthcare delivery systems ranging from integrated delivery systems to Accountable Care Organizations across the U.S. to help improve the speed of adoption and diffusion of CER-recommended practices through systems. Click herefor more information.

The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (NIH)

Deadline: December 3, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from clinical investigators to participate in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN).NIDA intends to expand its research to develop and test interventions for the management of the wide spectrum of substance use disorders (SUD) with input from and collaboration with clinical research investigators, healthcare providers, patients and relevant stakeholders. Click here for more information.

International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIH)
Deadline: September 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for the purpose of fostering international collaborations between alcohol research investigators within the United States and investigators located at non-United States laboratories and performance sites for the mutual advancement of our understanding of alcohol problems and of clinical and public health approaches to their solutions. The program is intended to provide funds for research activities to be undertaken jointly between the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratory that expands the research direction of both the U.S. and non-U.S. laboratories in a collaborative manner. Click here for more information.

EMDR Research Foundation Research Grant Awards

Deadline: September 1, 2014

To celebrate 25 years of EMDR therapy research, the EMDR Research Foundation is offering at least one $25000 Research Grant Award. The EMDR Research Foundation priorities are: 1) advancing evidence based practice: increase the availability of quality EMDR research in areas where more evidence is needed; 2) addressing the global burden of trauma: investigate the use of EMDR in natural or man-made disaster responses, by determining the effectiveness of the following protocols: early intervention protocols, the child or adult group protocols, or the use of EMDR standard protocols in disaster response; 3) building clinical evidence: There are a number of areas where EMDR therapy is being used, clinical observations are positive, and there are some research indicators of success. However, more research is needed to build a body of literature in these populations or diagnostic categories. Click here for more information.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Massachusetts Grant Program – Fostering Effective Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Deadline: July 9, 2014

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is pleased to launch a new one-year grant initiative, Fostering Effective Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care in Massachusetts for program support, and in-depth assessment and documentation of successes, obstacles, best practices and opportunities for improvement among experienced integration programs. Click here for more information. 

Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program (CMMS)

Deadline: July 21, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist researchers in conducting health services research for 2014. The purpose of the Hispanic grant program is to implement Hispanic health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The grant program is designed to: 1) encourage health services and health disparities researchers to pursue research issues which impact Hispanic Medicare, Medicaid, and Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) health services issues, 2) conduct outreach activities to apprise Hispanic researchers of funding availability to conduct research-related issues affecting Hispanic communities to expand the pool of applicants applying for such grants, 3) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its beneficiaries, 4) support extramural research in health care capa city development activities for the Hispanic communities, 5) promote research that will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services issues pertaining to Hispanics, and 6) foster a network for communication and collaboration regarding Hispanic health care issues. Click here for more information.  

Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination (AHRQ)

Deadline: October 17, 2014

As part of AHRQ’s PCOR dissemination efforts, this AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Centers of Excellence to identify, classify, track, and compare healthcare delivery systems ranging from integrated delivery systems to Accountable Care Organizations across the U.S. to help improve the speed of adoption and diffusion of CER-recommended practices through systems. Click herefor more information.

Outstanding Investigator Award (NIH)

Deadline: Jaunary 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for the Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) in any area of cancer research. The objective of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) is to provide long-term support to experienced investigators with outstanding records of cancer research productivity who propose to conduct exceptional research. The OIA is intended to allow investigators the opportunity to take greater risks, be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry, or take the time to develop new techniques. The OIA would allow an Institution to submit an application nominating an established Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) for a 7-year grant. It is expected that the OIA would provide extended funding stability and encourage investigators to embark on projects of unusual potential in cancer research. The research projects should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that may lead to a breakthrough that will advance biomedical, behavioral, or clinical cancer research. Click here for more information.   

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (NIH)

Deadline: February 27, 2015

The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators will refine and test an intervention or evaluate outcomes of an existing program or policy intended to reduce health disparities and inequalities. Community engagement and other partnerships are essential for the holistic, multilevel approaches required by this FOA. This research is intended to lead to identification, validation, dissemination and implementation of effective approaches to prevent disease or facilitate treatments, helping to reduce and ultimately eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in children. Click here for more information.

Studies Program on Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice (DOJ)

Deadline: July 21, 2014

OJJDP is seeking applications for funding under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Studies Program on Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice. This program will sponsor small studies and/or secondary analyses of existing data to provide objective, independent knowledge about the extent and impact of ethnic disparities effecting Hispanic/Latino youth’s contact with the juvenile justice system that includes arrests, referrals to court, diversion, charges filed, placement in secure juvenile detention facilities and adult jails and lockups, findings of delinquency, placement in secure juvenile correctional facilities, probation, and transfers to the adult criminal justice system. Click here for more information.

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
Deadline: August 24, 2017

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral diseases, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic diseases, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, oral disease, or HIV-infection. The intervention program should be designed so that it could be sustained within the entire community within existing resources, and, if successful, disseminated in other Native American communities. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. Click here for more information.

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Deadline: August 1, 2014

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Reducing Inequality Research Grant

Deadline: August 5, 2014

The Foundation supports high-quality research that enhances our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development. Clickhere for more information.

2015 Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS) (DOJ)

Deadline: June 24, 2014

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is pleased to announce that it is seeking an applicant to conduct a new data collection focused on the activities, roles, and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies and personnel who have responsibilities for interacting with and working in K-12 public schools. The tasks will require instrument design, a field test of that design, and a data collection that includes a nationally represented sample of law enforcement personnel working in schools. Clickhere for more information.

Research Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities (NIH)
Deadline: August 4, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research that addresses disparities in aging and health, including preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies. Click here for more information.

NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (NIH)
Deadline: October 24, 2016

The NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH.This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders. Click here for more information.

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

Deadline: Open

The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is pleased to announce a funding opportunity in support of projects that proactively address the problems faced by homeless individuals. To honor the legacy of William G. McGowan who believed that every person has the potential to achieve if provided opportunities, the McGowan Fund is supporting initiatives that seek to correct circumstances contributing to and eradicate the condition of homelessness in the long term. Click here for more information.

A Best Practices White Paper Specific to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Juvenile Offenders in Corrections (DOJ)

Deadline: June 30, 2014

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin no later than August 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the development of a white paper specific to recommended best practices in the safe and respectful management of the LGBTI juvenile offender population both in custody and on community supervision. Activities associated with this project include, but are not limited to, the convening of a subject matter expert meeting, the review of current literature and research, and interviews with staff and offenders, including within focus groups. Click here for more information.  

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (NIH)
Deadline: December 3, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers using the P60 mechanism that must include an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education, related to the overall goal of the center. The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.These topics include, but are not limited to: the nature, etiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of alcohol use disorders and their biomedical, psychosocial, and economic consequences across the lifespan. Click here for more information.

Columbia University HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP)

Deadline: July 31, 2014

HISTP is an NIMH-funded multidisciplinary training program that seeks to develop and
facilitate the growth of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting HIV-related dissemination and implementation research. Click here for more information.

HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (OASH)

Deadline: June 9, 2014

The mission of the OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs to eliminate health disparities. The OMH serves as the focal point in the HHS for leadership, policy development and coordination, service demonstrations, information exchange, coalition and partnership building, and related efforts to address the health needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Consistent with the goals of the Presidents National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the AIMM Initiative employs an evidence-based disease management and preventive health programs and support services that targets young racial and ethnic MSM and young minority males living with HIV/AIDS or at high-risk for HIV infections to increase access to care and reduce health disparities. The AIMM aligns with the goals of the NHAS to: Reduce new HIV infections; Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV; Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities; and Achieve a more coordinated National response to the HIV epidemic. Click here for more information.  

National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice: Improving the Justice System by Enhancing Procedural Justice, Reducing Bias, and Supporting Racial Reconciliation (DOJ)

Deadline: June 18, 2014

The Department of Justice, through its components the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS), the Office on Violence against Women (OVW), and the Community Relations Service (CRS), is seeking applications for funding under this National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice grant announcement. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance procedural justice, reduce bias, and support racial reconciliation. This initiative furthers the Department’s mission to ensure public safety and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Click here for more information.

Supported Decision Making (Administration for Community Living)

Deadline: July 2, 2014

The mission of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. To further this mission, the agency is seeking to fund one project related to supported decision-making . The purpose of the project is to create a training and technical assistance/resource center on supported decision making. The Center will collect and disseminate materials on supported decision-making, including the experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in making informed decisions with the use of supports. Click here for more information.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) (CDC)

Deadline: July 22, 2014

This 3-year initiative will award funds to create healthier communities by strengthening existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based population-based PSE improvement strategies in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors, and supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of these strategies. This FOA will also support effective implementation of existing PSE improvements and offers the opportunity for communities to take comprehensive action to address risk factors contributing to the most common and debilitating chronic conditions. The intent of REACH is to also build an evidence base that supports community centered approaches to reducing or eliminating health disparities. Applicants will provide compelling data to support the priority population selected; that data should be accompanied by justification for selection of the intervention(s) that will improve population health. Applicants should plan a strong evaluation of proposed activities and strategies. This will contribute to an increased understanding of how racial and ethnic minority communities and their partners can effectively reduce or eliminate health disparities, and achieve health equity. Click herefor more information.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) (CDC)
Deadline: July 22, 2014

This 3-year initiative will award funds to create healthier communities by strengthening existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based population-based PSE improvement strategies in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors, and supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of these strategies. This FOA will also support effective implementation of existing PSE improvements and offers the opportunity for communities to take comprehensive action to address risk factors contributing to the most common and debilitating chronic conditions. The intent of REACH is to also build an evidence base that supports community centered approaches to reducing or eliminating health disparities. Click here for more information.

