Funding Opportunities

This is a list of Funding Opportunites curated for research interests in HPS. Please use the text boxes do to a keyword search and narrow your search, if needed. The list is maintained by Katy Schmitz, Senior Research Analyst, and if you are interested in applying to any of these funding opportunities, reach out to her at katy.schmitz@unt.edu or 940-565-2237.

Sponsor Deadline Sponsor Program Title Date posted
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Developmental Sciences (DS)

Awards have not stated dollar amount limit or maximum project duration.

DS supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. DS supports research that addresses developmental processes within the domains of cognitive, social, emotional, and motor development across the lifespan by working with any appropriate populations for the topics of interest including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and non-human animals.

Read More Here!

Mar 6, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020 NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) NIH Pilot Services Research Grants Not Involving Clinical Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Awards are up to $450,000 over three (3) years.

Due dates are July 16, November 16, or March 16 of each year.

The purpose of this funding announcement is to encourage pilot research that is not an immediate precursor to testing a service intervention but is consistent with NIMH priorities for services research. While NIMH now requires use of an experimental therapeutics model for all intervention studies, there is recognition that some mission-relevant areas of services research do not involve clinical trials. These areas include:

1) studies to identify mutable factors that impact access, continuity, utilization, quality, value, outcomes, including disparities in outcomes, or scalability of mental health services, which may serve as targets in future intervention development

2) development and testing of new research tools, measures, or methods

3) testing the feasibility of integrating existing data sets to understand factors affecting access, quality or outcomes of care

4) pilot work on the learning mental health care system model as a means to enable practical studies of the value and effectiveness of services and treatments

Read More Here!

Mar 12, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020 U.S. Administration for Community Living Inclusive Transportation Planning Mobility on Demand Grants

Awards are up up to $300,000 per award for an 18-month period.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to weave together inclusive transportation planning, development, and implementation with grassroots-driven mobility on demand (MOD) solutions. This project is grounded in the belief that the full engagement of older adults and people with disabilities in transportation planning, development, and oversight will lead to better and more user-responsive community transportation. This new funding opportunity will take what has been learned from our past inclusive planning work in a specific direction.

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Research Focus Grants

Awards are up to $500,000 per year for up to three (3) years.

LOI required, due August 1st. Only invited LOIs can submit a full proposal.

Focus grants are targeted, innovative and potentially high impact studies that seek to inform and even transform suicide prevention efforts. There are three different areas that proposed research can focus: short-term risk, reaching 20% by 2025, and blue sky research.

Short-term risk proposals should be innovative, potentially high-yield proposals that focus on short-term risk for suicide that develop identification and/or intervention strategies for short-term suicide risk that can be implemented in clinical settings.

The reaching 20% by 2025 seeks applications that address potential biological, psychological, social and/or environmental pathways and interventions that can significantly reduce the national suicide rate if ultimately implemented on a large scale.

Blue sky research grants are innovative projects in new areas of investigation with potentially high impact for the understanding and prevention of suicide. Open to all fields of inquiry.

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Law & Science (LS)

Standard Research Grant awards have not stated dollar amount limit or maximum project duration.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) awards are up to $20,000 for one (1) year.

Application due dates are August 3, 2020 for Research Grants and January 15, 2021 for Research Grants and DDRIGs.

Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes; or the interactions of law and basic sciences, including biology, computer and information sciences, STEM education, engineering, geosciences, and math and physical sciences. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including, through not limited to: Crime, Violence, and Policing; Cyberspace; Economic Issues; Environmental Science; Evidentiary Issues; Forensic Science; Governance and Courts; Human Rights and Comparative Law; Information Technology; Legal and Ethical issues related to Science; Legal Decision Making; Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice; Litigation and the Legal Procession; Punishment and Corrections; Use of Science in the Legal Processes.

Read More Here!

Mar 2, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action: Supplemental Research on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Awards are up to $100,000 per year for two (2) years.

*"Supplemental" means funding used to extend your on-going or recently completed research study, already funded or not, to provide valuable new evidence about the performance ofthe system alignment mechanism during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not a requirement to already have a RWJF award to propose research under this call.

This call for proposals (CFP) will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the
study of a promising system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in
addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible teams must have an active or recently
completed research study (within 12 months of application submission) that can be extended through the use of
supplemental research funding.

 

Read More Here!

Jul 2, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020 National Science Foundation Coastlines and People (CoPe)

Focused Hubs: $1 million or less per year, for 3 to 5 years.

