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Posted 5/12/2004

Head Start Research Funding Opportunities

The Administration for Children and Families is pleased to announce the availability of funds for research activities in partnership with Head Start programs in the following four priority areas:

• Head Start Graduate Student Research;
• Head Start Graduate Student Research Partnership Development;
• Measurement Development for Head Start Children and Families Program: Head Start-University Partnerships; and
• American Indian-Alaska Native Head Start-University Partnership Program

All interested graduate students and researchers are encouraged to apply. The deadline for the two Graduate Student priority areas and the Measurement Development grant applications is June 1, 2004; the deadline for the American Indian-Alaskan Native grant applications is June 7, 2004.

To view the announcements, visit: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/core/ongoing_research/funding/funding.html.

The notices are also available at www.Grants.gov and the ACYF Grant Web at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/grantreview.

If you have questions please contact OPRE Grant Review team at 877-663-0250 or opre@xtria.com.

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Date Posted: 5/7/2004

CDC Boosts External Research to Protect Americans' Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces that it is committing almost $30 million in new funding to support innovative public health research aimed at further promoting and protecting the health of Americans, with an immediate focus on producing a body of evidence that will help employers make better choices in wellness programs. The CDC's new Health Protection Research Initiative aims to strengthen public health research by encouraging more individuals and institutions to engage in research that will result in measurable improvements in public health. The availability of funds was published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on April 23, 2004.

The first element of this new research initiative targets projects that will provide employers with the evidence they need to promote the health of their workforce. CDC has found employers need more science-based evidence to choose the best options among various benefit programs and workplace health promotion programs. This part of the new initiative is not intended to address occupational health and safety issues but to focus on broad health promotion.

For this purpose CDC will dedicate up to $14 million to support 20 to 40 grants. Grant applications will go through an external peer-review process to gauge their effectiveness in responding to the intent of the research initiative. Applications are open to researchers affiliated with public or private academic or research institutions, eligible agencies of the federal government, units of state or local government, and health care organizations.

Two additional blocks of funds are aimed at expanding training to increase the number of individuals and institutions involved in public health research. Up to $10 million will support development of a corps of independent, public health researchers to address national public health priorities. And up to $4 million is targeted to support institutions of higher learning to develop training programs that will prepare highly qualified scientists to lead innovative public health research in the future. An additional $1 million has been allocated to establish a Center for Excellence in Health Promotion Economics. This new academic research center would apply economic theory and methods to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health protection programs in priority areas.

Through this initiative, CDC hopes to engage dozens of new researchers in understanding the nation's most compelling public health problems and in developing and evaluating effective solutions that will lead to measurable improvements in health promotion and protection.

Research proposals for the workplace and individual training components are due June 21, while applications for the institutional training and health economics components are due June 22. Awards are expected to be made in September 2004.

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-001.html (K01)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-002.html (R01)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-003.html (Institutional Research Training Grant)

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-004.html (P30)

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Date Posted: 4/30/2004

Substance Abuse Policy Research Grants from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® has issued a Call for Proposals for the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. The Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP), is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. This will be the ninth round of funding for the program. In this round, up to $3.5 million will be available. Projects supported are expected to increase understanding of public and private policy interventions to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs – including the advantages, disadvantages and potential impact of these policies.

This Program only accepts applications submitted online, no later than August 27, 2004. For complete information on this opportunity, eligibility requirements and the application process, go to: http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/saprp . For additional information, contact Tracy Enright Patterson, Deputy Director at pattersont@leaders.ccl.org or by calling (336) 286-4418.

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Date Posted: 3/29/2004

New Funding Available for Youth Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces availability of FY 2004 funds for Youth Transition into the Workplace Grants. One of SAMHSA's Science to Service Grants, Youth Transition into the Workplace Grants will document and evaluate innovative practices that provide substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs for younger employees ages 16-24. Those seeking grants should pay specific attention to gender, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and occupational variations in workplace programs targeting young workers.

Application Due Date: May 27, 2004

For further information on how to apply please click on the following link for the full announcement: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2004/nofa/sp04006_YIW.htm

Applicants with program questions or electronic problems may contact Deborah M. Galvin, Ph.D. at 301-443-6780 or email to dgalvin@samhsa.gov. For questions on grant management issues, contact Edna Frazier at (301) 443-6816 or email to efrazier@samhsa.gov

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Date Posted: 2/24/2004

American Psychological Foundation's 2004 Request for Proposals for Research-Based Programs on Violence Prevention and Intervention

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) announces the 2004 Request for Proposals for Research-Based Programs on Violence Prevention and Intervention. This exciting opportunity offers up to $20,000 for research-based programs in violence prevention and intervention. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2004. Feel free to contact the Foundation at 202/336-5843 or foundation@apa.org with any questions. Application guidelines can also be found on the APF website at www.apa.org/apf.

