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CWRU ORA - News and Funding Opportunities
August 25, 2017  

Funding Opportunities

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accepting applications for the 2015 Warren H. Pearse Women's Health Policy Research Award.

The annual award provides a single grant of $10,000 for research on an aspect of healthcare policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population or in a specific area. Grants are not intended to supplement physician stipends, and all funds are to be directed to research costs.

All applicants must be junior fellows or fellows of the college at the time of application.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

For more information, visit the ACOG website.

Department of Health and Human Services DHHS) - “Adapting and Adopting Lay Counseling Approaches in the U.S.”
The Department of Health and Human Services DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), on behave of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), requires the services of a contractor to support in the development of Adapting and Adopting Lay Counseling Approaches in the U.S.

Period of Performance: 09/30/2017 to 09/29/2018

This purchase order is for a white paper that will

1) collect best practices related to innovative and effective lay counseling approaches to address mental illness from communities and cultures worldwide,
2) analyze sustainability of models (including financing approaches),
3) describe these approaches and discuss adaptability for use in the US, and
4) make recommendations for adopting lay counseling approaches in the US

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

For more information, visit the FBO website.

Harrington Discovery Institute
The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development – honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with notable achievements in innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.

This annual prize includes:

  • An unrestricted $20,000 honorarium
  • The Harrington Prize Lecture, delivered at the 2018 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting
  • Participation at the Harrington Discovery Institute Annual Symposium
  • A personal essay, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation
Nominations are being accepted through August 29, 2017.

For more information visit the Harrington Discovery Institute website.

Hearing Health Foundation
Since its inception in 1958, the Hearing Health Foundation has supported hearing and balance research elucidating the etiology, diagnosis and treatment, genetics, normal and abnormal function, mechanisms, and development of animal models. As the largest nonprofit funder of hearing and balance research, HHF awards emerging researchers grants to stimulate research that leads to a continuing, independently fundable line of research.

As part of this mission, the foundation is seeking applications to explore new avenues in a number of areas of hearing and balance science, including central auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, Ménière's disease, stria, tinnitus, and Usher syndrome. HHF also encourages applications in the area of general hearing health, including the physiology of hearing and balance; the epidemiology of auditory and vestibular disorders; human otopathology; the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing loss and balance disturbance; human genetics and mouse models of peripheral and central auditory/balance dysfunction; innovation in cellular and molecular therapies; and auditory and vestibular implants and hearing aids.

Through the program, the foundation will award one-year grants of up to $30,000.

Early-career scientists working in field of hearing and balance are encouraged to apply.

LOI Deadline: October 27, 2017
Invited Application Deadline: December 01, 2017

For more information visit the Hearing Health Foundation website.

Macula Society
Founded in 1977, the Macula Society is a forum for new research on retinal vascular and macular diseases. The organization recognizes outstanding achievement by its members and others through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members, their guests, co-authors, and supporting company representatives.

To advance this mission, the society will award grants of up to $30,000 in support of clinically relevant research on macular or retinal vascular diseases. Priority is given to pilot projects with the potential to obtain additional external funding and to projects coordinating the work of the society's general membership. Projects that facilitate collaboration among society members to study a particular disease are encouraged as well.

To be eligible, applicants must be a Macular Society member in good standing at the time of application.

Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2017

For more information visit the Macula Society website.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Culture of Health Prize, an annual program that honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.

Up to ten communities will be awarded a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly, with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally driven change across the country. Community partners can decide together how to use the funds to benefit the community.

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is a place-based prize that honors entire communities; applications representing the work of a single organization or initiative will not be considered.

For the sake of the program, a community is defined as a town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region. Each community, should it win, will be required to designate a local U.S. governmental or tax-exempt public charity operating in its community to accept the $25,000 prize on the community's behalf.

Phase I Applications Deadline: November 3, 2017
Invited Phase II Application Deadline: December 8, 2017.

For more informaiton, visit the RWJF webpage.

Sony Research Award Program
As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, Sony is committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2017

For more information on both opportunities, visit the Sony website.

James Marston Fitch Foundation
The James Marston Fitch Foundation is accepting applications for its Samuel H. Kress Fellowship.

A single grant of up to $15,000 will be awarded to a mid-career professional whose research project relates to the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study, and teaching of European art, architecture, and related disciplines, from antiquity to the early nineteenth century, in the context of historic preservation in the United States. Potential Kress Fellow projects could include the exploration of shared European and American influences in style, design, materials, construction techniques, building types, conservation and interpretation methodologies, philosophical and theoretical attitudes, and other factors applicable to preservation in both Europe and America.

Applicants must be mid-career professionals with at least ten years' experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. In addition, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.

Application Deadline: October 25, 2017

For more information visit the Fitch Foundation website.

NEW Limited Submission: W. M. Keck Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program (Spring Cycle)

Key Deadlines: September 15, 2017 (CWRU internal letter of intent), April 24, 2018 (CWRU internal submission deadline); May 1, 2018 (Sponsor submission deadline).

The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by funding fundamental, high-risk research in two specific areas: 1) medical research and 2) science and engineering. Both Senior and Early Career investigators are encouraged to apply. CWRU may submit two proposals per funding cycle: one (1) in Medical Research and one (1) in Science and Engineering Research.

Number of Applications Allowed: Two (One medical; one science and engineering)

Amount of Funding: Up to $1,000,000 over three years

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

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