Large-scale Hubs: $2-4 million per year, with an average award of $3 million per year, for up to 5 years,

Required LOIs for Focused Hubs due August 10, 2020

Required LOIs for Large-scale Hubs due Septmber 28, 2020

Objectives of the CoPe program are to:Conduct basic research focused on understanding the impacts of coastal environmental variability and hazards on populated coastal regions.Support research and activities in a hub-based environment, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.Support potentially ground-breaking investigations on Coastlines and People that cross disciplines, involve stakeholders and local communities,and integrate broadening participation into the values of all activities and research the hub undertakes.Foster fundamental coastal science and engineering that is societally relevantProvide a framework where multiple institutions and constituencies can easily work together on scientific questions relevant to all.Serve as an exemplary program for integrated Earth-system processes.

Focused hubs and large-scale hubs differ based on the scope of scientific inquiry and geographic area involved.

Read More Here!

Apr 30, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

Awards are $400,000 over five (5) years and $500,000 over five (5) years for proposals to the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG).

The NSF CAREER program intends to provide stable support at a sufficient level and duration to enable awardees to develop careers notonly as outstanding researchers but also as educators demonstrating commitment to teaching, learning, and dissemination of knowledge. This premier program emphasizes the importance the Foundation places on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching, enthusiastic learning, and disseminating new
knowledge. Funding is available for most untenured faculty engaged in research in an area of science, engineering, social science, or education support by NSF. Check full eligiblity criteria. '

UNT Vice President for Research and Innovation will hold a workshop for interested applicants April 16, 2020. Click here to register!

Read More Here!

Feb 27, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020 National Science Foundation Disaster Resilience Research Grants(DRRG)

Awards are between $200,000 and $400,000.

Required LOI due August 14, 2020 (no invitation required). Full proposals due September 15, 2020.

With this joint solicitation, the NSF and the U.S Department of Commerce (DOC) National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) call for research proposals to advance fundamental knowledge related to disaster resilience. Advances in scientific and engineering methods and tools relevant to resilience are also of interest.

Natural hazards that are of interest include, but are not limited to: windstorm events, including hurricanes and tornadoes; water events, including hurricanes, sustained rain, both coastal and inland flood, and tsunamis; wildland-urban interface fires; earthquakes.

Projects that aim to address multi-hazard resilience phenomena are welcome.

Processes associated with disaster resilience that are of interest include, but are not limited to: assessment of potential community-level disaster consequences, including characterization of risks, potential failures, and anticipated losses in support of planning and decision making; development or assessment of alternatives for improving resilience that address prevention, preparedness, response, mitigation, or recovery; diffusion, adoption and implementation of measures for resilience of households, organizations, or jurisdictions.

Entities associated with disaster resilience that are of interest include, but are not limited to: structures; infrastructures/lifelines; communities/national, state, local, tribal territorial jurisdictions; households.

Disaster resilience-related policies and practices that are of interest include, but are not limited to: building design practices, codes, and standards; infrastructure design practices, codes, and standards; community planning and decision making; household planning and decision making; land-use planning and decision making.

Read More Here!

Jun 17, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS)

Standard Research Grant awards have not stated dollar amount limit or maximum project duration.

Application due dates are August 18, 2020 and again January 18, 2021.

DRMS supports research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and conferences are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

Read More Here!

Mar 6, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

Regular research awards range from $40,000- $400,000.

This program supports basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they enhance fundamental geographical knowledge,concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. The HEGS Program supports project that are expected to yeild results that will enhance, expand, and transform fundamental geographical theory and methods, and that will have positive broader impacts that benefit society. It is critical that research projects submitted to the HEGS Program illustrate how the proposed research is relevant and important to people and societies.

Read More Here!

Feb 24, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) NIH Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Awards are variable in dollar amount and can be up to five (5) years.

This program encourages studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in under-resourced settings in the United States. Studies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate  barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from evidence-based practices (EBPs) and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations. Research generating new information about factors causing/reducing disparities are strongly encouraged, including due consideration of the needs of individuals across the life span.

Read More Here!

Mar 11, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes (R34 Planning Grant, Clinical Trial Required )

Awards are up to $225,000 per year and $450,000 over the three (3) year project period.

