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Funding Opportunities (Current List)

January 24, 2019 by Jennifer Smith

Click here for a curated and updated list of summaries of CTR-relevant funding opportunities.

Comprehensive Weekly NIH Listings: Current RFAs , Current Parent Announcements
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ACF Community Economic Development – Social Enterprises – August 5.  The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) will give bonus points to applications from rural communities with high rates of poverty, unemployment and substance abuse.  Through the Community Economic Development Focus on Social Enterprises program, the ACF will make six awards of up to $400,000 each for social enterprise projects developing products, services, and commercial activities that result in new positions for individuals with low incomes, while also addressing a local unmet need in social services.  Eligible applicants are private, non-profit community development corporations that have housing and economic development as a principal purpose.

ACF Leadership Academy for Preventing Trafficking among Native Youth – August 16. The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) will sponsor a six-month Leadership Academy to address the project question “How can culture be a protective factor in preventing trafficking among Native youth?”  Applicants must have a minimum of 3-4 years of professional and/or lived experience in a career that enables them to contribute, and the ability to participate in two full-day seminars once per month for the project period.  Fellows will collaborate virtually approximately 2-4 hours per week between each seminar and present recommendations to federal stakeholders in Washington, DC.

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) RFP – LOI due August 25.
The Foundation, founded in 2018, is a non-profit organization solely focused on the opioid epidemic. FORE is interested in projects that aim to improve and reform the continuum of care, provide wraparound social services, and address other areas that are necessary to facilitate access to high-quality, patient-centered treatment and improve outcomes. Applicants may request up to $300,000 annually for up to two years. Award amounts and project duration must align with the scope of work and the capabilities of the applying organization. Projects may be proposed for less than $300,000 annually and for less than two years in duration but may not exceed these limits. Link to RFP.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) FOA – due November 29. The HRSA expects to invest approximately $2 million for this program that helps rural communities develop integrated health care networks, specifically those who do not have a formal history of collaboration. Up to 20 awards will be made to public or nonprofit private rural entities that represent a network and/or consortium of three or more participants.  The goals of the program are to expand access to quality care in underserved areas by creating efficiencies and coordination of care across multiple providers to strengthen the rural health care system.  The program is competitive every year and assists rural health care networks increase the use of health information technology, transition from volume-based to value-based care, and explore alternative health care delivery models. View notice.

Coming Soon:  NIH Research on Environmental Health Disparities.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intend to publish a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) next month for research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmentally-driven health disparities. Projects must include a focus on one or more NIH-designated health disparities populations in the United States: Blacks or African Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Asians, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities.
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Early State Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research & Management (U01)

FOA, RFA-CA-19-039, invites applications for the development of enabling informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge across the cancer research continuum including cancer biology, cancer treatment and diagnosis, early cancer detection, risk assessment and prevention, cancer control and epidemiology, and/or cancer health disparities. As a component of the NCI's Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program, this FOA focuses on early-stage development from prototyping to hardening and adaptation. Early-stage development is defined for the purpose of this FOA as initial tool development or the significant modification of existing tools for new applications.
Due November 21, 2019.

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RFA-CA-19-034 Feasibility & Planning Studies for Development of SPOREs to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20)

All applications must propose translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of cancers found to disproportionately affect specific racial/ethnic minority populations. Furthermore, all research projects must be focused upon knowledge of human biology with a translational human endpoint proposed.

All the proposed P20 programs must include a minimum of two well-developed translational research projects, as well as contribute significantly to the development of specialized shared resources core facilities, improved research model systems, and collaborative research activities with other institutions, P20 awardees, and/or current SPORE grantees.

Due June 19, October 18, 2019, and June 19, October 18, 2020.
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