Grants to Address Trafficking within the Child Welfare Population (ACF)
Deadline: July 22, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for 60 month projects that will address trafficking within the child welfare population by implementing existing recommendations to prevent, identify, and serve victims of trafficking. This funding is designed to continue the development of child welfare systems’ response to trafficking through infrastructure building, and to create an evidence base of effective interventions and practices that promote better outcomes for children involved in the child welfare system. Click here for more information.

Exploratory Studies of Smoking Cessation Interventions for People with Schizophrenia (NIH)
Deadline: April 17, 2017

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for grant applications to generate and conduct preliminary tests of targeted smoking cessation treatments for individuals with schizophrenia. Smokers with schizophrenia who have co-occurring alcohol and/or substance abuse disorders are also a population of interest. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Services and Systems Research

Deadline: July 23, 2014

This solicitation aims to expand the evidence for administrative and policy mechanisms that improve quality, efficiency and value in public health delivery. Studies funded through this solicitation will focus on multidisciplinary research that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services and the subsequent impact on population health outcomes. Click here for more information.

Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network (HRSA)

Deadline: June 30, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network.  Support is available, in the form of a cooperative agreement, from the Health Resources and Services Administration¿s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).  The purpose of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement National Learning Network (the Network) is to coordinate the development and testing of an evidence-informed strategic framework that can inform statewide health care systems transformation.  This new knowledge will guide systems change to more efficiently and effectively respond to the oral health needs of pregnant women and infants most at risk. Click here for more information.

Investigator-Initiated Research on Risk Assessment (DOJ)
Deadline: June 30, 2014

This solicitation seeks applications for research studies on the implementation and impact of risk assessment in the juvenile justice system. OJJDP works with communities across the country to divert youth who pose low public safety and recidivism risk from the juvenile justice system and to provide youth in the system with appropriate and effective interventions and services. A better understanding of risk assessment tools’ effectiveness and how those tools are best used across the juvenile justice system is the foundation to better identifying the risks and needs of youth and effectively intervening with the youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. Understanding how risk assessments can be used to promote diversion and community-based alternatives, when appropriate, is of particular interest to OJJDP. Click here for more information.

Multiple Approaches to Increase Awareness and Support among Young Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer (CDC)

Deadline: July 1, 2014

The purpose of the proposed program is to increase the availability of health information and support services for young breast cancer survivors (YBCS) and their families by supporting organizations and entities that serve the target population. Activities funded under this FOA are intended to: 1) support the development and implementation of strategic and integrated multi-media health education and awareness campaigns aimed at addressing the health information needs of YBCS, including but not limited to family history and genetic risks, psychosocial health and support, reproductive health and fertility, family support, and other evidence based preventive life style behaviors (e.g., maintaining a healthy weight, reducing tobacco use, reducing excessive alcohol use); and 2) enhance existing structured support services that address issues faced by YBCS at initial diagnosis, treatment, and post treatment (e.g., case management/patient navigation, psychosocial support services). Click here for more information.

Child Development Research Fellowship Program (ACF)
Deadline: July 14, 2014

ACF is funding a cooperative agreement to sponsor the Child Development Research Fellowship that will allow child development professionals from the academic community the opportunity to actively participate in policy-relevant research activities associated with Administration for Children and Families (ACF) programs. The goal of the fellowship program is to expose researchers to a policy environment and thereby to expand and enrich the field’s capacity for policy-relevant research. Fellows will be able to work on-site in the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of ACF, or other offices engaged in research on low income children and families. Click here for more information.

Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets (ACF)

Deadline: July 16, 2014

The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plan to solicit applications for Secondary Analysis of Strengthening Families Data grants. The cooperative agreements will fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) datasets. Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents and promote economic stability. Click here for more information.

Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders (NIH)
Deadline: February 18, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support confirmatory efficacy testing of non-pharmacological therapeutic and preventive interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach. Under this FOA, trials must be designed so that results, whether positive or negative, will provide information of high scientific utility and will support go/no-go decisions about further development or effectiveness testing of a targeted, scaled-up intervention. Intervention studies include, but are not limited to behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal approaches, or a combination thereof. Click here for more information.

Long-Term Retention in Care for U.S. Substance Using Populations (NIH)
Deadline: May 7, 2017

Until there is a cure, people living with HIV (PLWH) will have to be retained in care throughout their lives. Therefore, the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research on long-term retention in care leading to sustained viral suppression among substance abusers. Click here for more information.

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation Research Grants

Deadline: July 14, 2014

NIHCM Foundation is making available up to $250,000 to support investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system by reducing health spending growth, enhancing quality, and/or expanding access to health insurance and health care services. Projects must advance existing knowledge in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Click here for more information.

Youth Empowerment Program II (YEPII) (OASH)

Deadline: June 13, 2014

The YEP II focuses on the risk behaviors of at-risk minority male youth at critical stages in their lives, and improving long-term outcomes to increase the quality of their lives. Projects should address one or more of the following focus areas:1) minority male youth violence (including gang violence);2) teen pregnancy prevention education as it relates to males;3) career preparation training that is appropriate for at-risk minority male youth; and4) mentoring support services (education and/or college preparation). Click here for more information.

Diversity Leadership Institute (ACL)

Deadline: June 19, 2014

As the ethnic and racial diversity of the population in the United States (U.S.) has increased, so has the number of individuals with disabilities. By 2050, there will be no ethnic majority in the U.S. and to ensure that the unprecedented growth of diverse communities, including people with disabilities, yields future prosperity, an inclusive training, staffing and technical assistance agenda that truly reflects our nation’s rich diversity is essential. Achieving cultural and linguistic competence and enhancing diversity requires strong and informed leadership to spur the necessary changes within systems, organizations, policies, and practice. Without committed and effective leadership, these efforts typically stall. There is a need for leaders with the energy, knowledge, and skills to guide the difficult work of advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence within programs concerned with developmental disabilities. The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) plans to award funding for one organization to design a Diversity Leadership Institute to respond to this need and offer interactive forums and multiple modalities (face-to-face and web-based) to explore the unique role of those who currently lead or are interested in leading cultural and linguistic competence and diversity efforts within their setting. Click here for more information.

NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH)

Deadline: August 28, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Projects may involve primary data collection or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Projects that examine understudied health conditions; examine the effectiveness of interventions, services, or policies for multiple health disparity populations; and/or directly measure the impact of project activities on levels of health disparities are particularly encouraged. Click here for more information.  

The Foundation for Alcohol Research Behavioral and Social Sciences Grant Program

Deadline: February 15, 2015

The Foundation accepts applications for grants to conduct research on the effects of alcohol consumption on health and behavior. The following areas are of greater interest: Studies on how particular patterns of consumption (quantity of alcohol consumed, types of alcoholic beverages consumed, frequency of consumption and context) are related to health and behavioral outcomes; and Interdisciplinary, bio-informatics, and other approaches to elucidate genetic and environmental factors that influence the patterns of consumption of alcoholic beverages and related consequences. Click here for more information.

Bridging the Word Gap Research Network (HRSA)

Deadline: July 7, 2014

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support the creation of an interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the “word gap”, the gap in exposure to language among children from low-income families, as compared to children from higher-income families.  The research network will foster scientific collaboration, with a focus on research designed to develop and test interventions to improve early language exposure, vocabulary acquisition, and language development for children from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. Click here for more information.  

HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men (AIMM) (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health)
Deadline: July 9, 2014

The mission of the OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs to eliminate health disparities. The OMH serves as the focal point in the HHS for leadership, policy development and coordination, service demonstrations, information exchange, coalition and partnership building, and related efforts to address the health needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Consistent with the goals of the Presidents National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the AIMM Initiative employs an evidence-based disease management and preventive health programs and support services that targets young racial and ethnic MSM and young minority males living with HIV/AIDS or at high-risk for HIV infections to increase access to care and reduce health disparities. The AIMM aligns with the goals of the NHAS to: Reduce new HIV infections; Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV; Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities; and Achieve a more coordinated National response to the HIV epidemic. Click here for more information.  

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities
Deadline: July 29, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Click here for more information.  

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders (NIH)

Deadline: August 26, 2016

The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate and foster research to (1) identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (2) understand how environmental factors impact the underlying biologic processes implicated in ASD. A range of approaches are being encouraged by this FOA, from basic mechanistic studies using in vitro and in vivo model systems to studies that add new data collection activities and/or make use of extant data or biospecimens in existing human studies. Studies that address hypotheses related to the joint contribution of genes and environment are of particular interest. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from the research supported by this FOA will be used to inform public health prevention and intervention strategies. Click here for more information.

The Donaghue Foundation – Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities

Deadline: May 12, 2014

Another Looks provides funding for health-related research projects that can improve the quality of care and the quality of life for the elderly population in nursing homes or other care facilities. Specifically, this program invites researchers to address a particular problem affecting the elderly in care facilities with data that already exist. New data collection will not be allowed in this program. Click  here for more information.