American Psychological Foundation
Request for Proposals for Research-Based Programs on
Violence Prevention and Intervention

Background

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that provides scholarships, grants, and, awards to advance the science and the practice of psychology for the understanding of behavior and the benefit of human welfare.

APF was established in 1953 to promote psychology and to help extend its benefits to the public.
Since 2000, the Foundation has dedicated part of its fundraising efforts and granting opportunities to understanding and preventing violence.

Up to $20,000 will be available for research-based programs in violence prevention and intervention.

Goals
• To encourage the transfer of psychological science with regard to violence, its prevention, and intervention strategies to programmatic applications within the community.

• To support the implementation of innovative community programs aimed at preventing violence within any number of social settings (e.g., young adult populations, elder abuse, domestic abuse, hate crimes, sexual assault, and others).

• To provide seed money to establish promising interventions proposed by community-based organizations or to provide funding for established community programs that have been deemed successful.

Amount
• Up to $20,000

Timeline
• Application submitted to APF by August 15, 2004. Submissions must be electronic.
• Applications evaluated and rank ordered by the APF Funding Review Committee and an ad hoc committee of content experts in fall 2004.
• Committee's funding recommendation reviewed and approved by the APF Board of Trustees in fall 2004.
• Awards announced after December 1, 2004.
• Recipient must submit a final report within 18 months of completion of funding.

Eligibility Criteria
• Primary Investigators/Applicants must be psychologists holding a doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD, MD, JD) engaged in research-based program implementation related to violence prevention.
• Special consideration will be given to programs with a strong foundation in violence prevention and intervention research and those that have, or show promise for broad-based community support.

Proposal Content (not to exceed 7 double-spaced pages; font size: 12)

Overview (1 page maximum)
• Provide abstract (1 paragraph) summarizing the program and the specific content area within violence prevention that it seeks to address and discuss what will be accomplished by grant activities.
• Describe briefly (1 paragraph) what the monies will provide to the program (e.g., equipment, marketing, publications, staffing, etc.).
• Describe briefly the potential impact within the community and on the field of violence prevention and intervention.

Research Program Narrative (4 pages maximum)
• Describe specifically how the program is based on and applies current psychological research and knowledge. Citations to the literature should be limited to the 4 or 5 most pertinent studies. Brief in-text citation is suggested to maximize descriptive narrative; a full reference list is not encouraged.
• Describe potential short- and long-term impact of the program on the community and on current and continuing violence prevention and intervention research.

Activities/Timeline (1 page maximum)
• Provide a timeline for accomplishing the activities associated with the grant.
• Describe specifically the applicant's role within the program and that of other major participants.

Budget (1 page maximum)
• A line-item budget is requested: List expenditures by category (e.g., equipment, staffing, marketing, publications, etc.), explaining why they are needed for successful implementation of the program. Indirect costs (e.g., overhead) are not permitted.

Procedures
• Submit a 4- to 7-page proposal electronically to APF (foundation@apa.org) by August 15, 2004. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
• Include an electronic copy of primary investigator’s/applicant’s current vita or resume.
• Proposals involving research within an academic setting must submit a formal letter of approval from an Internal Review Board (IRB) at the time of submission or a formal letter of intent to review by the IRB, including a review date.
• Awards will be announced on or after December 1, 2004.
• Submit final report to the APF office no more than 18 months after program completion. Include copies of any publications/manuscripts that may have resulted from APF funding.
• Direct questions to The American Psychological Foundation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: 202-336-5843, foundation@apa.org.

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Date Posted: 1/5/2004

US Federal and Department of Defense Medical R&D Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) supports the Army transformation by identifying, developing, procuring and sustaining the medical technologies that support the rapidly deplyable and responsive Army of the 21st century... and help maintain the health and fighting ability of soldiers, sailors, aitmen and marines. The USAMRMC has announced The 2004 U.S. Federal and DoD Medical Research Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Transfer Conference to be held on June 21 - 23, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland. Opportunites for medical R&D and technology transfer grants will be discussed among other things. Academia and scientists, as well as government program managers and planners, are encouraged to attend. More...


