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 Funding

National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (Center)
Deadline: Nov. 10
The purpose of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) program is to utilize specifically targeted and measurable interventions to increase the number of infants who are followed up for rescreening, referral and intervention after having not passed a physiologic newborn screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery. The focus of the Center will be to provide to state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs training and technical assistance for planning, policy development, implementing innovations and quality improvement methodology to reduce their loss to follow-up rate/loss to documentation (LTF/D), i.e. the number of infants who do not receive timely and appropriate screening follow-up and coordinated interventions. The goals of the Center are to: (1) improve the performance of state EHDI programs in decreasing the loss to follow-up rates by 5 percent per year, especially in rural and underserved communities; and (2) increase to 100 percent the number of state EHDI programs that have incorporated quality improvement methodology and processes into their operations. To learn more, click here

Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening
Deadline: Nov. 10
HRSA is soliciting applications for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program. This announcement solicits proposals for reducing the loss to follow-up of infants who have not passed a physiologic newborn hearing screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery by utilizing specifically targeted and measurable interventions. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to further focus efforts to improve the loss to LTF/D by utilizing specific interventions such as quality improvement methodology to achieve measurable improvement in the numbers of infants who receive appropriate and timely follow-up. For more information, click here.

Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: Nov. 10
The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist state Title V MCH programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures. This will facilitate the transformation of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. To learn more, click here.

NIH Interventions for Youth Who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications
Deadline: Nov. 13
This National Institutes of Health (NIH) announcement solicits U01 applications conducting either hypothesis-driven or hypothesis-generating controlled research to build an evidence base to address the problem of prescription stimulant medication (PSM) misuse in youth. Specifically this solicits research applications that develop and test the efficacy of interventions to either prevent or reduce the misuse and diversion of PSMs among high school students and/or college students. Animal studies and epidemiological research will be considered unresponsive. For more information, click here.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program
Deadline: Nov. 14
Outreach Program is a community-based program targeted to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities. The goals for the Outreach Program are the following: 1) Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities; 2) Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services; 3) Utilize and/or adapt an evidence-based or promising practice model(s) in the delivery of health care services; 4) Improve population health, demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability. To learn more, click here.

NIH Assessment and Improvement Tools for Neurologic Outcomes in Perinatal Medicine
Deadline: Nov. 17
The goal of this initiative is to develop tools and technology for diagnosis, intervention and improvement of outcomes for pregnancies and infants with known neurologic disease or infants at high risk for neurologic complications. Available funding includes Small Business Technology Transfer Grant (R41) and Small Business Innovation Research Grant (R43).

Maternal and Child Health Research Program
Deadline: Dec. 5
The R40 MCH Research Program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services, including services for children with special health care needs. Research should demonstrate a substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in states and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand ACA implementation. This includes research that drives policy and service delivery of preventive and early intervention services for application in health care delivery programs or develops new knowledge on the impact of insurance coverage on health promotion. Research proposals should address critical MCH questions such as public health systems and infrastructure, health disparities, quality of care, and promoting the health of MCH populations, which also support the goals of the Health Resources and Services Administration. To learn more, click here.

R40 Maternal and Child Health Research Program (SDAS)
Deadline: Dec. 5
The R40 MCH SDAS program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that utilizes exclusively the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for maternal and child health populations. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. This includes research that drives policy and service delivery of preventive and early intervention services for application in health care delivery programs or develops new knowledge on the impact of insurance coverage on health promotion. To learn more, click here.

NIH Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers 
Deadline: Dec. 22
Grant applications should propose to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children's health and well-being. Research conducted through the Centers should include substantive areas of science in children's health while incorporating innovative technologies and approaches and links to the environment. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due date. To learn more, click here.

William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Grant
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2015
The Distinguished Fellows Grant awards up to $175,000 for a fellowship for mid-career policymakers, practitioners and researchers who are influential in their role and able to affect attitudes and practices of others working in similar roles and settings. The Grant supports researchers seeking to work in policy or practice settings, or policymakers and practitioners seeking to work in research settings. To learn more, click here.

NIH Understanding Infancy and Early Childhood Factors That Influence Obesity
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2015
Institutions/organizations should propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood that may increase or mitigate risk for weight gain and fill risk for development of obesity in children research gaps. Studies should propose research in young children and may also assess factors relevant to families of them. For more information, click here.

NIH Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal and Pediatric Care
Deadlines: March 5, 2015 (R01) and March 16, 2015 (R21, R03)
A wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units related to: The epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm; Assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and Intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors is encouraged. Available funding includes Research Project (R01), Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), and Small Grant Program (R03).

NIH Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities
Deadline: March 5, 2015 (R01) and March 16, 2015 (R21)
Grant applications should propose to investigate the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. Areas of interest also include studies to inform counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, and management of pregnancy, the puerperium, and the transition to parenthood in order to optimize outcomes for women with physical, intellectual and developmental, and/or sensory disabilities and their families. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due dates. Available funding includes Research Project (R01) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21).

NIH Studies in Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation
Deadlines: March 5, 2015 (R01) and March 16, 2015 (R21, R03)
Grant applications should propose to stimulate research on a wide range of topics related to neonatal and pediatric resuscitation. It is anticipated that the results from well-conducted studies will enable translation of knowledge into evidence-based resuscitation practices ensuring optimal short- and long-term outcomes for all newborn infants and children. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due dates. Available funding includes Research Project (R01), Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21), and Small Grant Program (R03).

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
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. To learn more, click here.

Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health IT
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016
The purpose of this grant is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality. This funding opportunity supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. For more information on grant PA-14-001 and more, click here.