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health:Improving Maternal Health and Safety (HRSA)

Deadline: June 16, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health: Improving Maternal Health and Safety.  The goal of this initiative is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality and their associated adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth, low birth weight and infant mortality) through efforts engaging provider organizations, state public health leaders, payers, hospital associations, regulatory bodies, consumer groups, and other key organizations. The outcome of this activity will be to improve maternal health on the national level through saving approximately 100,000 women from maternal mortality and/or preventable severe morbidities over the four-year project period. Click here for more information.

Epidemiology and Prevention in Alcohol Research (NIH)

Deadline: September 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking, alcohol-related harms, and alcohol use disorders. Click here for more information.

2014 Campus Suicide Prevention Grant (SAMHSA)

Deadline: May 27, 2014

The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. This program is designed to assist colleges and universities build a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. Click here for more information.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professional (HRSA)

Deadline: June 3, 2014

In support of the White House’s Now is the Time initiative, the grant program aims to expand the mental health and substance abuse (jointly referred to as behavioral health throughout the funding opportunity announcement) workforce serving children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder. Grantees will be expected to expand the behavioral health workforce by supporting pre-degree clinical internships and field placements for students at accredited master’s-level schools and programs of social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, and professional counseling that require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health; as well as, supporting doctoral-level health service psychology internship programs (including health services psychology, clinical psychology and counseling psychology) and/or doctoral-level health service psychology schools and programs.  All internships and field placements need to focus on working with at-risk children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth, and involve experiential training that offers participation in established interprofessional and integrated teams. Click here for more information.

Research and Evaluation on Firearms and Violence (DOJ)
Deadline: June 3, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications funding for research and evaluation on firearms and violence. This program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. Click here for more information. 

Fellowships for University-Based Doctoral Candidates and Faculty for Research in Child Maltreatment (ACF)  Deadline: June 9, 2014

This 24-month fellowship program is designed to identify, develop, and empower a new generation of scholars who will use their research to generate new knowledge in child maltreatment and will pursue careers in child abuse and neglect research and evaluation. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will provide funds for fellowships in blocks to eligible institutions to support doctoral candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of child maltreatment, and faculty who will conduct research on critical issues in child abuse prevention and treatment and provide mentorship to the emerging scholars. Each block must consist of one faculty member and up to two students. These fellowships serve to help cultivate the academic infrastructure and support the growth of university-based research capacities. The Children’s Bureau will fund proposals that utilize multi-method research designs for: economic evaluations of interventions to improve outcomes of children and families in or at risk of entering the child welfare system; studies that examine the relationship between neglect and poverty; studies that examine resiliency and protective factors for children experiencing or at-risk of child maltreatment; and secondary research on existing datasets. Doctoral candidates concentrating on child maltreatment issues in the fields of social work, social science, public health, medicine, and economics are the target of this support. Click here for more information.  

Methodological Research to Support NIJ’s Program of Research Examining Violence and Victimization of American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) Youth (NIJ)

Deadline: June 17, 2014

In partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NIJ seeks proposals for research that will provide prevalence data and research detailing the occurrence and forms of victimization experienced by American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) youth living in or near tribal communities. In particular, NIJ seeks proposals to develop and test optimum data collection procedures for self-report data on violence and victimization experienced by AI and AN youth living in tribal communities or settings. The focus of the work under this solicitation is to develop, implement, and pilot test a survey and methods for providing estimates of victimization, and to determine the feasibility of using these procedures in tribal communities and settings. Click here for more information.

mHealth Tools for Underserved Populations with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2017

The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patientprovider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in Smartphone technologies, it is now possible – and affordable – to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database. These mHealth tools, therefore, may facilitate more timely and effective patient-provider communication through education communication around goal setting, treatment reminders, feedback on patient progress and may improve health outcomes. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies. There is also an interest in studying mHealth technologies in underserved populations. Click here for more information.

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (NIH)
Deadline: May 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media. Topics to be addressed in this announcement include: effective, sustainable processes for influencing young people to make healthy behavior choices; identification of the appropriate stage of influence for learning sustainable lifelong health behaviors; the role of technology and new media in promoting healthy behavior; identification of factors that support healthy behavior development in vulnerable populations, identification of barriers to healthy behaviors; and, identification of mechanisms and mediators that are common to the development of a range of habitual health behaviors. Given the many factors involved in developing sustainable health behaviors, applications from multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. Click herefor more information.

Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program

Deadline: Early May, 2014

The FCD Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy- and practice-relevant research on the development and learning needs of the nation’s young children growing up under conditions of poverty and low-income.  FCD believes that early learning is a solid first step towards lifelong development and that promoting research in this area, conducted in a holistic and culturally sensitive manner, will help address the disparities in children’s outcomes. Click here for more information.

Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (NIH)

Deadline: October 3, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research grant applications designed to develop innovative ways of understanding mental disorders in clinical studies on the basis of experimental research criteria rather than traditional diagnostic categories. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications to study mechanisms that may cut across multiple traditional diagnostic categories. Click here for more information.

Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to appeal to a broad audience of alcohol and HIV/AIDS researchers, including alcohol researchers with no prior experience in HIV/AIDS research but with a keen appreciation for the relationship between problem drinking and HIV/AIDS and a strong interest in acquiring such experience; HIV/AIDS researchers with no prior alcohol research experience who realize the importance of more intensive alcohol interventions to improving clinical outcomes among HIV-infected individuals; and those with prior research experience in the area of co-occurring HIV/AIDS and alcohol and other substance abuse. The primary objectives for this announcement are to increase research: 1) to characterize the relative importance of reducing alcohol misuse in the prevention of acquisition and transmission of HIV in order to identify and apply appropriate alcohol and HIV interventions as public health measures; 2) to more fully understand and prevent the progression of HIV disease in the presence of continued alcohol exposure; and 3) to develop operational research frameworks for addressing the occurrence and persistence of infections in high-risk populations (e.g. minority women, young gay men, etc.), and translate findings into effective, culturally appropriate preventive and treatment interventions for these targeted populations. Click here for more information.

Structural Interventions, Alcohol Use, and Risk of HIV/AIDS (NIH)
Deadline: May 7, 2016

This FOA encourages R01 research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the effectiveness of structural interventions aimed at reducing the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission by changing the environment of alcohol use. Although a variety of structural and environmental interventions have been employed successfully to reduce other drinking-related problems, similar research extending into the realm of HIV/AIDS risk reduction is still in its developing stages. Click here for more information.

Maximizing the Affordable Care Act: Improving Recidivism and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population (DOJ)

Deadline: May 22, 2014

Because of the Medicaid expansion to childless adults and the subsidies to make private health insurance more affordable under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a significant portion of the justice-involved population will gain eligibility, for the first time, for Medicaid and/or private health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Justice-involved individuals are seven times as likely as the general population to experience mental illness, substance abuse disorders, infectious disease, and chronic health conditions, making reentry from jails and prison an especially critical juncture. For individuals reentering communities after incarceration, disruptions in medical care and treatment contribute to increased rates of reincarceration, increased drug use, and poor and costly health outcomes, including a 12-fold increase in the risk of death in the first 2 weeks after release. State and local criminal justice systems can play an important role in ensuring justice-involved populations receive assistance and support in applying for health coverage, which can help divert individuals from the criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and also provide a continuum of care for individuals preparing to reenter back into their communities. This solicitation seeks a national training and technical assistance provider to assist select state and local criminal justice systems in maximizing the opportunities for expanded health care coverage under the PPACA, as well as develop resources to assist the broader criminal justice field nationwide. As a result of improved coverage, state and local justice systems may experience considerable cost savings by utilizing expanded coverage options under Medicaid and the Marketplace. Click here for more information.    

Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (NIH)
Deadline: November 14, 2016

Avenir means future in French, and this award looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies. The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow’s leaders in the field. NIDA has developed two Avenir Award Programs, one for HIV/AIDS research and the other for genetics or epigenetics studies. The Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS will support creative individuals who wish to pursue innovative research at the nexus of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. The Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS will support research approaches for substance using populations with or at risk for HIV/AIDS that may lead to improved preventive interventions, improved therapies and/or long term retention in care, and ultimately, eradication of HIV. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization

Deadline: Rolling

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services. Click here for more information.

The Kresge Foundation Community Health Partnerships Grant Program: Innovative Approaches to Improve Community Health

Deadline: Ongoing

This program supports promising new practices that serve vulnerable populations by advancing prevention, improving access and integrating primary community and clinical care and looks for efforts that foster connections between the clinical health care and community health, integrating patient care with activity to recognize and “treat” the social and environmental factors that contribute to poor health. Click herefor more information.

The RIDGE Center for Targeted Studies Request for Proposals - Advancing Social Sciences-Based Research on Food Assistance and Nutrition Challenges in Rural America

Deadline: May 8, 2014

The purpose of the RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) Center for Targeted Studies is to invest in innovative social sciences-based research that explores the food and nutrition assistance challenges of rural people and places. The program is especially interested in a wide array of topics and issues. Proposals that focus on Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, and other racial/ethnic
populations, as well as children and low-wealth individuals/households, are strongly encouraged. Click here for more information.

National Science Foundation Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) Dear Colleague Letter

National Science Foundation’s interest in receipt of proposals that will enable a better understanding of the contributing factors, causes, and consequences of violence perpetrated by and against youth. This will advance the Foundation’s goal to provide scientific evidence in support of important social issues. The interest spans both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Research responsive to this Dear Colleague Letter would advance the basic theories and methods to improve our understanding of the contributors to youth violence and to its reduction. The Foundation is especially interested in research relating to destructive violence as opposed to harm as a regrettable byproduct of other experiences or activities (e.g., contact sports). NSF is interested in a wide range of approaches to investigating these issues. Proposals that investigate at the level of individual, family, school, community, and/or culture are encouraged. Click here for more information.

