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Deadline: July 23rd, 2014 Funding: $50,000 The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to promoting wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care while supporting the communities it serves. The foundation’s Regional Grants program funds community wellness initiatives that serve those who are most at risk for poor health — low-income, underserved, and minority populations — in Aetna's priority cities and states.
In 2014, grants of up to $50,000 will target communities where healthy food can be difficult to buy and where social and environmental factors may limit people’s ability to be physically active. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide nutrition education and help increase the availability of affordable fresh fruits and vegetables and/or programs that provide opportunities for physical activity.
Typically, Regional Grants support school-based or afterschool nutrition and fitness programs that help children learn healthy habits at an early age, community-based nutrition education programs for children and families, efforts to increase the availability or affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in communities, and community gardening and urban farming activities for children and families.
Priority consideration will be given to programs that focus on healthy food choices and physical activity through a racial and ethnic health equity lens.
To be eligible, applicants must be nonprofit organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status. A tax identification number is necessary to apply online.
Aetna Offers Grants to Improve Health of Children, Adults
Deadline: Varies Funding: $25,000-$50,000 The Aetna Foundation seeks national and regional nonprofit partners with the vision to help improve the quality and delivery of health services and to improve the health status of the American public. Grant applications that address more than one of these areas receive priority consideration: addressing the rising rate of obesity among U.S. adults and children; promoting equity in health and healthcare for common chronic conditions and infant mortality and improving care coordination and communications among healthcare professionals.
Grant amounts vary based on the quality and quantity of applications received. Regional grant awards generally range from $25,000 to $50,000; national grants of up to $250,000 are awarded (the foundation generally awards only one grant per organization in a calendar year.
New for 2014
Applications will be accepted in two cycles:
Cycle 1 April 10 - June 5
Cycle 2 June 16 - July 30
Deadline: December 31, 2014 Funding: $12,000 The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is accepting applications from mental health clinicians working to improve areas of critical need in society and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.
Through the Pearson Early Career program, the foundation will award one grant of $12,000 to a researcher working on a scientifically-based clinical project in the area of serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, or adults with serious mental illness.
To be eligible, applicants must hold an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
For complete program guidelines, a list of previous recipients, and application instructions.
Deadline: May 2nd, 2014 Funding: $100,000 The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, a membership group of the American Hospital Association, has issued a call for Letters of Intent for its 2015 Research Grants program.
The program seeks to stimulate research on healthcare risk management and patient safety issues and supports research projects that are either quantitative or qualitative in nature. Priority will be given to projects that address enterprise risk management, serious safety events, patient and family engagement, and technology risks.
One-year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for projects to be completed in 2015.
Eligible applicants include healthcare professionals and faculty or graduate students at nonprofit institutions.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the ASHRM Web site.
Christopher D. Smithers Foundation - Applications Sought for Substance-Abuse, Alcoholism Education Grants
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000+ These grants support efforts to show that alcoholism is a treatable disease from which people recover. The grants fund prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations (such as at-risk youth and minority groups); and to continually fight to reduce and eliminate the stigma that is associated with alcoholism. Eligible programs include: prevention, treatment, research, public education, and creating awareness of alcoholism problems in the workforce.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $75,000-$200,000 The BMRP provides funds for research that will lead to improvements in the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, the BMRP wants to attract scientists who are not currently working in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to apply their knowledge, expertise, and techniques to IBD research. The BMRP is interested in early stage exploratory innovative research proposals to investigate the similarities and differences between IBD and diabetes mellitus (DM). Proposals should be exploratory in nature designed as pilot projects researching possible commonality in the etiopathogenesis between IBD and DM. Human or animal model studies are welcomed. Preference is given to proposals for work conducted with patients and with strong potential of clinical applicability in the foreseeable future. Research using non-human material should lead to translational benefits to patients with IBD.
Requests for funding must be preceded by a brief letter of interest, which may be submitted at any time. If possible, the letter of interest and all attachments should be sent via e-mail. If the letter and attachments are sent electronically, the applicant should not send a printed copy.
The applicant institution must be a nonprofit, charitable institution, such as a university, hospital, or research organization. Applications are accepted from institutions worldwide. The Principal Investigator can be a postdoctoral fellow or someone with a faculty or equivalent appointment at the institution. There can be only one Principal Investigator for each proposal. Basic and clinical investigators, scientists not currently working in inflammatory bowel disease, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000 Support for organizations whose primary mission is built around addiction, chemical abuse and recovery. Grants advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chemically dependent behaviors, including support for related research and education.
Deadline: May 26th, 2014 Funding: $15,000 The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, is accepting applications for its Certification Research Grant program.
The purpose of the HPNF Certification Research Grant is to gauge the impact of certification within a research topic that pertains to palliative care. As long as there is a mechanism of measuring the impact of certified versus non-certified hospice and palliative nurses, the research can be on any relevant topic. Something as simple as the investigator determining the certification status of any nurse participants would qualify as a certification component worthy of grant approval.
One grant of up to $15,000 will be awarded annually.
To be eligible, the principal investigator must be actively involved in some aspect of hospice and palliative care practice, education, or research; hold a master’s or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program; and have a project that is consistent with the purpose of the research grant. Preference will be given to HPNA members.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $25,000 Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity.
We work toward this goal through three strategic program areas:
Fostering a Global Consciousness of Oneness: Contribute to a growing awareness of what unifies rather than divides people, and evolve our understanding of what it means to live in harmony with the whole of life.
Indigenous Cultures: Empower, encourage, and protect the flourishing of Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and languages that carry forward ancient traditions of kinship with all of life.
Nurturing the Inner Life: Support cultural transition to an increasingly interconnected world through transformative and contemplative work that reconnects humanity to the essential unity at its core.
Livestrong Foundation Launches Global Social Innovation Competition
Deadline: May 15, 2014 Funding: $25,000
The Livestrong Foundation is accepting applications for a new global competition designed to generate innovations that improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer.
Through the Big C competition, the foundation aims to kick off an international movement in entrepreneurship by collaborating with social innovators to create financially sustainable enterprises that will make the world a better place — not only for the 32.5 million people globally living with cancer, but also for the family, friends, and caregivers of those facing the disease.
Innovations can be submitted to one of five tracks: Rebuilding Financial Health — A Cancer Diagnosis Shouldn’t Equal Financial Catastrophe; Regaining Emotional Well-Being — Finding a Sense of Security After Cancer; Caring for Caregivers — Families, Friends and Caregivers Are Fighting Cancer Too; Improving Access to Quality Care — Helping Cancer Patients Get the Care They Need; Filling the Knowledge Gap — Empowering Patients’ Informed Decisions Through Education; and Open (any innovation outside of the prescribed tracks that helps people affected by cancer).
Teams and individuals who enter will compete for funding, expert mentoring, and exposure to an international community of potential customers and investors. Grants totaling $140,000 will be awarded to sixty projects, with individual awarded based on an innovation’s utility, ingenuity, and benefits to cancer patients and survivors. The grand-prize winner will receive $25,000.
The competition is open to anyone with a bold product, service, or other innovation that helps those facing cancer today.
For complete program guidelines and submission instructions, visit the Livestrong Foundation Web site.
Deadline: Rolling Funding: $100,000 The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include: Health—Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance Environment—Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change Education—Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved; Women's empowerment
Deadline: April 30, 2014 Funding: $15,000 Founded in 1969, the Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system, with nearly 42,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.
SfN's Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated scholarly independence. The awardee will receive a $15,000 award and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting.
To be eligible, applicants must be actively engaged in research at the time the award is given; show evidence of heading an independent research laboratory; and have received a Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent) within the past ten years.
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