 

This program supports pilot work for subsequent  studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resource mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. The FOA targets settings where EBPs are not currently delivered or delivered with fidelity, such that there are disparities in mental health and related functional outcomes (e.g., employment, educational attainment, stable housing, integration in the community, treatment of comorbid substance use disorders, etc.) for the population(s) served.

Read More Here!

Mar 11, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity From Around the Globe

Awards are $100,000–$250,000 and up to 30 months.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to translate and adapt knowledge from around the world to the United States on approaches that can improve health or the determinants of health by improving gender equity. In the United States, determinants of health relate to personal safety, economic opportunity, education access (post-secondary or beyond), supportive workplace and social environments, and protection from bias and discrimination for vulnerable groups. We are especially interested in understanding how to change systems, norms, and practices—such as patriarchy and heterosexism—that systematically disfavor women, girls, and other groups based on gender or sexual identity. Some examples of research of interest:

  • Provide supports in the workplace or other social environments for pregnant women, parents and families;
  • Counteract cultural stereotypes or expectations that bias women and girls toward low-wage careers or health-damaging jobs or roles;
  • Address norms, practices, and resources in ways that reduce gender-based violence, aggression, or harassment;
  • Modify social expectations that promote risky behaviors or contribute to poor mental health;
  • Create opportunities for gender minorities to make decisions that affect their lives and communities, and to emerge as leaders in government and other positions of influence; or
  • Apply nonbinary interpretations of gender in policymaking, resource allocation, or service provision.

Read More Here!

Jul 1, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 National Science Foundation NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Awards totals are capped at total costs that average $1,350 per student, per week.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites initiate and conduct research projcts that engage a number of undergraduate students in meaningful ways in ongoing research. Proposals for the establishment of an REU Site may be submitted to any of NSF's directorates.  Historically, the vast majority of REU participants have been junior- or senior-level undergraduates--students who have typically already committed to a major in science or engineering. So that the REU program can succeed in attracting students into science and engineering who might not otherwise consider those majors and careers, projects are encouraged to involve students at earlier stages in their college experience. Some REU projects effectively engage first-year and second-year undergraduates by developing partnerships with community colleges.

Read More Here!

Mar 6, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

*No deadline to submit. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Awards do not have an explicit funding range. 2019 awards averaged $315,031 and were 1-3 years in length.

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders—anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health, and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 Smith Richardson Foundation Domestic Public Policy

Awards are up to $60,000.

Deadline is rolling. Concept paper submission required before a full proposal.

The Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States.  To that end, the Foundation supports research on and evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects that inject new ideas into public debates. Areas of focus include:

-  Fiscal practices at the national, state, and municipal levels.

- Human capital development that dentifies how schools can become more productive.

- Work on the criminal justice system that will examine whether costs can be lowered while still protecting public safety.

Read More Here!

May 14, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 ECMC Foundation Grants Promote Post-Secondary Education Initiatives in College Success and Career Readiness

Awards can be up to $400,000.

LOI required and accepted on a rolling basis. Only invited LOIs may submit a full proposal.

The ECMC Foundation works to improve post-secondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds nationwide. The Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: The College Success category aims to increase the number of students from historically and presently underserved backgrounds who persist through and graduate from an institution of higher education with a bachelor's degree. The Career Readiness category aims to improve post-secondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. The Foundation is currently giving priority to requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest to Highlight High Priority Opportunities for Intervention Development Research in Geriatric Mental Health

Submit R01, R21, R33, or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2023.

NIMH is issuing this Notice to highlight its interest in supporting intervention development activities for older adults.

Examples of NIMH studies that are encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to those that:

  • design and test strategies for increasing the effectiveness of existing interventions administered to older adults with mental disorders (including methods of patient-treatment matching or other approaches to personalizing treatment), particularly in cases where there is evidence of poor or partial response or substandard effectiveness for older adults treated with the intervention(s) in routine clinical practice
  • study the efficacy and effectiveness of internet- and computer-assisted intervention modalities tailored for use by older adults with mental disorders (including computerized games and artificial intelligence informed methods)
  • develop and test interventions to enhance emotion regulation by older adults with mood and anxiety disorders, as informed by research on typical patterns of maturational and aging-related changes in affective functioning
  • develop and test behavioral and psychosocial interventions to improve management of the neuropsychiatric symptoms and syndromes associated with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders
  • develop and test strategies for reducing risk for and preventing suicidal behavior by older adults
  • assess the fidelity and effectiveness of interventions for late-life mental disorders when administered under real-world conditions in typical geriatric residential and care settings (senior centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, primary care clinics, adult day care centers, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use Disorders

Submit R01, R03, or R21applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2019 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022.