Reduce Hepatitis Infections by Treatment and Integrated Prevention Services (Hepatitis-TIPS) among Non-urban Young Persons Who Inject Drugs (CDC)

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The purpose and overarching goal of this cooperative agreement is to address the high prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection by developing and implementing an integrated approach for detection, prevention, care and treatment of Hepatitis C infection among young (18-30 year old), non-urban people who inject drugs (PWID). Awardees will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to enroll young non-urban PWID, collect epidemiological information, test for HCV infection and provide linkage to primary care services and prevention-based education. In addition to providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, awardees will provide testing for the presence of co-infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV. Rates of HCV infection or re-infection will be evaluated through follow-up assessment. Click here for more information.

Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications using the R01 award mechanism for translational research that moves evidence-based research findings toward the development of new interventions, programs, policies, practices, and tools that can be used by organizations in the community to help older adults remain healthy and independent, productively engaged, and living in their own homes and communities. The goal of this FOA is to support translational research involving collaborations between academic research centers and community-based organizations with expertise serving or engaging older adults (such as city and state health departments, city/town leadership councils, educational institutions, workplaces, Area Agencies on Aging, and organizations funded or assisted by the Corporation for National and Community Service) that will enhance our understanding of practical tools, techniques, programs and policies that communities across the nation can use to more effectively respond to needs of the aging population. Click here for more information.

Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Program Project on Behavioral Interactions and Intervention (NIH)

Deadline: April 15, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is limited to renewal applications for a program project grant to conduct cross-cutting research on alcohol and HIV/AIDS. Through this FOA, NIAAA seeks to encourage research that can be translated into interventions in order to reduce infection and transmission of HIV. This limited competition FOA solicits applications from current awardees of the Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Program Project on Behavioral Interactions and Intervention (P01). Click here for more information.

Global Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Promotion of Health (CDC)
Deadline: June 2, 2014

The purpose of this FOA is to promote health and prevent NCDs across the globe by supporting capacity building, surveillance and surveys, planning and monitoring, and activities that focus on the following key NCD conditions and risk factors such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, nutrition, reproductive health, and tobacco control. Click here for more information.

The Donaghue Foundation Grant – Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities

Deadline: May 12, 2014

This program provides funding for health-related research projects that can improve the quality of care and the quality of life for the elderly population in nursing homes or other care facilities. Specifically, this program invites researchers to address a particular problem affecting the elderly in care facilities with data that already exists. Click here for more information.

MCH Autism Intervention Research Program(NIH)

Deadline: May 12, 2014

This program supports applied empirical research studies to advance the evidence base on the effectiveness of interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD) and to advance best practices for the screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities at an earlier age. Applicants are encouraged to propose research studies that address the unique and unaddressed needs of underserved populations, by considering ethnic/racial, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, literacy and geographic (e.g., rural/urban) diversity of individuals for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions or for whom disparities in identification of ASD exist with limited understanding of the reasons for these disparities and evidence-based ways to close these gaps. Click here for more information.  

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program

Deadline: March 28, 2014

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program – originally known as the Summer Institute on Aging Research – offers junior faculty an opportunity to be exposed to the NIH and the NIA. The program offers technical instruction on how to write a grant and succeed in a research career and scholars interested in aging biology, neuroscience, behavioral and social science, and geriatrics and clinical gerontology have participated. Click here for more information.

Youth Violence: Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental Basic Research (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is interested in receiving proposals that will enable a better understanding of the contributing factors, causes, and consequences of violence perpetrated by and against youth. The NSF seeks proposals that would advance the basic theories and methods to improve our understanding of the contributors to youth violence and to its reduction. The Foundation is especially interested in research relating to destructive violence as opposed to harm as a regrettable byproduct of other experiences or activities (e.g., contact sports). NSF is interested in a wide range of approaches to investigating these issues. Proposals that investigate at the level of individual, family, school, community, and/or culture are encouraged. Click here for more information.

Obesity Society Early-Career Research Grants

Deadline: March 31, 2014

This program (formerly, New Investigator Research Grants) is offered by The Obesity Society (TOS), as a member service, to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The program targets junior-level investigators and post-doctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research 2014-2015 Small Grants Program

Deadline: April 18, 2014

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) seeks to stimulate innovative research related to federal food assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) and the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program, and to support training of researchers interested in food assistance issues. Click here for more information.

Children, Youth, and Families At Risk (CYFAR) – Sustainable Community Projects (USDA)

Deadline: April 11, 2014

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. Click here for more information.  

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Using Populations with or at Risk for HCV (NIH)
Deadline: May 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement outlines priority areas for high impact clinical and basic research for at-risk substance using populations, including those infected with or at risk for HIV. In particular, this FOA encourages research focused on prevention and treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) to reduce new infections and identify and treat existing infections more effectively. Click here for more information.

Russell Sage Foundation - Intergenerational Mobility in the United States:
Obtaining New Insights from Population-Based Statistics

Deadline: March 28, 2014

The Russell Sage Foundation, the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences, seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of intergenerational mobility in the U.S. by using recently released statistics on mobility from the Equality of Opportunity Project. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Reducing Health Care Disparities through Payment and Delivery System Reform

Deadline: April 18, 2014

This call for proposals will fund up to three implementations of paired health care payment and delivery system changes that incorporate a focus on reducing disparities in care and/or outcomes.The goal of this call for proposals is to develop evidence that payment and delivery system reform designs that attempt to manage extrinsic and intrinsic incentives for overall quality and efficiency, while also explicitly attempting to reduce health care disparities, can produce positive results for each goal. Click here for more information.

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime (NIJ)

Deadline: May 12, 2014

NIJ seeks applications for the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime FY 2014. The Fellowship program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of criminal justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United States. Click here for more information.  

Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research (NIH)

Deadline: May 26, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research. The institute seeks teams of researchers working at different levels of analysis and employing integrative, novel, and creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions with the primary objective of: (a) advancing the state of the science in brain and behavior research that will ultimately provide the foundation for understanding mental disorders; (b) supporting the integration and translation of basic and clinical neuroscience research on severe mental illnesses; and/or (c) advancing our understanding of the neurobehavioral developmental mechanisms and trajectories of psychopathology that begin in childhood and adolescence. The Conte Centers program is intended to support interdisciplinary basic and/or translational research demonstrating an extraordinary level of synergy, integration, and potential for advancing the state of the field. This program is intended only for projects that could not be achieved using other, more standard grant mechanisms. The Conte Centers program also provides an opportunity to establish interdisciplinary basic and/or translational research experiences for individuals in training. Click here for more information. 

Advancing Structural Level Interventions Through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants. Click here for more information.

Targeted Basic Behavioral and Social Science and Intervention Development for HIV Prevention and Care (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2017

The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a global outline of areas for innovative, targeted basic behavioral and social science research and intervention development research to reduce the number of new HIV infections and improve the overall health of those living with HIV and encourage research grant applications in these areas. This FOA encourages research designed to (a) conduct basic behavioral and social science research that is needed to advance the development of HIV prevention and care interventions, (b) translate and operationalize the findings from these basic studies to develop interventions and assess their feasibility and (c) conduct tests of the efficacy of HIV prevention and care interventions. Clickhere for more information.

Improving Delivery of HIV Prevention and Treatment through Implementation Science and Translational Research (NIH)
Deadline: January 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research designed to increase the public health impact of efficacious HIV/AIDS-related interventions for prevention and treatment. To maximize the public health impact of available interventions, significant progress is needed to advance science designed to get interventions to the men, women, and children who need them. The goals of this scientific agenda are to learn how best to deliver interventions more efficiently and effectively in real-world communities and clinics, to more readily transfer interventions from one setting or population to another, and to make better-informed choices for combination intervention packages. Click here for more information.

Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (NIH)
Deadline: May 7, 2017

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to use a common conceptual model to develop behavioral interventions to modify health behaviors and improve health outcomes in patients with comorbid chronic diseases and health conditions. Specifically, this FOA will support research in primary care that uses a multi-disease care management approach to behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve patient-level health outcomes for individuals with three or more chronic health conditions. The proposed approach must modify behaviors using a common approach rather than administering a distinct intervention for each targeted behavior and/or condition. Diseases and health conditions can include, but are not limited to: mental health disorders (e.g., depression), diabetes, smoking, obesity, chronic pain, alcohol and substance abuse and dependence, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cancer and hypertension. Clickhere for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Reducing Inequality Program

Deadline: May 6, 2014

The Foundation supports high-quality research that enhances our understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development. Clickhere for more information.

Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARs) (CDC)

Deadline: April 10, 2014

The purpose of the program is to announce the availability of fiscal year 2014 funds for project grant applications to support local implementation of community engagement methods (e.g. community-based participatory research) to achieve health equity, identification and implementation of systems and environmental change strategies that promote sexual health and support healthy behaviors, facilitate community-clinical linkages to build support for interventions to prevent and reduce STI disparities, enhance and sustain partnerships, support communication strategies that promote STD program successes and leverage additional resources for STI, HIV, viral hepatitis control and prevention, and evaluate the efficacy of this intervention approach. Clickhere for more information.

Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions (NIH)

Deadline: April 21, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications that will advance knowledge of the effective implementation and comparative effectiveness of alcohol-focused interventions among HIV+ individuals. The FOA is divided into two major topics: 1) comparative effectiveness (and cost effectiveness) research focused on understanding factors related to patient reduction of alcohol use and consequent sustained engagement in appropriate alcohol and HIV care; and 2) modeling and testing alternative approaches to the implementation of effective interventions to reduce HIV disease transmission and progression in a variety of settings. Applicants may submit an application focusing on one of these topics. Click here for more information. 

Social and Economic Development Strategies – SEDS (ACF)

Deadline: May 15, 2014

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for community-based projects under the ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Native American families, including the preservation of Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Native American communities. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. Click here for more information.

NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (NIH)
Deadline: July 29, 2016

The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. The term avant-garde is used to describe highly innovative approaches that have the potential to be transformative. The proposed research should reflect approaches and ideas that are substantially different from those already being pursued by the investigator or others. The NIDA Avant-Garde award supports innovative, basic research that may lead to improved preventive interventions or therapies; creative, new strategies to prevent disease transmission; novel approaches to improve disease outcomes; and creative approaches to eradicating HIV or improving the lives of those living with HIV. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Impact Project

Deadline: April 2, 2014

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew), promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs. This call for proposals (CFP) supports two types of initiatives: 1) HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs to date; and 2) HIA program grants that enable organizations with previous HIA experience to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate HIAs and related approaches in policy-making at the local, state, or tribal level. Click here for more information.

Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (NSF)

Deadline: March 3, 2014

As part of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR areas of research.  Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research.  Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes–but is not necessarily limited to–the SBE or EHR areas of research. Click here for more information. 

National Rural Health Policy and Community Development Program (HRSA)

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The purpose of the program is to develop and maintain projects that will help support rural communities through a broad range of activities in 14 key areas. Click here for more information.

Availability of Funds for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Research and Demonstration Programs (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health)

Deadline: April 24, 2014

The purpose of this announcement is to work with communities with high teen pregnancy rates to develop innovative strategies for preventing teen pregnancy in populations/areas with demonstrated need. These could include high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations, and/or youth residing in areas with high birth or teen pregnancy rates. The successful applicant is expected to bring together a team in each selected community made up of representatives from various sectors to develop a strategy or prevention framework to address teen pregnancy prevention in their individual community. Click here for more information.  

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (NIH)
Deadline: July 31, 2014

This FOA will support highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and will complement the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS research. The Avant-Garde award supports individuals who conduct high-risk, high-reward research and does not require a detailed research plan. Applications submitted under this FOA are expected to have a detailed research plan and preliminary data. This FOA focuses on innovative research projects that have the potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers. The nexus with substance abuse should be clearly described. This FOA is open to both individual researchers and research teams and is not limited to any one area of research on HIV and substance use. Click here for more information.

RGK Foundation Community and Health/Medicine Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children and programs that promote access to health services. Click here for more information.

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (NIH)
Deadline: May 15, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. NA populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, and HIV-infection. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness or HIV-infection. Click here for more information.

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development (Agency for International Development)

Deadline: March 27, 2014

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) have joined together to launch the fourth round of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. Together, we call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of childbirth. Click here for more information.

Women & Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (NIH)
Deadline: May 25, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance research on male-females differences in drug and alcohol abuse and addiction and on factors specific to women. Both human and animal model studies are sought. Click here for more information.

Juvenile Protective Factors and Their Effects on Aging (NIH)

Deadline: June 16, 2014

The purpose of this FOA is to invite pilot/feasibility projects on: 1) descriptive studies to identify putative juvenile protective factors, 2) experimental studies to test hypotheses about their effects on aging and 3) translational studies to explore the potential risks and benefits of maintaining or modulating the level of juvenile protective factors in adult life. Click here for more information.

Healthy Communities, Tobacco Control, Diabetes Prevention and Control, and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (CDC)

Deadline: February 28, 2014

The purpose of the program is to reduce the morbidity and premature mortality associated with chronic diseases and to eliminate associated health disparities by supporting capacity building, program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and surveillance for chronic disease conditions and chronic disease-related risk factors. This program addresses the Healthy People 2010 focus areas of Diabetes, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Public Health Infrastructure – Data and Information Systems, and Tobacco Use. This program also addresses the CDC goal of “Healthy People in Every Stage of Life” and “Healthy People in Healthy Places”. Click here for more information.

Drug-Free Communities Program (SAMHSA)

Deadline: March 24, 2014

The DFC Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20). The DFC Support Program has two goals: 1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth*. 2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Click here for more information.  

Beyond HAART: Innovative Approaches to Cure HIV-1 (NIH)
Deadline: July 28, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations to participate in the “Beyond HAART: Innovative Approaches to Cure HIV-1″ initiative. The purpose of this FOA is to encourage investigators to work together on innovative approaches to eliminate HIV-1 and leverage the expertise and resources of the participating Institutes. Research topics of interest are as follows: cell therapies, including those based on hematopoietic stem cells; novel gene therapy approaches; and the development and delivery of non-traditional antiviral strategies (e.g. miRNAs, siRNAs, gene-editing enzymes). Applications are expected to include basic science/preclinical research as well as translational activities such as test-of-concept studies in animal models or humans. Applications must be designed as collaborative efforts between academia and the private sector. Click here for more information.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE): Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

Deadline: February 13, 2014

State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) is a RWJF national program that supports rigorous research on issues surrounding state health reform. Click here for more information.  

Spencer Foundation The New Civics Initiative

Deadline: February 6, 2014

The New Civics initiative invites research proposals that ask critical questions about how education can more effectively contribute to the civic development of young people. As a start, we ask what experiences, environments, and contexts help young people, from all walks of life, develop the habits, skills, understandings, and dispositions that encourage informed participation in civic affairs. Click here for more information.  

Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction (NIH)

Deadline: March 25, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a trans-NIH initiative known as Collaborative Research on Addiction (CRAN). The goal of this FOA is to inspire and support research projects investigating the role of social media in risk behaviors associated with the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (hereafter referred to as “ATOD”) and projects using social media to ameliorate such behaviors. Each research project proposed in response to this FOA must be focused on one of the two distinct areas: 1) observational research using social media interactions as surveillance tools to aid in the understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, attitudes, and behaviors associated with ATOD use and addiction, or 2) intervention research measuring the reach, engagement, and behavioral and health impact of social media-based interventions for the screening, prevention, and treatment, of ATOD use and addiction. Click here for more information.  

Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets (OPRE)
Deadline: May 14, 2014

The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plan to solicit applications for Secondary Analysis of Strengthening Families Data grants. The cooperative agreements will fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) datasets. Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents and promote economic stability. Topics of interest include, but may not be limited to, mediators of relationship education programs, the measurement of relationship education and fatherhood with low-income families, or father involvement in low-income families. Click here for more information.

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to stimulate model-driven research to understand the ways that people make decisions about engaging in behaviors that impact the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV, or to adhere to treatments for HIV. Decision making processes may contribute to both substance use/abuse and other HIV acquisition or transmission risks. A better understanding of decision making processes in the context of brain neural networks and their associated functions would lead to the development of better strategies to reduce the frequency of HIV-risk behaviors. Therefore, this FOA encourages applications to study 1) cognitive, motivational or emotional mechanisms and/or 2) brain neuroendocrine and reinforcement systems that related to HIV-risk behaviors or treatment non-compliance. Interdisciplinary studies that incorporate approaches from psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, decision sciences, neuroscience and computational modeling are encouraged. Click here for more information.

Silberman Fund Faculty Grant Program

This year, the Silberman Fund at The New York Community Trust will fund projects that advance new knowledge and its application to social work education and practice in three important areas: (1) the changing role and place of males in American society; (2) the new poor, families affected by the recession and a widening income/wage gap and; (3) immigration, understanding and meeting the needs of diverse immigrant groups. Click here for more information.

Evaluating Promising Strategies to Build the Evidence Base for Sexual Violence Prevention (CDC)

Deadline: March 19, 2014

The purpose of this announcement is to support research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies for the perpetration of sexual violence. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s research priorities for sexual violence prevention include evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of programs, strategies, and policies across all levels of the social ecology to prevent and interrupt the development of sexual violence perpetration. In addition, the Center’s research priorities highlight the need to identify effective programs, strategies, and policies that might prevent multiple types of violence concurrently, including sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and other forms of violence, and evaluating the economic efficiency of such programs, strategies and policies. Click here for more information.   

Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (NIH)

Deadline: March 23, 2014

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to 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 focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development and Mentoring Activities. Click here for more information.  

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2017

The purpose of the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide support and protected time (three, four, or five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to research independence. Although all of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this support mechanism to support career development experiences that lead to research independence, some ICs use the K01 award for individuals who propose to train in a new field or for individuals who have had a hiatus in their research career because of illness or pressing family circumstances. Other ICs utilize the K01 award to increase research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities. Click here for more information.

Russell Sage Foundation Program on Social Inequality
Deadline: January 31, 2014

The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. We seek investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden our understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities. We are especially interested in projects that might use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Click here for more information.  

Kessler Foundation Signature Employment Grants

Deadline: February 7, 2014

Signature Employment Grants are awarded nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects or social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance, advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner, or launch a social enterprise or individual entrepreneurship project. Click here for more information.