Date Posted: 12/23/2003

FY 2004 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE PREVENTION DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION BRANCH, DIVISION OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION, NATIONAL CENTER FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL, CDC

Fiscal Year 2004
Funding Opportunity Descriptions

Practices to Improve Training Skills of Home Visitors
Program Announcement # 04053
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 31, 2003
Application Deadline: February 19, 2004
http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/04053.htm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2004 funds for a cooperative agreement program to conduct a systematic examination of the impact of home visitor training and factors related to the implementation (i.e., competency of visitors providing services, adequate coverage of content according to a pre-specified protocol) of an existing efficacious or effective home visiting program on family outcomes of child maltreatment and risk behaviors for youth violence (e.g., poor parent-child relations; harsh, lax, or inconsistent discipline). This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention. Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Conduct a targeted program of research to reduce injury-related death and disability.

Youth Violence Prevention Through Community-Level Change
Program Announcement # 04054
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 2, 2004
Application Deadline: February 17, 2004
http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/04054.htm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2004 funds for a cooperative agreement program for the evaluation of community-level interventions to reduce youth violence. This program addresses the “Health People 2010” focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention. Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Conduct a targeted program of research to reduce injury-related death and disability.

Efficacy Trials of Parenting Programs for Fathers
Program Announcement # 04055
Letter of Intent Deadline: January 16, 2004
Application Deadline: February 18, 2004
http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/04055.htm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2004 funds for a cooperative agreement program to examine the efficacy of parenting programs for high-risk fathers, expectant fathers, or father surrogates of children age birth to two and/or age three to five for the prevention of child maltreatment and the promotion of positive parenting behaviors. This program addresses the “Health People 2010” focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention. Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Conduct a targeted program of research to reduce injury-related death and disability.

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Date Posted: 12/19/2003

PREVENTION RESEARCH FOR THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD

A new RFA, "Prevention Research for the Transition to Adulthood," recently appeared in the NIH Guide. It seeks grant applications focused on the period of late adolescence and early adulthood (roughly 18 to 25) that test the efficacy of interventions to prevent and/or reduce drug use, abuse and related problems. Submission deadline is March 23, 2004. The RFA can be accessed at: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-013.html

For further information contact Susan Martin (smartin@nida.nih.gov).


Date Posted: 12/19/2003

NIH ROADMAP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES UPDATE

NEW PATHWAYS TO DISCOVERY

METABOLOMICS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-002.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 24, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 24, 2004
This solicitation encourages highly innovative and potentially risky approaches for technology development to analyze the diverse range of metabolites and their dynamic fluctuations with quantitative information as well as high spatial and temporal resolution. This announcement uses the phased R21/R33 and the R33 stand-alone mechanisms with an upper limit of $800,000 per year in direct costs for the R21 phase and $1.5 million in direct costs for the R33 phase. However, an applicant should request the maximum ($800,000 direct costs per year for the R21 phase; $1,500,000 for stand-alone R33) only if there is a compelling need, e.g., if development of the technology is absolutely dependent on assembling an unusually large team of investigators, or on acquisition of major equipment. For this announcement, partnerships between academia and industry are encouraged, to facilitate technology transfer and capacity building at academic institutions. Frequently ask questions for this announcement can be found at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/grants/faq-metabolomics.asp. Investigators who are considering submitting an application, are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Rao Rapaka at (301) 435-1304 or Dr. Christine Colvis at (301) 435-1323.

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTERS FOR NETWORKS AND PATHWAYS
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-005.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 15, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 16, 2004
This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to encourage development of highly sensitive tools through a U54 centers mechanism with six core functions to measure the dynamics of quantity, activity, translocation, or interactions of molecules in cells. Investigators should consider selection of a model system (such as a cellular process, an already characterized network or pathway where the connections are mostly known but none of the dynamic information), or define a thematic biological research topic that will serve as a framework for the technological research and development activities of the resource. Applicants may request a maximum of $2 million per year (direct costs). Investigators who are considering submitting an application are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Jonathan Pollock at (301) 435-1309 or Dr. Christine Colvis at (301) 435-1323.

