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Misc Funding Opportunities - February 7

Feb 7, 2020, 15:46 PM by Melodi Moore
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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is offering funding for data use and analysis through the Accelerating Medicine Partnership in Parkinson's disease (AMP PD) program. The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is the nonprofit partner in AMP PD, which contains harmonized data from MJFF and NINDS's BioFIND Study, the Harvard Biomarkers Study, the NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program, and MJFF's Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI).

Investigators can apply for up to $300,000 for one-year grants to use computational approaches to integrate and analyze clinical, genomic and transcriptomic data from AMP PD. The goal is to advance the identification of algorithms, biomarkers, and disease pathways related to the diagnosis, prognosis and progression of Parkinson's disease.

Applications are due by March 18, 2020.

Applications can be submitted here

AAMC Logo The Association of American Medical Colleges is offering a unique program that offers faculty from populations that are underrepresented in medicine (URM) the opportunity to improve critical writing skills and strengthen grant proposals.  Through The Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards, URM faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development (K or R) proposal will be offered:
  • Sessions on developing grant writing skills
  • Hands-on assistance with proposal preparation
  • Detailed feedback on strategies to improve the design and writing of proposals
  • Online sessions for continued peer and coaching support

Application Deadline: March 24, 2020

Apply Here

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ConTex is a joint initiative of the University of Texas System and Mexico’s CONACYT.  Established in 2016, ConTex supports bilateral efforts to enhance academic and research cooperation between Texas and Mexico by funding doctoral students, postdoctoral and faculty fellows, visiting graduate research training, and bi-national collaborative research projects.

ConTex-CONACYT doctoral fellowships give aspiring researchers the opportunity to make new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs while working with world-class faculty. Students from Mexico will receive financial support to attend one of the 14 University of Texas System institutions to study with top researchers, while preparing for entry into a global workforce.

Fellows receive financial support for up to 5 years of doctoral study at a University of Texas Institution. Support includes:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Academic Health Plan Insurance (for student only)

To start a doctoral program in the fall semester, we suggest you begin the application process one year in advance and apply to more than one program. Interested students should:

  • Apply for admission to graduate programs. Admission requirements vary by institution and department. Please visit specific institution and graduate program websites for detailed information.
  • Notify ConTex that you are interested in applying for the fellowship by filling out a ConTex registration form at
  • Apply directly to CONACYT. Convocatorias are announced between
    February and March of each year. 

Early Stage Investigator Prize 
The Early Stage Investigator Prize is targeted to principal investigators still in the first 10 years of independent research (per NIH Early Stage Investigator guidelines) who are interested in exploring a new area of mitochondrial disease research, from basic to translational to clinical. 

The 2020 UMDF Research Grant Program will launch on January 20, 2020. The associated Request for Proposals may be found here

Deadline:  Mar 2 2020 05:00 PM (EST)

Experienced Investigator Prize

For more than 20 years the UMDF has been a consistent funder of mitochondrial disease research. The Experienced Investigator Prize is targeted to established principal investigators who are interested in exploring a new area of mitochondrial disease research, from basic to translational to clinical. 

The 2020 UMDF Research Grant Program will launch on January 20, 2020. The associated Request for Proposals may be found here

Deadline:  Mar 2 2020 05:00 PM (EST)

Robert Woods Johnson
Health Policy Research Scholars

Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, academic disciplines—who want to improve health, well-being, and equity; challenge long-standing, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; and collaborate across disciplines and sectors.

We’ll select up to 60 scholars who will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program (whichever is sooner).

At completion of the program, scholars should:

  • Have extensive knowledge of the multiple determinants of health;
  • Be ready to apply research and cross-sector collaboration skills;
  • Use strategies to leverage diverse interdisciplinary networks of researchers;
  • Have the opportunity to establish meaningful and sustained relationships and collaborations with other RWJF change leaders and programs.

Do you share our vision to help build a Culture of Health—and do you want to take the next step in your leadership journey? For complete, see the Health Policy Research Scholars website.

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Quality of Life Grants Program

The Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grants continue to support the broad range of projects and activities that we have in the past as described above in the ABCs of Quality of Life.  

Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1) is open-focused and awards grants of up to $25,000 to support the wide range of projects and activities of the traditional Quality of Life grants. Grants fund specific budget items that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.

High Impact Priority Quality of Life Grant Tiers offer three increasing levels of grant funding. Each tier is targeted to focus on a High Priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families, as follows:

Tier 2 -- Grants of $30,000 for the following Priority Areas:

  • Transportation
  • Respite/Caregiving
  • Disaster Preparedness

Tier 3 -- Grants of $40,000

  • Nursing Home Transition

Tier 4 -- Grants of $50,000

  • Employment

Expanded Effect Quality of Life (Tier 5). In 2019, we began piloting a new grant program for previously awarded Quality of Life grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. The Expanded Effect Quality of Life grants program will award approximately six (6) grants of up to $100,000 each and will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Read more information on the application page.

All Applications Due:
March 16,2020


The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation invites proposals for 2020 funding from the Hillman Innovations in Care Program. The goal of the Program is to advance leading edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing quality health care services.

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation specifically seeks proposals that address the health care needs of vulnerable populations in the following areas:

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Chronic Illness Management

Applications Due:  March 2, 2020

Complete RFP