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CWRU ORA - News and Funding Opportunities
June 16, 2017  

Funding Opportunities

Department of Defense
Recently released Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD):

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)
  • Career Development Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Full details for submission:

DMDRP Funding Opportunities.

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

  • Clinical Trial Award
  • Discovery Award
  • Focused Program Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Technology/ Therapeutic Development Award
Full details for submission:

PRMRP Funding Opportunities.

Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)
  • Applied Research Award
  • Clinical Translational Research Award
  • Clinical Trial Award
  • Integrated Clinical Trial Award
Full details for submission:

PRORP Funding Opportunities.

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
  • Clinical Consortium Award
  • Early Investigator Research Award
  • Health Disparity Research Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Impact Award
  • Physician Research Award
  • Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Full details for submission:

PCRP Funding Opportunities.

HHS: Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation
The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with academic research centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, and Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2017.

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation
This award is designed to encourage collaboration among health researchers from across disciplines to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Objectives: The grant groundbreaking or unconventional methodologies, whose risky outlook is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough.

  • Basic Science: If a proposal is rooted in basic science, applicants are encouraged to collaborate with investigators who can further the potential for translation of ideas and findings.
  • Translational Science: If a proposal is translational by nature, applicants are encouraged to identify industry and clinical partners to assist in propelling their research toward clinical study.
  • Clinical Science: For those looking to submit a clinical research proposal, applicants are encouraged to collaborate with individuals who could facilitate potential clinical implementation.
Researchers from any scientific discipline are eligible for funding. Typically, the researchers funded hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD or the equivalent) and academic positions at universities, medical centers or research institutions. All non-profit institutions that are funded must provide evidence of tax exempt 501(c)3 status and must be classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a)(3). For institutions outside of the United States, please complete the Foreign Equivalency Affidavit form for submission with the proposal. For-profit institutions must demonstrate that their proposed project furthers the Foundation’s charitable mission of promoting scientific and medical research. The Foundation may upon occasion make grants to government and public agencies, as well as to independent projects that have a qualified tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.

Synergy awards are given in increments of $100,000 USD for each investigator, with a maximum value of $300,000 USD. The maximum amount allowed for each investigator salary is $10,000 USD, with a maximum of $30,000 USD. The maximum indirect costs/overhead that can be requested is 10% of total direct costs. A maximum of $4,000 can be budgeted for travel to the annual meeting.

Application Deadline: October 02, 2017

For more information visit the KRF website.

National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts has published guidelines and the application for the next funding round of Our Town, the agency's primary creative placemaking grants program.

The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place.

Subject to the availability of funding, the endowment will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. The program offers support for projects in two areas:

1) Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: Projects in this category should represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. They also must involve a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
2) Projects that Build Knowledge (about creative placemaking): Grants in this category are available to arts and design service organizations and industry or university organizations that provide technical assistance to those doing place-based work. Matching grants will range from $25,000 to $100,000.

Proposal Deadline: September 11, 2017

For more information visit the NEA webpage.

Ohio Development Services Agency - Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative
The Ohio Opioid Abuse, Prevention and Treatment Technology Initiative is to accelerate the development and commercialization of promising new products (or adaptations or modifications) in the categories of medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and health technology. They should meaningfully address one or more issues associated with the drug crisis driven by use, misuse, abuse and the addictive potential of opioids. Specifically, projects must contribute to near term tangible solutions associated with addiction prevention, treatment and overdose intervention. Technology and products that enable safe and effective treatment of acute and chronic pain without the use of opioids are encouraged.

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 14, 2017 by 2:00 p.m.

Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2017

For more information visit the website.

Ohio Development Services Agency - Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge
The Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge is a prize competition seeking innovative solutions to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioid use and addiction by addressing prevention, treatment, and overdose response and avoidance. This will be a multi-phase competition with escalating prize amounts associated with progressive levels of solution development. Each phase of the competition will be associated with highly visible events to showcase ideas, announce awards and details of the next phase of the competition, and generally provide a public forum for the discussion of the opioid crisis in Ohio. The Ohio Development Services Agency is seeking an experienced Competition Manager for this program.

Proposal Deadline: June 30, 2017 by 2:00 p.m.

For more information visit the website.

Ronald W. Burkle Foundation
The Foundation supports programs that strengthen international understanding, foster worker’s rights, empower underserved communities, nurture the arts and architecture, engage children in learning and advance scientific research.

Applicants must have Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3)

If you are interested in submitting a Grant Request to the Ronald W. Burkle Foundation, we ask that you send a letter of inquiry that will be reviewed by our staff.

All letters are reviewed on an ongoing basis and should include the following:

  • The organization’s project of service and the amount requested
  • A brief history of the organization and its current programs
  • A description of the project and personnel, the need and specific objectives to be addressed, the implementation plan and the relevance of the program to the community
  • A projected calendar of the proposed project/event
  • A budget for the requested funds. Please include along with the requested amount, an outline of its purpose
  • A copy of the organization’s IRS letter of Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3)
Application Deadline: Ongoing Basis

For more information on these specific announcements visit the Burkle Foundation website.

Limited Submission Reminder: Kinship Foundation - The Searle Scholars Program

Key Deadlines: June 20, 2017, 5:00pm (CWRU internal application), September 29, 2017 (Sponsor's ANTICIPATED proposal deadline). Nominations should open June 1, 2017

Case Western Reserve University is invited to submit applications for the 2018 Searle Scholar Program competition.

The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution. Today, 153 institutions are invited to participate in the Program.

The Program was established at The Chicago Community Trust in 1980 and has been administered by Kinship Foundation since 1996. The Program is funded from the estates of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Searle. Mr. Searle was the grandson of the founder of the world-wide pharmaceutical company, G.D. Searle & Company. It was Mr. Searle's wish that certain funds be used to support "...research in medicine, chemistry, and the biological sciences."

Number of Applications Allowed: Two

Amount of Funding: $300,000 ($100,000 per year for three years)

For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.

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