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applications to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of special interest in grant applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the availability and delivery of efficient, effective drug, alcohol, and tobacco treatment and recovery support services. Examples of such research include: (1) clinical quality improvement; (2) quality improvement in services organization and management; (3) implementation science; (4) availability, demand, access, and financing; (5) effectiveness; and (6) development or improvement of research methodology, analytic approaches, and measurement instrumentation. This NOSI encourages, but is not limited to, applications in the following areas:

  • Quality improvement studies in services organization and management studies that address organizational contexts and service delivery models, the interaction of providers and programs within and across systems, and at multiple levels (e.g., program, practice network, state), and their collective impact on the quality of service delivery.
  • Studies examining the effects of practice and policy changes on service quality and outcomes, including unintended consequences.
  • Studies developing or applying new methods, analytic techniques or approaches (e.g., modeling), technologies or other innovative tools to improve the rigor and reach of health services research.

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) in Research on Risk and Prevention of Black Youth Suicide (R01, R34)

This NOSI applies to due dates on or after August 25, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through July 31, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcements through the expiration date of this notice.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research focused on Black child and adolescent suicide. Recent data suggest that Black youth, especially those under age 13, appear to be at higher than average risk for suicide and suicide-related behaviors. NIMH encourages research that addresses Institute priorities and is aligned with these recommended areas. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to studies focused on Epidemiology, Etiology, Trajectories, Intervention and Services Research, Preventive Interventions, Treatment Interventions, or Services Interventions.

NIMHD encourages projects that use approaches encompassing multiple domains of influence (e.g., biological, behavioral, sociocultural, environmental, physical environment, health system) and multiple levels of influence (e.g., individual, interpersonal, family, peer group, community, societal) to understand and address health disparities (see the NIMHD Research Framework, https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/research-framework.html, for more information).

 

 

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): NIDCD is Interested in Supporting Research on the Impact of COVID-19 on Mission Specific Sensory and Communication Disorders

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 5, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 8, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged human disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). There is a paucity of data on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the sensory and communicative functions within the scientific mission areas of NIDCD. NIDCD invites applications for research on COVID-19 in relation to NIDCD’s scientific programs of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech and language (HBTSVSL). Given the early stage of COVID-19 research, it is critical that there is a strong premise for research proposals submitted in response to this NOSI. Areas of COVID-19 related research encouraged through this Notice include, but are not limited to studies on or related to:

  • The effects of prolonged oral intubation on laryngeal function and voice production
  • Short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the auditory, vestibular or olfactory systems
  • The prevalence, onset, and resolution of acquired deficits (i.e. HBTSVSL) among patients with COVID-19 across the lifespan and in association with various underlying genetic predispositions and health conditions
  • The impact of stress/isolation on speech, language or fluency recovery/development in children or adults
  • Worsening of communicative function because of physical distancing, sheltering in place, and wearing of protective personal equipment during mitigation of this infectious pandemic
  • Telehealth service delivery to individuals with communication disorders
  • Multidisciplinary collaborative teams including clinicians, basic biologists, geneticists, quantitative scientist, epidemiologists or other researchers to study COVID-19 related human conditions and behaviors, bioethical considerations, health-service delivery, health services in low-resource areas, and health disparities within NIDCD mission areas

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 16, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through January 10 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01 or R21 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to improve health outcomes for individuals with deafness or communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. This NOSI seeks to encourage effectiveness and health services research for improved outcomes in the prevention and treatment of disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Applicants are encouraged to create collaborative teams which may include clinical experts not only in the traditional NIDCD mission areas, but also in other medical specialties and health care professions as well as experts in sociology, health services, health outcomes, economics, biostatistics, public health, health care financing and organization, survey research, psychometrics, epidemiology, and evaluation.

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions

This notice applies to due dates on or after June 22, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through September 26, 2022. Specific deadlines vary.

Applicants must select the IC and associated R01, R21,or R21/R33 FOA to use for submission of an application in response to this NOSI. Participating ICs include, but are not limited to,: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and participating ICs are issuing this Notice to highlight interest in the systematic development of novel health-related behavioral interventions that leverage new, emerging or understudied areas in basic behavioral and social sciences research (bBSSR). To achieve more potent and sustained strategies to promote health-related behavior change, there is a need for intentional and methodical translation of foundational behavioral and social science discoveries into new or improved interventions. This includes research that focuses on use-inspired bBSSR, understanding of mechanisms of action underlying initial and sustained behavior change, and systematic development and testing of health-related behavioral interventions and their components.