The Global Equality Fund: Programs to Protect the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons (Department of State)

Deadline: January 16, 2014

The Global Equality Fund, managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to protect the human rights of LGBT people. This solicitation is the first step in a two-part process. After reviewing SOIs, selected organizations will be invited to expand their ideas into full proposals at a later date. The intention of requesting SOIs first is to provide organizations with time to focus on submitting creative and new ideas to address human rights challenges facing LGBT persons and their advocates.The Global Equality Fund is part of DRL’s broader initiative to support at-risk and vulnerable populations, including women, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and religious minorities. Click here for more information. 

Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Grant Program (Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women)

Deadline: January 29, 2014

The goal of the SASP Culturally Specific Grant Program is to create, maintain, and expand sustainable sexual assault services provided by culturally specific organizations, which are uniquely situated to respond to the needs of sexual assault victims within culturally specific populations. Click here for more information. 

Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program Solicitation (Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women)

Deadline: February 5, 2014

The Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program supports community-based non-profit organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Click here for more information.

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (CDC)

Deadline: March 9, 2014

The purposes of the NCIPC extramural violence prevention research program are to: 1. Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal violence. 2. Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to prevent violence more effectively. 3. Encourage investigators to propose research that involves the development and testing of primary prevention strategies, programs and policies designed to prevent interpersonal violence and reduce violence-related outcomes as well as dissemination, implementation, and translation research to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities. Click here for more information. 

Juvenile Protective Factors and Their Effects on Aging (NIH)
Deadline: July 16, 2016

The purpose of this FOA is to invite pilot/feasibility projects on: 1)descriptive studies to identify putative juvenile protective factors, 2)experimental studies to test hypotheses about their effects on aging and 3)translational studies to explore the potential risks and benefits of maintaining or modulating the level of juvenile protective factors in adult life. Juvenile protective factors are physiological factors that maintain or enhance certain functions across all or some stages of post-natal maturation, but which diminish or disappear during transitions between developmental stages (e.g., infancy, adiposity rebound, adrenarche, puberty, growth cessation). This FOA is uniquely focused on studies which involve comparisons between post-natal developmental stages or pre- vs. post-maturational changes to identify potential juvenile protective factors and their effects on aging. Click here for more information.

Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Research Project Grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research to reduce health disparities among minority and underserved children. Specifically, this initiative focuses on ethnic and racial minority children and underserved populations of children such as: children from low literacy, rural and low-income populations, geographically isolated children, hearing and visually impaired children, physically or mentally disabled children, children of migrant workers, children from immigrant and refugee families, and language minority children. Specific targeted areas of research include biobehavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (physical and family environments), social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known illness and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings. Click here for more information.  

Women & Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2017

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance research on male-females differences in drug and alcohol abuse and addiction and on factors specific to women. Both human and animal model studies are sought. Click here for more information.

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (HRSA)

Deadline: January 17, 2014

This announcement solicits applications for the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health program. The Healthy Start (HS) program aims to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes by: 1) improving women’s health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation. HS grants are provided to communities with rates of infant mortality at least 1½ times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes (e.g., low birthweight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality) in order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy. HS works to reduce the disparity in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups. Click here for more information. 

The Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC): Enhancing Sustainability and Building the Science of Palliative Care (NIH)

Deadline: February 6, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enhance the research and resource activities of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) by funding high quality, cutting edge palliative care and end-of-life (PCEOL) research. The proposed studies must be designed to use the PCRC infrastructure and resources to accomplish their aims. Investigators from PCRC sites, and also those outside the network or collaborations across the two, will propose PCEOL studies that use the PCRC for methodological resources, access to any or all of the PCRC patient populations at multiple institutional sites, and PCEOL expertise of PCRC investigators unique to the network. The FOA will also assess the PCRCs impact, enhanced efficiency, statistical power, ability to complete studies within timelines, and lower costs. As a result of this FOA, it is expected that collaborative, interdisciplinary research will be funded that demonstrates the value of the PCRC and will ultimately lead to long-term sustainability. Click here for more information. 

Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care (AHRQ)
Deadline: February 7, 2014

Deliberative methods offer means to gain insight into patient and public views that can inform and improve clinical, program, and policy decisions in health care. The purpose of this FOA is to use deliberative methods to understand and clarify important public or patient values and concerns that affect the implementation of specific interventions, programs or policies to improve health care or research. Click here for more information.

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Centers Program: Minority-Serving Institution Field Initiated Projects Program (Department of Education)

Deadline: January 21, 2014

The purpose of the Field-Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The purpose of this competition is to improve the capacity of minority entities to conduct high-quality disability and rehabilitation research by limiting eligibility for FI Projects grants to minority entities and Indian tribes. Click here for more information.

Secondary Data Analyses to Explore NIMH Research Domain Criteria (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2017

NIMH seeks applications which propose secondary analyses of existing clinical research datasets to investigate constructs identified in the NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative and to test novel hypotheses using the RDoC framework. Click here for more information.

Notah Begay III Foundation Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: December 16, 2013

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support: (1) community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; or (2) community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building and collaboration efforts). Click here for more information.

The Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples Health Signature Initiative: Circumpolar Wellness, Resilience and Suicide Prevention

Deadline: January 8, 2014

In the Arctic, Indigenous peoples have experienced numerous challenges associated with rapid changes and historical policies, including: threats to language and culture; erosion of traditional support networks; and changes to traditional diet and communal food practices. These challenges, often coupled with a sustained lack of economic opportunity, due, in part, to relative geographical isolation, have contributed to poor social and health outcomes. Applications put forward should be from a participatory, community-based, evaluation research perspective, and should aim to determine what strategies and interventions are the most effective with respect to mental wellness promotion and suicide prevention in circumpolar communities, with a particular focus on Indigenous youth (aged 25 and under). Click here for more information.

HIV/AIDS Testing and Follow-up Among the Underserved in the United States (NIH) Deadline: January 7, 2014

The purpose of this initiative is to encourage research which will increase rates of HIV screening/testing and increase the number of persons who follow-up on a positive HIV screening test and receive treatment, particularly in underserved and at-risk populations within the United States. With this initiative, the ultimate goal is to decrease the rate of HIV transmission and increase the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by initiating diagnosis and treatment earlier. Click here for more information.

Advancing Patient Safety Implementation through Safe Medication Use Research (AHRQ)

Deadline: September 25, 2016

AHRQ’s Patient Safety (PS) Portfolio is addressing patient safety and medication research by focusing on the safe usage of medications. This perspective centers on how medications move through the health care system and how this systemic process can be improved so that patients are not harmed, while health care delivery is improved. The PS Portfolio encourages the involvement of all members of the health care team across all settings of care (including in the home). Click here for more information.

Bourchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Academic Research Grant

Deadline: December 15, 2013

The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that: analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Social Settings Grant

Deadline: January 8, 2014

The Foundation supports high-quality research that enhances our understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Click here for more information.

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (NIH)

Deadline: January 25, 2014

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage investigators to propose discrete well-defined projects that can be completed within two years. Projects of interest fall within the research domain of behavioral or integrated (e.g., behavioral and pharmacological) interventions targeting: (a) drug abuse (including comorbidities); (b) prevention of acquisition or transmission of HIV infection among individuals in drug abuse treatment; (c) promotion of adherence to drug abuse treatment, HIV and addiction medications; and (d) chronic pain. Click here for more information.

Low-Cost, Pragmatic, Patient-Centered Randomized Controlled Intervention Trials (NIH)

Deadline: January 23, 2014

This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to plan and conduct low-cost, pragmatic randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Pragmatic RCTs seek to determine the effectiveness of an intervention in a real world setting. Trials proposed under this FOA should answer questions that are high impact to patients or health care providers, and must leverage existing clinical practice settings and/or existing electronic resources such as registries for the conduct of clinical trials. Trials must include features such as randomization at the point of patient care; data collection integrated into or obtained from routine clinical records or similar existing electronic resources; minimal eligibility criteria, and interventions delivered as part of routine clinical care. Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Use of Research Evidence

Deadline: January 8, 2014

The William T. Grant Foundation has a longstanding interest in supporting research that can inform policy and practice that affect youth and we recognize that divides still exist between the research, policy, and practice communities. Thus, we fund studies that explore the acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence in policy and practice. Click here for more information.

Structural Interventions, Alcohol Use, and Risk of HIV/AIDS (NIH)

Deadline: May 8, 2016

This FOA encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to investigate the effectiveness of structural interventions aimed at reducing the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission by changing the environment of alcohol use. Although a variety of structural and environmental interventions have been employed successfully to reduce other drinking-related problems, similar research extending into the realm of HIV/AIDS risk reduction is still in its developing stages. Click here for more information.

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (NIH)
Deadline: January 25, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA emphasizes studies in a variety of settings including ambulatory care, hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty wards, intensive care units and emergency departments), assisted living facilities, and short- and long-term care facilities; however, hospice and end-of-life settings are not included within the scope of this FOA, as they are the subject of other NIH programs. Rather, this FOA highlights research on palliative care in settings and at time points earlier in geriatric patients’ disease or disability trajectories. Click here for more information.

The Kresge Foundation Healthy Environments Program

Deadline: Ongoing

Low-income communities often are located in areas with higher exposure to environmental hazards due to the condition and proximity of their homes, schools and workplaces to polluting industries and aging urban centers. These multiple exposures range from air pollution and chemical contaminants to the toxins associated with substandard housing and the additives in unhealthy foods. We support efforts to improve the homes, surroundings and quality of life for children and their families living in low-income communities. Click here for more information.

