Federal Funding

Hospitals to Compete for Funding

Federal funding for graduate medical education is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (HHS). Prior to CHGME enactment, children's teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of federal funding when compared to teaching hospitals serving adult patients. This program compensates for the disparity.

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Studies to Address Health Disparities

The program supports research on how social experiences influence health in racial and ethnic minority and health disparity populations. These populations include racial/ethnic minority populations, socioeconomically disadvantaged and rural populations that continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease and other adverse health conditions.

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Substance Abuse Proposals Due in Fall

The program supports high impact research on the correlation between substance abuse and genetics. These awards go to early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies.

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Applicants Can Choose from Two Deadlines

The program supports investigator-initiated research addressing scientific areas relevant to the NIA mission, including genetic, biological, neuroscientific, clinical, behavioral, social and economic studies related to the aging process and diseases. Applications must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus and overall objective. Additionally, an administrative staff must be proposed to lead the project.

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Consultants to Guide Tribal Decisions

Tribal governments will use these funds to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities. These feasibility studies will empower tribes to make informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Feasibility studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe or entity may choose to pursue.

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Agency to Support Regional Efforts

The program supports regional identification and referral of foreign and domestic victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons. Victim identification activities include: direct outreach to victims; anti-trafficking training and outreach to local professionals and organizations or entities that may encounter victims of trafficking; active participation in a strong multidisciplinary anti-trafficking coalition or task force; and strategic public awareness activities.

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Partnerships to Advance Technology

With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive the nationís economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The funding supports the following types of activities: curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; and career pathways.

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New Program to Restore Habitat

The new program seeks to restore and sustaining healthy forests, river, and streams for the Appalachian region's native bird and freshwater fish populations. Specifically, the funding will support on-the-ground restoration projects and applied science to: enhance the age and structural diversity of forests in the region; improve the quality of habitat in river and stream systems; and restore the integrity and complexity of streamside forests.

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Agency Aims to Create Workforce Diversity

The program supports support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. This will occur by: (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.

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Investigators to Study Co-Infections

The program supports research to fill gaps in understanding: (1) the impact of substance abuse on HIV/hepatitis C co-infections; (2) the interactions between HIV and hepatitis C virus; (3) hepatic and non-hepatic co-morbidities associated with HIV/hepatitis C co-infections in people with substance abuse disorders; and (4) the effectiveness of interferon-free direct acting antiviral or DAA drug regimens to treat HIV/hepatitis C co-infections in people with SUDs.

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Studies to Uncover Brain Disorder Impacts

NIH believes disorders of complex brain function, including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and autism, represent some of the biggest challenges facing neuroscience. Impairments in complex brain functions extract a high toll in care and lost productivity in the United States, yet progress in understanding the causes and developing effective treatments has been slow since these brain disorders are not well-defined. This funding program supports research on these complex brain disorders and their impact on body function.

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Refugees to Receive Services

The program connects newly arrived refugee communities and their organizations to mainstream communities and provides services to newly arriving refugees. The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee communities who have arrived in the United States within the last five years.

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States, Districts to Address Shortages

The program supports increasing the supply of high school career and technical education teachers for in-demand industry sectors or occupations in states and communities where shortages of such teachers exist.

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Initiative to Tout Resiliency

The funding goes for community programs that promote native youth resiliency and foster protective factors, such as connections with Native languages and elders, positive peer groups, culturally-responsive parenting resources, models of safe sanctuary and reconnection with traditional healing.

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Technologies to Benefit Biomedical Community

The program supports the development of new or improved technologies for the biomedical research community. Applicants must plan to provide user training, and to disseminate technologies and experimental results.

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Scholars to Address Marriage, Fatherhood Issues

The program supports dissertation research on healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood policy issues. Those focusing on underserved populations including low-income families and minorities and utilizing rigorous research methodologies will receive preferential treatment.

