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USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations Grant
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due Dec. 18
The USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the second round of funding available for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, are eligible to respond. For more information, click here.

WT Grant Foundation
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due Jan. 8
The foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry from research projects on youth settings, youth development, youth policy and practices and evidence-based improvements. Investigator initiated grants usually range from $100,000 to $600,000 for two- to three-year projects. For more information, click here.

Knight News Challenge
Deadline: Jan. 15
This $100,000 prize is part of the Knight Foundation’s latest News Challenge, which seeks innovative ideas to harness information and data for the health of communities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) award is for those entrants who combine public health data with data from health care to improve the health of communities. For more information,
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RWJF Executive Nurses Fellows
Deadline: Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. EST
The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. Awards are open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, or national professional, governmental and policy organizations. For more information, click here.

Rural Health Network Development Planning
Deadline: Jan. 16
The purpose of this grant is to assist in the planning and development of an integrated health care network. This grant program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system to establish and improve local capacity and coordination of care. By working together, rural health providers and organizations can achieve efficiencies, increase capacity and improve the quality of essential health care services over a give geographic area. For more information,
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CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Oct. 15
Through this cooperative agreement, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide states, the District of Columbia, and consortia of states, with financial assistance for the establishment of exchanges. These awards will provide funds for the state to complete activities for achieving approval in accordance with Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act and the requirements as established through the rulemaking process. For more information on grant IE-HBE-12-001 and more, click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) present this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. For more information, click here.