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness & social isolation (MENTAL) Health Innovation Challenge

Funding is up to $750,000.

The MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge asks care partners, local communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, institutions, healthcare providers, technologists, academics, among others in the global community for innovative solutions to combat loneliness and social isolation in vulnerable populations including Veterans, older adults, persons with disabilities living alone, racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as those who live in care facilities and group homes that may be isolated from visitors and family members during a quarantine. The goal of this challenge is to increase consumer awareness and use of technology tools that keep older adults, people with disabilities, racial and minority populations, and Veterans socially engaged and connected to families, friends, communities and activities of interest.

Read More Here!

Jul 3, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness & social isolation (MENTAL) Health Innovation Challenge

Funding is up to $750,000.

The MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge asks care partners, local communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, institutions, healthcare providers, technologists, academics, among others in the global community for innovative solutions to combat loneliness and social isolation in vulnerable populations including Veterans, older adults, persons with disabilities living alone, racial and ethnic minority populations, as well as those who live in care facilities and group homes that may be isolated from visitors and family members during a quarantine. The goal of this challenge is to increase consumer awareness and use of technology tools that keep older adults, people with disabilities, racial and minority populations, and Veterans socially engaged and connected to families, friends, communities and activities of interest.

Read More Here!

Jul 3, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Mental Health Comorbidities in HIV Prevention and Treatment

Applies to due dates on or after May 7, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023. Specific deadlines vary.

Submit R01, R03, R15, R21, R34, F31, K23, or K99/R00 applications for this initiative using one of the listed parent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcements through the expiration date of this notice.

The National Institute of Mental Health is issuing this Notice to highlight interest in receiving grant applications focused on understanding and addressing the impact of mental health comorbidities, including mental health disorders as well as violence and trauma, on the HIV prevention and treatment continua.

 

Read More Here!

Jun 26, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020 National Institutes of Health Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01)

R01 deadlines are 3 times a year: October 5, February 5, and June 5.

Awards are up to $500,000 (direct costs) annually for up to 5 years.

The overarching goal of this FOA is to invite robust investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of disasters on health disparity populations and the health care systems that serve them, including the influence of risk factors or vulnerabilities of both the systems and the communities preceding the event(s). This initiative focuses on (i) describing the direct effects of disasters on health care systems, and specifically on the delivery, coordination, safety and quality of health care services, physical and organizational infrastructure, health care workforce and changes in health care needs and disparities of the communities they serve, and (ii) identifying strategies or best practices that health care systems or communities have implemented that promote appropriate system function and delivery of services during and after the disaster, maintenance of optimal continuity of care, and resilience of health care systems and populations for future events.

Read More Here!

Jun 18, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020 National Institutes of Health Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Drug Abuse Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Awards are up to $275,000 (direct costs) for up to two (2) years.

R21 FOAs are due three times a yearh: February 16June 16, and October 16

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support pilot, feasibility or exploratory research in 5 priority areas in substance use epidemiology and health services, including: 1) responses to sudden and severe emerging drug issues (e.g. the ability to look into a large and sudden spike in opioid or synthetic cannabinoid use/overdoses in a particular community); 2) responses to emerging marijuana trends and topics related to the shifting policy landscape; 3) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive prescription drug abuse research opportunities (e.g.,  new state or local efforts); 4) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive medical system issues (e.g. opportunities to understand addiction services in the evolving health care system); and 5) responses to unexpected and time-sensitive criminal or juvenile justice opportunities (e.g. new system and/or structural level changes) that relate to drug abuse and access and provision of health care service.

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Awards are up to $300,000 of direct costs for a maximum of 3 years.

Application due dates are June 26, 2020 for cycle II and October 27, 2020 for cycle III.

The NIDCD Early Career Research (ECR) Award is different from other NIH R21 programs. It is restricted to clinical and basic scientists who are transitioning to, or are already in the early stages of, their independent research career. The research should be focused on one or more of the areas within the biomedical and behavioral scientific mission of the NIDCD, specifically: hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, or language. The expected outcome from projects funded under this mechanism is the acquisition of necessary preliminary data for a subsequent research project grant (R01) application. Preliminary data are not required. However, the project should be supported by sufficient information to give confidence to the reviewers that the proposed work is feasible and that data derived from the project would likely be suitable as preliminary data for a subsequent R01 application. If preliminary data are available it is recommended that these be included.