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Projects to Encourage Online Discovery

The program promotes the preservation and use of the nationís most valuable archival resources through preserving and processing primary source materials. The proposed projects must ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records and analog audio and moving images.

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Public to Engage in Recordkeeping

The program supports public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. Proposed projects must create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators and community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal.

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$17.2M to Promote Economic Development

The program supports projects to enhance job creation and business development for low-income individuals. CED grants seek to address objectives, such as decreasing dependency on federal programs, chronic unemployment, and community deterioration in urban and rural areas.

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Devices to Monitor Alcohol Consumption

The program supports the design and production of a non-invasive, discreet, wearable device to monitor blood alcohol levels in real time. Methods that quantify alcohol in blood or interstitial fluid as opposed to detection of alcohol that has exuded through the skin are of particular interest.

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Researchers to Focus on Understudied Concept

The program supports research on the impact of microenvironments on lung function. The agency seeks multi-disciplinary teams with complementary expertise to study this neglected area of research.

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Partnerships to Advance Workforce

The program promotes partnerships between community colleges with bachelor-degree granting colleges or universities that have a track record of graduating students with advanced degrees in biomedical and behavioral research fields.

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Grantees to Provide Technical Assistance

The grantees will provide technical assistance for rural and Native American transportation systems. Assistance provided to rural and Native American areas may include; on-site technical assistance to local and regional governments, public transit agencies and related non-profit and for-profit organizations in rural areas; training materials; and training assistance to local officials and agencies in rural areas.

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Approach to Focus on Viral Progression

The program supports research on phylodynamic approaches to identify and prioritize the most rapidly growing HIV transmission clusters within a given population of individuals. Phylodynamics is the study of how epidemiological, immunological and evolutionary processes act and potentially interact to shape viral transmission and progression.

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Projects to Attract Public to Humanities

The program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines, such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.

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Agency Encourages Studies on Interactions

The program supports research on the interactions between human, physical and biotic systems. Studies are encouraged on the nature, causes and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes.

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Agency Extends Deadline

These programs assist grantees in implementing the Sex Offender Registration & Notification Act. SORNA protects the public from convicted sex offenders by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration and notification of these individuals.

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Imaging to Enhance HIV Treatment

The program supports the development of imaging approaches to identify and characterize persistent HIV reservoirs in patients undergoing suppressive antiretroviral therapy. The studies will quantify the nature and size of these reservoirs in response to therapeutic interventions.

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Academies to Assist Underserved

The program supports academies for: (1) teachers of American history and civics to strengthen their knowledge and preparation for teaching these subjects; and (2) high school students to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects.

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States to Promote Recreation

The program provides matching grants to states and through states to local governments for the acquisition and development of land and water for outdoor recreation purposes. A match up to 50% of the cost of the project will be provided. Local governments participate in the program as subgrantees of the state with the state retaining primary grant compliance responsibility.

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Students to Pursue Technology Fields

The program improves STEM programs in K-12 schools. The program supports research to pinpoint innovative strategies, tools and models for engaging students in STEM course and to prepare them for careers in these fields.

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Notice Signals Start of Grantmaking

These funds go to provide training and technical assistance to nonprofits and businesses that either serve or employ socially-disadvantaged groups or have a board of directors mostly comprised of individuals who are members of socially-disadvantaged groups.

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States to Receive Billions for Employment, Training

The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) sets the final 2017 funding allotments that states will receive for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act formula grant programs focusing on youth, adult and dislocated worker activities and employment services. States must submit applications by Aug. 14 for their share of the funding.

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Agency Releases Nutrition Solicitation

The Administration for Community Living (HHS) seeks applications for its Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services (CFDA Number: 93.048) (Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACL-AOA-INNU-0235) competition to improve nutritional programs funded through the Older Americans Act (PL 103-171). The agency will make four awards totaling $775,000 to state, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits.

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Fellows to Conduct Humanities Studies

These funds support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. Grantee requirements include providing full-time and continuous fellowships of four to 12 months for stipends at a rate of $4,200 a month.

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