CENTERS FOR INNOVATION IN MEMBRANE PROTEIN PRODUCTION
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-009.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 5, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 11, 2004
NIH is soliciting proposals to establish Centers for Innovation in Membrane Protein Production. The goals of these Centers will be to create enabling technologies and to focus on innovative, high-impact, and multidisciplinary approaches to sample preparation of structurally and functionally intact membrane proteins for structure determination. The goal of the Centers, not possible with other funding mechanisms or previous program announcements, will be the multidisciplinary and non-hypothesis-driven technology development of innovative tools and methods for the expression, solubilization, stabilization, reconstitution, and purification of membrane proteins. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

NATIONAL CENTERS FOR BIOMEDICAL COMPUTING
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-003.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: December 29, 2003
Application Receipt Date: January 23, 2004
This solicitation invites applications for specialized centers in the area of biomedical computing and a U54 mechanism will be used to create NIH National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NIH NCBCs). Areas of potential interest include biomolecular modeling and simulation, image analysis and reconstruction, clinical trial management, epidemiological analysis and modeling, multiscale simulation of biological processes, computational and information frameworks for integrating biological and behavioral data and other areas listed in the announcement. After the initial NIH Centers and Biomedical Computing are funded, NIH anticipates releasing a new program announcement that will support partnerships between individual investigators and the Centers. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

RESEARCH TEAMS OF THE FUTURE

SUPPLEMENTS FOR METHODOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN THE BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-013.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 13, 2004
Application Receipt Date: February 13, 2004
The goal of this initiative is to encourage methodological and technological innovation that could benefit drug abuse research particularly. The initiative provides an opportunity for NIDA grantees in the behavioral and social sciences to add methodology development components to funded NIH projects. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH RESEARCH TRAINING: BEHAVIOR, ENVIRONMENT & BIOLOGY
http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-010.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 11, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 11, 2004
This initiative will allow drug abuse researchers to establish postdoctoral training programs in a new interdisciplinary field. The initiative integrates behavioral or social science disciplines with traditional biomedical science. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact Dr. William Bukoski at (301) 443-6504 for additional information.

SHORT PROGRAMS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TRAINING
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-008.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 14, 2004; January 14, 2005
Application Receipt Date: February 11, 2004; February 11, 2005
This initiative is intended to provide career scientists with training in integrative and team approaches. Drug abuse researchers at all career levels are eligible. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-007.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 27, 2004
Application Receipt Date: February 24, 2004
The focus is the development of innovative, interdisciplinary courses, curricula and educational approaches to prepare undergraduates, pre- and postdoctoral candidates to conduct research in interdisciplinary, collaborative, team settings. As such, the initiative affords an opportunity to train interdisciplinary abilities at all levels. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

EXPLORATORY CENTERS (P20) FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-004.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 30, 2004
Application Receipt Date: February 24, 2004
This initiative is central to the interdisciplinary efforts at NIH. The purpose is to support planning activities for groups of researchers to develop interdisciplinary research strategies, to develop new ways to approach biomedical and behavioral research problems. The initiative is the planning base for future interdisciplinary research consortia to attack problem from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective. Researchers should be particularly interested in the opportunities afforded to address substance use and addiction from new perspectives, for example, excessive, out-of-control behavior that may also underlie eating, gambling, sexual and motivational disorders. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact Dr. Bill Corrigall at (301)-435-1324 or Dr. Liz Ginexi at (301) 443-6504 for additional information.

RE-ENGINEERING THE CLINICAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE

RE-ENGINEERING THE CLINICAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE: FEASIBILITY OF INTEGRATING AND EXPANDING CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORKS
http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/grants/rm-04-23.htm
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: January 30, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 5, 2004
The NIH is soliciting feasibility study proposals that foster clinical research networks that are based on common or inter-operable infrastructure elements and that conduct research both in academic and clinical care settings. Integrating and expanding clinical research networks will broaden the kinds of research questions that can be addressed and enhance the efficiency of conducting clinical research. Successful models should be developed that can be used by other networks and for dissemination to the clinical research community. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

DYNAMIC ASSESSMENT OF PATIENT-REPORTED CHRONIC DISEASE OUTCOMES
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-011.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 22, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 22, 2004
This solicitation is seeking innovative proposals to measure patient-reported outcomes (PROs) that will meet the needs of clinical researchers across a wide variety of chronic disorders and diseases. This RFA solicits two types of applications; (1) individual research proposals, with added concept proposals for network-wide collection of self-report data on specific domains of patient-reported outcomes, symptoms, or quality of life in large and diverse samples, and (2) proposals for a statistical coordinating center that will serve as a data repository, conduct analyses, and develop a computerized system to administer, collect, and report PRO data. The broad objectives of the RFA are to (1) develop and test a large bank of items measuring PROs; (2) create a computerized adaptive testing system that will allow for efficient, psychometrically robust assessment of patient-reported outcomes in clinical research involving a wide range of chronic diseases, and (3) create a publicly-available system that can be added to and modified periodically and that will allow clinical researchers to access a common repository of items and CAT. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-006.html
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: February 23, 2004
Application Receipt Date: March 23, 2004
The purpose of this RFA is to support the early career development of clinical researchers from a variety of disciplines engaged in all types of clinical research, including patient-oriented research, translational research, small- and large-scale clinical investigation and trials, and epidemiologic and natural history studies. The Program will train and foster the career development of individuals with doctoral-level professional degrees to become the next generation of clinical researchers who will perform clinical investigation in multidisciplinary, collaborative clinical research settings. This RFA will use the NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Program Award (K12) mechanism. Investigators who are considering submitting an application are encouraged to contact their Program Officers for additional information.