The National Institute of Justice SORNA Challenge: Developing Strategies to Measure the Implementation Costs and Public Safety Benefits of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)

Deadline: November 18, 2013

NIJ’s SORNA Challenge seeks creative and innovative research strategies for future researchers to use when studying (1) the implementation costs associated with complying with SORNA and/or (2) SORNA’s public safety benefits (examples include, but are not limited to, the Act’s general and specific deterrent effects, its effect on law enforcement’s ability to prevent crime, and its effect on the public’s ability to protect itself). Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants

Deadline: January 8, 2014

We are focused on youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. We support work that increases our understanding of:how settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth and how its use can be improved. Click here for more information.

The Retirement Research Foundation Grants

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Funding for RRF’s general program of grantmaking is given to efforts that support the Foundation’s funding interests: improve the availability and quality of community-based and long-term services and supports; provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society; seek causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults; increase the number of professionals and paraprofessionals adequately prepared to serve the elder population. Click here for more information.

Syringe Access Fund Grants

Deadline: November 4, 2013

The Syringe Access Fund is a national grantmaking initiative that supports service providers and policy projects to reduce the risk of HIV, hepatitis C and other blood-borne pathogens among injection drug users and their sexual partners through expanded access to sterile syringes. The Syringe Access Fund provides grants to support work in two areas – Syringe Exchange Direct Services: Access to sterile syringes through syringe exchange programs (SEPs); and Education/ Mobilization: Policy/advocacy campaigns focused on improving public policy at local, state and/or national levels. Click here for more information.

HIV/AIDS Testing and Follow-up Among the Underserved in the United States (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2014

The purpose of this initiative is to encourage research which will increase rates of HIV screening/testing and increase the number of persons who follow-up on a positive HIV screening test and receive treatment, particularly in underserved and at-risk populations within the United States. With this initiative, the ultimate goal is to decrease the rate of HIV transmission and increase the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by initiating diagnosis and treatment earlier. Click here for more information.

Understanding and Treating Co-Morbid Conditions in Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental

Disabilities (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2014

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to focus investigator-initiated research upon the factors that impact functioning and quality of life in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) during adolescence. Click here for more information.

Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses. Biobehavioral studies of children in the context of family and family-community dynamics are encouraged. Research related to biological/technological factors, as well as, sociocultural, environmental, and behavioral mechanisms that contribute to successful and ongoing self-management of chronic illnesses in children is also encouraged. Click here for more information.

Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2014

This FOA seeks highly innovative Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to translate findings from basic research on human behavior into effective clinical, community, or population-based behavioral interventions to improve health.Specifically, this FOA will support interdisciplinary teams of basic and applied biological, behavioral and/or social science researchers in developing and refining novel behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve health-promoting behaviors (e.g., healthy dietary intake, sun safety, physical activity, or adherence to medical regimens), and/or reduce problem health behaviors (e.g., smoking, tanning or physical activity or alcohol or substance use, abuse or dependence). Click here for more information.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Innovations in Rural Health Award

Deadline: October 31, 2013

The Kate B. Reynold’s Charitable Trust seeks applicants who have original, innovative solutions to improve health in rural communities. Applications will be accepted from any individual or organization, but must be able to be implemented in distressed regions of North Carolina. Click here for more information.

Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes Grant (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to examine associations between nutrition and alcohol-related health outcomes in humans and animal models. The goal of this FOA is to stimulate a broad range of research on the role of nutrition in the development, prevention, and treatment of a variety of alcohol-related health outcomes including alcohol use disorder and chronic disease. Click here for more information.

Research on the Health Determinants and Consequences of Violence and its Prevention, Particularly Firearm Violence (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2017

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) spans across the missions of several NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Offices, and includes basic neuroscience and basic behavioral research, clinical and translational studies, intervention development at the individual, family and community level, efficacy trials of interventions based on evidence from basic and translational studies, and research to identify the best ways to disseminate and implement efficacious and evidence-based interventions in real-world settings. While this FOA covers all of the areas mentioned above, particular consideration will be given to applications that propose studies of the intersection that focus on the various types of violence (homicide, suicide, youth and gang-related, intimate partner) and firearms. Click here for more information.

Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to outline priority areas for research related to women’s mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The NIMH, NICHD, and NIDA are committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of and treatments for mental disorders experienced by women during and following pregnancy.Reduction of the public health burden of mental disorders during this perinatal period will improve the health and well-being of new mothers, their children and families. Click here for more information.

Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot Grant (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Deadline: October 4, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs will award five grants to eligible community-based organizations and local and State government entities to assist veterans and their families who are transitioning from military to civilian life in rural or underserved communities. The grants will span 2-years and total $2 million each. Click here for more information.

Academic Research Enhancement Award (NIH)

Deadline: September 7, 2016

The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation’s research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants create opportunities for scientists and institutions, otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH research programs, to contribute to the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research effort. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions, to expose students to meritorious research projects, and to strengthen the research environment of the applicant institution. Click here for more information.

Disaster Mental Health Intervention Research Center (NIH)
Deadline: February 3, 2014

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announces a unique opportunity for investigators to utilize diverse but related infrastructure, technology, human, and material resources to plan and implement multiple research projects directed toward improving mental health response to disasters and other emergency events. Click herefor more information.

Center for Poverty Research 2013-14 Small Grants Competition: Low-Wage Employers and Work
Deadline: October 4, 2013

The Center for Poverty Research (CPR) seeks to fund research on low-wage employment and employers and the working poor. CPR is especially interested in projects that focus on changing demand for certain workers, and trends in technology or employer practices that may affect access to, satisfaction with, and career prospects of jobs held by those near the poverty line. CPR anticipates funding up to 4 proposals, up to a maximum of $25,000 per award. Click here for more information.

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Program
Deadline: January 8, 2014

The William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings and conversely gives influential practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to work in research settings. Click here for more information.

National Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention /Adult Protective Services Resource Center financed by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds

(Administration for Community Living)

Deadline: September 9, 2013

In recent examinations of Adult Protective Services (APS) programs across the country, APS administrators reported that enhancing APS investigation and response and developing best practices for interventions and program operations were significant, unmet needs. In an effort to help address this gap, the Administration on Aging is holding a competition to continue the National Adult Protective Services Resource Center program. The purpose of this National APS Resource Center (NAPS RC) is to provide current and relevant information and support to enhance the quality, consistency, and effectiveness of elder abuse prevention activities conducted by APS programs across the country. Click here for more information.

NIH Small Research Grant Program

Deadline: September 7, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grant (R03) funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 activity code supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Click here for more information.

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Basic, clinical, and applied studies are encouraged. The R03 award mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. Click here for more information.

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2016

The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Click here for more information.

Women and the Criminal Justice System (Department of State)

Deadline: September 9, 2013

To advance the priority of gender equality, The Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership (INL/CAP) strives to integrate women and women’s perspectives into its criminal justice system assistance programs. Mentors and advisors deployed to INL missions are in a unique position to help INL advance its objectives with respect to integrating women and women’s perspectives. In particular, they may have opportunities to offer suggestions concerning the participation of women to host country counterparts. To help prepare them for this aspect of their work, INL/CAP seeks to incorporate into pre-deployment training a module that informs training participants about the importance of integrating women and women’s perspectives, and how they might help with this effort. Click here for more information.

Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2015

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research on the implications of exogenous shocks, such as those produced by the recent economic downturn, for health, economic circumstances, and planning throughout the life-cycle. Click here for more information.

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research

(National Science Foundation)

Deadline: December 3, 2013

The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields, that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields, and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields. Click here for more information.

Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Improve Health-Related Behaviors

(NIH)

Deadline: January 7, 2014

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is being issued by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), with participation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, (NIDDK), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).This FOA seeks highly innovative Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to translate findings from basic research on human behavior into effective clinical, community, or population-based behavioral interventions to improve health.Specifically, this FOA will support interdisciplinary teams of basic and applied biological, behavioral and/or social science researchers in developing and refining novel behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve health-promoting behaviors (e.g., healthy dietary intake, sun safety, physical activity, or adherence to medical regimens), and/or reduce problem health behaviors (e.g., smoking, tanning or physical activity or alcohol or substance use, abuse or dependence). Click here for more information.

 

Research on Alcohol-Related Public Policies such as Those Detailed in the Alcohol Policy Information System

(NIH)

Deadline: May 7, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct research on the effects of alcohol-related public policies on health, economic, and social behaviors and outcomes. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of public policy pertaining to alcohol as a tool for improving public health and welfare. The NIAAA has developed the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) as a resource for researchers conducting studies in this area; studies that make use of the information available through APIS are particularly encouraged. Research supported by this FOA includes, but is not necessarily limited to, studies examining the effects of alcohol-related public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes, evaluations of public policies as tools for improving public health, and research to advance methods and measurement used in studying relationships between alcohol-related public policies and health-related behaviors and outcomes. Click here for more information.

 

NIMHD Social, Behavioral, Health Services, and Policy Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities

(NIH)

Deadline: November 19, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative social, behavioral, health services, and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Projects may involve primary data collection or secondary analysis of existing datasets. Projects that examine understudied health conditions; examine the effectiveness of interventions, services, or policies for multiple health disparity populations; and/or directly measure the impact of project activities on levels of health disparities are particularly encouraged. Click here for more information. 

