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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); Deadlines: Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15 and Nov. 15.
Deadline: Christopher D. Smithers Foundation
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.
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.
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.
Kalliopeia Foundationâ€™s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of lifeâ€™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.
Deadline: June 3, 2013
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is accepting Letters of Intent from researchers for projects to identify and develop safer, more effective treatments for patients with blood cancers.
Through the Quest for Cures initiative, LLS, in partnership with biopharmaceutical company Celgene, will award two-year grants of between $200,000 and $400,000 a year for research projects that have a measurable impact over the next five to ten years on the diagnosis or treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies. Additional funding may be available for projects that have demonstrated exceptional progress in the initial two years.
Specifically, the initiative will award grants in the following priority areas:
Tumor cell clonal heterogeneity: This grant will support researchers seeking novel approaches for measuring and monitoring clonal heterogeneity and assessing its contribution to the response or resistance to therapy.
New molecular stratification mechanisms: Recipients of this grant will work to identify key subsets of patients with B-cell malignancies to help predict which patients will have poor outcomes from current standard therapies so they may be directed to alternative therapies.
Bone marrow and lymph node microenvironments: Researchers will seek to enhance the understanding of the role that the bone marrow and lymph node microenvironments play in either responding to or resisting therapy.
Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and work for a domestic or foreign nonprofit organization, such as a university, a college, a hospital, or an academic laboratory. Applications may involve multiple institutions, but the applicant should have an independent research or academic position and his/her academic institution will be responsible for signing off on all terms of the grant agreement.
Letters of Intent must be submitted by June 3, 2013, through LLS's Proposal Central Web site. If the LOI is approved, applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 15, 2013.
The Foundation's focus areas and priorities include:
Healthâ€”Food security; improved and optimum nutrition; energy balance
Environmentâ€”Water security; sustainable agriculture; adaptive approaches to climate change
Educationâ€”Access to education, dropout prevention and skills training for the underserved;