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Funding Opportunities Roundup: May 15

2015 Humana Communities Benefit Grant Program

The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), has selected Knoxville, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and New Orleans as the 2015 communities for the company’s Humana Communities Benefit program.

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that aim to transform their communities by lowering barriers to health and well-being – and whose specific focus or overall efforts address diabetes and/or congestive heart failure – are encouraged to apply for the multi-year charitable grant totaling $350,000.

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DEADLINE:
Closing Date for Applications: Letter of Intent due by May 29, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $350,000


NIH Opportunities

For more NIH Opportunities, join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIDA/NIAAA Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R01) (PA-15-251)
  • NIDA/NIAAA Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R03) (PA-15-252)
  • NIDA/NIAAA Health Services and Economic Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R21) (PA-15-253)
  • NIDA/NIAAA Pilot Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse (R34) (PA-15-250)
  • NIDDK Translational Research to Improve Outcomes in Kidney Diseases (R18) (RFA-DK-15-009)


Limited Submissions

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

First in The World (FITW) Program – Development and Validation Grants

The U.S. Department of Education is soliciting applications for the First in The World (FITW) Program. Development grants support new or substantially more effective practices for addressing widely shared challenges. Validation grants provide funding to support the expansion and replication of projects supported by moderate evidence of effectiveness to a scaled multi-site sample.

The FITW program is designed to support the development, replication, and dissemination of innovative solutions and evidence for what works in addressing persistent and widespread challenges in postsecondary education for students who are at risk for not persisting in and completing postsecondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students. The focus of the FITW program is to build evidence for what works in postsecondary education by testing the effectiveness of these strategies in improving student persistence and completion outcomes.

The First in the World (FITW) Program team will host three pre-application webinar sessions (5/14, 5/15, 5/19) on the FY 2015 grant competition. These sessions will provide an overview of the FITW program, evidence requirements, priorities, selection criterion and information on pre- and post-award requirements and close with key steps to successfully submitting an application. Registration information is available here.

Please see the full RFP for complete information. Development / Validation

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/18/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 6/30/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $60M total

Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)

The NSF seeks applications for the Innovation Corps Sites Program. The goals of this program are to spur translation of research, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. NSF funding through I-Corps Sites enables academic institutions to support teams whose projects are likely candidates for commercialization.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/18/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 6/9/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $1.5M total

New Pathways for Fathers and Families

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing its intent to competitively award cooperative agreements for demonstration projects that support activities promoting responsible fatherhood as enacted by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010. The Responsible Fatherhood initiative is designed to help fathers establish or strengthen positive parental interaction by providing activities that develop and improve relationship, communication and parenting skills, and contribute to the financial well-being of their children by providing job training and other employment services. Responsible Fatherhood activities also help fathers improve relationships with their spouses, significant others, and/or the mothers of their children.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/18/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 7/7/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $7.5M total

Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing its intent to competitively award cooperative agreements for demonstration projects that support activities authorized under the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood provisions of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010. Cooperative agreements awarded will support prisoner reentry programs that provide innovative community-centered, skill-based pre- and post-release and supportive services to formerly incarcerated fathers. Programs should be designed to address key outcomes related to healthy relationships and marriage, parenting, economic stability and recidivism. These include, but are not limited to, improved family functioning through healthy couple relationship skill building, improved co-parenting, improved child well-being, strengthening positive father-child engagement, increased economic self-sufficiency and stability through employment opportunities and improving economic mobility.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/18/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 7/7/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $7.5M total


Other

Call For Proposals: National Access, Diversity, and Excellence Summit

The APLU Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE), the APLU Office for Access and Success, and Florida International University are seeking proposals for the National Access, Diversity and Excellence (NADE) Summit being held July 30 to August 1, 2015 in Miami. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

DARPA Proposers Day Webcast

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is hosting a proposers day webcast on May 27, 3:00 – 4:30 PM, to discuss a future funding opportunity entitled Revolutionary Enhancement of Visibility by Exploiting Active Light-fields (REVEAL). (More information here.)

The deadline to register for the webcast is May 22, but non-U.S. citizens must also submit DARPA Form 60 by May 20. Please contact Paul Montgomery (paul.montgomery@utk.edu) with the Office of Research and Engagement if you plan to participate.


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