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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Sept. 4

APLU Innovation Pitch Challenge

In an effort to advance innovative ways in which public universities are successfully using student advising systems to strengthen retention and degree completion, APLU will hold a pitch competition for its member institutions on November 17, 2015 during the APLU annual meeting in Indianapolis. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, and Lumina Foundation, the challenge session will feature representatives from six universities pitching innovations in student advising systems to a panel of seven independent judges for $165,000 in prize money. All APLU member institutions are invited to submit a proposal for this competition by September 16, 2015.

NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Short Courses in Computational Neuroscience (R25) (RFA-MH-16-700)
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Technology Sharing and Propagation (R03) (RFA-MH-16-725)
  • NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22) (PAR-15-338)

Limited Submissions

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

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

The NIH 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. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs.

The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 9/11/201512 PM
Application to Agency: 11/17/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $30K per year
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD


Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. . Each year about three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program. Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the U.S.

While the amount and quality of an applicant’s research in bioethics will count favorably towards his/her application, outstanding candidates with less direct experience in bioethics will also be considered. Applicants whose training has been in medical anthropology, medical sociology, medical history, and similar fields are welcome to apply, but should make clear how their bioethics focus goes beyond usual work in those fields and how their research will lead to normative or conceptual recommendations.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 9/9/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 1/11/2016
Estimated Program Funding: See opportunity
Anticipated No. of Awards: TBD

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