NIH Medical Research Scholars Program application Deadline: Jan. 11, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Student scholars engage in a closely mentored research project that matches their research interests and career goals.

The application cycle for the 2019–2020 program is from October 1, 2018 to January 11, 2019. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is proud to participate with other NIH Institutes and Centers in the MRSP. Our goal is to introduce the MRSP to students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and encourage them to consider biomedical research as a career.

Learn from Dr. Anna Maria Napoles, Ph.D., M.P.H by watching this video about the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program.

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Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling Development of Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-related disorders (U44 – Clinical Trial Optional) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/NIH/DHHS

PAR-18-578 25-Feb-2019 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App] 0.00 USD
Contact Email rlitten@mail.nih.gov
Program URL https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-578.html
Deadline Dates (ALL) 04-Dec-2019, 25-Feb-2019 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App], 04-Dec-2020, 27-Mar-2019, 04-Nov-2020 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App], 27-Mar-2020, 26-Feb-2020 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App], 04-Nov-2019 [Optional] [LOI/Pre-App]
Synopsis  

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invites applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose the development of therapeutic agents for disorders that fall under the mission of NIAAA.  An identified candidate, having sufficient bioactivity, stability, manufacturability, bioavailability, in vivo efficacy and/or target engagement, and other favorable properties that are consistent with the desired clinical application, is required prior to application. The FOA supports Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies for the therapeutic candidate. At the end of the funding period, a successful project should have, at a minimum, an IND application submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The program supports early-phase clinical trials, although these are not required. This FOA will utilize the NIH U44 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Cooperative Agreement – Fast-Track mechanism.

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Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

he Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for its Small Grants program.

Through the program, general support grants of up to $7,000 as well as funding for specific projects will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of the foundation’s five focus areas — promoting Earth’s beauty and bounty; creating a robust, healthy food system; increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities.

Preference will be given to organizations that can demonstrate a clearly defined objective and a viable plan to achieve it, and that operate at the community level and have strong community ties. Organizations also must promote positive change through both their project and the implementation process.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and support at least one of the foundation’s five focus areas.

See the Clif Bar Family Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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NIH Requests for Applications

  • U.S.-Brazil Collaborative Biomedical Research Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-AI-18-054)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 8, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-HL-20-001)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 1, 2019; March 2, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
  • Career Pathway to Independence in Blood Science Award for Physician Scientists (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    (RFA-HL-20-002)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 1, 2019; March 2, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
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Gerber Foundation Seeks Proposals for Pediatric Research Projects

The mission of the Gerber Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development. To that end, the foundation currently is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues affecting infants and young children, from birth to the age of three.

The foundation awards grants to research projects focused on solutions that, when implemented, will improve health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. Projects may address etiologic mechanisms of disease; new, improved, or less invasive diagnostic procedures; reduction or elimination of side effects; alleviation of symptoms; new, improved, or less invasive therapies or treatments; dosage or dosing requirements or mechanisms for drugs, nutrient supplementation, or other therapeutic measures (under or overdosing); and preventive measures.

Priority is given to projects offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases, as well as those with broad applicability to the general population on a regional or national level.

Total requested grant size should not be more than $350,000.

Organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. In addition, organizations must be determined not to be private foundations under Internal Revenue Code Section 509. No grants are made to individuals.

Concept papers must be received no later than May 15, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2019.

See the Gerber Foundation website for eligibility and application guidelines.

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Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC) and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide SUD treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders.

Recipients will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective SUD treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Applicants should propose to increase access and availability of services to a larger number of clients increasing the number of individuals served and the gaps in the continuum of treatment for individuals in these courts who have treatment needs for SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Grant funds must be used to serve people diagnosed with a SUD as their primary condition. SAMHSA will use discretion in allocating funding for these awards, taking into consideration the specific drug court model (ATDCs and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts), as appropriate, the number of applications received per model type, and geographic distribution.

The term “drug court” is a specially designed court calendar or docket with the purpose of reducing recidivism and SUDs among substance-using offenders and increasing the likelihood of successful habilitation through early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, and the use of appropriate sanctions and other habilitation services. An “Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Court” is more than a tribal court handling SUD cases. It is a component of the tribal justice system, which incorporates and adapts the wellness concept to meet the specific SUD needs of each tribal community. Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts establish more structure and provide a higher level of accountability for these cases through a system of comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services, immediate sanctions and incentives, team-based case management, and community support.

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-19-002

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Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts [Short Title: Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC)]. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, which use the family treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to parents with a SUD and/or co-occurring SUD and mental disorders who have had a dependency petition filed against them or are at risk of such filing. Services must address the needs of the family as a whole and include direct service provision to children (18 and under) of individuals served by this project.

Recipients will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective treatment services promoting successful family preservation and reunification. Priority funding should address gaps in the treatment continuum for court involved individuals who need treatment for a SUD and/or co-occurring SUD and mental disorders while simultaneously addressing the needs of their children.

The expectations of the grant are to provide funding for FTDCs to assist participants in reducing the rates of substance misuse, the severity of SUDs and co-occurring disorders, and decreasing out of home placements for children through family reunification and preservation. This, in turn, should also decrease the number of parents or guardians whose parental rights have been or will be terminated.

https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-19-001

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