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Date Posted: 12/08/2003

NIMH/NIH - CMHS/SAMHSA JOINT PROGRAM FOR RESEARCH IN CMHS-FUNDED SITES: CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICARIONS

The National Institute of Mental Health/NIH and the Center for Mental Health Services/SAMHSA have issued a joint program announcement (PA) soliciting applications for research in sites funded by CMHS. The title is EFFECTIVENESS, PRACTICE, AND IMPLEMENTATION IN CMHS’ CHILDREN’S SERVICE SITES. The purpose is to encourage research grant applications on treatment or preventive services delivered to children, adolescents, and their families through the Center for Mental Health Services’ (CMHS) Children’s Services Program or through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Interdepartmental Initiative (SS/HS), also supported by the CMHS, and by the Departments of Education and Justice. The PA encourages studies of the effectiveness of interventions delivered at these sites, the nature and impact of routine prevention or clinical practice, and factors related to successful implementation of preventive or treatment interventions. Conducting the proposed research at one of the Children’s Services Program or SS/HS sites (either existing sites or "graduated" sites) is a prerequisite for funding. Within multi-site studies, only one site is required to be a past or currently funded Children’s Services Program or SS/HS site. This is an ongoing NIH program announcement that is open through September, 2006, with grant application submission dates of Feb. 1, June 1, and October 1 each year. Details and contact information can be found at:

http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-04-019.html

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Date Posted: 12/04/2003

FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR CDC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTERS:
The CDC has announced funding for a new round of Prevention Research Centers. See below for details. The PRCs are required to have a core research project that is community-based and participatory. For resources on community-based participatory research, visit CCPH's website at http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph/commbas.html. Also, CCPH's Consultancy Network is available for training, technical assistance and evaluation services, prior to submitting a proposal and/or as part of a proposal. For more information, see http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph/mentor.html ,
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers [Program Announcement 04003].

The purpose of the PRC Program is to support health promotion and disease prevention research that (1) focuses on the major causes of death and disability, (2) improves public health practice within communities, and (3) cultivates effective state and local public health programs. One of the major focuses of the PRCs is to design, test, and disseminate effective prevention research strategies. Applications may be submitted by schools of public health, schools of medicine or osteopathy with an accredited Preventive Medicine Residency.

Approximately $9,000,000 is available in FY 2004 to fund approximately 12 awards. It is expected that the average award will be approximately $750,000 to $850,000 per center. In addition, special interest projects related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion will be announced and funded in fiscal year 2004.

Letter of Intent deadline: January 7, 2004. Application deadline: March 1, 2004.
http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/04003%2011.26.03.html

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Date Posted: 10/17/03

HIV PREVENTION IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES:
The Collaborative HIV-Prevention Research in Minority Communities Program offered byThe UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications from Scientists/Researchers in tenure track positions and investigators in research institutes who have not yet obtained RO1 funding from the NIH or an equivalent agency. The Collaborative HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities is designed to assist Scientists/Researchers improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work, with the purpose of increasing the numbers of ethnic minority group members among principal investigators at NIH, CDC, and other equivalent agencies. Investigators from the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies collaborate with scientists to develop an ethnic minority-focused HIV prevention research project. Participants will: (a) receive mentoring and $25,000 to conduct their preliminary research; (b) spend six weeks in San Francisco for three consecutive summers; (c) receive a monthly stipend for living expenses and roundtrip airfare to San Francisco each summer.

Application deadline: January 15, 2004.
Contact:
Barbara Marín, Ph.D.
Program Director
UCSF - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
74 New Montgomery, Ste 600,
San Francisco, CA 94105.
Phone 415-597-9162
Fax 415-597-9213.
Email: bmarin@psg.ucsf.edu;
Website (info and application): http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/capsweb/projects/minorityindex.html



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