Read More Here!

Mar 2, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Pilot Innovation Grants

Awards are up to $30,000.

Awarded to investigators at any level, these grants provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations in new areas of suicide research. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research. Examples include manual development and new biomarker development. All AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, social work, and many others.

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020 National Science Foundation Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (DISES)

Research project awards are up to $1,600,000 and are two (2) to five (5) years.

The DISES Program supports research projects that advance new conceptualizations and scientific knowledge of the complex interactions (dynamics,processes, and feedbacks) within and among environmental (biological, physical, chemical) and human (economic, social, political, or behavioral) componentsof an integrated socio-environmental system. DISES projects must clearly identify a socio-environmental system, synthesis of multiple socio-environmental systems, or problem(s) that are amenable to investigation from both environmental-science and social-science perspectives. The analysis of the socio-environmental system must include and integrate the processes through which the environmental components impact or modify the human components, and the reciprocal processes through which the human components impact or modify the environmental component. DISES projects should examine human societies and environmental characteristics as system components comprised of many individuals or processes at local,regional or global scales.

 

Read More Here!

Jun 11, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 National Institutes of Health Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Co-morbid Substance Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Psychiatric Disorders

Submit R03, R21, or R34 applications for this initiative using one of the following funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) or any reissues of these announcement through the expiration date of this notice.

This notice applies to due dates on or after October 05, 2020 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2023.

This NOSI is interested in research project grant applications that would further our understanding of co-morbidity through studies that test interventions (treatment and prevention), across the lifespan. NIDA interest includes, but is not limited to, applications in the following areas:

  • Services research to develop and test strategies to improve system- or provider- capacity for treating and managing co-occurring conditions.
  • Studies of the trajectories of the development of co-morbid substance use, substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders and the ways in which their interactions influence the onset, course and recovery of both; of interest are studies which additionally identify potentially effective points and models of intervention.
  • Intervention research to directly address common mechanisms/dimensions that may underlie both substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders. Among treatment seeking populations, studies to determine whether or how the receipt of evidence-based treatments for psychiatric disorders impact substance use initiation/and or progression to misuse and disorder.
  • Strategies for augmenting psychiatric care to prevent substance use initiation and/or progression from use to misuse or disorder. This could include research to test whether and how models of care delivery for mental illness (e.g., the collaborative care model, coordinated specialty care for first episode psychosis) could be leveraged for substance use prevention among at-risk individuals.
  • Studies to further understand and prevent suicide and other adverse outcomes (morbidity and mortality) among individuals using illicit substances.
  • Research to promote adherence to pharmacotherapies, such as buprenorphine, methadone, depot naltrexone, Lofexidine, naloxone, or HAART, in substance abuse treatment populations with comorbidities.

Read More Here!

Jun 25, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020 U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships

Deadline is rolling through December 31, 2020.

Award are while authorized funding is available and totals are unspecified. Cost sharing (50%) is required.

This notice announces that HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities. Research priorities of particular interest to researchers in HPS include:

- Promote economic opportunity – studies on effective and efficient ways to deliver services: improve HUD’s Section 3 and other programs that incentivize mobility and enable achievement of economic self-sufficiency for HUD-subsidized tenants; improve and innovate self-sufficiency programs; and the impact of place-based initiatives and anchor institutions.

- Reduce the average length of homelessness – studies on effective strategies for challenged populations, areas with high unsheltered populations, and rural areas.

- Support sustainable homeownership and financial viability – studies on initiatives that promote sustainable homeownership, strengthen housing programs, and reform and modernize housing finance system.

- Effective disaster recovery – Although not articulated as a strategic objective under Rethinking American Communities, HUD’s growing role in disaster recovery creates an additional need for research into ideas to more quickly deliver disaster recovery funds to communities and property owners, and to enhance the resilience of communities and homes to mitigate the risk and effects of disasters, pestilence, and energy shocks.

- Reduce Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing – Studies that explore how local, state, and federal policies impact the cost and availability of housing for low-income renters and first time homebuyers as well as evaluations of how recent changes to such policies are impacting the cost and availability of housing.”

Read More Here!

Apr 7, 2020