 

HIV/AIDS and Substance Use among Black/African American Women and Young MSM

(NIH)

Deadline: November 15, 2013

To improve understanding of the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a multipronged 2014 expansion of HIV and AIDS related research within the context of drug and alcohol abuse among understudied populations and in understudied settings that show promise for the development of effective prevention and treatment efforts. This FOA seeks R01 research grant applications 1) to conduct research that expands our understanding of the intersection between substance use and HIV among Black/African American women (BAAW) and young Black/African American men who have sex with men (YBAAMSM), and 2) to develop and test interventions that improve HIV prevention and care among BAAW and YBAAMSM, with attention to substance use and its consequences. Click here for more information.

 

Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The overall purpose of the extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in research. The NIH invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for at least two years, and who agree to engage in such research for at least 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.  Extramural LRPs provide for the repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals performing research within the mission of NIH at domestic, non-profit, or government entities. Click here for more information.

 

Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research

Deadline: November 15, 2013

The overall purpose of the extramural LRP is the recruitment and retention of qualified health professionals as research investigators to careers in health disparities research. The NIH invites qualified health professionals to engage in contracts to participate in NIH mission-relevant research for two years or more, for at a minimum of 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.  Extramural LRPs provide for repayment of educational loan debt of up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals performing research within the mission of NIH at domestic, non-profit, or government entities. Click here for more information.

AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Applications for dissertation research grants must be responsive to AHRQ’s mission, which is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.  The research sponsored and conducted by the Agency develops and presents scientific evidence regarding all aspects of health care in the United States.  It addresses issues of organization, delivery, financing, utilization, patient and provider behavior, outcomes, effectiveness and cost.  It evaluates both clinical services and the system in which these services are provided.  These scientific results improve the evidence base to enable better decisions about health care, including such areas as disease prevention, appropriate use of medical technologies, improving diagnosis and treatment in cost-effective ways, long-term care, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities. Click here for more information.

Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

Deadline: June 20, 2012

(Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services )

This announcement seeks competitive applications for small applied research projects that relate to identifying and evaluating solutions for eliminating health disparities among Hispanics. Investigators should be associated with a university, college, community-based health organization, or a professional association that has a health services research component. Researchers are expected to become involved in the design, implementation, and operation of research projects that address health care issues such as financing, delivery, access, quality, and barriers affecting the Hispanics. CMS is seeking these types of research projects because of the importance in finding solutions to the many difficult health issues that have a significant impact on the health of Hispanics. Click here for more information.

Reforming Social Security’s Disability Benefits System

Deadline: June 18, 2012

The National Council on Disability (NCD) seeks an individual or entity to undertake a project to analyze the various options for SSDI and SSI reform, including what measures could facilitate people currently receiving SSDI and SSI benefits in being able to work, what measures could decrease the likelihood of needing such benefits, and what financing options exist to extend the life of both programs. Specifically, the objectives of the analysis are to determine how to substantially increase the number of SSDI and SSI beneficiaries who return to work; how to better structure benefits when a beneficiary returns to work so as to support the work attempt with a more gradual phase-out of benefits in relation to earnings; and to determine whether there are other strategies to assist beneficiaries in returning to work. NCD will generate a platform for disseminating the project findings and recommendations. Click here for more information.

Projects of National Significance: Partnerships in Employment Systems Change

Deadline: June 18, 2012 (letter of intent)

The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funds authorized under Subtitle E of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act of 2000), Projects of National Significance. Funds will be awarded for projects developed by consortia that demonstrate a collaborative approach to creating employment systems change at the state level on behalf of youth and young adults with developmental disabilities (DD), including youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). As defined by the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental disabilities, the term intellectual disability is characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills and originates before the age of 18. Funding through this announcement will be used to design and implement statewide model demonstration projects through Partnerships in Employment Systems Change grants that stimulate and advance systems change in order to expand competitive employment in integrated settings for youth and young adults with DD, including ID. Click here for more information.

Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures

Deadline: June 5, 2012

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), NIH, and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related “natural experiments” (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans. Click here for more information.

Macroeconomic Aspects of Population Aging

Deadline: October 3, 2014

(National Institutes of Health)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research on the macroeconomics of aging – the impact of population aging on the macroeconomy and in turn how macroeconomic factors impact health and well-being. Click here for more information.

Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School

Deadline: May 14, 2013

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives that offer potential for advancement and improvement in the NPS core mission of graduate education and research. Readers should note that this is an announcement to declare NPS’s solicitation in competitive funding of meritorious research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and informational sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that support the NPS’ graduate education and research mission. Click here for more information.

BJA FY 12 Visiting Fellows Program

Deadline: June 28, 2012

(Bureau of Justice Assistance)

To address emerging issues and build capacity to improve the administration of criminal justice, BJA is launching a new BJA Visiting Fellows Program. The purpose of this program is to leverage state, local, or tribal subject-matter expertise to assess areas of need and to develop strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the criminal justice field. By hosting up to five Fellows, BJA will collaborate with practitioners and researchers to build capacity to address gaps in priority and emerging issues in the criminal justice field. Fellowships will last 12-18 months, with a required residency at BJA of at least 6-12 months. These Fellows will be expected to produce specific deliverables that can address these priority issues, such as outreach to BJA stakeholders, applied research tools, training curricula or toolkits, articles or publications, and provision of technical subject-matter assistance. Through this process, the Fellows will assist BJA in enhancing strategies and building capacity and then bring their Fellowship experience back into the field. Click here for more information.

Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

Deadline: September 17, 2012 & November 19, 2012

The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice provide a unique opportunity for mid-career health services researchers and practitioners from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the United States, conducting original research and working with leading U.S. health policy experts. Click here for more information.

Disability Determination Small Grant Program

Deadline: May 31, 2012

The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program is a one-year stipend program that will allow graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research on improving the efficiency and reducing the complexity of disability determination processes. Click here for more information.

Identifying Health Outcomes Associated with Changes in Use of Illicit Drugs

Deadline: July 22, 2012 (letter of intent)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is soliciting grant (R01) applications to test the hypothesis that reductions in illicit drug use are associated with improved health outcomes in patients. This FOA will support both prospective and retrospective studies, which may include, but not limited to, identification and characterization of beneficial health outcomes that are associated with reduced levels of drug use. Such studies may focus on identification and or validation of strategies, methods, and tools (including biomarkers) that can assess the salutary consequences resulting from reduced use of a particular illicit drug. These objectives may be achieved either by developing new or validating currently available methodologies that will monitor a health outcome associated with changes in use of a particular illicit drug. Further, identifying health outcomes associated with changes in drug use will stimulate translational research by providing additional measures of health effects linked to drug abuse, and may also be useful in evaluating the efficacy of new therapeutic agents for treating substance use disorders (SUDs). The ultimate goal of this FOA is to provide evidence that will enable regulatory authorities to accept reductions in illicit drug use as a valid outcome measure in clinical trials of pharmacotherapies for the treatment of SUDs. Click here for more information.

Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources (BCC-SBE/EHR)

Deadline: May 22, 2012

As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure seek to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for the SBE and EHR sciences. Successful proposals will outline activities that will have significant impacts across multiple fields by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Investigators should think broadly and create a vision that extends intellectually across multiple disciplines and that includes–but is not limited to–the SBE or EHR sciences. Click here for more information.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Childhood Obesity Prevention

Deadline: June 5, 2012

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. Click here for more information.

Research and Evaluation on Metropolitan Crime

Deadline: May 31, 2012

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals to conduct criminal justice research that leverages municipal operation datasets both within and across jurisdictions. NIJ is interested in the feasibility of combining multiple datasets from various agencies to conduct research on criminal justice issues in urban and suburban environments. This research is critical in enhancing public safety by giving law enforcement the tools to understand the changing nature of crime in metropolitan areas. Click here for more information.

Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)

Deadline: June 10, 2012 (letter of intent)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications for new or continued Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH). The NARCH program supports opportunities for conducting research and research training to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. This FOA is issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in conjunction with the other Institutes/Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indian Health Service (IHS). Click here for more information.

Rapid Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster

Deadline: October 3, 2015

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide an expedited funding mechanism for research in the aftermath of disasters and mass casualty events. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) Program Staff before submitting a RAPID application to determine whether or not the proposed work meets the guidelines of this program, whether requested RAPID funding is likely to be available, and whether the idea should be considered for initial submission as a fully developed, non-expedited application via a regular/parent FOA. RAPID grants described in this FOA may be used to facilitate initial research for investigators who intend to follow up with a full research application, using the preliminary time sensitive data from a RAPID grant as the basis for their subsequent application. Click here for more information.

Exploratory/Developmental Clinical Research Grants in Obesity

Deadline: May 7, 2015

This FOA issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Cancer Institute (NCI); the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages research grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct exploratory/developmental clinical studies that will accelerate the development of effective interventions for prevention or treatment of overweight or obesity in adults and/or children. Exploratory epidemiological research with a goal of informing translational/clinical research will also be supported within this program. Click here for more information.

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO)

Deadline: rolling

(Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include:

-examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and

-exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.

Click here for more information.

NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase (R24)

Deadline: June 27, 2012

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites applications for this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to plan the development of effective interventions using community based participatory research (CBPR) approaches. Support will be provided to develop and strengthen partnerships between researchers and health disparity communities to plan and pilot interventions for a disease or condition to reduce health disparities. Click here for more information.

Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures

Deadline: February 7, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), NIH, and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related “natural experiments” (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans. Click here for more information.